Colorado 14th Amendment ruling is no victory for Donald Trump

The latest opinion denying a challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for president has occasioned a lot of teeth-gnashing about how the court, in the words of Colorado’s secretary of state, gave Trump a “get-out-of-jail-free card for insurrection.” The frustration is understandable but shortsighted. In fact, the opinion by Colorado District Judge Sarah B. … Read more

100-year-old human remains stolen from a crypt in Colorado

Human remains interred about 100 years ago were stolen from a private family mausoleum at a cemetery in Colorado, and an investigation into the incident is underway, officials said. Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo., at around 7:20 Wednesday morning after an employee who … Read more

Colorado family trying to live off the grid died of malnutrition, hypothermia

A 14-year-old boy who was living off the grid with his mother and his aunt in the Colorado wilderness was down to 40 pounds when he died, according to autopsy reports. The boy, his mother Rebecca Vance, 42, and his aunt Christine Vance, 41, all died of malnutrition and hypothermia, and the deaths were accidental, … Read more

States face high water stress along Colorado River

A research effort tracking water scarcity around the world shows California, Arizona and other Western states are experiencing water stress at high levels similar to arid countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The analysis by researchers with the World Resources Institute found that all seven states that rely on the Colorado River face high … Read more

Family went to Colorado to live ‘off the grid.’ Tragedy followed

The world had become increasingly perilous and Rebecca Vance, her teenage son and her sister Christine Vance decided last summer to get away from it all, live in the wild, off the grid in the Colorado Rockies. Trevala Jara, a stepsister to the two women, tried persuading them not to go. But their minds were … Read more