In October 2012, we told you about the extradition of Consuelo Zavala for the brutal execution of Francisco Gasca circa 1997. Location: a Weld County onion field. The police report said Gasca had been shot eight times, including five bullets in the head, but in the year since then, this deadly coun ... More >>
Had 35-year-old Consuela Zavala crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the fifteen years since he was accused of brutally gunning down a man in a Weld County onion field? No one's saying right now. But his attempt to enter Arizona last month triggered a Colorado arrest warrant that led to Zavala's arrest ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surfaced in Alamosa, surrounded by state leaders, to present the results of a federal study aimed at promoting tourism and conservation in the San Luis Valley. The National Park Service's study pushes for conservation easements, ... More >>
The playhouse in baggage claim is still locked, but at least Blue Mustang-friendly Denver International Airport and History Colorado have partnered on a new exhibit, Colorado Stories, that takes a playful approach to this state's past -- and shows that we have plenty of entertaining baggage.
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Last month, Pete and B ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BevenourKing of the mountain and former Enron exec Lou Pai. A blog by The Atlantic's James Fallows gives a shout-out to a 2002 Westword feature, "The Mystery of Pai," dealing with one of the more mysterious figures in the Enron debacle. Fallows was apparently catching up on his ... More >>
Pack the sunscreen, hitch up the Impala, and just go for it.
Metro students strive to fill in the blank spots -- and heal old wounds -- in local Chicano history.
The police say Krystal Voss shook her son hard enough to kill him. The evidence says something else.
Shrine of the Stations of the Cross
A couple of beers and an eye for style bring a zoot suit riot to Santa Fe Drive.
He came. He saw. He bought a mountain. But can Lou Pai make peace with his neighbors?
Treasures examines the fabric of life.
From the week of July 12, 2001
The new sheriff vowed to clean up the town of San Luis. For many locals, the price was too high.
From the week of May 10, 2001
The Emilio Lobato solo at Havu is a real knockout.
The debate over open-pit mining turns toxic.
Some farmers in the San Luis Valley were just waiting to be picked.
Not just another roadside attraction, descansos mark the landscape of the human heart.
Lowriders ride into town.
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.
YES, THERE REALLY IS A REASON JACK DEMPSEY WAS CALLED THE MANASSA MAULER.
FOR YEARS THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE TAYLOR RANCH PITTED THE LOCALS AGAINST A WEALTHY OUTSIDER. NOW THEY'RE FIGHTING THE STATE--AND EACH OTHER.THIS LAND IS MY LAND FOR SALE: 77,000 ACRES. COLORFUL HISTORY. EASY ACCESS TO LOCAL RANGE WAR. INQUIRE WITHIN.