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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.

News

Colorado congregations — one Jewish, one Black — swap pulpits, music in a push for racial justice

Beth Evergreen, a synagogue in the foothills, and Zion Temple Church, a predominantly Black congregation in Denver, seized the moment to strengthen their bonds

Coloradans

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

Security tighter as Colorado’s first Jewish governor takes office amid rising threats, hate crimes

An LGBT organization is also on alert for a rise in harassment in Colorado

Politics and Government

“A basic trust in America has been violated”: Denver turns out in force to share in the pain of Pittsburgh and the Jewish community

Thousands packed into Temple Emanuel in Denver for a vigil Sunday night that was attended by a who’s who of politicians and faith leaders

Coloradans