Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
March 19, 2018 / No Comments

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before […]... > read more

GREENE: Mennonite criminal investigator will take the stand in capital case. Here’s why her testimony could be pivotal.
March 12, 2018 / 1 Comment

(This story has been updated.) The investigator who has spent nearly two weeks in jail for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty […]... > read more

Colorado governor’s race: It’s caucus day. Here’s what you should know.
March 06, 2018 / 3 Comments

Colorado voters are primed for the governor’s race of a generation. It starts in earnest today.  With more than a dozen Democratic and Republican hopefuls […]... > read more

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money – fast
February 21, 2018 / No Comments

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April’s fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate the […]... > read more

In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner
February 15, 2018 / No Comments

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]... > read more

Indy takes fight over Brauchler’s office misconduct files to Supreme Court
February 01, 2018 / 2 Comments

The Colorado Independent has turned to the state Supreme Court for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death penalty […]... > read more

Greene: Copout
January 27, 2018 / 3 Comments

Friday’s deadline came and went for Beth McCann to make things right in one of Colorado’s longest and most twisted injustices. In choosing to perpetuate […]... > read more

Greene: Beth McCann, Colorado’s newest innocence denier
January 23, 2018 / 7 Comments

Beth McCann won her seat as Denver District Attorney on a promise to restore public confidence in an office notorious for defending law enforcement at […]... > read more

What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West
January 22, 2018 / No Comments

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, […]... > read more

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]... > read more

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case
December 08, 2017 / No Comments

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]... > read more

The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him
December 05, 2017 / 4 Comments

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]... > read more