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Former Boulder Shambhala member sentenced to 20 years in prison on child sex assault case
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The former member of Boulder’s Shambhala Center who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child in the late 1990s was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday. Michael Smith, 55, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and attempted sexual assault on a child in March, with attorneys agreeing on a sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison. […]

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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office solves 1970 rape and murder case
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Betty Lee Jones (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office) The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said DNA evidence has identified a man who died in 2019 as the person who likely raped and murdered a 23-year-old Denver woman in 1970. According to a release, Betty Lee Jones was found dead on March 9, 1970, by two Colorado Department […]

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Boulder social worker charged with failure to report in connection to Fairview QB Aidan Atkinson’s sexual-assault allegations
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A social worker who formerly worked as a counselor at Boulder’s Fairview High School was charged last month in connection with failing to alert authorities to an alleged sexual assault involving the school’s star quarterback. Marilyn Lori (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office) Marilyn Lori, 46, was charged Oct. 29 with one count of failure to report […]

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Person found dead in travel trailer that caught fire in Boulder County suspected of starting the fire
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A person who was found dead in a trailer that was set on fire in Boulder County is suspected of igniting it, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Dispatchers received a report of a travel trailer that had caught fire at 10:09 a.m. Sunday in the 7400 block of Valmont Road in unincorporated Boulder […]

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Woman found dead in Boulder apartment; husband plunges from top of parking garage as police fire shots
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A woman was found dead Friday in her Boulder apartment and her husband died, falling from the top of a five-story parking structure as police fired guns at the suspect, after a failed negotiation to surrender in front of the couple’s children, ages 6 and 12, police said. The incident unfolded about 3:15 p.m., when […]

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Former Broncos lineman Justin Bannan formally charged with attempted murder, assault in Boulder shooting
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Former NFL and University of Colorado football player Justin Bannan on Tuesday was formally charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault in connection with a shooting in Boulder last week. Bannan, 40, was charged with attempted first-degree murder after deliberation, attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily […]

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Boulder County grand jury clears police officer in fatal Longmont shooting
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A Colorado grand jury has cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man who threatened police and residents. KUSA-TV reports a Boulder County grand jury found no probable cause to charge Longmont Officer Michael Kimbley with second-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Jesus Ramos. The grand jury report says Ramos called […]

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Adams County man accused of extorting Boulder County couple with stolen items
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David Nunez-Hernandez An Adams County man was arrested earlier this month after police say he stole items from a Boulder County couple and then tried to sell the items back to them. David Nunez-Hernandez, 29, is charged with two counts of extortion, aggravated motor vehicle theft and five weapons charges, according to court records. An […]

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Frederick murder victim, husband, were nurses with Boulder Community Health
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A Frederick woman found shot on Friday and her husband, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound later that night, were both nurses with Boulder Community Health. Spokesman Rich Sheehan released a statement Tuesday on behalf of BCH regarding Emily Butler, 36, and Kevin Butler, 50. Sexual assault, domestic violence resources Denver Sexual Assault […]

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Former Shambhala member went to therapy instead of Boulder police after reported sex assault, report says
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A former Shambhala member accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl he met through the community underwent therapy and treatment in 1998 in exchange for his name being withheld from police, a deal police reports indicate was orchestrated by a man known in the Boulder Buddhist community as someone who “deals” with “family conflicts or […]

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Boulder police officer who arrested black man filming now named in excessive force lawsuit
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The Boulder police officer whose arrest of a black man filming an interaction between homeless people and officers is the subject of an independent review has now been named in an excessive force lawsuit by a woman who said the officer shoved her while she was filming an arrest in 2018. Officer Waylon Lolotai Officer […]

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Boulder attorney responds to Weld County’s “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status with six billboards decrying gun violence
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Lindasue Smollen, a Boulder attorney who buys billboards to call for an end to gun violence, is at it again. This month, Smollen bought six billboard spots along U.S. 34 in Weld County to spread her message as a response to Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams’ declaration that he would not enforce the state’s new […]

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Two Boulder County deputies charged in death now out at sheriff’s office
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The two Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged with manslaughter in the death of a man they were transporting to detox in September are now no longer with the department. Boulder County Sheriff's Office via AP From left are Boulder County sheriff’s deputies James O’Brien and Adam Lunn. Deputies James O’Brien, 49, and Adam Lunn, […]

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Boulder City Council to hold special meeting Monday in response to police incident
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Boulder City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss racism, community values and racial equity in response to a March 1 incident in which police officers confronted a black man who was picking up trash outside his house. In the wake of the incident, which made national headlines, community members […]

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