Shortly after his arrival in the Colorado prison system, a mentally stable teenager named Sam Mandez landed in solitary confinement for a series of minor rules infractions. He soon began to experience auditory hallucinations and other signs of mental illness, and his erratic behavior made it imposs ... More >>
At 6 p.m. Mountain Time on August 11, CNN will broadcast WEED, a documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Previously a medical marijuana doubter, Gupta has done a 180, as witnessed by his just-published essay "Why I changed my mind on weed" -- and in it, he mentions Charlotte Figi, a Colorado child w ... More >>
At first blush, the lawsuit filed by Bryson Dewberry against Colorado Springs liquor store owner Chang Ho Yi seems patently absurd. After all, Dewberry's complaint faults Yi for shooting him in the face after he shoplifted a bottle of booze -- an action for which the owner was not charged. But the ... More >>
WEEN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | NIGHT THREE | 12.31.11 See also, reviews of: 12/29/11 (night one) and 12/30/11 (night two) Just in case anyone in the capacity crowd packed into the Fillmore Auditorium on New Year's Eve wasn't paying attention, Dean Ween sketched out the theme of the night after the f ... More >>
Anwar al-Awlaki. Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric with alleged ties to the Fort Hood shootings and the underwear bomber, was reportedly killed in Yemen, but his death strikes close to home. Born in New Mexico, he attended Colorado State, where he studied civil engineering and attended a mosque near ... More >>
No. 3.The 9/11 events being memorialized on Sunday, ten years after they shook the world, didn't take place in Colorado. But our state has no shortage of connections to terrorists -- and not only because plenty of them are housed at Florence's Supermax facility. Below, we look at the most pr ... More >>
Jihad Jamie.Janet Napolitano is in town today for the National Fusion Center Conference, a meeting of the country's joint intelligence centers. Not included in that local fusion lineup are some of our homegrown terrorism experts, including John Elway, who narrated "8 Signs of Terrorism," a fi ... More >>
Jon Krakauer will sign copies of his book on NFLer-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.
As noted in a November 2007 Message column, few folks know about the Colorado branch of The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, PBS’ weeknightly news staple, even though it’s celebrating its 25th year of existence and continues to contribute mightily to the program as a whole. Two correspondents, Tom Bear ... More >>
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
A Denver court case reveals dirty trade secrets from the business of war in Iraq.
Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine.
In this early battle of the Vietnam War, they were Soldiers -- and then some.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
The release of Apocalypse Now Redux sharpens the debate over the moral complexities of the battlefield.
More than a mere war picture, Three Kings takes on the complexities of human emotion.
Veterans of too many wars, a group of gung-ho relief workers revisits the scenes of forgotten conflicts -- with healing in mind.
When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.
May 7 - 13, 1998
Have Gun, Will Travel
A gruesome triple murder puts a Boulder publisher and its how-to-kill book in the crosshairs.