In February, Lisa Marie Lesyshen pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of her nine-year-old son Asher -- an act that was followed by a suicide bid that left her paralyzed. Now, however, she's reversed course, admitting to second-degree murder in an arrangement that netted her a fo ... More >>
On June 25, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Utah's gay-marriage ban, setting a precedent for states in its jurisdiction, including Colorado, where voters had adopted a ban on same-sex marriages in 2006. Hours later, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall began issuing same-sex marriage lice ... More >>
Yesterday saw whipsaw reversals in the case of Meghan McKeon, a Steamboat Springs mom whose three-year-old son, Austin Davis, died under highly suspicious circumstances. First, McKeon was cleared of three misdemeanor accusations against her, to the horror of at least one court observer. But the dism ... More >>
Update: Last May, Routt County's Lisa Marie Lesyshen, seen here, was arrested for the murder of Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, her nine-year-old son. She subsequently appeared in a Denver court for an evidentiary hearing at which it was revealed that the shooting took place after she learned her husband was ... More >>
Judging from the national and international media circus surrounding the legalized sale of cannabis over the last few days, one would figure that the same would have been true for the moment when pot became illegal back in the day. Specifically, back in March of 1917, when Colorado outlawed the plan ... More >>
In May, we told you about the arrest of Routt County's Lisa Marie Lesyshen, seen here, for the murder of Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, her nine-year-old son. See our previous coverage below. Yesterday, Lesyshen, who's now paralyzed after a suicide attempt (she shot herself in the neck after the slaying), ... More >>
Yesterday, Melanie Asmar wrote about the first legal hemp crop in Colorado (and the U.S.) in more than fifty years. It's a big step forward for advocates, who would like to see hemp return to the legal, useful status it once enjoyed. Like, for example, as a way to rid your fields of truly pesky w ... More >>
Last week, Telluride officially approved sales of recreational cannabis, joining a majority of other tourism-reliant ski towns around the state that have given an okay to the ganja. Telluride took one of the easiest routes to retail-weed approval possible, with the city council voting in an applicat ... More >>
We aren't exactly sure who the clandestine growers in this September 2, 1948 story about marijuana growing in a Routt County canyon were, but hippies and mountain towns go together like organic hummus on vegan bread. Like peanut butter and jelly sourced from local farms. Like marijuana and, well, hi ... More >>
Update: More information is emerging about the tragic murder of Routt County's Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, age nine. According to local law-enforcement reports, Asher's parents, Lisa Marie Lesyshen and Michael Kirlan, were going through a separation at the time Lisa shot Asher multiple times, killing hi ... More >>
The authors of Amendment 64 understood that the measure, which allows adults 21 and over to use and possess small amounts of marijuana, would have far-reaching effects at every level of Colorado society. But did they consider whether the law would allow marijuana-related bake-offs at county fairs? ... More >>
A medical marijuana retail ban passed in Fort Collins this week -- but a number of municipalities rejected attempts at prohibition, including Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Routt County, which encompasses them. Why the difference? Here's what Ryan Fisher, co-owner of Steamboat's Rocky Mount ... More >>
There are lots of really bad ways to deal with angry feelings toward someone who breaks your heart. You can spread rumors about STDs, flame them on Facebook, burn their pictures in effigy, sleep with their roommate and leave dog poo at their door. But those will just make you a jerk -- they w ... More >>
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