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Legislative task force studying Rawlins prison options

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative task force recommends Gov. Matt Mead approve spending $3.5 million for emergency improvements at the state prison in Rawlins. A legislative task force voted Wednesday to request that the governor approve the money to build a new electrical services building at the prison and make repairs to a crumbling wall. House Speaker Kermit ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

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The Denver Post, July 5, on the issue of free speech at the University of Northern Colorado: Higher education’s commitment to free speech is often sadly fragile these days, and the latest evidence unfortunately comes from the University of Northern Colorado. As The Tribune in Greeley recounts the story, an outfit that UNC calls its Bias Response Team has “sought ...

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US finishes plan to protect Roan Plateau in western Colorado

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DENVER (AP) — Federal land managers have taken another step toward protecting most of western Colorado’s wild Roan Plateau from natural gas drilling, releasing a revised plan that puts many areas off-limits. The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday the plan puts in place the provisions of a 2014 compromise among conservation groups and natural gas producer Bill Barrett Corp. ...

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Oh deer! Fawn rescued from Colorado bathtub

A fawn trying to make a clean getaway after it got caught in some fencing instead wound up in the bathtub of a Colorado home. Isn't he just cute?

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — A fawn trying to make a clean getaway after it got caught in some fencing instead wound up in the bathtub of a Colorado home. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, which posted a photo of the wayward fawn in a tub online Wednesday, says a man freed the animal from some fencing outside his home in ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

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Removing lead from homes in Superfund study area: The Pueblo Chieftain, June 8 At last, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a good, positive step by agreeing to clean up lead inside 19 homes in the Eilers-Bessemer Colorado Superfund Study Area. Residents of the South Side study area have been concerned that Superfund designation would stigmatize their neighborhood through a ...

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