Otero County

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Photos: Ten More Unsolved Colorado Murders and Personal Stories of Victims

    Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado homicides listed on the Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website -- including the rape and murder of Jacqueline Gallegos, whose alleged killer, Andre Jackson, was just convicted. Unfortunately, however, there's no sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Photos: Twenty most memorable mug shots of March 2014

    Ashleigh Padilla is incredibly photogenic, as the gorgeous portraits on her Facebook page attest. But perhaps her best known image is a mug shot snapped after her arrest for allegedly funding a shopping spree with a customer's debit card. Padilla's pic is only one of the memorable images from the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Update: Serial escapist Angel Castrejon recaptured after Otero County jailbreak

    Update: Yesterday morning, we noted that three of the four inmates who'd escaped from Otero County Jail earlier in the week, but not Angel Castrejon, who'd gotten away from the same facility last year and remained at large for months. He wasn't as fortunate the second time around. Castrojon has rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Photos: Ten Colorado counties with the drunkest drunk drivers

    Yesterday, we posted about the ten Colorado counties with the most DUIs in 2012, using statistics from the website. But in addition to bust numbers, the site determines the average blood alcohol content of arrestees in each county. That allows us to figure out which county's drunk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Rocky Ford cantaloupe ripe for rehab at Arkansas Valley Fair

    Rocky Ford farmers and growers have spent much of the last year doing damage control, after their melons were wrongly fingered as the cause of a listeria outbreak that actually originated a hundred miles away, at Jensen Farms, and ultimately killed over thirty people. But while doing damage control, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Rocky Ford cantaloupe ripe for celebration at the Arkansas Valley Fair

    What's your favorite homegrown fruit? Those tart cherries that inspired the Tree Line, Marnie Ward's winning Colorado cocktail? The juicy peaches that will be celebrated at the Palisade Peach Festival this weekend? Or the beleaguered Rocky Ford cantaloupe, wrongly fingered last year as the cause of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    David Carr of NY Times not offered asylum in Otero County for low-sloping foreheads crack

    David Carr.​On Real Time with Bill Maher, New York Times media writer David Carr suggested those of us living Kansas, Missouri and other "middle places" represent "the dance of the low-sloping foreheads." Afterward, as folks with foreheads of all sizes (even giant ones, like Carr's) debated th ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Stop, Thief!

    Someone's stealing Otero County's water. Who it is depends on where you live.

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    October 5, 2000

    Hard Time

    The oldest lifer in Colorado prisons is dying to be anywhere but here.

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    September 16, 1999

    Home Is Where the Hurt Is

    Colorado’s Make My Day law was designed to protect homeowners who were forced to kill in self-defense. Here’s who it’s really helped.

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    The Old Man and the Weed

    Eighty-three-year-old hermit Raymond Gutierrez is the state's unlikeliest pot farmer. But did he do it?

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Hell to the Chiefs

    What's happening to Colorado's top cops?

  • News

    July 19, 1995
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    August 17, 1994