Earlier today, we told you about the death of a Jefferson County deputy after his motorcycle was struck by Kenneth Hosch, age 83. And another weekend incident further underscores the vulnerability of two-wheeled vehicles on roadways. On Saturday, cyclist Ernesto Wiedenbrug, 46, was killed in a hit- ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about a shooting at the Indian Hills home of Bruce and Maggie Leiman that left two people dead; see previous coverage below. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has now released the names of those who died: Maggie and Bruce's son Robert Leiman, who's believed to hav ... More >>
In April 2012, as captured by a Denver Post video on view below, staff members at the paper learned about Craig F. Walker winning the Pulitzer Prize for photography while gathered around director of photography John Sunderland's computer. The image suggests that Sunderland was viewed as the veteran ... More >>
The Denver coroner's office has identified the University of Denver student killed in an overnight auto-pedestrian crash as Wilson King, twenty. He's originally from Winnetka, Illinois, and his LinkedIn profile lists him as planning to graduate in 2015. We found a fairly recent YouTube video featu ... More >>
In some ways, it's appropriate that Richard Howard Craft, a disgraced former Greeley pastor, was sentenced to federal prison on April Fools' Day. Then again, "fool" is too mild a term for Craft given what he's admitted to doing. And frankly, "schmuck" doesn't really cut it, either, although it'll d ... More >>
Only a few hours after Jeremy Wilson was killed near the intersection of 26th and Bryant, another possible homicide victim was discovered on the 8600 block of East Dry Creek Road in Arapahoe County. The woman who died has just been identified as Mae Kuroki, age 81. And the person who's been taken ... More >>
Franklin Sain, the government contractor arrested last week after sending racist and sexist e-mails to Representative Rhonda Fields, a prominent backer of gun-control legislation (see our previous coverage below), has now been formally charged with two counts, including harassment-ethnic intimidatio ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about the skiing accident that took the life of Natalie Egleston, a Philadelphia-based executive, during a visit to Aspen Mountain. She was struck by another skier, subsequently identified as Virginia Chen, age 53. The district attorney with jurisdiction in Aspen inv ... More >>
The subject of guns can inflame emotions. But Colorado Springs-based Franklin Sain is accused of letting those passions get out of control. He's been formally accused of harassment and more via e-mails sent to Representative Rhonda Fields, a gun-control advocate whose son was murdered, including one ... More >>
Update: We've now got more information about the passing of Philadelphia's Natalie Egleston, who died Monday while skiing with friends on Aspen Mountain -- the third official skiing-related death at a Colorado resort this season. Egleston was reportedly standing in place when she was struck by anot ... More >>
Hollywood loves stories about psychiatrists and patients drawn into love matches during their shared time together -- much of it involving a couch. But the folks at the Colorado Springs Police Department aren't nearly as charmed by the concept. Just ask Dr. Janice Husted, who's been arrested for all ... More >>
How did faculty and staff at the University of Colorado, where accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was a neuroscience student, react the morning of July 20? We've put together a timeline of e-mails culled from the 3,800 released this week by CU. The e-mails, which you can read below, are fro ... More >>
Update below: The hit-and-run death of Dan Peterson earlier this year has increased the focus on car-versus-bicycle accidents -- a major theme of Sam Levin's feature "On a Roll." The latest incident of this type, a crash in Cherry Creek North, took the life of Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, 23, a recent Colu ... More >>
Zoey Ripple, the recent CU graduate who was shot after wandering into the wrong home, may have been under the influence of a date-rape drug in addition to alcohol, her attorney maintains. Nonetheless, Ripple -- recently featured in a 20/20 report about drunk walking -- has pleaded guilty to first-de ... More >>
Zoey Ripple, the recent CU graduate who was shot after drunkenly wandering into the wrong home, has now been formally charged with first-degree trespassing. That's a felony, and it carries a potential penalty of up to five years in stir. But signals from Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett sugge ... More >>
Update: Many questions remain in the matter of Zoey Ripple, the CU grad who was shot after entering the wrong house -- an incident detailed in our original coverage below. But we've got more answers thanks to Boulder Police's release of an arrest affidavit, seen here, which quotes her as saying that ... More >>
Update: A just-released indictment related to Operation Sweet Leaf, in which 25 metro-area marijuana grows were raided, names 22-year-old Jordan Buehrer as the alleged ringleader of the scheme -- although Buehrer's LinkedIn profile suggests another name. The bare-bones page lists him as the owner o ... More >>
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is about to give exclusive rights to the government-owned patent on marijuana to a single pharmaceutical company based in New York -- a state that doesn't even recognize medical marijuana as a valid therapy.Think that's unfair, fellow Colorado m ... More >>
Neighbors can be scary, shrill, suffocating things. They listen to country radio, smoke on your shared patio, leave passive-aggressive notes about how you parked your Yaris, and borrow eggs almost as often as they "borrow" your copy of the New York Times. But no matter how often you interact ... More >>
Shipley.Jeremy Shipley reportedly did something a lot of us do at one time or another -- got a little tipsy, then discovered he'd locked himself out of his apartment and tried to climb in a window. Problem is, said window was on the fourth floor. He soon fell and died afterward -- but from a ... More >>
Stem cell research comes with a generous handful of misconceptions. The first, of course, is that the science deals entirely with embryonic cells. The second, it would seem, is that it's difficult. Within the next three weeks, IntelliCell, a publicly traded stem cell research company, will op ... More >>
2003's Myspace Face of the YearAs it stands, my social networking career came to fruition and subsequently peaked with Myspace. For this reason, I use as much room in this weekly column talking about the rotting News Corp carcass as I can, constantly reliving my heyday as a late-blooming web ... More >>
Big pics below.The alleged conspiracy that led to the Keene Ranch murders of Amara Wells and Robert Rafferty Jr. has just grown larger. Already arrested were Christopher Wells, Amara's ex, plus a trio of his co-workers from a Colorado Springs car dealership. Now, Krystal Kurcz and Megan Cassi ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Update below: On Friday, we told you about multiple arrests in an alleged drug ring in which participants are accused of using medical marijuana documents as cover. Among those busted was Laura Vanwormer, co-owner of Colorado CHRONIX, a meet-up group based in Fort Collins.
Mario Solis-Marich.Last Friday, AM 760 afternoon-drive host Mario Solis-Marich spent part of his broadcast talking up Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Randy Parraz, who'll be facing John McCain in November. Indeed, he even encouraged Colorado listeners to contribute to Parraz's campaign, f ... More >>
Colorado connections make these reality TV shows more fun to watch.
Mark Huebner at his most delectable. Jillian Harris, a 29-year-old restaurant designer from Vancouver, Canada, was given an especially brutal heave-ho by Jason Mesnick on the last season of The Bachelor -- a move so nasty that Colorado's own Bachelorette prize, Ryan Sutter, felt compelled to weigh ... More >>
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