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

A gunman killed four people and injured several others, including a police officer, in a shooting spree that spanned Denver and Lakewood on Monday night. The suspect also died Monday, Lakewood police said. Officers had exchanged gunfire with the suspect in at least two areas. The gunman’s motivation was not clear. His identity was not […]

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

The district attorney’s office that prosecuted a trucker who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for an explosive crash that killed four people in suburban Denver will request a reduced term of 20 to 30 years. Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King said in a statement Thursday evening she would ask the judge during […]

Posted inClimate, News

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

Story by The Associated Press Photos by Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun Denver finally saw its first snowfall of the season on Friday, shattering an 87-year-old record for the latest first snow. It wasn’t much: The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch, according to Jim Kalina, a meteorologist with […]

Posted inNews, Wildfire

Homes evacuated as wind drives wildfire near Idaho Springs

IDAHO SPRINGS — Evacuations were ordered Sunday in a central Colorado mountain community as fire crews battle a wind-driven blaze. The fire, named the Miner’s Candle fire, began as a structure fire, destroying a vacant cabin and another unoccupied structure near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling told station KKTV in Colorado Springs. […]

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

Longmont police made an arrest in the shooting Wednesday of a U.S. Postal Service worker. Devan Schreiner, the 26-year-old ex-girlfriend of the victim, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. She was booked into the Boulder County jail. Authorities have not identified the man who was killed in the shooting, but KCNC-TV reports his name […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

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

Colorado state officials are investigating a county election office after passwords for its voting systems were posted online, the Secretary of State announced Monday. The breach included specific passwords from Mesa County’s voting equipment, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said in a statement. The passwords were posted on a far-right blog, according to a […]

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

WILMINGTON, Del.— President Joe Biden is nominating two major Democratic donors, including one from Denver, to serve as ambassadors to Argentina and Switzerland. The White House announced Friday that Biden has picked LGBT-rights activist and philanthropist Scott Miller, who lives in Denver, to serve as his administration’s envoy to Bern, and trial lawyer Marc Stanley […]

Posted inClimate, News, Transportation

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

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — More than 100 people had to spend the night on Interstate 70, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire in western Colorado once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado. The people were caught with their vehicles on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon […]