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Recent articles by Sam:

Polis declines to say when he learned of allegations against Colorado’s emergency management director

Gov. Jared Polis said personnel matters in the state should be handled without interference from his office, marking the first public comments the Democrat has made since a Denver Post investigatio… → Read More

Colorado seeks review of workplace culture following allegations against state’s emergency management director

On Monday, the same day The Denver Post published its investigation into emergency management director Mike Willis, state officials posted a solicitation seeking vendors to conduct a “workpla… → Read More

The domineering leader of Colorado’s emergency responses has history of tirades, F-bombs and intimidation

During his five years at the helm of Colorado’s responses to a host of natural and public health disasters, Mike Willis has displayed a pattern of aggressive behavior and inappropriate conduct, acc… → Read More

Woman, 26, charged with distributing fentanyl that resulted in Colorado Springs high school student’s death

A 26-year-old woman in Colorado Springs faces federal fentanyl distribution charges after allegedly selling the dangerous drug to two high school students, which resulted in another girl overdosing… → Read More

Can Colorado keep mobile homes affordable?

Lawmakers touch a third rail — capping rent increases — in an effort to keep mobile home residents afloat. → Read More

New report calls Colorado’s dispute-resolution process for SNAP benefits ‘a system in turmoil’ – Greeley Tribune

Nearly all Coloradans who go before an administrative court regarding issues with their food-stamp benefits do so without a lawyer — and these low-income individuals are far less likely to wi… → Read More

Colorado unveils new driver’s license design

The state unveiled its new identification cards Monday, featuring Mount Sneffels of the San Juan range on the front and scenic Sprague Lake from Rocky Mountain National Park on the back. → Read More

Clark Richert, Colorado’s most important painter, dies at 80: “We’ll never see the likes of him again”

Richert is revered as a groundbreaking creative force, a leading Colorado voice in abstraction, who helped inspire thousands of artists as a teacher at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. → Read More

Demaryius Thomas was dead in the shower when authorities arrived, police report says

Demaryius Thomas was dead in the shower by the time police arrived Thursday night at his Georgia home, according to a Roswell police report. → Read More

A quarter of all towing complaints in Colorado are against one company: ‘These guys feel particularly predatory’ – Greeley Tribune

Wyatt’s Towing has become a regular target before the state’s Public Utilities Commission — which regulates towing companies — and its practices have prompted an extensive c… → Read More

Six relics tied to international art scandal are still in the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is in possession of six ancient relics from Cambodia and Thailand that are at the center of an international art scandal. → Read More

‘Samaritan’ who killed Arvada gunman was shot by officer while holding suspect’s AR-15, police say – Greeley Tribune

An Arvada police officer fatally shot “good Samaritan” Johnny Hurley in Olde Town after Hurley killed a gunman who wanted to kill as many Arvada police officers as possible, investigato… → Read More

Colorado has no COVID-19 capacity limits for grocery stores, prompting chains to create their own policies

Without a clear mandate, Colorado’s grocery chains have implemented a variety of rules for their stores. → Read More

Cameron Peak fire area received up to 14 inches of snow, dampening wildfire’s growth

The Cameron Peak fire remained static overnight Tuesday, as the late-summer snowstorm dampened the wildfire’s growth after days of uncontrolled expansion. → Read More

Cameron Peak fire tops 100,000 acres, but snow and cold weather expected to dampen growth

The Cameron Peak fire topped 102,596 acres, or 160 square miles, overnight Monday, though fire crews expect snowfall and colder weather will limit the fire’s spread. → Read More

“This is 2020 in a picture”: Truck dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken poop on C-470 ramp in Golden

For those who thought the air quality around Denver couldn’t get any worse, welcome to 2020. → Read More

Pine Gulch fire grows to 125,108 acres — now 2nd largest in Colorado’s recorded history

The Pine Gulch fire exploded overnight, growing 42% in size as it now burns across 125,108 acres, or 195 square miles, outside Grand Junction — becoming the second-largest wildfire in Colorad… → Read More

Denver mayor, police chief plead for public’s help in drive-by shooting that left 9 people injured

Denver’s mayor and police chief on Tuesday pleaded with the public for information on Sunday’s mass shooting at a park that left nine people injured, including six children. → Read More

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio leaves 9News after comparing federal troops to Nazis

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV weather for three decades, left 9News Friday, a day after he compared federal troops in U.S. cities with Nazism on social media. → Read More

Jeffco DA files hate-crime charges against man accused of driving over Sikh business owner

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir on Tuesday filed a hate-crime charge against a man accused of yelling “go back to your country” to a Sikh business owner in April before allegedly running… → Read More