Update: Moments ago, we spoke with Jefferson County School District spokesperson Lynn Setzer about apparent teacher sickouts taking place in Jeffco today. She confirmed that classes have been canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools today due to a high number of teacher absences and adds that o ... More >>
Meth suspects, like every other arrestee in these United States, is innocent until proven guilty, and that's the way it should be. But most of us have noticed that in booking photos, those accused of such crimes tend to look, well, rough. That's certainly the case for the fourteen people fitted wit ... More >>
The Colorado Democratic Party is lambasting the Republican candidates for Senate for opposing access to contraception. The Democrats have declared that Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, state Representative Amy Stephens and state Senator Owen Hill "have lined up to support intrusive polices th ... More >>
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director Matt Lepore says he made an "improper leap" last week in suggesting that anti-fracking activists are affluent and consequently unconcerned about rising energy costs. Those comments prompted jeers and scoldings from grassroots groups pushing for t ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Frank McDonald, self-proclaimed mayor of Stoner, Colorado, who announced plans to transform the two-person town where he lives into an entertainment destination infused with the spirit of Amendment 64. Since that story and another profile, however, McDonald says he's ... More >>
In June, Durango's Sydney Spies, whose protests after her yearbook photo was deemed too sexy landed her on the Today show, made it clear she was ready for her close-up: She's featured in a Syfy Channel movie slated to air soon. But it's highly unlikely she expected the next photo of her to go viral ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
Did a dispute over a will left by Margaret Decker, seen here, lead to a double murder and a suicide involving members of her family? That's the working theory of La Plata County authorities looking into the deaths of Billie Decker, Robert "Duke" Decker and Wiilliam Klatt Decker, with William suspec ... More >>
Earlier this year, Durango High student Sydney Spies's protest over her yearbook's rejection of two sexy photos landed her on the Today show. Afterward, Miki Spies, her mom, told us Sydney had submitted a third photo, but that, too, was nixed in favor of the her school ID pic -- see how it looks in ... 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 >>
Anyone thinking about abandoning the safety and comfort of the big city for a trip to Colorado's savage backcountry, take heed. Not only might you be braving the caprices of nature and the hardships of an untamed wilderness, but you could also encounter a particularly fierce breed of sheepdog. Acco ... More >>
A proud tradition.To the officers of the Durango Police Department: A couple of months ago, as you are no doubt aware, you department quietly changed its policy to allow a form of facial hair that has never in modern history been widely sported by members of the law enforcement community: th ... More >>
Big pics below.It's as if the planets suddenly came into alignment -- but in a truly disgusting way. Yes, friends, we bring you two, count 'em, two thoroughly repulsive stories with Colorado connections involving jails and shit. Paul Kausalik and Abram Boise, come on down!
Fred Phelps.The evil bigots and homophobes from the Kansas-based, Fred Phelps-led Westboro Baptist Church have a habit of saying they're going to show up to picket something positive or sacred and then not bothering to show up. This scenario played out again in Durango yesterday, with love at ... More >>
Photo: Joe MahoneyAnn Imse envisioned Colorado Public News as a way to fill the reporting gap left by the disappearance of newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News, where she once worked. The problem was trying to get someone to pay for it -- and a year later, Imse, CPN's editor, succeeded, la ... More >>
A photo of Shaun Hadley and a friend, from Hadley's MySpace page.The lack of state regulation and oversight of medical marijuana dispensaries, which spurred a raucous Colorado Department of Health hearing last month, has Durango Police Chief David Felice worried. He tells the Durango Herald N ... More >>
Some of newspapering's best and brightest are trading journalism for academia — including three Pulitzer winners hired at CU.
CU has made many mistakes over the past eighteen months -- and its PR team made most of them worse.
Checks and Balances
Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.
Three kids with attachment disorder have died in Colorado -- but according to Foster Cline, their parents and therapists are the ones most in need of help.