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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Marshall fire evacuation alerts reached as few as 1 in 5 who were meant to receive them

Authorities said they sent Boulder County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters door to door to urge evacuations, and will have a new alert system in place this spring.

Wildfire
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First phone alert for the Marshall fire sent 42 minutes after it started — and only to 215 contacts

Authorities released details on the delayed alert after residents complained that they received little or no notice to flee the inferno riding 100 mph wind gusts

Marshall Fire

Former Boulder County sheriff’s deputies get prison for detox van death

Former deputies James O’Brien and Adam Lunn were sentenced to six years and three years respectively for the 2018 death of 23-year-old Demetrius Shankling.

Crime and Courts

Jury convicts Boulder County deputies of manslaughter in detox van death

Former Boulder County sheriff's deputies James O'Brien, 52, and Adam Lunn, 39, were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Demetrius Shankling

Crime and Courts

Jury deciding fate of Boulder County deputies in detox van death

Former Boulder County sheriff's deputies James O'Brien, 52, and Adam Lunn, 39, are charged with manslaughter in the death of Demetrius Shankling

News

Colorado’s largest jails cut their populations because of coronavirus. Now the numbers are creeping back up.

Law enforcement stopped jailing people for petty offenses and in some counties, the census dropped by 45%. But data show that those changes were more of a precaution to mitigate infection than lasting change.

Crime and Courts

Colorado prisons have strict limits on when they can place inmates in solitary confinement. Jails could be next.

New legislation would require local jails to keep youth and people with certain medical or mental health conditions out of solitary confinement, with strict rules on when those individuals can be housed in isolation.

Politics and Government

Investigators unable to determine cause of Cal-Wood fire, which destroyed 20 Boulder County homes

The fire started near Jamestown on Oct. 17 and burned more than 10,000 acres

Wildfire

Skier dies after hitting a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort

The man, who was in his 50s, crashed on the expert Corona run on Thursday morning

Outdoors

Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law

Crime and Courts