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Guv signs budget; local-control ghost bill makes racket; lots of bills pass

This year's "long bill" includes more money for public safety, $144 million for flood and wildlife recovery and $100 million to make higher education in the state more affordable....

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April 30, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Catholic schooling

CANON CITY— Jeremy Stodghill isn’t the kind of Christian who believes the Gospels map an earthly alternative to life’s hard knocks....

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January 26, 2013 Amazing Grace, Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, The Blogs, Top Stories
In Malpractice Case, Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Aren’t People

In Malpractice Case, Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Aren’t People

Lori Stodghill was 31-one years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year's Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed...

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January 23, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Cotter Corp. refuses to pay state fine for uranium contamination

Cotter Corp. refuses to pay state fine for uranium contamination

A uranium mining and milling company for years blamed for contamination in the Cañon City area is now refusing to pay state fines levied for failing to clean up a toxic pond threatening Denver’s water supply. According to letters obtained...

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September 21, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Cash-strapped Energy Fuels can pay for uranium mill but not for clean up

Cash-strapped Energy Fuels can pay for uranium mill but not for clean up

A Canadian company looking to build the first new uranium mill in the United States in nearly three decades is burning through cash at a rate that could leave it broke right about the time it hopes to secure its...

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June 2, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
State orders Cotter to clean up uranium mine fouling JeffCo drinking water

State orders Cotter to clean up uranium mine fouling JeffCo drinking water

Environmentalists and local politicians Friday cheered a Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety order late Thursday directing Denver-based Cotter Corp. to begin curtailing drinking […]...

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May 21, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Uranium processing bill makes it out of Senate, heads back to House

Uranium processing bill makes it out of Senate, heads back to House

The state Senate Wednesday passed a tough new uranium processing bill that will require companies to clean up past toxic pollution before being allowed to […]...

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April 28, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Cañon City activist chooses legislation over litigation in battle with uranium mill

Cañon City activist chooses legislation over litigation in battle with uranium mill

Sharyn Cunningham and her family bought five acres in Cañon City’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1994, and for eight years they used a drinking water well contaminated by the nearby Cotter uranium mill....

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April 1, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Uranium surge prompts Colorado lawmakers to call for stiff cleanup regulations

Uranium surge prompts Colorado lawmakers to call for stiff cleanup regulations

A coalition of conservation groups warily eyeing a possible resurgence of Colorado uranium mining in the wake of a national push for more nuclear energy rallied support for a bipartisan uranium cleanup bill at the Capitol Thursday. ...

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March 19, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Cañon City uranium contamination looms over Montrose mill battle

Cañon City uranium contamination looms over Montrose mill battle

MONTROSE -- Many residents of Montrose County and surrounding counties in Southwest Colorado, have stood in opposition to the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill. "Not in my back yard," they say. Cañon City residents support the opposition. They didn't take...

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September 25, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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