Update: During our last update about the tragic murder of Kristine Kirk (see our previous coverage below), we shared a probable-cause statement that made no mention of marijuana use by Richard Kirk, Kristine's husband, who's accused of killing her, despite multiple reports from law-enforcement sourc ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about separate investigations of alleged inappropriate conduct aimed at two Denver police officers, Jairon Katz and Scott Kida, with the former accused of having sex in his patrol car and the latter suspected of an improper relationship with a domestic-violence victim; ... 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 >>
This arrives a little late for Valentine's Day, but Louie Lucero has an unusual approach to romance that's bound to send any female into orbit -- and probably to the hospital. The southwest Colorado man, who has a history of domestic violence cases and is currently on trial for assault and false i ... More >>
Project Safeguard, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, has partnered with former Bronco Reggie Rivers on its Valentine's fling. "We're so excited to have Reggie Rivers joining our event," says Shelly Schreiner. "With incidents of domestic vi ... More >>
As National Domestic Violence Awareness month comes to a close, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Midchix.com and several other local women's health and support organizations are pulling together for the Colorado Clothesline Project, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Saint Jo ... More >>
The listeria outbreak that's killed at least thirteen people has been traced to cantaloupe from Jensen Farms in Holly. While the FDA has been looking for the cause of the contamination there, the feds have never suggested that the problem was sick workers. But that hasn't stopped the Yes on 300 camp ... More >>
Denver restaurateurs are some of the most generous people in town, donating food, labor and cash to all the good causes forever hitting them up. But while the idea of a generous paid time-off policy for employees sounds good in theory, restaurant owners -- and former restaurant owners, like ... More >>
Denver restaurateurs are some of the most generous people in town, forever contributing food, labor and cash to worthy causes and charity events. Many are also very generous to their employees -- but they like coming up with policies that work for their unique, often small businesses, not get ... More >>
Leon Kelly.Governor Bill Ritter today issued full pardons to twenty people around Colorado, including the Reverend Leon Kelly, who has been a well-known public figure and anti-gang crusader since 1986 when he founded the Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. Kelly, whose late father was also a ... More >>
Charlie Sheen didn't study his Colorado legal history before he headed to Aspen for a vacation last Christmas. Three decades ago, Colorado was at the cutting edge of recognizing the dangers of domestic violence. The first battered women's shelters in the country were established here, and Co ... More >>
Kotch Ouellette. In April, Aurora Police Department officers responded to a domestic-violence call involving Kotch Ouellette, 38. His girlfriend, 45-year-old Jennifer Sheppard, had been struck in the head during the altercation in question, but she refused medical treatment -- only to be found dead ... More >>
View Larger Map The release from the Broomfield Police Department sported the most routine of subject lines: "Domestic Violence Call." But it was clearly not a standard incident. According to the BPD, a Broomfield man living at 13005 Lowell Boulevard, along a stretch of the street captured in the g ... More >>
Illegal immigrant Jon Vaupel is not from Mexico, but he's a borderline case.
From the week of September 12, 2002
Chanda Johnson went to court for protection from her ex-husband. She didn't get it.
El Dildo Bandido wraps himself in red, white and blue.
Life in the penis gallery, and other mixed nuts in Boulder.
From the week of November 9, 2000
From the week of November 2, 2000
Patrick Roy's slide from hero to zero.
A Denver Bronco's domestic-violence case gets complicated.
Discretion is the question in Jefferson County.
From the week of July 9, 1998
Ten years ago, Colorado began to force batterers into treatment programs. but do they work?
Some of the state's cutting-edge science makes sense. Some of it doesn't
With the right defendant pulling the strings, Colorado's domestic-violence system can be tied into knots. A victim's story.
for offenders arrested in jefferson county, speed is of the essence.
Colorado activists struck first on domestic violence.
The rush to protect battered women has turned domestic violence into "the social issue of the nineties"-- and raised issues of fairness for both perpetrators and victims.
Colorado has become a national laboratory for domestic-violence programs. sometimes it's a strange science. A Westword special report
Open the doors of Courtroom 303-W and hear the everyday tales of violence, tragedy and heartbreak
A new law gives immigrant women a chance to get out of abusive relationships--and stay in the United States.