As we reported last week, calculating ski-area deaths in Colorado is tricky, since Colorado Ski Country USA applies a strict criteria to those included in overall figures. Cases in point: Olathe, Kansas resident Stuart Brownlee and Summit County's James Lindenblatt died while skiing in recent days, ... More >>
How drunk was Zachariah Dobler when he ran down tow-truck operator Alan Dilley last July? His blood-alcohol-content level registered at .223, nearly triple the legal limit. Which helps explain why he's been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the crime.
Matthew Bowers, a 36-year-old from Greenville, Texas, reportedly died on Wednesday after a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. By our count -- one an industry spokeswoman disputes -- he's the eighteenth person to perish on Colorado ski slopes this season, one more than the previous hig ... More >>
On Sunday, Joseph Shematek, a 71 year old from Windsor, died at St. Anthony's Hospital following a skiing accident in Loveland. By our count, he's the seventeenth person to pass away as a result of injuries on the slopes of a Colorado resort this season, tying it for the deadliest on record.
Hancock.Patricia Calhoun's Wake-Up Call post about Mayor Michael Hancock seeking a win-win-win regarding a potential move of the National Western Stock Show raised a red flag for one reader, who thinks a potential compromise wouldn't result in a victory for Denver at all. Here's his post.
Big pic below.It allegedly took two drunk drivers to kill Alan Dilley. The tow-truck operator was on the scene of an active DUI-crash investigation when he was struck and killed by a car piloted by Zachariah Dobler, who was reportedly drunk at the time. Criminal records show that was nothing ... More >>
Big pic below.It's simple math: Being struck by two cars is twice as bad as getting hit by one. That's what happened to a man in Lakewood Saturday night -- and while one driver, ID'd as Martin Parras, stopped (and is being investigated for DUI and vehicular assault), the other's still at larg ... More >>
William Thalley, accused of being a bad dad -- and a bad liar.As kids, we quickly figure out that when we've done something stupid, we should immediately blame it on somebody else -- and not everyone outgrows that habit. Take the tale of William Thalley and Nicole Fernandez shared by the Den ... More >>
Ticket Not to Ride
Homeless women and families have a new place in Denver to lay their heads.
Judge John Kane has seen too many casualties in the War on Drugs. Now he demands a government retreat.
Frank Lontine thought being in a gang would be cool. Now he's got plenty of time to think about why it isn't.
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Gary Rudd got zapped one day, and life has never been the same.
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Danny Ray Lopez couldn’t outrun his gang life or the police. Will his brother follow in his footsteps?
The state's first death-penalty panel meets--and spares the life of Robert Riggan.
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