A women's correctional facility in Brush closed in 2010. But it could reopen soon -- as a retail marijuana grow, shorthanded by the media as a "pot factory." Problem: Brush currently has a moratorium on marijuana businesses. But the city council could lift that ban after a town hall meeting tonight ... More >>
Colorado's marijuana laws allow communities to decide whether or not to allow recreational sales. Votes on the topic have taken place in more than a dozen municipalities over the past couple of weeks, with a hefty percentage turning thumbs-down. These results don't frustrate one prominent marijuana ... More >>
As is clear from the agonizing story of Dylan Redwine, the pain felt by families of missing young people grows when questions are left unanswered. In Dylan's case, seven months passed between the thirteen year old's disappearance and the identification of his remains in southwestern Colorado last we ... More >>
A feud between Boulder waste oil recyclers has reached a legal conclusion after a libel suit and disparagement claims filed by recycOil, a recycling and biofuel company, were settled in its favor. The firm filed the former against Jennifer Hronkin, a Boulder biofuel advocate, for making false and de ... More >>
In June, we told you about an immigration raid on Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy that led to the arrests of eleven workers and caused fear among many others. This week, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition announced that while five of the workers have already been deported, the criminal ch ... More >>
Aaron Perry, CEO and CFO of recycOil, a Boulder waste oil recycling firm also known as Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises (RMSE), has been found guilty of trespassing on a competitor's property, but not guilty of harassment and a misdemeanor trespassing charge. After a two-day trial, a Boulder ... More >>
Glenwood Springs' Strawberry Days festival has been an area staple for more than a century, and this year's edition featured train rides, a pirate-coloring contest, a pie-eating challenge and a search for a "Glenwood Idol," among many other scheduled events. But one happening wasn't announced ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's announcement of over 2,400 arrests -- 81 of them in Colorado and Wyoming -- stresses that ICE is focusing on rounding up criminal aliens. This emphasis makes sense given mounting evidence here and nationwide that assorted authorities are going well beyon ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has renewed its promise to focus on serious criminals for detention and deportation. "A new policy directs ICE officers and attorneys to use appropriate discretion to make sure victims and witnesses to crimes are not put into deportation proceedings, ... More >>
News of an immigration raid at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy, where 89 percent of employees weren't authorized to work in the United States, caused fear among documented and undocumented residents alike, says immigrant-rights advocate Damaris Cooksey. That's especially true of children wonde ... More >>
There's no shortage of irony in news about a large immigration-related bust at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy A whopping 89 percent of staffers there were not authorized to work in the U.S. -- but only the employees have been charged with a crime, while the business owner is being credited wi ... More >>
Sam Brownlee.Last November, Sam Brownlee became the first Weld County deputy to die in the line of duty since 1940 when he was shot and killed by Reuben Reyes, twenty, following a high-speed chase. Now, an uncommonly frank review of the incident has been released, and the three-person panel b ... More >>
Fort Morgan.Fort Morgan is typically a quiet community -- but not for a while last night. Patrick Rice, allegedly under the influence of "medication," led police on a chase, then held off the cops for an hour before shooting himself in the chest, presumably with a rifle -- which doesn't sound ... More >>
Large photo below.The last Weld County deputy to die while doing his job was Earl Bucher way back in 1940 -- until yesterday, that is. Deputy Sam Brownlee was allegedly slain by Reuben Reyes, twenty, following a chase that reached speeds topping 100 miles per hour. Afterward, Reyes himself wa ... More >>
When it comes to attracting geese, hunters are flying blind.
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.
Water, water everywhere.
The only cocktails at the Denver County Jail this New Year's Eve were fruit cocktails.
And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)
The Denver cops make a drug bust at the infamous Walker house. Is a seizure of the property next?
Whatcha gonna do? Let a private company try to handle your juvenile delinquents?
A morphine-addicted pharmacist hid his Colorado drug conviction and resumed work in California--for a while.
EX-BIKER BUTCH ALLEE WANTED HIS SON TO BE JUST LIKE HIM. POLICE SAY HE GOT HIS WISH.WELCOME TO WIGGINS A RIVALRY BETWEEN TWO HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS BEGAN ON THE MAT. IT ENDED WITH MURDER.
TWO SMALL TOWNS. TWO COSTLY HOSPITALS. ONE NASTY FEUD.LITTLE HASSLE ON THE PRAIRIE SANE HEALTH CARE IS THE LATEST LOSS IN THE AGE-OLD RIFT BETWEEN BRUSH AND FORT MORGAN.
AND THROW AWAY THE LIMON PRISON'S LOCKS, WHILE YOU'RE AT IT.