As the brass quintet launched into a sweeping rendition of an old Hollywood score, camera crews captured the historic action. This was one of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's controversial Classically Cannabis fundraisers, possibly the first-ever symphonic marijuana celebration anywhere -- even if ... More >>
On June 25, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Utah's gay-marriage ban, setting a precedent for states in its jurisdiction, including Colorado, where voters had adopted a ban on same-sex marriages in 2006. Hours later, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall began issuing same-sex marriage lice ... More >>
Jeremy Mathis is a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights. Early last year, Mathis and his wife filed a complaint against the school that their transgender daughter, Coy, attended in Colorado Springs, because the school would not let her use the female bathroom. The school reversed its decision, but the f ... More >>
What began as a trickle is now a flood. Mere weeks after an Adams County judge ruled Colorado's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore issued a similar finding. However, Moore stayed his order (on view below) until 8 a.m. on August 25 and Colorado Attorney Gener ... More >>
Supporters of two lawsuits attacking Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage are optimistic that a change is coming after a hearing this week in Adams County court. During the proceedings, Judge C. Scott Crabtree clearly seemed to be more persuaded by their arguments than those of Colorado Attorney Gene ... More >>
The Colorado Democratic Party is lambasting the Republican candidates for Senate for opposing access to contraception. The Democrats have declared that Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, state Representative Amy Stephens and state Senator Owen Hill "have lined up to support intrusive polices th ... More >>
On September 10, as we've reported, voters in southeastern Colorado will decide whether state senators John Morse and Angela Giron should be recalled because of their advocacy of gun-control measures. But with the election looming, a technical question over the vote threatens to make a controversial ... More >>
The arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski on charges of sexual assault in Virginia has drawn condemnation from officials as high-ranking as President Barack Obama, and no wonder. After all, he was the Air Force's chief of sexual-assault prevention. Krusinski is also a graduate of the Air F ... More >>
At a February hearing, Edward Montour sought to withdraw his guilty plea for a 2002 murder in an effort to avoid the death penalty he'd previously sought. The office of 18th Judicial District DA George Brauchler, who's also seeking death for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, argued agains ... More >>
Update: After DA George Brauchler announced at today's Aurora theater shooting hearing that he plans to seek the death penalty against James Holmes, Judge Carlos Samour turned his attention to defense attorneys' desire for Fox News reporter Jana Winter to reveal sources who gave her information abou ... More >>
At 2 p.m. today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Governor John Hickenlooper to make a "major announcement" about the Rocky Mountain Greenway, and also celebrate the recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of wildlife habitate to Rocky Flats ... More >>
Could the X-Men and other characters created by Stan Lee belong to a Colorado company? That's the contention of a lawsuit filed here by locally based Stan Lee Media, Inc. against The Walt Disney Company. The suit claims SLMI is entitled to "billions of dollars of profits" from movies and more even t ... More >>
You don't need a playbook to figure out what is going on inside the head of Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams: nothing. On Thursday, local journalist John Ingold revealed that Williams has actually flunked not one, but two recent performance-enhancing drug tests. And Number 55 is already faci ... More >>
Last December, we noted that the U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to hear an appeal by Steve Howards, who claimed that his free speech rights had been chilled by Secret Service agents when he approached then-Vice President Dick Cheney in Colorado circa 2006. Yesterday, the case reached the nation's hig ... More >>
It took nine years of fighting for money the government insisted it wasn't owed. It probably cost him his job, too. But last week, former federal auditor Bobby Maxwell and the Justice Department finally reached a $26 million settlement with Anadarko Petroleum over underpaid royalties on oil leases ... More >>
It was the sixteenth anniversary of the Million Man March, October 16, 2011, and thousands gathered in Washington for a ceremony dedicating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Steve Justino, co-chair of Colorado's Move to Amend, remembers sitting by his computer in Colorado losing sleep -- ... More >>
What does a gay man look like? Or a whistleblower? Or a woman who, were she to return to her home country, would be targeted for female genital mutilation? Those are the questions raised by "social visibility," a criterion adopted by the Virginia-based Board of Immigration Appeals that some ... More >>
Copyright lawsuits filed by Nevada's Righthaven LLC on behalf of the Denver Post against chronically ill, autistic blogger Brian Hill and others have thrown a scare into plenty of local website operators. Like the man behind Rocky Mountain Right, Sean Harrington, overseer of KnowYourCourts.co ... More >>
Gruesome video footage taken at a Colorado federal penitentiary of two inmates taunting guards and mutilating the corpse of their cellmate won't be released to the news media any time soon -- even though the videos were shown in open court to two juries in a failed effort to obtain the death ... More >>
Complaints about former U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham continue to hang fire.Almost two years ago -- fittingly, on April Fool's Day -- Sean Harrington filed a complaint with the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel requesting an investigation of U.S. District Judge Edward Not ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, debuts Monday, June 29, on HBO -- and judging by its trailer, Colorado's own Ward Churchill is a significant player in the documentary. The ... 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.
Twenty years after Jim Stone first blew the whistle on Rockwell International, he got his day in court -- the Supreme Court.
Lawsuits against Rocky Flats, like plutonium, last forever.
Bush put former industry lobbyists in charge of public lands. Now a deal with a Wyoming rancher has the stewards running for cover.
Is Channel 9 successful because of its people or its system?
Three new stations attempt to woo audiences turned off by Denver radio.
It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.
There's nothing pretty about the age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a Denver TV veteran.
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
Shopping-center execs love getting attention in the media -- as long as they call the shots.
After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.
The feds were already suspicious of scientist Wen Ho Lee. Then they discovered he’d downloaded every secret in the nuclear arsenal.
Is this a case of an industry policing itself?
When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.