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FREEDOM OF RELIGION v. Separation of Church and state: After a lawsuit threat from an atheist group, the city of Pueblo said it will get rid of the opening prayer at council meetings. But one council member says it’s the wrong plan.
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KEEPING FIRE FIGHTERS SAFE: Volunteers with Boulder County’s Gold Hill Fire Protection District soon will be equipped with some badly needed new breathing apparatuses, the district’s fire chief said, after it was announced Thursday that the tiny department has been awarded more than $87,000 in competitive federal firefighter grant funding.
FEDERAL COURTROOMS IN DANGER: But not in Durango.
HE SAID IT: “Coloradans are going to demand tougher rules from the governor. Either the state delivers a tough set of rules, or local governments are going to keep hearing about it from their constituents.”
CONGRATS DUE TO Denver Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force for busting a $6 million/month cocaine ring.
FILING SUIT: A U.S. Forest Service push to privatize management of campgrounds is prompting a backlash from critics who oppose concessionaires charging day-use fees to access federal lands. The issue is at the center of a lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by several citizens, including Longmont’s David Wimert. The suit contends the day-use fees violate the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which prohibits the agency from charging for certain access.
COLORADO INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CHALLENGE: Winners honored by Governor.
AURORA THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE: After weeks of secrecy surrounding the Colorado theater shooting case, most of the documents filed in court will be released to the public on Friday.
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