Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock talks about the shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

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Chris Jarnot, vice president of Vail Resorts’ mountain operations, steps down after 30 years

Jarnot announced Friday that he is leaving the company at the end of the year

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At Colorado College, where tuition runs $71,000, many new in-state students will pay just a fraction — or nothing at all

The Colorado Springs liberal arts school has launched the “Colorado Pledge,” an effort to attract more Colorado students and eliminate sticker shock that might prevent them from applying

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Colorado, other Western states oppose federal government plan to charge for reservoir water

Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water.