What better way to celebrate the coming of summer in Colorado than with weed? That seems to have been the case in Colorado this past June, when tourists and locals purchased more than $24.7 million in recreational marijuana, concentrates and pot-infused food. See also: Anti-Pot "Don't Be a ... More >>
Ever since the shootings at Columbine High School, which took place fifteen years ago this past Sunday, school administrators have tended to take any student threats very seriously. In this spirit, a publicly unnamed student at Pueblo's Sierra Vista Elementary has been suspended for five days for al ... More >>
Gabrial Adams, a 38-year-old inmate serving life without parole for his role in a headline-grabbing double-murder committed when he was a teenager, was found dead in his cell on March 9. Although autopsy results have not yet been released and the Colorado Department of Corrections is offering little ... 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 >>
It's been nearly a week since three people were found shot to death in a Pueblo County home that had been set ablaze, presumably to cover up the terrible crimes. Yet the man who's clearly a person of interest for investigators -- Harry Mapps, 59 -- remains at large despite being the subject of a nat ... More >>
Amendment 64 allowed communities to opt out of retail pot industry, and plenty of them have done so. As we've reported, weed sales have been prohibited in far more places than they're allowed. But Pueblo isn't balking at this new industry. Far from it: The city called on an A64 co-author to consult ... More >>
Update, July 18, 2:33 pm: Denver Chief District Judge Robert Hyatt has ruled that the recall elections of state senators John Morse and Angela Giron can proceed. Despite challenges from the incumbents to the actual language of the recall petitions, Hyatt has found that the petitions (based on a temp ... More >>
Despite a majority of the state voting to make marijuana legal for medicinal and recreational use, there are still Coloradans who do not want to see the plant manufactured or used in their vicinity. As a result, a multitude of cities have placed bans on medicinal and recreational businesses, but las ... More >>
Yesterday, we posted about the ten Colorado counties with the most DUIs in 2012, using statistics from the NoDUIColorado.org 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 >>
There were five impaired-driving crashes and 318 arrests for driving under the influence on Memorial Day weekend -- and such busts are more common in certain parts of the state. NoDUIColorado.org has crunched the numbers for 2012 and come up with the top ten Colorado counties for DUIs -- and surpris ... More >>
We recently profiled Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who has received a great deal of attention due to allegations of corruption and accusations that he has suppressed voters. In our reporting, we got perspectives from many local politicians and elected officials on Gessler's first ye ... More >>
The Colorado Secretary of State's office may have certified election results last week, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. At least not from the perspective of Republican candidates in Boulder and Pueblo, who are considering pursuing recounts. While the races there weren't close, supporters a ... More >>
In a race that remains very much a toss-up mere hours before election day, both sides can agree that a very small margin of voters will decide whether Colorado goes red or blue tomorrow. It is for that reason that some Republican Party officials in the state say they're particularly worried about re ... More >>
In the latest installment of a long-running saga, yesterday Governor John Hickenlooper reappointed five of the ten public trustees who resigned last month -- at his request. And he appointed three new trustees in three counties, including one who really puts the "public" in public trustee: sometime ... More >>
Jennifer Goodland teaches Colorado history at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and she truly loves this state. On an unpaid sabbatical from teaching, since April she's been trekking across Colorado with the goal of photographing every town in this state. After photographing close to 400 plac ... More >>
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking loving homes for more than sixty animals that were rescued from what Pueblo County authorities see as a terribly neglectful one. Their past owner, Valerie Harris, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals -- an accusation of the sort ... More >>
Yesterday, state Republicans killed a bill that sought to make it a felony-level crime to intentionally mislead citizens about voting information during an election. Known as the Fairness in Voting bill, it came under political fire during its tenure in the legislation over accusations that it was a ... More >>
That old saw about divorce being hardest on the kids almost turned fatal in the case of Nyesha Hall-Gonzalez, 28. She's accused of burying a Carmelo Ortiz-Hall, her two-year-old son, under tumbleweeds and leaving him to die in an El Paso County field because of her desire to kill herself -- and her ... More >>
Rocky FlatsYes, timing is everything. Last night, opponents of a proposed nuclear power plant in Pueblo County pointed to the situation in Japan as just one reason to stop the project. And tonight, experts will talk about how nukes already resulted in plutonium contamination outside the forme ... More >>
Timing is everything. With gas prices going up, up, up due to the chaos in North Africa last month, suddenly a nuclear power plant started looking good to Pueblo County, where the commissioners are considering a proposal to make that county one of the spots in the country vying for a new nuke ... More >>
Early Sunday morning, the body of Ken Rose, a man in his fifties, was found on the property of a medical marijuana farm in Pueblo County, where he is said to have worked as a watchman. But thus far, authorities don't know if foul play was involved -- and neither can they say if the theft of ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.A mini-roundup of three Denver blog posts. Mile High Reports fan poster agentj007 offers bold prognostications for the coming NFL season. When Jay Cutler leads the league in passing, he predicts Broncos coach Josh McDaniels will... clear his throat. Coyote Gulch offers the la ... More >>
Danyel Joffe.HB 1284, the bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, may have been signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter earlier this month, but plenty of questions about its implementation remain. Among them: If you haven't applied for a license by July 1, will you have to wait unti ... More >>
Rev. Jason Wimler.Earlier this week, we spoke with Roger Christie of THC Ministry, who's readying an injunction that, if successful, would essentially treat medical marijuana dispensaries like churches. In the meantime, Jason Wimler, a reverend with the ministry, is preparing to defend himse ... More >>
Crime doesn't pay -- especially when you're stealing 3.2 percent beer. Dominic Lujan and Demetrio Rivera were thirsting for adult beverages and not acting like adults -- so at 5:30 a.m. one recent morning, they hatched a brilliant plan to rob the local Loaf 'N Jug. Since options are limited ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
A look at the revolving door of term limits.
From the week of December 18, 2003
His biological parents didn't want him -- but to get him the help he needs, his adoptive parents must give him up.
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Colorado's costly program for violent teens was supposed to turn these girls around. Instead, they got turned out.
A plan by some Colorado leaders to trim hard-won health-insurance benefits could leave consumers feeling the pain.
Boulder County slams the door on a group of juvenile homes that won't lock theirs.
With several controversial cases coming up, Colorado's death-penalty decision moves to a three-judge panel.
Promoters hurry to get their acts together -- before parents, police and the courts decide the party's over.
To speed up its child welfare system, Denver will need to stop kidding around.
In Pueblo, the iron will of a union has proved tougher than steel.
The Federal Boulevard chile battles continue.
A new Wal-Mart in Pueblo means no rest in peace for a group of Colorado pioneers.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTEMPTS TO "REUNIFY" CHILDREN WITH THEIR PARENTS HURT KIDS AS MUCH AS THEY HELP THEM.