Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Defending newly enacted laws that require background checks for private and online gun sales, Colorado Democrats last month relied on a statistic that they said indicated 6,200 new checks were done in the first six months.
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner, who took over the department in the aftermath of the 1996 JonBenet Ramsey slaying, said Tuesday he will retire on April 1.
Supporters of universal background checks for firearms purchases in Colorado cite the 104 denials for gun buys as evidence the new law is working.
The most wanted sex offender in Colorado is now in police custody.
Democrats rejected an attempt Monday to repeal new background checks for private and online firearm sales in Colorado, arguing the law adopted last year in the wake of mass shootings is preventing criminals from buying guns.
Republicans making a case to repeal Colorado gun background checks on private and online sales say the new requirements burden law-abiding citizens.
Expanded background checks for firearm sales in Colorado were passed by Democrats last year at great political cost. Now Republicans are offering up a bill to repeal the law, reigniting the debate over gun control during an election year.
A shooting involving police and a motorist backed up heavy weekend ski traffic on westbound Interstate 70 Friday evening.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is allowing school district administrators back into the Arapahoe High School facility where a gunman shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself.
An investigation was underway by federal and other authorities after someone smashed computers and other equipment and set fire to the federal Bureau of Land Management office in Gunnison.