This block of North Third Street in Sterling includes the addresses where three registered sex offenders have indicated that they currently reside. (Austin Humphreys, Special to The Colorado Sun)

State and local laws push more registered sex offenders into low-income Colorado communities

Data shows disproportionate number of offenders live in impoverished neighborhoods, and community organizers aren’t happy about it.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs