Any hope that the Westboro Baptist Church would refrain from its vile activities following the death of founder Fred Phelps last month has now been officially squashed. The WBC has announced plans to picket next month's graduation ceremonies at Colorado State University for the usual nonsensical, r ... More >>
Colleges and universities in Colorado and other states where industrial hemp is legal are now allowed to grow the crop for research purposes, thanks to a provision in the Farm Bill signed into law on Friday by President Obama. The provision, which was originally introduced as an amendment by Colorad ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared our latest collection of University of Colorado at Boulder memes. But in truth, the Colorado State University memes page is more frequently updated than its rival, perhaps because of the motivation to tell the world how absolutely stupid CU-Boulder is. Think we're exaggerating? ... More >>
Colorado was already getting plenty of spotlight time from national political reporters even before presidential debate week at DU -- but there's even more attention now. Example: An extended piece on National Public Radio's Morning Edition focusing on Colorado's undecided voters -- and specifically ... More >>
Today marks 95 years since the first cannabis-control law passed in Colorado. Andres Lucero, a Democratic representative from Las Animas County, introduced House Bill 263, which proposed making growing or using cannabis grown by individuals a misdemeanor. On March 30, 1917, the bill was approved, an ... More >>
Claire Levy.Last December, Representative Claire Levy floated the idea of a bill setting a marijuana-impairment standard for Colorado drivers. This notion has coalesced into HB 1261, which establishes an impairment limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood; read it below. Levy's al ... More >>
9NewsA short time ago, 9News reports, Betsy Long, who was accused of causing a July crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Regarding the last charge, Long re ... More >>
NewWestFest macing.On Monday, we shared videos of rioting in Old Town Fort Collins and noted that local police were studying such footage in an attempt to identify participants in the free-for-all. Now, the Fort Collins Police have named seven people (only one a CSU student) they've accused o ... More >>
At which school do you think you're most likely to see these?Earlier in the week, we brought you news of the University of Colorado's fall in the pot rankings. But why stop there? The Princeton Review ranks, logically or not , all manner of things: class discussions, race relations, general e ... More >>
WBC's evil Fred Phelps.Earlier this month, we told you about threats by the haters from Westboro Baptist Church to befoul a number of area locations, with several opportunities for bigotry against gays and Jewish residents of Fort Collins planned. If WBC does show up, the Lambda Community Ce ... More >>
Long-time CSU professor John StraayerColorado State University professor John Straayer, an expert on state government, says Colorado's recent decision to allow universities to hike tuition by unprecedented amounts further threatens to put higher education out of reach for thousands of residen ... More >>
These days, Mason Tvert is a big man on campus.After an attempt to decriminalize statewide the adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana failed at the polls in 2006, Mason Tvert, executive director of the drug policy reform organization Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFE ... More >>
"Gee, I wish I could afford college."Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, are brainstorming ways to keep Colorado's colleges from suffocating amid crippling losses in revenue from the state. Atop the mount of potential soluti ... More >>
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks explores the history of the woman whose stolen cells changed millions of lives.In her decade-in-the making tracing of a woman whose cells were instrumental to modern medicine, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot, a Colorado State Un ... More >>
"Hey, my hands are clean!"Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>
Three Colorado professors wanted to know more about gun violence in America -- the social and cultural forces driving illegal gun use, how criminals view their gats, how they use them and why. So they did something few criminal justice researchers have ever bothered to do. They asked the thugs. ... More >>
Andrew Bulkeley is a Littleton native who attended journalism school at Colorado State University with an eye toward working in the media. Little did he know that he'd find his greatest success only after leaving the United States. Today, Bulkeley is a Berlin-based correspondent for TheDeal.com, a ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper affiliated with Colorado State University, scored a scoop this week with a devastating story about CSU police chief Dexter Yarbrough, who's been on administrative leave since last month, when he became the subject of what's been termed a "personn ... More >>
You heard it here first, Colorado. Thanks to a reader tip, Westword has discovered video proof of some type of Sasquatch-type creature that lives in the foothills of Fort Collins and appears only during Colorado State University football games. Amazingly, the beast was first spotted romping on a ... More >>
Wayne Allard. As soon as word surfaced that Wayne Allard was interested in the open post of Colorado State University chancellor, the folks at the left-leaning ProgressNow organization hit the apeshit button, arguing that Allard would be as bad a CSU administrator as he's been a U.S. senator. B ... More >>
A state championship brings out the strings.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
From the week of 10/18/2007
The media’s coverage of a college newspaper’s profane two-word editorial deserves more than a few curse words.
Little meth house on the prairie.
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
CU students pitch in against alcohol abuse.
Derby fantasies stand on the spindly legs of a colt at CSU.
The Rev. Holmes Rolston III
A high-profile ESPN reporter chucks it all to become a low-profile schoolteacher -- and he couldn't be happier.
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
The true spirit of sport returns when pigskins fly.
Evil Companions Literary Award
Holiday Twin Drive-In
Changes knows that pet lovers need closure, too.
Colorado Run, Fort Collins
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
When the U.S. declared war on drugs, Colorado's carnation industry went up in smoke
THE TUCKER FAMILY SAYS HAY GROWN BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH GAVE ITS DAIRY COWS A ROYAL HANGOVER.