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Man gets nearly 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb Pueblo synagogue

Judge Raymond P. Moore set the 235-month sentence for Richard Holzer, 28, and imposed a 15-year term of supervised release.

Crime and Courts

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot

Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce

Crime and Courts

Trinidad’s Temple Aaron seemed destined to die. But the 131-year-old Jewish synagogue’s fate was never sealed.

A group of strangers, unwilling to let Temple Aaron fade away, stepped in to help keep the synagogue’s doors open. This weekend, when Rosh Hashanah begins, a few dozen Jews will pray there in person -- just as they have been doing for more than a century.


Colorado attorney general announces alliance to address hate crimes

The announcement came less than a week after an annual FBI report showed there were 123 hate crimes reported in Colorado in 2018, a 16% increase over the previous year

Crime and Courts

Pueblo man arrested by federal agents wanted to blow up historic synagogue, court documents say

Richard Holzer, 27, wrote on Facebook that “I wish the Holocaust really did happen … they need to die,” according to an arrest document

Crime and Courts

Boulder man searched for Colorado synagogues and mosques, said he “wanted the white race to win,” search warrant says

Wesley Gilreath is being held for investigation of child pornography. He tried to buy a gun and had notes on his cellphone about explosives.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: I learned a valuable life lesson at the barbershop. It takes courage to speak out against hatred.

Opinion Columns

Pathbreaking transgender attorney Danyel Joffe’s work led to Colorado law compensating people wrongly convicted of crimes

Joffe, who died last month, relentlessly pursued DNA testing to free a man after 16 years in prison and sparked a change in the state's criminal justice system