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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Denver DA won’t prosecute 33 climate protesters arrested before Gov. Polis’ State of the State speech

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann's office says the Democrat met with the Colorado State Patrol and with the Denver Police Department in making her decision. The protesters were calling for action to fight climate change.

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Colorado hospitals — under increased scrutiny — raised prices and saw more profit, new report says

The report from the Polis administration shows per-patient profits at Colorado hospitals reached their highest level in at least a decade in 2018

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At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise

The event -- which began as a few rowdy locals climbing frozen leaks from an old water pipeline -- triples Ouray’s population of 1,000 residents and packs restaurants and hotels.