The vicious cheap shot Vancouver Canuck Todd Bertuzzi put on Colorado Avalanche rookie Steve Moore back in 2004 wasn't just one of the most brutal happenings in an NHL game ever. It was also a crime: Bertuzzi eventually pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and was given a year's probation a ... More >>
Football isn't the only sport worried about head trauma, according to a recent study published by the The American Journal of Sports Medicine and co-authored by Dawn Comstock, an associate professor of epidemiology for the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education, and Research program at the Colorado ... More >>
The rivalry between your Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders runs so deep that our recent collection of Raiders suck memes only hints at the passions on both sides. But it's tough to sustain the usual level of antipathy this year -- because even though the Raiders are improving, the 2013-14 Bronc ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper's office has received 52 claim forms from victims of the Aurora theater shooting, three of which are duplicates, says spokesman Eric Brown. Yesterday was the deadline for victims to turn in forms to claim a portion of the approximately $5 million that was donated to the A ... 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 >>
For decades researchers have attempted to fathom how the "criminal mind" differs from that of the average citizen. Now it appears there's often one critical physiological difference -- a significant percentage of convicted felons may be suffering from impaired thinking because of banged-up brains.
Tomorrow night was supposed to mark the release the CD release party of Author Unknown, the new outfit featuring Mark Sundermeier, at the Toad Tavern. The show has now turned into a benefit for Sundermeier, who was involved in a major car accident a few weeks ago. The former Trampolines singer/guita ... More >>
Jay Eggleston photo by Jared Souney, via AthleteRecoveryFund.orgDenver-based BMX star Jay Eggleston, 37, was rendered unconscious during competition at the Dew Tour's Pantech Open in Ocean City on Saturday, and was sent to a nearby trauma center where a coma was medically induced. The Egglest ... More >>
Ubaldo JimenezAt this time last year, Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez was mowing down batters at a historical pace. Simply pitching with a healthy hand is now Jimenez's goal. The Rockies placed Jimenez on the fifteen-day disabled list today, in order to give the cut cuticle on his right thumb time ... More >>
The topic of concussions and NFL football players continues to make news, even in the off-season, as CNN tells the heartbreaking story today of former lineman Shane Dronett, who killed himself in 2009, three years after retiring. Dronett was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos ... More >>
Robert MelamedeIn September, Colorado's health department rejected the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a common affliction for veterans. But that doesn't mean the military and MMJ have been divorced once and for all. Cannabis Science, a Colorado Springs marij ... More >>
Patricia Smith.Cold cases from 1984 in Lakewood and Aurora have just heated up. DNA evidence now suggests that the same person who killed Patricia Louise Smith in January of that year also slew three members of the Bennett family -- parents Bruce and Debra, and their daughter Melissa, age sev ... More >>
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
From Channel 31 coverage.Yesterday, we told you about the controversy over the Coleadero Rodeo, which is slated to take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Sunday even though eleven animals were hurt, and two had to be killed, following an event at the same venue on July 18. Now, Peo ... More >>
From Channel 31 coverage.The Coleadero Rodeo, a popular Mexican rodeo, is slated to bring its form of rough and tumble entertainment to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this Sunday -- the first of several dates at the venue over the coming weeks. This despite an array of charges against the ... More >>
A Flickr photoHere's possibly the best evidence yet that something very, very wrong is occurring at Fort Carson, the giant Army base in Colorado Springs: A joint NPR and ProPublica investigation into how the military handles brain injuries has found that as many as 40 percent of Fort Carson ... More >>
Boulder cops like these see plenty of weirdness after the sun goes down.Cameron Boll, a nineteen-year old CU student, was allegedly drunk last week when he used concrete to smash the top of a Boulder Police car. But at this point, Boulder Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley doesn't know whether ... 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 >>
We're suckers for a good cause, especially if all we have to do to do good is go to a bar, have a few beers and hear some kick-ass tunes. That being the case, next Wednesday offers up a fine opportunity to do exactly that, and get in the proper mood for Halloween with the music of Devil Doll. ... More >>
The dysfunctional high-security federal penitentiary in Florence has been the scene of all sorts of gang-related mayhem, from the grisly 1999 disembowelment of inmate Joey Estrella to the 2008 racial uprising in the yard, in which guards fired on brawling prisoners and killed two (as reported ... More >>
A Flickr photo A lot of writers believe that simply stating the facts is boring -- but that depends on the facts. Take the following press release from the Englewood Police Department: Englewood -- On September 9, 2009 at 5:17pm, a 56-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the 3100 block of ... More >>
View Larger Map This just in from the Englewood Police Department: An investigation is ongoing into the death of a man found in an alley near the intersection of East Oxford Avenue and South Lincoln Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View La ... More >>
Boss Bailey. At this writing, linebacker Boss Bailey's page remains on the Denver Broncos' website -- but that won't be true for long. Yesterday, the team cut him loose. And while that makes sense (he's still rehabbing from the sort of microfracture surgery that makes comebacks slow and difficult), ... More >>
A Flickr photo Representatives of the Aurora Police Department still haven't identified the man seriously injured during an officer-involved shooting this past weekend -- although they have confirmed that he didn't shoot himself in the incident, as initially implied. Yesterday, however, the family ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
To say Mike Marchant has an angel resting on his shoulder is an understatement on par with saying our economy is sort of a bad way right now. Yesterday, Marchant, one of Denver's most talented songwriters, was hit by a car and managed to walk away from the incident having only suffered a concussion ... More >>
A new rock opera examines closeted gay love.
What a sap... A lawsuit filed by a teenager against the Denver Police Department could have an impact on officers' use of an antiquated weapon. Fourteen-year-old Anthony Fernandez alleges that he suffered serious spine and head injuries during an arrest in April when Officer Thomas Bogart struck ... More >>
Sara Ramirez on Grey's Anatomy. What did the Denver Broncos have to do with the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy? Plenty -- although the team's name was never mentioned. One of the plotlines in last night's two-hour episode involved a man who suffered a severe spinal injury in an automobile cras ... More >>
While swearing, mistimed streamers and the occasional smoke bomb may be enough to upset a few spectators at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park -- see our August 7 feature story on Colorado Rapids fans for more on that -- this kind of behavior pales in comparison to what is exhibited by soccer fans around ... More >>
Your weekend may have been great. But, whether it was a lazy celebration of comfortable couch time or an action-packed journey deep into the heart of consumer-debt darkness at the mall, you missed out if you missed either of these two shows: On Friday, Westworder Jeremy Brashaw stepped a few feet o ... More >>
This week Jason Sheehan reviews Chutney's. Photo by Mark Manger. A few years ago, while working in Albuquerque, I made one dumbass move that almost accidentally ended my cooking career -- a full three or four months before I ended it quite deliberately on my own. It was a Tuesday and things had b ... More >>
The first Right Guard Open is set to let action sports pros loose in Denver.
Critical issues overlooked by prosecutors.
Miss Audry fought the odds -- and is back on track.
In Colorado, insurance offers little protection to badly injured motorcyclists.
Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb
2001 Denver Metro Firefighter Calendar
Filmmaker puts his personal tragedy on the big screen.
A advertisment for an AIDS benefit starts a barroom brawl.
Swing dancing is Denver's llatest smash -- literally.
The NFL Players Association comes to the defense of former Bronco Jumpy Geathers.