Like many reporters, I've written plenty of stories about guns over the years. But I'd never fired one -- not a real one, anyhow. A gun-owning friend thought that was wrong given what I do for a living and set out to change it in a big way -- by arranging a training session for me with a semi-autom ... More >>
On a day when representatives of more than fifty county sheriffs will hold a news conference announcing a lawsuit against Colorado's new gun-control laws comes a tragic reminder of how dangerous semi-automatic weapons can be -- even to those who own them. The victim: Anastasia Adair, 22, who appear ... More >>
Denver blog posts understand completely. Denver Egotist promotes a USA Pro Cycling Challenge poster contest. Does the poster seen here look like a winner to you? Coyote Gulch offers the latest drought assessment. Square State's Zappatero: If only the two year old had an AR-15....
In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, Governor John Hickenlooper said it was too soon to talk about gun control. He remained virtually silent until, in a Thursday interview calling for a debate on the topic. One day later, the unimaginable shooting in Connecticut that claimed th ... More >>
Update below: During a just-completed news conference about last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was asked by numerous national reporters to confirm reports that accused gunman James Holmes had ... More >>
James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspect in the Aurora theater shooting, legally bought four guns at metro gun shops in the last sixty days, Aurora police Chief Dan Oates said at a press conference tonight. Holmes also bought more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition off the Internet, Oates said, including ... More >>
Brian Gansmann has been in the food-marketing business for more than two decades, a career that includes a stint on the creative team that came up with the porkerific slogan "The Other White Meat." So he knew what to do when he was first diagnosed with celiac disease: He went to the library to lear ... More >>
Boulder author Dan Baum is a gun owner, and his most recent work, a companion piece to his upcoming book Guns Gone Wild that was released as a Kindle Single, makes an argument that most gun owners would seemingly support: that the AR-15 rifle is fun, a beacon of hope in a sinking gun market that doe ... More >>
FlickrWhat to get that special someone on Valentine's Day? Candy and flowers are so played out -- so how about a hand grenade? Granted, we don't know for certain that the grenade found at Colorado Springs' Memorial Park yesterday morning was intended as a gift. But it was wrapped -- in duct t ... More >>
Kevin Grimsinger.Last week, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente decried the health department's rejection of a petition to add post traumatic stress order to conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. Along the way, he specifically cited Kevin Grimsinger, a veteran who'd become the po ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
The Capitol steps have been busy places lately, playing host to everything from announcements about breathable plutonium at Rocky Flats and a new Bill Ritter and Lance Armstrong-touted pro bike race to the celebration of yesterday's Prop 8 ruling. But at 3 p.m. on Sunday, a group will mark tw ... More >>
Plutonium lasts forever, and so do legal cases involving Rocky Flats. Yesterday, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Stephen Anderson, Jerome Holmes and Michael Murphy heard arguments in the appeal of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant class-action lawsuit -- filed by neighbors of t ... More >>
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An image from Lockheed Martin Space Systems' website.Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Waterton Canyon facility has served as a major economic engine for southern Jefferson County for decades, and it will no doubt continue to do so -- but its horsepower is due for a reduction. The firm plans to ... More >>
This is not the bhut of chile jokesWe live, as the Chinese might say, in interesting times. And one of the consequences of living in interesting times is the interesting ways in which the world's police forces, armies and weaponsmiths devise new ways for hurting each other. Thus, do ... More >>
Friday, May 22, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Napalm Death, Coliseum, Toxic Holocaust and KataklysmSaturday, May 9, 2009Marquis Theater, DenverBetter Than: A straightforward metal show.The last time I saw Coliseum, the band had played at a warehouse space with Motheater. For this show, even though it was a more conventional setting, these guys ... More >>
Friday, November 28, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
"The entire unfolding of these events was a shock for us. Matthew had never expressed a desire for violence toward anybody. We had no idea he had ownership of weapons or any plan." That's Ronald Murray, the neurosurgeon father of New Life Church gunman Matthew Murray, expressing his bewilderment on ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items Americans are desperate to learn about today: Paciolan That’s Paciolan, as in, the reason you can’t get your Rockies tickets today. It’s the company responsible for the software that died an ignoble and horrific death at the hands of 8.5 million bas ... More >>
There seemed to be two overriding conclusions shared by nearly everyone in attendance at the 38th annual MUFON UFO Symposium in the Denver Tech Center this weekend: First, our planet is being visited by something and second, the government is actively involved in covering up the truth about what tha ... More >>
A promising glimpse of the next Halo.
Friday, January 26, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006.
Terra Ramirez knows what it's like to be a victim -- and to victimize.
Wednesday, August 16, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.
Friday, March 3, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Brandon Borchert: Random Art Two
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 (Century Media)
The Broncos call in a $20,000 air strike for patriotism.
Wings Over the Rockies Museum
Owen Wilson goes Behind Enemy Lines and lands on familiar terrain.
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.
Carl Kabat has a sacred mission that could land him in jail -- and outside the priesthood.
Have Gun, Will Travel
How a mad dash to a Wyoming arms dealer helped Boulder quell its riots.