Who's the bigger schmuck -- the guy who leads the way when it comes to schmucky behavior, or the friend who goes along with everything, then claims afterward that it wasn't really his fault? Ponder this eternal question while perusing the tale of Robert Lee Larsen, ringleader of a drunken crime spr ... More >>
A former police chief's analysis of a 2007 police shooting during an auto-theft sting -- one that left an unarmed nineteen-year-old suspect paralyzed for life -- contends that Arvada police detective Bill Johnson's use of deadly force in the incident was "unwarranted, unnecessary and extreme." The r ... More >>
Jaryd Tiff was only on this earth for 21 years, but during that short span, he made an impression that will be remembered for many decades to come. An indication of his impact: In March, a gathering in his honor drew hundreds of people. Tiff was killed that month in a DUI crash that led to a vehicu ... More >>
His doctors have told Darrell Havens that surgery could help relieve his deteriorating condition, but the wheelchair-bound inmate's keepers in the Colorado Department of Corrections aren't exactly eager to okay the operation -- or to release him to seek care on his own. Havens, who was left a quadri ... More >>
What makes a red wine fall -- or should we say, fall in love -- worthy? Given the record-setting quantities of rosé we consumed over the past few months, you might assume that getting us to loosen our death grip on pink wines would equal a Herculean feat.
At first blush, an incident in which several CU Buffs football players weren't charged with a crime doesn't seem all that newsworthy. But a police stop that took place this past weekend continues to ripple through the program, with one player quitting after contributing to a minor panic over an Airs ... More >>
When does an armed robbery earn a gunman 224 years in prison? When the person who committed the crime not only tried to take a shot at a cop, but is subsequently deemed a habitual criminal, thereby multiplying the sentence in a big way. Which is precisely what happened to Randy Keesee.
See also: Top 5 Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show So we all know that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is seeing all the commercials. If you missed them for whatever reason -- your loud mouth buddy was yapping about this ... More >>
www.TellurideWorldCup.comGovernor John Hickenlooper and others who are eager to put together a Colorado bid for a future Winter Olympics Games must be making a case study out of our state's worldliness this month. Since Thanksgiving, Colorado has hosted the Aspen Winternational FIS Women's Wo ... More >>
Colin BaneBode Miller lets loose over the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at CopperIf you live in Colorado and love alpine ski racing, get ready for a season of unprecedented access to the best of the best, thanks to Tuesday's grand opening of the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mount ... More >>
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
Darrell Havens.A federal judge has ruled that Darrell Havens can proceed with his lawsuit against the Arvada police officer who shot him during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving him a quadriplegic. The decision has Havens' attorneys poised to conduct a fresh investigation of the c ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: On October 18, Johnny Hockaday, 28, will be formally advised of the accusations against him -- and there are plenty of them. He's been charged with four felonies, including vehicular homicide, in relation to the alleged drunk-driving crash that slammed the vehicle driven ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
Photo courtesy Copper Mountain ResortThe USSA announced yesterday it's bringing its early-season U.S. Ski Team Speed Center training facility to Copper MountainCopper Mountain's apparently not content to be merely a focal point of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association's freestyle Grand Prix se ... More >>
That is one massive pile of drugs, man. Oh, wait...Most commercials you'll be subjected to on any given day will probably bore you, or maybe make you chuckle a smidge. Very few make the effort, or have the ability, to grab you the way this new spot from Audi does. More fine art than advert, t ... More >>
Pilot Jim Dirker.A YouTube video on view below shows a new Audi being controlled by a computer, not a driver, as it speeds across some open flats. Most commenters were wowed, but one wrote, "Alright, let's test it on a place [with] a few more obstacles, shall we?" A film crew was doing just ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In June, I wrote about Darrell Havens, the paralyzed car thief whose medical parole was canceled after Arvada police chief Don Wick complained. A month later, the situation appears no closer to a resolution.
A Flickr photo"I've been kidnapped. Not LOL. Not :)" Face the facts: Texting in cars can be a pain in the ass when it's done by drivers who pay more attention to remembering how many times to press the "3" button to get the letter "e" than they do to staying in their lane. But in the case of ... More >>
If you think we'll ever use a different photo for Southwest stories, you're high.It's not the salty peanuts, the goofy seating arrangements or the even goofier flight attendants that Denverites are thinking about this morning after Southwest Airline's bid to buy Frontier. No, most of them are ... More >>
Get an early holiday gift in Cherry Creek North today: free parking. Thanks to Prestige Audi, parking will be free all day -- for the first time since parking kiosks were installed in that shopping district (excepting Sundays, of course). And parking enforcement officers will even be on hand to remi ... More >>
Going overboard at Ocean.
Monkey Bean doesn't monkey around.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market
From the week of December 16, 2004
Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.
Aspen's bizarre crime spree sent some of its favorite sons to prison -- and left the town wondering what went wrong.
April 23 - 29, 1998
After the Boulder uprising, one kid got off, and one kid has a lot of time to think about what happened.