Politics

Colorado’s Native American tribes kept in the dark on Bureau of Land Management decision to move HQ back to D.C.

Twice this year, Manuel Heart, the chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, met with new U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Not once, he said, did the first Native American woman to hold a federal Cabinet position mention her plans to move the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters back to Washington, D.C., from […]

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Colorado’s shift off fossil fuels boosted as Drake plant burns last coal

COLORADO SPRINGS — Eighteen coal-fired power plants down.  Another dozen to go as Colorado shifts its electricity supply system off fossil fuels. The latest shutdown at the massive Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs last week brings the share of electricity generated by burning coal statewide to less than 36%, federal Energy Information Administration […]

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Snow? Colorado’s high peaks may see light flakes Thursday

It is not rare for an August cold front to drop snow on Colorado’s mountains, and the incoming cold front could do just that. The cold front that is approaching from the north is a bit stronger of a storm than what is typically expected for this time of the year. That means that the […]

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Colorado’s Victim Rights Act leaves some crime victims without protection

Michael Bird intended to see the court case through after he was punched in the face during an argument with a neighbor last year. The neighbor was arrested and charged with assault under Englewood’s municipal ordinances. When Bird tried to attend the first hearing in Englewood Municipal Court, he found out it had been rescheduled. […]

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Colorado’s senators also want to make Camp Amache a national historic site

Both U.S. senators from Colorado introduced legislation Wednesday that would make Camp Amache, where thousands of Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants were held against their will during World War II, a national historic site. Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper said the bill would preserve a prominent relic from America’s dark past, inspire Americans […]

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Colorado’s relaxed COVID-19 restaurant rules will help “very few,” industry says

Colorado’s rollback of coronavirus restrictions this week is being pitched as a much needed salve for the state’s beleaguered restaurant sector, but some industry players say the improvements are mostly just on paper. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s new COVID-19 protocols, which were rolled out Wednesday under a Dial 3.0 metric, allow […]

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Colorado’s Senate Bill 132 is an outrageous attack on free speech

In 40 years of following the Colorado legislature as a journalist, I’ve seen many attempts — occasionally successful — to curtail free speech in the name of an alleged greater good. There have been bills to restrict the rights of certain protesters; to obstruct citizens from spending their own money to leaflet neighborhoods on behalf […]

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Denver weather: Colorado’s record cold rivals North Pole temperatures

Early Monday morning temperatures on the eastern plains of Colorado rivaled the north pole. Wray recorded a temperature of -26 according to the National Weather Service just before sunrise, while Alert, in Nunavut, Canada, was also -26. The Alert Weather Station is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, just 508 miles shy of […]

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Colorado’s Jason Crow talks about pro-Trump mob rioting at Capitol

As rioters attempted to break down the doors of the U.S. House of Representatives, and police pointed their guns through the broken glass of those chamber doors, Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora was watching from the gallery. “They evacuated the folks on the floor but those of us in the gallery actually got trapped for […]

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Colorado’s Ethiopian communities divided on political conflict, worry about their families

Denver area resident Mohammed Warid is monitoring the political conflict in Ethiopia — at least, as much as he can with a communication blackout in parts of the country. The chairman of the Oromo Community of Colorado is worried about his family, and for him, that includes all those living in the Oromia region in […]