WildEarth Guardians probably wouldn't advise you to take a family day trip to the South Platte River anytime soon. The grassroots environmental group is accusing a sugar-processing mill of illegally dumping harmful pollutants into the river.
There's no faster way to ruin your day than getting a speeding ticket -- but traffic stops like these are more expensive in some cities than others. The folks at NerdWallet.com recently set out to discover the true cost in Colorado of a ticket for going more than twenty miles per hour over the spee ... More >>
On Wednesday, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the route and three host communities for the third annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. Scheduled for September 19 through September 21, the three-day tour will take cyclists of all speeds and ages through Colorado's northeastern plains, where they ... More >>
Editor's note: Each week, illustrator Noah Van Sciver asks a Colorado band or musician four questions and then draws their conversation. Sometimes he does other stuff. We call the resulting comic "4 Questions: Comic Strip Interview" either way, for some reason. You can see more of Van Sciver's work ... More >>
On the left side of the image above is a shot of the US 34 bypass east of Greeley before the incredible flooding that swamped much of Colorado. To the right is a shot of the damage done by the rushing waters, and no surprise: According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, which shared the p ... More >>
As is clear from the agonizing story of Dylan Redwine, the pain felt by families of missing young people grows when questions are left unanswered. In Dylan's case, seven months passed between the thirteen year old's disappearance and the identification of his remains in southwestern Colorado last we ... More >>
Those of us forced to -- make that "allowed to"! -- read Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter in school tend to come away from the experience with disgust for the way society makes heroine Hester Prynne wear the sin of adultery on her clothes in the form of a red letter "A." Probably not Jessic ... More >>
If you're looking for things to do this weekend, you're in the right place. Whether you want to build Day of the Dead altars, see zombie burlesque, dance at an '80s party, or chill out with a speed Reiki session, we've got it all here -- and more. And here's the really excellent part: None of these ... More >>
In June, we told you about an immigration raid on Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy that led to the arrests of eleven workers and caused fear among many others. This week, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition announced that while five of the workers have already been deported, the criminal ch ... More >>
Beware the killer cantaloupes! It sounds like a horror-flick spoof, but for Jensen Farms in Holly, it's all too real. In September, the Colorado farm recalled all of its potential globes of death, approximately 300,000 cases. Nonetheless, the case of the listeria-carrying melons already ranks as the ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's announcement of over 2,400 arrests -- 81 of them in Colorado and Wyoming -- stresses that ICE is focusing on rounding up criminal aliens. This emphasis makes sense given mounting evidence here and nationwide that assorted authorities are going well beyon ... More >>
News of an immigration raid at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy, where 89 percent of employees weren't authorized to work in the United States, caused fear among documented and undocumented residents alike, says immigrant-rights advocate Damaris Cooksey. That's especially true of children wonde ... More >>
There's no shortage of irony in news about a large immigration-related bust at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy A whopping 89 percent of staffers there were not authorized to work in the U.S. -- but only the employees have been charged with a crime, while the business owner is being credited wi ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Filipinos are renowned for their unwavering hospitality, for unleashing food feasts that swell the belly, for ensuring that no host allows her guests to leave hungry. "We're known for provi ... More >>
Sam Brownlee.Last November, Sam Brownlee became the first Weld County deputy to die in the line of duty since 1940 when he was shot and killed by Reuben Reyes, twenty, following a high-speed chase. Now, an uncommonly frank review of the incident has been released, and the three-person panel b ... More >>
The sun just started to edge up over the horizon after we passed Fort Morgan: The California Zephyr is running an hour or so late, but the miracle is that it's going at all, after the mess the snowstorm made of the East Coast.
Joshua Amoroso.By definition, a youth pastor has access to lotsa young folks. And Joshua Amoroso, 21, who served in this capacity at Colorado Springs' Gateway Church, is accused of violating the trust required by someone in that position in the worst possible way -- with a fourteen-year-old g ... More >>
Fort Morgan.Fort Morgan is typically a quiet community -- but not for a while last night. Patrick Rice, allegedly under the influence of "medication," led police on a chase, then held off the cops for an hour before shooting himself in the chest, presumably with a rifle -- which doesn't sound ... More >>
Large pic below.Don't know if Arizona's Ever Eleazar Murrieta-Nieblas tried to convince authorities that the marijuana in his possession was for medical purposes -- but it would have been a tough argument, since there was 276 pounds of it. The sheer heft likely helped convince a jury to convi ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
Mark WallerOn the heels of reports about a burglar using a bong as a weapon in a Fort Morgan home invasion comes a claim by state representative Mark Waller that a recent assault on his car -- with salad dressing -- may have been in reprisal for his stand against medical marijuana dispensarie ... More >>
Possible weapon?Glass bongs can be fragile, but they're also large enough to do some significant damage, as a person living in a home that was invaded over the weekend learned the hard way. Two suspects who continue to evade arrest at this writing broke into the house, and in the scuffle tha ... More >>
NewWestFest macing.On Monday, we shared videos of rioting in Old Town Fort Collins and noted that local police were studying such footage in an attempt to identify participants in the free-for-all. Now, the Fort Collins Police have named seven people (only one a CSU student) they've accused o ... More >>
View Larger Map Update: An arrest has been made in this case. Get more information below. Original post: Don't know if Fort Morgan Police Chief Keith Kuretich is usually in his office at 6:30 a.m. -- but he was there this morning, and for good reason. Last night, his department responded to a call ... More >>
The logo for the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments.In the past year or so, a number of state and local agencies in Colorado have begun charging members of the media higher fees for completing public-records requests. Take the Denver Police Department, which used to make copies of dail ... More >>
A photo from the StimulusColorado.org website. StimulusColorado.org, a new website co-sponsored by Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, Colorado Contractors Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver ... More >>
This week, Westword's cover story, "Wage War," introduced you to Greeley's Somali refugees, many of whom lost their jobs in a clash over prayer breaks at the JBS Swift & Company meatpacking plant. But Somali refugees throughout the United States are facing a bigger hurdle: Seeing th ... More >>
Face the State's Brad Jones. Face the State, a news website with a conservative edge, has been getting plenty of attention in mainstream newspapers of late. Check out "Were Democrats Dumb Enough to Write This 'Idiot' Memo?," an October 8 Message column, which deals in part with a story that appear ... More >>
The forecast calls for chile.
Now part of Denver Joe's "family," Dick and Lois Meis have strummed, plucked and picked their way across five decades of Western music.
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
Water, water everywhere.
The singers at the Denver Turnverein tell the story of a people, a country and a beautiful form of music.
A morphine-addicted pharmacist hid his Colorado drug conviction and resumed work in California--for a while.
Colorado gambles millions on a second last chance for violent teens
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