Chase Woodruff, Colorado Newsline

Chase Woodruff, Colorado Newsline

Reporter Chase Woodruff covers the environment, the economy and other stories for Colorado Newsline.

A split image that shows two men in suits speaking from a podium. On the left, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Chairman Melvin J. Baker. On the right, Chairman Melvin J. Baker of the Southern Ute Tribe.

Tribal leaders stress education, water issues in first-of-its-kind address to Colorado lawmakers

By: - January 12, 2023

Leaders of the two federally-recognized Native American tribes within Colorado’s borders used part of their first annual address to the state’s General Assembly to brief lawmakers on the long history of their relations with other governments — beginning with a treaty with the Spanish more than a century before the United States existed. “The Ute […]

Arrest affidavit unsealed in Club Q shooting case

By: - December 9, 2022

Anderson Lee Aldrich, the 22-year-old suspect in last month’s mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, entered the popular LGBTQ nightclub clad in body armor and wielding an AR-15 rifle and “opened fire indiscriminately” on club patrons, investigators alleged in newly unsealed documents. Aldrich was formally charged Tuesday on more than 300 counts including first-degree murder, attempted murder […]

‘Irreparable heartbreak’: Victims killed in Club Q shooting remembered

By: - November 22, 2022

The five victims who were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, are being remembered by their friends and families as investigations into the attack continue. Officials confirmed the names of the five deceased victims in a press conference Monday afternoon. At least 18 other people were injured […]

Club Q shooting victims identified as red flag law questions linger

By: - November 21, 2022

Colorado Springs police on Monday released the names of the five people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ-friendly nightclub. “Too often, society loses track of the victims of these sad and tragic events in all the talk about the suspect,” said Chief Adrian Vasquez of the Colorado Springs Police Department in […]

5 killed, more injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

By: - November 21, 2022

At least 5 people were killed and 25 injured in a shooting late Saturday night at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to 911 calls from Club Q in East Colorado Springs shortly before midnight and took a 22-year-old male suspect into custody, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a press conference […]

Biden administration moves Bureau of Land Management HQ back to D.C. from Colorado

By: - September 20, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Sept. 17 that it would return the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Washington, D.C., reversing a controversial decision by the Trump administration — with the support of a bipartisan array of Colorado political leaders — to relocate the office to Grand Junction. The BLM’s Grand Junction […]