Last week, we noted that six people had died in western-state avalanches since February 8, with Governor John Hickenlooper issuing a statement that highlighted the danger of additional slides. Unfortunately, a group of skiers in Lake County didn't heed these warnings. Seven of them ventured into an ... More >>
When Lauralee Grauman last appeared in our Schmuck of the Week archive, back in October 2012, shortly after she was busted in Canon City following a cross-country crime spree, she was a supporting player rather than a star. But this time around, we're promoting Grauman, who was recently sentenced f ... More >>
You've just escaped from jail. Where you gonna go? Probably not a community described as "a town in the middle of nowhere with 36,000 souls and thirteen prisons, one of which is Supermax, the new 'Alcatraz' of America. A prison town where even those living on the outside live on the inside." But tha ... More >>
What does it say about the U.S.A. in 2011 that our Postal Service accidentally used the replica Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas rather than the real thing as a model for its stamp honoring Lady Liberty's 125th anniversary? For one thing, it says we Americans love our landmarks so much that we ... More >>
Today's lesson, students, is a reminder that things you see in movies may not be quite as amusing if you try to reenact them in real life. Take the Taser scene from The Hangover, on view above. Hilarious! Rob Riggle has never been more funnier (or funny at all, frankly). But the thirty Lake County ... More >>
In "Leadville 'Disaster' Declaration Releases Cascade of Dissent," published by the Rocky Mountain News on February 25, staffer Todd Hartman reports that a recent announcement about the dangers of toxic water collected in a closed mine tunnel near Leadville was a carefully orchestrated affair conduc ... More >>
Before there was Kobe Bryant, there was Kobe, Colorado. Guess which one disappeared.
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Need some special-interest legislation? Here's how this year's session measures up
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.