After a Safe2Tell tip came in, two administrators saved images on a secure school server in Brush. Cops and the DA say it violated porn possession laws.
Xcel Energy wants consumers to pay $1B to shut down 5 coal-fired power plants. Regulators want more study.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday balked at approving a billion-dollar price tag to shut down Xcel Energy’s five remaining coal-fired generating units — to be paid by customers — and instead is seeking more detailed financial analysis. The proposed closing costs were part of a settlement agreement between Xcel Energy, the state’s largest […]
Key gaps between Black, Latino and white Coloradans have narrowed, but equity is “a dream unrealized”
Maria Bocanegra Tejeda awakens as the rising sun lights her room. Her room. In the house her family owns. That fact is still capable of surprising her, so far removed it is from her cousins’ crowded trailer in the crowded mobile home park where she spent nearly half of her 22 years. The night before, […]
Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.
FORT MORGAN — The necklace attached to No. 36911 tracks her every move. The black-and-white Holstein, backed up to a milking machine on a hot June day in a breezy barn, is on Bluetooth, just like the rest of the 4,500 dairy cows at Quail Ridge Dairy southeast of Fort Morgan. The wireless transponder dangling […]
Landlord who threatened to change rent based on election outcome engaged in voter intimidation, Colorado AG says
By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the co-owner of a mobile home park who distributed a notice to tenants saying their rent could double if Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidential election. The office issued the letter on Friday to Bernie Pagel, […]
A Salvadoran immigrant worked at a Fort Morgan slaughterhouse for 24 years. Coronavirus killed him in 10 days.
FORT MORGAN — On the day coronavirus ended his life, Juan Marin summoned his pride for one last time. Fuerte, his adult children said, using the Spanish word for strong to describe him. They also called him a “party animal.” They called him a hard worker and said he had the calloused hands and tough […]
Colorado’s governor says state can still shut meatpacking plants down as union calls for protections
Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he believes Colorado can still shut down meatpacking plants where there are outbreaks of the new coronavirus, even after an order from President Donald Trump mandating that they stay open. “If they need to be closed again, we are confident that we have the tools to be able to […]
Removing banned tech from China’s Huawei will cost rural Colorado telecoms over $300 million. Will it even fix the problem?
Facing costs of more than $300 million to rip out equipment now banned by the U.S. government over national security concerns, Fort Morgan-based Viaero Wireless made its plea to the Federal Communications Commission last year to keep the Huawei Technologies parts it installed years ago. “The FCC’s proposed rule threatens Viaero’s ability to survive. Viaero […]
How Colorado’s rural education network went from teaching home economics to fighting the opioid epidemic
CSU Extension agent Abby Weber covers a lot of wind-swept territory putting on workshops about rabbit and poultry care, sustainable living and cake decorating, and she also oversees shooting-safety classes, robotics challenges and dog-training courses for Bent County 4-H clubs. And now Weber and other extension agents are moving to the front lines in the […]
Centennial just became Colorado’s largest city to launch an alternative broadband service. What about the other 100+ that voted to control their internet destiny?
Updated on Nov. 7, 2018: Nearly 20 more cities, counties and municipalities voted to opt out of the broadband law. See a complete list in the chart at the bottom of this story. Ting Internet turned on gigabit broadband service to its first customers in Centennial last week. A ceremony was held in the front […]