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 >>
Last month, we reported about a medical marijuana court case with blockbuster potential -- a ruling by an Arapahoe County District Court judge that state-legal MMJ is still illicit at the federal level, so all contracts pertaining to it are null and void. This conclusion has inspired a letter to st ... 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 >>
Brandon MarshallA scene from this past summer's Electric Daisy Carnival at the Arapahoe County FairgroundsIn a report filed earlier this morning by Charlie Amter at the Hollywood Reporter focusing on the mainstream explosion of electronic music in this country, Insomniac president and CEO Pas ... 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 >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 35: Goldsmith. Crafty thrifter turns table lamps into landscaping lights Goldsmith is a neighborhood that is easy to miss. East Evans, South Quebec, East Yale and Interstate 25 define the borders of this Southeast Denver neigh ... More >>
Over the past few years, the ability of journalists (or any private citizen, for that matter) to access various forms of public records in Colorado has been greatly diminished, from police reports to divorce filings. The loss of access to court records has been particularly aggravating, a bi ... 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 >>
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.
Dr. Phillip Mallory makes a deal with the feds.
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
Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
Plutonium lasts forever, but the radioactive fallout from 2002 should be mercifully brief. Don your Rocky Flats moonsuits and jump in!
Ten questions for the legislature's Columbine committee.
The truth will out -- just not in Jefferson County.
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
One day, anti-stalker Michael Newell became a TV hero. But not everyone was happy about it.
In the wake of the "Ghost Bridge" fatal accident, the only person charged is a no-show.
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.
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