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Tina Peters turns herself in on arrest warrant in Grand Junction

By: - February 10, 2022

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk and recorder, turned herself in Thursday at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest warrant. She was released on a $500 bond. She faces misdemeanor charges of obstructing a peace officer and obstructing government operations. The charges stem from her interactions with law enforcement officers on Tuesday, when […]

Jan. 6 video shows election-denial activist Shawn Smith in crowd clashing with Capitol police

By: - February 9, 2022

Shawn Smith, a prominent Colorado Springs-based election-denial activist, appears in a video from the Jan. 6 insurrection among a violent group of rioters engaged in a clash with police outside the U.S. Capitol. Smith does not appear to directly engage with officers in the 39-second video, but he is seen to position himself just behind […]

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Whistleblower protections for Colorado workers during pandemic would be made permanent with proposed bill

By: - January 26, 2022

Whistleblower protections enacted in Colorado during the pandemic emergency for workers would be made permanent under proposed legislation announced by Democratic lawmakers Wednesday. The legislation offers protection against employer retaliation for workers who speak out about workplace health and safety concerns. “No worker should have to worry about losing their jobs or having their hours […]

Possible election security breach involving second Colorado county clerk probed

By: - January 24, 2022

A second county clerk in Colorado is being investigated in connection with an alleged election security breach in their own office. Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Monday the existence of an investigation into a potential security breach in Elbert County, and she said her office had issued an election order and subpoenas to Elbert […]

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New lawsuit would bar Tina Peters from Mesa County election role in 2022

By: - January 19, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced she is suing to bar Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing elections this year — an expansion of Griswold’s efforts last year that prevented Peters from running the November election. “As Clerk Peters is unwilling to commit to following election security protocols, I am taking action to […]

Text of Gov. Jared Polis’ 2022 State of the State address

By: - January 13, 2022

This is the prepared text of Gov. Jared Polis’ 2022 State of the State address to the Colorado General Assembly, which he delivered at 11 a.m., Jan. 13. Good morning everyone. One traditionally begins a State of the State address by acknowledging dignitaries here in the chamber, but this morning calls for something a little […]

Tina Peters could resume election role, but only with severe restrictions

By: - January 11, 2022

The Colorado secretary of state is demanding that the Mesa County clerk sign a document promising to protect the security of future elections she might oversee after a court barred her from election duties in November. Clerk Tina Peters allegedly allowed an unauthorized person to attend a software update for Mesa County’s Dominion Voting Systems […]

1,084 homes in Louisville and Superior destroyed in Marshall Fire, says updated tally

By: - January 7, 2022

Officials working on a Marshall Fire damage assessment in Boulder County on Thursday released an updated list of structures destroyed or damaged. The new tally also includes dollar-amount losses and features a searchable map of addresses. The updated list reports 1,084 homes destroyed and 149 homes damaged, amounting to a loss of $513 million. It […]

Remarks by President Joe Biden on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack

By: - January 6, 2022

Here are the full remarks made by President Joe Biden in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack: Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked — simply attacked.  The will of the people […]

Human remains found in Marshall Fire investigation

By: - January 5, 2022

Marshall Fire investigators have located the partial human remains of an adult, according to an announcement Wednesday from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The remains were found in the 5900 block of Marshall Road in unincorporated Boulder County. Sheriff Joe Pelle had said as of Sunday that two people were reported missing. Investigators are also […]

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Eyewitness to Marshall Fire origin recounts scene like a ‘war zone’

By: - January 2, 2022

A neighbor of a property where a small structure was seen on video engulfed in flames late Thursday morning said he witnessed how those flames appeared to touch off what became the devastating Marshall Fire and that there might also be at least one other ignition source. “I saw everything,” the neighbor, Mike Zoltowski, told […]

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3 believed dead in Marshall Fire, search warrant executed

By: - January 1, 2022

Three people are missing in the Marshall Fire and believed to be dead, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said Saturday, reversing accounts from the previous day suggesting that no human lives were lost. Pelle, speaking during an afternoon press conference, also characterized the investigation into the fire’s cause in terms that were significantly different than […]