It's hard to understate the explosive rise of Colorado's medical marijuana industry. When Westword took an in-depth look at issue in the February 2009 article "Medical marijuana Has Become a Growth Industry in Colorado," just over 5,000 patients had been approved by the state to use marijuana -- w ... More >>
A Kristen Parker photo sure to strike a chord with Rose Medical Center patients. Outrage continues to build over Kristen Parker, a surgical tech who was formally charged in federal court yesterday with multiple counts related to the exposure of patients at Rose Medical Center to hepatitis-C. The ma ... More >>
Dan TangOn Monday, prominent Thornton restaurant owner Dan Tang pleaded not guilty to one count of money laundering, a charge that arose from his alleged involvement in a massive indoor pot-growing ring. That ring was broken up last year during Operation Fortune Cookie, a police investigation and ra ... More >>
13620 Plaster Circle in Broomfield, a former pot house now for sale. The three-bedroom, two-bath house at 13620 Plaster Circle in Broomfield currently for sale for $317,000 sounds like a pretty good place. "Updated ranch style home in very good condition," reads the online description for the 1,752 ... More >>
Meth addict, artifact thief -- or both? On June 10, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado senator) Ken Salazar announced the indictment and arrest of 24 individuals suspected of trafficking in illegally obtained artifacts in the Four Corners area. But who found these items in the first pla ... More >>
Brian Wayne Coplen.Melissa Violet Haraldson. Don't know if Brian Wayne Coplen, 24, is the most wanted man in Arapahoe County -- but representatives of the sheriff's office are going out of their way to snare him. A month after sending out a press release about Coplen's alleged complicity in a marij ... More >>
Sticky. Icky. This Saturday, the drug policy reform group Sensible Colorado is throwing its free-to-the-public fifth-anniversary bash from 6-9 p.m. at the Atlantis Community Center, 201 South Cherokee Street -- and these guys have a lot to celebrate. Three years ago, Sensible Colorado helped succes ... More >>
Brian Wayne Coplen. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office would like you to keep an eye out for Brian Wayne Coplen, who's wanted for questioning in relation to a March bust at a residence in Bennett that's suspected of being a marijuana-grow house. Either that or the more than 100 pot plants sproute ... More >>
If the Colorado Legislature can tie a debate on the death penalty to the dismal economy, no reason California can't do the same for a discussion of legalizing marijuana. "Well, I think it's not time for (legalization), but I think it's time for a debate," Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesda ... More >>
Mexicans and Englishmen arenít so far apart.
Encountering turbulence, but still flying.
Little meth house on the prairie.
An old-school indie turns the inspirational classroom drama inside out.
Jennifer Marcum's path ends and begins at Shotgun Willie's.
Pen and stink in the Jeffco jail.
From the issue of Thursday, November 24, 2005
Before Brad Braxton goes to a gangster's final destination, he has a choice to make.
Smoke and mirrors at CU.
From the week of October 21, 2004
Manson Family Values
The LIDA Project Experimental Theatre Company
From the week of September 19, 2002
A Leonard Doesn't Change His Spots
Colorado's lieutenant governor is a hard man to pin down -- no ifs, ands or butts.
Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth ó and the music industry.
The legislature redefines a public nuisance
Nick Williams, phone home -- if the INS will let you.
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
From the week of December 13, 2001
New Prohibition: A Musical History of Hemp (Viper)
The supermax snitch unit was supposed to bust prison gangs, but who was really rolling over?
Peter Boyles vs. Sam Riddle
Xavier Davis had the connections, but the FBI had his number.
Drug-using DARE graduates come clean about the program's faults.
Brandy DuVall went through hell before she died. She left no angels as witnesses.
Searching for aliens in all the right places.
A new detox program for heroin abusers storms into Denver. Methadone proponents are irked.
Two local lawmen go hunting for aliens on a top-secret stakeout.
He was the law in these parts, but now Alamosa's former DA may be one toke over the line.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law--which is why Michael Pisarck is being tossed from his apartment.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen
Ashley Gray didn't take candy from strangers. She did from her "Uncle Jon."
The anti-drug program definitely works--in trying to promote its own survival.
BLACK GAY ACTIVIST STEVE ARRINGTON MAKES A STORMY EXIT FROM AN URBAN LEAGUE APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR PEOPLE WITH AIDS.