Broomfield is the latest city to severely limit thirsty grass in housing, with many more to follow. Meanwhile, cities and parks departments are ripping useless turf out of medians in favor of drought-tolerant plants to save water.
Civil rights lawyers say a critical mass of claims filed in Colorado cities could force a decision about whether homeless people can be moved from campsites when no other shelter exists
No evidence of a crime as authorities disclose cause and origin of the Marshall fire on Thursday, capping a 17-month probe into December 2021 wildfire that killed two people, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses
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 […]
Greenwood Village banned commercial firearm sales from homes following outrage over one man’s business. But the new ordinance doesn’t affect his business.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]