Spring 2014 has seen a striking number of huge storms, as seen in this collection of spectacular Twitpics from May -- and yesterday was no exception. Eight tornadoes reportedly touched down, resulting in at least one relatively minor injury and plenty of incredible photos and videos. Look below to ... More >>
At 5 p.m. Friday, the DenverDepartment of Excise and Licenses posted a list of fourteen stores now fully licensed to sell recreational marijuana on January 1. There are still two days left in 2013, so more stores might be added to this list by the start of retail sales in the new year -- while other ... More >>
In May 2012, we published a post featuring photos and information about twenty Colorado sex offenders who'd failed to register according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website that tracks this information. Then, recently, we checked each of those twenty people were no longer on the roster o ... More >>
Wheat Ridge's Leann Meyer was reported missing more than four months ago; see our previous coverage below. Now, authorities confirm that her remains were found in Park County -- and they've identified Melissa Miller, Meyer's former roommate, as a person of interest in the case. Miller's not talking ... More >>
Update: This morning I spoke by phone with Randall Hatlee, one of the two ranchers found not guilty on misdemeanor animal neglect charges in the much-scrutinized Park County case involving several ailing horses, described in my original post below. While Hatlee expressed some frustration with the i ... More >>
Update:Yesterday afternoon, Jesse Paul Speer, a photographer with Colorado ties who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting an eleven-year-old Cody, Wyoming, girl, waived his right to fight extradition during a brief court hearing in Montana yesterday. Meanwhile, new information about the crime is ac ... More >>
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, t ... More >>
Some government jobs are too important to be left up to the whims of voters. That, at least, seems to be the thinking behind the exit strategy of Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson, who announced her upcoming resignation this week -- just after the deadline passed for scheduling an election to ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
For a lesson in living large, look no further than Peyton Manning's new Cherry Hills Village digs, a modest 16,000-square-feet pied-à-terre, snapped up for a mere $4.57 million. But a new documentary from a Colorado couple, charting their quest to build their dream home -- all 125 square feet of it ... More >>
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation maintains a website focused on convicted sex offenders in the state -- including those whose current whereabouts are unknown, because they've failed to register with authorities. We've collected photos and identifying information for twenty such creeps. If you re ... More >>
Jeffrey Wells, a Department of Corrections parole officer based in Grand Junction, is well regarded by his fellow employees, who recently named him top employee of the quarter. But he's less venerated by John Morgan and three other parolees, who are currently suing him for allegedly forging document ... More >>
Ron Swift and Randall Hatlee -- the Echo Valley Ranch owners being charged with three counts of animal cruelty -- will have their six horses returned to them as the prosecution continues. In a probable cause hearing on April 10, Park County Judge Brian Green found that the horses wouldn't be in subs ... More >>
On Saturday, Evergreen-based horse rescuer Monika Courtney organized a benefit concert for six emaciated horses seized by the Park County Sheriff's Office from owners Ron Swift and Randall Hatlee of Bailey. The event was a success, raising $7,800, and participants assumed the horses (including one n ... More >>
Boulder Meds owner Jay Epstein says his business application with the city of Boulder was denied because of a false charge on his Colorado Bureau of Investigations report.
Kurt Riggin."It's finally over," says Kurt Riggin about his twisted legal odyssey. He'd originally been accused of attempting to influence a public servant and criminal impersonation in Park County stemming from advocacy on behalf of a medical marijuana patient who claimed law enforcement was ... More >>
Kurt Riggin.For almost a year, Kurt Riggin has been fighting accusations that he illegally acted as an attorney back in October 2009 while trying to aid a medical marijuana-using cancer patient allegedly being harassed by the Park County Sheriff's Office. And while the Supreme Court has now r ... More >>
Kurt Riggin.A fresh development in the bizarre case of Kurt Riggin, a self-proclaimed tribal chief and attorney accused of the improper practice of law plus a string of charges related to his defense of a medical marijuana patient in Park County. A judge has recommended that Riggin's claim of ... More >>
Tammy DavisWho wants to be a coroner? More people than you think, now that CSI and its ilk have made death investigation seem like a hip and even lively career choice. In Colorado practically anyone can apply for the job, which has made for some intriguing races this year. Especially in Par ... More >>
Photo by Timothy TiptonRiggin goes to court in 2007.Last month, we told you the bizarre story of Kurt Riggin, who's been charged before the Colorado Supreme Court with illegally practicing law -- although supposedly not for advocating on behalf of a medical marijuana patient in Park County, w ... More >>
Photo by Timothy TiptonKurt Riggin heads to the Supreme Court.The Colorado Supreme Court has played host to some odd hearings over its history -- but few have been more unusual than the May 14 proceeding involving Kurt Riggin. Riggin, who identifies himself as a tribal chief and judge of the ... More >>
A photo of an ICE bust in progress, from the organization's 2008 annual report.Since May, an interfaith group has staged a vigil the first Monday of each month at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, 11901 East 30th Avenue -- and they'll be there again tonight at 6 p.m. Among the many rea ... More >>
A Flickr photo"If I ever see that Jeffrey Bodnar, I'm gonna rip him a new one." Hey, Jeffrey Bodnar and Veronica Anderson-Bodnar. If you're guilty of what a federal grand jury in Denver indicted you for earlier this week, you won't win a popularity contest among nature and animal lovers. The ... More >>
Jeffrey Scott Hawn, a 44-year-old Austin, Texas, businessman who owns a ranch in Park County, was charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty earlier this week, one count of criminal mischief and theft to the tune of $20,000. You may remember Hawn (pictured) as the man who was accused of allowing hunt ... More >>
This just in: Park County officials have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a Mexican immigrant who lost his leg as a result of an infection he contracted in the county jail in 2003 while awaiting deportation. The grim saga of Moises Carranza-Reyes, who had been a police off ... More >>
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Evil comes in many forms, and often isn't identified until it's infiltrated a community. But if a community is prepared for evil's unpredictable appearances, good can often triumph -- or at least stop evil dead in its tracks, making recovery easier. Bryan Krause knows all about evil. He's the princ ... More >>
Footloose and fancy free, South Park proved to be a gay old time.
The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.
He came looking for work. A week in the Park County Jail changed everything.
Let the blame game begin!
Citizen complaints and a brutal arrest heat up the sheriff's race in Park County.
From the week of August 29, 2002
The media play catch-up on the state's largest-ever blaze.
A sad relic of Colorado's anti-Chinese past appears in a Denver antiques shop.
The new sheriff vowed to clean up the town of San Luis. For many locals, the price was too high.
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Did the recently concluded fight over the Magness fortune have an oddly familiar ring to it? Here's why.
The thirsty suburb's plan to pump water from a big aquifer rouses Park Countians to action.
A disgruntled horse buyer snags a lemon and goes public--sort of.
A BUNCH OF PARK COUNTIANS ARE MIGHTY UPSET ABOUT THEIR SHERIFF.