The finalists have been selected and the jury is out. But while the membership of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America mulls the best selections from its 6-word mystery contest, Colorado Sun readers can help select the “Readers’ Choice” winners. We’ll announce all the winners on Dec. 11: the official RMMWA contest, the Sun […]
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Police arrest man wanted after remains of three people are discovered in San Luis Valley
Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with the discovery of three sets of human remains in the San Luis Valley earlier this month. Adre “Psycho” Baroz, 26, was found at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico. He was taken into custody by federal agents at about 3 p.m. on Thursday. Baros is being […]
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PHOTOS: Coloradans react to Joe Biden winning the presidency
The presidential election was called in Democrat Joe Biden’s favor on Saturday, sending scores of Coloradans out into the streets to both celebrate and decry his victory. Colorado Sun photographers fanned out to capture the scene. Mobile users: Turn your phones horizontally to view the images and the captions. MORE: Joe Biden supporters across Colorado […]
How the 11 statewide ballot measures fared in Colorado. In short, it’s a split verdict.
Colorado voters made decisions on a roster of major policy positions that liberal and conservative interests put on the 2020 ballot. A number of the questions appeared confusing to voters — particularly the fiscal ones — and tens of thousands voted on the top candidates but not the ballot measures, an analysis shows. Here’s a […]
Colorado election 2020: Dispatches from the polls, analysis and more
The Colorado Sun is posting live dispatches from the polls, exclusive analysis on the numbers and breaking stories about the results in major races. Find results in the top races and the latest on the 2020 election turnout. And check back throughout Election Day for updates. Lauren Boebert beats Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in Colorado’s […]
We’ve mapped out the 22 homes that were destroyed or damaged by the Cal-Wood fire
The Cal-Wood fire in Boulder County destroyed at least 20 homes on Saturday and damaged two more. County officials on Sunday released the addresses of the homes that were destroyed and damaged. We’ve mapped them below so you can better understand the fire’s toll. MORE: She thought the evacuation was a precaution. Then the Cal-Wood […]
On-duty Commerce City police officer, civilian killed in three-vehicle crash
An on-duty Commerce City police officer and a civilian were killed Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash. Alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in the wreck. The Colorado State Patrol says the crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. at Colorado 2 and Turnberry Parkway. The driver of a Ford F-350 pickup truck was heading […]
Denver prosecutors will charge Matthew Dolloff with second-degree murder in protest shooting
Denver prosecutors on Thursday announced they will charge Matthew Dolloff with second-degree murder in Saturday’s fatal shooting as dueling protests wrapped up in Civic Center park. The 30-year-old, who was working as a private, contracted security guard for television station 9News at the time of the shooting, faces between 16 and 48 years in prison if […]
Can you tell a story in six words? Enter your mystery in this test of wordsmithing and imagination
In just six words, can you spin a tale of mystery? How about: “36D, 44 magnum, 20 to life.” That was Jeffrey Lockwood’s overall winner last year in the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America contest that gives fans of the mystery genre — or really anyone who enjoys wordplay — the opportunity to match […]