Just Like Us, Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, was a variation on "Head of the Class," a 2004 Westword cover story that followed Pablo, a West High student whose grades and high school activities made him an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: Pablo was illegal. For the book, though, ... More >>
Estes Park is a favorite tourist destination of visitors to Colorado from across the country and the globe. And the town was likely to receive an onslaught of such folks in the coming weeks due to the September 24 release date of Doctor Sleep, author Stephen King's sequel to The Shining -- a book in ... More >>
Left Hand Brewing, which for years has proudly touted its beer as being "brewed on the banks of the mighty St. Vrain," has been cursing the river over the past few days. The St. Vrain, which has destroyed homes, roads and bridges all over Longmont, also flooded parts of the brewery, which is locate ... More >>
Much of Boulder County has been hard hit by ongoing flooding in the area -- but few communities can compare to what's happening right now in Lyons. The town is cut off by rushing waters, prompting an order for the National Guard to evacuate residents trapped there since Wednesday. Videos of the tor ... More >>
Our latest rash of inclement weather has caused major flooding and at least two deaths in Boulder County as well as the evacuation of Lyons residents who had been trapped since Wednesday. But the precipitation hasn't been limited to lower altitudes -- and now, we're hearing that a pair of climbers ... More >>
Our posts about flooding in Boulder and Lyons show the wide-ranging nature of the ongoing situation, which has already resulted in a slew of road, business and public-agency closures, as well as several lives lost. But dealing with a deluge like this one remains a very personal experience, as illus ... More >>
Update: The two victims of the Black Forest fire, which sparked to life on June 11, have been ID'd as Marc Allen Herklotz, 52, and Robin Lauran Herklotz, fifty, married residents of Black Forest. The laborious identification process speaks to the horrific force of nature that took their lives. In t ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jax Fish House
Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.
From the week of October 6, 2005
You need a high school diploma to enlist -- or a recruiter willing to bend the rules.
Gunny for Governor?
Why are lawmakers putting up a fight against the Toughman contests?
Architects and architecture are in the news and on the walls of Denver's MCA.
Educated in the school of hard knocks, Terri and Arturo Jr. still come out fighting.
Rolling Stone From Texas and Texas Top Hand (Texas Music Group)
As the Olympics begin, glory looks certain for America's golden hockey girls.
Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen at the Aurora History Museum.
Paul Zentgraf offers you greetings! and salutations!
Denver readies itself for a bio-bomb — but is the federal program behind this exercise a dud?
Eighty-three-year-old hermit Raymond Gutierrez is the state's unlikeliest pot farmer. But did he do it?
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE CALLS BY PAT SCHROEDER FOR INVESTIGATIONS? NOT A WHOLE LOT.
MILITARY WOMEN UPSET ABOUT INEQUITIES GET A VOICE--AND LEGAL HELP--FROM CIVILIANS.