Karen Bowers

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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    "I started getting in the system when I was ten," says Paul Thompson, now 49. At first it was little stuff, like stealing milk. But then he got into drugs and drinking and spent most of his time with his friends, hanging out in a motorcycle-crate ...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Ricardo Guzman brought his family to Colorado from California three years ago, seeking a better life. This summer, Guzman's stepson, sixteen-year-old Eric Campos, left Colorado for the same reason. Eric started his pilgrimage in a stolen van, sped...

  • 13 years ago | News

    Oscar Paniagua called himself El Mensajero de la Verdad, "The Messenger of Truth," and claimed he could place people's prayers directly in the lap of the Lord. Today, that could be a short trip for him. Paniagua, who left behind a slew of victims ...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Diane Veaseys dream rested on a windswept, 36-acre piece of land with a view of Pikes Peak. She calls it her ranch, though only someone who was raised in the confines of a city would think to describe it in those terms. She and her husband, Earl, ...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Gwen Compton Ternes has been living with pain since she fell to the floor in 1987 when the wheels of her office chair came off. The injury to the former office manager led to a series of health problems, and by 1999, three doctors agreed that Tern...

  • 14 years ago | News

    Complaints that a Denver-based suicide phone line is understaffed, that its service is inconsistent and that its volunteers are untrained have once again gone unanswered by the Colorado Mental Health Grievance Board. After examining the latest com...