Five years ago today, we have a pretty good idea where you were -- watching TV coverage of a balloon floating over a wide swath of Colorado, supposedly with a young Fort Collins boy named Falcon Heene inside. As we soon learned, Falcon, promptly dubbed "Balloon Boy," wasn't inside what his father, ... More >>
If you've seen the billboards around town for Odysseo, which opens on Wednesday, September 17, in the Pepsi Center parking lot, then you know that tastemeister Larry King says this horse-and-acrobat extravaganza "surpasses the world's greatest shows." In fact, there's a lot of hyperbole surrounding ... More >>
If you're afraid that your kids' entertainment isn't sufficiently weird, there's help out there. The second season of Gravity Falls kicks off August 1 on the Disney Channel (don't let that scare you off!), and there's no better way to indoctrinate your kids into the world of the surreal and strange ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about a lawsuit against the Denver Broncos and its owner, Pat Bowlen, after police twice ejected a Cannabis University vehicle from a Mile High Stadium parking lot, allegedly because the word "cannabis" was printed on it. The complaint has already been amended once. B ... More >>
Duane Chapman.You might recall the hubbub back in 2009 when news broke that Duane "Dog" Chapman and his Dog the Bounty Hunter crew had apparently been shot at while attempting to apprehend a bail jumper in Colorado Springs. But now, the man arrested following the April 21, 2009 incident is su ... More >>
It's been a big week in the inexcusable career resurgence of Chris Brown. Rihanna allowed her restraining order against him to be eased. Apparently someone sitting on some unreleased photos of the damage Brown inflicted on his former girlfriend thought this would be a good opportunity to shar ... More >>
Adam Carolla comes to Denver this weekend to perform some visual-aided stand-up. Carolla, who is most famous for his stints on Love Line and The Man Show, now runs a daily podcast and last year released a book, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks. We talked to him before the shows about how h ... More >>
For those of us that hate outdoor activities, winter is the best time of year, because most things happen indoors. None of those pesky barbecues or the guilt that comes from sitting inside all day when it's a lovely 80 degrees out. We've got plenty of pleasant indoor activities going on this ... More >>
FCI EnglewoodDisgraced ex-lawman Michael Corona, a former hot property in California Republican circles and once dubbed "America's Sheriff" by an admiring Larry King, has lost his appeal on corruption charges and may soon be one of the more celebrated inmates at Federal Correctional Instituti ... More >>
Falcon Heene heaving.Balloon Boy alert!: Richard Heene, Falcon Heene and the whole Heene gang have reportedly moved from their home in Fort Collins to Bradenton, Florida, where paterfamilias Dick is said to be working in construction, not starring in the TV-reality show of his (deflated) drea ... More >>
"On second thought, you guys should pay me!"We knew Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene wouldn't go away quietly. But with the help of attorney David Lane, he's managing to make noise even while serving a jail sentence for pretending that his son, Falcon, had floated away in an inflatable silver ch ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Remember that beautiful day in October when Balloon Boy Falcon Heene puked on the Today Show as his dad, Richard Heene, tried to convince America that the entire fiasco involving his runaway "experimental craft" had been genui ... More >>
You knew Richard Heene had to have a helluva nerve (or severe brain damage) to even attempt to pull off his now-infamous October stunt -- insisting that his son, Falcon Heene, was inside an inflatable silver chef's hat that floated away from his Fort Collins home. But even the guilty pleas he and h ... More >>
Jeff Peckman is ready for more close-ups.Good news, Denverites! Next year (probably in August), you'll get a chance to vote on UFOlogist Jeff Peckman's ballot measure to create an "extraterrestrial affairs commission." Denver Clerk and Recorder Stephanie O'Malley has confirmed that Peckman's ... More >>
"This is part of Ted's journey," Gayle Haggard told a reporter. "It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue." Of the Haggards' bank account, if nothing else. Three years ago Ted Haggard, then pastor of the New Life Church and head of the National Association of Evangeli ... More >>
Amid all the revelations connected with Ted Haggard's attempted resurrection on HBO and Oprah, the accusations of payoffs involving yet another young man lusted after by the former pastor ("Watch the KRDO report featuring Ted Haggard's latest accuser"), and assorted other sordidness, a greater bit o ... More >>
The maestro is back in town for the first time since being shot in Denver.
Media types are suckers for anniversary stories. Even if it's the anniversary of a homicide, which just sounds so...wrong. What are we celebrating, exactly? On Tuesday it will be ten years since the death of JonBenet Ramsey. There have already been a couple of prime-time recaps of the crime, an ... More >>
CNN's Larry King loves Colorado -- or at least Colorado newsmakers. Over the years, he's done more shows related to the JonBenet Ramsey murder than anyone this side of Greta Van Susteren, and he's regularly visited by Focus on the Family's James Dobson, probably because King is less likely to ask ab ... More >>
The world doesn't get more real than this: While last Wednesday's premiere of The Real World: Denver featured, among other things, same-sex kissing in a LoDo hot tub, getting face time with Larry King a few channels away was Focus on the Family's James Dobson, offering his first public take on the T ... More >>
From the week of November 2, 2006
Get this: Journalists, and journalism professors, behaving badly.
If the increasingly pathetic saga of John Mark Karr proves anything, it's this: A media obsessive can stretch his fifteen minutes of fame to twenty, or even half an hour, if he can manage to portray himself as a victim of the media attention he seeks yet claims to despise. Fingered by CU professor ... More >>
The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.
JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.
Colorado is hot. Too hot.
God's Trombones makes sweet music.
Kobe could join some heavy-hitting all-stars wearing striped uniforms.
Three new stations attempt to woo audiences turned off by Denver radio.
War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.
Without apology, Bob Crane's son shows the world Hogan's privates.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
Gimme a guv lite
Boulder Community TV is at war with one of its flakiest producers. Guess who's winning?
A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.
Or does it? When it comes to Landmark Education corporation, there's no meeting of the minds.
REPORTERS BETTER WATCH OUT. THEY BETTER NOT POUT. SANTA CLAUS HAS COME TO TOWN.