Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
Hollywood loves stories about psychiatrists and patients drawn into love matches during their shared time together -- much of it involving a couch. But the folks at the Colorado Springs Police Department aren't nearly as charmed by the concept. Just ask Dr. Janice Husted, who's been arrested for all ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. The worst day of Patty Skolnik's life lasted 32 months. It started the day her son Michael, a 22-year-old college student, passed out. Doctors found a small dot on his brain, an asym ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
It's been a momentous year for marijuana in Colorado: landmark legislation, turf wars, huge profits, shocking arrests, enormous celebrations and more. Below, we've compiled links to and excerpts from 25 of the biggest weed stories to take place in the state during 2010. Page through and brea ... More >>
Photo by John J. Kruzel, courtesy of the U.S. Defense DepartmentThe use of the lifelike simulator shown here has been approved for PTSD treatment.Update, 4:00 p.m.: Representative Sal Pace's amendment relating to medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder has been defeated, and the ... More >>
A circle in the sun.The last decade wasn't always kind to the Air Force Academy. In January 2003, Westword published "The War Within," a feature by reporter Julie Jargon about mistreatment of female cadets that kicked off a series of scandals and PR black eyes. Among the latter: A 2005 milita ... More >>
Million's lined up users for his pipe dream.As we noted in a November feature, Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million plans to solve some of Colorado's water woes courtesy of a 550-mile pipeline that would pump water from the Green River in Wyoming to thirsty water users along the Front Rang ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
This week's Westword features an overtly robo-gandist cover story about Basil, a beer-serving robot created by Denver's Jim and Louise Gunderson. But with all this talk of robots, I would've been remiss in not listing -- as a service to humanity -- the most evil robots of all time and what we, a ... 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.
Better living through science on the prairie southeast of Denver.
Back in the Brig
Unless you're Amarzaya Toodoi, a young Mongolian student trying to return to Denver in a post-9/11 world.
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
Follow the Leader
Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.
A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.
The feds were already suspicious of scientist Wen Ho Lee. Then they discovered he’d downloaded every secret in the nuclear arsenal.
How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.
Sparks are flying between sculptor Ed Dwight and a former employee.
1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.
Every good boy does fine? Not according to this Denver music teacher's new system of music notation.
THE LITTLE-KNOWN CCEM DOESN'T CLEAN UP POLLUTION. BUT WITH $7.6 MILLION IN TAX MONEY TO PLAY WITH, IT SURE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.
A ROCKY FLATS WATCHDOG TAKES A JOB FOR THE PLANT'S NEW CONTRACTOR. AND SHE TAKES FLAK.
CHARGES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION HAVE DENVER'S SALVATION ARMY AT WAR WITH ITSELF.BACKWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS THE SALVATION ARMY'S DENVER REHAB CENTER IS THERE TO HELP, SAY FORMER EMPLOYEES--UNLESS YOU HAPPEN TO BE BLACK.
HUNDREDS OF CREDITORS WENT HUNGRY WHEN SHAROFF FOOD SERVICE FAILED. BUT THE COMPANY'S LAW FIRM ATE WELL.HELPING THEMSELVES ONLY CRUMBS WERE LEFT IN THE COLLAPSE OF A VENERABLE DENVER FOOD SUPPLIER. UNLESS YOU HAD A SEAT AT THE TABLE.
HOW MANY OFFICIAL WATCHDOG GROUPS DOES IT TAKE TO CLEAN UP THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL? TWO, SO FAR.
MILITARY WOMEN UPSET ABOUT INEQUITIES GET A VOICE--AND LEGAL HELP--FROM CIVILIANS.