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Interim attorney advises Durango City Council on a new open records dispute

After Durango City Council approved the hiring of a new interim city attorney, councilors immediately set to work addressing yet another open records request and potential lawsuit ...
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Judge ends Club Q shooting contempt case against sheriff over media leaks

An El Paso County judge opted not to go forward with a contempt of court citation against Sheriff Bill Elder over leaks to the media in the wake of the Club Q mass shooting ...
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Greeley-Evans School District 6 evaluates how to reestablish order at board meetings

Members of the public interrupted the Dec. 12 meeting, marking the second time this school year the board faced a significant stoppage. The meeting that evening was twice sent to recess. A group dropped thousands of pieces of paper — signed complaint forms — on the floor in front of the board to challenge more than 200 books in District 6 schools the group says are inappropriate ...
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10th Circuit rebuffs environmental group’s lawsuit over government records

The federal appeals court based in Denver has rejected the arguments from a wildlife and habitat conservation group that the U.S. Forest Service failed to conduct a legally-adequate search for records — despite disclosing 140,637 pages of documents related to a controversial roadway project ...
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Judge orders proposed Rio Grande decree to be made public

A U.S. judge serving as special master in the legal battle over management of the Rio Grande, one of North America’s longest rivers, has cleared the way for a proposed settlement to be made public ...
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Judge tosses retaliation lawsuit against Jeffco sanitation district

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Jefferson County special district by its former lawyer, who alleged the elected officials retaliated against her when she tried to warn the public about their malfeasance ...
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Zansberg: Former bookseller Joyce Meskis a ‘First Amendment hero’

I write to say, “Thanks, Joyce,” on behalf of all Coloradans for being a true “First Amendment hero.” A hero, in my estimation, is someone who takes on difficult battles, despite long odds and personal sacrifice, to vindicate important principles she holds dear for the benefit of others. There can be no doubt that Joyce Meskis was a true hero ...
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Feds, states move to ban TikTok on government devices — but not Colorado

While Colorado state agencies use a variety of social media accounts — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram — only one state agency appears to have an official TikTok presence: the Department of Transportation ...
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Grand Junction leadership decided the future of Orchard Mesa Pool behind closed doors

The fate of the Orchard Mesa Pool has seemingly been decided behind closed doors. Our newsroom submitted an CORA request through email on Dec. 21, 2022. We received emails between city, county, and district officials on Dec. 23, 2022 that tell a different story than what Grand Junction Mayor Anna Stout is saying ...
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Appeals court clarifies defendants’ ability to access officers’ personnel files

Colorado's second-highest court has clarified that criminal defendants are not automatically entitled to have a trial judge review and possibly release a police officer's personnel file, but instead must show the request is factually relevant and not a "general fishing expedition." ...
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