The paranoid stoner who seems overly concerned that the government is keeping tabs on his or her movements and behavior is a classic marijuana-user stereotype. But when government organizations like the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment discuss pilot population health surveillance ... More >>
While a lot of the stories we've dug up for our Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule feature deal with the political side of pot and how it was used to single out ethnic groups, some just plain poked fun at cannabis and people perceived as lower-class. This 1904 gem about a stoned sailor, which originall ... More >>
Eighteen-year-old Logan Potter was a multi-sport athlete at Simla High School, located in a bucolic Elbert County town whose population was estimated at 728 circa 2007. But he particularly excelled at wrestling. If local authorities are correct, however, these skills weren't necessary when it came ... More >>
The decision earlier this month of 18th Judicial District Judge Carlos Samour allowing accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity keeps the case moving forward -- and it's sure to be one of the most massive prosecutions in the State of Colorado's history. H ... More >>
The creepy school janitor is as much a stock character as the bitchy cheerleader or the obnoxious jock -- and according to the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, Michael Petramala fits the stereotype perfectly. Petramala, 53, has been formally accused of online luring aimed at underage girls he hoped w ... More >>
Mike Coffman has been declared the winner in the race for the 6th District, with Joe Miklosi, his Democratic rival (update), waiting until past 1 a.m. to concede; see his statement below. This loss demonstrates once again the power of the incumbency even in the case of what seemed to be a vulnerable ... More >>
Quite a few well-known TV series have been set in Colorado over the years, from Mork & Mindy to Everwood to South Park. But what about more obscure Colorado-set shows? Turns out there have been plenty of those, too -- sitcoms, Westerns, animated series and more. The vast majority of them have been ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Avery Workman, a sixteen-year-old youth circus performer from Elbert County who vanished off the 16th Street Mall, was found safe. But while media reports like this one suggest she ran away, the folks behind the Facebook page that coordinated the search for her insist she was dru ... More >>
The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced a 59-count indictment against The Silver Lizard, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary reviewed in March by our MMJ critic, William Breathes. Among the claims: The center was selling marijuana for non-medical purposes to thirte ... More >>
Yesterday, we recapped how Rachel Maddow had made Mike Coffman a national laughingstock over recent birther comments and his bizarre interview with 9News' Kyle Clark, when he said he stood by his statement that he misspoke and he apologized five times in a row. Now, plenty of Maddow's MSNBC colleagu ... More >>
Political observers realized that Mike Coffman's recent birther comments were a political gaffe. But even the wisest of them couldn't have guessed his clumsy attempts to deal with the fallout would transform him into a nationwide punchline. Thanks for the latter goes to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who la ... More >>
Update: As we reported in our original coverage below, 6th Congressional District rep Mike Coffman made the wrong kind of news via audio of him questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States; hear it below. That's the kind of ammo prized by election opponents. And Joe Hamil ... More >>
John Hickenlooper and Mike Coffman aren't exactly ideological twins. But at the end of this big political week in the State of Colorado, they both face political fallout, albeit for very different reasons: a special session that failed to pass civil unions and comments questioning Barack Obama's bir ... More >>
Last week, DEA personnel announced four arrests related to a marijuana shipment from Colorado Springs to Chicago. All the busts were made in Illinois, but a grow was destroyed near the Springs, and extraction expert Matt Schnur has been named in a related press account. What's Schnur's story? ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Plot Thickens," tells the story of husband-and-wife private detectives Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins and the time they followed a no-good cheating spouse to the bar at Sushi Den, which he was using as his own personal love den. But not all of their cases rev ... More >>
Dan Maes.Dan Maes's embattled campaign for governor has been perpetually short of funds. With that in mind, the Republican nominee's finance committee sent out a release last week declaring the intention to raise $500,000 in a single day, September 17. How close did they come? Not very. Maes ... More >>
Ken Buck.The major GOP races in Colorado don't want for drama this year -- or comedy, depending on your perspective. Tom Tancredo's high noon ultimatum to Scott McInnis and Dan Maes was followed by Ken Buck's "Weld County bullshit" statement and another comment in which he called Tea Party bi ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
A Parker developer is building a dream community for pilots. Neighbors are doing everything they can to keep it grounded.
Top TV news stories often scrape bottom.
Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead
The child-protection system wants to shut down family-rights activist Suzanne Shell. And vice versa.
If one schnauzer is nice, what's wrong with 150?
From the week of May 20, 2004
From the week of May 13, 2004
Creeping traffic. Strained schools. Dwindling water. Commuters are flocking to Elbert County for a little bit of country, but there isn't much country left.
From the week of December 4, 2003
Bichon Getaway and Rescue Ranch
Exhibits at CPAC and Gallery M illuminate the effects of light in different ways.
From the week of May 10, 2001
Schoolyard slurs, an incest charge and county social services shatter a black family's Kiowa dream.
Promoters hurry to get their acts together -- before parents, police and the courts decide the party's over.
Chuck Parson is the subject of a trio of solos in Fort Collins and Loveland.
Sheriff's departments across Colorado choose not to remain silent about raves.
Sport utility vehicles aren't as safe as you think.
How're you gonna keep those biosolids down on the farm?
If Colorado deregulates electricity, Californians will be first in line for the state's cheap power--and Coloradans may get fried.
Activist Adrienne Anderson stirs up the sewage board with a warning on plutonium.
The politicians aren't the only ones packing heat in fast-growing Elbert County.
Diamond Shamrock's pipeline isn't built yet, but it's already brought a flammable mixture to Elbert County politics.
NEED A TAX BREAK FOR THE NEW YEAR? CONSIDER RAISING BEES, DONKEYS, HAY OR, AS A LAST RESORT, A STINK WITH THE COUNTY ASSESSOR.TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE? FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPER SEEKING A TAX BREAK, THAT'S NO QUESTION. BUT TAXPAYERS GET STUNG.
DRUMMER GINGER BAKER TALKS ABOUT JAZZ, CREAM AND HIS LATEST OBSESSION--POLO.