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Carnival Ride Dismantled

A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the … Continue reading

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Steamboat Mining Request

The Bureau of Land Management has to decide if it will allow an energy company to mine over 4 million more tons of coal near Steamboat Springs. Peabody Energy has applied to lease 1 more square mile of federal coal … Continue reading

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Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder

A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. … Continue reading

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Mesa County Cows Shot

Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand … Continue reading

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Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado

Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they’re moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. … Continue reading

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Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement

The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack … Continue reading

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‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed

State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators … Continue reading

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RMNP Conviction Upheld

An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn’s conviction Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Colorado V.A. Wait Times

Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years … Continue reading

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Prosecutor Clears Martin

Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year’s election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will … Continue reading

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