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Former Aurora chief says Officer Falco had ‘toxic’ relationship with other cops

Oates said Officer Chris Falco also made homophobic comments in front of other officers, including to one who was gay. Oates didn’t say exactly what the comments were, but said they were “disgusting” and could have damaged the department had they gone unpunished

Trap to be set for Aspen bear who swiped at woman

The bear injured the abdomen and leg of Erin Smiddy early Sunday morning. She had to get stitches but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras told The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1lMIN5t) the attack could have been much worse.

Problems with records in Colorado cemeteries

“Oh, my goodness,” Lorraine remembers saying.

How I spent my summer vacation: Learning to work

How I spent my summer vacation: Learning to work

The camp is for students who may not be able to afford a typical summer program, said Aurora state Sen. Nancy Todd, who created it with her husband, Terry, and Peggy Rudden, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Aurora theater shooting tragedy, friendship forge festival

Aurora theater shooting tragedy, friendship forge festival

“Family, friends and community,” said Teves’ mom Caren. “That’s what Alex was all about.”

Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver 

GOLDEN | A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west …

Judge strikes down Longmont’s fracking ban 

LONGMONT | A state district judge struck down Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing Thursday but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled the ban conflicts with state regulations and Colorado’s interest in efficiently developing oil …

Woman killed in rafting accident on Arkansas River 

SALIDA | Authorities say a Texas woman was killed in a rafting accident on the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Mary Johnson, of Dallas, was rafting with several other people when their commercial guide …

Man accused of bar hopping on mower facing DUI 

GREELEY | A 53-year-old Weld County man accused of bar hopping in Garden City on a lawnmower is facing a DUI charge. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1lBDl5s ) Kenneth Welton was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after visiting two area bars. A …

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban it

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban it

“The fact that people may be legally entitled to smoke doesn’t mean they can do it wherever they want, any more than they could walk into a restaurant and light up a cigarette,” said Richard Thompson, who owns a management consulting company that specializes in condominium and homeowner associations