Update: Last week, we shared preliminary information about the arrest of Lucas Ackerman in a fatal crash immediately following a 4th of July fireworks display in Grand Lake; see our previous coverage below, including details about a fire following a similar July 4 event in Windsor. Now, we know con ... More >>
Back in April, we told you about the Hot Sulphur Springs shooting death of Joshua Stevens at the hands of a prominent couple -- a lieutenant with the Grand County Sheriff's Office and a prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District. Now, Jefferson County DA Pete Weir has ruled that the pair's actions w ... More >>
It could be, and probably is, just a coincidence. But mere weeks after Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements was gunned down at his door (presumed killer Evan Ebel is also suspected of murdering pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon), and days since the second of two Texas pros ... More >>
When you're battling an institution as powerful as Denver Water, it's best to have the will of the people, or at least a lot of average joes, on your side. Environmental groups trying to protect the Upper Colorado River basin from massive diversion projects that benefit Front Range development seem ... More >>
Prolonged drought and a rising population have put the squeeze on Western Slope water supplies. But Colorado River activists have something to celebrate in their long battle with Front Range development interests -- a hard-won agreement that will help limit the impact of the Windy Gap Firming Projec ... More >>
In the next few weeks, federal regulators will decide whether the Upper Colorado River needs additional protections in the face of growing demands from thirsty Front Range towns. Which is why hikers, rafters, anglers, and people interested in the economic future of Grand County will be gathering out ... More >>
The murder-suicide of William Ahrold and his nine-year-old son, Jackson, was undeniably horrific. But Jerod Reeves and Kimberly McCaffrey added to the awful scene in a grisly way, by sawing off Ahrold's fingers in order to make off with the gun still frozen in his grasp. And this isn't speculation. ... More >>
The wind beneath your wings! The Birds of Prey World Cup -- the only men's FIS World Cup alpine skiing event in the U.S. this year -- begins today at Beaver Creek, with the Men's Downhill competition beginning at 11 a.m. and a U.S. Ski Team autograph session tonight at 5 p.m. Tonight is also the 13t ... More >>
In the past few years, attention-seeking breweries like Sam Adams, Scotland's BrewDog and Germany's Schorschbock have been engaged in a battle over who could make the highest-alcohol beers in the world -- turning out concoctions that weighed in at 40, 50 and even 60 percent alcohol by volume. ... More >>
Re-envisioning an entire geographic area is a surprisingly straightforward process. First, there are the facts: Grand County is the Colorado's 21st largest, has been around since 1874 and is home to quite a lot of water. Like many mountain areas, it share the same qualities its high-elevation peers ... More >>
"I was running down an alley, and then I heard them yell behind me, 'Mohawk, Mohawk!' There was a car parked at the end of the alley, and I was like, 'Oh, fuck.'"
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
Video below.The Colorado Division of Wildlife has declared war on dipshits -- although they're too polite to put it that way. Specifically, DOW personnel have started seeing a proliferation of videos featuring snowmobilers chasing moose -- like the clip from Grand County below, in which the a ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the anticipated demand for costly water diversion projects by 2050 -- and the conservation strategy proposed in Filling the Gap, a timely report from environmental groups. Unfortunately, most Denver residents won't read the report; most of them don't have a clue wher ... More >>
Literally hot on the heels of the destructive Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder and the Reservoir Road blaze outside Loveland, the Church's Park fire, not far from Fraser, is the latest conflagration to threaten the region. At this writing, the fire isn't at the doorstep of any structures, bu ... More >>
Max & T's.It was one of those moments when the personal and the professional collided. On Friday, my wife and I were in Grand Lake when a summer storm passed through -- so we took refuge at Max & T's Bar and Grill, where we ate a delicious lunch. Then, the next morning, I opened up my Denver ... More >>
There's plenty of food for thought on the local culinary scene, with everything from talks on healthy cuisine to overdosing on the best pizza around. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 18: Elizabeth Somer, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness: 10 Diet Secrets to Improve Your Moo ... More >>
All hail the munificence of Haze-Wowie!Afghani, OG Kush, Purple Skunk, White Widow... With so many strains to choose from at local dispensaries, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Thankfully, a variety of medical marijuana contests have popped up around Colorado recently, and they ... More >>
The Grand Huts Progressive Dinner keeps it coming.
Even those public-radio fans who financially support their favorite stations tend to despise fundraisers that eat into regularly scheduled programming -- particularly the ones that stretch out for the better part of a week, if not longer, as is usually the case at Colorado Public Radio, which is c ... More >>
If Terry Grossman lives forever, he wants you to be there to see it.
The University of Colorado led the way in 2004 -- straight to hell.
For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.
The University of Denver salutes architect emeritus Cab Childress.
Blues From the Top, SolVista Golf and Ski Ranch
Jeffco is a public-records embarrassment.
A family resort like Winter Park should have no secrets.
After years as a family-themed ski resort, Denver's mountain tries super-sizing.
Winter Park's blend of public and private interests raises control issues.
A jailhouse lawyer takes on The Man in Grand County.
Eranium made Charlie Steen rich. But the fortune became too hot to handle.
Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.
The Moffat Tunnel Commission goes out kicking and screaming.
The state had an opportunity to lock up rapist and career criminal Jack Ainsworth for good. Now it's too late.
The Moffat Tunnel Commission is almost gone, but it's not forgotten.
A DENVER COUNCILMAN QUESTIONS THE WINTER PARK LAND GIVEAWAY. THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WANTS TO EDUCATE HIM.
A NEW APPRAISAL RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEBB ADMINISTRATION'S DEALINGS WITH WINTER PARK.
HOW SILVERADO GOT THE KEY TO THIRTY ACRES OF CITY LAND AT WINTER PARK.
THE SKI RESORT TRIGGERS A POLITICAL SNOWSTORM OVER THE MOFFAT TUNNEL COMMISSION.
THE CITY'S NEGOTIATOR IN THE WINTER PARK DEAL IS IN THE NOW--HE WAS THE RESORT'S BANKER.