Skip to contents

The Associated Press

Hackers try to extort University of Colorado in cyberattack

The attackers have posted small amounts of data on the internet and are threatening to post more if they are not paid

Education

Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.

Colorado and 11 other states want to expand programs to directly import medications, most of which are manufactured in other countries. The law passed in 2019 to allow Canadian imports hasn't yet been implemented.

Health

Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts, study of felony cases shows

No racial disparities were found in plea agreements. But more Black people faced charges that Denver prosecutors later found there was not enough evidence to support.

Crime and Courts

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in Colorado and the West

The consequences of the intense dry periods that pummeled the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau were severe — more intense and dangerous wildfires, parched croplands and not enough vegetation to support livestock and wildlife. And it's getting worse.

Environment
Sunrise brings mist and fog to Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, Colorado on January 22, 2021. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the statewide snowpack is currently at 73 percent of normal and the Gunnison Basin is at 50-70% of normal. Such low amounts of snow may create drought conditions. Blue Mesa is Colorado’s 2nd largest reservoir was formed by Blue Mesa Dam, is a 390-foot-tall earthen fill dam across the Gunnison River near Gunnison, Colorado, completed in 1966 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Colorado River Storage Project. The Colorado River Storage Project was created to manage the Colorado River, provide water storage, flood control and create hydroelectric power. Blue Mesa Reservoir is approximately 30 miles long with 96 miles of shoreline and spreads over 14 square miles in area. The reservoir can hold 940,700 acre feet of water. The Gunnison River is the Colorado River's 5th largest tributary. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Denver mayor says there will be a $100 million economic benefit as MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Coors Field

MLB decided to move the game from Truist Park in Atlanta in response to Georgia voting rules signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on March 25.

News

Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado

Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.

Environment

Police finish investigation at Boulder King Soopers where 10 were fatally shot

Kroger Co. is currently discussing plans to re-open or renovate the store based on feedback from the workers and community

Crime and Courts

Denver’s Coors Field will host MLB All-Star game

Gov. Jared Polis and other Colorado leaders have been vying for the All-Star game to come to Denver

News

Man dies in Jefferson County plane crash

Authorities received an emergency beacon notification from the downed aircraft just after 8 p.m. Saturday night from an area about 45 miles northwest of Colorado Springs

News

Eagle County man died after being swept off cliff near Beaver Creek, final avalanche report says

Gary Smith and a partner were skiing on a steep slope in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort on March 22 when the avalanche occurred

Outdoors

Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

Previously, the CDC had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people

Coronavirus

Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it

Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.

Energy

Denver-based Frontier Airlines hopes its IPO rides the U.S. wave of travel recovery

CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers

Business

New Mexico primed to join Colorado, other U.S. states as part of recreational marijuana wave

The New Mexico initiative would reconsider criminal drug sentences for about 100 prisoners, and give the governor a strong hand in licensing the industry and monitoring supplies

Business

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt, judge rules

Concerned about declining populations of mule deer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided in 2016 to conduct an experiment to see if limited killing of mountain lions and black bears would have an impact on deer numbers

Environment

Colorado is offering prison staff $500 to get COVID-19 vaccines in effort to boost low inoculation rates

The $500, subject to normal taxes and withholdings, will come from the agency budget to fund the bonus for those who complete vaccination by May 15

Coronavirus

Joe Biden rolls out diverse first slate of judicial nominees, including one for Colorado

Regina Rodriguez, a partner at WilmerHale and a former federal prosecutor, was formally nominated to an open position on the federal bench in Colorado

Politics and Government

Colorado Archbishop: Boulder police Officer Eric Talley represented the best of law enforcement

A funeral mass for the officer killed in the King Soopers shooting was held in Denver on Monday

Coloradans

Colorado man among 5 killed in Alaska backcountry skiing helicopter crash

Greg Harms was a backcountry guide and new dad from Aspen

Outdoors

Federal agents arrest armed Colorado man after alleged remark about Boulder shooting

Adam Vannoy, 40, was jailed on weapons and drug charges

Crime and Courts
2 of 37