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Judge temporarily blocks Colorado town’s new gun control rules, including ban on assault-style rifles

By Jesse Bedayn and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A federal judge has temporarily blocked the town of Superior from enforcing parts of a new gun control ordinance, including a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, after it was challenged by gun rights groups. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore issued a […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Wildfire

Long before the Marshall fire, Boulder County fire chiefs wanted a more robust response on dry, windy days

Two years before a wind-whipped grassfire gobbled up nearly 1,100 homes, Boulder County rural and city fire chiefs asked their dispatch center for more robust response to fire calls on windy, dry days. Their request — along with an even older one for improved communication between the three dispatch centers in the county — has […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, News

Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?

In Boulder, where every resident automatically receives access to recycling and composting services, more than half of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. But in many Colorado cities and towns, residents who want to recycle must pay extra, or make a trip to recycling centers.  The discrepancy between the relative ease of recycling in […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

Empowered by a new state law and regulations, towns, cities and counties across the Front Range are flexing their muscle and moving to regulate oil and gas operations that come to town. Two years ago this month, sweeping legislation was signed into law reorienting Colorado’s approach to regulating oil and gas development. That in turn […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

A few times a week, one of Dan Maloit’s three young kids will dissolve into tears, often breaking down sobbing next to his home office or while hiding in the pantry or sitting behind the couch. The meltdowns are usually the culmination of frustration over school — as they struggle to answer a question or […]

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Suspect, 95, charged with murder in Lafayette assisted living shooting

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A 95-year-old resident of an assisted living facility accused of shooting and killing a maintenance worker has been charged with first-degree murder. The suspect, Okey Payne, appeared in court in Boulder on Wednesday to be advised of the charges filed against him. According to court records, Payne was also […]