Colorado wildfire experts are warning that conditions are setting up for wildfires as bad as last year, when the three largest forest fires on record burned for months. But this time, they think the state may be better prepared. Millions of dollars, multiple aircraft and coordinated partnerships between local, state and federal agencies are all […]
Lucy Haggard was a TRENDS Reporting Fellow from August 2020 to May 2021 with The Colorado Sun.
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Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.
Misinformation curveballs about Colorado’s election laws are flying around social media after Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia. The league made the decision after Georgia’s legislature overhauled its election laws in ways that many critics argue will make voting more difficult, especially for people of color and for […]
Snowpack in Colorado, across the West is melting earlier than it did in the 20th century
When researchers analyzed decades of snowpack monitoring data across western North America, including many in Colorado, they found that snow at more than a third of the stations melted significantly earlier in the year than it did in the mid- to late-20th century. The new study from the University of Colorado is the first of […]
Colorado will open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older starting on Friday
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Monday that everyone in the state age 16 and older will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine starting on Friday, weeks earlier than initially planned. The state had been planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public starting in mid-April. Colorado will join at least 12 other states […]
Boulder shooting suspect used assault weapon he legally purchased from Arvada gun store
The gunman who killed 10 people at a Boulder King Soopers this week used an assault weapon he legally purchased at an Arvada gun store, but investigators still don’t know his motive, police said Friday. “We, too, want to know why,” Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said, speaking from the steps of Boulder police headquarters, […]
PHOTOS: Vigil for Boulder shooting victims brings community together in crisis
With candles, songs and flowers, hundreds of mourners gathered to remember the victims who died in the King Soopers shooting this week. Wednesday night’s vigil was not the first remembrance for the deceased. Houses of worship had held virtual services since the shooting and people gathered Monday night in a park near the grocery store. […]
Could a new insurance-premium fee prevent Colorado’s next big natural disaster? Some lawmakers say yes.
When the Camp fire ripped through Paradise, California, in 2018, killing dozens of people and destroying hundreds of structures, Lisa Cutter knew her Colorado community could be next. The Democratic state representative’s district includes Evergreen and Conifer, two towns at risk of experiencing a devastating wildfire. “People in the wildlife urban interface are scared,” Cutter […]
First schools, then the movies. Now a shooting is making Coloradans wary of King Soopers.
First we ruined the mundane sanctity of schools. Then we spoiled the routine excitement of a superhero movie premier. Then we periodically, relentlessly, violently destroyed the everyday pleasure of the grocery store, where the lights are always on, the clerks are concierges to middle class life and we can pick up a sugar reward for […]
Suspect bought gun days before shooting at Boulder King Soopers, is accused of 10 counts of murder
BOULDER — Authorities have identified the 10 people, including a police officer, killed in a mass shooting Monday afternoon at a King Soopers store in Boulder as chilling new details about the attack and the suspected gunman were unveiled in court documents. The victims ranged in age from 20 to 65. They were: Denny Stong, […]
10 people killed — including a police officer — in shooting at Boulder King Soopers
BOULDER — Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in a shooting at a King Soopers store in south Boulder on Monday afternoon, sending store employees and shoppers scrambling for exits as shots rang out. The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. at the grocery store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. People inside the […]