Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Sheridan police officer faces assault charge after allegedly choking shoplifting suspect

Sheridan police Officer Shawn Ralph faces an attempted assault charge and has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly choking a woman accused of shoplifting earlier this month while he was on duty. According to a statement from Sheridan police Chief Jeffrey Martinez, officers detained the woman at a 7-Eleven store in the 3400 block […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: I’m a CU Boulder student. We need accountability for last weekend’s riot.

There aren’t enough words to describe how I feel about the party-turned-riot that occurred near the University of Colorado Boulder campus on the night of March 6. It was a night that saw hundreds of maskless students gather to drink, destroy cars and assault others. Many have already shared the same sentiments as me. “Disappointing,” […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, COVID, Environment, Outdoors, Water, Wildfire

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

Earl Oesterling first noticed the smoke plumes of the Cameron Peak fire near his business, Ivory & Antler Outfitters, in mid-August. He knew that signaled trouble for hunting even beyond the crowds and the drought that already beset the area.  The Jackson County outfitter, located about 20 miles west of what became a massive wildfire […]

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Opinion: If CU Boulder will not invest in independent student news, maybe you will

A decision by the University of Colorado Boulder’s media college could leave one of the largest Colorado campuses without any independent student voice. With your help, we can prevent that from happening.   Three years ago I walked into the newsroom of the CU Boulder’s online student-run newspaper, the CU Independent, as an unsure freshman. I […]