Leadville in the 1880s was a tough town populated by mining tycoons, the poor miners that made those tycoons rich and the businesses that supported the industry. Okay, there were also a bunch of bunch of thieves, cheats, hookers, gamblers, drunks, visiting opera singers and (apparently) drug addicts ... More >>
On Valentine's Day eve, while last-minute lovers were raiding grocery stores for cheap chocolates, plastic-wrapped flowers and prefab love notes, Jordan Garcia raced east on 14th Avenue toward the GEO Aurora ICE Processing Center. "I want to get there before Wade Castle leaves for the day. He's the ... More >>
Earlier this year, Takai Beard left her children in a running car while she shopped in Walgreen's -- and her ride was stolen with the kids inside. You'd think Beard's example would prevent others from making a similar mistake. But no: Last night in Commerce City, another vehicle theft turned into a ... More >>
Last week, we shared with you five nice/nasty definitions of five Colorado cities -- Boulder, Greeley, Vail, Grand Junction and Denver -- on Urban Dictionary. But those were hardly the only places from our fair state to get the sometimes on-point/often flat-out-crazy treatment from the site's inspir ... More >>
Yesterday, in announcing a reprieve for quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap noted that Lisa Clements remains against the death penalty even after what happened to her husband, the late Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. What happened to Clements is that Evan Ebel allegedly murdered him, then took off ... More >>
HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 4/21/13 If you came into the Paramount Theatre last night halfway through How to Destroy Angels' first show in Denver, don't worry: It was the same as the first half. Trent Reznor's new post-industrial-electro-goth-whatever project, expertly executed and s ... More >>
Update: The tale of Evan Ebel, the man shot during a gun battle with law enforcers in Texas on Thursday (see our previous coverage below), seems to grow stranger with each passing day. Hours after Ebel was taken off life support, as evidence that he had killed both pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and ... More >>
In November 2008, Elijah Archuleta, age two, died due in large part to burns covering 75 percent of his body -- and his mother, Isela Reyes-Talamantes, received a twenty-year sentence for her role in his death circa March 2010. Why, then, did it take until the past few days for John Vigil, Reyes-Ta ... More >>
Today's nominee in the tightly contested "Worst Friend Ever" category is Alan Glen Smith, who has a very good chance of a hefty stretch in the hoosgow for one of the creepiest schemes in recent memory. The plan is said to have involved drugging a pal so that he could sexually assault the man's unde ... More >>
Donna Lynn Martinez had posed for a police photographer before being shot to death by a Lakewood Police officer, as her mug shot indicates. But her companion, Bernard John Trujillo, sported by far the more impressive record -- one that's likely to get longer this week when charges against him are fo ... More >>
There is nothing better than reminiscing about the awesomeness of the 80s. And no two bands scream that era louder than Journey and Foreigner (due tomorrow night at Comfort Dental Amphitheater). Journey, once led by lead singer Steve Perry, carries us through the depths of love and heartache like no ... More >>
Bigger pic below.Kurt Ward, 27, was arrested for his approach to getting off -- and now, some observers may feel he got off too easily. He's been sentenced to three years of intensive supervised probation for breaking into a neighbor's house and fondling panties belonging to a sixteen-year-o ... More >>
We catch Snooki "working." Last week, Sammi and JWoww made amends, everyone got drunk, and Deena's taste in men's backsides was the rumor around the barbershop. Basically, business as usual. This week, we join up with the Jersey Shore crew as they're doing the usual group drunk walk home fro ... More >>
Jessica Hogan, fourth from left, and the rest of the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council.Given the controversy over Denver's medical marijuana regulations, typified by advocate Robert Chase's campaign to recall the entire city council, it'd be easy to assume that the divide between offi ... More >>
With Liz away on maternity leave, it was left to Aubrey to find willing test subjects to try her latest Walgreen's find: Brach's Soda Poppers soda flavored filled hard candies. The task proved harder than you might think, since it seems there are a lot of hard candy haters out there and most people, ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/10/2008
We're all just a home away from homeless.
The Ogden's rehab is done, but the future's still dark for other vintage theaters.
This family's roots are in Vietnam, but the next generation is branching out.
Photo shows at the CVA and CPAC are filled with edgy psychological subject matter.
Which panhandler really deserves a helping hand?
Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.
Skip and Amy once worked the mall together. Now she's out on her own.
Rubbed the wrong way
Even at 100, Cole Kugel is ready for takeoff.
And the beat goes on
Up against the Wall, Golden!
Leonard's talking off the top of his head. Children, leave the room.
Better ways to spend your holiday cash than an evening with Neil Diamond.
The world may be in the hands of a bunch of hams on New Year's Eve.
A CASH-FLUSH CITY AGENCY MEASURES SUCCESS--AND CONTROVERSY--ONE INVESTMENT AT A TIME.
A GRISLY HALLOWEEN MURDER FROM THE PAST STILL HAUNTS A DENVER POLICE DETECTIVE.HOUSE OF HORRORS INSIDE JACK DUCEY'S RAMBLING NORTH DENVER HOME, POLICE FOUND BARNYARD ANIMALS, A GIANT STUFFED BEAR--AND MURDER.
PROWLING THE BLACK MARKET IN SEARCH OF BABY FOOD.