Dexter Harris has provided the police with information on so many murders committed by other people that it's hard to keep it all straight. Yesterday morning, grilled in great detail in Arapahoe County District Court about his role as a confidential informant and key witness in the 2008 death senten ... More >>
James Neisler's lawyer says that his arrest for driving under the influence resulted in a life sentence -- to spending the rest of his days with only half a foot. Neisler is suing Correctional Healthcare Companies, the private firm in charge of his care while he was at Arapahoe County jail, and a n ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we reported about a light-rail attack caught on camera near 30th and Downing -- the third assault at such a station in the past few months. See our previous coverage below. The latest: Leopoldo Maes, 23, is the fifth and presumably final person to be arrested in conjunct ... More >>
Pre-election news coverage about Secretary of State Scott Gessler often focused on his efforts to weed out non-citizen voters and prevent fraud through an initiative some activists called a wild goose chase. But at an event in Arapahoe County, where Gessler invited public feedback, most took the opp ... More >>
They're out of their gourds! For the eleventh year in a row, the City of Aurora is hosting its Punkin Chunkin, an event that features pumpkins being catapulted, shot, Gallagher-ized and mutilated in all sorts of ways. Aurorans take their punkin chunkin' seriously, and the city expects 10,000 people ... More >>
Some government jobs are too important to be left up to the whims of voters. That, at least, seems to be the thinking behind the exit strategy of Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson, who announced her upcoming resignation this week -- just after the deadline passed for scheduling an election to ... More >>
Within the past month, with the explanation that "spring and summer are very active times for Gypsy-related criminal activities," a letter has circulated under the auspices of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office warning area residents against "Gypsy Scams." When the warning reached attorneys at the ... More >>
RTD wants you to call them, maybe. Starting today, RTD will hold a series of fifteen "telephone town hall" meetings in which residents will be called randomly and invited to participate in telephone forums with members of the RTD board of directors. Residents will be encouraged to ask questions and ... More >>
The sweet plea deal struck by former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan for meth possession and soliciting prostitution, which netted him a sentence of thirty days in jail and probation, has been widely criticized for its leniency. But no one is probably in a better position to appreciate the brea ... More >>
Youn Malual.Update below: While suspects have either been captured or named in the holiday-season slayings of Andrea Roan and Elia Anastacio, there have been no such developments released in the December 26 murder of Youn Malual. Meanwhile, the extended Sudanese community is continuing to ra ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
Pat Sullivan.Ex-Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan, busted for allegedly trading meth for sex, has now bonded out of the Patrick J. Sullivan Detection Facility, a jail named for him. But officials still plan to revisit the policy of naming public buildings after living people. And Commissio ... More >>
Tough to miss the irony: After his arrest for allegedly trying to trade meth for sex with a male acquaintance, Pat Sullivan was incarcerated in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, the jail named for him after a distinguished law enforcement career capped by eighteen years as Arapahoe Cou ... More >>
Not a paintball vandal.There are several paintball facilities in the Denver area -- more than enough to get your trigger-pulling fix. But after a multiple-night shooting spree by four teens to settle a "beef," maybe it's time to build another.
On Thursday, June 23, 2011, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission will explain how hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on the former Lowry Bombing Range comply with Arapahoe County's 2007 Sustainable Growth Objectives. It will be an easy sell...
Insomniac Events and the folks at Triad Dragons are gearing up for the the fourth annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Expect plenty of carnival rides, massive, light-infused art installations, and, of course, scads of beautiful, painted faces supporting the carn ... More >>
Conrad.Animal cruelty cases don't get much more inexplicable than this one: Arapahoe County's Lopez family returned from an outing this past weekend to discover Conrad, their pet English bulldog, dead in a partially filled bathtub. The case is so uncommon that Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson ... More >>
For this case, Rob Corry seemed to tap the luck of the Irish.Today should turn out to be a very good St. Paddy's Day for Colin Olmstead, since he'll be getting a whole lot of green from the Arapahoe County DA's office -- and by green, we mean two pounds of pot. Olmstead had the marijuana con ... More >>
Banana, a strain of marijuana prized for its pain relief. Even as Arapahoe County officials go beyond the call of duty in their efforts to bust Brian Wayne Coplen, who's wanted for allegedly running a marijuana grow-house in Bennett, representatives of the Boulder Police Department are questioning ... More >>
Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers. An Arapahoe County judge has issued a scathing order calling for a special prosecutor in a sexual assault case, while at the same time describing the local district attorney's excuses for failing to pursue the controversial case for the past nine ye ... More >>
Seal it. Just minutes before the polls closed in Colorado, more than 300 election workers were fueling up with pasta, salad and strawberry shortcake from Jason's Deli at Denver Elections Division headquarters, 3888 East Mexico Avenue. Other workers hauled in red ballot boxes to the building while ... More >>
See Aaron Thackeray's slideshow from Skylabhere. Here's what you missed if you spent the weekend shopping for new galoshes: Thursday -- yeah, some of us started early -- marked the final Riverfront Park Fashion Show of the summer, and it didn't disappoint. Aaron Thackery's slide show is testamen ... More >>
Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
Regrets? We’ve had a few.
An animal-abuse trial ends in a surprising verdict.
Arapahoe libraries showcase specialties
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
Mobbery, Robbery and Snobbery
August 14, 2003
A tale of two Arnolds
Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
A Colorado Supreme Court commission says this state's justice system could do more to help families -- starting with the parents.
From the week of April 11, 2002
Ten questions for the legislature's Columbine committee.
Now that the new city of Centennial has broken free, it will have to govern itself.
Sheriff Stone's report says his officers did everything right at Columbine. The evidence tells a different story.
From the week of June 1
A child-support check promised by an ex-husband bounces, and the authorities go after the mother.
Arapahoe County sends deputies to arrest a man who had died in their jail.
Diamond Shamrock's pipeline isn't built yet, but it's already brought a flammable mixture to Elbert County politics.