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El Paso County sheriff’s deputy killed while responding to shooting

Deputy Andrew Peery was killed while responding to the shooting near the intersection of Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard in Security-Widefield

Crime and Courts
3 hours ago

CSU professor Jared Orsi aims to amplify undertold stories as Colorado’s new state historian

His wide-ranging expertise has long focused on public lands and how Coloradans have shaped them — and been shaped by them

Coloradans
4:15 AM MDT

Barbara Kirkmeyer once pushed part of Colorado to pursue breaking off to form a new state. She has no regrets.

Now that Kirkmeyer is running to represent Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District, Democrats are using her secession push as a way to label her as too extreme

Election 2022
3:55 AM MDT

Purgatory ski patrollers form union, push for better wages as part of national resort labor movement

Purgatory patrollers join unionized peers in Aspen, Big Sky, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Park City, Steamboat, Stevens Pass and Telluride in collective bargaining.

Outdoors
3:50 AM MDT

Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

Overall, Colorado’s Federal Application for Financial Aid completion rate increased by 2.2 percentage points for the Class of 2022 over last year

Education
3:45 AM MDT

After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on gun laws in Colorado and across the U.S.

The first major gun decision in more than a decade, the ruling could dramatically reshape gun laws in the U.S. even as a series of horrific mass shootings pushes the issue back into the headlines

Crime and Courts

Eight months ago I started microdosing shrooms to relieve crippling anxiety and depression. It’s working.

After limited progress with prescriptions and talk therapy, psilocybin dramatically sped up the healing decades after a sibling's suicide

Health

Tentative Jefferson County teacher pay deal sets starting salary at $50,000

Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association reached the agreement late Wednesday, two weeks before the start of the school year

Education

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

What’s Working: Colorado employers say there’s still a labor shortage even as more jobs are filled

As job postings decline, it’s back to work for many, but are there just too many jobs out there? Plus: Job fairs, a tax credit and more.

Economy

Regional board to approve ozone action plan, but a Colorado coalition wants much more done

The staff of the Regional Air Quality Council admits its plan won’t reach EPA limits, and environmental groups demand far stricter caps on the toxic air.

Environment

Young Jamin Wright could make anything from wood. It was harps that hit just the right note.

The Wright family bought Blevins Harps in Grand Junction, one of a few American harp makers, hoping to join Jamin’s woodworking skills with his mother’s musical talents.

Business

Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

Colorado ranks 44th in the nation for the 2022 school year in getting high school students to finish the FAFSA, the federal application for financial aid.

Equity

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

Forest Service OKs Vail Resorts plan to restore Keystone tundra. But expanded terrain’s opening will be delayed.

The White River National Forest suspended construction in alpine bowl at Keystone after Vail Resorts crews plowed a road beyond permitted boundaries. The company’s cure for damage “the best … I’ve ever seen,” forest boss says.

Outdoors

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

Lakewood residents at elevated risk of cancer cases from Terumo medical sterilization plant, EPA says

Toxic ethylene oxide has been released from the facility for years, and could cause cancers above normal rates, federal officials warn.

Environment

Former foster kids started a new Colorado nonprofit to help young people. TikTok is taking it nationwide.

The new group is using lived experience to connect. “We’re not professionals. We’re experts.”

Social Services

Food trucks are helping keep Grand Junction kids fed while school’s out for summer

About half the students in Mesa County Valley School District are eligible for free lunch. The Lunch Lizard food truck is helping make sure they get them in summer.

Equity

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
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