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Fatal shooting lawsuit alleges culture of excessive force in Kiowa County

The lawsuit was filed by Zach Gifford’s family as one of his shooters, former Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy Quinten Stump, is scheduled to stand trial in January on criminal charges

Crime and Courts

Kiowa County deputy accused of killing unarmed man had history of using deadly force

Kiowa County sheriff ignored questionable incidents, records show.

Crime and Courts

How a rural Colorado traffic stop left a man dead and a sheriff’s deputy facing criminal charges

In the 11 months since Zach Gifford, the unarmed passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation, was shot and killed by Kiowa County Sheriff's officers, charges have been filed against a deputy. But his family and friends still have unanswered questions.

Crime and Courts

Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines

111 rural counties, mostly between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy that can give the vaccines. But counties in Colorado pharmacy deserts still are getting vaccines to residents.

Health

On Edge: In a rural Eastern Plains community plagued by drought, stigma won’t be easy to overcome

Week after rainless week throughout the growing season has wounded not just local farmland, but also the emotional landscape

Health

Colorado’s new strategy to prevent child sexual abuse zeroes in on every ZIP code

The child advocacy organization Illuminate Colorado is funding a program to train at least 5% of the population in each county

Health