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Utah sues Biden over move to restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments

By Sam Metz and Brady McCombs, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah and two Republican-leaning rural counties sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over the president’s decision last year to restore two sprawling national monuments on rugged lands sacred to Native Americans that former President Donald Trump had downsized. The lawsuit over Bears […]

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Denver will pay $48,000 to settle claim that people with disabilities were overcharged to see Red Rocks shows

Denver will pay $47,950.90 to settle a discrimination claim that alleged wheelchair-accessible seats at Red Rocks Amphitheatre were more expensive than non-accessible seats in the iconic city-owned venue. Amy Fink, a concertgoer who after six years of cancer treatment uses a wheelchair, first brought the complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice after the cost […]

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Flight attendants settle discrimination lawsuit against Denver-based Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of flight attendants who claimed the carrier discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Denver-based Frontier agreed to keep or change several policies to address the needs of pregnant and lactating personnel in settling the litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, […]

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Minturn sues developer who was given land in exchange for water treatment plant, community center that were never built

The Town of Minturn is holding a long list of promises from developers made in exchange for voters annexing more than 5,000 acres into the town. A new water treatment plant. Water storage. Money for a bike trail, a community center and the acquisition of neighboring Forest Service land.  It’s been 15 years since Florida […]

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Zornio: Mine operators offer no proof in lawsuit threat against Nederland officials, but plenty of intimidation

Roughly two months after Cross and Caribou mine operators were issued a cease-and-desist order for alleged heavy metal water pollution, the company responded by slapping Nederland town officials with a cease-and-desist order of their own.  The unorthodox move came as tensions flared between concerned locals and Grand Island Resources, the company that owns the Cross […]

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Colorado rafting company sues federal government over minimum-pay rule for guides

Colorado’s rafting industry, typically pretty sleepy this time of year, sparked to life this week after a longtime outfitter sued President Joe Biden and the Department of Labor over a new rule spiking the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour. “This is not about minimum wage. We already pay our guides way […]

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Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann, a Republican, jumps into crowded 8th Congressional District primary

Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann, a Republican, has jumped into the crowded 8th Congressional District primary. “I’m an oil and gas engineer, a mayor and a mom,” Kulmann said in a written statement announcing her candidacy Tuesday morning. “Solving problems is what I do. But I also know, sometimes you’ve got to stand up and fight. America is […]