Posted inClimate, Environment, Growth, News, Wildfire

1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire. The risk is highest in suburban counties.

Colorado faces the largest increase in homes and businesses threatened by wildfire of any state in the nation with nearly 1 million properties — two-fifths of all those in the state — already facing some risk, according to a new analysis. The First Street Foundation wildfire risk modeling ranked Colorado No. 7 in the country […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Colorado’s largest county jail is having one of its deadliest years of the decade — after just five months

COLORADO SPRINGS — A 48-year-old man found unresponsive at the El Paso County jail in April was the fourth inmate to die there so far this year — putting 2022 among the jail’s deadliest years of the past decade with seven months to go.  Cristo Cannett was the seventh inmate to die in roughly seven […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government, Social Services

A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system

It was a call about an unpaid bill from her mother’s doctor that led Barb Dowski to begin unraveling the deception. Dowski tried to question her mother’s court-appointed conservator, who was in charge of paying those medical bills and the rest of Barbara Moore’s finances, but got no answers. So she headed down a paper […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Southeastern Colorado struggles to attract home builders. Now federal stimulus will help add 127 homes.

Between the state and private prisons, the sheriff’s office, schools and a growing cannabis cultivation industry, there are plenty of workers who could make Crowley County their home.  Except there aren’t enough places for them to live. And, as the supply of houses and apartments has declined in the rural county east of Pueblo, few […]