In its coverage of Sandy Nguen, who allegedly scammed $25,000 from friends and neighbors by pretending her son had cancer, 7News describes the alleged crime as "unbelievable." In truth, however, it's all too easy to believe someone would perpetrate such a hoax -- since it's happened several times i ... More >>
In a booking photo provided to the press by the Eagle County District Attorney's Office, Emily Anderson looks friendly, charming and benign. But she apparently has another side to her personality -- one that came out last year, when she nearly beat her boyfriend to death using a table leg. Anderso ... More >>
A federal judge in Oregon has sentenced environmental activist Rebecca Rubin to five years behind bars -- and to read a Malcom Gladwell book -- for her role in setting several fires, including a 1998 act of arson in Vail that caused $12 million in damage. As a member of a radical environmental grou ... More >>
Yesterday, an avalanche near Vail ski area swept over four people. Three of them survived, but the fourth -- Tony Seibert, grandson of Vail founder Pete Seibert -- did not. His loss has the mountain community in shock. Look below to see photos and videos of Seibert, an extreme skier of considerabl ... More >>
Along with Colorado's new marijuana laws legalizing limited amounts of herb for adults 21 and up came liberalization in the conversation around the state. People aren't afraid to talk about marijuana in public anymore, largely because it's not illegal to do so. In fact, it's not uncommon now to hear ... More >>
This week, Aurora's Traci Cunningham was formally charged with murder in the death of her adoptive mother, Penelope, in Eagle County. But while there seems little doubt that she pulled the trigger, the circumstances of the case practically guarantee an unusual defense. According to her arrest affid ... More >>
The Town of Vail may have banned recreational marijuana stores, but the Eagle County commissioners this week agreed to allow pot shops to open in unincorporated parts of the county. So Eagle County now joins neighbor and fellow tourist magnet Summit County in allowing recreational pot sales. The two ... More >>
Who's the bigger schmuck -- the guy who leads the way when it comes to schmucky behavior, or the friend who goes along with everything, then claims afterward that it wasn't really his fault? Ponder this eternal question while perusing the tale of Robert Lee Larsen, ringleader of a drunken crime spr ... More >>
What did Henry Kunter have against his dad? Maybe he was resentful about being saddled with a moniker that mean kids probably loved to pronounce as obscenely as possible. Or perhaps his decision to embezzle a six-figure sum was made without thinking about his pops at all, even though one reason he h ... More >>
According to Amendment 64, local municipalities that allow recreational cannabis businesses will need to have their rules and licensing processes in line by October 1 -- which is less than three months away. That means towns and counties across the state that haven't already banned recreational mari ... More >>
In recent years, accused cancer fakers such as Tausha Marsh and Ann Crall have allegedly collected thousands by pretending to have a terminal illness. All of which makes the case of Briana Augustenborg that much more bizarre. She's said to have hyped up a case of leukemia for a nonexistent child -- ... More >>
After one of the mildest winters in recent years, leaving some areas of the parched high country with less than 10 percent of normal snowpack -- not to mention forests ravaged by drought and pine beetles, ready to explode into wildfires like the rapidly expanding High Park blaze -- this may not sou ... More >>
You'd think Lindsey Vonn's Facebook note about taking part in a Tim Tebow Foundation fundraiser this weekend would have been a hot news item about the Colorado skiing phenom/marketing marvel. After all, she had to tweet that Tebow hadn't broken up her marriage as recently as December. But no: The me ... More >>
The first annual Winter Teva Mountain Games went down this weekend at Vail, and some of the first video edits are already popping up. Not surprisingly, the flashiest are from the Telemark Big Air & Biking Best Trick contests. Chad Kagy -- a BMX star best known for dominating events like the X Games ... More >>
Update: For the second time in less than a week, a skier has been killed while schussing the slopes at Keystone. The death brings the total skier deaths this year in Colorado to eleven, just six shy of a macabre record set in 2008.
Charles Tuft.For the most part, skiing is safe. But sometimes, tragedies can occur even when folks engaging in one of Colorado's signature pastimes take the recommended precautions. Case in point: The Friday death on Vail Mountain of Dr. Charles Tuft, a 62-year-old who appears to have done e ... More >>
FlickrSure, hands are useful. You can pick up things with them, scratch an itch, lotsa stuff. But if you're tired of clipping your nails or applying lotion when they're chapped, here's a good way to get rid of them: hand-feed fast-food to bears. Granted, this method isn't surefire, since at l ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Hey! It's time for a Denver blog post roundup! Mile High Report fan poster BroncoPH notes that the Broncos are relegated to a few pages at the end of Tim Tebow's autobiography. Coyote Gulch: The snowmelt flooding risk is dropping (H/T Vail Daily). Colorado Pols weighs in what mig ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: Kevin McGregor has now been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the shooting of University of New Hampshire football player Todd Walker this past Friday -- and the case is on a very fast track, with a preliminary hearing slated for April 25. In the meantime, ... More >>
Dominique Taylor, Vail DailyMichelle Obama spent her Presidents' Weekend without the president and with her daughters in Vail, where she skied, dined and managed to get the conservative media so riled up they called her fat. We know that the First Lady has made battling childhood obesity her ... More >>
Coloradans can use marijuana medicinally and purchase firearms -- but due to conflicts between state and federal laws, they can't do both at the same time. As first reported by the Vail Daily and FaceTheState.com, to buy a new gun in Colorado requires completing a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco a ... More >>
Julie Cunningham.Most articles about the arrest of Richard "Rossi" Moreau, who's been accused of murder in a Saturday night shooting in Vail that left one person dead and three injured, have noted how rare such incidents have been in the ski community. Reference this Vail Daily report, which ... More >>
Among Colorado ski towns, Vail gets ragged on for being totally, painfully fake. Unfortunately, the town can now boast of hosting an Old-West tradition that rivals Aspen and Telluride would probably rather do without: the drunken-bar shootout.At 7:30 on Saturday, 63-year-old Richard "Rossi" Morea ... More >>
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