They don't have James Hibbard to kick around any more, but at least one of the more embarrassing goofs he was known for still seems to be a problem -- if not a tradition -- down at the Adams County coroner's office. Two and a half years after the combative, ever-controversial Hibbard stepped down as ... More >>
Can an elected coroner be held liable for the destruction of key evidence -- a piece of a dead man's aorta -- needed in a medical malpractice lawsuit? That's the six-figure question at the heart of a federal claim against Adams County and James Hibbard, its former coroner. Hibbard hasn't held office ... More >>
Some government jobs are too important to be left up to the whims of voters. That, at least, seems to be the thinking behind the exit strategy of Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson, who announced her upcoming resignation this week -- just after the deadline passed for scheduling an election to ... More >>
James Hibbard.Former Adams County Coroner James Hibbard was term-limited out of a job last year, but folks in that county are still paying for the strange way he ran his office. County officials have agreed to shell out $650,000 to settle claims by a forensic pathologist who claimed Hibbard r ... More >>
Tammy DavisWho wants to be a coroner? More people than you think, now that CSI and its ilk have made death investigation seem like a hip and even lively career choice. In Colorado practically anyone can apply for the job, which has made for some intriguing races this year. Especially in Par ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved -- thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Adams County Coroner James HibbardFor an elected official to try to brush aside term limits might seem a little self-serving. That's probably why the effort currently underway in Adams County to ask voters to allow county incumbents to seek an additional term, on top of the eight years they'r ... More >>
Adams County Coroner James Hibbard. There's not much respect and affection to be found between former colleagues David Shaklee and Jim Hibbard. The controversial Adams County coroner whose strained dealings with other agencies and his own staff is the subject of this week's cover story, "The Body S ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
The sky's the limit at DIA for last-minute giving.
Mile High Harley-Davidson
A Square Deal
The Bills are really piling up around here!
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