Back in the drill-baby-drill heyday of the George W. Bush administration, the Department of the Interior was plagued by nasty oil royalty scandals and cockeyed public lands policies that brazenly favored energy interests over environmental concerns. But now that the Bushies are long gone, is the si ... More >>
As we've reported, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers determined that a new marijuana-law provision that treated pot magazines like porn was unconstitutional shortly after it was targeted by a pair of lawsuits -- the first from publications like High Times, the second courtesy of the ACLU, repre ... More >>
Last week, attorney David Lane, representing High Times and other publications, sued the state over a new marijuana-law provision that treats pot magazines like porn. Days later, the ACLU filed its own suit against the passage on behalf of newsstands and booksellers such as the Tattered Cover. Both ... More >>
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owner of a pet treat factory in the River North neighborhood, who sued the city and three neighbors for conspiring against him. As explained in our cover story, "Raising a Stink," Ray Kasel of Kasel Associates Industries took issue with the fact t ... More >>
In what's being hailed as a major victory for community groups fighting fracking projects, a Denver federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management can no longer keep secret the identity of companies seeking to obtain oil and gas leases on public lands. The landmark ruling reverses d ... More >>
When developer-turned-muckraker Mike Zinna won a modest $1,791 judgement against a former Jefferson County commissioner in 2009, after years of convoluted intrigues and litigation, his supporters hailed the decision as an important, if largely symbolic, victory for the rights of online government cr ... More >>
Lately, ranchers and community leaders in southeastern Colorado are feeling a bit like the battle-weary Michael Corleone of The Godfather Part III. Every time you think you're out, they pull you back in -- "they" being the Pentagon planners seeking more intense use of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, ... More >>
Representative Wes McKinley is sitting in a bar in Denver, but his mind is hundreds of miles away -- on the rangeland of southeastern Colorado, that stunning swathe of cactus and canyons and ranches that have been in families for generations. The land that the U.S. Army would like to conquer ... More >>
The Army wants to take over more of the ranchland around Pinon Canyon -- but it's not accounting adequately for the 238,000 acres it already has, taken 25 years ago in the largest land grab in the country's history. On September 8, Judge Richard Matsch ruled that the Army's 2007 environmenta ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the Rocky Flats grand jury started its search for justice. It hasn't ended yet.
Jefferson County officials show Mike Zinna that what goes around comes around.
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From the week of March 18, 2004
Newmont Mining, Machu Picchu and the Museum of Nature & Science make strange bedfellows.
A tale of two Arnolds
They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.
Time's a-wastin' at Rocky Flats.
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
The Post and the News tussle over the story of a disease-stricken girl.
Manual High School earned extra credit for surviving the end of busing. But can it survive the CSAP?
The juices are flowing in a battle between Federal Heights and its only strip club.
The logjam in Denver's federal district court is one of the worst in the country. Blame Congress, Timothy McVeigh, greedy lawyers -- and judges who don't have time to judge.
Two small-town newspapers find themselves in an economic war with municipal officials.
The behind-the-scenes skirmish over transcripts for the bombing trials.
The big boys from Denver buy a little bank in booming Parker.