Latest Colorado state government News

Official named to monitor primary in third Colorado county

Jun. 23, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s secretary of state has appointed a supervisor to monitor Tuesday's primary elections in a third county after some residents received ballots with the wrong state House district and others received ballots that didn't include a county commissioner's race. ...

Colorado guilty plea a first for US election task force

Jun. 20, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to making death threats against Colorado’s top elections official in a what officials say is the first such plea obtained by a federal task force devoted to protecting elections workers across the U.S. who have been subject to increasing threats...

2 people presumed dead in western Colorado house fire

Jun. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Two people are unaccounted for and presumed dead after a house fire in western Colorado. Pitkin County sheriff's officials say firefighters were called to a structure fire in Old Snowmass northwest of Aspen at about 2:15 a.m. Monday and later learned that four...

Boulder passes gun laws, including assault weapons ban

Jun. 08, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder passed a package of gun control laws on Tuesday, including a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons similar to one that was overturned shortly before 10 people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket. Boulder originally passed an assault...

Space Command base change process was flawed, report says

Jun. 02, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Air Force abruptly changed its procedures to select a permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command during the election year of 2020, which led to it choosing heavily Republican Alabama over Democrat-dominated Colorado after a White House meeting, according to a report...

US state legislators praise abortion access in Mexico

May. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of U.S. state legislators from Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina toured Mexico and said this week they are impressed by efforts to expand abortion access south of the border. The legislators visited the country's three largest...

Gusty winds fan wildfires in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado

May. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 5,000 firefighters battled multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest on Thursday, including a fire that has destroyed dozens of structures in west Texas and another that's picking up steam again in New Mexico. Evacuation...

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

Colorado elections race tests GOP embrace of conspiracies

May. 12, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A handful of curious voters mingled on a suburban Denver brewpub’s patio one recent evening as Pam Anderson told them she could restore professionalism to the office of Colorado secretary of state. Anderson rattled off her resume — former county clerk,...

Sweeping fentanyl bill caps Colorado lawmakers' 2022 session

May. 12, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic-led Legislature capped its 2022 session Wednesday by passing a bill designed to confront the fentanyl crisis by giving prosecutors more room to pursue felony convictions while providing substantial support and treatment services. With fentanyl...