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In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state’s air rating

Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state’s biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was …


Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may run for the Senate in 2020 against a Republican considered …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Colorado police say remains found of girl missing since 1984

The disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews shortly after singing “Jingle Bells” with classmates at a 1984 Christmas concert stunned this rural town in northern Colorado. Her case attracted the attention …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Moving US land agency West brings praise, prompts questions

The Trump administration’s plan to move the government’s largest land management office from Washington to the West evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday.


Colorado’s Ranch at Emerald Valley keeps traditions alive

Staying at the Ranch at Emerald Valley, near Colorado Springs, makes one feel like they’ve hit pay dirt after all.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

Twenty years after the Columbine school shooting, residents of the suburban Denver community it serves are debating whether it’s time to tear down the school


Thief must pay $28K to fix stolen ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Sno-Cat

A Colorado man has been ordered to pay more than $28,000 to cover damages after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Sno-Cat painted to look like the “General Lee” car …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Students in Colorado shooting face murder, other charges

Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder, attempted murder, theft …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:29 a.m.

Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out

As more and more children lose their lives interceding, the question becomes what are Spokane students being trained to do?


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Hero students disarm gunman, not thinking about their safety

The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they …


Down the rabbit hole: Denver decriminalizes ‘magic mushrooms’ – a type that grows wild in Washington

In a vote surprising to many, Denver chose Wednesday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms – the same kind coined “magic mushroom” because of its hallucinogen psilocybin that grow wild throughout Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

Two high school students used at least two handguns in the shooting at a charter school that killed one of their classmates and injured eight others in a Colorado community …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2:36 p.m.

Denver could make history with vote on ‘magic mushrooms’

Voters could make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms”


Four confirmed dead in fiery 28-vehicle crash in Colorado; driver charged

The suspect who caused the fiery crash on a Colorado highway that involved 28 vehicles and left four people dead has been identified.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impact Midwest, Great Lakes

Powerful spring snow storm creating hazardous travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions


Washington, Colorado mellowing out after years of legal pot

When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. …


Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

State, baker end legal spat over transgender woman’s cake

A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds and state officials said Tuesday that they would end a separate legal fight …


No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo.


Idaho woman charged in connection to missing Colorado mom

An Idaho woman charged with tampering with physical evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado mother is set to appear in court Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

A mountain lion mauled a trail runner. The man fought back and killed it.

A runner in Colorado fought and killed an 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on a nature trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, wildlife officials said.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Bear cub burned in Colorado wildfire released back into wild

An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire has been released back into the wild.


More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the …


Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

A simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of low-level marijuana convictions that occurred in Denver before recreational use became legal in Colorado, …


Twin Falls Police, Sheriff find evidence in Colorado murder case

Twin Falls law enforcement agencies have joined the investigation into a missing Colorado woman thought to have been murdered by her fiancee.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Fiance charged with murder in case of missing Colorado woman

Police in Colorado said Friday that a woman missing since Thanksgiving Day was likely killed at her home, and they have arrested her fiance and charged him with murder.


Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence …


Colorado moves left, electing 1st openly gay governor in U.S.

Colorado Democrats have flipped control of the state Senate, giving the party a trifecta of Statehouse control with the historic victory of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis as the nation’s first …


Underappreciated Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins primed for big senior year

Josh Perkins doesn’t always tell you how he’s feeling – though he’s routinely a post-game go-to for media – so much as show you. It’s one of the reasons he’ll …