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Man gets 80 years prison in killing 2, injuring Aurora police officer

Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless manslaughter and other charges

Crime and Courts
5:13 PM MDT

The only hospital in the country’s highest altitude city is thriving after near-closure 7 years ago

Leadville officials hope the hospital can be an economic engine for the once-booming mining town that clawed its way back from a bust in the 1980s thanks to a growth in tourism

5:00 AM MDT

Carman: Buckle up! Wild and crazy California politics likely will be on full display in Colorado in 2022

The rhetoric of the expensive and unsuccessful attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom is just a preview of what Colorado will experience in the coming election cycle.

Opinion Columns
3:19 AM MDT

Colorado Republicans decide not to opt out of 2022 primaries

The opt-out effort was defeated by a vote of 241-172, though the Colorado GOP may challenge the state's open primary system in court

Politics and Government

What’s Working: 24,000 unemployed Coloradans must pay back pandemic jobless benefits

Plus: More people are returning to work as the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.9%. But what happened to all the workers?


Body composting, recently approved by Colorado lawmakers, is a “green” alternative to burial and cremation

On Sept. 7, Colorado became the second state after Washington to allow human body composting. Oregon will allow the practice beginning next July.


Second STEM School Highlands Ranch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole

Devon Erickson, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this summer for his role in the May 7, 2019, shooting

Crime and Courts

Case against Barry Morphew in his wife’s death moves forward

Judge Patrick Murphy ruled Barry Morphew, 53, should stand trial for the presumed death of Suzanne Morphew


FDA advisory panel backs COVID-19 booster shots only for seniors, high-risk


Bureau of Land Management headquarters will head from Colorado back to Washington, Biden administration says

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said that Grand Junction will be the agency's western headquarters and that its presence in the city will grow

Politics and Government

DPS board votes 6-1 to censure Tay Anderson for “disturbing pattern” of behavior and intimidation

One board member wants Anderson to reconsider remaining on the board. He has insisted he will carry out his term.


Sheridan police officer faces assault charge after allegedly choking shoplifting suspect

Officer Shawn Ralph has been placed on leave

Crime and Courts

Iraqi refugee sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting Colorado Springs police officer in the head

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges in the 2018 shooting that left Officer Cem Duzel with a serious brain injury

Crime and Courts

Colorado Republicans who want to nix 2022 primaries say this group is “manipulating” GOP races

Unite America, which calls itself a voice for political moderation, got involved in GOP legislative primaries last year. Some Republicans want to block its influence in the future

Politics and Government

Weed helped turn him into an ultrarunner — and he’s far from the only one

Denver author Josiah Hesse explores the open secret of stoned athletes in his new book “Runner’s High”


Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.


Planned Parenthood shooting suspect ruled incompetent by federal judge

Robert Dear, 63, is accused of killing three people and wounding eight others during the Nov. 27, 2015, attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Crime and Courts

SCL Health to merge with Intermountain Health, creating not-for-profit hospital giant in West

Owner of Colorado’s St. Joseph, Good Samaritan and Lutheran is the smaller partner in the mix, which creates a network of 33 hospitals and hundreds of clinics across six states


Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

About 100 fewer horses than expected were rounded up via helicopter after national outcry and a plea from Gov. Jared Polis


First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.

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