Editor's note: Backbeat contributor Bree Davies was at Red Rocks last week when shots were fired at an SUV whose passengers included Schoolboy Q. This is her story. When I left the Flying Lotus/Nas/Schoolboy Q show last Thursday night at Red Rocks, nothing seemed particularly out of the ordinary. ... More >>
The little things often prevent a murderer from getting away with his crime, as Alfred Flores understands all too well. As we noted in a November 2012 post, one of the key bits of evidence implicating him in the slaying of 27-year-old Manuel Martinez was a piece of chewing gum. Now, Flores has plea ... More >>
In our post about the 47 homicides in Denver last year, we were unable to include a Google map showing where Manuel Martinez, 27, died last November, because the report from the Denver coroner's office didn't list a location. But now, we know much more about his head-shot slaying and the man thought ... More >>
Just a few weeks after a honk-happy Colorado driver was arrested for harassing two cyclists on an open road in Longmont, another bike rider has been victimized -- this time on a path with no cars. A barbed wire trap on a trail in South Platte Park threw a woman off her bike on Sunday in a mishap t ... More >>
Move rapidly.The spring runoff in Colorado has made recreation dangerous, with multiple drownings on the Western Slope in recent days. No fatalities in Golden yet due to fast water. But fire fighters there responded to multiple rapids-related emergency calls yesterday, including one that co ... More >>
The Lucky Strike Bar at Mr. Biggs, in a photo from the center's website.Art Cormier's name has popped up plenty of times in Westword over the years. Take this 2005 piece about the Regency Hotel, a once-elegant joint turned into a nexus for neighborhood complaints under Cormier's ownership. N ... More >>
Lucky Strike Bar at the Mr. Biggs in LittletonArt Cormier's name has popped up plenty of times in Westword -- in our stories about the Regency Hotel ,and most recently in a post about Amazing Jake's, the funplex in Aurora where Cormier tried to revive the scene he had going in northwest Denve ... More >>
A Flickr photo So you want to set some shit off this weekend? Because different jurisdictions have different rules, fireworks that may be perfectly lawful on one block may be illegal on the next. Most items that neither explode nor leave the ground are permissible in Colorado. But in Wheat Ridge, a ... More >>
These troubled teens found themselves at Lost and Found. But now the program is finding itself out of options.
The University of Colorado led the way in 2004 -- straight to hell.
When your private parts become public, it's hard not to be a dick.
From the week of April 11, 2002
Jeffco is a public-records embarrassment.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
Sheriff's departments across Colorado choose not to remain silent about raves.
The son also rises...
KMGH's general manager gives viewers a piece of her mind.
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
Radio personalities that really go the distance.
Bob Enyart is pro-life, pro-death (penalty) and anti-gay, and now he wants to take over the country.
The brewery may have gone too far in trying to prevent sexual harassment.
Local TV news stations have a 'copter clash.
The media go on a Columbine rampage.
Crossing the line on Rebel Hill...
Much of what we think we know about Columbine is wrong.
Do newspapers and the Anti-Defamation League have anything in common?
Two local lawmen go hunting for aliens on a top-secret stakeout.
Her grandmother will never forget the day Venus Montoya died. And she will never forgive her killers.
Notorious Denver informant Mark Tibbs has finked his way through a lot of cases. But can he talk his way out of this one?
A private investigator tracks a toxic trail through Arvada.
CATCH THE COURTROOM CONCLUSION TO THIS REAL-LIFE COP DRAMA.
POLICE WORK CAN BE A REAL GAMBLE IN COLORADO'S GAMING TOWNS.