The interior of the Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City, photographed sometime between 1920 and 1940. A law passed in 1889 required all state executions to occur inside the walls of Colorado State Penitentiary. (Harry Mellon Rhoads, Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library)

TIMELINE: The death penalty in Colorado

Breaking down Colorado's history of capital punishment, plus a searchable database of death penalty cases since 1979.

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Nestlé plan to pump 65 million gallons of Upper Arkansas River Valley water for bottling in Denver stirs contentious fight

The world’s largest food and beverage company wants a new 10-year permit to pump 200 gallons of groundwater a minute and truck it to Denver for bottling. Nestlé’s plan has drawn sharp criticism from Chaffee County locals.

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Denver lands CARNE y ARENA, a powerful immersive, virtual reality experience about Mexican, Central American refugees

Filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu collected the stories of refugees and guards, using VR goggles to share the very real anguish and terror of surreptitious crossings of the southern border

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In 2016, more than 24,000 ballots in Colorado didn’t count. Here are 6 graphics that explain why.

Rejected ballots disproportionately hit young voters and those not affiliated with a major political party, a Colorado Sun analysis shows