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Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say

Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors


2 people killed when plane crashes in Broomfield neighborhood, the second deadly crash this month

That no one on the ground was injured when a small plane crashed in the densely packed Anthem Ranch neighborhood is "pretty miraculous"


1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire. The risk is highest in suburban counties.

Modeling from group that tracks risk related to climate change reports that in the next 30 years, 19% more homes in Colorado will be threatened by wildfire, the largest increase in the U.S.


Colorado Rep. Matt Gray won’t run for reelection after DUI arrest

The Colorado Democratic Party will convene a vacancy committee to select a candidate to run for Matt Gray’s Broomfield-area seat in November

Politics and Government

Broomfield’s “best practices” for oil and gas are held up as a model. But they don’t curb neighbors’ complaints.

Colorado oil and gas regulators say Broomfield-style mitigation is the key to greenlighting drilling at Kerr-McGee’s McGavin pad within 2,000 feet of Firestone homes


Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer wants permission to drill closer than 2,000 feet from homes

A subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum wants exclusion from the state’s 2,000-foot buffer to drill 26 wells near 87 homes in Firestone. Critics say it would render new oil and gas rules useless. 


Zornio: Broomfield passed ranked choice voting, what does that mean for Colorado at large?

With the state legislature having paved the way, ranked choice voting could go statewide soon enough

Opinion Columns

Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce

Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.


A Colorado-bound Afghan family was caught in the Kabul airport bombing. Some survivors still haven’t made it to America.

Ella Nabiyar, who lives in Broomfield, had 18 family members at the Kabul airport the day of the blast. Her brother and two cousins were killed.


Broomfield house for aged-out foster kids is a model for solving Colorado’s youth homelessness crisis

Anchor House, a church and community project in Broomfield, has eight studio apartments for young people who have emancipated from the foster care system without families


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

FAA grounds certain 777 planes after engine failure over Denver

About 125 planes are powered by the type of engine that exploded and rained parts over Broomfield on Saturday. Previously they were factory inspected after 6,500 take off-and-landing cycles.


New programs aim to house Colorado foster youth who end up homeless

More than a third of the 200 kids who age out of foster care each year in Colorado end up without shelter. New programs help anchor young adults with housing and even savings accounts.


Pairing mental health counselors with police on calls shows promise in Colorado

Colorado's marijuana taxes funded 10 co-responder programs that dispatch mental health pros with cops. Two years in, the concept seems to be working in cities along the Front Range.

Crime and Courts

They’ve been called soccer moms, rage moms and Zoom moms. Why the Colorado suburban-women vote is so important.

Republican women are talking about the economy and law and order, while Democrats are concerned about respect, and women’s rights

Politics and Government

Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado


Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gas

The drawn-out battle over state rulemaking still centers on how far operations should be set back from homes and schools. But environmentalists say residents should not be “guinea pigs” while the work is done.


Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.


Your poop may soon serve as an early warning system for Colorado coronavirus outbreaks

Why the attention to the sewage? A Utah city spotted a spike in coronavirus a week before it showed up in tests. That knowledge could allow communities to act to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Broadcom orders its software employees to return to work a week before Colorado will allow others

That’s unusual for a tech company, where remote work is easier than many other jobs. Colorado Technology Association says some members even may switch to hybrid work-at-home model post coronavirus.

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