A commitment to accuracy is among the basic tenets of journalism. As outlined in our principles of ethical conduct, we are committed to seeking and reporting the truth in a fair, accurate manner.
That said, even in the best cases, sometimes we make mistakes. We are committed to correcting errors as soon as we can on all our platforms.
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Coloradoan correction policy
If an error is included in a story that runs in print, we will correct the error in the next daily edition following the discovery of the error. Corrections are placed on Page 2A of the printed edition.
If an error is included in a story that is published online, corrections will be made immediately following the discovery of an error. Corrections will be noted at the bottom of a story.
We will correct factual errors, misspellings of names, and anything that compromises the accuracy of a story.
Grammatical or punctuation errors will be fixed in the text itself, but will not be listed as a correction.
Clarifications are used to provide further understanding to a point in a story that was unclear to readers. A clarification is not used to correct an inaccuracy. Clarifications will be published in the same manner as corrections.
The following corrections and clarifications have been published on stories produced by the Coloradoan’s newsroom, beginning May 1, 2019:
News: An officer-involved shooting occurred in the 3300 block of Cuchara Court in Loveland. A specific address has not been confirmed by law enforcement. That information was incorrect online: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/11/12/officer-involved-shooting-loveland-colorado-leaves-one-dead/2572267001/
News: Poudre School District has 12 paid crossing guard positions, one of which is unfilled. Due to a source error, that information was incorrect in a Thursday 1A print edition story about parents’ concerns about a school crossing after the death of a student. It was also incorrect online: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/11/06/colorado-parents-say-crossing-where-student-fatally-struck-needs-guard/2507951001/
News: Don Brown painted the Coca-Cola sign at 220 E. Mountain Ave. sign in 1958. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated his name: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/10/30/old-town-fort-collins-history-ghost-signs-stories-boston-store-bakery/3998456002/
News: Fort Collins’ record low temperature for the month of October is minus 8. That information was incorrect in a Tuesday 1A print edition story about the weather. Fort Collins’ record low temperature for Oct. 30 is 4 degrees. That information was incorrect in a story published Tuesday online: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/10/29/major-snowstorm-bearing-down-colorado-how-prepare/2492929001/
News: The deadline for proposal submission for CSU’s Race, Bias, and Equity Initiative was incorrect in the initial publication of this story Oct. 24. Additionally, data on how many bias incidents had been reported to CSU, as well as the percentage of incidents considered anti-Semitic, were initially incorrect: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/10/24/colorado-state-university-csu-working-address-antisemitic-bias-jewish-community/3988903002/
News: Due to an error in information released by the sheriff’s department, wildfire evacuations were initially incorrect. That information was updated in the story on Oct. 16 with corrected information from LCSO. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/10/16/evacuations-ordered-glacier-view-due-imminent-wildfire-danger-northern-colorado/4003590002/
Life: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the cost of admission for the city’s Treatsylvania trick-or-treat event. Admission is $5 per child and free for adults. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/10/01/october-events-fort-collins-halloween-northern-colorado-spooky-szn/2430169001/
News: A judge gave Stefan Moon the maximum sentence for two counts of sexual assault, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault, all felonies. That information was incorrect in a print headline on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
News: WeldWerks Brewing Co. received a gold medal for Extra Extra Juicy Bits and a silver medal for Itsy Bits at the Great American Beer Festival. The awards information was incorrect in a story reporting how Colorado brewers fared in the awards at the festival. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/10/07/how-colorado-breweries-did-great-american-beer-festival-gabf/3903040002/
Business: Tim Downey, who runs Windsor Mill Tavern, previously worked for restaurateurs Ryan Houdek and Ty Fulcher but does not currently. His status was incorrect in a story about the Mill’s opening. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2019/09/27/historic-windsor-mill-tavern-restaurant-reopen-fire-tornado-arson/2364271001/
Business: A story about a Fort Collins company being awarded $2 million in a trademark infringement case included an incorrect trial date. It was in 2018. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2019/09/24/colorado-company-ordered-pay-2-m-trademark-infringement/2430982001/
News: A story about school safety threats in Northern Colorado was updated with Fort Collins High School Principal Tam Smith’s decision to email the school’s parents the day the article published online. The Coloradoan was not aware of Smith’s email at the time of publication, and district spokesperson Madeline Noblett had previously confirmed officials chose not to email parents about the incident. That information was clarified in print and online: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/09/25/string-safety-threats-schools-across-northern-colorado-heres-how-to-use-safe-2-tell/2442278001/
News: The context of a preliminary hearing for one of the students accused in the May STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting was incorrect online in a story about school shooting threats in Northern Colorado. A jury trial has not yet been scheduled because the defendant has not yet entered a plea. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/09/25/string-safety-threats-schools-across-northern-colorado-heres-how-to-use-safe-2-tell/2442278001/
Sports: The length of the 5-mile run portion of the 2019 Fall Equinox Marathon was incorrect in some photo cutlines in print and online: https://www.coloradoan.com/picture-gallery/sports/running/2019/09/22/2019-fall-equinox-marathon-photos/2413157001/
News: Mike Del Duca’s grandson, Sean Grisham, was identified by the wrong last name online in this story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/09/18/chocolate-cafe-owner-dies-year-after-closing-old-town-fort-collins-dessert-shop/2293746001/
News: One instance of Michael Dean Gonser’s name was spelled incorrectly online in this story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/09/14/meth-heroin-cocaine-seized-northern-colorado-drug-task-force-investigation-10-arrested/2324924001/
News: In 2019 CMAS tests at Zach Elementary School, 81% of students either met or exceeded expectations in mathematics. That figure was incorrect in this story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/education/2019/09/02/poudre-school-district-celebrates-2018-19-cmas-results-fort-collins/2141375001/
News: A Colorado State University student injured in an on-campus crash remained alive in a hospital. Due to a source error, that information was incorrect in a story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/08/28/colorado-state-university-student-hit-car-first-day-classes-died/2140554001/
News: The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society purchased the city’s second streetcar, Car 25, for $196,000 in 2007. That information was incorrect online and in print. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/08/15/fort-collins-second-trolley-return-city-streets/1956599001/
News: Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest runs Aug. 9-11. Those dates were incorrect online. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/07/31/family-friendly-tips-bohemian-nights-newwestfest-fort-collins/1872727001/ and https://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2019/07/31/your-guide-newwestfest-fort-collins/1870423001/
Sports: Colorado State University’s football team lost bowl games in each of Mike Bobo’s first three seasons as coach. That point was incorrect in this story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/csu/football/2019/07/25/colorado-state-football-coach-mike-bobo-recovering-rare-autoimmune-disease-nerve-damge/1824349001/
News: Lynn Thompson said she and other opponents of the expansion to the Larimer County Jail will continue to “ask the county to look at what it’s doing in a different way.” That attribution was incorrect online. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/07/22/larimer-county-colorado-jail-expansion-approved/1762401001/
News: The expansion to the Larimer County Jail will add 250 beds to the facility. That information was incorrect online. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/07/22/larimer-county-colorado-jail-expansion-approved/1762401001/
Sports: There were about 1,400 participants in the FireKracker citizens’ race Thursday. That number was incorrect online and in print. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/running/2019/07/04/hometown-runners-jerrell-mock-annemarie-kirkpatrick-win-fort-collins-firekracker-5-k/1650280001/
News: The time a severe thunderstorm warning expired was incorrect. The warning ended at 5:45 p.m. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/06/20/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-larimer-county/1517782001/
News: Streetcar service in Fort Collins ended in 1951. That information was incorrect in this column: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/fort-collins/2019/05/12/history-how-fort-collins-got-its-trolley-which-lives-today/3654172002/
News: Larimer County purchased a trail easement through 99 acres of land owned by the Graves family. It was not a land purchase. In addition, due to a source error, the acreage was incorrect in this story: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/06/18/poudre-river-trail-extension-plans-set-move-forward-bellvue-greeley-fort-collins-colorado/1423989001/
News: During the feasibility period for development of the former Hughes Stadium property, only Lennar Homes has the ability to pull out of the deal. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2019/06/10/hughes-stadium-development-plans-draw-opposition-group/1379741001/ and https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/06/10/get-first-look-proposed-plan-hughes-stadium-site-fort-collins-colorado-state-university/1409716001/.
News: Information about how families could receive tuition waivers for full-day kindergarten prior to it being tuition-free in Colorado was incorrect in a story published on April 10. Before full-day kindergarten became tuition-free in Colorado, Poudre School District families could only get fee waivers by qualifying for free or reduced-priced meals and agreeing to let the district use that information to give them a waiver. There was not a limited number of waivers. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/education/2019/04/10/full-day-kindergarten-colorado-funding-jared-polis/3337403002/
News: The Nekter Juice Bar has 45 corporately owned stores and 136 total including franchise locations. The number was incorrect in the original version of this story:https://www.coloradoan.com/story/announcements/2019/05/31/fort-collins-dining-new-places-play-and-eat-fort-collins-colorado/3751074002/
News: Information about busing to Centennial High School was incorrect in a story about new school schedules on May 23. Busing to the school will continue. p.m.: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/23/changes-coming-colorados-poudre-school-district-2019-20/3747107002/
News: The new start and end times for Zach Elementary School were incorrect inin a story about new school schedules on May 23. The correct start time is 8:15 a.m. and the correct end time is 2:53 p.m.: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/23/changes-coming-colorados-poudre-school-district-2019-20/3747107002/
News: The time of a crash was incorrect in a story published on May 25. The crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/25/head-crash-berthoud-leaves-1-person-critically-injured-friday/1237272001/
News: The end time for Red Feather Elementary School was incorrect in a story about new school schedules on May 23. The correct end time is 2:23 p.m.: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/23/changes-coming-colorados-poudre-school-district-2019-20/3747107002/
News: An incorrect photo was published on May 16 with a story about the Harmony Gateway plan being considered by Fort Collins City Council. The photo did not pertain to the Harmony Gateway plan, was from 2008 and contained outdated information. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/15/harmony-gateway-development-plan-sees-fort-collins-city-council-pushback/3675800002/
News: Cooking appliances, such as barbecue grills and smokers, and natural gas fire pits are exempted from woodburning curfew. That information was unclear in a story published in Thursday’s edition. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/15/fort-collins-partners-poudre-fire-authority-fire-pit-curfew/3675861002/
News: This story mentioned an incorrect dollar figure for what the Camp family spends to charge their electric vehicles at home. They spend about $60 a month. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/05/03/fort-collins-city-government-wants-residents-buy-electric-cars/3651271002/
News: This story originally listed two dates for free mulch day at the beginning of May. Free mulch day was only held on May 4. An additional free mulch day has been scheduled for May 18. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/04/23/landscape-mulch-expensive-here-where-you-can-get-free/3547706002/
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