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Broomfield begins fracking recount amid criticism

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A recount of Broomfield's fracking vote is underway amid criticism from Secretary of State Scott Gessler about how the city handled the state's new voter registration law.

The count started Monday and is expected to wrap up Wednesday.

The first count showed the measure passing by 17 votes, close enough to trigger a recount.

Last week, Gessler said the county counted ballots from people who were ineligible to vote and rejected ballots from legitimate voters. Voters previously had to be residents for at least 30 days to vote in both statewide and municipal elections, but a new law reduced the residency requirement to 22 days for state votes.

Broomfield officials say 18 ballots weren't counted the first time because the voters didn't affirm that they met the residency requirement.


Avs goalie still free on bond on assault charge

DENVER (AP) — A judge has allowed Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH'-mawf) to remain free on bond while facing a domestic violence charge involving his girlfriend.

Varlamov appeared in court Monday for a brief hearing, giving yes or no answers to the judge. He said nothing as he left the courtroom with his lawyers.

He has not entered a plea. His agent has said he's innocent.

The 25-year-old is charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking his girlfriend at their apartment on Oct. 30.

According to an arrest affidavit, she said he knocked her down with a kick, stomped on her chest and dragged her by her hair.

Varlamov is one of NHL's hottest goalies and helped the Avalanche to a franchise-best 19-6 start.

He has been traveling and playing with the team.


Census data show lopsided Wyo.-Colo. commuters

(Information in the following story is from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New census data show three times as many people commuting to work from northern Colorado to the Cheyenne area compared to the other way around.

Randy Bruns with the Cheyenne LEADS economic development organization says there must be good reasons why people who work in Wyoming choose to live in Colorado.

He points out that besides driving a long commute, they have to pay Colorado's state income tax. Wyoming has no state income tax.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey counted 1,700 people who lived in Colorado's Larimer and Weld counties commuted to jobs in Wyoming's Laramie County between 2006 and 2010.

About 570 residents of Laramie County commuted to jobs in the two Colorado counties over that period.


Police probing Chiefs lot death search home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say officers are searching a suburban Kansas City home in connection with the death of a man found unconscious in the stadium parking lot during Sunday's Chiefs-Broncos game.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said Monday that detectives received information that evidence related to the man's death is at the home in Independence.

Snapp says officers called to the scene Sunday evening in the parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium found the man unconscious in a vehicle that wasn't his. He says the man had apparently had an altercation with the vehicle's owner.

An autopsy will determine how the man died. Police haven't released his name but say he's in his mid-20s.

Three people were taken into custody for questioning and were expected to be released later Monday.