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Judge orders mental health evaluation of suspected Boulder King Soopers gunman

If defendants are unable to understand the proceedings and assist their lawyers, proceedings can be delayed to see if treatment, such as medication, can make them ready for trial

Crime and Courts

Watering restrictions work. But only 53% of Colorado cities have them.

Outdoor use accounts for as much as half of all domestic water consumption and cities that tightened the spigot have significantly reduced per-person use. But permanent watering rules are just one conservation tool.


Colorado governor signs three new gun control bills inspired by the Boulder King Soopers shooting into law

The new laws make this year’s legislative session the most significant in terms of firearm regulations in Colorado in nearly a decade

Politics and Government

Colorado is on track to vaccinate at least 70% of its adult residents by July 4, governor says

The announcement comes as Colorado on Friday awarded the third of five $1 million sweepstakes prizes to someone who has received at least a first dose of coronavirus vaccine


“Bridging Worlds” tells of Pemba Sherpa’s journey from Everest to Boulder, and back

With co-author James McVey, Sherpa traces his steps from the high Himalaya to Colorado, where his business success triggered philanthropy in his native land


“Bedrooms Are For People,” say Boulder housing activists working to reimagine occupancy limits

The proposed ballot measure would set the number of people allowed to live in a residence based on the number of bedrooms plus one.


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


Boulder King Soopers where 10 were killed in mass shooting will reopen in the fall

The store has been closed since a 21-year-old man opened fire on customers, employees and responding police officers on March 22

Crime and Courts

Here’s the gun legislation Colorado Democrats are pursuing in response to the Boulder King Soopers shooting

A measure prohibiting people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm for a period of time is likely to be the most controversial of the potential policies

Politics and Government

Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis

The challenge started on a lark during the Solar Decathlon hosted in Denver in 2017. University of Colorado students persisted with novice crew -- and through COVID-19 -- to build a sustainable option to the lack of affordable housing in resort communities.


Boulder police Officer Eric Talley’s life wasn’t taken in the King Soopers shooting, a priest said. “He gave it.”

Talley, a devout Catholic and father of seven, was among 10 killed at the shooting at King Soopers. Hundreds of law officers attended his public memorial service in Lafayette on Tuesday


Coronavirus, then a mass shooting: It’s been a year from hell for Colorado grocery workers

Grocery store workers were already exhausted after a year of putting their health at risk so Coloradans could buy food. And they were worried about security long before the Boulder massacre.


Boulder shooting victim Rikki Olds “lived life on Rikki’s terms,” family and friends say

The 25-year-old King Soopers manager was known for her vibrant, unapologetic personality.


PHOTOS: Vigil for Boulder shooting victims brings community together in crisis

Hundreds gathered on Pearl Street to mourn the 10 victims of a shooting at a local King Soopers on Monday.


Lawyers for Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect say they are assessing the extent of his “mental illness”

Ten people were killed in the attack on Monday. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old from Arvada, had a limited criminal history leading up to the shooting.

Crime and Courts

Before the King Soopers shooting, Boulder had an assault-weapons ban. It violated state law.

Whether the Boulder ordinance could have stopped the massacre isn't fully clear, and may never been known

Crime and Courts

First schools, then the movies. Now a shooting is making Coloradans wary of King Soopers.

“We thought it was the safest place," one Boulderite said

Crime and Courts

Suspect in Boulder mass shooting was arrested for attack on Arvada West High School classmate

Other than his arrest in the 2017 high school assault, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa did not have a criminal record in Colorado

Crime and Courts

Suspect bought gun days before shooting at Boulder King Soopers, is accused of 10 counts of murder

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, speaking at a news conference in Boulder on Tuesday morning, also identified the alleged gunman as a 21-year-old Arvada man

Crime and Courts

10 people killed — including a police officer — in shooting at Boulder King Soopers

The massacre is the latest in a string of mass shootings in Colorado over the past 25 years that have been among the most notorious and deadly in American history

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