CU-Boulder's usually high finish in the Princeton Review's reefer madness rankings is only one reason why Boulder has a national reputation as a pot mecca. But the powers that be are clearly trying to maintain the line between legal and illegal marijuana sales, as witnessed by the recent arrests of ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a suit filed by the Boulder District Attorney's Office against Silverio Nuanez, a 74-year-old accused of allowing his residence to be transformed into a meth flop house. This action seems to have had little effect thus far. Police raided the home again yesterday, arres ... More >>
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett is one of the most open and accessible elected officials in the state -- but in the matter of newly released true bills accusing John and Patsy Ramsey of culpability in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, their daughter, he's keeping mum, with his only public s ... More >>
Before Colorado farmers can plant industrial hemp, the state Department of Agriculture must come up with a way to register and inspect their crops. To help establish those regulations, lawmakers authorized the creation of a nine-member advisory committee. The members of that committee have been cho ... More >>
Richie Cunningham.Road rage is all the rage these days. Last Friday, the Boulder District Attorney revealed that no charges will be filed against Shepherd Wolfe, the driver who was involved in a July 4 accident that injured Australian triathlete Richie Cunningham. Initially, reports had said that Wo ... More >>
The Boulder Cruiser Ride is one of the area's favorite regular activities, with peddlers of every stripe taking it to the streets side by side, often wearing outfits and costumes related to themes. But while most of the latter are of the just-for-fun variety -- upcoming concepts include "Voodoo Isla ... More >>
Has there been an uproar among students and staffers at Boulder High today -- the first full school session since news broke that principal Kevin Braney had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and a couple of other charges? Far from it, says Briggs Gamblin, spokesman for the Boulder Val ... More >>
The truth, like plutonium, has a way of leaking out. After two years of deliberations, the Rocky Flats grand jury wanted to charge eight individuals for environmental crimes at the nuclear weapons plant -- but the Justice Department declined to indict, and instead sent the jurors home in the spring ... More >>
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has instructed his prosecutors to drop a handful of cases involving possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, as well as paraphernalia charges, for anyone over the age of 21. The reason: the passage of Amendment 64, which has yet to be signed into law, bu ... More >>
Update: A day before passage of Amendment 64, we noted that activist Kathleen Chippi had filed a complaint against the measure with the Boulder District Attorney's Office, which opened an investigation to determine if actions were justified; see our original coverage below. Now, Chippi is sharing a ... More >>
Update: Many questions remain in the matter of Zoey Ripple, the CU grad who was shot after entering the wrong house -- an incident detailed in our original coverage below. But we've got more answers thanks to Boulder Police's release of an arrest affidavit, seen here, which quotes her as saying that ... More >>
After weeks of denying that it would crack down on 4/20 events, the University of Colorado Boulder has announced that school will limit campus visitors to official business only and close down the famous Norlin Quad where as many as 10,000 students have gathered to smoke herb in past years. The camp ... More >>
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett recently took issue with U.S. Attorney John Walsh's closure-threat letters to medical marijuana centers within 1,000 feet of schools. After Garnett sent a letter of his own on the topic, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman told us Walsh would respond directly to ... More >>
Big pic below.Thus far, Charles Edward Waters, a 56-year-old homeless man, has not yet been formally charged in an early Friday double stabbing that left one man dead and another one wounded, and the victim has yet to be identified. But the police report, on view below, offers a brutal accoun ... More >>
Aaron Perry, CEO and CFO of recycOil, a Boulder waste oil recycling firm also known as Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises (RMSE), has been found guilty of trespassing on a competitor's property, but not guilty of harassment and a misdemeanor trespassing charge. After a two-day trial, a Boulder ... More >>
FlickrWaste oil recycling is supposed to be a feel-good industry, taking what used to be thrown away and turning it into fuel. But in Boulder, two oil recycling companies are engaging in a minor grease war. Sustainable Oil Service (SOS) has accused Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises (RMSE ... More >>
Big pic below.Update below: Timothy English was arrested on suspicion of assault in an incident that smacks of class warfare. He allegedly asked a man for change, and after being rejected, he reached into his guitar case and pulled out not an ax, but a club, which he used to hit his target ov ... More >>
Rochester.In June 2010, Stephanie Rochester was accused of smothering her infant son, allegedly because she feared he was autistic. A year later, a state psychiatric evaluation still hadn't taken place due to systemic delays. But the report's finally in -- and Rochester's been determined to h ... More >>
Big pic below.Brighton firefighter and former deputy sheriff Randy Cleveland is facing six felony counts, including assault and sex-assault charges, related to an alleged campaign of violence aimed at his wife and kids. But also under fire is the Brighton Police Department, which accusers say ... More >>
Molly Midyette.The prosecution of Molly and Alex Midyette by the Boulder District Attorney's Office led to convictions for both regarding the 2006 death of their twelve-week-old son Jason. But now Molly is appealing her sixteen-year prison sentence, arguing Alex and his powerful family sabota ... More >>
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
Scott Kimball.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett's campaign against John Suthers for Colorado Attorney General is running ads arguing that Suthers let serial killer Scott Kimball remain free as an informant, while Garnett put him behind bars. Texas-based author Ed Coet, who's written a bo ... More >>
Scott Kimball"Who would you rather have protecting you? The man who unleashed a serial killer on Colorado, or Stan Garnett -- the man who put the killer away?" That tag line from a new attack ad in the Colorado Attorney General's race puts aside any doubt that we're entering the campaign's c ... More >>
Stan Garnett.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett once said he wanted to be the state's most progressive DA when it comes to medical marijuana. In contrast, Attorney General John Suthers thinks MMJ dispensaries suck. It's no surprise, then, that lawyers/medical marijuana advocates Rob Corry ... More >>
Stan Garnett.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who's challenging John Suthers for the job of Colorado Attorney General, was able to burnish his law-and-order credentials today via the actions of a grand jury, which just handed down a 127-count, seventeen-person indictment aimed at a Lon ... More >>
Stan Garnett's playing hardball.In an April post announcing his intention to challenge Colorado Attorney General John Suthers at the polls this November, Boulder district attorney Stan Garnett focused on issues like watching out for consumers, championing the environment and crafting a workab ... More >>
Will Stan Garnett receive the pro-marijuana vote?Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett recently announced his intention to challenge John Suthers for the Colorado Attorney General gig -- and his comparatively progressive views on marijuana presumably meant he could count on support from pro- ... More >>
Stan Garnett: Will he or won't he?Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' announcement that he would be joining in a lawsuit with a dozen other AGs across the country to challenge the constitutionality of the new health-care bill was cheered by some political observers and jeered by others -- ... More >>
Should these (as seen in "There's Something About Mary") be illegal in Boulder?Yesterday, we told you about Boulder's Catharine Pierce, 52, whose decision to garden topless in her front yard, which is located near a pre-K through 12th grade school, stirred complaints and police calls even tho ... More >>
Stan Garnett and Jann Scott: e-mail buddies?Beware of sending an e-mail to Jann Scott. The longtime public-access gadfly (profiled by yours truly back in 1992, prior to the launch of our online archives) tends to forward his correspondence to anyone and everyone -- and that's precisely what h ... More >>
David Lane represents Richard Heene. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.Update below: Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett was appointed as special prosecutor after lawyer David Lane accused Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden of breaking the law by talking about a child-abuse inv ... More >>
Sherri Versfelt shows off her baby bump.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett says he's "committed to having the most progressive approach to medical marijuana of any DA's office in the state." And yesterday, he took another step toward establishing that reputation by dismissing charges agai ... More >>
The logo of the Cannabis Therapy Institute.The Cannabis Therapy Institute, an organization "dedicated to helping patients achieve a better quality of life with cannabis," may have an Iowa phone number, but it's been very involved of late with pot issues in Colorado. Its "About Us" page notes, ... More >>
As the awful economic news keeps pouring out (Agile Group, anyone?), you can understand the urge to look back at the good old days. Even the bad crimes of the good old days. And so yesterday, the new Boulder District Attorney and the old Boulder Police Chief held a joint press conference to announce ... More >>
A decade of blunders, spin and hype hasn't solved the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. Is it time for the truth?
Give this guy the bum's rush.
For a convicted rapist, the truth may not set you free.
The Original Dinner Party is serving up a rotten deal.
From the week of July 6
Saying goodbye to one of Denver's more interesting journalists.
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
When the housing boom hit Longmont, city inspectors missed a few steps.
You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.