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Coloradoans Return to Where Homes Stood
Coloradoans
Assess Fire Loss
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Coloradoans Assess Fire Loss

One woman finds just the mailbox still standing

(Newser) - Forrest Smith fled his home in Louisville, Colorado, with only a coffee cup, a water cup, and his cellphone. In the rush, as hot ashes burned him while he started his car, he'd even left behind his wallet, USA Today reports. "For some reason, I'm thinking in...

Shooting Suspect Found Incompetent to Stand Trial

(Newser) - Update: A man accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, in March will undergo a second evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. State experts initially determined that Ahmad Alissa, now 22, is not able to stand trial because of an unspecified...

Thousands Gather to Mourn Boulder Victims

'Our hearts are broken, and our festering wounds are split open once again'

(Newser) - About 2,000 people gathered for a vigil honoring the 10 people killed in the Colorado supermarket shooting Thursday night, just hours after attorneys for the shooting suspect asked during his first court appearance that he receive a mental health evaluation before the case against him proceeds. The memorial at...

Victims in Boulder Were Ages 20 to 65
21-Year-Old Charged
in Boulder Massacre
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21-Year-Old Charged in Boulder Massacre

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa charged with 10 counts of murder; victims ranged in age from 20 to 65

(Newser) - Police in Boulder have identified the suspected gunman in Monday's mass shooting , though they're still not speculating about a motive. The alleged shooter at the King Soopers supermarket is 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from nearby Arvada, Colo., report the Washington Post and the Denver Post . Boulder County...

'Idiot' Husband Screws Up Virtual Ironman
Triathlete Was
Rocking a Virtual
Race. In Came Her
'Idiot' Husband
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Triathlete Was Rocking a Virtual Race. In Came Her 'Idiot' Husband

Tim O'Donnell trips over power cord, unplugs Mirinda Carfrae's bike during Ironman competition

(Newser) - The very first Ironman VR Pro Challenge took place over the weekend—a weekly competition being held during the coronavirus pandemic, per the South China Morning Post —and former Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae of Australia was kicking butt from her living room in Boulder, Colo. The Washington Post notes...

'I Don't Have a Weapon!' Cops Confront Trash-Picker

Police pull a gun on a black man in Boulder

(Newser) - If critics are right, Colorado police may have pulled a gun on a man for cleaning while black. A video has emerged of police officers in Boulder, Colorado facing a black man last Friday in the yard of a house, USA Today reports. "You're on my property with...

Want to Be Happy? Get Thee to These US Cities

Boulder ranks No. 1 on this happiness index

(Newser) - Smiling, relaxed Californians aren't just hype. Three cities in the Golden State are at the top of the list in a new happiness survey, though Boulder, Colo., is the city that experiences the most existential ecstasy. The National Geographic Gallup Special/Blue Zones Index, compiled by National Geographic author Dan...

10 US Cities With the Highest Exercise Rates

3 of the top 4 are in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado is home to not one, not two, but three of the 10 US cities with the highest rates of exercise in the country. California also counts three cities on the top 10 list, based on the percentage of people who said they'd exercised for at least 30 minutes...

Women Have It Especially Rough in These 5 Cities

Gadsden, Ala., ranks worst: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - Women earn about 80% of what men do nationwide. But in some US metropolitan areas, they earn as little as 53%. The gender pay gap is just one factor that went into determining the best and worst US metropolitan areas for women, per 24/7 Wall St . Also based on life...

These Are the Best College Towns in the US

Boulder takes the number-one spot

(Newser) - Trying to figure out where to go to college? Just like living in close proximity to tweed-clad-professorial types? The American Institute for Economic Research has ranked the top 20 college towns in the US based on things like youth unemployment, rent, arts and entertainment, diversity, bars and restaurants, and innovation....

Heisman Winner Found Dead in Colorado Park

A cause of death has not been given for Rashaan Salaam

(Newser) - Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history, the AP reports. The Boulder County...

A Suicide, Racist Chats: Inside Colo. Teens' 'Fourth Reich'

Student reportedly said chat group was 'funny'

(Newser) - A student at Colorado's Boulder Preparatory school committed suicide last month "to show his allegiance to the Nazi party and the killing of Jewish people," according to a police report. The shocking revelations don't end there. Before he died, the student known online as "The...

Cops Bust Guy Trying to Smuggle Iguana Into Court

Look what showed up on the X-ray machine

(Newser) - The Boulder County Justice Center allows service animals into the building, but security guards drew the line when someone tried to sneak his pet iguana through the X-ray machine. Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield tells the Daily Camera that security staff caught the reptile as it passed through the machine...

Colorado Lake Overrun With Thousands of Pet Goldfish
Colorado Lake Overrun With Thousands of Pet Goldfish
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Colorado Lake Overrun With Thousands of Pet Goldfish

Well, the first few were pets; now they're invasive

(Newser) - Keeping a few goldfish alive in a bowl can seem tough enough. Boulder is facing a very different problem. A press release put out by Colorado Parks and Wildlife explains that goldfish have multiplied into the thousands in the 12-acre Teller Lake #5. ABC News reports that they may now...

1.2K Missing as Colo. Deluge Continues

Helicopters, horses prepare for rescue missions

(Newser) - Officials are pulling out all the stops to help Coloradans escape continuing floods , but "Mother Nature is not cooperating," says an emergency commander. An air rescue is planned for today, and those stranded in Boulder County have been instructed to "flag down the choppers in any way...

Hikers Stranded in Colorado Storm Save Themselves

Elsewhere, fourth body has been recovered from the flooding

(Newser) - The flood misery continues in Colorado, but one piece of good news has emerged: Two women trapped in an ice storm for two days on one of the state's highest mountains managed to walk down to safety, reports the AP . The same storm that has delivered devastating floods pinned...

Boulder Drenched by 'Proverbial 100-Year Flood'

As 73-year rainfall record is absolutely smashed

(Newser) - A third person has died as floods continue to ravage northern Colorado, driving some 4,000 people out of Boulder late yesterday. Rainfall in the city has obliterated a 73-year record, with 12.3 inches falling since Sept. 1—compared to 5.5 in September 1940. Floodwater is pouring from...

Least Religious City in US Is ...

Burlington, Vermont, and Boulder, Colorado, tie in Gallup poll

(Newser) - If religion and church-going aren't your thing, Burlington, Vermont, might be the place for you. If they are, you'll have plenty of company in Provo, Utah. A new Gallup survey susses out the most and least religious cities in America, based on the percentage of people who say...

13 Years Later, Big Reveal in JonBenet Ramsey Case

Grand jury had actually voted to indict her parents

(Newser) - Another major decade-old case is getting fresh press thanks to a Boulder Daily Camera exclusive. As the paper reports, the district attorney's Oct. 13, 1999, announcement that the grand jury investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey had concluded without "sufficient evidence to warrant a filing of charges...

Judge: Your Right to a Secret Ballot Doesn't Exist

Denver ruling says it's not spelled out in US Constitution

(Newser) - You may think what you do in the voting booth is privileged information, but a federal judge in Denver begs to differ: The Constitution provides no "fundamental right" to a secret ballot, says US District Judge Christine Arguello. Her ruling came in a case in which an advocacy group...

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