Those of us whose knowledge of meth manufacture pretty much begins and ends with Breaking Bad will get a reality check from the following gritty, grungy, glamour-free photos of drugs, guns and more seized by the Metro Gang Task Force after busting not one but two alleged drug trafficking organizatio ... More >>
Update: In our post yesterday about the troubles afflicting Bronco Von Miller (see our previous coverage below), we noted reports that he would receive a six game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, as well as his surprise presence on the witness list for a death-penalty case stemming fr ... More >>
Update: Earlier this week, after Joseph and Lynell Hill pleaded guilty in the murder of five people at Fero's Bar & Grill (see our previous coverage below), observers speculated that pressure was building on Dexter Lewis, also charged in the case, to make a deal as well. But that may never have been ... More >>
Update: We've been following a series of surprising incidents involving Gunsmoke Guns, a Wheat Ridge store that served as the setting of American Guns, a reality TV series that was recently canceled by the Discovery Channel; see our previous coverage below. First, there was a robbery. Then, there w ... More >>
It's been a rough patch for Wheat Ridge-based Gunsmoke Guns. First, American Guns, the Discovery Channel show set at the business, was cancelled in what some have interpreted as fallout from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And now, the arms-heavy shop has been ... More >>
As Colorado lawmakers attempt to figure out the federal government's stance on Amendment 64, a potential light at the end of the tunnel popped up on Tuesday. Representatives Jared Polis and Earl Blumenauer unveiled the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, a measure that would effectivel ... More >>
Update: Moments after sharing the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, a potentially groundbreaking piece of legislation co-sponsored by Colorado Representative Jared Polis, we've received more information. Look below to see a statement from Polis on the bill, as well as a fact sheet l ... More >>
The residents of a Jefferson County neighborhood got the shock -- or maybe we should say schmuck -- of their lives when a slew of officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other agencies swooped in on a nearby home. And they had good reason, according to an affidavit ... More >>
Today is the first day of the new legislative session in Colorado -- and in a clear sign of contentious debates to come, a group called Guns for Everyone is staging a "pro-gun rally" to counter expected firearms-control proposals from Democrats this cycle. Organizer Edgar Antillon, a former House di ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is covering day two of the preliminary hearing into the July 20 Aurora theater shooting allegedly committed by James Holmes. The latest update is immediately below, followed by previous coverage. Update: The majority of the afternoon session was dominated by a listing o ... More >>
Reports about Stylios Trachanas's court appearance on Friday led with his role as a medical marijuana caregiver, as did a U.S. Attorney's Office release. But while his MMJ work will contribute to his sentence, he may not have been arrested at all if he hadn't used and possessed weapons forbidden to ... More >>
Last year, Colorado's health department refused to approve medical marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder -- but one branch of the federal government appeared ready to test pot's PTSD effectiveness. Now, however, the plan's on hold, much to the chagrin of Brian Vicente, who's long fou ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent out a memo last week clarifying their stance that a sportsman with a shotgun and a medical marijuana card is no different than a cocaine dealer with a silenced TEC-9.
Big pics below.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, joined by the Denver Police Department and other law-enforcement agencies, have apparently been working overtime. The U.S. Attorneys Office has revealed that sixteen people in the metro area have been arrested on various drug and/or ... More >>
Walter Bond.Animal activist Walter Bond is a man so devoted to his cause that he wears a giant "VEGAN" tattoo on his neck. So it's no surprise he showed zero remorse when officially pleading guilty to arson related to a fire at Glendale's Sheepskin Factory in April -- a crime for which he fa ... More >>
FlickrDurango's Richard Paul comes across as a helpful and chipper salesman in a just-released cyber-sheaf of court documents. Problem is, he's accused of selling an array of machine guns and other weaponry to undercover federal officers -- and when his Durango home was raided, authorities r ... More >>
Coloradans can use marijuana medicinally and purchase firearms -- but due to conflicts between state and federal laws, they can't do both at the same time. As first reported by the Vail Daily and FaceTheState.com, to buy a new gun in Colorado requires completing a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco a ... More >>
Walter Bond.Walter Bond doesn't exactly hide his convictions when it comes to animal rights. Law-enforcement types note that he has "a prominent tattoo on his neck just below his chin that reads, 'VEGAN.'" However, Bond is accused of doing more than simply sticking to salads. He's been forma ... More >>
This would have gone down a lot more smoothy.The item in William James Rucker's Crown Royal bag packed quite a kick -- maybe because it was manufactured by Smith & Wesson. Yesterday, Rucker, who'd been convicted of five previous crimes punishable by over a year in stir, took imprisonment to ... More >>
Betcha there's one of these babies in Mr. Thrasher's future. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ronald F. Thrasher, formerly of Colorado Springs, has been on the run for the past fourteen years. That's not entirely true: He's probably rested a time or two since 1995, when he fled custody befo ... More >>
Jeff Trott is worried that court documents make it easy for crooks to steal a victim's identity. He should know: He's the town's most prolific pilferer.
Inside the feds’ war on the country’s deadliest prison gang: 16 murders, 21 death-penalty cases, and snitches galore.
Zubrowka Bison Brand Vodka
The Independence Institute raises funds the American way
The sordid legal saga of Katica Crippen, Second Amendment pinup girl.
A sampling of Project Exile convictions.
From the week of December 6, 2001
The ATF is gunning for Rocky's Autos co-owner John Rothrock.
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.
How biking and brewing benefit the body.
Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
Conspiracy mania comes to Columbine.
It's been banned for nearly a hundred years, but the Green Muse still inspires Denver bootleggers.
Dr. Tisha Dowe survived the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. But can she survive Colorado Springs politics?
Two new books explode myths about the Crusade for Justice--and throw some stink bombs of their own.
A Grand Junction couple churns out big-bang theories about fireworks.
Ashley Gray didn't take candy from strangers. She did from her "Uncle Jon."
Dr. Warren Hern ranks high on the anti-abortionists' hit list. They're playing Ken Scott's song.
A Colorado gun dealer throws the book at a patriot pal.
A DENVER COFFEEHOUSE HAS A STRANGE INTERNET ENCOUNTER WITH THE AMTRAK TRAIN DISASTER.
SCHOOL-BOARD MEMBER RITA MONTERO FOUND HERSELF IN EXPLOSIVE TIMES IN THE SEVENTIES.