Fatal Morrison Crash

Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on … Read more

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 “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out … Read more

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 west of Steamboat as part of an ongoing mining operation. The BLM says it will … Read more

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. Prosecutors say Kirven’s 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said … Read more

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 Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot … Read more

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. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This ┬áland is our land” in the … Read more

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 Jacquez’s three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased … Read more

‘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 told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s … Read more

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, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding … Read more

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 since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care … Read more