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Suspect in Club Shooting Changed His Name
Suspect in Club Shooting
Is Nonbinary: Lawyers

Suspect in Club Shooting Is Nonbinary: Lawyers

Anderson Lee Aldrich was Nicholas Brink until changing their name at 15

(Newser) - The suspect in the Club Q shooting is nonbinary, according to their lawyer. In filing several motions Tuesday, public defenders Joseph Archambault and Michael Bowman added a footnote stating Anderson Lee Aldrich is "nonbinary" and uses "they/them pronouns," reports the Denver Post . They are referred to as...

Club Q Hero: 'I Just Went Into Combat Mode'

Boyfriend of Army veteran Richard Fierro's daughter was killed in the shooting

(Newser) - The man who subdued the alleged Club Q shooter Saturday night, beating him with his own gun , is telling his story. Richard M. Fierro had gone to the gay nightclub with his wife, his daughter, her longtime boyfriend, and two family friends to watch his 22-year-old daughter's best friend...

In Gay Nightclub Shooting, Critics Say Red Flag Laws Were Ignored

Suspect allegedly threatened his mother with a bomb last year, but nothing was done

(Newser) - A year and a half before he was arrested in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting that left five people dead, Anderson Lee Aldrich allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb, forcing neighbors in surrounding homes to evacuate while the bomb squad and crisis negotiators talked him into surrendering,...

Name Change Approved for Mountain With Link to Massacre

Colorado's Mount Evans could soon become Mount Blue Sky

(Newser) - A Colorado state panel recommended Thursday that Mount Evans, a prominent peak near Denver, be renamed Mount Blue Sky at the request of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board voted unanimously for the change. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will weigh in on the recommendation before...

Boebert Declares Victory Ahead of Recount
Boebert's Rival Concedes
in Tight Colorado Race

Boebert's Rival Concedes in Tight Colorado Race

It still appears headed to automatic recount, but both he and the congresswoman say it's over

(Newser) - The Democratic challenger who ended up in a surprisingly tight race with Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado has conceded, reports the Hill . Adam Frisch said Friday that while the race appears headed for an automatic recount, "the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is...

Boebert&#39;s Race Nears Recount
Boebert's House Race
Is Nation's Closest
election 2022

Boebert's House Race Is Nation's Closest

Final votes will be counted Friday, county clerks say

(Newser) - Election officials in the Colorado counties still counting votes in the Rep. Lauren Boebert-Adam Frisch congressional race say they'll finish Friday. Boebert was 551 votes ahead at 5pm Thursday, the Colorado Sun reports, putting the election on track for a mandatory recount. Recounts are triggered when the margin between...

Lauren Boebert Now Leads by 1K Votes
Lauren Boebert
Now Leads by 1K Votes
election 2022

Lauren Boebert Now Leads by 1K Votes

House race in Colorado still too close to call

(Newser) - After briefly trailing Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by 64 votes , Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert is back in the lead in her race for re-election to the House. As of midnight Friday, with 99% of the vote counted, she was ahead by 1,122 votes. Boebert, a Trump ally, represents...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey to Get a Fresh Look

Colorado Bureau of Investigation team to take up the cold case in 2023

(Newser) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation will take a fresh look at the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey next year. The CBI's Cold Case Review Team—a group of "investigative, analytical, and forensic experts from across the state" who meet two to four times a year—will take up...

Survey: Gig Drivers in Denver Average $5.49 an Hour

Pay comes in well under minimum wage, but companies contest the calculations

(Newser) - The income of gig drivers in the Denver area is running well below minimum wage, a survey has found. Two advocacy groups, Colorado Jobs with Justice and Gig Workers Rising, queried hundreds of drivers for such platforms as Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash from last November through January, the Guardian reports....

Killer Saved From Snowstorm Sentenced for 2 Murders

Alan Lee Phillips killed hitchhiking women in Colorado

(Newser) - A man convicted of killing two women who disappeared near a Colorado ski resort town 40 years ago after DNA testing identified him as a suspect was sentenced on Monday to two terms of life in prison with no possibility of parole. Alan Lee Phillips, 71, was convicted in September...

Poll Workers Heard Noises in a Voting Booth. Now, an Arrest

Colorado man registered as a Dem is accused of trying to tamper with voting machine in June

(Newser) - A Colorado man who's a registered Democratic voter has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting equipment by allegedly inserting a USB thumb drive into a voting machine at a polling station during the primary election in June, authorities said. No elections data were accessed, and the June...

He Was Obsessed With a 1984 Crime. Now He's Guilty Of It

Steven Pankey convicted of felony murder in 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews' death

(Newser) - Update: Steve Pankey was on Monday found guilty of second-degree kidnapping and felony murder in the case of a 12-year-old Colorado girl killed in 1984. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 20 years. The Coloradoan reports Jonelle Matthews' father spoke prior to sentencing and implored...

Lawyer Dies at Strip Club He Was Defending Over Death

Judge grants trial delay in 2019 Shotgun Willie's case

(Newser) - A civil trial over a death at Colorado strip club Shotgun Willie's was postponed after a defense lawyer didn't survive a trip to Shotgun Willie's. CBS Colorado reports that 70-year-old attorney Stephen Long, who was representing the Glendale club in several matters, including a wrongful death lawsuit...

She Broke Leg in 90-Foot Cliff Fall. Then She Started Crawling
Injured Hiker Spotted by
Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger
in case you missed it

Injured Hiker Spotted by Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger

Hiker crawled to riverbank to flag down passing train, triggering helicopter rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - A hiker who spent a night stranded in the Colorado wilderness with a broken leg made it out alive after managing to flag down a passing train. The female hiker in her 20s had been reported missing Sunday after failing to return from a day hike on the Colorado Trail...

Ute Indian Tribe Not Happy About Biden's New National Monument

Native American tribe says it was not on board with the plan

(Newser) - Update: A Utah-based Native American tribe that has frequently sparred with President Biden criticized the White House again for not adequately consulting its leaders ahead of this week's creation of a national monument on ancestral lands in Colorado, the AP reports. The Ute Indian Tribe is one of three...

Driver Plows Through Crowd Outside Colo. Bar, Kills 1

4 others were seriously injured

(Newser) - One person was killed and four people seriously injured after a man intentionally drove a pickup truck through a crowd gathered outside a Colorado bar following an altercation early Sunday morning, authorities said. The 29-year-old driver and a 25-year-old passenger were arrested after the attack around 1:40am Sunday in...

Here We Go Again With the 'Furries in Schools' Rumors

Heidi Ganahl, GOP candidate for governor in Colo., is spreading the largely debunked claim

(Newser) - Heidi Ganahl really doesn't like furries, explained by KRDO as a "subculture that often involves people dressing up as anthropomorphic animal characters and attending conventions." So much so that the GOP candidate for governor in Colorado says she moved her kids out of one district and into...

Colorado Town Suffers 2nd Bear Attack in 2 Months

New Castle man is expected to recover after animal went after him in his yard

(Newser) - A Colorado man is recuperating after a bear attacked him at his home over the weekend—the second such attack in his town since late August. Per a release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife cited by KKTV , the New Castle resident heard noises coming from his backyard around 10:30pm...

Man Who Allegedly Tried to Abduct Girl, 10, Turned In by His Parents

They recognized their son, and his car, in surveillance photos

(Newser) - On Sept. 23, Diego James Gettler allegedly tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl outside her Colorado school. Last week, he was arrested after his own parents turned him in, police say. Gettler, 28, was charged Thursday with second-degree kidnapping, Fox News reports. Police say he approached the girl around 7:...

Amended Autopsy Report: McClain Died Due to Ketamine

Forensic pathologist's findings, made in July 2021, were just publicly released Friday

(Newser) - An unusual amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain , the 23-year-old Black man who died after Colorado paramedics injected him with ketamine to sedate him during a police encounter, is drawing attention for a notable change. "I believe this tragic fatality is most likely the result of ketamine toxicity,"...

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