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Colorado isn’t experiencing a gas shortage, but there aren’t enough truckers to supply stations

Fuel levels in the state have fallen because of a low number of tanker drivers, not the Colonial Pipeline incident

Transportation
3:41 PM MDT

Colorado snowboarders charged in backcountry avalanche settle criminal case, won’t have to pay $168,000 in restitution

Tyler Dewitt and Evan Hannibal agreed to a deal that includes probation and community service but no financial penalty.

Outdoors
1:24 PM MDT

FBI investigates Asian-American teen’s death in Park County as a hate crime

Maggie Long death was ruled a homicide and authorities later released composite sketches of at least three men they were believed involved in her death. No arrests have been made.

Crime and Courts
12:01 PM MDT

U.S. House to vote on new security as threats more than double

Rep. Jason Crow said the threats from outside “are unfortunately the reality of congressional life.”

Politics and Government
6:33 AM MDT

Modular housing is getting a second look as Colorado confronts a lack of affordable homes

New Fading West home-building factory in Buena Vista can deliver two houses a day and is drawing interest from communities around the state.

Housing
4:20 AM MDT

“A lot of big items still out there”: Colorado lawmakers have a massive to-do list with only a month left

There are about 250 pieces of active, unresolved legislation. And more meaty bills are being introduced by the day.

Politics and Government
3:15 AM MDT

With bites, bruises and low pay, caretakers for Colorado’s troubled youth say there’s not enough staff to keep kids — and each other — safe

The state has shifted funding to child abuse prevention and away from residential centers for youth who’ve suffered trauma. Now those centers are on the edge of a financial cliff.

Sun Investigation
3:00 AM MDT

Cycling champion killed in Lakewood by driver suspected of being intoxicated

Gwen Inglis was hit Sunday morning near Denver while riding by a car that drifted into the bike lane

Outdoors

Man suspected of assaulting a police officer during Jan. 6 riot placed on house arrest after killing mountain lion

Prosecutors say he violated the conditions of his release by having a gun and shooting a mountain lion.

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor signs $34 billion budget into law, setting aside historic reserves and funding $800M stimulus package

The budget does not include $3.8 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus money heading to Colorado as part of the American Rescue Plan

Politics and Government

Vanlife is booming in Colorado as housing costs climb and work-anywhere appeal grows

Dozens of Colorado companies that customize cargo vans into homes on wheels reporting brisk business as housing prices and rents climb alongside pandemic-fueled push for backcountry adventure.

Outdoors

Colorado wants big companies to attack climate change by getting their employees to ditch car commutes

Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division wants businesses with more than 100 workers to start charging for parking, provide shuttles from transit stops and allow more working from home.

Environment

Colorado has the worst coronavirus case rate in the country as it ends most statewide restrictions

The state is still in the midst of its second-largest surge of COVID-19, and the variants of the virus that are circulating are harder to control

Coronavirus

The deadly consequences when kids run away from Colorado residential treatment centers

So many children run away from residential treatment centers in Colorado that police departments are overwhelmed by the calls. Two kids have died.

Sun Investigation

Bear and wildlife conflicts are increasing around Aspen as the weather warms

Aspen police have fielded 17 bear calls since the beginning of April

Outdoors

How Colorado schools are helping teenagers — and their families — get the COVID vaccine

In the final weeks of a disrupted school year, some districts are partnering with health care providers and community groups to run clinics especially for students

Coronavirus

What’s Working: Labor shortage or meager pay? The Colorado debate has begun.

Plus: Amazon and national fast food chains up the ante on lower-wage jobs, how much one trucking company pays drivers and ID.me’s troubled Step 6

Economy

Colorado lawmakers aim to enact strict new regulations on marijuana concentrate, medical cannabis

House Bill 1317 is aimed at curbing teen use and adult overconsumption of high-potency cannabis

Politics and Government

Barry Morphew says he mailed the 2020 ballot of his missing wife, Suzanne Morphew, to help Trump

Barry Morphew is now accused of first-degree murder in his wife's disappearance

Crime and Courts

Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings as coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Denver area

The alterations follow new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated people no longer need to socially distance or wear masks indoors with some exceptions

Health
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