State Briefs

A protest sign sits after Albuquerque schools board members announced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. that Superintendent Luis Valentino would resign following his hiring of an administrator charged with child sex abuse. Valentino had been schools chief for only two months. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

“Given the parties differing views of the current incidents and challenges in the district, and believing they have fundamental differences regarding the future of the district, an agreement has been reached which allows Dr. Valentino the ability to pursue other career interests and permits the board to hire another superintendent,” the board and Valentino said in a joint statement.


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“In the spirit of compromise, the council felt this amount would be adequate to begin to work on the much-needed improvements for this vital issue for our community,” Breckenridge Mayor John Warner said in a statement. “The community has been telling us that parking and transit are an extremely important issue for the future of Breckenridge.”


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Vail Resorts, Brecken_Harr

VAIL | Vail Resorts and the town of Breckenridge have reached an agreement on a November ballot measure that will ask the town’s voters to approve long-term funding for parking projects through a tax on winter-only lift tickets. Vail Resorts is guaranteeing the tax will raise at least $3.5 million a year for the town. That’s […]


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Interstate 70 constru_Harr

DENVER | Drivers heading through Interstate 70’s mountain corridor into Idaho Springs on Monday night can expect delays as construction reduces the highway to one lane in each direction. Westbound I-70 drivers will shift into the eastbound lanes and travel up a ramp to cross over the highway on Colorado Boulevard and re-enter westbound I-70. Eastbound […]


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BLM Wild Horse Roundu_Harr

GRAND JUNCTION | The Bureau of Land Management wants to take 167 horses off land in western Colorado and move them to long-term holding in Canon City next month so they can find them a new home. Opponents are trying to find ways to block it. According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/p5m6sl6 ), oil […]


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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lowered its recommended dosage of fluoride in drinking water to 0.7 milligrams per liter everywhere because fluoride is available in toothpaste in other products. Since 1962, the federal government suggested up to 1.2 milligrams per liter.


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