At this writing, Juan Flores is a free man -- but he's not supposed to be.
Flores was released early from Adams County Jail. He's been at large for the better part of two weeks now -- and the Department of Corrections, which has had to answer uncomfortable questions about why alleged killer Evan Eb ... More >>
Update: Monday's shooting of border-collie mix named Ziggy by an Adams County deputy -- see our previous coverage below -- continues to spin off new developments. The latest? An attorney for deputy Wilfred Europe insists that his client shot the dog in self-defense, and denies that Europe and his fe ... More >>
Not all self-defense killings are as dubious or controversial as the one that caused the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That's the message Seventeenth Judicial District DA Don Quick sends in his decision letter clearing Brighton's Lon Jones, who earlier this month gunned down a homeless man w ... More >>
We recently told you about Adams County's decision to fork over $20,000 after a deputy took down career criminal Mario Ybarra while trying to fingerprint him. At the time, attorney David Lane decried the lack of punishment for those who'd filed false reports. Now, the Adams County Sheriff's Office h ... More >>
The turmoil continues at the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy charter school in Westminster, the subject of our recent cover story, "A Hard Line." Facing two lawsuits and many more complaints, the school has now (at least temporarily) lost its leader, about whom many of the complaints were made. ... More >>
Big photos below.Nineteen members of the Hell's Lovers motorcycle gang appeared in court yesterday -- so many that the suspects reportedly filled the jury box and flooded into the front-row area reserved for observers. That's the scope of federal indictments on view below, which allege a slew ... More >>
Update:On August 9, the Westminster Police Department manned a "DRUG ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT" on I-25. Last week, WPD Investigator Trevor Materasso confirmed the operation, but didn't have many details. Now, however, he's able to provide the specifics. Officers issued tickets or made arrests i ... More >>
Last year, we told you about the case of medical marijuana caregiver Ann Marie Miller, who faced a felony cultivation charge for what she claimed was a legal number of plants. A new law subsequently lowered the offense to a misdemeanor, but the felony accusation against her remains. The lates ... More >>
George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt.
But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the susp ... More >>
Adams County Sheriff's OfficeThe Adams County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men who were seen leaving an apartment where a murder occurred on Monday. The trio of men were all wearing masks, so no additional details are available. They were seen running from the apartment, which is a ... More >>
Fort Morgan.Fort Morgan is typically a quiet community -- but not for a while last night. Patrick Rice, allegedly under the influence of "medication," led police on a chase, then held off the cops for an hour before shooting himself in the chest, presumably with a rifle -- which doesn't sound ... More >>
Large photos below.Last month, Ron Rocha, a volunteer baseball coach for Regis University, was on the losing end of an intra-squad matchup dubbed the Fall World Series. But he suffered an even greater defeat yesterday, when he was among 35 people named by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the bus ... More >>
Herbal Remedies' logo.HB 1284, the medical marijuana regulation law signed by Governor Bill Ritter, includes the right for municipalities to ban dispensaries, and numerous cities, including Aurora and Broomfield, are taking advantage of it. But while MMJ attorneys have talked about issuing la ... More >>
A typical home grow.The passage of medical marijuana laws HB 1284 and SB 109 has hardly ended disputes among small-time growers and the police about what's legal and what's over the line.
The case of Ann Marie Miller, who's facing felony cultivation charges based on a plant count that she sa ... More >>
Adams County Coroner James Hibbard.
There's not much respect and affection to be found between former colleagues David Shaklee and Jim Hibbard. The controversial Adams County coroner whose strained dealings with other agencies and his own staff is the subject of this week's cover story, "The Body S ... More >>