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John Aguilar

The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent:
  • The Denver Post
Past:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Cannabist
  • Mercury-Register

Recent articles by John:

Colorado politicos slam IG report defending decision to locate U.S. Space Command in Alabama

Colorado's top political officials reacted with frustration Wednesday to a report from the Department of Defense's inspector general concluding that Alabama deserved to win out over Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs as home to U.S. Space Command headquarters. → Read More

Judge says he cannot appoint someone else to do embattled Adams County Treasurer Lisa Culpepper’s job

A judge has ruled that he cannot appoint someone else to run embattled Adams County Treasurer Lisa Culpepper's department amid allegations that she mismanaged tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money. → Read More

Four towns just said no to marijuana sales, but how strong is rural Colorado’s distaste for weed?

Hooper was one of four rural Colorado towns — stretching across 430 miles from the Kansas border to the New Mexico line — to reject cannabis sales at the ballot box April 5. The other three were Burlington, Ignacio and La Veta. → Read More

Brittany Pettersen, Yadira Caraveo get nod as Democratic nominees for two close congressional contests

The ballot for the June 28 Colorado Democratic congressional primary was largely finalized Tuesday evening, with state Sen. Brittany Pettersen easily getting the nod from her party to be the nomine… → Read More

Two Douglas County businesses can mandate masks despite public health order, judge says

Two businesses in Douglas County -- a hair salon and a daycare -- may mandate face coverings on their premises after a judge issued a preliminary injunction barring the county from enforcing a public health order it issued last fall that left discretion on mask use up to customers and parents. → Read More

Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan going “boots on the ground” in fight against growing homelessness

ENGLEWOOD — Mookie Moore is crouched at the edge of a parking lot on Broadway, 36 years of his belongings stuffed into a cart and backpack that he carries with him wherever he goes. “I … → Read More

Concerns raised about a Marshall-style wildfire on former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site

December’s Marshall fire spared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, an expanse of grasslands between Superior and Arvada that, had winds shifted, could have provided 6,200 acres of addi… → Read More

Federal Heights just made history with Colorado’s first all-woman city council

As departing Federal Heights Councilman Harold Thomas said his goodbyes late last year to his colleagues on City Council, he noted that “the city is being left in really good hands.” Bu… → Read More

Pilot project to ease I-25 traffic in metro Denver expands to I-225 and the 470 beltway

State transportation officials are about to put a congestion reduction strategy on Interstate 25 south of Denver into high gear, with plans this month to expand a precision-driven ramp signaling system to traffic-choked connections at I-225, E-470 and C-470. → Read More

Lessons from Lyons: Will Marshall fire victims rebuild or move on?

The decision to rebuild or move on depends on a multitude of factors that vary with every person impacted -- the level of insurance coverage in force, the cost to rebuild, proximity to retirement age and the sense of belonging within a community. → Read More

Charging infrastructure for electrical vehicles in Colorado to get a jolt from feds as EV sales continue to grow

With electric vehicle registrations in November eclipsing 10% of all new Colorado vehicle registrations for the first time ever and $57 million in federal aid headed to the state to help build out charging networks and capacity over the next five years, Colorado is now in a "brave new world" when it comes to how people power themselves from one place to another. → Read More

Westminster Fire Chief Doug Hall to retire after 43 years with the city

Westminster Fire Chief Doug Hall will retire this summer after 43 years on the force. → Read More

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen wants to claim Ed Perlmutter’s congressional seat once he’s gone

Veteran state lawmaker and Democrat Brittany Pettersen [cq comment="cqcq" ]announced Tuesday that she will vie to replace Rep. Ed Perlmutter in the U.S. House, entering a race that slightly favors Democrats but could prove intriguingly competitive amid a bitter national political climate. → Read More

Who might replace Congressman Ed Perlmutter in Colorado’s District 7?

In trying to fill a seat that has only been occupied by two people since it was created 20 years ago, a soon-to-unfold list of candidates for Colorado's 7th Congressional District will have to deftly negotiate 2022's combustible political climate while figuring how to best take the place of departing Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter. → Read More

Eight-term Democratic congressman, Ed Perlmutter, announces he won’t seek reelection in November

Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced Monday that he will not run for re-election to his suburban Denver seat in Congress in November, ending what will be 16 years of service as a moderate Democrat in that position. → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: President Biden tours ravaged Louisville, Superior and Boulder County in wake of Marshall fire

President Joe Biden arrived in Colorado Friday to see for himself the devastating impact of the Marshall fire on hundreds of families in Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County. → Read More

‘It’s going to be a long road ahead’: Families watched helplessly as homes smoldered in aftermath of Marshall fire

Families who lost their homes in the Marshall and Middle Fork fires sifted through rubble and watched smoldering cinders on Friday as they worried about the long road ahead to rebuild. → Read More

“It’s going to be a long road ahead”: Families watched helplessly as homes smoldered in aftermath of Marshall fire

Families who lost their homes in the Marshall and Middle Fork fires sifted through rubble and watched smoldering cinders on Friday as they worried about the long road ahead to rebuild. → Read More

Police identify 47-year-old man who killed 5 people, injured 2 others in Colorado shooting spree

A gunman killed five people and injured two on a shooting spree Monday across Denver and Lakewood, police said. The gunman opened fire in at least six different locations across the two cities befo… → Read More

WATCH: Denver, Lakewood police to provide updates on investigation into shooting spree where gunman killed 4, wounded 3

A gunman killed four people and injured three on a shooting spree Monday across Denver and Lakewood, police said. The gunman opened fire in at least six different locations across the two cities before dying in an exchange of gunfire with Lakewood police agents. → Read More