Position: The Colorado Sun

Tri-State to close Colorado, New Mexico coal plants and mines

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will close its coal-fired power plants and mines in New Mexico and Colorado by 2030, the power provider that serves nearly 20 rural electric...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partisan lawsuit looms over Colorado’s Legislature, and it’s costing taxpayers

Democrats see Colorado’s 2020 legislative session as an opportunity to reset their relationship with statehouse Republicans. But looming large is bad blood from last year’s lawmaking term that is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front Range rail service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

The 2020 legislative session hasn’t yet begun, but a goal of Gov. Jared Polis already appears to be derailed. House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, told reporters on Friday that she is “absolutely...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to revisit murder law used against convicts who didn’t kill

Jeff Johnson. Lisl Auman. Curtis A. Brooks. All three were convicted of first-degree murder in Colorado, which carries an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole. None of them...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado avalanche death illustrates how low-risk conditions can be fatal

Colorado’s avalanche safety experts say the state’s first snow slide death of the season was a prime example of how often backcountry users are killed when danger levels are forecast to be at their...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers will try to raise smoking age

Congress could soon pass bipartisan legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products across the U.S. to 21 from 18. But if the proposal grinds to a halt in the slow-moving gears of...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle launches challenge to Rep. Scott Tipton

Lauren Boebert, the owner and operator of a Western Slope restaurant where all staffers openly carry guns, announced on Sunday a conservative primary challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s red flag law: What if they won’t give up their guns?

The board overseeing law enforcement training and procedures in Colorado has released its model policy for how police departments and sheriff’s offices should use the new, controversial red flag...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Angela Williams exits U.S. Senate race, faces challenge in statehouse

Democrat Angela Williams announced Wednesday that she is abandoning her U.S. Senate bid, opting instead to seek reelection to her state Senate seat in what’s gearing up to be a fractious statehouse...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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