Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes mental health legislation

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation that rural Colorado hospitals said was necessary to address a conundrum with mental health holds. The late Thursday afternoon veto killed...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural Colorado hospitals fear veto of mental health bill

DENVER – Rural hospital providers are hoping Gov. John Hickenlooper does not veto legislation that would address a conundrum with mental health holds. The issue impacts the entire state, but is...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Germanwings probe proposes loss of pilots’ medical privacy

Pilots would lose privacy protection for health records and airlines would need insurance when the employees lose their license under a proposal from the French air-safety agency that investigated...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

At Wit’s End with addiction? Vallecito ranch can help

Vallecito resident Dawn Solomon knows firsthand the therapeutic power of horses to help individuals with mental illness and substance addiction. Solomon, 42, began smoking marijuana at age 13. By...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel in La Plata County: Physical, mental health care need to be integrated

For all the improvements we’ve made in mental health care in La Plata County, we still have a way to go. That was the opinion of five panelists working in the field in some way at a League of Women...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental-health experts respond carefully to mass killings

NEW YORK – One psychiatry professor calls it “the conversation we’re stuck with,” a teachable moment growing out of horror. Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

No place to call home

Despite public perception, the homeless aren’t a faceless group of shiftless, substance-abusing ne’er-do-wells. They are men, women and children just like the rest of us except for one thing – one...

DATE: July 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge in Aurora theater shooting trial dismisses 3 jurors

CENTENNIAL – The judge in the Aurora theater shooting trial dismissed three jurors Tuesday after learning that one was exposed to news coverage of the case and discussed it with the others. Judge...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City ponders its panhandling puzzle

Drafting new laws to limit panhandling is proving to be a challenge for Durango. The city stopped enforcing a law that prohibited loitering for purposes of begging last fall after it received a...

DATE: May 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holmes studied brain disorders before attack

CENTENNIAL – James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition and slipped into a midnight premiere of the...

DATE: April 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dementia patient may not see trial

DENVER – The case of an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient accused in the deadly beating of a fellow assisted-living resident highlights the challenges of prosecuting someone with the unpredictable...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Experts: Holmes unlikely to be freed

By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press DENVER – If James Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Aurora theater massacre, he would be committed indefinitely to the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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