As small-town hospitals across the state struggle, Memorial Regional Health’s financial rebound shows how it is possible — but also perhaps painful — to get back into the black
Along Colorado’s I-70 detour route, speeding, traffic jams — and an occasional boost to business
Between late June and late August, I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed nine times as state officials prepared for flash floods or cleared the roadway after car and truck accidents.
Moffat County caseworker accused of fabricating child abuse, neglect investigations has been charged with forgery
A Moffat County caseworker accused of fabricating reports to make it seem as if she checked on children who were the subject of abuse and neglect claims is now facing charges of forgery and abuse of public records. Hester Renee Nelms, 43, was under investigation for more than a year by the district attorney’s office […]
Craig, one of Colorado’s last coal towns, grapples with its future as its power plant and mine shut down
By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press CRAIG — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the coal plant in […]
Ex-Craig city councilman sentenced as sex offender
GOLDEN — A former Craig city councilman convicted of internet luring of a child and other charges has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in Colorado’s sex offender supervision program. A First District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Brian MacKenzie on Friday, the district’s attorney general’s office said Monday. A Jefferson County jury convicted […]
Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin
Stella Trueblood stood on a platform above the corrals, her eyes quickly scanning through the dust as the wild horses were pushed through a chute toward a trailer. The mustangs that reached the semi truck would ship out of the Sand Wash Basin forever. Trueblood and other volunteers from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse […]
Wild horse roundup in northwest Colorado begins as BLM tries to gather 733 mustangs
SAND WASH BASIN — The silvery-gray wild stallion scaled the metal corral as if it were a ladder, then thrust himself over the top rail and back to freedom. The stud was one of 65 mustangs rounded up by helicopter and herded into a holding pen on the first day of the federal Bureau of […]
Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — The 10 rafts are secured to the banks of the Green River. The tents are up. The sun is setting over the sandstone canyon walls. As 30 rafters dig into steaming bowls of chili, it’s time to start planning for the future. How can northwest Colorado entice and manage visitors, protect […]
Are Colorado’s latest efforts to get more people vaccinated working?
In Colorado’s push to vaccinate as many people as possible against the coronavirus, these are the hardest days. The delta variant of the virus is leading to a renewed surge in infections and hospitalizations. Health officials fear what will happen if the surge carries into the fall, when kids are back in school and respiratory […]
Supply chain problems — from salsa to sheet metal — are hampering Colorado businesses’ coronavirus recovery
Salsa -maker Amy Lasley used to throw away the disposable gloves she wears during food preparation. But as the price of nitrile gloves skyrocketed in recent months, she’s started to disinfect them with bleach and reuse them for cleaning outside the kitchen. Other items are more expensive, too: The glass jars she packs her salsa […]