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Opinion: On the edge of the Marshall inferno, drivers worked in concert to avert trouble

On busy U.S. 36, choking smoke and approaching flames triggered a retreat of vehicles in an amazing display of unspoken cooperation

Opinion

Opinion: The fire in my legislative district had roots in the fossil fuels we put in our cars

Preventing another Marshall Fire will require reducing greenhouse gases. And that’s just the start.

Opinion Columns

Boulder Valley School District, largely unscathed by the Marshall fire, will resume classes Wednesday

The school district’s reopening comes as thousands of area residents remain without gas service, despite door-to-door effort by Xcel Energy crews

Marshall Fire

MAP: These are the 991 structures destroyed and 127 damaged in the Marshall fire

Boulder County authorities on Saturday released a list of the addresses of the 991 homes destroyed and 127 damaged in the 6,000-acre fire

Marshall Fire

As many as 600 homes lost, 6 people injured as Marshall fire quickly spreads across Boulder County

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says downed power lines may have sparked the wildfires.

Marshall Fire

Man accused in Boulder King Soopers shooting is found incompetent to stand trial

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, will now be sent to the state's mental health hospital where doctors will try to restore him to competency

Crime and Courts

Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

Several behavioral health providers say they will no longer treat Medicaid patients after 199 providers received letters ordering them to return payment for therapy already completed.

Health

Opinion: Punishing RTD hurts Colorado’s most potent weapon against climate change

The key to lowering greenhouse gases is fewer cars, more mass transit. State budget ultimatums aren’t getting us closer to that goal

Opinion Columns

Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?

Just 15% of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from landfills in Colorado in 2020.

Environment

Plastic hippos are out. Colorado playgrounds are getting a more natural makeover.

Parks departments along the Front Range are working with the land to create spaces that the next generation will actually use.

Outdoors

“Powerless” against Denver Water, Boulder County OKs deal to triple size of Gross Reservoir

Commissioners say they hate the project, but the odds of winning a lawsuit were poor. Denver Water upped the offer to help mitigate impacts of construction to $12.5 million.

Water

Anti-maskers are spreading a new tactic to challenge Colorado school boards: recalls

In Boulder and Weld counties, parents upset with mask mandates are trying to recall school board members who support them

Education

Doctors will get more time to evaluate man charged in Boulder King Soopers shooting

Judge Ingrid Bakke ruled Monday that the two state doctors evaluating Ahmad Alissa can have until Oct. 11 to complete their work

Crime and Courts

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.

Water

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

Coronavirus

“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

SunLit

“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

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
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