A coalition of several dozen grassroots consumer, environmental, business and farming groups is pushing for the resignation of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director Matt Lepore, after his off-the-cuff comments last week referring to anti-fracking activists as essentially rich and clu ... More >>
Kirsten Hamling is sorry she stole more than $200,000 from a charity she started to raise money for Children's Hospital burn-unit victims. Her nonprofit group, Fired Up For Kids, collected money with an annual firefighters' calendar -- which got only positive attention until accusations surfaced tha ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler wants to make it easier for political groups to remain secretive about their spending by rewriting election rules and weakening disclosure laws. That's according to two watchdog groups, who praise a court ruling that blocks most of Gessler's efforts. Denver District ... More >>
In 2010, the Colorado Legislature outlined rules for the medical marijuana industry in this state with the passage of House Bill 1284. But vague language about patient plant limits could be putting at least two medical marijuana center owners in jeopardy of felony prosecution.
Robert WaltersA jury has found Robert Walters, 25, guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Brittney Brashers, in November 2009 by beating her to death. The jury found him not guilty, however, of soliciting the murder of his then-wife, Elena Walters, whom he was cheating on with Brashers. Prosecut ... More >>
Amelia Nicol.Wearing a denim dress and an ankle bracelet, her Mohawk combed down and decorated with a blue bandanna, Amelia Nicol looked very different yesterday morning than she had three weeks earlier, when she appeared in Denver County Court on June 9 in shackles and an orange jumpsuit, di ... More >>
Lauren Davis.Last week, medical marijuana advocate Kathleen Chippi, who's collecting funds for a lawsuit to stop HB 1284, Colorado's main MMJ regulatory measure, criticized attorneys who'd announced their intention to sue over the bill last year but haven't done so. Why not? Lauren Davis, a l ... More >>
Kathleen Chippi.Kathleen Chippi is among the area's most active medical marijuana activists; see a video of her below going after both current Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Her latest mission: to raise funds for a lawsuit to stop official imp ... More >>
Big pic below.Douglas Bruce has made no shortage of enemies over the years -- and plenty of them are likely grinning at the sight of his mug shot, released in conjunction with word that he's been indicted for failing to pay taxes he earned in 2005-2007. His alleged method of evasion? Funnelin ... More >>
The November feature story "Mean Streets" detailed how frustrated taxi drivers, faced with alleged discrimination and abuse, have spent years asking the state's Public Utilities Commission to let them launch a company of their own, Mile High Cab. In January, the PUC rejected Mile High's last ... More >>
Last week, we wrote about the case of Katia Birge, who claims to have been raped by a Denver Catholic lay minister in 2008. Today, her father, attorney Tom Birge, called to dispute a statement made by the Archdiocese of Denver spokeswoman -- and to clarify other points.
Over the past week or so, medical marijuana patients across the state have learned that doctor recommendations for the card allowing them to use MMJ have been rejected. Why? A new health department policy that slid into place almost unnoticed -- one that's likely to disenfranchise and anger n ... More >>
Large photo below.Last month, we told you about Sean Mueller's alleged Ponzi scheme, which reportedly netted $71 million from 65 investors. Included among them: Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, whose $15 million loss may have pushed Mueller toward a suicide attempt. Today, Mueller pleaded ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.It didn't take long to get to the main event at the Denver District Court today. Tom Tancredo was the first witness called to the stand to defend his right to run for governor on the American Constitution Party ticket.
Media reports have connected Allen Ford to Andrew Gelston Graham's murder.Last week, we told you about reports again linking suspects in a series of racial attacks to the thus-far-unsolved murder of Andrew Gelston Graham. Among those mentioned as being part of a group that allegedly trailed ... More >>
Clay Rush during his AFL playing days.In recent years, the dangers of concussions has finally begun to receive serious attention across the sporting landscape. But a complaint filed in Denver District Court last week (read it here) alleges that this belated shift didn't take place in time to ... More >>
Earl Ryan apparently didn't like the direction his trial was heading.As the Darrent Williams murder trial was winding down, another proceeding about an event with tragic consequences -- the trial of Earl Ryan, who allegedly shot and killed a two-year-old boy, Noah Crookham, in 2008 -- was get ... More >>
Allen Ford may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyhow.Late last month, the Denver Police Department began rounding up more than thirty African-Americans accused of robbing and/or beating men and women because they were either Caucasian or Hispanic. Now, the last of the a ... More >>
Ty TomlinsonLocal "Beauty Guru" hairstylist Ty Tomlinson was able to post bond last week after being arrested on several charges in connection with the alleged assault of his former girlfriend while she was employed at his popular Denver salon, Blanc. Court records show the bond amount includ ... More >>
Denver Police DepartmentMary Louise Starkey It's been a while since we've heard from Mary Louise Starkey, founder of the Denver butler school Starkey International School for Household Management, who's been in and out of jail and court for allegedly assaulting Starkey student Lisa Kirkpatrick -- a ... More >>
Mary Starkey Mary Louise Starkey, head of the Denver-based Starkey International Institute of Household Management, lately has been spending almost as much time in court as she does teaching her butlers-in-training. In June, she was in Denver District Court, where she pled guilty to assaulting one ... More >>
Cranky Steve Horner won’t stay in his corner.
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
Why doesn't KOOL want Barry Fey's money?
GOP of the heap
The Denver Drug Court tests a formula for reclaiming addicts.
A Colorado Supreme Court commission says this state's justice system could do more to help families -- starting with the parents.
Trick or treatment?
It took sixteen years and international extradition, but the Colorado Attorney General’s Office finally got its man.
The phone sharks are circling Colorado, selling high-priced service to the unaware.
The Broncos' owner may have lost big when his bingo partner cashed out.
A cluster of cities eager to cash in on photo-radar speed traps decides to sue the state.
An employment dispute mushrooms into a multi-million-dollar headache for a Denver hotel.
Is this crazy, or what? The only way Mildred Bennett can get her house back is to prove she's mentally disabled.
Plans to spruce up the old street lead to a business squabble.
United Airlines and BAE get personal in a lawsuit over DIA's bungled baggage system.
The story of Gale Norton's last-minute return of campaign contributions from Lloyd's of London investors.
HOW A WELL-INTENTIONED FIVE POINTS PROJECT FOR TEEN MOMS COLLAPSED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF BITTERNESS.
WHEN TWO DPS TEACHERS DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL, THEY DISCOVERED THEY HAD A LOT TO LEARN.