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Judge blocks Biden’s pause of new oil, gas leases on public land in Colorado and other states

Louisiana and 12 other states sued after President Biden signed an executive order canceling oil and gas lease sales through June.

Energy

Denver police shoot, kill man suspected of firing shots

Division Chief Ron Thomas says the man in his 20s was shot Sunday evening and taken to a hospital, where he died

Crime and Courts

Defense rests its case in STEM school shooting trial, closing arguments to begin Monday

20-year-old defendant has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of Kendrick Castillo two years ago. His co-defendant was sentenced to life last summer.

Crime and Courts

3 women accuse ex-Westminster police officer of sexual misconduct

Wayne Darrell Nelson, 68, was charged with seven counts stemming from incidents between April 2018 and December 2020

Crime and Courts

21 people indicted in illegal Colorado marijuana operation with ties to China

Officials have seized about $1 million worth of marijuana proceeds, hundreds of pounds of the drug and more than 10,000 marijuana plants

Crime and Courts

Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

The rewrite of Georgia’s election rules followed former President Donald Trump’s repeated unproven claims of fraud after his presidential loss to President Joe Biden

News

Colorado picks first 5 scholarship winners in vaccine drive

A total of 25 scholarships are being offered by the state, along with a $1 million lottery program for five adults

Health

Family of woman killed near Coors Field sues suspect, ex-Denver police sergeant

Attorneys for Isabella Thallas' father, Joshua Thallas, and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, filed the lawsuit in Denver District Court on Tuesday

Crime and Courts

Denver-based debt collector must return $475K to Washington consumers

Machol & Johannes unlawfully assessed fees and failed to provide consumers with information about legally required garnishment exemptions, according to the lawsuit

Business

It’s official: Colorado has its first gray wolf pups in 80 years

Two wildlife officials each spotted a litter of at least three wolf pups hanging out with their parents over the weekend

Environment

59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season

78% of ski area operators said this season exceeded their expectations, according to a National Ski Areas Association survey

Outdoors

Weld County tornado destroys 2 homes, damages other buildings

Following a survey of the damage, the National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale

News

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan dies

Sullivan served as sheriff between 1984 and 2002 and was considered a local legend until he was arrested in 2011 and charged with trading methamphetamine for sex after he was caught in an undercover operation

Crime and Courts

Now-fired Colorado state trooper pointed rifle at car in off-duty dispute, police say

Wesley Dakan is charged with menacing and was fired June 1, after an internal affairs investigation.

Crime and Courts

Woman who hit deer killed after being hit by another vehicle

At least nine people were injured on Monday

Crime and Courts

Mexican national team match in Denver halted for second time because of discriminatory chants

Soccer officials repeatedly have attempted to stop homophobic chants at Mexican national team matches.

Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown

The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.

Outdoors

Arrest warrant stays sealed for man accused in Suzanne Morphew’s death

Barry Morphew's arrest affidavit will remain sealed

Crime and Courts

Colorado prison inmate indicted in death of woman missing since 2018

Juan Jose Figueroa was charged Friday with murder and kidnapping in Rita Gutierrez-Garcia’s death

Crime and Courts

Colorado State Patrol trooper fired after arrest in felony menacing case

Wesley Dakan, 44, was put on paid leave after the Colorado State Patrol was notified about the allegations by Denver police in the April 25 incident and fired on Tuesday after an internal affairs investigation

Crime and Courts
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