Pueblo County's courthouse on Dec. 12, 2018. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

A one-day sentencing reduction for some Colorado crimes would help legal immigrants avoid deportation

Under current Colorado law, a Class 2 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year. By reducing that to 364 days, people with visas or permanent legal status would be protected from facing mandatory deportation proceedings.

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U.S. water chief praises Colorado River deal, but she also sees challenges

The river supplies 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming as well as a $5 billion-a-year agricultural industry

Colorado may try to import prescription drugs from more countries than just Canada

The idea is one of several lawmakers are drafting, as Gov. Jared Polis’ administration signals a new campaign to fight rising pharmaceutical costs

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A Colorado avalanche instructor’s survey of backcountry skiers’ preparedness had “shocking” results

Vail’s Kelli Rohrig said her informal study also showed that many people had close calls with slides and some had event been caught in them