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Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

EVENT: A conversation about mental illness and law enforcement in rural Colorado

Next month will mark the year anniversary of Daniel Pierce’s death. The newcomer to the rural northwest Colorado community of Rangely was suffering from...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a small town’s silence ...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...
Former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney at his kitchen table, breaking months of silence about the man he killed and job he lost in a December 2018 shooting. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We posted the first part, linked...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We will post the...
A crowd applauds as Tina Griego is inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Lynn Bartels)

Denver Press Club inducts Indy managing editor Tina Griego into its Hall of Fame

Dear readers, I write this late Friday, having just edited Mike Littwin’s column about the impeachment inquiry and, before that, spent the evening with Mike...

The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...
Idrissa Camara, an aide at a Pueblo home for disabled people, volunteered for solitary confinement at the Aurora detention center. The experience, he says, brought him close to ending his life. Photo by Bryan Kelsen

GEO-run Aurora ICE Detention Center is isolating immigrants – some mentally ill – in...

The former ICE detainee agreed to talk under one condition: That he be called “Elvis.” The Salvadoran with a pompadour and an “I’d rather be...
The Colorado Independent's editor, Susan Greene, was handcuffed and detained by Denver police officers on Colfax Avenue on July 5, 2018. (Screenshot via body-cam footage provided by city of Denver)

The Indy 500: Still trying to act like a lady

I have been trying to “act like a lady.”  That was my order from two Denver cops who handcuffed me a year ago today when...
Photo by martingreffe via Flickr Creative Commons

The Indy 500: Help The Indy and ProPublica document hate incidents in Colorado

There are, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1,020 hate groups operating in the United States. Of those, 22 are in Colorado –...
The lazy river we didn't laze in last week in Houston. Photo by Tina Griego

The Indy 500: On deep-dive journalism, and staying afloat

Each June, a few of us at The Indy head to some overheated, off-season destination for two back-to-back journalism conferences. The first is a meeting...