In an August 2013 profile, Melanie Asmar described Mike Dunafon and Debbie Matthews as the king and queen of Glendale: He's the mayor, while she's the owner of Shotgun Willie's, one of Colorado's most iconic strip clubs. Now, this power couple has scored another coup: They found a legal way for Sho ... More >>
Since legal sales of recreational marijuana got underway on January 1, state agencies have made a big push in regard to so-called stoned driving. Witness the Colorado Department of Transportation's "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign, which features a series of public-service announcements with a light ... More >>
Update: Earlier this week, we reported about legislation that would have established a felony DUI law in Colorado, as well as the arguments in favor of the bill made by Mother's Against Drunk Driving; see our previous coverage below. In the end, however, the measure fell short, and a representative ... More >>
We recently posted about a call by Mothers Against Drunk Driving to support a bill creating a felony DUI law in Colorado; the initiative failed yesterday. Readers were split on whether the measure was a good idea or not, with some arguing for harsh punishment and others decrying the current system. ... More >>
When Governor John Hickenlooper signs a hemp-farming registry bill later this morning, no one will be happier than Lloyd Casey. The 86-year-old former state senator, who now lives in Ohio, first introduced a hemp-legalization bill in the mid-1990s, but was rebuffed not once but twice by powerful int ... More >>
Last week, Mayor Michael Hancock was at the CELL to announce the expansion of Transportation on Patrol, a program that empowers Denver's cabbies, limo drivers, truckers and even pedal-cab operators to alert law enforcement of suspicious behavior. Days later, a taxi driver reportedly called the cops ... More >>
Tim Albo.Last October, Tim Albo was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left him in a coma; companion Heather Kornman was also badly injured. And while the driver, Brandon Mondragon, was subsequently charged and convicted of the crime, his six-month sentence so frustrated Albo's family ... More >>
Van Thien Pham shoulda checked if 7-Eleven had any openings.The sale of beer to an underage buyer doesn't usually make headlines. But in the case of Van Thien Pham, they're understandable. Back in 2007, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Pham sold liquor to an unde ... More >>
Senator Chris Romer visited the lion's den on Sunday -- if the lion's den was full of weed advocates, that is.Senator Chris Romer, who's authored proposed legislation to regulate medical marijuana in Colorado, is a contentious figure in debate about the issue. He believes many younger people ... More >>
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Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
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Colorado's lax drunk-driving laws sentenced Sonja DeVries to death.
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Isolation Drills (TVT)
Not just another roadside attraction, descansos mark the landscape of the human heart.
Earl Dodge is a party animal, but he doesn't have a shot.
May 7 - 13, 1998
Jim Garner wanted to murder his wife, Dana. Even from the grave, he may get his way.