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Boulder County now requires masks indoors — whether you’re vaccinated or not

The county is among the first few in the state that now require mandatory masking indoors for the general public since the statewide mandate was lifted earlier this year

Coronavirus

Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps

More than 100 hours of testimony, 2,300 online comments to consider as first maps based on 2020 census data are set to be revealed this month

Politics and Government

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

1 dead, 1 injured in rock climbing accident near Boulder

Boulder County sheriff's officials say the men were starting the third pitch of the Wind Ridge route in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Thursday evening when they fell

Outdoors

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

Could Colorado cities save enough water to stop building dams?

Conservation groups want more “cash for grass” and other plans to acquire new water by saving it. But Denver and Aurora, among others, say there’s only so much to cut before a new dam is needed.

Environment

Housing in Boulder County — and across Colorado — is expensive. But affordable homes are more than a fantasy.

Even with myriad solutions on the table, and many people eager and able to make change, closing the affordability gap is proving to be a monumental task

Housing

Colorado public land managers rely on education, then enforcement to deal with a crush of long-term campers

Closing heavily used campsites is public lands “triage” as Forest Service and local officials struggle to protect natural resources from a growing wave of backcountry campers and explorers this summer.

Outdoors

Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation

Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.

Outdoors

Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.

At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.

Outdoors

Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands

The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.

Politics and Government

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Boulder shooting suspect used assault weapon he legally purchased from Arvada gun store

Boulder police say they don’t know the gunman’s motive, but investigators have already put in 3,000 hours into seeking answers

Crime and Courts

Grocery store workers. The son of refugees. A soon-to-be grandfather: These are the 10 people killed in the Boulder King Soopers shooting

When a gunman opened fire in a King Soopers in Boulder on Monday, 10 lives were cut short

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s latest proposal to divert water from the Western Slope is a complex, disputed set of pipes

Northern Water wants to flood a valley southwest of Loveland, but the water comes from Grand County, prompting lawsuits over what some say is a devil’s bargain

Environment

Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Eldora resort

The 26-year-old man died after colliding with a tree.

Outdoors

Northern Colorado has its own backcountry ski patrollers. And they’re busier than ever.

Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol celebrates 30 years negotiating complicated terrain, boundaries and avalanche risk near Cameron Pass

Outdoors

Opinion: Boulder’s climate lawsuit would be costly for consumers

Innovation, not litigation, is the right and proven path forward.

Opinion Columns

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

How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping

Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.

Environment
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