Posted inNews, Wildfire

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

The Marshall fire is officially the most destructive in Colorado history in terms of the number of homes and businesses destroyed. Boulder County authorities on Saturday released a list of the addresses of the 991 properties destroyed and 127 damaged in the 6,000-acre fire. Here’s a breakdown of where the destruction happened: 553 were destroyed […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Experts have found a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to proceed in the case, attorneys said during a court hearing Friday. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, is accused of opening fire at a busy King Soopers in the […]

Posted inHealth, News

Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

As a single parent going back to college, Carla D’Agostino-Vigil signed up for Medicaid and used the government-run health insurance to attend “life-saving” therapy. So when she graduated and started her own mental health counseling practice in Westminster, D’Agostino-Vigil was adamant that she would open her doors to Medicaid patients.  “When it was my turn, […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

Coloradans have many complaints about RTD — the Regional Transportation District that operates buses and light-rail across metro Denver. Some are valid, some are not. Despite all the issues, the real insanity is some of the solutions that people propose to “fix” this system. The two most popular ideas are balkanization and defunding. Balkanization is […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, News

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

In Boulder, where every resident automatically receives access to recycling and composting services, more than half of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. But in many Colorado cities and towns, residents who want to recycle must pay extra, or make a trip to recycling centers.  The discrepancy between the relative ease of recycling in […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Environment, Equity, News, Outdoors

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

Before 2016, Grant Frontier Park was touted as a place where prospectors first discovered gold in the South Platte River near Denver. No one seemed to care.  “I never saw anyone in the park,” Gordon Robertson, director of planning design and construction at Denver Parks and Recreation Department, said of the three-block long park that […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Water

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

The Boulder County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a settlement allowing Denver Water to expand the dam and pool at Gross Reservoir, despite vocal opposition from some residents, after a $10 million mitigation deal was sweetened by $2.5 million to soften construction impacts for neighbors. Denver Water is likely to vote Wednesday to approve a […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News, Politics and Government

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

Kathy Gebhardt has been called a Nazi and a child abuser because of her unwavering support for requiring masks in schools. Now she and two of her colleagues on the Boulder Valley School District board are facing a new reprisal by parents outraged over mask mandates — a recall petition seeking their removal, an undertaking […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

 Doctors determining whether a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket in March is mentally competent to stand trial can are getting some more time to finish their evaluation. Judge Ingrid Bakke ruled Monday that the two state doctors evaluating Ahmad Alissa can have until Oct. 11 to complete their evaluation, giving […]