Last month, we told you about the police killing at a Denver funeral home of Ryan Ronquillo, a suspected car thief who was slated to attend the viewing of a deceased friend. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has now released a decision letter -- see it below -- declaring the shoot justified. ... More >>
Had we not already designated police-car swiper Dustin Guinn as our latest Schmuck of the Week earlier today, John David Martinez would seemingly have qualified. After all, he's accused of robbing a bank while wearing a shirt with his name on it. But a closer look at the police report prepared for ... More >>
For the past six months or so, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office says William Amaya was renting a room from his aunt and uncle, Mayra Lorena Lopez, 40, and Eliseo Lopez, 42. But now, both of them are dead, leaving their teenage sons orphans -- and Amaya is being held in relation to the crime. Here's ... More >>
Michael Clapper, 24, made headlines in 2011 after being at the center of Occupy Denver's eviction from Civic Center Park -- a police action that ended in flames, arrests and Tebowing. Now he's making news of a different, and particularly vile, sort. He's one of two men arrested and charged in the a ... More >>
As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
The rape and murder of Lisa Kimmell, aka "Lil Miss," was one of the most shocking and brutal crimes of its era -- the subject of multiple television shows and a book written by her mom that traces heartbreak over the course of more than a decade. The killer of Denver-based Kimmell, Dale Eaton, is o ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about bizarre threats made against Catholics and Mormons in Fort Collins, allegedly by a self-declared "Islamic jihadist" driving in a car with the words "Fuck DHS" scrawled on the side in spray paint; see our previous coverage below. Since then, the story has only go ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you that Warren Watson had been captured in Idaho after being named a person of interest in the slaying of Lakewood family attorney Claudia Miller; see our previous coverage in its entirety below. Now, a grand jury has named Watson in eighteen charges, including ... More >>
Update: The brutal hit-and-run that took place during the wee hours of Sunday, March 3, near the Maxim Lounge and Pho 96, both located close to the intersection of Federal and Mississippi, was originally said to have injured three people, two critically. But in the wake of our previous coverage, on ... More >>
A colleague of the CU-Boulder history professor hospitalized after pranksters fed her a pot brownie stressed the seriousness of the incident by noting the bad things that could have happened if the prof had driven afterward. But this scenario wasn't hypothetical in the case of two Boulder cops recen ... More >>
Tacos y Salsas has been a hit since the original opened on Federal Boulevard six years ago -- and since then, this homegrown chain has spread out across the metro area, with more than a half-dozen locations in the metro area now open. Not, however, the Aurora location at 2284 South Chambers Road. T ... More >>
My first real experience with cannabis genetics involved smuggled Northern Lights seeds from the Picasso coffee shop in Amsterdam. Though I was just a kid and what I grew wasn't anything to brag about, the experience gave me a new love for the plant.
Photo courtesy of John May'72 Chevy CamaroEvery artist has their quirk -- an obsession within their own work. For John May, that obsession is seeing his reflection on the door of a newly painted car. "I take pictures that are reflection pictures, and they have my reflection in them," he says. ... More >>
Robot Prom is just two days away, which means you'll need to get your metalic ass in gear if you want to have the most radical costume of the night -- or for Halloween two weeks later. To help you out, we've compiled the best DIY robot costumes we could find online (with instructions). So get ... More >>
Amelia Earhart's Gold Bug Kissel. When I visited the Forney Museum of Transportation yesterday, the opening day for the Phenomenal Ford Falcon exhibition, I took an eight-year-old boy with me because no one is tougher to keep entertained. Upon leaving he turned to me and said, "That place was ... More >>
Williams.Last December, Senator Suzanne Williams was involved in a crash in Texas that killed Brianna Gomez, who was pregnant. Last month, a grand jury declined to indict Williams, who currently faces three tickets in the incident, even though a Texas Highway Patrol report on view below recom ... More >>
YO LA TENGO at #WMS11 | 06.18.11"After two or three songs, Ira Kaplan said there were notes all over the stage saying not to use profanity and that if that were the case, they had nothing left to play."
Williams.In December, state senator Suzanne Williams got into a crash in Texas that killed Brianna Gomez, who was seven months pregnant; the baby survived. Her attorney, David Lane, argued that the accident, while tragic, shouldn't result in an indictment against Williams, and this month, a g ... More >>
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
Near the scene of the crime.At about 1 a.m. this morning, representatives of the Littleton Police Department received multiple reports about gunfire at the Parkland Square apartment complex, near the border between Littleton and Englewood. A thus-far-undetermined number of these shots hit a ... More >>
Gabriel Jones That was quick. For those of you not eagerly lapping up every vague clue coming from the Arcade Fire camp, allow us to bring you up to speed. May 15: The band posts a virtual postcard (the front of which you see above) saying they're just finishing pressing their new 12-inch. ... More >>
Clay Rush during his AFL playing days.In recent years, the dangers of concussions has finally begun to receive serious attention across the sporting landscape. But a complaint filed in Denver District Court last week (read it here) alleges that this belated shift didn't take place in time to ... More >>
Girls, Magic Kids, Smith Westerns Wednesday, February 10 Bluebird Theater Girls Christopher Owens has guided Girls through any number of seeming contradictions during their set at the Bluebird. Such as: taking the Beach Boys "Little Honda," borrowing a guitar line here and a bass line there ... More >>
There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.
Three strikes and Colorado's out.
For this fifteen-year-old, it's been a long road to home.
Can councilman Paul Lopez reconcile his anti-city government past with his establishment future?
July 17th, 2007 Riverside Hotel Ho Chi Mihn City (Saigon) District 1 Esteemed Editor, If you recall, this whole caper started off two months ago with a bunk tip from a blackjack dealer in Vegas regarding a cousin connection in Iraq. My intention to provide our news organization with a set of eyes ... More >>
The MCA follows up its summer extravaganza with the perfect chaser.
Everyone loves a man in uniform. Especially Brett Allen Andrews.
The Street Soldierz feel the need for speed.
Jake Plummer didn't need any more bad press -- but he sure as hell got some anyway. His alleged role in what's been characterized as a road rage incident filled news pages and airwaves yesterday; thus far, the coverage shows no sign of waning. It does appear to be getting weirder, though. This morni ... More >>
Truth is stranger than fiction -- and even reality TV.
Fame has its price for Video Professor John Scherer -- and he's eager to pay.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
From the week of November 21, 2002
After years of four-by-four play, two off-roaders decide it's time to ride together.
Denver's Grand Prix offered a vroom with a view.
Who keeps an eye on Colorado's car dealers? The dealers themselves.