Colorado sex offender laws can do more harm than good, critics say

Close to 30 years ago, Wayne Bethurum was living in Wray, in his late 40s, when he groomed an underage family member and entered into what he wrongly thought of as a relationship. He says he now understands now there is no such thing as a “relationship” between a child

Why can’t Colorado millennials afford to buy a house?

Standing inside a bucket he purchased last fall, Alex Eherenman bathed in his work bathroom. Water pooled at his feet as he splashed himself from the sink faucet, but at least he wasn’t leaving behind a puddle. “That was a pretty low point for me,” Eherenman said, recalling the scene

Colorado woman, Billy Cosby accuser, speaks about overturned conviction – The Denver Post

CASTLE ROCK — Heidi Thomas says she’s found forgiveness for the man that raped her years ago, but struggles to forgive what she calls “enablers” in the situation. “I let go of any anger, that kind of thing … years ago.” said Thomas. “I do hold anger for the enablers.”

Colorado wildfires: Rain, cooler temps help crews battling fires across the state

Crews battling Colorado wildfires got help Friday and Saturday from cooler temperatures and rainy conditions. They are working to build containment lines while the weather cooperates. Here are the latest updates from fires burning across the state: Oil Springs fire Recent rainfall created muddy conditions for firefighters battling the 12,707-acre

The Spot: Colorado Republicans look to use Democrats’ spending against them in 2022 elections – The Denver Post

For people, policy and Colorado politics What’s The Spot? You’re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox. Colorado Republicans are in a hole electorally, and their challenge in 2022 at the state level is enormous. They’re down 17

Colorado transportation funding bill is signed into law

Colorado lawmakers have been promising for years to fix the state’s underfunded transportation system, and on Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law that he and statehouse Democrats believe finally does the trick. The bill will “fix the damn roads in Colorado!” Polis said at a bill signing event held

Colorado STEM School suspect was upbeat in hours before shooting, friend says

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect Devon Erickson was “acting way more positive” in the hours before allegedly gunning down another student in May 2019 than he had in several months, a close friend testified in his murder trial Monday. Erickson, now 20, was upbeat and “had a new perspective

Colorado snow totals: 2020-21 season’s final tally

Phew! What a snow season we just had. Considering how it ended, we wanted to make sure that no more snow was expected before talking about Colorado snow totals in and around Denver for the 2020-21 season. Now that it’s June, Denver has reached a point where accumulating snow is

Colorado lawmakers pass bill to make it harder for landlords to evict

The Colorado legislature has passed a Democratic bill that would make it easier for financially struggling tenants to stave off eviction. SB21-173 will head to Gov. Jared Polis, whose office has not responded to a request for comment on whether he’ll sign it into law. The bill guarantees renters a

Pushback on proposed Colorado gun laws gains steam among counties, sheriffs

The pandemic somewhat quieted debates over guns, but Republican resistance to Democrats’ new firearm-regulation efforts has blossomed once more — even after a pair of high-profile mass shootings in Colorado this year that left 16 people dead. This week, Douglas County commissioners passed a resolution stating their opposition to SB