Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A bill to increase legal protections for reporters and their sources in Colorado is up for an initial vote today. The bill from Colorado Springs Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin would make it harder for courts to compel reporters to reveal sources. Herpin cited the case of Fox News reporter Jana Winter, who was pressured to divulge a source who gave her information about the Aurora theater shootings.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans are launching their efforts to undo some left-leaning proposals adopted last year. A Senate committee controlled by Democrats considers a GOP proposal today to strike a new law that dramatically raises renewable energy requirements for Colorado's rural cooperative electric associations.

OURAY, Colo. (AP) — U.S. 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend because of persistent falling rocks. The highway has been closed in both directions south of Ouray (yoo-RAY') since Monday. CDOT says rocks began tumbling onto the road Sunday evening, and by Monday the rock fall was described as continuous.

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Stephen Berg as bishop of Pueblo. The Catholic Church today Berg will replace Bishop Fernando Isern, who retired in June because of poor health. Berg was formerly the Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.