Ska Brewing has been making its Euphoria Pale Ale since 2005, but the latest trademark dispute involving a Colorado brewery isn't likely to make anyone euphoric. On Tuesday, the Durango brewery filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, asking the agency's trial and appeal board to r ... More >>
Organizations hoping to bury unpleasant or potentially controversial news traditionally release information late Friday, in the hope that many folks already in weekend mode miss the development. A classic example: Justice Department reps chose Friday at 6:30 p.m. to inform Alex Landau that they woul ... More >>
A detailed study of Colorado's juvenile courts by a national coalition of attorneys who specialize in juvenile defense work describes the state system as plagued by turnover, case overload, confusion and judicial shortcuts that sometimes deprive the juveniles in its care of their rights -- and is mo ... More >>
In recent days, President Barack Obama has proposed new gun control laws following the Sandy Hook shooting -- and Colorado lawmakers such as Representative Rhonda Fields are backing similar measures. The trend clearly concerns Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who's now announced that his office ... More >>
Verboten Brewing, which will open its doors this weekend in Loveland, takes its name for the German word for "forbidden," and is a reference to German beer-purity laws, or Reinheitsgebot, which forbade brewers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries from using anything but water, barley and hops in ... More >>
On September 29, 2011, after the first night of the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Left Hand Brewing publicly revealed a bottled beer that its owners and brewers had spent two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to create. See also: - Strange Brewing faces a trademark threat ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
A new group called Fight Back Colorado has a message for the lawmakers who voted to kill a bill to legalize civil unions: Watch out. The group launched an effort today to defeat those legislators in November's election -- though they haven't yet named names.
Later today, the Colorado Senate is expected to formally approve a bill that would legalize civil unions. Of course, the Senate also approved a civil unions measure last year, only to see the proposal die in a House committee, with all six Republican members voting against it. Can it avoid a similar ... More >>
The Colorado Legislature has a date with cupid a day after Valentine's Day. At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Colorado Civil Union Act in the old Supreme Court Chambers. The bill would provide same-sex couples the same legal protections and ben ... More >>
Criminals aren't terribly skilled at performing a cost-benefit analysis before embarking on their disastrous ventures, which they usually end up describing as "bad choices, Your Honor." That's all the more reason judges, lawmakers, prison officials and others in the justice system ought to th ... More >>
Kathleen Chippi.In May, cannabis advocate Kathleen Chippi asked for donations to help her file a lawsuit to challenge Colorado medical marijuana regulations, which went into effect today. And while she didn't collect quite as much as she hoped, the total was enough to make the suit viable. It ... More >>
The Library of Congress has just turned on its new streaming audio service, which includes a large piece of the national archives totaling around 10,000 titles. The joint venture of Sony and the Library of Congress gives users access to many Sony-controlled recordings that have long been out of circ ... More >>
RMR logo.Visitors to Rocky Mountain Right's website can usually find conservative news and commentary -- but not right now. The home page is currently emblazoned with the phrase "Access Denied." That's because site overseer Antony Surace has temporarily blocked users to the page due to concer ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Last month, we noted that Denver Post and MediaNews Group execs weren't eager to discuss a copyright-infringement warning published by the paper. At the time, we asked these three questions: "So... what prompted the Post to rattle this saber? Are lawsuits imminent? And against ... More >>
Pamela Mencher is white.Pamela Mencher has spent eleven years working on her play -- but in some ways, she's been working on it her whole life. Born on a Lakota/Sioux reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mencher spent her formative years there and on a Blackfeet reservation in Montana dur ... More >>
Seth Brigham under arrest.Back in February, we told you about Seth Brigham's nipple-baring appearance at a Boulder City Council meeting -- a protest of sorts against a proposed nudity ordinance that would have criminalized the display of female nipples in the city. Brigham, who remained in hi ... More >>
Plants 4 Life is back to serving customers dishes like this.On Monday, we updated you onthe story of Plants 4 Life, a Castle Rock medical marijuana dispensary that had received a business license from the town only to be prevented from selling its main product because weed is illegal under fe ... More >>
Charlie Brown is the man with the plan.This morning, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown presented his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the council's Safety Committee. We live blogged the hearing; you'll find Brown's proposal at the bottom of this p ... More >>
Warren Hern, in an image from a Boulder Daily Camera video.As Patricia Calhoun pointed out earlier this morning, Boulder's Warren Hern, the last practitioner in the U.S. still doing late-term abortions, was the subject of a death threat by a Spokane, Washington, man, Donald Hertz, mere weeks ... More >>
The fireworks started early for the 4th. Early last week, we got a call from a reporter in Mankato, Minnesota, researching a story about Steve Horner, the anti-ladies night crusader who started his fight in that state (where he wound up in jail for harassing the head of Minnesota's civil rights co ... More >>
And you know who to blame: Steve Horner.
If Steve Horner gets his way, ladies could be singing the booze.
From the week of 2/22/2007
The nurse, the cop, the yegg: Fate brought them together and claimed four lives. Then the newspapers stepped in, and things really got insane.
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
The Denver Drug Court tests a formula for reclaiming addicts.
Ronnie Williams says he's being punished for trying to start a white officers' association.
As genetic testing pins down paternity issues, the definition of fatherhood gets murkier.
A jailhouse lawyer takes on The Man in Grand County.
High crimes and pissed demeanors in Arapahoe County.
Denver's entire law-enforcement community seems to think we need a bigger house. But a few holdouts say that first we need wiser law enforcement
By the time one of these investors gets his foot inside the door, your house is as good as gone.
One day, anti-stalker Michael Newell became a TV hero. But not everyone was happy about it.
A child-support check promised by an ex-husband bounces, and the authorities go after the mother.
How a Denver teacher of the year victimized a Vietnamese immigrant family.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
Already in jail awaiting trial in a murder-for-hire case, James Darnell allegedly can't stop plotting.
YOUNG DELINQUENTS CHURN OUT ARTWORK TO EARN MONEY FOR RESTITUTION.
CU WAGES A DRUG WAR OVER THE PRENATAL VITAMIN MATERNA.
HE WATCHED A CRIME FROM HIS OFFICE WINDOW. NOW THEY'RE WATCHING HIM.SHOOT TO CHILL WILL WITNESS INTIMIDATION TURN THIS ASSAULT ON THE 16TH STREET MALL INTO AN OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE?
SCAMSTERS RUN SOME NEW TRICKERY PAST THE ELDERLY.
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