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What’d I Miss?: Are petty lawbreakers fair game for violent arrest?


Colorado’s independent ski areas are thriving in the shadow of dueling, consolidating resort giants

Arapahoe Basin, Echo Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Granby, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek all report record visits, revenues in last two seasons


COVID outbreaks have shut down some Colorado schools. Will holidays and cold weather make things worse?

Nearly 40% of COVID cases related to outbreaks in Colorado are at schools as the delta variant rapidly spreads among students and staff.


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

Just 15% of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from landfills in Colorado in 2020.


Colorado dangles free transit on bad pollution days. But will there be anyone to ride? Or drive?

Northern Colorado transit systems struggling to lure back riders can’t restore full service because there aren’t enough drivers and that may be keeping customers away.


Owner of Loveland clinic fined $40,000 after he wouldn’t stop marketing fake COVID-19 cures

A family nurse practitioner refused to stop marketing alleged cures for the virus, including Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug often given to livestock.

Crime and Courts

Loveland police sergeant in rough arrest of elderly Colorado woman resigns

The Loveland Police Department announced Wednesday evening that Phil Metzler submitted his resignation amid a disciplinary review

Crime and Courts

Thornton reverses Weld County denial of water pipeline. Property owners are not happy.


Four Colorado cities win $2 million in EPA grants to redevelop old sites, from a movie theater to a beet factory

Cleanup and assessment awards will give towns from Craig to Loveland to Trinidad extra economic-development money to solve old problems everywhere from a sugar beet factory to an aging movie house


Littwin: We can add to our list of excessive use-of-force victims an 80-pound, 73-year-old flower picker in Loveland

Police-cam video shows Karen Garner, who has dementia, suffering a broken arm and dislocated shoulder while being arrested. More video shows Loveland cops laughing about it.

Opinion Columns

Two separate investigations are now looking into rough arrest of 73-year-old Loveland woman with dementia

A judge dismissed charges against the woman after the district attorney's office concluded that she “appears to be incapable of understanding her surroundings or her actions."


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

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Protest, perseverance and partnership as a small business faces COVID-19

Within several weeks of hearing about COVID-19, we were forced to lay off our entire staff and overnight lost 75% of our revenue.

Opinion Columns

Loose fuel hose blamed for causing fiery, deadly plane crash near Northern Colorado Regional Airport

A graphic video of the crash showed flames shooting from the plane being flown by 69-year-old Thomas Lawson


How one Colorado business is navigating the state’s rules to reopen

As Colorado child care facilities, tattoo parlors and business offices reopen here, they must navigate new government guidelines designed to balance a restart of the economy against the possibility of reigniting the pandemic


What if we never need the $100 million coronavirus overflow hospitals Colorado is building?

One lease, for the Colorado Convention Center, costs $60,000 per day. But state emergency officials say the five makeshift medical centers are Colorado’s health care insurance policy.


Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk

At least 9 Colorado governments are working to wean themselves from coal and natural gas, but they say getting to 100% solar and wind power is harder than it seems.