March 20, 2013 |
Colorado officials Wednesday searched for clues and a motive to explain why the executive director of the state Department of Corrections was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his house, officials said. Tom Clements, 58, was shot around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Monument, Colo., according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. "There is no evidence of a home invasion," spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said in televised interviews. "Whether he was specifically targeted or this was random, we don't know.
December 11, 2012 |
Now pot-smokers can light up in Colorado too. A proclamation from Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday made Colorado the second state -- after Washington on Thursday -- to legalize possession, home growth and personal use of marijuana. Hickenlooper certified a November voter referendum that enshrined marijuana in the state constitution. It passed with 55% of the vote. The governor -- who opposed Amendment 64 along with Colorado's attorney general and Denver's mayor -- had earlier cautioned smokers not to "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.
October 3, 2012 |
DENVER -- Need more hype? Still convinced tonight's first presidential debate won't matter? A newly released survey of undecided voters in four Western states -- two of them battlegrounds -- suggests the import the University of Denver matchup has for those still persuadables. More than seven in 10 respondents in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico said they would tune in for the 90-minute session, belying the image of undecideds as inattentive or turned off by politics. Fully 76% of those surveyed said they would definitely vote Nov. 6 and more than four in 10 said the debates would have the single greatest influence on their decision.
August 7, 2012 |
DENVER - As he ran for governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper played up his goofy charm, standing in a shower fully clothed in a campaign ad, vowing to run a "clean" campaign. The rail-thin former geologist still mocks his nerdiness - how he peered out at the world from behind thick glasses "before the miracle of Lasik. " But during this state's difficult summer, Hickenlooper has demonstrated another side of his persona, offering Coloradans solace and comfort after the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora that killed 12 and wounded 58. At Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora on July 27, relatives asked Hickenlooper to speak about 18-year-old Alexander "A.J.
July 27, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - Theater shooting victims and their loved ones marched through the rituals of mourning and recovery here Thursday, with funerals for two of the 12 dead, a vigil, and fundraising to help pay for medical care and burials. The Aurora Victim Relief Fund, set up by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Denver-based Community First Foundation, has received more than $2 million in donations since a gunman sprayed a crowded movie theater with bullets last week. At least five of the 58 injured remain in critical condition.
July 27, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - The funeral-goers began weeping almost as soon as they stepped into the church. Near the sanctuary entrance was the open casket of Alexander J. Boik, a recent high school graduate who loved pottery and baseball and dreamed of teaching art. Better known as A.J., Boik was one of the 12 people gunned down a week ago during a late-night screening of the new Batman movie here. His funeral Friday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where he'd been baptized and received his First Communion, was a poignant remembrance of a teenager on the cusp of manhood.