Posted inHousing, News, Politics and Government

“Bedrooms Are For People,” say Boulder housing activists working to reimagine occupancy limits

Changing a rule that limits the number of people who can share a home could help ease Boulder’s housing crisis, according to advocates for a ballot initiative set to appear on the local ballot in November. The citizen-led Bedrooms Are For People campaign has been working since last year on a measure to redefine the […]

Posted inBusiness, Crime and Courts, News

Former Buffalo Exchange employees file lawsuit alleging sexual assault, harassment, negligence

Four people have filed a lawsuit alleging a former co-owner of Buffalo Exchange’s Colorado franchise created a toxic-workplace culture, including rampant harassment and sexual assault, and that other owners allowed and encouraged his actions. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Denver District Court and seeks class-action status. It accuses Todd Colletti, who was the “primary […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Boulder police officer justified in shooting King Soopers gunman, prosecutors say

A Boulder police officer was legally justified in using deadly force force when he fired shots at a gunman targeting people at a King Soopers grocery store on March 22, prosecutors have determined. The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday released a report detailing the investigation into Boulder Police Department Officer Richard Steidell use […]

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Suzanne Morphew’s husband arrested, charged with murder almost a year after her disappearance

Suzanne Morphew’s husband was arrested and charged with murder on Wednesday, nearly a year after the Salida woman went missing in a case that’s gripped Chaffee County.  Barry Lee Morphew was taken into custody without incident, investigators announced at a news conference on Wednesday. He has been charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and […]

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Erie man is 10th Coloradan arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

A 10th Colorado man has been arrested and charged in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Logan Grover, of Erie, was arrested on Wednesday and released on a $10,000 bond. Grover is accused of disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and demonstrating […]

Posted inCOVID, News

Colorado coronavirus cases are rising, especially among people under 18, as hospitalizations spike as well

Colorado health officials are imploring people to get vaccinated as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the state. Thousands of appointments or walk-up slots are available for the next few days across the state, Gov. Jared Polis said at a news conference Tuesday, and more vaccination sites are now offering […]

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Trinidad man is ninth Coloradan facing federal charges following U.S. Capitol riot

A ninth Colorado man is facing federal charges in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Jacob Travis Clark, of Trinidad, was arrested and released on a $10,000 bond Thursday, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Denver. He is accused of unlawfully entering a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Environment, News

Glass can be recycled infinitely. Here’s how it works in Colorado’s “closed loop.”

The life cycle of a glass bottle — from creation to use to disposal to reconstitution — can all happen within Colorado, and theoretically continue forever.  Glass that’s been recycled first goes to a material recycling facility, such as Eco-Cycle or GFL Environmental, along with paper, plastic, aluminum and everything else in the single-stream recycling […]

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Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Colorado is struggling to improve its stagnant waste-diversion rates, and environmental advocates say making progress is crucial in the effort to battle climate change and the effects of population growth.  The state diverted just under 16% of its waste to recycling or compost in 2019, down from a 17% diversion rate in 2018 and well […]