Death penalty in Colorado

  • Delta County Democrats elect new officers
  • Repeal of death penalty in state house fails for fourth time
  • DCMH District to open walk-in clinic in Paonia
  • Implementation of aid in dying bill slow around state
  • Area wrestlers compete for state titles in Denver

  • Death penalty repeal in committee for third year in a row
  • 273 drunken driving arrests made over Super Bowl weekend
  • Lawmakers consider eliminating state's electoral college
  • State house considers funding rail line from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins
  • Forest Service issues annual report on tree health in Colorado
  • First avalanche fatality of the winter season

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race canceled
  • Death penalty bill fails in Senate Committee
  • Armed standoff in Montrose ends without violence
  • Study finds counties with public lands have economic advantage

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015

  • Region 10 Receives $5.2M Grant To Develop Broadband Access In West Slope¬†Communities
  • Delta Once Again Restarts City Manager Search
  • State Lawmakers Have Taken a Tough Look at Death Penalty Over the Years

Jurors in the trial of Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes did not come to a unanimous final sentencing decision. As a result, the court will impose the sentence of life in prison for Holmes' killing of 12 and injuring of 70 others in 2012. Even though he was spared the death penalty, the trial is likely to once again spark debate over whether Colorado should even have the penalty on the books.

The last attempt to repeal the state's death penalty was in 2013. It was backed by former Representative Claire Levy (D-Boulder).

"I think it's immoral, it's ineffective. I think it doesn't belong in a modern system of justice. I don't think we impose it in a fair impartial way," said Levy. "People don't get executed. They sit waiting the outcome for decades."

Headlines:

  • Man killed in Crawford shooting identified
  • Craig Childs discusses Western wild open spaces
  • Audit of medical marijuana industry finds vast shortcomings
  • Bill to repeal Colorado death penalty dies in committee
  • Crane count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Death Penalty Repeal Fails

Mar 27, 2013

A bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty died in a committee hearing over concerns that Governor John Hickenlooper would veto the bill. Last week the Governor told Democratic lawmakers he had serious reservations about the measure. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, March 22, 2013

Mar 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gov Threatens Veto of Death Penalty Repeal
  • Joint Committee Struggles With Marijuana Regs
  • Thompson Divide Drilling Could Mean Big Economic Loss
  • Energy Companies Cited As Mystery Leak Subsides
  • Gov Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

Bill to Repeal Death Penalty Set to Drop Friday

Mar 15, 2013

A bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado is expected to be introduced Friday. It's one of a host of issues likely to dominate the second part of the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.