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History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

Families recount trauma at sentencing for school shooter

Sep. 17, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others, telling the defendant he had shown no remorse and had failed to help a devastated community...

Sore ankle keeps Bradley Chubb questionable for Jacksonville

Sep. 17, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bradley Chubb will set foot on a high school field in Jacksonville to take stock of a sore ankle that sidelined him for the season opener. The Denver Broncos plan to carefully monitor the outside linebacker during a walkthrough Saturday to see if the ankle...

Colorado panel recommends tribal name change for mountain

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state panel has recommended that a mountain peak west of Denver be renamed in honor of a Native American woman who acted as a translator for tribes and white settlers in the 19th century. Thursday's recommendation comes amid national efforts to...

Planned Parenthood clinic shooting suspect ruled incompetent

Sep. 16, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday, delaying U.S. prosecutors' efforts to bring the suspect to trial after he was repeatedly deemed incompetent in state court. ...

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Sep. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally...

Officials: Police in Elijah McClain hometown racially biased

Sep. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the...

Rookie Patrick Surtain II will get first NFL start Sunday

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Surtain II's first NFL start is against a familiar foe: Trevor Lawrence, whose Clemson Tigers walloped his top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship three years ago. “We were both freshmen at the time, both...

Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

Sep. 14, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans on Colorado on Tuesday by warning about climate change's dangers while highlighting how his clean-energy proposals would also create good-paying jobs. The trip to the National...

Broncos place starters Jerry Jeudy, Ronald Darby on IR

Sep. 14, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos were stacked at two positions to begin the season — wide receiver and cornerback — and that depth is already being tested. The Broncos (1-0) placed Jerry Jeudy (high right ankle sprain) on injured reserve Tuesday along with...