The fifth annual VegFest, a vegan-centered fair to promote health and environment awareness, put down roots at the The Jefferson County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Advocates and practitioners of the plant-based diet and lifestyle gathered to enjoy vegan and vegetarian food, cooking demos and more. ... More >>
Pop icon Barry Manilow is donating a new Yamaha piano to launch an instrument drive for Jefferson County Public Schools, who is partnering with The Manilow Music Project, which provides musical instruments to high schools and middle schools as well as provides music scholarships at universities thro ... More >>
Given the number of serious crimes that are committed in these parts, shoplifters don't typically get a great deal of attention. But a man wanted in Jefferson County is an exception to this rule, thanks to the volume of thefts he's allegedly committed, but also for what he's accused of snatching. T ... More >>
If the Jefferson County DA's office is right, some of the sixteen people indicted in a drug ring bust weren't satisfied with dealing meth and cocaine. They were also allegedly involved with an illegal cockfighting operation featuring seventy roosters plus accoutrements that allowed the birds to slas ... More >>
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... More >>
There are a lot of unlikely offenses that can land a person in jail -- like, for instance, referring to one of your college professors as "Junius Puke" online. But did you know that failing to buy a license for your dog could also win you a room in the Crossbar Hotel? Matt Townshend didn't -- until ... More >>
Many law enforcement agencies across the state compile and update their own most-wanted-criminals list -- and the one maintained by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office demonstrates the distressingly widespread and commonplace nature of domestic violence. All twelve people on its current list -- el ... More >>
After months of negotiations put in gear by Governor John Hickenlooper and Don Hunt, his head of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Golden has definitely put the brakes on a deal that would have had that town sign off on plans for the Jefferson Parkway -- in exchange for $57 million in trans ... More >>
Around the time students were returning to school this year, we shared a collection of bizarre classroom posters from the '70s -- discussion starters that often asked existential questions like, "What can you do when no one seems to care?" Now, as we ready for Thanksgiving break, here's a sequel, st ... 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 >>
Bruco Eastwood (transforming forces not pictured).Jefferson County authorities didn't want to release the arrest affidavit for Bruco Eastwood, the man accused of shooting two students at Deer Creek Middle School last month. So kudos to the Denver Post and Channel 9 for going to court to force ... More >>
The owner of Footprints Health made tracks -- to lawyer Lauren Davis.The owner of Footprints Health & Wellness was confused by the rationale used by Jefferson County when it tried to shutter his dispensary, as he conceded in an interview last week. That makes sense to his attorney, Lauren Da ... More >>
Blake Benson rocks his Nobama duds.Conservatives like to portray the American Civil Liberties Union as a bunch of dangerous lefties with a decidedly progressive agenda rather than principles that transcend the politics of the moment. But that argument was dinged today, when the ACLU's Colora ... More >>
Linda Trabucco.Why on earth would a female high-school teacher want to boink a male student? After all, teenage boys are typically terrible conversationalists, are prone to doing stupid things (and then doing them again), and have terrible skin. And who cares if a stiff breeze can give them a ... More >>
The Chatfield High School logo.Just got a call from one of my daughters, who attends Chatfield High School in unincorporated Jefferson County. She wanted me to know that the school had been evacuated amid freshman orientation today (she's a junior, but she served as a freshman mentors) due to ... More >>
Courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office"My name is Sonar. Can I move in?"Want a horse? How about sixteen of them -- plus a donkey? If so, representatives of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office would like to bend your ear. The JCSO has been awarded ownership of the animals, which w ... More >>
Would you like to sniff the cork? Today in Cafe Society: • Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings. • Guess where I'm drinking? • Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up. • And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is... • Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. The just-published blog "Former Enemies Penny Parker and Bill Husted Finding Ways to Co-Exist at the Denver Post" describes the intriguing repercussions of changes at the broadsheet since the closure of the Rocky Mountain News -- and plenty more are on the way. Earlier tod ... More >>
At last, the saga ends. In two previous blogs, I recounted my attempts to vote in the November 7 election. The first noted that three out of four voting machines at my Jefferson County polling station weren't functioning on the big day, forcing me to opt for a provisional ballot; after filling it o ... More >>
In an election day blog, I recounted my personal voting tale, which involved a Jeffco polling station at which three out of four voting machines weren't working. In the end, I opted to mark my choices on a provisional ballot, and when I handed it in, the nice election worker there tore off a stub, p ... More >>
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
From the week of August 19, 2004
A few digits could cause a big shift for north Denver postal customers.
Ten questions for the legislature's Columbine committee.
Community groups and broadcasters widen their battle over proposed tower construction.
A year after a Yuletide protest, one alleged Santa vandal is indicted and an activist-spokesman is freed.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
In the rush to ban sex offenders, cities and counties may inadvertently be creating more of them down the line.
In Jefferson County, vasectomies are quick, cheap and cool.
Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.
Jeffco's plans to pave a short stretch of Colorow Road leave residents fuming.
NEED A TAX BREAK FOR THE NEW YEAR? CONSIDER RAISING BEES, DONKEYS, HAY OR, AS A LAST RESORT, A STINK WITH THE COUNTY ASSESSOR.TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE? FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPER SEEKING A TAX BREAK, THAT'S NO QUESTION. BUT TAXPAYERS GET STUNG.
WITH DEVELOPERS RUSHING IN, ROCKY FLATS ISN'T GROUND ZERO ANYMORE.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.