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Independence Pass cyclist died of heart attack 

ASPEN |The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office says a longtime Aspen resident who collapsed and died while cycling near the summit of Independence Pass suffered a heart attack. An emergency room nurse and an EMT passing by on their way to a …

Opponents of personhood amendment launch campaign

Officials from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and the American Civil Liberties Union were among those who spoke at a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday kicking off the campaign against Amendment 67.

Colorado’s gay marriage ban heads to federal court 

DENVER | A Denver federal judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday from six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban. The couples are asking for an injunction declaring the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, allowing clerks to issue …

Robbery suspect’s body found in Arkansas River

After reportedly taunting officers and removing his shoes, he dove headfirst into the water.

Storms ruin 25 percent of Rocky Fort cantaloupes 

COLORADO SPRINGS | Melon lovers waiting for Rocky Ford cantaloupes won’t have the abundant harvest this year. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jH0c4a ) that storms have claimed a fourth of this year’s cantaloupe crop. That’s according to the Rocky Ford Growers Association. Third-generation farmer …

Half of Colorado voters back Hobby Lobby ruling 

DENVER | A new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing some religiously oriented business to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Monday found that 50 …

Aurora info meeting for state undocumented driver license draws hundreds

Aurora info meeting for state undocumented driver license draws hundreds

More than 700 people attended an informational meeting last week organized by Rights for All People, a local nonprofit that advocates for area immigrants, about the new licenses

2 bodies found near Mount Evans 

DENVER | The remains of two people were found Thursday by hikers near Mount Evans, where a father and son from Minnesota have been missing since April. There was no immediate identification on the two bodies. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s …

Hickenlooper asks public to reject oil, gas limits 

Hickenlooper asks public to reject oil, gas limits 

“We all agree that putting a 2,000-foot setback in the state constitution, or attempting to resolve these issues in the November ballot, is a bad idea for Colorado,” Hickenlooper said.

Colorado wheat booming, but rain slowing harvest 

STERLING |Rainy weather on the Eastern Plains is slowing this year’s wheat harvest. But the harvest is almost double what it was last year. The (Sterling) Journal-Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1jVETMw ) that northeast Colorado farmers have lately seen just a few hours a …