Today's nominee in the tightly contested "Worst Friend Ever" category is Alan Glen Smith, who has a very good chance of a hefty stretch in the hoosgow for one of the creepiest schemes in recent memory. The plan is said to have involved drugging a pal so that he could sexually assault the man's unde ... More >>
The case against Jesus Cornelio, seventeen, who allegedly caused his toddler cousin's death by shoving him while Facebooking, sparked controversy after he was charged as an adult using a method the Colorado legislature was trying to reform. That bill is now law, but Weld County DA Ken Buck is credit ... More >>
Controversies abound in the case of Jesus Cornelio. Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has charged the seventeen year old as an adult in the death of his toddler cousin, who allegedly sustained a fatal injury after Cornelio shoved him while Facebooking on his phone. Meanwhile, his family is prot ... More >>
At this writing, a search of the Boulder Daily Camera website for the name Ronnie Darnell doesn't score a hit. But Darnell, who until recently delivered the Daily Camera, is making news elsewhere -- for allegedly exposing himself while dropping off papers. Oh yeah: He's apparently done this kind of ... More >>
David Rangel.Former Jefferson High teacher David Rangel was arrested last September after admitting he'd kissed and groped a student -- one of two to eventually come forward. Yesterday, he received a sentence of ten-years-to-life of intensive-supervision sex-offender probation plus a six-mont ... More >>
Kayleah.Update: On Friday, Robert Montoya was convicted of two sex assault counts revolving around his relationship with Kayleah Wilson, who was then twelve-years-old. Of course, Wilson was found murdered last year, and Montoya was declared as a person of interest in the investigation -- and ... More >>
Ken Buck.On Monday, we told you about Ken Buck's decision not to prosecute an alleged 2005 rape, which liberal organizations view as evidence that he lacks compassion for women. Buck spokesman Owen Loftus sees something different -- an unfair assault on Buck's character that exploits the wom ... More >>
Michael Bennet and Ken Buck at 9News debate.Last night, Senator Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck engaged in their most high-profile debate yet -- and shockingly enough, Bennet spokesman Trevor Kincaid believes his guy handily won the 9News-sponsored event on view below. Kinc ... More >>
David Rangel.A new government study has found that texting leads to lots of preventable traffic fatalities due to distracted driving. But at least the technology provides evidence against teachers accused of having sexual relationships with students. Note that yesterday's arrest of David Anth ... More >>
A surprised Jason Bane.Yesterday, Colorado Pols, Denver's preeminent political website, published a legal-action-threatening piece revealing that it had received a letter from attorney Christopher Beall, representing Denver Post owner MediaNews Group and two other newspaper companies. The all ... More >>
These ICE men probably aren't dealing with money laundering...A July 2008 Greeley Tribune article predicted that "an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, a flashpoint of controversy when it was proposed three years ago, will open this fall in Greeley." Wrong. It took nearly two more y ... More >>
In a Westword Q&A published earlier today, Stuff White People Like author Christian Lander rattles off a list of websites that pay a form of tribute to his Internet creation, which shares its name with a bestselling book he'll be talking about and signing at the Boulder Bookstore tonight. Among thos ... More >>
Forward into the past. As reported in this week’s cover story, University of Denver employees Jeff Corbin and Robert Amme are using the online game Second Life to train workers for a new wave of nuclear power plants expected to be built around the country. If any of these plants, spurred by rene ... More >>
A December 2006 Message column documented the incredible proliferation of free weekly papers going after readers in the northern Colorado triangle formed by Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland – five at the time of the article’s appearance, including two independents, the Rocky Mountain Chronicle ... More >>
A February 23 blog concerned an admission by folks at the Greeley Tribune that they'd routinely published reports from other area newspapers under an Associated Press byline without going through the AP. The Trib's article about this practice noted that it had begun under the editorshop of Chris Cob ... More >>
The government ambushed the Rocky Flats grand jury. Now its foreman is gunning for justice.
Rolling on the Rocks
A maverick makes a run for the Statehouse.
Sportscaster Les Shapiro is rested and ready. But will TV take him back?
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
Renee Polreis and her adopted son had a miserable life together--until someone put an end to it.
AT BETO AGUIRRE'S NEWSPAPER, ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE.PRESS FOR SUCCESS THE AGUIRRE FAMILY RUNS A NEWSPAPER AND A RESTAURANT. BUT THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY.