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Former Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

BOULDER — Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a hospice care facility in Longmont, the Daily Camera reported. […]

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11-year-old girl who died after tripping under moving school bus has been identified

An 11-year-old girl died in rural Colorado after tripping as she ran to catch her school bus and getting run over by the moving wheels, authorities said Thursday. Annaliese Backner, who went by “Anna,” was a sixth grader at Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office said Friday. Parachute is about […]

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No charges in Colorado amusement park death of 6-year-old Wongel Estifanos, prosecutor says

A Colorado prosecutor says he cannot prove that any individual is responsible for the 2021 death of a 6-year-old girl who died on an amusement park ride and has decided not to file charges in the case. The Denver Gazette reports that Ninth Judicial District District Attorney Jefferson Cheney said in a Jan. 25 letter he […]

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Coroner wants to do metal testing on mummified cult leader’s body found in Colorado

 A coroner in southern Colorado has not yet been able to determine what caused the death of a spiritual leader whose mummified body was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine. Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told The Denver Post he doesn’t know when Amy Carlson’s autopsy will be finished […]

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Boulder police officer dies after 200-foot fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — An off-duty Boulder police officer died in a 200-foot fall while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park rangers were called to the scene just west of Martha’s Couloir on Mount Lady Washington on Thursday afternoon and were helped in their search by a helicopter crew that had been assigned […]