The mug shots and biography of Gary Lee Davis are held above the table on which the convicted murderer was later put to death in the Colorado State Penitentiary in this file photo from Sept. 24, 1997, during a media tour of the facility east of Cañon City. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

In 1997, Colorado’s first execution in 30 years marked a watershed moment. But did it change the conversation about capital punishment?

I witnessed the state impose the death sentence on Gary Lee Davis. It was a surreal event marked by a clean, quiet ease.

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Bandimere Speedway broke rules during 4th of July race, Jeffco health officials say

The race track said Friday on its Facebook page it would only allow people to sit in every other row of the grandstands and asked attendees to practice social distancing

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Work on new Pikes Peak Summit Complex progresses at 14,115 feet

Halfway into 2020, work is about 50% done on the new visitor’s center, which, at 38,000 square feet, will be more than twice the size of the current Summit House, built in 1963

Littwin: As coronavirus surges, it’s time for Polis to move from encouraging masks to mandating them

This is an easy call. Dr. Fauci says we could reach 100,000 cases a day. It’s up to governors to prevent this disaster. Trump is too busy fighting phony culture wars to bother.

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