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Last week, Ashley Moser lost her daughter Veronica when the young girl was among 12 people killed when a man opened fire in a packed Colorado movie theater.

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Gun background checks in Colorado spike after shootingupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 18:38:00

In the aftermath of last week's deadly Colorado movie theater shooting, background checks for those wanting to purchase guns in the state spiked more than 40%, authorities said Tuesday.

Looking at the Colorado shooting arsenalupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 09:40:00

CNN's Joe Johns gets an up-close look at the guns and ammunition used in the Colorado theater shooting.

Source: Colorado shooter's rifle jammed during rampageupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 18:13:00

The semi-automatic rifle used in the Colorado theater killings jammed during the rampage, apparently because of a problem with the 100-shot magazine feeding it, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the investigation said Sunday.

Theaters try to prevent Colorado copycatupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 15:21:00

CNN's Athena Jones reports the steps theaters are taking to prevent another shooting.

Security stepped up nationwide in wake of Colorado movie theater shooting updated: Sat Jul 21 2012 15:21:00

Some cities and theaters around the country tightened security on Friday in the wake of a deadly shooting inside a Colorado movie house. Here is a partial list of the steps taken:

When it's not 'only a movie'updated: Sat Jul 21 2012 14:28:00

It is the implicit bargain every moviegoer makes.

Colorado movie theater massacreupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 14:13:00

A look back at the minutes and hours following the deadly Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting rampage.

With song and prayer, Colorado shooting victims are rememberedupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 03:07:00

Some residents of Aurora, Colorado, gathered in community, prayer and faith late Friday to honor the victims of a shooting inside a local movie theater.

Colorado governor lifts statewide fire banupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 16:49:00

Much-needed rain and forecasts predicting cooler and wetter weather prompted Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to lift a statewide fire ban Sunday.

Veteran returns to no home in Coloradoupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:53:00

One family in Colorado is determined to turn the tragedy of the wildfires into a new beginning.

Colorado's most destructive fire nears containmentupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 21:47:00

The most destructive fire in Colorado's history is now 90% contained, officials said Wednesday.

Extreme Heat and Colorado Wildfiresupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 16:42:00

Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.

Colorado residents evacuate before fireupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 08:57:00

More evacuations have been ordered due to Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire.

High winds fueling Colo. wildfireupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 07:03:00

Rob Marciano reports on the weather conditions preventing first responders from containing the Colorado wildfire.

Colorado fire 'smacks you in the face'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.

Evacuees watch and hope homes remainupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:41:00

Thousands of Colorado residents are being forced to abandon their homes as wildfires spread. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

Pictures of a raging wildfireupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 16:13:00

iReporter Lonny Garris talks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about photographing the Colorado wildfire.

Colorado wildfire destroys more than 100 homesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 20:29:00

Firefighters on Friday battled a massive wildfire that has so far claimed more than 100 homes in northern Colorado.

Struggling to contain Colorado wildfireupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 11:31:00

A large wildfire continues to grow in Colorado, fueled by low humidity and strong wind gusts. KUSA reports.

Colorado legislature meets on civil unionsupdated: Mon May 14 2012 17:23:00

As Colorado's legislators met Monday in extraordinary session to consider bills that were not brought to the floor last week, House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino bemoaned the assignment of a civil-unions bill to a "kill committee" as a harbinger of its likely defeat.

Cat last seen in Colorado 5 years ago found in N.Y.updated: Wed May 09 2012 19:05:00

A furry feline named Willow, who was last seen five years ago in Colorado, was found this week roaming the streets of New York.

Colorado public pot-smoking event snuffed outupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:39:00

Steps taken to thwart a public marijuana smoking event Friday at the University of Colorado appear to have worked. Protesters who gathered at a quad on the campus for the customary 4:20 light-up time dispersed without an apparent toke.

Shadowed by avalanche in the majestic Colorado backcountryupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 13:59:00

A liquid silence covers the snow-covered Colorado backcountry in February.

Four easy ways to save on ski tripsupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 11:11:00

Skiing has a reputation as a pricey, perhaps even snobby sport. But even if some skiers seem to have their noses raised in the air, there's no reason to pay through the nose to ski.

Snow storm reportedly delays delivery of 50,000 UPS packages in Colo.updated: Sat Dec 24 2011 21:36:00

Instead of presents, there might be IOUs under some Christmas trees in Colorado on Sunday.

Fire ravages Buddhist temple in Coloradoupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 17:06:00

A raging fire destroyed a Buddhist temple in a Denver suburb early Monday, CNN affiliate KCNC reports.

Officials: Charges expected against airman in Colo. standoffupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 13:22:00

An armed airman who allegedly barricaded himself inside a building on a Colorado air base is awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges and will likely face additional charges, the base said Tuesday.

5 children killed after van rams into tractor-trailerupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 01:13:00

Five children under 17 and their foster father were killed when their van slammed into the back of a stationary tractor-trailer in eastern Colorado

Cantaloupe-related outbreak of illness linked to 13 deaths updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 08:57:00

An outbreak of illness linked to consumption of tainted cantaloupes has been linked to 13 deaths and 72 illnesses in 18 states, a federal disease agency reported Wednesday.

15 people infected with Listeria after eating Colorado cantaloupesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 17:08:00

Fifteen people in four states have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes, linked to eating contaminated cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado, federal authorities said Tuesday.

3 siblings caught after chase face dozens of charges in Coloradoupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 06:17:00

Three siblings caught after allegedly firing at Colorado police during a high-speed chase appeared in court Monday, facing a ballooning list of charges against them.

Fugitive trio due back in Colorado court in two weeksupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 17:16:00

Three siblings caught last week after a nationwide manhunt and a high-speed chase in Colorado will make their next court appearance in two weeks, officials said Monday.

Fugitive trio charged in second Colorado countyupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 16:15:00

The list of charges against three siblings nabbed after a high-speed chase grew Friday with a second Colorado county filing allegations against them.

View from the top of the Rockiesupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:04:00

Independence Pass in Colorado gives visitors a view of the best scenery the Rocky Mountains has to offer.

Best of the West in Coloradoupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:04:00

"The West I liked best," Oscar Wilde said of his visit to the United States. It's not clear exactly what prompted that line, but the playwright did stop in Colorado during his 1882 tour.

Colorado wildfire half containedupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 07:40:00

Firefighters in Colorado are working to get a handle on a wildfire that has caused thousands to evacuate.

Strong winds whip up Colorado wildfireupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 20:48:00

Firefighters battling a 1,200-acre Colorado wildfire faced high winds Tuesday, officials said, complicating efforts to control the blaze that has so far forced the evacuation of 17 homes.

Colorado boy charged with murder in parents' slayingsupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 15:30:00

Colorado prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings that left his parents dead and two siblings wounded, the district attorney's office said Tuesday.

Brother: No warning signs from Colorado boy charged in parents' deathsupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 08:25:00

The brother and uncle of a 12-year-old Colorado boy charged in the deaths of his parents and the wounding of two siblings said they are baffled by the allegations.

Colorado boy to be formally charged in connection with parents' deathupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 02:01:00

Prosecutors are expected to file formal charges Friday against a 12-year-old Colorado boy suspected in the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings.

Parents dead, son arrestedupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 02:01:00

Police are holding a 12-year-old Colorado boy in custody after his parents were found dead in their home. KUSA reports.

Colorado boy suspected in parents' deaths ordered held without bondupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 18:07:00

A 12-year-old Colorado boy suspected in the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings appeared Wednesday night in court and was ordered held without bond until his next court appearance, an official said Thursday.

Colorado boy, 12, in custody after parents found deadupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 14:01:00

Colorado law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that a 12-year-old Burlington boy has been taken in custody in connection with the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings.

Medical pot hits small townsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:48:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on a mobile medical marijuana clinic traveling to rural Colorado towns.

Converted trailers help rural residents get medical marijuanaupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:48:00

A rodeo cowboy with a bum shoulder, a middle-aged woman who has trouble sleeping and a handful of snowboarders are all crowded around a shiny aluminum trailer on a sunny winter day. Some clutch X-rays, others look around nervously hoping a neighbor won't spot them as they wait in line for a medical marijuana prescription.

Official: Carbon monoxide sickens 54 at Colorado hockey gameupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 14:01:00

Fifty-four people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado, a hospital official said early Monday.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Coloradoupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 19:10:00

A Delta Air Lines flight reporting an engine problem made an emergency landing Thursday at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport, officials said.

The West's best ski townsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 07:52:00

Whether you're all about the hot toddies, mountain views, Wild West saloons, après-ski eats or small-town charm, we've got the place for you.

8 injured when bus carrying church group rolls overupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 06:38:00

Eight people were seriously injured when a tour bus carrying a church group lost control, slid off the road and rolled onto its side on an icy highway in Colorado, authorities said.

34 car pileup in Coloradoupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 16:58:00

An accident in Larkspur, Colorado, causes 34 cars to pileup, according to KMGH.

34-vehicle chain reaction pile-up snarls traffic in Coloradoupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 16:58:00

Thirty-four vehicles, including four semi-trailer trucks, were involved in a chain-reaction pile-up Monday morning in Colorado that temporarily shut down a major highway and sent 12 people to area hospitals, state police said.

Missing American's wife moves back to Coloradoupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 06:13:00

Tiffany Hartley, who reported that her husband was shot by gunmen in Mexico last month, is moving from Texas to Colorado with a trace of his body yet to be found.

11 candidates who would hold the centerupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 11:13:00

If you're part of the nearly 40 percent of Americans who are independent or centrist, it's easy to feel frustrated and politically homeless. As activists rally around the most polarizing figures in both parties, we need to play offense from the center and organize across party lines.

Plane with sick child held at gate in Coloradoupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:30:00

A flight from Mexico was held at a Colorado airport after a 23-month-old child onboard was reported sick, a Frontier Airlines spokeswoman said.

Freshman Democrat fights for a second term in Coloradoupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 12:46:00

When Rep. Betsy Markey, a freshman Democrat, arrived back in Colorado a few days ago for the home stretch of her re-election campaign, she knew she had her work cut out for her.

Firefighters attack blaze in Coloradoupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 22:22:00

Airplanes and helicopters drop retardants on a fire in Loveland, Colorado, that has burned hundreds of acres.

Authorities capture one of three escaped convicts in Coloradoupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:35:00

One of three convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison was captured Sunday in Rifle, Colorado, and authorities are on the lookout for a silver Volkswagen Jetta the remaining escapees may be driving, according to corrections officials.

Spy, nudist or warrior -- which camp for your kid?updated: Sun Jul 25 2010 09:03:00

All a summer camp used to need to keep kids entertained throughout the warmer months was a good ball field and a place to go swimming. Now, though, campers can while away their summer days doing all sorts of specialized camping.

66,000 pounds of bison meat recalledupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 23:14:00

A Colorado company is recalling about 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison meat that may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Peter King: Teaching Tebow is family business for Broncosupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 14:55:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- It's fall here at the bottom of Africa, which gives the region a bit more of a football feel. And futbol too, of course. But before I get to the business of covering the World Cup later this week -- hopefully I'll find some good coffee by then -- I have a few NFL thoughts, plus a couple of book ideas for your Father's Day gift-giving. Ross Tucker: Film guru breaks down McNabb, Kolb, Tebow, moreupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 11:55:00

One of the things I miss most about playing is the unlimited access to all of the coaches' tape teams use to evaluate players and game plan for opponents. Watching games on television with the ever-increasing technology is outstanding, and you can certainly glean some information about players and teams in this manner, but it just isn't the same as the coaches' tape. To truly critique players and coaches at a deeper level, you have to check out the "all-22" and "end zone" cuts that are only available at NFL team training facilities and NFL Films headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J. Ross Tucker: Painful truth about fringe NFL players; mailbagupdated: Fri May 28 2010 12:21:00

Would you turn down a guaranteed $1 million or more in endorsements to send a message to your teammates? Would you find a way to get prescription painkillers from a source outside of your team if it possibly meant the difference between playing football for money or not? Let's take a closer look at both of these hypothetical situations. Richard Deitsch: Media Power Rankings for Aprilupdated: Mon May 10 2010 18:57:00

1. Ernie Harwell His Southern voice -- rich and authoritative but not overbearing -- became as distinctive to Michigan listeners as baseball itself. That's how Detroit Free Press writer John Lowe described Harwell in his graceful tribute to the life of the broadcaster, who passed away last week at 92. Having lived in Michigan for eight months last year, I got a small slice of the love Michiganders had for the announcer. This intimate connection, forged by the medium of radio, is sadly becoming an endangered species. As SI's Tom Verducci wrote last week, Harwell had an understated elegance, which has become "a lost art given the audaciousness, trumped-up signature calls and desire to be noticed in broadcasting today." (Here's looking at you, John Sterling). His life and times produced some remarkable tributes, including here and here, and of particular note was this terrific compendium on the Free Press Web site. Lastly, watch this. Don Banks: Ten most compelling QB situationsupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 13:06:00

With the NFL draft having reshuffled a few quarterback depth charts around the league, let's take stock of the shifting arms-race landscape as we await the opening of training camps in about three months. It's a quarterbacks' world in the NFL, but it seems to change about every other week, so you have to stay current. Peter King: Two reasons Tebow might start for Broncos in 2010; mailupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 00:03:00

I've thought all along that Tim Tebow would need a redshirt year, but two things now tell me I might be wrong. Peter King: NFL draft went well for Seahawks, but Seattle's not the only team smilingupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:24:00

RENTON, Wash. -- My favorite draft weekend story: The Man Who Said No to the NFL. Don Banks: Tebow's Mile High landing, a sour night for Clausen, more Snapsupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 11:02:00

NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we watched a prime-time version of the NFL Draft's first round from a raucous Radio City Music Hall ... Peter King: Big Ben's not going anywhere, more draft talkupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 13:16:00

RENTON, Wash. -- Pete Carroll's excited. Surprise! Peter King: Ten people under most pressure on draft weekendupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:49:00

There's pressure on everyone to figure out which draft picks will prosper and which will bust in their NFL career. There's pressure on the players too -- particularly the highly drafted ones. The 10 people on draft weekend who should be feeling the most heat:

Colorado Rockies president found deadupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:28:00

Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a hotel room. Utah officials look into the cause of death.

Foul play not suspected in baseball executive's deathupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:28:00

Foul play is not suspected in the death of Colorado Rockies President Keli McGregor, whose body was found Tuesday in a Salt Lake City, Utah, hotel room, police said Wednesday.

15 states, D.C. make Race to the Top cutupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 19:49:00

It's like an Olympics for education money, complete with winners and losers as states learned on Wednesday whether they are still in competition for "the gold" -- in this case, a portion of the $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds.

Kidcentric ski resort perfect for last winter hurrahupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 10:16:00

Sorry, Cinderella. Five-year-old Hannah Sitzman has forsaken all things princess to be a Winter Queen, she announces as she makes her way to the huge ice throne in a castle at the top of a ski mountain that took more than 75 tons of snow and two full weeks to build.

Rock slide drops boulders, closes interstate in Coloradoupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 10:35:00

Giant rocks came tumbling down a snowy Colorado mountainside early Monday, punching gaping holes in the interstate below, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

Man charged in Colorado school shootingupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 18:33:00

A man accused of shooting two students at a Littleton, Colorado, middle school last week was formally charged Tuesday in the incident, according to a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County district attorney's office. Peter King: Bills not in any hurry to hire coach; mailbagupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:33:00

Five quick observations, then your e-mail from a busy NFL week: Peter King: No clear-cut favorite as NFL playoffs nearupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 12:07:00

NEW YORK -- Five things I want to hit right at the top:

Commentary: Immigration reform urgently neededupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 08:28:00

Twelve-year-old Josh Garcia courageously took the stage. Fighting back tears, he told how he came home from school one day to find that his father had been taken into an immigration detention facility.

Commentary: Technology is key to success for U.S.updated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:23:00

Technology improves our lives in so many ways -- from our toasters, ovens and refrigerators at home, to our computers, fax machines and BlackBerrys at work. Technology makes once burdensome tasks easy and fun.

20 alleged Hispanic gang members indicted in Coloradoupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 19:13:00

Twenty alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent have been indicted in Colorado on drug and firearm charges, authorities said Tuesday.

Commentary: Why we need the stimulus billupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 07:21:00

Patience, they say, is a virtue. Yet in times of emergency, the government needs to be able to make snap decisions and take bold, decisive action to protect the American people.

Colorado political leaders make American historyupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 22:10:00

In Washington, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama, but 1,700 miles away, in Colorado, another historic swearing-in has taken place.

Battling for votes: Retirees take new look at what mattersupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 10:45:00

DENVER, Colorado: 'Take us back from the direction we've taken'

Latino vote emerges as swing vote in Coloradoupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 17:44:00

After decades as a Democratic organizer and activist, Ramona Martinez is convinced the moment is finally at hand.

Battleground states pollupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 16:34:00

Watch American Morning's John Roberts as he uses "the magic wall" to explain CNN poll numbers in five battlegrounds.

FSB: Merchants cheer Sunday booze sales as blue laws fallupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 13:42:00

On Sundays, Jeanne McEvoy sits in the office of her Loveland, Colo., liquor store and turns away customers.

Battleground Coloradoupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 16:27:00

Colorado and its independent voters could make the state a battleground in the fall. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Deeply divided Colorado could be a toss-up stateupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 16:27:00

Colorado, with its large population of independent voters, could become the ultimate battleground state in the general election. Child Poverty Soars in Coloradoupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 11:00:00

Colorado led the nation with a 73 percent increase in the number of children living in poverty over six years, according to a new report

Huge tornado in Coloradoupdated: Fri May 23 2008 11:15:00

Affiliate KUSA shot video of a giant tornado and hail in Weld County, Colorado. Colo. Lawmaker Defends Racial Insultupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 11:00:00

A Colorado legislator was ordered to leave the podium of the state House of Representatives on Monday because he called Mexican workers "illiterate peasants"

Colorado woman is 'person of interest' in polygamist case updated: Fri Apr 18 2008 21:44:00

A Colorado woman is being pursued as a "person of interest" in connection with phone calls that triggered the raid of a Texas polygamist ranch, authorities said Friday.

Brushfire in Coloradoupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 13:14:00

Huge flames from a brushfire that's already eaten 1,000 acres of land in Fort Carson, Colorado. 3 Dead in Colorado Wildfiresupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 09:00:00

Firefighters were hoping rain and snow Wednesday would help them quell blazes that scorched thousands of acres, forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, and killed three

Commentary: Immigration's yin and yangupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 13:13:00

Not long ago, I got an illuminating e-mail from a woman who went off about how the federal government had to stop the "invasion" of illegal immigrants from Mexico and how the Mexican government had to stop its people from crossing into the United States without proper documents. Scott Wraight: NHL Power Rankings, Week 25updated: Fri Mar 28 2008 18:38:00

BIGGEST CLIMB: Carolina (14 to 9) BIGGEST FALL: Colorado (8 to 15) 200 Salmonella Cases in Colo. Townupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 11:00:00

The number of suspected salmonella cases linked to an outbreak in this southern Colorado town topped 200 Sunday

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