Colorado Supreme Court

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

The 38-year war over access to a San Luis Valley ranch, called Cielo Vista, could be nearing its end

“This is a unique opportunity in time to begin a new direction,” said William Harrison, the owner of Cielo Vista Ranch says, promising to work with locals to better define their historic right to access his land

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Six years after marijuana legalization, Colorado still hasn’t figured out what to do with pot-sniffing dogs

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday about whether an alert from a dog trained to smell marijuana creates probable cause for a search

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

District attorney calls for updated laws after Colorado appeals court overturns man’s conviction of sexually assaulting foster child

Senon Louis Ramirez was convicted of child sex assault. Then the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that his behavior, while “reprehensible,” didn’t meet the legal definition of the crime.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes “Martinez case” lawsuit around oil and gas

The case revolves around how much weight energy regulators should give public health and the environment

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

New owner fighting to restrict access to private Cielo Vista Ranch by 5,000 descendants of the San Luis Valley’s earliest settlers

Texas owner tells Colorado Sun that people have built roads, buried trash, harvested timber in violation of 2002 state Supreme Court ruling.