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Volunteer law enforcement fills in the budget gaps, but training and deployment differ across Colorado - Tue, 24 Apr 2018
The Rangers – they are properly called the Colorado Rangers Law Enforcement Shared Reserve, but use CLER as their operative acronym – are a statewide group that provides auxiliary law enforcement service to communities that could use the help. And that’s just about everywhere, from small mountain towns to rural counties on the far eastern plains.

Man arrested as suspect in fatal shootings at Tennessee Waffle House has Colorado ties - Tue, 24 Apr 2018
A man suspected of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and who was arrested Monday after hiding for more than 24 hours has ties to Colorado.

Aurora theater shooting victims fought for this bill and now it’s law: Colorado victims now must be told where out-of-state inmates are locked up - Tue, 24 Apr 2018
A bill backed by victims of the 2012 shooting at an Aurora movie theater will require Colorado's Department of Corrections to keep victims informed of an inmate's location, even if that is in a prison out of state.

Only 5 days’ pay in July? Here’s why Colorado state employees are mad and lawmakers are under pressure. - Mon, 23 Apr 2018
A potential shift to a new payroll system would mean more than 27,000 government workers get paid in July for only five days, rather than a lump sum for a month’s salary. The move to the industry standard known as “lag pay” is forcing state employees to adjust their family budgets.

“Not trying to be the drone police”: Colorado towns writing UAV rules strive to balance privacy, freedom - Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Greenwood Village will consider an ordinance in May that will place some restrictions on drone use in the city of 16,000 -- restrictions the city hopes won't run cross-wise with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Open-records advocates say bill to seal minors’ autopsy reports could obscure failings in child-protection system - Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Proposed legislation that would bar the public in Colorado from viewing autopsy reports on the deaths of minors, on privacy grounds, is prompting resistance from open-records advocates who say it will make it harder to uncover mistakes in the child-protection system.

Diver’s find in sunken wreckage of bomber could lead to recognition of Colorado WWII veteran’s valor - Sun, 22 Apr 2018
For Armand Sedgeley, 96 and now living in a Lakewood retirement community, there remains one last piece of unfinished business from his military service in World War II. Though he never sought recognition for his actions when the B-17 "Flying Fortress" on which he served as bombardier succumbed to enemy attack, he now -- 74 years[cq comment="cq"] later -- finds himself awaiting word on whether he will receive a Silver Star, the third-highest medal for valor in combat.

Developers embracing modular construction to combat housing affordability in Denver metro - Sat, 21 Apr 2018
Work is expected to begin in July on a mixed-use, 24-unit project in the 4300 block of Tennyson Street in July. Standard stuff in Denver's trendy Berkeley neighborhood these days, except the housing at this project will be for sale and each unit will be built in a factory in Texas, trucked up to Denver and hoisted into place with a crane.

PHOTOS: Mile High 420 Festival at Civic Center Park in Denver - Fri, 20 Apr 2018
This year, the cannabis industry has taken control of the annual 4/20 event in Denver's Civic Center Park for the first time- organized by Euflora, a growing chain of dispensaries that started on the 16th Street Mall. For the free event that’s now called the Mile High 420 Festival, Euflora officials promise a more professionally run event. Performers will include Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and the Original Wailers.

Less politics, more commercial touches: Changes, big and small, evident at Denver’s 4/20 festival as marijuana industry takes control of event - Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Despite 364 days of chaos -- a rumpus over rubbish, a mad dash for permits and, ultimately, a change in organizers -- a cloud of marijuana smoke rose again over Denver's Civic Center Park at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, the now-ritual marking of the city's annual 4/20 cannabis festival.