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US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent
US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent

Six states are holding congressional primary elections, primary runoffs or special elections on Tuesday.

News Minute: Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT

Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT.

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some big fireworks displays are canceled again, this time for pandemic-related supply chain or staffing problems, or fire concerns amid dry weather.

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the upcoming school year for families already struggling with rising food and fuel costs.

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week’s stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

The Colorado Avalanche have won the Stanley Cup after dethroning the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6

Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6

Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6.

Police investigating fire at Colorado pregnancy center

Police investigating fire at Colorado pregnancy center

Police are investigating a weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado as a possible arson.

Suspect in custody after two shot, one fatally, in Aurora

Suspect in custody after two shot, one fatally, in Aurora

Aurora police say a man is in custody after two people were shot Friday night.

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be sheriffs in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform of not enforcing certain laws.

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress.

At Pride, celebrations amid a darker national environment

At Pride, celebrations amid a darker national environment

Pride commemorations that sometimes have felt like victory parties for civil rights advances are grappling with a darker atmosphere this year.

Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

Congress is on the verge of approving a $13 billion bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unimaginable a month ago.

Man arrested in shooting of dad driving around street race

Man arrested in shooting of dad driving around street race

A man has been arrested in the death of a father of three who police say was shot after driving around cars stopped for a street racing event near Denver.

Official named to monitor primary in third Colorado county

Official named to monitor primary in third Colorado county

Colorado’s secretary of state has appointed a supervisor to monitor Tuesday’s primary elections in a third county after some residents received ballots with wrong state House districts and others received ballots that didn’t include a county commissioner’s race.

Gun bill on road to passage as Senate overcomes GOP delays

Gun bill on road to passage as Senate overcomes GOP delays

The Senate has pushed a bipartisan gun violence bill to the brink of passage.

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

The National Hockey League has taken significant strides in recent years to improve diversity in a sport that has long been predominantly white.

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

A U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado, Joe O'Dea, is a rarity in the Republican Party as a supporter of abortion rights.

Officer acknowledges not intervening in rough arrest

Officer acknowledges not intervening in rough arrest

A former Colorado police officer has acknowledged failing to stop another officer from shoving an elderly woman with dementia to the ground during a shoplifting arrest.

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials following the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience outside Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.

Lawsuit says hero who stopped gunman shot without warning

Lawsuit says hero who stopped gunman shot without warning

The mother of a man hailed as a hero for killing a gunman who ambushed and fatally shot a police officer only to be shot and killed himself by another officer without warning in suburban Denver is suing police.

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Brianna Scurry's soccer jersey from the 1999 Women's World Cup is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Firefighter groups are applauding steps taken by the Biden administration this week to temporarily raise wages for the men and women on the front lines of the nation’s largest wildfires.

Man gets 20 years for taking teen on interstate road trip

Man gets 20 years for taking teen on interstate road trip

Prosecutors say a convicted sex offender has been sentenced in California to 20 years in prison for taking a 15-year-old girl on a three-month interstate road trip during which he gave the teen meth and had an unlawful sexual relationship with her.

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Man pleads to threatening Colorado's top elections official

Man pleads to threatening Colorado's top elections official

A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty in federal court to making death threats against Colorado’s top elections official.

Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died.

Yellowstone National Park to partly reopen after floods

Yellowstone National Park to partly reopen after floods

Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, after catastrophic flooding last week destroyed bridges and roads and drove out tourists.

Colorado residents win annual Mount Washington Road Race

Colorado residents win annual Mount Washington Road Race

A pair of Colorado residents repeated as winners of the 61st annual Mount Washington Road Race, which had to be cut in half because of the treacherous weather conditions at the summit of New England’s highest peak.

No tickets yet from team enforcing Denver's camping ban

No tickets yet from team enforcing Denver's camping ban

Denver's Street Enforcement Team is the city’s latest effort to impose its controversial camping ban, which makes it illegal for people to sleep on city streets, parks and sidewalks.

Ski resort settles lawsuit involving fatal lift accident

Ski resort settles lawsuit involving fatal lift accident

The family of a Texas woman who died after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort as she was riding up with her two young daughters has settled a wrongful death lawsuit.

2 people die in separate river accidents in western Colorado

2 people die in separate river accidents in western Colorado

Authorities say two people died in separate river accidents in western Colorado.

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn't disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this fall.

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other Western states for sagebrush ecosystems to combat invasive species and wildfire, reduce the spread of juniper trees and promote community and economic stability.

Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

A 42-year-old Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to making several threats against an election official in Colorado.

New Mexico reaches $32M settlement over 2015 mine spill

New Mexico reaches $32M settlement over 2015 mine spill

New Mexico and the U.S. government have reached a $32 million settlement to address claims stemming from a 2015 mine spill that polluted rivers in three western states.

Document: Colorado teen murder victim worried about coworker

Document: Colorado teen murder victim worried about coworker

A 17-year-old girl whose body was found inside a Colorado Walgreens store where she worked had worried about a coworker who had a crush on her and who was later arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Man dies after raft overturns in northern Colorado

Man dies after raft overturns in northern Colorado

Authorities say a man died after the raft he was on overturned in northern Colorado’s Poudre River.

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

U.S. cities and states have lined up with tax breaks and millions of dollars in both public and private investments for a chance at hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

BLM speeds up planned gather of wild horses in Colorado

BLM speeds up planned gather of wild horses in Colorado

Federal authorities have moved up a planned removal of hundreds of wild horses from western Colorado from September to this week.

Colorado crash kills 5 people, including infant girl

Colorado crash kills 5 people, including infant girl

Five people from Wyoming, including an infant girl, are dead after the SUV they were in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in northern Colorado.

Colorado audit: More regulation of sports betting needed

Colorado audit: More regulation of sports betting needed

A Colorado state audit has found that regulators failed to perform exhaustive background checks on 35 sports betting operators currently operating under temporary licenses.

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains, lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a usual respite from the desert heat.

Cyclist dies after running out of water during heat wave

Cyclist dies after running out of water during heat wave

Authorities say a 52-year-old man ran out of water and died while mountain biking in intense heat in western Colorado.

2 people presumed dead in western Colorado house fire

2 people presumed dead in western Colorado house fire

Two people are unaccounted for and presumed dead after a house fire in western Colorado.

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US

More than 100 million Americans are being warned to stay indoors if possible as a heat wave settles over states stretching through parts of the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes and east to the Carolinas.

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Wildfires burning throughout the American West are forcing evacuations as crews deal with more hot, windy and dry conditions.

Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation member

Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation member

The Supreme Court has ruled that Native Americans prosecuted in certain tribal courts can also be prosecuted based on the same incident in federal court.

Shooting at Denver house party kills 2, wounds 4

Shooting at Denver house party kills 2, wounds 4

Two people were killed and four others were seriously wounded in a shooting at a house party in a residential Denver neighborhood early Sunday, police said.