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Boy kills stepfather during Colorado camping trip, sheriff says

Boy kills stepfather during Colorado camping trip, sheriff says

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy |STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities say a teenager shot and killed his stepfather as the man fought with the boy’s mother during a camping trip in northern Colorado.Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says the 14-year-old boy shot his 57-year-old stepfather in the back with a .22-caliber rifle in the Buffalo Pass area Saturday night.Investigators say nearby campers told them the mother and stepfather had been arguing all afternoon and appeared to have been drinking. According to law enforcement reports, the...

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Neither Cory Gardner nor John Hickenlooper has ever lost a race in Colorado. Their Senate matchup will change that.

Neither Cory Gardner nor John Hickenlooper has ever lost a race in Colorado. Their Senate matchup will change that.

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver Postis the most powerful Republican in Colorado, a fast-talking and fast-rising star within his party, a beacon of light for the political right in this increasingly Democratic state.is Colorado’s best-known Democrat, a popular former governor with almost universal name recognition and a quirky persona that has played well in the Centennial State for two decades.Over the next four months, Gardner and Hickenlooper will go blow-for-blow across the state in the electoral equivalent of a heavyweight title...

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John Hickenlooper wins Colorado primary for key U.S. Senate seat

John Hickenlooper wins Colorado primary for key U.S. Senate seat

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostU.S. Senate candidate overcame a rocky month to defeat in a Democratic primary Tuesday night, setting the stage for a much hyped and closely watched November faceoff with .As of 9 p.m., Hickenlooper had 473,507 votes, or 60% of the total. Romanoff had accumulated 318,036 votes, or about 40%.“Thank you, Colorado,” Hickenlooper told supporters online Tuesday night. “For years I ran brewpubs. I wandered into politics because I believed I could make a difference for people and I’ve never quit believing...

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Shooters Grill owner Lauren Boebert knocks off U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in GOP primary

Shooters Grill owner Lauren Boebert knocks off U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in GOP primary

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostFive-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton unexpectedly found himself booted from office Tuesday night, conceding to an unconventional challenger in for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.The Western Slope congressman’s defeat to Lauren Boebert, an outsider from Rifle who drew attention as the politically brash owner of a pro-gun restaurant called Shooters Grill, was the shock of the night.“3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November,” Tipton said in a...

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Colorado lawmakers brace for possibility of Governor Polis’ first veto in 2020

Colorado lawmakers brace for possibility of Governor Polis’ first veto in 2020

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostColorado Gov. Jared Polis is likely to veto a bill meant to limit opioid prescriptions — and, thus, to curb future opioid addiction and overdose cases — according to the bill’s sponsors.A Polis spokesman wouldn’t confirm Monday whether a veto is coming, but the governor did make clear in an that he would not sign any more insurance mandates in 2020, “except where there is an urgent need for additional benefits related to COVID-19.” Insurance mandates that might reduce costs in the long term can be...

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Charlie Blackmon, two other Rockies test positive for coronavirus following workouts at Coors Field

Charlie Blackmon, two other Rockies test positive for coronavirus following workouts at Coors Field

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostRockies players Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellani have all tested positive for coronavirus following recent workouts at Coors Field, major-league sources told The Denver Post.Several Rockies have been working out at Coors Field this month, including taking live at-bats. The positive tests came late last week, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. One player was showing symptoms and the other two were asymptomatic.After the three players tested positive, all of...

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Grizzlies’ Ja Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy |MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police.Morant apologized Sunday night, saying the message didn’t “accurately convey” what he wanted to share and that he knows “there are good cops ‘12’ out there.”“My post was intended to focus on bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women and those who continue to harass peaceful BLACK LIVES MATTER...

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Gov. Polis makes it official: Fishers Peak is Colorado’s newest state park

Gov. Polis makes it official: Fishers Peak is Colorado’s newest state park

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostResidents of Trinidad have long identified with Fishers Peak, a 9,633-foot-high landmark in southern Colorado, but the public wasn’t allowed to visit the area because it was part of a private ranch. That changed Monday when Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to make it Colorado’s newest state park.The , 6 miles southeast of Trinidad, will open to the public on a limited basis starting in October or November as Colorado’s 42nd state park and its second-largest. It’s expected to open more fully with more...

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How Colorado found the political will to pass a sweeping police reform law

How Colorado found the political will to pass a sweeping police reform law

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | The Denver PostBy the time gunshots rang out near the State Capitol in the early evening on May 28, most Colorado state lawmakers already had left for the day. But none of them would mistake the change in the air outside in the days ahead.A large crowd had assembled that evening to protest the recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was in what would turn into a weeks-long protest of systemic racism and American policing that’s played out not only in Denver but in cities and towns across...

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No charges for Denver police officer who fatally shot William DeBose

No charges for Denver police officer who fatally shot William DeBose

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostThe Denver police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old William DeBose outside a library will not face criminal charges, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.The announcement marked District Attorney Beth McCann’s first officer-involved shooting decision since protests over police brutality erupted in the city on May 28. Already, protesters had called DeBose’s name, and hundreds assembled outside the State Capitol Thursday within an hour of McCann’s decision becoming...

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Loveland man knelt on black CSU football player’s neck while holding him, coworker at gunpoint, affidavit states

Loveland man knelt on black CSU football player’s neck while holding him, coworker at gunpoint, affidavit states

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Loveland Reporter-HeraldThe Loveland man who allegedly because he thought they were members of antifa reportedly kneeled on the neck of one of the victims, who is African-American, and pointed a gun at his back, according to an arrest affidavit.Scott Gudmundsen, 65, is facing charges of felony menacing and false imprisonment in connection with the alleged incident that took place June 11 in the 600 block of Edinburgh Drive in Loveland.According to his arrest affidavit, the salesmen told the police they had been...

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“He’s a little intoxicated”: Body camera shows response to Aurora officer found passed out drunk in car in middle of road

“He’s a little intoxicated”: Body camera shows response to Aurora officer found passed out drunk in car in middle of road

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | The Denver PostOn newly released body camera footage, an Aurora police officer describes a colleague, who is passed out drunk at the wheel of his unmarked car in the middle of a road, as “a little intoxicated.”Officer Nathan Meier was never investigated for driving under the influence even though fellow officers reported that they smelled alcohol and talked about possible intoxication at the scene. He was demoted after an internal investigation.Body camera videos obtained Monday through a records request by...

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Denver’s free COVID-19 testing at Pepsi Center now open to anyone who may have been exposed

Denver’s free COVID-19 testing at Pepsi Center now open to anyone who may have been exposed

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostPeople who don’t have symptoms of the novel coronavirus but believe they were exposed to someone with the respiratory illness will now be able get checked at the Pepsi Center, where Denver has a free, drive-up testing site.The expansion of the guidelines regarding who can get tested comes at city officials also are urging the thousands of people . Under the new rules, essential workers who are asymptomatic will also be able to get tested at the site.RELATED: “Increasing access to testing in Denver...

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Colorado among first in U.S. to pass historic police reforms following protests

Colorado among first in U.S. to pass historic police reforms following protests

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostColorado passed one of the most comprehensive police reform packages in the country Saturday, setting limits on police use of force and mandating data collection to make sure cops who are fired from one agency don’t get rehired by another.Gov. Jared Polis has into law once it reaches his desk.“This is, in my estimation, the largest single advancement of individual civil rights and liberties for Coloradans in a generation,” said Denver civil rights attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai.Among the biggest...

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Colorado’s historic police reform bill one step away from being signed into law

Colorado’s historic police reform bill one step away from being signed into law

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostTears streamed down Colorado lawmakers’ faces as House Speaker KC Becker, choking up, read the final vote tally.52-13.House members passed a bill Friday that promises to bring in the state, and it was expected to get a final vote in the Senate later in the evening. A dozen House Republicans joined all Democratic representatives in voting for the bill.“I am feeling incredibly proud and grateful that this legislative body has stood up and listened to the protesters and listened to the families and...

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John Hickenlooper fined $2,750 for ethics violations as Colorado governor

John Hickenlooper fined $2,750 for ethics violations as Colorado governor

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostU.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper must pay a $2,750 fine for gifts he inappropriately accepted as governor but he faces no further consequences for a contempt citation, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission determined Friday.The fines are twice the commission’s estimated cost for a one-way private flight and limousine rides Hickenlooper improperly accepted at different points in 2018.“Governor Hickenlooper accepts the Commission’s findings and takes responsibility,” Melissa Miller, a...

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Suspect in homicide near Coors Field opened fire because of dispute over dog poop, police say

Suspect in homicide near Coors Field opened fire because of dispute over dog poop, police say

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostThe suspect in a shooting that Wednesday opened fire from his apartment near Coors Field because of a dispute about the victims’ dog pooping, police believe.Michael Close, 36, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the shooting after fleeing Denver, according to a probable cause statement released Thursday by Denver police.The name of the victims are redacted from the police document, but and multiple social media postings identified the woman who was killed as 21-year-old Isabella Thallas. Her...

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Shooting near Denver’s Civic Center Park doesn’t appear connected to protests, police say

Shooting near Denver’s Civic Center Park doesn’t appear connected to protests, police say

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | The Denver PostDenver police say somebody shot a person carrying a weapon — believed to be an ax — at Broadway and Colfax Avenue on Thursday night, near where for more than a week to seek racial justice in the wake of death.But the shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests in any way, Officer R. Saunder told Denver Post reporters at the scene.The bulk of the remaining marchers from Thursday’s demonstrations were blocks away when the shooting occurred before 10 p.m. As they returned to the...

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Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostColorado’s passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with just one Republican vote against it., sponsored by all of the state’s Democratic lawmakers, goes to the House next and is expected to head to the governor’s desk after the session concludes this week.Sen. Rhonda Fields, an Aurora Democrat and prime sponsor, commended lawmakers for deciding “we have seen enough” and that “black lives do matter.” She noted that Tuesday was the day George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, was...

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Berthoud to hand over police duties to Larimer county

Berthoud to hand over police duties to Larimer county

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy andBERTHOUD — Berthoud is expected to finalize its contract with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at Tuesday’s town board meeting, and the town will officially turn all law enforcement over to the county on May 1.Following a highly publicized child-abuse scandal in October, as well as years of deferred maintenance and basic structural upgrades, Berthoud’s board of trustees voted in February to suspend the foundering police department and pay the sheriff’s office an estimated $1.53 million for two years of...

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Despite legalization, people of color still disproportionately targeted for marijuana, new studies say

Despite legalization, people of color still disproportionately targeted for marijuana, new studies say

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostMarijuana legalization has been touted as one way to unravel the consequences of the war on drugs, but two new studies suggest that the communities most harmed by the nearly 50-year crusade — namely people of color — are not reaping the benefits.Two reports, published by the and a team of , respectively, analyzed different sets of police data and came to similar conclusions: despite legalization, minorities are still disproportionately searched and arrested for marijuana-related offenses.The...

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Colorado state senator apologizes for “step on the neck” remark

Colorado state senator apologizes for “step on the neck” remark

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostState Sen. Rob Woodward apologized on the Senator floor Monday for referring to “colored people” and complaining that a bill would “step on the neck” of Coloradans.Woodward, a Loveland Republican, said he “colored people” on the Senate floor Saturday only because they had been incorrectly written by a Senate staffer into a transcript of floor proceedings that day.“They are not words I’ve ever used before. In a split second, I plowed through and read what was on the paper in front of me,” he said.He...

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Forrest Fenn treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found

Forrest Fenn treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy |SANTA FE, N.M. — A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt.Forrest Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday that a man who did not want his name released — but was from “back East” — located the chest a few days ago and the discovery was confirmed by a photograph the man sent him.“It was under a...

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PHOTOS: Seniors graduate on Copper Mountain chairlift, receive diplomas from an extended ski

PHOTOS: Seniors graduate on Copper Mountain chairlift, receive diplomas from an extended ski

<>Head of School Travis Aldrich, right, hands graduate Will Bird, center, his diploma via a socially distant ski at the top of Copper Mountain's Super Bee ski lift on Friday. Will's mother, Martha, left, takes pictures of the event. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)Peak School’s senior graduation was a truly moving affair this year.The Frisco school celebrated commencement on Copper Mountain’s Super Bee chairlift Friday morning, handing out diplomas to 14 graduates as they reached the top of a literal (and metaphorical) mountain.Graduates, who rode the lift with their families, were...

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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opening for the season on Thursday

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opening for the season on Thursday

Trail Ridge Road, the scenic route that takes visitors through Rocky Mountain National Park, is opening for the season Thursday.The road historically opens Memorial Day, although snowplowing operations can lead to earlier or later openings. This year, the park was also in the middle of adjusting to the coronavirus outbreak. A also goes into effect on Thursday.RELATED: The park warned visitors to prepare for icy conditions as the snow melts and freezes at night. Rapidly changing weather conditions might lead to temporary nighttime closures.You can check on the road’s status by calling a...

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