Update: Earlier this month, we told you about the escape of convicted sex offender Eugene Martinez from Denver police headquarters; he'd been handcuffed to a bench but managed to slip his bonds. See our previous coverage below. Now, Martinez has been taken into custody once again, but not before al ... More >>
Fort Collins has gone back and forth on medical marijuana since the Colorado Legislature created the laws regulating the industry three years ago. First the city said yes to dispensaries, then it said no, and most recently Fort Collins residents said yes again when Initiative 301 passed last Novemb ... More >>
Yesterday, in announcing a reprieve for quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap noted that Lisa Clements remains against the death penalty even after what happened to her husband, the late Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. What happened to Clements is that Evan Ebel allegedly murdered him, then took off ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you that Warren Watson had been captured in Idaho after being named a person of interest in the slaying of Lakewood family attorney Claudia Miller; see our previous coverage in its entirety below. Now, a grand jury has named Watson in eighteen charges, including ... More >>
Last September, we shared photos of Colorado's top twenty most wanted sex offenders. Since then, the list has been updated, and while there's a new number one (Ronald Dean Stanley), many of them remain at large...and so do a slew of others, many with mug shots that are flat-out chilling. Look below ... More >>
On Wednesday, we reported on a disturbing phone call made to Secretary of State Scott Gessler, in which a man said he knew where the Republican lived and wanted to kill him. We now have information about a second violent threat -- specific details of which are outlined in Gessler's formal response t ... More >>
This morning's press conference to unveil Colorado's new mental-health plan was scheduled weeks earlier -- but the announcement ended up being very timely, since it took place just days after one of the worst mass shootings in history. And just as Governor John Hickenlooper's recent-gun control comm ... More >>
Colorado residents are no stranger to negative political campaigning. But even amid the onslaught of accusatory ads, one state House race boasts a back-and-forth battle that stands out, with one candidate being accused of having been arrested for selling cocaine paraphernalia -- 27 years ago. Rick E ... More >>
Last month, in the aftermath of the incredibly destructive Waldo Canyon fire, the Colorado Springs Police Department reported 37 home burglaries and 28 car break-ins that victimized evacuees. Shocking figures, yes. But now, the CSPD is revealing that its final total is even higher -- and to date, on ... More >>
Update: Last week, when Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Miller told us that Waldo Canyon fire evacuees had been victimized by 22 burglaries and sixteen car break-ins, she stressed that the numbers could go up as authorities got more access to the blaze zone. And have they ever ... More >>
At this writing, a search of the Boulder Daily Camera website for the name Ronnie Darnell doesn't score a hit. But Darnell, who until recently delivered the Daily Camera, is making news elsewhere -- for allegedly exposing himself while dropping off papers. Oh yeah: He's apparently done this kind of ... More >>
Big photos below.In 2003, Heather DeWild disappeared two days before her divorce was to be finalized, and she was found dead weeks later. From the beginning, suspicion fell on her supposed-to-be-ex, Daniel, but no arrests were made -- until now. Daniel, his twin brother David and David's wif ... More >>
Denver PostJim Armstrong, longtime sportswriter for the Denver Post, left the paper this last Friday -- it's unclear if he jumped or was pushed -- after his name popped up in a grand jury indictment targeting a sports-betting operation. Should he have had to leave? That's one subject of debat ... More >>
Fox31It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond. That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victi ... More >>
George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt. But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the susp ... More >>
Fern Epstein.Colorado's Department of Revenue unveiled draft regulations for the medical marijuana industry at a marathon meeting yesterday -- and most concerning for the Cannabis Therapy Institute's Laura Kriho was a plan to phase out the current MMJ registry and replace it with a database s ... More >>
Large photo below.Yvonne Frye, 62, a much-loved professor at the Community College of Denver, was killed last week in a crash for which twenty-year-old Jose Nevarez-Coronado has been charged with vehicular homicide. Nevarez-Coronado was allegedly drunk -- but not in the country illegally, as ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn: Maybe not the best pen pal...In March, we told you about the strange case of Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, who at that point had been accused of mailing a single threatening letter. But the criminal complaint filed against him at that time conta ... More >>
Steven Clay Romero: Should he be sentenced to serve time in a kennel?Some of those designated Westword's Shmuck of the Week earn this honor for kinda silly reasons -- like, for instance, the condom website that implied Coloradans have small dicks. Not so Steven Clay Romero, named after he wa ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn, in an image broadcast on 9News.Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, has been accused of mailing a threatening letter -- a fairly straight-forward charge. But the criminal complaint filed against him in U.S. District Court hints at future counts based on ... More >>
Poker tour entrepreneurs Matt Sowash and Andrew "Doc" Hicks were arrested this week and charged with securities fraud. Investigators have been working on the case for two years, ever since two other men hatched a plot to kill Sowash using rattlesnakes. In that case, detailed in the 2007 Westw ... More >>
Jim Congrove. Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Congrove had such an eventful first term in office â€” a grand jury probe into his financial dealings, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the county's use of a private investigator who happens to be a bosom pal of Big Jim, a slew of l ... More >>
Tracking down Colorado's most notorious gumshoes.
Some police find the lure of strength-enhancing drugs impossible to ignore.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
Coming to grips with the killer inside me.
CU plans a swell weekend for its cuddly football prospects.
DPD's crime lab makes TV reality.
Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
Millionaire Kim Magness is dead, but his name will live on in court.
When Terry Johnson disappeared, he left behind only questions.
Tracing the bullets at Columbine.
The bullet in the backpack and other Columbine mysteries.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
To save East Village, is it necessary to destroy it?
Rape is the most personal of crimes—and so Boulder’s sexual-assault nurses took criticism of their program very personally.
The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.
The Magness family takes time out from squabbling to drop a few million here and there.
From questionable campaign contributions to administrative failures, Secretary of State Vikki Buckley's office has been a losing game.
You never know who Denver attorney Brent Martin's going to run into next.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen
Prison reformers decry the state parole board's approach toward potential parolees.
To break the bank in Black Hawk, you don't have to be a gambler--just a homeowner.
Sixty-eight-year-old Wanda Crawford hasn't killed anyone yet. But authorities say it's not for lack of trying.
A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATOR WAS BUSTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DISTURBING THE PEACE.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.