Nick Bales, 17, pictured in his senior photo this year. Nick took his own life Sept. 29 after battling depression for years. The Arapahoe High School student lost three friends to suicide before he died. (Photo provided by Bales family)

“He seemed to have it all”: Arapahoe High School senior’s suicide rattles emotionally fatigued, frightened community

Colorado’s teen suicide rates have reached a “crisis” level

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A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

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The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program

The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically

First-ever backcountry ski area opens next month outside Kremmling

Bluebird Backcountry at Peak Ranch will offer $50 access, $50 guided instruction on 1,500 acres of gladed terrain below Whiteley Peak in the Rabbit Ears range.