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Missing Pueblo man with Alzheimer’s found dead near his assisted-living home

Daniel Otero was reported missing July 17 and was found dead south of the facility Wednesday

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Ex-Nevada inmate going on trial in Aurora hammer killings

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Friday for Alex Ewing in the deaths of Bruce and Debra Bennett and their 7-year-old daughter Melissa

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Unvaccinated staff at the center of federal investigation into rising nursing home deaths in Grand Junction

At one facility in Mesa County, 42% of staff were still not fully vaccinated compared to only about 8% of residents


New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after southwestern Colorado’s 2015 Gold King Mine spill

The projects would be funded through a proposed $1 million settlement with Sunnyside Gold Corp. and its parent companies


Colorado’s reinsurance programs will continue to keep health costs low, governor says

Individuals buying on the exchange are expected to save more than 24% next year compared with what they would pay if they had to purchase coverage without the reinsurance program


Drought-caused Colorado River fishing restrictions lifted, but it may be a temporary reprieve

Wildfire smoke has help deflect solar radiation and kept the river relatively cool. But aquatic biologists warn hot weather, low water levels and sediment in the river could combine to starve trout of oxygen and future bans.


Man convicted of killing Denver-area driver while going 120 mph during speeding livestream

Bryan Kirby was accused of driving as fast as 167 mph during the livestream while making comments to viewers about his speed

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Coalition blasts plans to divert Colorado River amid drought

Hot temperatures and less snowpack have decreased the amount of water that flows from the Rocky Mountains down through the arid deserts of the Southwest into the Gulf of California


Boulder police officer dies after 200-foot fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

Ashley Haarmann took a tumbling fall west of Martha's Couloir. A helicopter being used to fight a wildfire near Steamboat Springs aided in the search for her body.


Officials plan to further divert Colorado River despite drought. Farmers, environmentalists and businesses aren’t happy.

Officials plan to build a pipeline to siphon water from Lake Powell to Utah's Sand Hollow Reservoir despite the coming water cuts in downstream states


Mark Redwine killed his son because their relationship was ruined, prosecutors say

Mark Redwine, 59, is on trial on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of Dylan Redwine

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What you need to know in Colorado as the federal freeze on evictions ends

The CDC's federal moratorium on most evictions expires July 31


Colorado Springs officer who said “Kill Them All” at protest against racial injustice sued for excessive force

A woman alleges Keith Wrede ambushed her and a friend from behind after police ordered them and other protesters to disperse

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The West is baking, burning and drying out. These numbers explain why and how.

"It is a story of cascading impacts," climate scientist John Abatzoglou said, as the West weathers "an epically dry year followed by incredible heat the last two months and now we have fires."


Tiger King’s Joe Exotic will get shorter prison sentence following ruling by Denver-based federal appeals court

Joe Exotic had been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison in January 2020. The appeals court ordered the trial court to re-sentence him.

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Colorado is conducting an ambitious Front Range bald eagle survey


Idaho Springs police officer used Taser without warning on 75-year-old, court documents say

The arrest affidavit outlining the evidence against Officer Nicholas Hanning, who has been charged with third-degree assault in the May 30 incident, was unsealed by a judge Tuesday.

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Dylan Redwine’s blood was from unrelated incident, suspect’s girlfriend testifies during murder trial

Karen Alexander said she saw Dylan cut his finger and that he bled onto the floor of the living room around Labor Day 2011

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Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircrafts in the West during a potentially ferocious wildfire season


Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on public lands increase despite Biden climate pledge

Biden campaigned last year on a pledge to end new drilling on federal lands to rein in climate-changing emissions

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