Dave Philipps, an investigative reporter for the Gazette in Colorado Springs, just won the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for "Other Than Honorable," his three-day investigative series that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged without benefits. Philipps wasn't in t ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about a shooting at the Indian Hills home of Bruce and Maggie Leiman that left two people dead; see previous coverage below. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has now released the names of those who died: Maggie and Bruce's son Robert Leiman, who's believed to hav ... More >>
Macyo January was four months shy of turning eighteen when he allegedly murdered a pregnant woman and her husband during a burglary earlier this year. But a judge has ruled that he'll be treated as if he'd already celebrated his birthday. January will be tried as an adult for the crime, which is th ... More >>
Last week, we shared with you five nice/nasty definitions of five Colorado cities -- Boulder, Greeley, Vail, Grand Junction and Denver -- on Urban Dictionary. But those were hardly the only places from our fair state to get the sometimes on-point/often flat-out-crazy treatment from the site's inspir ... More >>
As of yesterday, according to the Colorado National Guard Facebook page, more than 2,100 people and 500-plus pets had been rescued by the guardsman from the state and U.S. Army troops from Fort Carson -- and the mission is scheduled to continue today thanks to a weather forecast that will allow heli ... More >>
Last month, KHOW yakker Peter Boyles was fired following an incident involving his producer; after a false start, he subsequently took over the morning-drive slot at KNUS. Now, KHOW is moving on with Mandy Connell, who's currently a radio host in Louisville. A short time ago, she was officially int ... More >>
We've been following the story of Coy Mathis, a transgender six year old from Fountain who prompted a complaint over access to the girls' bathroom at her elementary school. Now, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has announced that the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in Coy's favor ... More >>
On June 9, 1993 -- twenty years ago yesterday -- six-year-old Broderick Bell was hit by a random gunshot, kicking off what came to be known as Denver's Summer of Violence. As can be seen in this 2006 photo, Bell survived, but many others haven't during the summers that have followed, a number of whi ... More >>
Motovo, the same website that said Denver was the tenth nerdiest city in America, recently declared Colorado Springs to be the second-worst-dressed city, behind only...well, the complete list is below. Really, Motovo? We think you're being unfair to our brothers and sisters to the south -- and to p ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Competitive skiing kept Army veteran Joel Hunt from going downhill," I profile Hunt, an Iraq war vet who's one of the country's most promising skiers with disabilities; he's in the running for the Paralympic Games in Russia next year. But when I first met Hunt while work ... More >>
Update: In recent weeks, we've told you about Coy Mathis, a Fountain six year old who was born male but identifies as female. She's at the center of a dispute with the local district over access to the girl's restroom at her school; look below to see our previous coverage, complete with photos and v ... More >>
Last summer, we told you about the arrest of Ricky Scott for the murder of Anthony Silva, a Fort Carson soldier; see our original coverage below. Now, Scott has been convicted of first-degree murder in the crime, which appears to have taken place after a fight over $200 worth of marijuana -- a tale ... More >>
For years, media observers have speculated that Dean Singleton would someday purchase the Colorado Springs Gazette with the idea of synergizing with his other Front Range newspapers, most prominently the Denver Post. But that day isn't today. With Singleton taking a backseat to John Paton in Digital ... More >>
In March, two years after adding Nerf guns to its list of banned weapons, CU was ordered by the Colorado Supreme Court to allow concealed-carry-permit holders to pack heat on campus. Now, CU-Boulder has announced new rules restricting access in undergrad dorms and at events -- but a spokesman doesn' ... More >>
Jordan Ellis was only seventeen when he caused the death of Christopher Harmon, a man he didn't know who was simply strolling toward a Walmart at the time. And while he was in a car with older men at the time of this drive-by shooting, and one of them -- veteran Frank Lee Miller -- has already been ... More >>
Scott Tipton.Under pressure from ranchers to take as strong a stand against Army expansion in southern Colorado as his Democrat predecessor, freshman Republican congressman Scott Tipton managed to get a funding ban reinstated in a bill yesterday, earning him kudos from some of his sharpest cr ... More >>
Scott TiptonRanchers in southeast Colorado battling the Army's grand expansion schemes for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site watched in dismay this week as a congressional subcommittee removed from its budget bill a provision that has kept the military from acquiring additional land for the 367 ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: As we noted yesterday, no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of an incident in which a man shot a 140-pound dog after it attacked his greyhound -- and that remains the case at this writing. However, the owner of the dead pet -- a bullmastiff named Flato -- has ... More >>
Big pic below.Was Parris Mathis immune to marijuana's well-known calming effects? You've gotta wonder given the police release about his arrest. Seems he got into an argument with a woman for "sitting on the stairwell" (!), and when a man tried to intervene, he allegedly pummeled both of them ... More >>
Large photos below.As we noted on Monday, the bust of three men trying to burglarize a Colorado Springs dispensary was an example of clever police work -- but the excuse used by arrestee Ramone Hollins was even more inventive. Hollins -- a Fort Carson soldier, as were his alleged accomplices ... More >>
Fred Phelps's evil flock is at it again.The appalling Bible-twisters at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. Less than two weeks ago, the WBC horror show rolled into Colorado, targeting a variety of schools, synagogues and more. While here, they spread their usual brand of ignorance: ... More >>
Nic Gray is joining forces with soldiers advocate Andrew Pogany to ride for recovery.Both Andrew Pogany and Nic Gray went to Iraq to serve their country -- and both found themselves in a heap of trouble when they returned. Pogany suffered a mental breakdown; Gray was arrested for acts he com ... More >>
"Put down your weapons. I come in peace."This morning, gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis' responded to critics of his decision not to debate his fellow Republican rivals with a Denver Post op-ed in which he argued that while "GOP candidate forums" are fine, direct faceoffs will do more ha ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/3/2008
Errors aren't exactly alien to Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson -- yet he outdid himself with "Woman's Flag Upside Down, As Are Neighbors' Responses," a piece that ran on July 11. The column revolves around Beth Hammer, a 64-year-old Wheat Ridge resident who's in dutch with her home-owner ... More >>
Colorado's burger king prepares for his next quick-service conquest.
The president's gone, but Denver's oldest black biker club keeps on rolling.
Welcome to McDonald's, where Steve Bigari is lovin' it.
DJ Fox keeps Chicago house for the Denver masses.
Look who's mad at Dick Lamm now!
Free at Last
Blood and Sand
The Greco-Roman wrestling gold may be in this heavyweight's grasp. But it's not a lock.
The Denver Mint is off limits to local authorities even when an employee's safety is threatened.
Two years ago they took over their city. Since then, things have just gotten curiouser and curiouser.
Since Amendement 2 passed seven years ago, Colorado Springs has learned a lesson in Family Values.
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
The NBA tournament begins this week, but the players in the Denver County Jail have their own championship to worry about.
When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.
Dr. Stanley Biber has made 3,500 women--and 300 men.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen
Sixty-eight-year-old Wanda Crawford hasn't killed anyone yet. But authorities say it's not for lack of trying.