When a juvenile commits a crime, the press typically refrains from naming him. But some of the most prominent mainstream news agencies are identifying thirteen-year-old Kai Kelly, likely due to the shocking nature of his alleged crime and the fact that he's been formally charged with first-degree mu ... More >>
Colorado Craft Beer Week is in full swing, which means Denver venues will be overflowing with beer-related events. But since man cannot live by beer alone, there are plenty of non-brew activities on the culinary calendar. Here's a sampling. See also:Tavern Ballpark joins the lineup for The Rooftop ... More >>
The snow just keeps on coming up in the hills where it matters most, and conditions at most Colorado ski areas are as good as they get. There might be a few more inches of fresh powder on the way this weekend to top it off, according to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz, with bigger storms on th ... More >>
In a booking photo provided to the press by the Eagle County District Attorney's Office, Emily Anderson looks friendly, charming and benign. But she apparently has another side to her personality -- one that came out last year, when she nearly beat her boyfriend to death using a table leg. Anderso ... More >>
This week, Aurora's Traci Cunningham was formally charged with murder in the death of her adoptive mother, Penelope, in Eagle County. But while there seems little doubt that she pulled the trigger, the circumstances of the case practically guarantee an unusual defense. According to her arrest affid ... More >>
The Town of Vail may have banned recreational marijuana stores, but the Eagle County commissioners this week agreed to allow pot shops to open in unincorporated parts of the county. So Eagle County now joins neighbor and fellow tourist magnet Summit County in allowing recreational pot sales. The two ... More >>
We know, we know: Halloween took place over a week ago. But this strange story out of the Eagle County Blade from 1905 about a real life mad scientist is just too good to not pass on to you, dear Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule reader. While what the doctor about inducing hallucinations through dru ... More >>
It's a story as old as time: Man goes fishing, returns with no fish, but but manages to hook the tale of the one that just barely got away. Fortunately, an editor decided the results were newsworthy enough to make the September 7, 1901 edition of the Basalt Journal -- if only because it gave him a ... More >>
With more than two dozen cities and as many as fifty counties deciding against allowing recreational marijuana sales in one way or another, it seems that finding a legal bag of herb for sale come January 1 will be limited to a handful of locales. Some places are seeing this as a opportunity to dra ... More >>
Back in the bad old days, when snorting cocaine was seen as a symbol of sophistication and cool, as opposed to indicating throwback sleaziness, the act of getting a line from that powdery, scratched up mirror to your nostril was often described as "Hoovering" -- as in, "Did you see Chad Hoovering up ... More >>
You've got to figure there are a lot of ways to piss off a member of a SWAT team. But here's one that's certain to be near the top of the list: Steal his guns while he's fighting cancer. That's what Keaton Bell did. And now, he's going to pay in a big way -- by spending as much as ten years behind ... More >>
In digging up old articles on cannabis in Colorado, we've come across a few stories that didn't warrant entire posts of their own. But they add up to something interesting, so we've compiled them for this week's edition of Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule. The first comes from the Camp Hale Ski-zette ... More >>
Crazy Mountain Brewing isn't leaving its home in Eagle County, but the rapidly-expanding beer-maker is looking for a spot in the Denver area to open a second brewery by the end of next year. "We are certainly eyeballing that possibility, and all options are on the table," says Crazy Mountain founde ... More >>
We won't be pressing charges against Scott Gessler for taking more than five copies of Westword -- although there have certainly been hints that we should call the Denver District Attorney's office to see if Colorado's controversial Secretary of State could be prosecuted for violating the state's ne ... More >>
John Suthers.The continuing war of words between marijuana advocate Mason Tvert and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers shows no signs of ebbing. The latest? Tvert hopes Suthers isn't implicitly campaigning for a medical marijuana ban in Eagle County at an event slated for this evening.
Video below.Update: Luke Irvin Chrisco, the man who became internationally famous for hiding in the tank of a porta-potty at a yoga festival in order to scope women's nether regions, cheerfully admits that peeping at females using toilets is practically a religion for him. And the details he' ... More >>
Shannon Brown, in an image from his MySpace page. Maybe Los Angeles Lakers players should keep it zipped when they visit Denver. Earlier this decade, Kobe Bryant spent month after month in legal hell after a woman said he'd sexually assaulted her, precipitating a media free-for-all in Eagle County ... More >>
News is busting out all over today -- and not just in Denver District Judge Larry Naves's courtroom, where Ward Churchill may take the stand in his case against the University of Colorado, now starting week two. Or on the Auraria campus, where veteran newshounds of the Rocky Mountain News will un ... More >>
All right, so we've reached the end of another work week in the Mile High City. While we can no longer brag about having the best selling band in the country, from what we can tell, Denver music is still on the minds and in the ears of at least a few prominent folks in what's left of the industry. T ... More >>
As noted by an attentive blog reader earlier today in the comments section of our original post, Leftover Salmon singer/keyboardist Bill McKay, who was arrested late last month on accusations that he drugged and assaulted a female acquaintance on New Year's Eve after a gig his band played in Edward ... More >>
Remember Newt Gingrich? Speaker of the House. Contract with America. Quadrennially rumored Republican Presidential candidate. No? Well, the extremely wealthy Hasan family does, and they hosted Gingrich last Friday, June 20, at their $10 million Beaver Creek mansion, where Gingrich gave a speech to ... More >>
Eagle County Republican candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, who is 27, has had his share of road bumps in his quest for House District 56. The flamboyant founder of Muslims for Bush and son of multimillionaire HMO executive Malik Hasan, Ali had to switch races – he originally coveted a Senate seat – ... More >>
Alison Miller, the ex-girlfriend and former publicist for Republican Statehouse candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, has asked to withdraw her request for a restraining order against the Eagle County politician and businessman, according to this story in the Vail Daily. Miller said the case was causing “ ... More >>
The Summit Daily News has reported on former Westword cover boy and current state representative candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, saying his ex-girlfriend and unofficial campaign coordinator Alison Miller has filed a temporary restraining order against him. "Miller accused Hasan, a Republican who is ru ... More >>
In the January 10 Message column, Gene Craven (pictured), the new president and general manager of KUVO/89-3 FM, Denver's jazz-centric public-radio station, talked about his desire to expand the outlet's reach. A couple of weeks later, he's already moving forward with this plan. On January 23, the s ... More >>
As noted in this July 24 More Messages blog, former Colorado Public Radio board member Frances Koncilja, who resigned from the organization over her objections to a series of planned moves, is part of a new website that largely focuses on CPR. For proof, check out a recent entry revealing inside inf ... More >>
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