State

11:05am

Sun July 14, 2013
Oil & Gas

Fractivists Push for Statewide Moratorium

Governor John Hickenlooper talks with Telluride resident Allison Wolff of Frack-Free Colorado. Photo taken at the Aspen Institute's Greenwald Pavilion.
Elise Thatcher

Oil and gas activists peppered Governor John Hickenlooper with questions this weekend. At first they protested outside the St. Regis hotel, hoping to catch Hickenlooper and other democratic governors in a conference. When Colorado’s governor didn’t come out to talk, demonstrators followed him to the Aspen Institute... where Hickenlooper appeared to get flustered after a barrage of questions.   

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10:16am

Wed July 10, 2013
Guns

Updated: Sheriffs' Lawsuit to Overturn Colorado's New Gun Laws heads to Court

Larry Emery manages Basalt Firearms in downtown Basalt. He's seeing impacts from the state's new gun laws.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The lawsuit 55 Colorado sheriffs filed to overturn two new gun laws goes in front of a judge today. The laws went into effect July first. Now, an attorney representing the sheriffs will ask that parts of the law that limits gun magazines be put on hold. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

The sheriffs and other plaintiffs in the case, including one retired police officer, want the new laws completely struck from the books. One law limits gun magazines to 15 rounds. The other mandates background checks for all gun transfers.

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2:31pm

Wed June 26, 2013
District 5

Senator Schwartz has high hopes for new senate candidate

Colorado state Senator Gail Schwartz's two term run wraps up in 2014.
Credit File photo

Colorado State Senator Gail Schwartz, of Snowmass, yesterday (Tuesday, 6-25) introduced the candidate she hopes will replace her in an election a year and a half from now. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports. 

Schwartz is term limited and will not be able to run in the next election. She met with Pitkin County Democrats in Aspen to announce Kerry Donovan of Eagle County as the candidate for Schwartz’s seat on the 2014 ballot.

Schwartz says it’s “critical” that Democrats maintain a majority in the State Senate in Denver and that Donovan is right for the job.

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9:43am

Mon June 24, 2013
Wildfires

Images & Information on Colorado Wildfires

As emergency crews work to handle fires in several areas around Colorado - there's a place you can go to find more information, as it happens, and see how things are developing.

The Colorado Department of Emergency Management has created a website and mapping tool through google maps.

You can see the Colorado Department of Emergency Management site here. The map is below.

Aspen Public Radio will keep you up to date on-air and on-line as the stories develop.

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12:28pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Wildfires

Black Forest Fire Claims Two Lives; Containment For Other Colorado Fires

Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 6:58 am

Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault Fort Carson Public Affairs Office

The Black Forest Fire earned another distinction Thursday as fire officials announced they had discovered the remains of two persons in the fire zone. The other Colorado fires are beginning to wind down.

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