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Florissant man kills himself after shooting at neighbors’ homes

No motive was immediately known for the shooting, the sheriff's office said

Crime and Courts

Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

Several behavioral health providers say they will no longer treat Medicaid patients after 199 providers received letters ordering them to return payment for therapy already completed.


Opinion: A concrete way to build affordable, resilient, energy-efficient homes in Colorado’s wildfire zones

In Teller County and elsewhere, building with non-combustible materials is one of the best ways to mitigate damage from natural disasters such as fires.

Opinion Columns

Someone claimed a driver ran a red light in a small Colorado town. That’s all it took to get a ticket.

A dustup in Woodland Park has an out-of-town driver questioning whether it’s fair to get a ticket for running a red light when there are no police in sight

Crime and Courts

Woodland Park mayor dies weeks after contracting COVID-19

Val Carr, who was less than a year into his mayoral term, had been battling the virus for about two months

Politics and Government

Amendments 77 and C explained: Casinos bet big on local voter, bingo halls hoping for an update

Only 11 bingo halls remain and supporters of Amendment C say that's translated to losses for nonprofits. Meanwhile, Amendment 77 would allow gambling towns to raise bet limits, add games.

Election 2020

College students find $564 solution to the million-dollar problem with Gillette Flats spring in Teller County

Colorado sought to cap a quirky artesian mountain spring near Cripple Creek, but there’s new hope for a compromise to keep it flowing


Colorado casinos are expecting high demand as they reopen next week with a host of coronavirus changes

The state’s larger casinos in Black Hawk hope to welcome more than 175 gamblers, the cap set by state health officials for indoor capacity. Gambling tables won’t be allowed.


Coronavirus is already pressuring rural hospitals, even in counties where no cases have been confirmed

Preparations for the inevitable surge of COVID-19 cases have forced hospitals in Moffat and Lincoln counties to drop profitable surgical procedures. But one hospital is hoping noncritical patients will be sent to make room in metro wards for people who need acute care.


Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.


Colorado said a quirky artesian mountain spring has to be capped. Residents are trying one last Hail Mary to save it.

People in Teller County and beyond have used the spring at Gillette Flats, near Cripple Creek, as a free water source for generations


An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping

Politics and Government

No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures

Sun Investigation

Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

Politics and Government

The fierce fight over an artesian spring in southern Colorado provides a glimpse of coming water wars

The state says the spring at Gillette Flats in Teller County breaks the law. Locals say they depend on it.