On Monday, we reported that after only two days on WhiteHouse.gov, a Colorado petition to secede from the United States already had more than 3,000 signatures -- part of an odd post-election craze that now includes all fifty states. But Obama-haters aren't the only ones speaking out. WhiteHouse.gov ... More >>
Earlier today, we told you about the discovery of remains identified as Torrey Brown Jr., a seven month old whose body was allegedly thrown away by his mother, Sharrieckia Page; see original coverage below. The death of this child is undeniably terrible, but the story of the search for his body is a ... More >>
Big pic below.The GLBT Community Color Guard, made up of gay and lesbian veterans, has sought permission to march in the annual Veteran's Day parade before, but the answer's always been no -- until this year. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, an invitation to take part in tomorrow's e ... More >>
Yesterday, Colorado online students and their families gathered at the Botanic Gardens corn maze near Chatfield Reservoir to mark Red Ribbon week. There, they were rewarded for making a pledge to stay drug-free with a National Guard helicopter flyover and more. Get a feel for the festivities ... More >>
An "illegal" message.Most locals celebrated the 4th of July weekend with picnics and fireworks. But approximately fifty locals marked the holiday yesterday with a vigil at Aurora's GEO detention center.
There, they decried current immigration policy in Colorado and elsewhere, with a focus on ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon disaster keeps spilling into my inbox, more than 1,300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where there's "oil for miles and miles," Attorney General Eric Holder lamented yesterday in New Orleans.
Denver is more than 1,300 miles from the Big Easy, but the disaster has spilled ... More >>
Rob Corry's got another MMJ doubter in his sights.It's been a busy day for the Corry family. Earlier today, attorney Jessica Corry spoke about a legal and industry coalition formed to potentially sue over portions of HB 1284, the medical marijuana regulatory bill nearing passage.
Now, her hu ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo has a new and unexpected ally.On Monday in this space, ex-Congressman and former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following the murder of ranch ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo meets Twitter near the Arizona border.It's not all that unusual for former Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo to get fired up about what he sees as the unprotected border between the United States and Mexico. In fact, he did so earlier this ... More >>
Wasn't chasing this sucker more fun than rescuing Mr. Whiskers?Two weeks ago, David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, griped that a $47,000-plus restitution charge for leading law-enforcement officials on a wild experimental-craft chase was way too high.
That complaint has no ... More >>
Mystery choppers over the Kirby ranch.A recent blog item featured several photos of the black helicopters of Yoder, which have been buzzing Shellie Kirby's ranch in the southeast corner of El Paso County for the past three years. Kirby has filed several complaints with Fort Carson, the Nation ... More >>
Cue the Wagner: Blackhawks buzz the Kirby ranch.All Shellie Kirby wants is a place where she and her husband Mark can live in peace with their Spanish mustang, Rebel, and their other horses and burros. But their seventy-acre ranch in the southeast corner of El Paso County, where the couple ha ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
11:11 ProductionsDan Baum
How do you report on one of the most-covered events in recent U.S. history? That was the conundrum facing Boulder-based writer Dan Baum, then a New Yorker staff writer, when he arrived in New Orleans a few days after Hurricane Katrina. Baum and his wife and writing partner ... More >>