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Silverman: Expect a big ruling this week in the Barry Morphew murder case

Barry Morphew is accused of killing his wife, Suzanne. A Chaffee County judge must make critical probable cause and bail eligibility rulings

Opinion Columns

Denver will close Civic Center park near Colorado Capitol for safety, health concerns

City officials said the park and surrounding areas have become a “hotspot for violence, crime, drug sales and substance misuse"


Judge rejects mining company lawsuit over contested Glenwood Springs quarry


Younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter takes stand in trial of his alleged accomplice

One student was killed and several others wounded in the 2019 attack

Crime and Courts

Colorado effort to limit arrests for low-level criminal offenses dies in statehouse committee

This is the second version of the legislation, which would have limited arrests for low-level offenses, to be rejected this year.

Politics and Government

I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”


Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing examiner Steven Cooley decided last week to permanently suspend hunting privileges for Iniki Vike Kapu

Crime and Courts

Colorado court orders new sentencing for Idaho nurse imprisoned in connection with Kelsey Berreth’s murder

Krystal Lee Kenney’s case will be returned to a Colorado judge for resentencing.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Some Colorado newspapers are rethinking criminal justice coverage

The national racial justice reckoning lately is involving publications that are atoning for past wrongs by rethinking the way race is considered in, among other things, criminal justice coverage.


Police: 95-year-old Colorado man shot assisted living worker to stop “thievery”

Okey Payne was arrested Wednesday in his room at Legacy Assisted Living in Lafayette

Crime and Courts

Genetic genealogy helps ID Denver girl decades after she was killed by the Green River Killer

Wendy Stephens was 14 and had run away from her home in Denver

Crime and Courts

Denver police seize guns over threats against Colorado attorney general

Denver police seized weapons from the man under Colorado's red-flag law. Bryce Shelby has not been charged with a crime in the case.

Crime and Courts

Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems employee files defamation suit against Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani

Eric Coomer, a Coloradan, alleges he has been the target of a false conspiracy that has harmed his reputation and left him facing threats

Politics and Government

Former Weld County judge who tipped off friend about drug investigation is censured

According to the censure, Ryan Kamada also frequently texted his friends inappropriate comments about what was happening in his courtroom

Crime and Courts

“Intentional discharge of an aimed firearm” leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter

Suspect Harry Watkins was “horrified” after fatally shooting his hunting buddy, Simon Howell, in Grand County. “It was reasonable to fire,” Watkins’ attorney says.


Maria Berkenkotter selected by Gov. Jared Polis as his first Colorado Supreme Court appointee

Maria Berkenkotter, a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, is the former chief judge in the 20th Judicial District in Boulder County

Politics and Government

In “Ambush,” a detective seeks a young Iraqi boy with secrets — and so does a ruthless killer

Protagonist Sydney Parnell, blood-stained from her brush with the killer Alpha, continues her search just one step ahead of danger

Book Excerpts

Opinion: I’m worried about what we’ll do after the election. Can we get along?

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Weld County grand jury indicts man in 1984 Greeley cold-case murder of 12-year-old girl

Steven Pankey was indicted on five charges, including first-degree murder. Jonelle Matthews disappeared on Dec. 20, 1984.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: The shadow pandemic requires new thinking to help those who need a safe home

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