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Power companies’ plans to expand wind, solar on Colorado’s Eastern Plains meet local headwinds

To help meet targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Xcel Energy has already proposed a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line that would circle the Eastern Plains and ferry clean electricity to the Front Range

Environment
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16-year-old dead, another injured in Aurora shooting

The shooting happened near East 12th Avenue and Ironton Street

Crime and Courts

Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Anderson, who accused the Democratic incumbent for being hyperpartisan, said she wants to be a secretary of state who both Democrats and Republicans can trust

Politics and Government

Colorado Springs day care owner sentenced to 6 years in prison for hiding 26 kids in basement

Carla Faith was only licensed to care for up to six children and only two of them were allowed to be under the age of 2

Crime and Courts

Aurora police officer suspended after cursing at teen driver

Sgt. Ed Acuti was placed on paid administrative leave and will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation

Crime and Courts

Denver judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to invalidate votes cast for Amendment 78

Judge J. Eric Elliff found that the legal action filed by Bell Policy Center Executive Director Scott Wasserman and Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue was filed too late

Politics and Government

Fatal shooting lawsuit alleges culture of excessive force in Kiowa County

The lawsuit was filed by Zach Gifford’s family as one of his shooters, former Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy Quinten Stump, is scheduled to stand trial in January on criminal charges

Crime and Courts

Students at Denver high school targeted by racist, antisemitic graffiti try to rally forward

On what was meant to be a light-hearted pajama day, George Washington High School students grappled with fallout from swastikas, racist epithets and hateful rhetoric scrawled on campus over the weekend.

Education

Prosecutors allege Colorado judge used AR-15 rifle in felony menacing case

The name of Mark Thompson's alleged victim was redacted from court documents and there were no details included about what allegedly happened

Crime and Courts

Former Denver high school teachers accused in submarine espionage case are federally indicted

The New York Times reports Jonathan and Diana Toebbes' lost their Denver-area home in 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession

Crime and Courts

What exactly is Colorado’s new early childhood department? We’ve got answers.

The department will oversee the launch of Colorado’s universal preschool program in 2023 and replace the state’s Office of Early Childhood

Education

“Glorified homelessness”: Even tiny Silverton is experiencing the housing crisis that’s crushing mountain workers

Colorado’s housing shortage is exacerbated in remote Silverton, where there are no suburbs to commute from and little space to expand.

Housing

Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Pols didn’t elaborate on his position, which is raising eyebrows among Democrats

Politics and Government

Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism

A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti

Education

Biden administration formally removes Colorado River fish’s endangered status

The humpback chub was first listed as endangered in 1967

Environment

Colorado judge charged with felony menacing loses his leadership job

Judge Mark Thompson, the chief judge for the 5th Judicial District, is accused of using a real or simulated weapon in the alleged July 25 menacing incident

Crime and Courts

Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state

Education

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about impact of strike in Colorado, other states

More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories

Business

United is adding a Denver-Munich flight. Will the airline’s Tokyo route from the Mile High City ever resume?

Lufthansa, which like United is a Star Alliance airline, already operates flights from Denver to Munich and Frankfurt

Business

Denver district attorney’s husband sentenced to 10 days in jail for attempted arson

Christopher Linsmayer was charged after he left several slash piles burning near his property outside Kremmling last October

Crime and Courts
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