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Judge rules Mesa County clerk cannot oversee Nov. elections

Oct. 13, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Colorado county elections clerk cannot be involved in the November elections after multiple investigations, including a criminal probe by the FBI, were opened into a security breach of the county's voting machines. Judge Valerie...

Pilot killed in small plane crash in western Colorado

Oct. 11, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed in a small plane crash in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reports search crews with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office found the wreckage of the beech baron twin-engine plane in a remote area...

3 charged in death of 86-year-old woman left outside in heat

Sep. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who authorities alleged was left outside in sweltering weather for six hours, officials said. Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny Logan, 50, and...

Land agency moving back to DC, reversing Trump-era decision

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado, reversing a decision by former President Donald Trump's administration to move the agency closer to the region it...

Elections clerk under investigation says she's still working

Sep. 03, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado elections clerk whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she was accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI is investigating has told county commissioners that she remains on the job and has been working remotely. ...

'The Tank' sound sanctuary offers otherworldly experience

Aug. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

RANGELY, Colo. (AP) — Something — no one can quite say what — is happening on a sandy hilltop. Here stands a rusty, 65-foot cylinder once built to store water, emblazoned with an old railroad logo and graffiti from over the years. Inside there is a young woman with...

Indigenous schools leave legacy of generational scars

Aug. 08, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Dzabahe was 11 years old, she went to her first government-run boarding school in rural Arizona around 1953. She left everything she knew on the Navajo reservation where she grew up.. “You became an orphan on that day,” she said. “My life was a...

New calls to search for remains at Native boarding schools

Jul. 31, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Lee Bitsóí must reconcile daily with the fact he works for an institution born from the cultural genocide his own family experienced. Bitsóí navigates this quandary as an Indigenous administrator at Durango’s Fort Lewis College. ...