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4 years 6 months ago

Suspect in horrible crime won't stand trial

A Denver homeless man accused of kidnapping hikers near Nederland has been found incompetent to stand trial. A judge announced Thursday that Joseph Scott Carter, 43, was found incompetent by staff at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Carter will stay at the hospital pending another review in...

4 years 7 months ago

ACLU sues over Boulder jail's mail policy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing over the Boulder County jail's policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards. The ACLU claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver that the policy is unconstitutional because inmates are reluctant to freely express themselves and...

4 years 7 months ago

Biggest hailstone ever arrives in Colorado

North America's heaviest hailstone ever might also be its most-traveled. A 1-pound, 15-ounce hailstone that fell in Vivian, South Dakota, in July has been taken to National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, about 370 miles away. Researchers there say they plan to study the giant stone. It's...

4 years 10 months ago

Boulder requires medical pot growers to go green

Boulder has approved regulations for the medical marijuana industry with a twist in keeping with the sensibility of this university, liberal-leaning city. The regulations unanimously passed Tuesday will require growing operations to offset 100 percent of their electricity use with wind or solar power. The city's estimated 100...

4 years 10 months ago

Autopsies planned on 3 found dead in Boulder

Autopsies are planned on the bodies of a couple and a man found inside a flooring and fireplace store in Boulder after witnesses outside heard gunshots. Police found the bodies Monday inside Boulder Stove & Flooring. The Boulder County coroner's office identified them as 40-year-old Sean Griffin of...

4 years 11 months ago

Topless? It's OK in Boulder

The Boulder City Council has approved an anti-nudity ordinance that doesn't include a ban on female toplessness. Boulder's measure approved Tuesday applies to anyone older than 10. An early version of the measure would have made it a crime for women to expose their nipples, but that provision...

5 years 2 months ago

Fraternities, sororities swelling at CU

More students at the University of Colorado are joining fraternities and sororities. As spring rush approaches, the Greek-letter groups are more popular. Fraternity membership is up 12.5 percent from last year, to 1,225 men. The fraternities at CU-Boulder aren't officially affiliated with the school. More than a dozen...

5 years 5 months ago

CU professor honored by national science academy

A professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been elected to the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine. Kristi Anseth of CU's chemical and biological engineering department is among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced by the honorific and advisory organization Monday. Anseth also is...

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