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Colorado Sun staff & wire report

Colorado Supreme Court’s first female chief justice and its first Black justice die in the same week

Mary Mullarkey and Gregory Kellam Scott both were in their 70s

Politics and Government

Officers hurt, property damaged at rowdy party on Boulder’s University Hill

Three officers suffered minor injuries from being struck by bricks and rocks, Boulder police told news outlets

Crime and Courts

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, will resign Feb. 28

"At the end of the day, Coloradans could vote freely and be sure that their votes were counted accurately," Dunn said in a statement announcing his resignation

Politics and Government

Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from McKinsey in consultant’s settlement for role in opioid crisis

The settlement includes 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories


Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Gov. Jared Polis said he is deploying the Colorado National Guard troops at the request of the Washington, D.C., National Guard

Politics and Government

Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, slashing Denver’s connection to Paris, Rome

The airline said it will “focus on its core Nordics business, operating a European short haul network with narrow body aircraft"


Lauren Boebert, other Republicans object to new metal detectors outside U.S. House

Boebert, a Rifle Republican, refused to allow a search of her bag and eventually was let into the House chamber

Politics and Government

Federal prosecutors in Colorado, across the U.S. sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists "knew were invalid"

Crime and Courts

Cameron Peak fire continues to spread, destroy more structures as it becomes Colorado’s 3rd largest blaze

Officials said the fire grew Saturday by about 20,000 acres when winds reaching 60 mph caused the blaze to jump over fire lines. More structures were destroyed.


Tribes’ ancestral remains return home from Finland to Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park

A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891


Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The USPS says, additionally, more than 200,000 postcards -- or about 10% of the total printed -- are in the process of being delivered and are already commingled with other mail

Politics and Government

Cameron Peak fire’s growth prompts new evacuations; winter storm watch issued

Hot, dry weather is expected in Colorado until Monday night, when a cold front comes and temperatures are expected to plummet. A winter storm watch is in effect for the Denver area from late Monday until late Tuesday.


12 arrested, 1 officer hurt during “riot” in Denver; governor calls vandalism “acts of criminal terrorism”

Fireworks were shot at officers, an American flag and a tree outside a courthouse were set on fire, windows were shattered and fast-food restaurant was broken into during the unrest


Pine Gulch fire grows to second-largest in Colorado history; investigators seek tips on Cameron Peak fire’s ignition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a health advisory for the smoke emitted by the wildfires


Grizzly Creek fire keeps I-70 closed for 5th straight day, burns through Hanging Lake area

About 100,000 acres in Colorado across four major fires were burning as of Friday evening


Parents of Elijah McClain sue Aurora police over his death

The 23-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and taken off life support several days later

Crime and Courts

2 drive-by shootings in Denver area on Sunday leave 11 wounded

Police say it's too early to say if the shootings in Denver and Lakewood are connected

Crime and Courts
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