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What in the piping plover? New website sheds light on Colorado’s 350 most sensitive species.
The dashboard highlights the leading threats faced by species across the state and tracks Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s progress in protecting them
Denver DA wants grand jury probe of police shooting that injured bystanders as body camera footage is released
Denver DA Beth McCann’s announcement comes the same day as Denver police released body-worn camera footage from the July 17 shooting outside Larimer Beer Hall.
Colorado pays $300,000 to woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by prison guard
Susan Ullery agreed to wear a wiretap to investigate a guard at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, but when he allegedly started to assault her for several minutes, prison staff didn’t intervene, court documents state
Colorado asks Supreme Court to uphold anti-discrimination law in case of web designer who opposes same-sex marriage
The high court will hear arguments in the case centered around Lorie Smith, a Denver-based Christian web designer who does not want to make wedding websites for same-sex couples
Denver Public Schools to pay $2.1M settlement after allegations the district lied to obtain AmeriCorps funds
The school district falsely reported that a significant portion of the district’s members had performed the necessary service hours to qualify for an AmeriCorps education award in 2015 and 2016, federal prosecutors said
Colorado offered $28 million for free transit in August. Most money for smaller agencies has gone unclaimed.
Two of the state’s largest transit agencies didn’t apply to the “Zero Fare for Better Air” program, citing driver shortages.
Emboldened by recent court ruling, Colorado gun rights group sues again to overturn ban on large-capacity magazines
The president of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners says a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has given it a “4-ton wrecking ball” that will tear down state gun restrictions
Amid claims of workplace abuses, state officials seek probe of Colorado’s emergency management agency
The move comes after reports of a troubling history of aggressive and inappropriate behavior from one of the division’s directors, Mike Willis
“We want answers”: Denver police didn’t tell two wounded bystanders that officers were the ones who shot them
Three officers fired seven rounds at a man who allegedly pulled a gun from his hoodie and pointed it toward them as he was standing in front of Larimer Beer Hall, police said during a news conference Wednesday.
No former prisoners have been hired by Colorado to fight wildfires since a law passed to help
Members of the State Wildland Inmate Fire Team help fight some of Colorado’s largest fires. A 2021 law was supposed to smooth their path toward a full-time firefighting career, but none have been hired or have even applied.
Colorado Springs man faces federal charges for participating in Jan. 6 riot
“I’m probably going to lose my job as a pastor after this. … If this makes me lose my, my reputation, I don’t care,” Tyler Ethridge, 33, said in a video he posted to social media while in the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents.
“Our history is gone”: Four families, 6 months after the Marshall fire
The Sun checked back in with families who survived the most destructive fire in Colorado history
Woman cited with causing Boulder County grassfire after pouring ashes from fire pit in her garden
Helena Syrovatkova, 48, is accused of sparking the April 19 Tally Ho fire, which prompted evacuations and damaged yards and fences of eight residential properties, authorities said.
Tourists quickly returned to Colorado’s mountain towns during COVID. But they’re just now getting back to Denver.
Denver welcomed 31.7 million visitors last year, a 14.5% jump from 2020. But business and international travel is still lagging.
After-action report finds numerous shortcomings in Marshall fire emergency communications
Despite communication barriers, about 37,500 people fled the area in about three to four hours, according to an after-action report which called the effort “unprecedented.”
How to plan a hike during wildfire season in Colorado
As fires grow stronger and more frequent, knowing how to avoid a fire and what to do if a fire sparks on the trail is essential, experts say.
Bureau of Prisons to pay $300,000 to settle lawsuit after diabetic prisoner was allegedly deprived of insulin at Supermax facility
Seifullah Chapman was incarcerated at ADX Florence when guards failed to provide him an adequate dosage of the life-saving drug, putting him at risk of dying, the suit alleged.
Two workers found dead after being trapped under 80 feet of coal at Pueblo power plant
The bodies of the Xcel Energy subcontractors — one in his 20s and the other in his 30s — were found after 3 p.m. Thursday, capping an hourslong search at Pueblo’s Comanche 3 plant.
Southwest Airlines sues Colorado officials over the state’s new sick leave law
The Colorado Healthy Families and Workplace Act, a bill passed by the legislature in 2020, interferes with the airline’s sick leave benefits and could lead to fight delays and cancellations, according to the federal lawsuit.
Black Lives Matter protester sues five Colorado Springs officers, alleging excessive force, wrongful arrest
The officers — one who later compared BLM to the Ku Klux Klan — indiscriminately aimed pepper spray and a fogging device into a woman’s face as she protested the death of George Floyd, the lawsuit states.