Update: Denver police are still looking for a suspect who critically injured a man in a shooting near 14th and Krameria early yesterday morning; see our previous coverage below. But even without an arrest, the case has already generated a strange twist. The incident was witnessed, in a manner of spe ... More >>
Sergeant First Class Emil Wojcik wasn't the same after a rollover car crash at Fort Carson in March 2013 broke one of his cervical vertebrae. That, combined with the various times he'd been knocked unconscious during rough parachute landings, seemed to knock something permanently askew in his mind. ... More >>
Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado homicides listed on the Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website -- including the rape and murder of Jacqueline Gallegos, whose alleged killer, Andre Jackson, was just convicted. Unfortunately, however, there's no sho ... More >>
Last week, a bill intended to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of approved conditions for treatment by medical marijuana failed in the Colorado legislature-- a decision one advocate called "shameful." Roger Martin agrees. He's the executive director of Operation Grow4Vets, a new proje ... More >>
For at least four years, local marijuana activists have fought to have post-traumatic stress disorder added to the list of conditions that can be legally treated with medical marijuana in Colorado -- and each time, they've failed. Now, however, advocates are hoping legislation scheduled to be heard ... More >>
After returning from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq ten years ago, Navy veteran Jeremy Usher experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder according to the Greeley Tribune. He subsequently tried treating his condition with alcohol, resulting in multiple DUIs and a probationary sentence. But ... More >>
Way back in May, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente made a second request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the allowable conditions for a medical marijuana card in Colorado. Vicente got his answer in the form of a no-answer.
In 2010, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente petitioned the Colorado Department of Public Health to add post-traumatic-stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. This effort not only failed, but it led to a public-relations disaster over untruths spoken by its ... More >>
Mark MangerIt's distressing to learn that the good folks of Bent County are shelling out thousands of dollars a month to lobbyists in an effort to "repurpose" the decrepit, soon-to-be-shuttered state prison at Fort Lyon. After all, we suggested five amazingly practical new uses for the old pl ... More >>
Last year, Colorado's health department refused to approve medical marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder -- but one branch of the federal government appeared ready to test pot's PTSD effectiveness. Now, however, the plan's on hold, much to the chagrin of Brian Vicente, who's long fou ... More >>
Mark MangerA delegation from Bent County and Governor John Hickenlooper's office went to Washington this week in an effort to interest the federal government in "repurposing" the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a remote and troubled state prison on the eastern plains that's scheduled to clos ... More >>
Robert MelamedeIn September, Colorado's health department rejected the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a common affliction for veterans. But that doesn't mean the military and MMJ have been divorced once and for all. Cannabis Science, a Colorado Springs marij ... More >>
Wanda James.Last month in this space, dispensary owner and veteran Wanda James shared her excitement about the decision by the Veterans Health Administration to allow vets to use medical marijuana. But "excitement" isn't a word that leaps to mind after reading the VHA's directive on this poli ... More >>
Wanda James.Why has dispensary owner Wanda James so actively promoted medical marijuana use for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder? One reason: She and husband/partner Scott Durrah both served in the military. So she's thrilled that the Veterans Administration is loosening rules con ... More >>
Drew Milburn.The prospect of an initiative that could ban dispensaries in Colorado Springs frustrates We Grow Colorado's Drew Milburn. After all, he views his business as a public service -- one that can benefit fellow military veterans like him. He's especially eager to reach those who suff ... More >>
Courtesy of US Defense Dept.Approved PTSD simulator treatment.Colorado Springs dispensary owner Drew Milburn, a veteran, doesn't like the state health department's opposition to using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder -- and he's not alone. Team 420 has scheduled a pr ... More >>
"Who isn't mad at me these days?"In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's health-care vote in the U.S. House, Republican Party types have deemed a number of representatives nationwide as being ultra-vulnerable, with Betsy Markey's name coming up as often as anyone's. One reason: Markey voted ... More >>
Mark MangerFort Lyon inmates say they faced asbestos exposure in maintenance operations. A recent story in the Topeka Capital-Journal about a 2005 renovation at a Kansas women's prison has a familiar ring to it. Inmates and corrections employees have long claimed that they were forced to rem ... More >>
Senator Chris Romer got a look at how the other half medicate.At around 9 p.m. on Friday night, a former member of the military who uses medical marijuana to deal with pain from a back injury, stopped at the 24/7 Health Care Center, at 3535 Walnut Street. Upon his arrival, he saw an unmarked ... More >>
Rob Corry has his PR cannon aimed squarely at Centennial.The lawsuit against Centennial by CannaMart, a medical marijuana dispensary the city shut down despite granting it a business license a short time earlier, gets its first reading in court today, and Rob Corry and a team of attorneys rep ... More >>
Got your three grand right here.The GI Bill is our nation's way of thanking veterans for their sacrifices -- and those sacrifices continue. Specifically, some of the education benefits intended to help vets attend college haven't shown up yet -- and, in case you haven't noticed, school's been ... More >>
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates — and trouble.
No room at the Inn.
A camp for the homeless works in Portland. Can it work here, too?
Harvey Pekar wears no costume, but he's a comic-book hero nonetheless.
Denver Health nurses are ready to unionize to save their profession.
Musician D. Minor must stay behind bars until he agrees to get a new job.
Former landlords are raising the roof over the Manchegos, the tenants from hell.
The city wants to have the final word with street-corner panhandlers.
A judge may force Colorado to take care of its homeless mentally ill population.
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
A GROUP TRIES TO CONVERT A PIECE OF A CONVICTED PREACHER'S EMPIRE TO GOOD USE.