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"
Colorado unveils plan to distribute $400 million in opioid settlement money
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and a number of local officials announced a framework that would split the dollars between state and local governments
Former Weld County judge who tipped off friend about drug investigation sentenced to a year in prison
Former Judge Ryan Kamada tipped off his friend about the investigation after officers asked him to sign a search warrant
Colorado lawmakers wage multifront assault on high drug costs
While none of the efforts alone would result in broad-based, deep cuts, state officials estimate the combined impact of the various measures could save Coloradans between 20% and 40% in out-of-pocket costs
64 members of “international drug trafficking network” indicted by Colorado grand jury
Federal, state and local agencies collaborated to bring a total of 159 state charges against the people for trafficking heroin, meth and opioids, including fentanyl
Federal prosecutors in Colorado, across the U.S. sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis
The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists "knew were invalid"
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
District attorney in northeast Colorado pleads guilty to drug charge, misconduct
Brittny Lewton, who serves Colorado's 13th Judicial District, struck a deal with prosecutors in the attorney general's office and pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance
State health department announces review of ketamine waivers one year after Elijah McClain’s death
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the review will begin immediately and last at least 12 weeks. When the review is complete, a report will be issued.
Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce prescription opioid abuse
Gov. Jared Polis wrote in a letter that he vetoed House Bill 1085 because of the impact it would have on health insurance premiums
Air Force discloses drug investigation into nuclear missile guards in Colorado, 2 other states
The guards are responsible for protecting nuclear-armed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles — a key segment of the U.S. nuclear force — in underground launch silos in western Nebraska, southeastern Wyoming and northeastern Colorado
A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado
Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets
Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO being sued by Colorado and other states
Colorado and Massachusetts allege that Purdue's CEO blamed the dangers of opioids on patients rather than the drugs
A new Colorado law makes possessing 13,000 fatal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are worried.
Colorado lawmakers this year passed a bill to reduce incarceration by making possession of 4 grams or less of most drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony
Nicolais: Some sun in the dark clouds of the opioid epidemic
Government programs and healthcare innovators, including many in Colorado, have begun introducing potential solutions to combat the myriad of problems created by opioid misuse
Carman: The addicts in our families deserve justice for the corporate kingpins
On the heels of Colorado effort, Trump administration to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada
Colorado lawmakers passed a bill this year aiming to start a state-level Canadian imports program
How exercise is helping extreme athletes and others in Colorado battle addiction
"It's a community that welcomes you with open arms"
AG Phil Weiser backs Philly in lawsuit over supervised-drug-use sites, even if Colorado’s effort is stalled
Weiser joined attorneys general from six other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Philadelphia non-profit Safehouse
Colorado records modest decline in drug overdose deaths — the first decline since 2012
The state recorded 349 deaths from prescription painkillers, dropping by 24 from the previous year