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7 held in alleged kidnapping, torture of Colorado woman

Four of the suspects were arrested Thursday by the CBI, U.S. Marshals and the Pueblo County and Otero County sheriff's offices

Crime and Courts

While Colorado’s eastern half revels in rain, the Western Slope is still stuck in a drought

Ute Mountain Utes and other farmers and ranchers plan radical cutbacks in planting and grazing, as snowpack and runoff in some areas approaches 30% of normal.

Climate

In Colorado’s hard-to-count communities, census outreach and coronavirus support are one and the same

Another shift in deadline -- the Census Bureau now must continue until Oct. 31 -- throws a wrench into the mix

Politics and Government

Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

Business

How tiny Branson, through crowdfunding and new water tech, saved itself from drying up

Faced with an inadequate filtration system and a $1.2 million estimate to fix it, the community of 55 people got creative. And it paid off.

Environment

Cigarettes all over again? Colorado has the highest youth vaping rate in the country.

Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.

Health

Recycling can be a hard sell in rural Colorado. That hasn’t discouraged a resourceful nonprofit effort in tiny Swink.

Clean Valley Recycling started small, but now serves three towns with curbside service and collects everything from books to building materials — all from an old sugar plant

Environment