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DENVER | Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, which continues through […]

Skip Noe on Monday April 13, 2015 at Aurora Municipal Center.
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“I think it’s inappropriate for any non-incumbent to express any opinions about the city manager situation,” said Charlie Richardson, Aurora’s longtime former city attorney who is running for a Ward IV seat. “The city manager works directly for only 11 people. They’re really the only ones in my opinion (who) should be discussing the status of the city manager.”

This March 1, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a bistate distinct population of the greater sage grouse, rear, as he struts for a female at a lek, or mating ground, near Bridgeport, Calif. A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

BOISE, Idaho | A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West’s sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species and to help prevent the sage grouse from being classified as threatened or endangered later this year. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in Boise to announce the plan making greater sage grouse […]

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Scott, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Drew Zanoff, with the Colo. Army National Guard, stand with their Blackhawk helicopter, one of several craft used for firefighting which was on display at Centennial Airport in the south Denver area, Friday, May 15, 2015. Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with a variety of aircraft this summer, including two new wildfire-spotting aircraft, hoping to find and snuff out flames before they explode into the deadly mega-fires that have plagued the state in the past. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

ENGLEWOOD | Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with two new wildfire-spotting aircraft this summer, hoping to find and snuff out flames before they explode into the deadly mega-fires that have plagued the state in the past. Infrared cameras aboard the planes are so sensitive that one of them detected a campfire with six people […]