With signs pointing toward Deion Sanders becoming the next coach at Colorado, the school's board of regents called a special meeting for Sunday. Nothing's official yet. The university hasn't commented on any candidates taking over, either.
The City of Grand Junction unveiled its first survey to understand the homeless problem. We know that workers plan to interview at least 50 homeless people between now and the end of December. The idea is to understand their backgrounds, how people become homeless and what keeps them from finding a stable place to live.
The Colorado Mesa University Men’s Basketball Team has had a stellar start to their season, posting a 5-1 record in the early season. A big part of what makes the Maverick machine run has been their Redshirt Sophomore Power Forward Trevor Baskin.
By The Associated Press, Christina A. Cassidy and Colleen Slevin
A former elections manager who allegedly helped a Colorado clerk accused of tampering with voting equipment plans to plead guilty under an agreement with prosecutors. Sandra Brown is scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon. According to court documents, she intends to plead guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor under the deal, which must be approved by a judge. The deal also requires Brown to sign a “cooperation agreement” but the details of what she would be required to do in weren't known. Her lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has visited the memorial outside a gay club where five people were killed in a shooting attack last week. He solemnly walked Tuesday past flowers, crosses and photos of the victims. Polis is the first openly gay man elected a governor in the U.S., back in 2018. He picked up a piece of pink chalk and drew a heart and wrote “We remember” on the pavement outside Club Q in Colorado Springs — an LGBTQ gathering place. The motive for the Nov. 19 attack there remains under investigation and one person is in custody. Polis later visited a brewery and hugged its owner — the man who tackled the shooting suspect.
A member of the U.S. Navy who was injured while helping subdue a man who shot and killed five people at a gay nightclub in Colorado said he simply wanted to save the family that he had found. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James issued a statement Sunday through Centura Penrose hospital in Colorado Springs, where is recovering from undisclosed injuries suffered in the attack. James urged bravery among the young in the LGBTQ community. Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said that James was one of two men who helped to stop the shooter who walked into Club Q late on Nov. 19 with multiple firearms, including a semiautomatic rifle, and killed five people.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Jerome Bravo, a 39-year-old of Denver, has pleaded guilty to ten counts of bank robbery and three counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The combination of rookie coach Nathaniel Hackett and high-priced veteran quarterback Russell Wilson continues not to work out for the Denver Broncos. Wilson turned in another lackluster performance in a 23-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
By The Associated Press, Sam Metz and Stephen Groves
A mass shooting at a popular gay club in Colorado Springs has resurfaced questions about the city's past and future among its residents. Though the suspect facing possible murder and hate crime charges is not from Colorado Springs, the targeting of LGBTQ people has reminded some of the 1990s, when the city was known as an epicenter of religion-infused, family-values conservatism unfriendly to the LGBTQ community. Colorado Springs has increasingly become a diverse and vibrant city, and, like anywhere a mass shooting occurs, the shocking act of violence in a space considered a refuge for LGBTQ people has sent residents reeling.
Nikola Jokic scored 39 points, Aaron Gordon added 30 and Bruce Brown had a triple-double to help the depleted Denver Nuggets outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-126 in overtime Wednesday night. Brown had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 points and 11 assists for Oklahoma City. Isiah Joe hit 7 of 10 3s to score 21 points. Denver played without starters Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
Delta High School’s Sophomore Quarterback Ty Reed and Senior Wide Receiver Gavin Brewer have had their hard work and dedication pay off, and they now prepare with the rest of their team for the state championship game. But getting to the Class 2A state championship has not come without adversity.
By The Associated Press, Jesse Bedayn and Stephen Groves
A witness to a shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub says the suspect showed “no hesitation” when entering Club Q and opening fire. Deanne VanScyoc says the shooter wearing body armor moved in a crouch through the club with a rifle at eye-level, firing at people gathered at the bar then spraying a dance floor with bullets. Authorities say five people were killed and 17 injured by gunfire in the weekend rampage at Club Q, a well-known gathering place for the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs. The suspect was ordered to be held without bail during an initial court appearance Wednesday.
By The Associated Press, Amy Forliti and Stephen Groves
A man who survived a weekend shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs says he wants to be resilient and won't be "taken out by some sick person.” Another survivor says the shooting left him feeling hopeful and surrounded by community support. They are among the 17 people injured by gunfire on Saturday after police say a 22-year-old man went on a shooting rampage at Club Q, a well-known gathering place for the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs. The injured who have been speaking out from their hospital rooms have recounted the chaos of the shooting — as well as the aftermath when club patrons worked to help each other. Five people were killed in the attack.
By The Associated Press, Thomas Peipert, Jesse Bedayn and Brittany Peterson
Public records show that the suspect in the mass shooting of 22 people at a Colorado gay nightclub changed his name more than six years ago. The request came just months after he was targeted by online bullying. Anderson Lee Aldrich, who is 22, faces murder and hate crime charges. He was was known as Nicholas Brink until 2016. Records show that just before his 16th birthday, he petitioned a Texas court to change his name. The reason were unclear. The name change and bullying were first reported by The Washington Post.