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Utah inmate executed by firing squad

Posted: 06/18/2010 - A death row inmate who had used a gun to fatally shoot two men suffered the same fate Friday morning as he was executed by a team of marksmen — the first time Utah used the firing squad to carry out a death sentence in 14 years.

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Fire burns 3,000 acres at Great Sand Dunes Park

Updated: 06/18/2010 - A 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado has been spread by warm, dry weather and winds.

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Utah inmate just hours from death by firing squad

Updated: 06/17/2010 - Midnight in the firing squad chamber approaches for Ronnie Lee Gardner — a self-described "nasty little bugger" — whose childhood of neglect, drug-addiction and ever escalating crime led to double murder by age 24 and a quarter-century waiting for his own execution.

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Colorado rafting dispute settled – for now

Posted: 06/15/2010 - A fiery dispute between Colorado river rafters and a property owner who didn’t want paddlers floating by has been settled. But rafters say a longterm decision over who owns riverways is needed.

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1st Colorado city bans pot shops

Posted: 06/15/2010 - The Boulder County town of Superior is the first in Colorado to ban medical marijuana shops after a state law last week allowed such actions.

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GOP Gardner nixes campaign appearance by Rep. King

Posted: 06/15/2010 - Colorado Republican Cory Gardner's congressional campaign has canceled a fundraiser featuring U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa after King suggested that President Barack Obama favors blacks over whites.

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Colo. governor says he discussed jobs for Romanoff

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says he discussed possible jobs for former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff with the White House shortly after President Barack Obama took office.

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Colorado inspecting boats for invasive mussels

Posted: 06/14/2010 - State officials have begun mandatory boat inspections at 58 lakes and reservoirs in Colorado to battle the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels.

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Cablevision buying western cable company Bresnan

Updated: 06/14/2010 - Cablevision says it has agreed to pay $1.37 billion for mid-sized cable television provider Bresnan Communications, a move that will help the New York cable company expand into western states.

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Official: Oil spill hasn't reached Great Salt Lake

Posted: 06/14/2010 - A spokesman for Salt Lake City's Joint Information Center says emergency workers believe they have stopped a 21,000 gallon oil spill from reaching the environmentally sensitive Great Salt Lake.

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Norton says ‘Obamacare’ should be repealed

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jane Norton says she would seek a total repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul if she is elected.

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US rig count increases by 21

Posted: 06/11/2010 - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 21 this week to 1,527.

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Bebb-Jones gets extradition order

Updated: 06/10/2010 - The suspect in a more than decade old murder in Garfield County could be headed back to Colorado.

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Autism considered motive in child’s killing

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Police say a Colorado mom accused of killing her infant son did it because the boy showed signs of autism and she thought his condition would “ruin” her life.

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