Colorado

COVID-19

COVID-19 hot spots offer sign of what could be ahead for US

The contagious delta variant is driving up COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Mountain West and fueling disruptive outbreaks in the North, a worrisome sign of what could be ahead this winter in the U.S. While trends are improving in Florida, Texas and other Southern states that bore the worst of the summer surge, it’s clear that

Elections

Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software

Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections. Copies of the Dominion Voting Systems software used to manage elections — from designing ballots to configuring voting machines and tallying results — were distributed at an

Crime

Colorado shooting victims: Store staffers, cop, photographer

Three were gunned down while putting in a day’s work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try to rescue them and others from the attack that left 10 dead. A picture of the victims of Monday’s shooting began to emerge a day later, when the suspect in the

Employment

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs. The fraud is fleecing taxpayers, delaying legitimate payments and turning thousands of

Politics

A fluke or the future? Boebert shakes up Colorado district

Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, a stretch of ski resorts, national forest, ranches, coal towns and desert mesas the size of Pennsylvania, has long bred low-key politicians. Its voters have skewed slightly to the right, prized practicality and for years rewarded representatives for accomplishments that fall below the national radar, such as the Hermosa Creek Watershed

State

Hundreds of Arizona Wildland Firefighters Supporting Incidents Across the West

As new fire starts progress across the west and northwest, Arizona continues to mobilize firefighters to multiple incidents throughout those areas. As of today, 42 pieces of equipment, including 36 engines and six water tenders, along with two state and cooperator hand crews, are supporting active fires in California, Oregon, and Colorado. In total, 227

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