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Researchers in Colorado have figured out what makes air conditioners consume so much energy. It’s not the heat.

A massive amount of energy is devoted to cooling and it’s a dirty business when it’s humid. About 52% of greenhouse gases emitted by air conditioning are attributed to dehumidifying.

Energy

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

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OK’d by NFL owners

The vote was taken at a league meeting at a hotel in Minnesota, where Rob Walton, his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and her husband, Greg Penner, were introduced to the media by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Sports

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

Denver will pay $48,000 to settle claim that people with disabilities were overcharged to see Red Rocks shows

Justice Department deal places about 1,800 people who bought tickets for wheelchair-accessible seats at 178 shows at Red Rocks in line for a refund

Equity

Inflation/climate bill includes $4 billion for buying water to save the Colorado River Basin

Bennet, other Western senators applaud funds meant to rent, buy or save water to fill the 2 million to 4 million acre-foot gap amid historic drought.

Environment

When Smartwool left Steamboat Springs, workers who stayed behind got a “kick in the shorts to recalibrate”

The power of place plays out in Steamboat Springs as locals, economic development champions forge paths to keep workers in town after departure of Smartwool

Outdoors

Colorado school funding measure won’t be on November ballot after supporters fail to gather enough signatures

Tracie Rainey of the Colorado School Finance Project said the failure was particularly frustrating because the measure had polled well

Education

Colorado-based USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

The organization announced a deal with RealResponse on Monday, which is international Safe Sport Day

Sports

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

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

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

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

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

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
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