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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.

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...
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...

Where’s Leroy Garcia? Supporters of Colorado’s Senate president tout his hands-off leadership. Others say...

When one of your first jobs involves collecting several dead bodies every day for six months in the 110-degree heat of an Iraqi war...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Colorado’s vaunted oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced Air quality continues...

Colorado’s much-touted regulations on emissions from oil and gas operations have not kept pace with explosive growth in oil and gas activity, resulting in...
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper kisses Roslyn Vaughan while making a presidential campaign stop at a house party in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2019 (Photo by Evan Semón)

In presidential run, Colorado’s Hickenlooper pushes compromise in an uncompromising time Will the former...

It is a late Friday afternoon in early February and passengers at Gate 12 of Washington’s Reagan National Airport are displeased. “Fucking United,” a lawyer-lobbyist...
Climate change. Silverton Mountain, March 2010. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Four seasons: Colorado water in a changing climate Part 1: The life and death...

Editor’s Note: Over the next year, The Colorado Independent will examine, season by season, the effects climate change is having on the state’s water...

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan Interior Dept. to Arizona and...

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and...

How Jared Polis Gets What He Wants: A Portrait in Four Parts

This is The Colorado Independent's complete four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Polis’s...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...

GREENE: What, in all its secrecy, is Colorado’s justice system hiding? The Colorado Independent...

Colorado’s judicial branch has spent a year stonewalling The Independent’s quest for court records, and I’m proud that we have stepped up our fight. As...