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Colorado Republican primary losers Ron Hanks and Tina Peters ask again for a recount

Hanks and Peters have asked for hand recounts, but any recounts must be conducted by machine, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office

Election 2022

Election-denying Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters turns herself in to police

Latest arrest warrant issued this week after Tina Peters violated the terms of her release as she awaits trial for breaking into her county’s election system.

Politics and Government

Shooting at south Denver house party leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

Crime and Courts

Denver Broncos enter into purchase agreement with Walton-Penner family

The purchase price was expected to be more than $4 billion


2 dead and 11 hurt after boat capsizes on Lake Pueblo

Eight adults and five children were on the large, flat boat near a picnic area at Lake Pueblo State Park over the Memorial Day holiday weekend when high winds apparently overturned the boat


All evacuations lifted after wildfire near Boulder’s NCAR

Fire crews were also able to use aircraft to fight the fire, laying down lines of fire retardant near homes


Gas tops $4 per gallon average in the U.S. for the 1st time since 2008

In Colorado, the AAA reports the average gas price on Sunday was $3.72


Owner of Sol Tribe, a well-respected Denver tattoo shop, was among Monday’s shooting victims

Several media outlets are reporting that Denver tattoo artist and Sol Tribe owner Alicia Cardenas was among the victims

Crime and Courts

5 killed, including gunman, in shooting spree across Denver and Lakewood

The shootings started shortly after 5 p.m. Monday in central Denver, where two women were killed and a man was wounded

Crime and Courts

Jefferson County prosecutors will ask judge to resentence Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to 20-30 years in prison

Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King said she would ask the judge during a hearing Monday to resentence Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Crime and Courts

Photos: Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch


Homes evacuated as wind drives wildfire near Idaho Springs

A red flag warning was in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday


Ex-girlfriend arrested in fatal shooting of U.S. Postal Service worker in Longmont

Devan Schreiner, the 26-year-old ex-girlfriend of the victim, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder

Crime and Courts

Colorado is investigating how Mesa County’s election system passwords ended up on the internet

The breach included specific passwords from Mesa County's voting equipment, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said in a statement

Politics and Government

Denver LGBT-rights activist tapped by Biden to serve as ambassador to Switzerland

Scott Miller, the husband of Tim Gill, is a former account vice president at UBS Wealth Management in Denver

Politics and Government

Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon force more than 100 to spend night on I-70

The highway likely will be closed through the weekend because of the massive level of clean up required and heavy rain in the weather forecast.


Arvada parks worker dies after his ride-on mower tips into lake

Joe Herrin, a parks maintenance worker who has been with the city since May 2018, was using the mower near the edge of Birdland Lake at Jack B. Tomlinson Park


Two more bodies found after Poudre River flooding, mudslides

One more person remains missing after flooding around the Cameron Peak burn scar


Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chair, Aspen man among trio accused of being United Arab Emirates agents

Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, was charged alongside Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43, of the United Arab Emirates

Crime and Courts

Leading U.S. Senate Democrats are pushing for federal marijuana legalization. A Colorado-led cannabis banking bill could be collateral.

The marijuana legalization push comes as Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, has been working for years to grant the legal marijuana industry access to banking through the SAFE Banking Act

Politics and Government
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