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Lucy Haggard

The Colorado Sun — lucy@coloradosun.com

Armed Colorado man who went to D.C. around U.S. Capitol riot intended to kill Nancy Pelosi, court documents say

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. is facing federal charges. Federal prosecutors say he is “a clearly disturbed, deranged and dangerous individual.”

Colorado Supreme Court updates definition of common-law marriage to include LGBTQ, nontraditional couples

Three rulings issued Monday broaden criteria for common-law marriage, address situations where couples don’t agree on marriage status

Colorado’s statewide drought “pretty dire.” It’ll take more than a season’s snowfall to get out of it.

Rehydrating would require at least 10 to 20 inches of good precipitation in the next 6 months, but this season's snow totals are already well behind normal.

Colorado wants to help after coal leaves town. It’s going to take time. And a lot of money.

The Just Transition Action Plan has options for the state to help when coal mines and power plants close. Officials want federal support, too.

Second man with gang ties implicated in discovery of three sets of human remains in San Luis Valley

Francisco “Pancho” Ramirez was arrested on federal drug and weapon charges. But court documents say he is linked to Adre Baroz in the San Luis Valley case.

How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping

Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Polis seeking to reduce prison population during COVID-19

“The Court does not have the power to declare the Governor’s alleged failure to act unconstitutional,” according to the ruling

Authorities identify second set of remains discovered in San Luis Valley as missing Saguache County woman

34-year-old Shayla Jenna Hammel was reported missing in late November, though family members had not heard from her since late October

Small Colorado mountain counties aren’t sure how bad their COVID situation is. So they’re testing the masses.

Gunnison, Ouray and San Miguel counties have teamed up with the state to hold mass testing events for people -- with and without coronavirus symptoms -- to “know what we don’t know”

Colorado air quality regulators update plan to lower ozone levels and align with EPA standards

The new State Implementation Plan comes as the Front Range anticipates a downgrade in its ozone compliance status

Colorado musicians find new ways to share holiday season sounds during coronavirus

Singing and other forms of breathing-based music can be high risk for coronavirus transmission, pushing many groups to virtual programs

Colorado’s State Court Administrator’s Office lacks “culture of accountability,” audit finds

The department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on leave, contracts and buyouts over four years with little or no justification

With coronavirus nixing gatherings, LGBTQ+ Coloradans seek new ways to foster belonging

LGBTQ+ people feel some impacts of the pandemic more sharply than the general population, but there have been silver linings to the shutdown

ACLU asks judge to issue emergency order reducing Colorado’s prison population amid coronavirus outbreaks

An ongoing lawsuit alleges Gov. Jared Polis and his Department of Corrections is putting prisoners in danger of contracting coronavirus in what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment

Locavore appetite, smaller gatherings drive record Colorado turkey sales despite coronavirus

Turkey producers of all sizes have seen increased demand this Thanksgiving, especially for smaller birds

Colorado oil and gas regulators finalize new rules for the drilling industry — and themselves

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission changes include a requirement that most new drilling be set back at least 2,000 feet from homes and schools

Despite recent snowstorms, Colorado’s drought conditions continue in “anomalous” direction

There were only seven other weeks in the past 20 years that have been as intensely dry as the state’s current status

Police search for suspect after three people’s remains are found in San Luis Valley

Adre “Psycho” Jordan Baroz, a 26-year-old from Conejos County, is wanted in connection with the deaths

These Coloradans survived coronavirus during the first wave. Here’s what they want you to know now.

The Colorado Sun caught up with three COVID-19 patients who were infected early in the pandemic to see how they are doing and what their thoughts are on the disease’s resurgence

Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat

People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties

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