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Colorado’s geographic renaming board begins process of scrubbing Native American slur from 28 sites

The flurry of approvals marked a rare moment of rapid decision making. The state board had officially recommended changing just two features since it began meeting in the fall of 2020

Outdoors

It’s official: Colorado will begin ticketing drivers who illegally use the I-70 mountain express toll lanes

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed House Bill 1074 into law letting the Colorado Department of Transportation use the lanes’ license plate cameras to ticket scofflaws

Transportation

Colorado wants to start ticketing the tens of thousands of drivers who illegally use the I-70 mountain express lane

House Bill 1074 would allow the state to use cameras that monitor the mountain express lanes to identify and fine motorists who travel in them when they are closed. In 2020, that was nearly 50,000 motorists.

Transportation

Peak near Evergreen renamed Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain as slurs are stripped from Colorado landmarks

Federal naming board approves petition to rename mountain for Owl Woman

Outdoors

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted near Idaho Springs as blaze is contained

Firefighters have contained a 15-acre wildfire that started Sunday

Wildfire

Deaf man files lawsuit against Idaho Springs police, county jail for 2019 arrest

Brady Mistic and his legal team filed the lawsuit in federal court

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.

Outdoors

Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown

The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.

Outdoors

Opinion: As county commissioners, we see smart ways to close Colorado’s digital divide

Success requires more than just throwing money at the problem. We’ve tried that in the past, and it failed.

Opinion Columns

Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent

The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed

Business

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

70-year-old Colorado man arrested in 1982 murders of two women

Alan Lee Phillips, of the mountain hamlet of Dumont, was being held in Park County Jail on suspicion of killing Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29.

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat

People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties

Environment

U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close public lands in five Colorado counties because of fire conditions

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be off limits in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties starting at midnight on Wednesday

Wildfire

Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.

State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.

Business

Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County's sheriff cited recent crowding on Boulder Creek in his decision to ban all swimming, tubing, kayaking and rafting on Clear Creek through June 25

Outdoors

Warnings are working (for now) to keep visitors out of Colorado’s high country. But tickets, legal battles loom.

A complex map of coronavirus restrictions raises legal issues for district attorneys in Colorado's high country who may have to prosecute people who violate health orders.

Outdoors

Colorado counties try different ways to tell visitors the same thing: please stay away

As Colorado rolls back its statewide stay-at-home order, counties are urging out-of-towners to continue delaying recreational visits.

Coronavirus

It’s unclear if Colorado counties can legally evict visitors to slow coronavirus. But one is doing it anyway.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that Gunnison County’s order intended to keep the community’s small hospital from being overwhelmed is unconstitutional. Other Colorado communities are following suit to shut out visitors.

Coronavirus
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