THE MIX

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Misconduct, Teller County Sheriff’s style

Botching a weapons investigation. Getting hoodwinked by Cripple Creek’s reputed “town drunk.” Illegally busting into a van, then yanking out a sick Vietnam vet who […] > read more

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California drought holds lessons for Colorado

Coloradans are watching California dreams turn to dust during an unrelenting four-year drought. There, the only way some people can get water is off the […] > read more

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Reader’s View: Two tragedies in Aurora

The Aurora theater shooting trial has been going on for almost a month now and as testimony continues, it is apparent that the shooter’s crimes […] > read more

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Only in Nevada: Turning the state’s only working execution chamber into a museum

Many Coloradans are eying Nebraska lawmakers’ vote this week to repeal the death penalty. But some heads are turning west toward Nevada where legislators just […] > read more

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Wiretap: ISIS is not winning, but Iraq and the U.S. are still figuring out who should lead the fight

No competition Calm down, ISIS is not winning, writes Iraq analyst Ahmed Ali in a New York Times op-ed. In fact, he says, the fall […] > read more

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Will Hancock’s reform strategy fix Denver’s broken sheriff’s department?

Mayor Michael Hancock is responding to a scathing report about the city’s dysfunctional sheriff’s department by relying on the same people responsible for years of […] > read more

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Water bosses fish for good ideas in 24,000-plus water-plan comments

STERLING —Thousands who commented on Colorado’s draft water plan will be surprised to learn that their letters, postcards and emails may be discounted by at […] > read more

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Neal Stephenson brings apocalyptic sci-fi — minus the dogma — to Tattered Cover

Neal Stephenson’s often apocalyptic sci-fi fantasies brim with politics. How could they not? With real-life humans perilously close to destroying the world – nukes, climate […] > read more