The case has been cited as an example of how decades-old child pornography laws can ensnare administrators unaware that possessing explicit images of children is sexual exploitation, no matter the person’s intent.
Colorado has no mandatory training on how to investigate school sexting. Educators face prison time if they do it wrong.
In one case, an Eastern Colorado principal faces 12 years in prison
School resource officer at center of controversial teen sexting case in rural Colorado didn’t take notes of key events
The key role Officer Jared Barham has played in the case highlights the lack of consistent regulation around school resource officers
Case of Eastern Colorado principal accused of exploitation after investigating student sexting heads to hearing
Under Colorado law, even unintentionally possessing explicit images of kids is akin to having child pornography. The man faces up to 12 years in prison.
Brush police chief, central in sexting case against school administrators, leaves for Eagle job
Derek Bos said his last day in Brush will be Dec. 9. He will start work in Eagle on Dec. 12
Opinion: A ‘Good-Roads Movement’ for the 21st Century
If you’re a farmer, you love well-built and well-maintained roads. Without them, there’s virtually no way to get your crops or livestock to market, and therefore no way to make a living. In fact, farmers played a pivotal role in the “good roads” movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s – a movement that […]
Golf courses on Colorado’s Eastern Plains face existential challenge as drought tees off
A water-dependent pastime battles for sustainability on the small-town courses woven into the region’s cultural heritage.
Power companies’ plans to expand wind, solar on Colorado’s Eastern Plains meet local headwinds
By Sam Brasch, CPR News For years, Lacie Harman has watched wind turbines inch closer to her home on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. The white towers now dot the prairie from Limon north to the Wyoming border but have skipped over Washington County, where her family has farmed and ranched for five generations. Harman is trying […]
Colorado heads into snowpack season with low reservoirs — but a twinge of hope
Drought conditions have eased up a bit from this time last year, but as the calendar turns on Colorado’s water year, worries about a dry winter still loom, the state’s assistant climatologist says. That’s not to say Colorado isn’t parched. Most of the state remains in drought, including the Eastern Plains, which spent much of […]
Farmers hit with most disruptive price hikes, supply shortages in decades as pandemic slowdowns catch up to Colorado
From being nestled under soil, piled into trucks, sent down conveyor belts and driven on to Walmart, Kroger and Aldi stores, the potatoes from Reid Mattive’s San Luis Valley farm have never been more expensive to grow. Tires and machinery are hard to locate. The prices for fertilizer, fuel and fungicides are spiking. Mattive, a […]