As we reported earlier this month, the number of children on the Colorado medical marijuana patient registry -- with parental permission -- nearly doubled from June to August this year, with sixty kids under the age of eighteen now on the list. This is the highest that figure has ever been, and it' ... More >>
Most of us have had the experience of dealing with neighbors whose partying is too loud. Typical responses include asking them to lower the volume a notch or two, calling the cops or putting in earplugs and grumbling yourself to sleep. But according to the Colorado Springs Police Department, that's ... More >>
Fort Carson soldier Richard Sheltra's guilty plea for having sex with a thirteen year old would be shocking in and of itself. But other elements of the story make it even more disturbing. For instance, Sheltra, seen here and in additional photos below, is the second Fort Carson soldier to be senten ... More >>
The prospect of recreational marijuana sales has produced a lot of political naysaying in the past month or so. On June 19, we counted 24 cities that had prohibited retail pot shops. Now, five weeks later, the Denver Post reports that the number has more than doubled, to 56 cities having voted for b ... More >>
Folks living near Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs can be forgiven for wondering if they'd awakened in the middle of a firefight. Suddenly, the night exploded with the sound of gunfire. Maybe a hundred rounds' worth. Probably more. The man behind the trigger turned out to be Brandon Bougades, ... More >>
For years, media observers have speculated that Dean Singleton would someday purchase the Colorado Springs Gazette with the idea of synergizing with his other Front Range newspapers, most prominently the Denver Post. But that day isn't today. With Singleton taking a backseat to John Paton in Digital ... More >>
As Patricia Calhoun noted earlier today, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's A&E reality show has been canceled after eight seasons. We're confident Colorado's favorite Dog will bounce back, and soon. But in the meantime, we're marking the program's passing with our ten most memorable posts abou ... More >>
"The Landlord," Will Ferrell's classic Funny Or Die skit, pivots on the hilarity of a toddler knocking at a front door. But there was nothing amusing about the tiny tap, tap, tap and ringing doorbell that awoke Colorado Springs' Traci Gilbert early Sunday morning. That's because the youngster standi ... More >>
Rayshawn Laster has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his mother in the head late last year. Which was pretty much his only option, since in the immediate aftermath of the slaying, he texted a confession and admitted on his Facebook page that he'd done something unforgivable.
Our most recent choice for Shmuck of the Week was Englewood teacher Alexandra McLean, who allegedly cozied up to a student in a car following a performance of Lend Me a Tenor. Shocking? Sure, but not all that surprising. The last year has included an unfair share of local reports involving sexual ... More >>
The allegation is shocking: Colorado Springs Police believe Marcus Smith, 21, killed Kathryn "Kit" Grazioli, an 87-year-old former church deacon, and burned her body. This act contrasts strongly with an apology letter he wrote in regard to the theft of a computer and DVDs two years ago.
Big pics below.It didn't take long for El Paso Sheriff's Office detectives to hone in on Mark Manyik as the shooter of Robert Miles, 55. Why? Manyik left a voicemail for a detective saying he planned to blast Miles in the belly using a shotgun, and that's precisely what he's accused of doing ... More >>
Big pic below.The legal maneuverings continue in the case of Joshua Carrier, a former Colorado Springs cop who's charged with nearly 200 incidents of sexual assault on children. He had easy access to kids, given that he was a school resource officer and volunteer wrestling coach.
FlickrDavid Berkowitz, 63, was once an enrollment director at the University of Phoenix, as well as a jewelry store owner in Aspen. But he's also alleged to have had a jones for heroin -- one that cops say led an associate working for him to kill a man as they looked for drug dealers who sol ... More >>
Big pic below.Jason Bomsta, 34, has been sentenced to 54 years in jail for last year's brutal killing of forty-year-old Duane Maasch, whose body was found stuffed in a plastic toy bin. The reported reason for the slaying? A $100 drug debt.
Sean McAllister.Alternative Medical Solutions, a medical marijuana center in tiny Peyton, Colorado, has been closed for about a week, and could be shuttered permanently, because it missed a July license-application deadline with El Paso County. In response, attorney Sean McAllister sued the c ... More >>
Big pic below.Most of us don't enjoy dealing with door-to-door salespersons. Even when they don't show up during dinner (which they usually do), they disrupt your personal time and space in irritating ways. But Arthur Baldwin allegedly took this dislike way too far... even before he grabbed ... More >>
Lamborn.As we reported yesterday, Doug Lamborn said that being associated with Barack Obama was like touching a tar baby during a Friday radio appearance -- a gaffe for which he's now apologized. But did he need to? An editorial in the Colorado Springs Gazette suggests it was really no big de ... More >>
Big pic below.This weekend, the manhunt for Michael Arangio, wanted for murdering three Colorado Springs teens, brought police to a Whistler Point apartment -- and after a standoff of several hours, Arangio had apparently taken his own life. Afterward, a memorial for his alleged victims was ... More >>
Update below: The latest bizarre twist in Birther Nation's assault on President Barack Obama has a special home-state flavor. Colorado Springs-based retired Colonel Greg Hollister claims to have surreptitiously accessed Obama's selective-service records, which call into question if he was bo ... More >>
Photo: Joe MahoneyAnn Imse envisioned Colorado Public News as a way to fill the reporting gap left by the disappearance of newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News, where she once worked. The problem was trying to get someone to pay for it -- and a year later, Imse, CPN's editor, succeeded, la ... More >>
There's more than one way to get mauled at a big-cat sanctuary. After he was attacked by a tiger at the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center last year, a volunteer then had the bite put on him by the refuge's founder -- who claimed that the victim had to pay $40,500 as his "share" of the result ... More >>
The main room at the Pikes Peak Center.Comeback pastor Ted Haggard's new St. James church has been alternately praised for its feel-good message and derided as an empty infomercial due to the frequent presence of film crews recording his every prayer for a potential documentary. Which leaves ... More >>
Scott McInnis.If elected, Scott McInnis pledges that he will be a jobs governor. But if those jobs are related to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry, he -- or at least his spokesman, Sean Duffy -- isn't all that interested in talking about them these days.
Ted Haggard pimping his church to Joy Behar.Ted Haggard announced the launch of a new church last week with the help of a Los Angeles PR firm that's gotten him some high profile platforms from which to pitch the project. Included among them was his appearance alongside long-suffering wife Ga ... More >>
Not a photo of Colorado Springs.When most of us think of diverse towns, Colorado Springs isn't the first place that leaps to mind. But somehow, someway, the Springs is one of four U.S. communities to win a City Cultural Diversity Award from the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials ... More >>
There's no back-down in Sean Paige.Yesterday, AM 760 host/columnist David Sirota and Colorado Springs city councilman Sean Paige took part in an on-air debate, with the honor of Colorado Springs at stake. But while the program has ended, the scrap isn't over, with Paige continuing to take swi ... More >>
Back in 2002 a Westword cover portrayed the ever-irascible Douglas Bruce as a pit bull. The story was about his long-running battle with Denver officials over dilapidated properties, but the image is still apt. Throughout his dueling with tax-and-spenders over the TABOR Amendment, his short b ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Had Freedom Communications, owner of the Colorado Springs Gazette, filed for bankruptcy during better economic times, journalism-business observers would have immediately begun speculating about the odds that it might be purchased by MediaNews Group, headed by Denver Post publi ... More >>
Some of newspapering's best and brightest are trading journalism for academia — including three Pulitzer winners hired at CU.
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An online newspaper takes on the big boys.
The Post moves staffers outside their comfort zones.
Is ManiaTV! the future, or a new version of the past?
Taking a Leak
What if they put a TV camera in a mall and nobody cared?
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Can borrowing an idea without fessing up be considered plagiarism?
At Coors Field, there's hitting on the field -- and in the press box.
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.
The end of the line for the Post's editor; Colorado Rockies refuse to get onboard a RTD proposal.
Rumors won't fly with those who lost their loved ones in a Colorado Springs plane crash.