• Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Federal Boulevard Taco Trade Carries on Despite Meth Bust

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced yesterday that numerous law enforncement agencies had coordinated to swoop in and seize over 55 pounds of methamphetamine, netting 17 indictments in the process. Of those, Maria Arellano is accused of selling meth out of her taco trailer, El Paisa Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Police killing of Raymond Garcia justified despite 17 shots fired, 7 hits, DA says

    Last month, we reported about the police killing of a "customer" during a prostitution sting in Greeley. Now, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has released a letter about the incident in which he details why he feels the shooting of the man, 31-year-old Raymond Garcia, was justified. The docu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Photos: See the fourteen people arrested in $450K meth ring bust

    Meth suspects, like every other arrestee in these United States, is innocent until proven guilty, and that's the way it should be. But most of us have noticed that in booking photos, those accused of such crimes tend to look, well, rough. That's certainly the case for the fourteen people fitted wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Jeffrey Johnston, ex-cop, pleads guilty to distributing ecstasy

    In July, we published an item headlined "Jeffrey Johnston, veteran Littleton cop -- and ecstasy dealer on the side?" The answer to that question is "yes." And the person confirming it is Johnston himself. The now-former officer has pleaded guilty to two charges in relation to his bust earlier this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Marijuana home grows danger study not timed to hurt Amendment 64, pot opponent says

    On Monday, before Amendment 64's proponents lost a court case over excised Blue Book language, and prior to Governor John Hickenlooper announcing his opposition to the measure, law enforcement officials held a press conference touting a study about the dangers of marijuana grows. Was the latter part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Gary Lee Holman: Woman and toddlers must be decontaminated after meth and pot bust

    When Larimer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Fort Collins home this past weekend, they thought they would be investigating a domestic violence case. But they got much more than they bargained for in relation to Gary Lee Holman -- including a pot grow and enough meth to require a woman and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Anthony Harvey, home decor expert -- and drug-ring leader, claims indictment (VIDEOS)

    Big pic below.​Decorative Concrete Finishes' Anthony Harvey is the star and narrator of videos on his YouTube channel in which he and his crew reveal how an average backyard can be transformed into a showplace; see examples below. However, his current spotlight time doesn't focus on his skills ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Colorado Meth Project: Our suggestions for its new online campaign (Hey, Ted Haggard!)

    Crank bugs, illustrated.​The Colorado Meth Project, which has been scaring the crap out of children since 2009, is back with -- you guessed it! -- some more scary stuff. Along with seven other states that have programs funded by the national Meth Project Foundation, it's launched a new online ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Michael McCullar, 11 others, sentenced in violent Adams County meth ring (PHOTOS)

    Big pics below.​How many addicts does it take to make a meth ring profitable? Fewer than you might think. According to the Seventeenth Judicial District DA's office, a group of a dozen just-sentenced dealers and compatriots, led by Michael McCullar, are thought to have regularly serviced betwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Ramon Chavez, Gabriel Farias-Chavez accused in 50 lb. per month meth ring using car batteries

    Ramon Chavez.​Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced the bust of an alleged nine-member drug ring, in which suspects such as Ramon Chavez and Gabriel Farias-Chavez are said to have transported up to fifty pounds of meth per month from Mexico into Colorado. Their storage container ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Drug ring in Boulder County: 17 indicted for meth, cocaine, to Stan Garnett's delight

    Stan Garnett.​Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who's challenging John Suthers for the job of Colorado Attorney General, was able to burnish his law-and-order credentials today via the actions of a grand jury, which just handed down a 127-count, seventeen-person indictment aimed at a Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Operation Coronado and the La Familia bust: The Western Slope is Breaking Bad

    This, my friends, is what three pounds of meth looks like.​I'm a proud native of the Western Slope, and when I grew up in Grand Junction, the main substance we had to worry about was uranium. Those were the days. Now, reports about meth busts are the opposite of unusual -- although few can com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Is meth fueling artifact thefts?

    Meth addict, artifact thief -- or both? On June 10, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado senator) Ken Salazar announced the indictment and arrest of 24 individuals suspected of trafficking in illegally obtained artifacts in the Four Corners area. But who found these items in the first pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Welcome back, Ronald F. Thrasher

    Betcha there's one of these babies in Mr. Thrasher's future. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ronald F. Thrasher, formerly of Colorado Springs, has been on the run for the past fourteen years. That's not entirely true: He's probably rested a time or two since 1995, when he fled custody befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Today is the last day to weigh in on Denver's dog parks... and Denver's dog poop

    A Flickr photo.Doggie love-fest at the park. Hey, dog lovers. Hey, dog haters. Hey, dog-poop haters and uh, dog-poop lovers. You have until 5:30 p.m. today to answer the city's 44-question dog park survey and help determine the future of Denver's fledgling canine hangouts. Not to mention the futu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Denver Blogs: If only oil derricks had meeting halls ...

    Every day, we surf the Internet so you don't have to. You still do, obviously, but you don't have to. Send tips to Bush Administration is fast-tracking a new "roadless rule" to "protect" Colorado's forestland. This can't be good. (Colorado Independent)A CU forum about break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Shmuck: The Obama plotters

    Bad movies lead to bad plots. What do you get when you cross a wanted criminal, underage girls, methamphetamines, wigs, guns, body armor, the Democratic National Convention and The Bodyguard (with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner)? A plot to kill Barack Obama. And yet, police say the plans to a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Talib Kweli

    Friday, February 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007
  • News

    June 28, 2007

    You Do the Meth

    Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Fighting the Biggest Epidemic in the Gay Community Since AIDS

    Rod Rushing has switched from using the Internet as a tool to find meth-fueled sex to using it as a tool to fight meth-fueled sex, the biggest epidemic facing the gay community since AIDS. Rushing is coordinating the Mile High Meth Project, a new support network being built up to curb the explosive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Meth America

    "Our data indicates that the rate of methamphetamine use has doubled in the last five years," Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said at the release of the first Methamphetamine Task Force Report yesterday. And for the gay community, that estimate could be low. While meth use is soaring every ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 12/14/2006

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Of Meth and Men

    The drug fuels gay parties -- but the party was almost over before Rod finally found help.

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Let the Buyer Beware

    Little meth house on the prairie.

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Follow That Story

    Built for Speed

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Year Long Disaster

    Wednesday, December 21, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    The Maverick

    Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 11, 2003

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Toxic Shock

    Starting a meth lab takes little skill or cash. The cleanup is another story.

  • Music

    May 30, 2002


    Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth and the music industry.

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    A Mile High and Rising

    The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Public Nuisance No. 1

    Possession is nine-tenths of the law--which is why Michael Pisarck is being tossed from his apartment.

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Live Fast, Die Young

    She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen