On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay ... More >>
Last night, the Denver City Council approved a $360,000 settlement over a 2009 incident at the Denver Diner, during which four women were billy-clubbed and maced by Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine, both of whom are still members of the department. Attorney Siddhartha Rathod, who has represente ... More >>
If city officials find a hundred members of a gay men's chorus picnicking in front of City Hall today, they have only themselves to blame. The cast of Von Trapped, a coffee concert at the Buell this morning, were to have lunch at El Diablo -- but that was before the city slapped the First Avenue Hot ... More >>
Danger. That's the sign on the door of Sketch, which is supposed to host an opening for a showing of 9News reporter Kirk Montgomery's photographs tonight. The sign -- as well as five different letters signed by Michael Roach, Building Official with Development Services in the Denver Department of Co ... More >>
At the first-ever Teen Dating Violence Awareness Rally today, Mayor Michael Hancock took the mike and told a story about what he called "the Chris Brown and Rihanna situation." One day, his teenage daughter and her friends were watching the former on television and, in Hancock's words, going "goo-go ... More >>
FlickrUpdate: At a meeting last night, the Denver City Council approved a $30,000 payment to settle a lawsuit over alleged Denver Police racial profiling. Equally important, says the ACLU's Mark Silverstein, is a DPD agreement to improve training to try to prevent such incidents in the future ... More >>
Mary Celeste.Update: The 18th Judicial District DA's office decided not to charge County Court Judge Mary Celeste with a state criminal law violation for leaving her six-year-old granddaughter alone in a car on a blazing hot day while she picked up olive oil and a movie at Sam's Club. However ... More >>
Judy Montero.No denying that medical marijuana regulations remain confusing, especially given that even many communities with established rules are already thinking about changing them. Example: Denver City Council's efforts to establish limits on home MMJ grows. With that in mind, councilwom ... More >>
With dispensaries on every street corner, legislators having rolled out the first regulatory system for statewide marijuana distribution in the country and activists seriously considering an initiative to legalize pot this November, it might seem like Colorado has always been a marijuana Mecc ... More >>
The carcass of a young pit bull at Denver's animal shelter in 2006.Denver Assistant City Attorney Kory Nelson represented the city in a 2005 lawsuit against the State of Colorado, which had passed a law forbidding municipalities from enforcing Breed Specific Legislation -- BSL for short. But ... More >>
David Lane doesn't want to depose anyone packing heat.Last week, a motion for a protective order was filed on behalf of the City and County of Denver, Denver cop Shawn Miller and two other "unknown Denver Police Department officers." The issue? Attorney David Lane, who represents Jason Antho ... More >>
Maybe Mason should follow our former restaurant critic Jason Sheehan to Seattle -- where the grub is tasty and the weed is slightly more legal.Forget California dreamin'. These days Mason Tvert, the media-savvy founder of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation), has been dreaming o ... More >>
Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?
Police arrest Mary Louise Starkey, head of Denver's famous butler school, as the case against her proceeds.
You don’t need liquor to appreciate art — but it helps.
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
The Basement Tapes
Chanda Johnson went to court for protection from her ex-husband. She didn't get it.
Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.
Denver's loncheras were cooking until the city put the brakes on mobile vendors.
In trying to keep the streets safe, Denver almost made a clean sweep of its homeless providers.
How Denver’s Hispanic community lost a cable-TV channel but gained a “heritage center.” Maybe.
The high price of Denver's drug war: lies, bad busts, cops in harm's way -— and the death of an innocent man.
The Denver cops make a drug bust at the infamous Walker house. Is a seizure of the property next?