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2 big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations

Jun. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources. Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are based in St. Louis and announced the joint venture on Wednesday. It...

Police release video, search for brawlers at kids' game

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire's calls during a youth baseball game involving 7-year-olds. Video shot by spectators shows men exchanging punches on the field. Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said police want...

Analysts: Strong Colorado growth continues amid trade risks

Jun. 19, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Analysts are increasing their projections for Colorado state government revenue but warn that trade tensions and any slowdown in the global economy could ease a robust multi-year growth trend. A quarterly legislative economic forecast released Wednesday says general fund revenues for the...

10-year-old Colorado girl scales Yosemite's famed El Capitan

Jun. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family...

Colorado judge apologizes after suspected DUI crash

Jun. 19, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado state judge is apologizing after crashing his vehicle and being cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving. The Daily Sentinel reports that the lawyer for 21st Judicial District Judge Lance Timbreza issued a statement on Tuesday about...

Body of man recovered from Colorado lake after night search

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado emergency personnel have recovered the body of a man from a lake following an overnight search. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the body of 73-year-old David Bothel of Colorado Springs was found in Lake Pueblo State Park Tuesday morning. Authorities say Colorado Parks and...

Contract workers at DIA strike over work conditions

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — About 70 baggage handlers and wheelchair assistants at Denver International Airport have walked off the job to protest what they call unsafe working conditions. The employees of Illinois-based Prospect Airport Services say managers haven't responded to their complaints. Prospect is a DIA...

Legal settlement relieves former ITT students of loan debt

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A legal settlement has wiped out loan debt for Colorado students formerly enrolled at a for-profit college. The Denver Post reported Monday that the Colorado Attorney General's office announced a settlement Friday wiping out $1.6 million in loans to former ITT Educational Services students....

Colorado city adopts 6-month delay for scooter, e-bike firms

Jun. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has enacted a waiting period for companies that provide scooter and e-bike services. The Aspen Times reports that the Aspen City Council approved a six-month delay for dockless mobility companies Monday. Officials say the city wants to work with businesses and the public...

Colorado police fatally shoot man during arrest attempt

Jun. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say police fatally shot a man after he shot at officers trying to arrest him on several warrants. The exchange of gunfire occurred Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Jefferson County, southwest of Denver. The man's name was not immediately released....