Medical marijuana patients whose physicians have recommended increased plant counts beyond the legally allotted six are on their own in court, since state officials said last week that they will no longer defend the practice.
Update below: The two-month period during which Colorado farmers could register to grow hemp for the 2014 growing season closed on May 1. As of 4:30 p.m. that day, state records show that 42 people or businesses were approved to grow hemp and another 53 had applied but were not yet approved. And the ... More >>
In May, we shared a post featuring personal stories of victims in ten unsolved Denver murders, with the information provided by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, an organization devoted to making sure no case or loved one is forgotten. Unfortunately, there are many more tragic event ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surfaced in Alamosa, surrounded by state leaders, to present the results of a federal study aimed at promoting tourism and conservation in the San Luis Valley. The National Park Service's study pushes for conservation easements, ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BevenourKing of the mountain and former Enron exec Lou Pai. A blog by The Atlantic's James Fallows gives a shout-out to a 2002 Westword feature, "The Mystery of Pai," dealing with one of the more mysterious figures in the Enron debacle. Fallows was apparently catching up on his ... More >>
Metro students strive to fill in the blank spots -- and heal old wounds -- in local Chicano history.
Back at the Ranch
From the week of April 25, 2002
He came. He saw. He bought a mountain. But can Lou Pai make peace with his neighbors?
From the week of July 12, 2001
The new sheriff vowed to clean up the town of San Luis. For many locals, the price was too high.
How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.
Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself
THESE DIPSTICKS WERE ALWAYS A QUART LOW.
FOR YEARS THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE TAYLOR RANCH PITTED THE LOCALS AGAINST A WEALTHY OUTSIDER. NOW THEY'RE FIGHTING THE STATE--AND EACH OTHER.THIS LAND IS MY LAND FOR SALE: 77,000 ACRES. COLORFUL HISTORY. EASY ACCESS TO LOCAL RANGE WAR. INQUIRE WITHIN.