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Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway

Jun. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A boulder the size of a house that tumbled across and gouged a southwestern Colorado state highway last month will stay put. State officials plan to rebuild the highway next to it, saving taxpayers money and possibly creating a tourist attraction. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that...

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

May. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department of Natural Resources, said lawmakers did...

A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

May. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial...

The Latest: Father of school shooting hero talks of love

May. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The father of the student killed while trying to stop a gunman at his Colorado school says it was no surprise to him and his wife that their only son did what he had to do that day. Echoing other speakers,...

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

May. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

May. 8, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock...

GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats' socialism

Apr. 29, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200 Alamosa County...

Colorado city settles with 'butt sign' political activist

Apr. 25, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has settled a lawsuit with a man who criticized a gubernatorial candidate using a sign featuring mannequin buttocks clothed in lingerie. The Reporter-Herald reports that insurers for Loveland have settled the First Amendment lawsuit filed by Bob Cluster for $70,000....

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

Apr. 17, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. The body of 18-year-old high...

The Latest: Plane tickets, gun buy raised FBI's concerns

Apr. 17, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say a teenager who was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack raised suspicions after making...