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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The Colorado Classic has world-class cyclists, big parties and four days to prove it can survive

“It’s the part we can’t control.” After going all in to create the only Olympic-qualifying race for female cyclists in the Western Hemisphere, organizers are just waiting for the crowds.

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Why John Hickenlooper says he is running for U.S. Senate after repeatedly claiming it’s a job he doesn’t want

The Democrat and former Colorado governor said, for as much as he's talked about the dysfunction in Washington, it would be wrong if he didn’t step up and try to fix it

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Is Colorado’s 2019 ballot question about TABOR spending caps really a tax hike? The answer is sort of.

The question at the heart of the political debate for November's ballot leads to two correct and seemingly contradictory answers