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Florissant man kills himself after shooting at neighbors’ homes

FLORISSANT — A man was found dead after shooting at the homes of his neighbors in a Colorado mountain community early Sunday, leading residents to be evacuated, authorities said. The man was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Florissant, about 35 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, the Teller County Sheriff’s […]

Posted inHealth, News

Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

As a single parent going back to college, Carla D’Agostino-Vigil signed up for Medicaid and used the government-run health insurance to attend “life-saving” therapy. So when she graduated and started her own mental health counseling practice in Westminster, D’Agostino-Vigil was adamant that she would open her doors to Medicaid patients.  “When it was my turn, […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

As of February, America’s home-insecure population has eclipsed an estimated 2 million individuals. With an economy reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and, as The Colorado Sun recently reported, a staggering increase in the price of lumber, the need for affordable and safe housing in America is as urgent as it has ever […]

Posted inColoradans, Crime and Courts, News

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

Jake Turnbull managed to anger a local within minutes of driving his sporty Suzuki Sidekick into Woodland Park. Turnbull, 28 and living in Colorado Springs, was cruising through the picturesque small town on the north slope of Pikes Peak a few weeks back, his fiancée and pup along for the ride with plans for an […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, Election 2020, Politics and Government

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

Colorado’s biggest casinos are rolling the dice in November, hoping that the state’s roughly 4.1 million voters will approve an initiative that would give a little more than 2,000 residents control of casino bet limits and games.  Amendment 77 would give voters in Colorado’s gaming hamlets — Cripple Creek, population 1,300, Central City, population 750, […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Water

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

Two sophomores at the Colorado School of Mines designed a $564 system to allow an unclaimed but locally beloved artesian spring in Teller County to remain open. Installation not included. That is mostly because getting permission to install the few feet of connecting pipes, a water meter and a self-closing valve is among the last […]

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

Colorado’s casinos will start reopening next week, but the opening for gambling halls idled since mid-March won’t include big crowds or table games.  Cripple Creek’s 12 casinos will open June 15 and the 23 casinos in Central City and Black Hawk will open June 17 after shutting down because of the coronavirus more than two […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News

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

On a typical spring day, Craig’s Memorial Regional Hospital, in the rural northwest part of Colorado, monitors patients in 10 of its 25 available beds. As of March 25, there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Moffat County, a four-hour drive from Denver. But the pandemic is already having a disastrous effect on Memorial. […]