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We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants

By 2031 water use for coal-fired power plants in Colorado will drop to 3.7 billion gallons – a 68% reduction, according to the Energy and Policy Institute.

Environment

Graduation rates could suffer after lawmakers cut a program to help Colorado kids entering high school

The Ninth Grade Success Grant program has been critical in helping schools hire staff to assist freshmen and track their academic progress

Education

Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence

Crime and Courts

Broadcom orders its software employees to return to work a week before Colorado will allow others

That’s unusual for a tech company, where remote work is easier than many other jobs. Colorado Technology Association says some members even may switch to hybrid work-at-home model post coronavirus.

Technology

Coronavirus isn’t stopping Coloradans from selling their homes. And some are even still going for a premium.

While Colorado’s housing market is starting to slow somewhat as the economy stalls, it's nothing like the Great Recession. Here’s why real estate experts say that’s the case.

Business

Medical professionals said I probably had COVID-19 but nobody would test me. It was terrifying.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

The birds remind us that even in times like this, the natural world is all around

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Thousands of Colorado workers already earn college credit for their time on the job. But even thousands more could.

While some Colorado higher education institutions grant students credit for their work experience, lawmakers want to formalize the process across schools statewide.

Education

Fort Collins police defend investigation in fatal shooting case, despite errors noted by prosecutors

Evidence problems stopped Finnegan Daly's family from securing a tougher sentence in the Colorado State University student's death

Crime and Courts

Want cheaper electricity? Xcel Energy wants to help — if you’re willing to do your laundry at 2 a.m.

Xcel is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to put all of its residential customers in Colorado on time-of-use rates to blunt the demand for electricity on summer afternoons and early evenings.

Energy

A Fort Collins chocolate maker has the world’s largest selection of single-origin bars, but that’s not its purpose

The craft chocolate world is small, confusing and pricey. But this niche wants to educate consumers about where cacao comes from and how much it really costs to grow beans and make chocolate.

Business

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

Collections

Authorities identify Fort Collins woman killed in backcountry avalanche

Michelle Lindsay, 29, of Fort Collins was buried under snow at Diamond Peak on Sunday

Outdoors

Fort Collins woman killed in avalanche on Cameron Pass in northern Colorado

It's the first avalanche death this winter season in Colorado, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Eight people died in slides last snow season.

Outdoors

Gun owner in fatal shooting of CSU student will avoid prison as judge questions botched investigation

After Snapchat image reopened case, Larimer County prosecutors said gaps in the original Fort Collins police investigation hurt attempts to pursue stronger charges.

Crime and Courts

In Snapchat case, roommate pleads guilty in connection to 2018 shooting that killed CSU student

Under the plea deal, Colemann Carver will avoid prison time for charges related to Finnegan Daly's death if he adheres to the conditions of the agreement

Crime and Courts

New details cast doubt on Fort Collins police investigation of CSU student’s 2018 shooting death

In a newly released arrest affidavit, Colemann Carver said he tampered with the gun that killed Finnegan Daly before police were called

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s milk-delivery companies are boosting business even as milk consumption declines

Their business model -- reusable containers carried away from the front porch -- could help the world’s plastic problem

Coloradans

A Snapchat leads police to reopen investigation of CSU student’s death and raises questions about gun violence

The family of Finnegan Daly didn’t believe Fort Collins police and pressed the Larimer County district attorney to take a new look at a case mired in questions

Crime and Courts

Remember the Fort Collins trail runner who killed an attacking mountain lion? Here’s what his life has been like since.

Travis Kauffman says he has been running more than ever since the February attack

Outdoors
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