Update: Earlier today, we shared early information about a triple homicide in Canon City; see our previous coverage below. The more details that emerge, the more horrific the story becomes. The victims in the case were reportedly a woman and her two children -- and the suspect in custody, Jaacob Va ... More >>
Pumpkin dishes are popping up in restaurants all over Denver -- but you can also harvest your own fresh fruit at a Colorado pumpkin patch. Here are five farms where the pumpkins are just ripe for the picking. See also: Five best places to pick apples in Colorado
Last month, we told you about Rhonda Bernard, who was charged with animal cruelty for keeping 26 cats, 23 chihuahuas and two chinchillas in the Fremont County home she shared with her ten-year-old son. The number of animals that led to similar accusations against Ken, Linds and Karla Rumery, as wel ... More >>
Think you're a little messy? Well, judging by this photo, you're Martha Stewart compared to Fremont County's Rhonda Bernard, 57, who reportedly was sharing her home with 26 cats, 23 chihuahuas, two chinchillas and a ten-year-old son -- hence, her arrest on 52 animal-cruelty charges and one count of ... More >>
Update: The two victims of the Black Forest fire, which sparked to life on June 11, have been ID'd as Marc Allen Herklotz, 52, and Robin Lauran Herklotz, fifty, married residents of Black Forest. The laborious identification process speaks to the horrific force of nature that took their lives. In t ... More >>
Yesterday, in announcing a reprieve for quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap noted that Lisa Clements remains against the death penalty even after what happened to her husband, the late Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. What happened to Clements is that Evan Ebel allegedly murdered him, then took off ... More >>
The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear a case in which Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives argued that it couldn't be held liable for the deaths of two unborn babies at one of its hospitals because fetuses are not people. The case was the focus of our recent cover story "The Meaning ... More >>
Catholic Health Initiatives has acknowledged that it was "morally wrong" for its lawyers to argue in court that fetuses aren't people. As explained in our cover story "The Meaning of Life," the Englewood-based operator of 78 Catholic hospitals in seventeen states claimed that it couldn't be held lia ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Meaning of Life," tells the story behind a seemingly contradictory legal argument being made by Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives: that a fetus is not a person. The court case in which it asserts that claim has now been appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. ... More >>
Whether you think Christo is a genius or a hack, he is inarguably a patient man. After first conceiving of "Over the River" in 1992, today he became one step closer to realizing his vision. This morning, Fremont County Commission voted unanimously to approve his temporary use permit. This permit was ... More >>
Christo's "Over the River" will soon have another bridge to cross. Even as a public hearing that could secure Fremont County's approval of the project along the Arkansas River gets under way this morning in Canon City, a group of University of Denver students will be filing suit to stop it.
The grassroots group Rags Over the Arkansas River is trying to block Christo's "Over the River" art project along the Arkansas River. Students from the Environmental Law Clinic at DU's Sturm College of Law were at the Denver federal courthouse at 9 a.m. today, filing suit against the U.S. Bureau of ... More >>
After nearly twenty years of planning, Christo and his "Over the River" project are two temporary-use permits away from full approval. The installation, which would suspend 5.9 miles of fabric over a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River, was conceived in 1992, but only received the go-ahead last No ... More >>
Turns out that William Koch, the Florida billionaire who bought the tintype of Billy the Kid for more than two million bucks at a Denver auction in June, isn't just interested in photos of the Old West. He's interested in Old West towns, too. And he just bought himself a big chunk of Colorado ... More >>
Michael Bennet.These three Denver blog posts are just for you. Colorado Pols has the scoop on new spots attacking Michael Bennet, from Karl Roves' American Crossroads outfit. The bucks for (Ken) Buck start here. Coyote Gulch details the request for a report prior to approving Fremont County ... More >>
Wolfgang Volz, copyright Christo 2007 As noted in a previous blog, "Doing the Math on Christo's Arkansas River Wrap," Colorado art mavens and opinion leaders are just crrraaaazy about Over the River, the proposal by husband-and-wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to suspend six miles of silvery ... More >>
Robin Carole Gall, 38, was in jail in Canon City Monday night after Fremont County sheriff's deputies found her husband, Brent Thomas Gall, 40, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. Brent Gall was a federal correctional officer. He was also a defendant in the infamous "Cowboys" case, in which seve ... More >>
Lee Steed, a senior aide to Mormon polygamist leader Warren S. Jeffs, has purchased $2 million worth of property in five spots in the Sangre De Cristo mountains for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, according to Hatewatch, the online publication of the Southern Poverty ... More >>
It can be tricky, running the toughest prison in the entire country, but it's hardly ever dull. One day you're getting blasted by lawmakers because security is too lax and convicted terrorists are managing to send letters out to new recruits. The next you're in the doghouse with a federal judge beca ... More >>
From the week of February 24. 2005
The child-protection system wants to shut down family-rights activist Suzanne Shell. And vice versa.
Rexway comes out swinging on a new album.
Nathan Jones's sentence was not supposed to be a death sentence.
Declaring prison a waste of his time and your money, a minor felon seeks his own execution.
Desert Reef Beach Club
The supermax snitch unit was supposed to bust prison gangs, but who was really rolling over?
The Cowboys set up federal prisoners for beatings -- and blamed it all on the inmates.
Jobs. Gadgets. Profits. Crime pays big-time for the prison-industrial complex.
Bill Fehr has big plans for the Royal Gorge Bridge--including a $749,600 rent increase.
Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself