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Aurora shootings: Students and school staff grapple with a “growing crisis”

The shootings have caused additional strain in a school community that, like others across the country, has been navigating a tumultuous period defined by the COVID pandemic and activism around social justice issues

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What’s Working: Colorado was tied for nation’s 4th highest rate of job quitters in September

The new JOLTS data is out and the state’s numbers are all over the place. Plus: It’s Small Business Saturday, older workers' resources and more.

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The Aspen Police Department wants $300,000 to try out Tesla cop cars

Electrifying the city fleet helps achieve the Aspen City Council’s goals to address climate chang

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Lauren Boebert apologizes to Muslims after her remarks about Ilhan Omar

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Boebert's remarks and urged Republican leaders to repudiate Boebert's remarks.

Politics and Government

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of public-lands ban

Long-awaited Interior Department report recommends hiking federal royalty rates for oil and gas drilling, which have not been raised for 100 years.


Our readers’ favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes

Turkey crepes, cranberry oatmeal, “leftover pie” and more classic recipes from readers of The Sunriser newsletter.


Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

Hospital beds in the county are filling up


New documents shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter’s motive

Letters written by Ronald Troyke in the lead up the events of June 21 make repeated mention to the Sovereign Citizen movement

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Teen dead after exchanging gunfire with ex-police officer in Aurora

the shooting happened after the 36-year-old former officer got into an argument with a group of teens over careless driving

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As people are increasingly drawn outdoors, the risk of wildfires is rising

A study of fires in the San Juan National Forest showed that people don’t start the majority of southwest Colorado’s wildfires, but those they do ignite are near roads and hiking trails


Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District likely means a big change to the CU Board of Regents

With the addition of a new congressional district, the makeup of the University of Colorado’s governing board will likely change, too

Politics and Government

Colorado could stuff its CO2 deep in the ground to slow climate change

Carbon sequestration may be a small piece of the greenhouse puzzle now, but underground sites show promise for cooling the planet’s future.


Old ambulance finds new purpose as mobile mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ youth in the Denver area

The ambulance has been transformed into a mobile mental health clinic run by Joy as Resistance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on LGBTQ+ youth through mental health and wellness services.


Federal judge tells Colorado lawyers to pay defendants’ attorneys fees in unsuccessful election fraud case

U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter ruled in August that attorneys Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker should pay penalties

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Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood that followed Cameron Peak fire

The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found Saturday, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office


Inflation and supply-chain issues are squeezing Denver’s Thanksgiving giveaway traditions

Food prices have been on the rise as the nation continues to deal with the pandemic’s impact on the economy


Xcel promises to speed closure of coal-fired Comanche 3 electric plant. Environmental groups are unsatisfied.

Comanche 3 is by far the biggest polluter in the state, but the agreement with regulators allows Xcel leeway to add natural gas powered generation -- which also has climate costs


What it’s like to hunt for a job in Colorado when you’re over 50

Older workers dropped out of the state’s labor force during the pandemic. Some say age discrimination keeps them from getting a new job.


There’s something new on the Thanksgiving menu: a Colorado Rapids match. Will fans eat it up?

The first-ever Major League Soccer playoff game on the holiday, with a national TV audience, seeks to capitalize on a long tradition.


Teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Aurora high school that left 6 wounded

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested

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