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John Hickenlooper wins over some environmental critics with big role in Democrats’ climate bill

Two years after a Democratic primary in which Hickenlooper was criticized for being too cozy with the oil and gas industry and weak on climate change, he is being hailed as a climate champion

Politics and Government

How the creators of “South Park” are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Colorado-based cartoon comedy show

The Comedy Central staple about four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged Colorado cartoon town celebrated its silver anniversary

Culture

Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from U.S. lands

Almost half the nation’s annual coal production — some 260 million tons last year — is mined by private companies from leases on federal land, primarily in Western states such as Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.

Energy

Colorado’s COVID guidance for K-12 schools: minimize disruption, stay alert

New guidance released Wednesday largely treats COVID like other communicable diseases, continuing a policy the state established in February at the end of the first omicron wave

Education

Democratic state senator from Colorado Springs indicted on felony charge

Prosecutors in El Paso County say Sen. Pete Lee is accused of providing false information as to his residence

Politics and Government

One person killed in crash of small plane near Centennial Airport

The deadly plane crash is one of several in recent months near airports in the Denver metro area.

News

Poll indicates it’s very tight race between Barbara Kirkmeyer, Yadira Caraveo in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District

The poll, conducted on behalf of Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo’s campaign, shows Caraveo down 2 percentage points to Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer

Election 2022

El Paso County sheriff’s deputy and woman both killed Sunday, suspect found dead

Deputy Andrew Peery was killed while responding to a shooting in Security-Widefield. Also found dead were a woman and the suspected shooter, John Paz, 33.

Crime and Courts

Former Colorado police officer sentenced to 45 days in jail in violent arrest of woman with dementia

Daria Jalali earlier pleaded guilty in the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland

Crime and Courts

The recount results are in: Tina Peters remains a loser in Colorado secretary of state’s race

The results of a statewide recount of the more than 623,000 votes cast in the contest last month showed Peters still losing by about 90,000 votes to former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson

Election 2022

Jared Polis’ name isn’t on TABOR refund checks heading to Coloradans. But it will be on a letter accompanying them.

The refund checks, $750 for single tax filers and $1,500 for joint tax filers, are a result of tax revenues collected by the state in excess of the TABOR cap on government growth in spending

Politics and Government

Misinformation spreads about election recount in El Paso County

A test of the county’s equipment, required by law before a recount, found no issues, county officials and Dominion Voting Systems confirmed to The Associated Press

Election 2022

A first look at Denver Public Schools’ new strategic plan

Alex Marrero said in an interview that he intentionally framed the plan as a fluid roadmap, with goals to be accomplished by 2026, rather than a rigid plan with annual benchmarks

Education

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies, leaving only 3 still alive from historic group

Samuel Sandoval often told his story, chronicled in a book and documentary of the same name — “Naz Bah Ei Bijei: Heart of a Warrior" — at the Cortez Cultural Center in southwest Colorado

News

Colorado Republican primary losers Ron Hanks and Tina Peters ask again for a recount

Hanks and Peters have asked for hand recounts, but any recounts must be conducted by machine, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office

Election 2022

NTSB says pilot in fatal 2021 plane crash southwest of Denver was flying too low in the mountains

The National Transportation Safety Board last week issued a final report on the April 3, 2021, crash that killed Lelone Lewis

News

German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights, including ones out of Denver

Lufthansa flights from Denver to Munich and Denver to Frankfurt were canceled on Tuesday

News

Las Vegas to cap size of home swimming pools to help ease pressure on Colorado River

Clark County figures show there are about 200,000 residential swimming pools in the area of 2.4 million people. Another 1,300 are added annually.

Water

Boulder King Soopers gunman deemed still incompetent to stand trial

The update about the mental health of Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 23, was disclosed during a court hearing

Crime and Courts

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize magic mushrooms

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday that the supporters of Initiative 58 had turned in enough signatures to qualify for the upcoming statewide ballot

Election 2022
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