The family of 33-year-old Noah Harpham has identified him as the gunman in the Colorado Springs Halloween shooting that left four, including Harpham, dead. “Our family is shocked and deeply saddened by the devastating events that took place in Colorado Springs on Saturday morning. Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathies that go out to the families and friends of the victims. We ask for privacy as our family tries to deal with this tragedy,” they said in a statement released in The Gazette.
For the first time since Hickenlooper’s sweeping gun control legislation passed the legislature, Larimer County has charged a man for possessing a high-capacity magazine. How did he get caught? Threatening to burn down a Front Range Community College building. Via The Coloradoan.
Cynthia Coffman’s lawsuit against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is pure politics. Hick’s response is just plain baffling. Instead of complaining about the Attorney General overstepping her boundaries, the governor should just carry on implementing the Clean Power Plan, argues The Aurora Sentinel.
The Colorado Judicial Branch has released its open records rule change, and while the new policy does make it somewhat easier for the public to access records, the branch and Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission will still be able to dodge certain open records laws. Via The Gazette. Read the rule change here.
Parents who opt their kids out of vaccines face a one-in-five chance of being fired by their physicians, according to a new report from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Via The Aurora Sentinel.
Rep. Scott Tipton introduced a “Good Samaritan” law designed to get private companies to clean up contaminated mines. The legislation comes as a response to the EPA’s Gold King Mine spill that dumped toxic yellow sludge into the Animas River. Via The Grand Junction Sentinel.
Former Grand Junction Mayor Reford Theobold was busted for shoplifting maps and candy bars from Cabelas, a big-box outdoors store he also sells to. How did he describe his actions? “Stupid.” Via The Grand Junction Sentinel.
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