Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Cellphones made it harder for Denver’s 911 call takers to track people down. Finally, that’s starting to change.

Before cellphones became ubiquitous, tracking down people who dialed 911 was one of the easier parts of an emergency-call taker’s hectic job. Infrastructure built into landlines allowed first responders to know exactly where someone in distress was ringing from, down to the unit in an apartment building. A police officer, fire crew or EMT was […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Gov. Hickenlooper criticizes Colorado ethics commission in response to travel complaint, denies wrongdoing

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday sternly criticized the state’s Independent Ethics Commission for advancing a complaint against him about travel costs, saying that he covered the expenses himself. Specifically, in a legal response to the complaint, Hickenlooper’s attorney argues the travel costs were allowed under the rules either because they were for official business […]

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Colorado Republicans, reeling from 2018 losses, wonder: Is it us or is it Trump?

It took only an hour after the first election results posted for Colorado Republicans to start seeing the disaster ahead. The party trailed in every statewide race, five-term U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman lost his job and the state Senate majority was rapidly evaporating. “It’s tough to put lipstick on this pig,” GOP Chairman Jeff Hays […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Water

Colorado’s snow season is starting off strong. These satellite photos tell the story.

Colorado’s snow season is starting off strong, giving the state’s drought-parched agricultural industry high hopes for a quenching runoff come spring.  “Definitely been a good start here,” said Russell Danielson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Overall, the state has seen pretty healthy precipitation, snowpack so far this fall.” Compared with last […]

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Colorado’s final election 2018 results are even worse for Republicans

The unofficial final election report from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office shows even worse news for Republicans than initially thought.  Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican Walker Stapleton in the governor’s race by 10.7 percentage points, well above the 7-point margin touted on election night. The late boost in Democratic votes was expected because the […]

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District attorney calls for updated laws after Colorado appeals court overturns man’s conviction of sexually assaulting foster child

The following story contains graphic details from a child sexual assault case and may not be appropriate for all readers. Adams County District Attorney Dave Young on Thursday urged the Colorado legislature to update the state’s laws after a court overturned a man’s conviction in a graphic child sexual assault case on grounds that his […]

Posted inGrowth, News, Politics and Government

Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

The record turnout among Colorado unaffiliated voters — and their negative view of President Donald Trump  — assured disaster for the Republican Party in the midterm election last week, a new poll shows. Four in 10 unaffiliated voters who voted for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race did so to make statement against Trump […]

Posted inBusiness, Growth, News, Transportation

How Denver International Airport lands international flights — and which destinations might be next

Denver International Airport has seen explosive growth over the past year and a half into international markets, with airlines offering a host of new routes to such destinations as London, Paris, Zurich and Panama City. And there are signs that this expansion hasn’t been for naught. It’s helped to establish the Mile High City as […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, News

U.K. firm drops plan to drill under Rocky Flats through Superior following immense pushback

United Kingdom-based Highlands Natural Resources has dropped its proposal to drill 31 wells into Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge from Superior following immense community pushback on the plan Monday night. “The town has been informed by the Highlands Natural Resources Corporation that they are withdrawing all applications for the Superior site including drilling and spacing […]

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A look at the long list of historical firsts Colorado reached with its 2018 elections

Colorado voters helped make history in the 2018 midterms. From the governor’s race to legislative contests — and plenty of races in between — voters picked candidates who represented firsts in Colorado politics. The biggest benchmarks came from Democrats who ran the table in major contests as part of the so-called blue wave. Here is […]