Who knew there was a vineyard producing wine grapes in Burlington, that some of the state's best Pueblo green chiles come from Colorado Springs, or that sweet and earthy beets grow at 7,600 feet just outside of Durango? Colorado Proud -- the marketing branch of the Colorado Division of Agriculture - ... More >>
Colorado Proud, the Colorado Department of Agriculture's food-promotion wing, is highlighting the harvest season this month with a 27-day, eleven-city "Choose Colorado" tour of the state, showcasing its best products. The tour will culminate with a private lunch for state dignitaries on August 27 fe ... More >>
There's a reason why tourists crowd Denver's city streets each summer: It's a happening town and sports valhalla, with pro teams, adventurous and ethnic eateries, a downtown mall, urban neighborhoods, a gallery scene, great museums, miles of greenway trails and all the promise of that blue mountains ... More >>
When a juvenile commits a crime, the press typically refrains from naming him. But some of the most prominent mainstream news agencies are identifying thirteen-year-old Kai Kelly, likely due to the shocking nature of his alleged crime and the fact that he's been formally charged with first-degree mu ... More >>
Denver fashion is now back in the national spotlight thanks to Tim Gunn's new reality show, Under the Gunn. Mondo Guerra, winner of the 2012 Project Runway All Stars, is a mentor on the show, which debuted last night on Lifetime, and local designer Stephanie Ohnmacht is one of fifteen contestants lo ... More >>
If you thought the folks behind the 51st State Initiative were discouraged when only five of eleven counties where the ballot measure ran voted to secede from Colorado, you'd be wrong. The organizers are thrilled by what they describe as an "OVERWHELMING success" (the caps are theirs). They're als ... More >>
In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>
When Christ returns, it's going to be weird.In late December 1999, while the artist then known as the artist formerly known as Prince was preparing to party, and while the rest of the world was shoveling canned goods into their bunkers in preparation for the would-be-apocalypse of Y2K, Kim Mi ... More >>
Big pic below.In August, prosecutors and defense attorneys crafted a deal to sentence the thirteen-year-old Burlington boy who killed parents Charles and Marilyn Long and wounded two siblings as a juvenile. Why? Questions were answered yesterday at a hearing finalizing the pact, at which the ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: The twelve-year-old son of Burlington's Charles and Marilyn Long already faces murder counts and assault beefs in relation to his parents' deaths and wounds inflicted on two younger siblings. But there's still be no decision about whether he will become one of the younge ... More >>
Josh Churchwell.Update: We're learning more about Joshua Oaks Churchwell, the seventeen-year-old whose body was found in a suitcase near Ruby Hill Park. (The case hasn't been ruled a homicide, since Churchwell showed no obvious signs of trauma and toxicology reports are pending.) He's been mi ... More >>
9NewsA couple in a small Colorado town are murdered and the gaze of the police settles on a boy too young to have his name publicly acknowledged at this stage of the investigation. Sound familiar? It should in light of the shocking deaths of Burlington's Charles and Marilyn Long, allegedly at ... More >>
Claire Levy.Although Representative Claire Levy has gotten plenty of attention for her sponsorship of THC driving limits, and her change of heart over the best possible standard, she's equally passionate about the Colorado Juvenile Equal Protection Act, which is slated to go before the judici ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: We still don't know the specifics about what happened in the murders of Charles and Marilyn Long, and the severe wounding of two of their children, allegedly by their twelve-year-old son -- nor do we know whether he'll be accused as an adult. But with the release of cha ... More >>
Evie HudakIn the dozen years since the Columbine shootings, school officials have become hypervigilant about potential troublemakers in their midst -- so hyper, in fact, that state lawmakers are now seeking a formal review of school disciplinary procedures to determine if principals are too q ... More >>
Big pic below.A petition has been filed in juvenile court regarding a 12-year-old from Burlington suspected of killing his parents, Charles and Marilyn Long, and wounding two siblings. But prosecutor Robert Watson still hasn't decided whether to ask for a transfer to adult court. If he does, ... More >>
"I'm wearing my victory smile."By midnight, former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff had locked up a win over Senator Michael Bennet in Tuesday's caucuses -- but the results were less certain on the Republican side, with senatorial frontrunner Jane Norton in a tighter-than-expecte ... More >>
Rob Corry is doing lines. Lots of lines.Attorney Rob Corry has become the poster-lawyer for the medical marijuana business in Colorado, both through his legal gambits -- like victory in a dispute over the Colorado Board of Health's language switch involving the definition of a medical marijua ... More >>
Discover the other Colorado.
Today is officially Keep Colorado Working day – but where, exactly, are people supposed to be working? Yesterday, Intrawest Corporation– which runs Winter Park and owns Steamboat and Copper Mountain – announced companywide cuts. (Happy opening day, Winter Park!) And here in town, longtime b ... More >>
Its last call for the Our Journey self-guided tour.
On May 14 the Colorado Department of Corrections announced that it would be bringing nearly 500 state prisoners back from Sayre, Oklahoma, where they'd been stored in a private lockup like so much toxic waste for months because of a lack of bedspace in Colorado prisons. At first glance, this is goo ... More >>
A bureaucratic loophole limits halfway house residents' access to health care, making it harder to survive on the outside.
Our Journey uncovers Colorado's prairie treasures.
Thursday, April 20, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Friday, April 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
Life in prison can be a riot.
Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorado's cheap solution to overcrowding and violence. But so far, it's cost plenty.
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
Jon Fishman gets swept up in Pork Tornado.
Mr. Stanley, we presume
Urban cowboys cash a surprising number of federal farm-subsidy checks.
Old mines are polluting the water, but this mountain town doesn't want to get shafted by the EPA.
From the week of May 17, 2001
Lack of a full-time classical format has listeners saying "Yo quiero Pachelbel."
How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.
A BIG-TIME HOG FARM LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF SMALL-TOWN POLITICS IN KIT CARSON COUNTY.