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  1. John Lorenz Allegedly Texted Photo of Pointed Gun to Man -- and Then Killed HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Denver Westword

    Did Colorado Springs landlord John Lorenz text a photo of pointed gun to a man living at his place -- and then use the weapon to kill him later in the day? That's among the assertions in a police report naming Lorenz, who's currently in custody on suspicion of first-degree murder. Photos and details below.

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  2. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks Coming to Colorado in Wake of Office BombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Denver Westword

    Today marks two weeks since a bomb went off outside the building that houses the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs, and while a suspect's sketch was released days later, no arrests have been made. To emphasize the need for progress in the case, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, who's been a prominent figure in protests related to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is traveling to the Springs for what a local rep believes is an unprecedented visit.

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  3. Carrie Vaughn, Former Bookstore Employee, Will Be Back in One to Sign Low MidnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Denver Westword

    It's no surprise that author Carrie Vaughn, who'll be appearing at Broadway Book Mall Sunday, holds a deep love for the nooks, crannies, and quiet hominess of local bookstores. She used to work in one.

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  4. Justine Herring, CO Springs Mayoral Candidate, Busted for Menacing -- with an AR-15Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Denver Westword

    A business card displayed on Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Justine Herring's Facebook page announces, "Justice Is Coming 2015!," and she may be right. The veteran real-estate agent was just arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly showing someone the business end of an AR-15 rifle -- an action that may or may not impress the many Second Amendment supporters among the Springs electorate.

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  5. Matthew McConaughey and Santa Both Rely on Colorado's NORADRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Denver Westword

    The Christopher Nolan blockbuster Interstellar hit theaters in time for the holidays, and although the post-apocalyptic space journey flick is mostly concerned with actor Matthew McConaughey, it does feature Colorado in a very supporting role. Playing a corn farmer/engineer, McConaughey eventually journeys across the plains to NORAD -- the North American Aerospace Defense Command -- at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, where he meets a secret group of former NASA scientists trying to save humanity.

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  6. Chromic Con Gave Geeks a Chance to Toke TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Geeks love to toke, too. That was the premise behind Chromic Con, the only-in-Colorado gathering that brought together stoners, fans and geeky guests in Colorado Springs and Denver on November 22 and 23. Billed as the world's first-ever weed-friendly comic and fantasy convention, the event included a cosplay contest, exhibits by artists, and appearances by Carel Struycken and Carlos Alazraqui .

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  7. Rocky Mountain News Reboot Plan: Warning Shot to the Post or Real Deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Yesterday, the Denver Business Journal reported that gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, whose properties include the Colorado Springs Gazette , was "exploring the possibility of reviving the Rocky Mountain News , the Denver daily newspaper that shut down in 2009 after nearly 150 years of publication." But while a teaser for a new Rocky is online, along with a prototype edition , most observers think something other than an actual revival is in play, with popular theories involving the Denver Post , which has been on the market for several months amid turmoil at its parent company, Digital First Media.

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  8. Did Someone Try to Threaten Colorado Springs TV Station With a Toy Grenade?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Denver Westword

    KKTV in Colorado Springs didn't have to look far for a story last night. There was one waiting in its parking lot -- specifically what initially looked like an explosive device left in the vicinity of an employee's vehicle.

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  9. Rob Larimer: Tragic Details of Veteran Colorado Journalist's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Rob Larimer was a veteran journalist well-known in Denver and, especially, Colorado Springs. But in September, he died in a one-car crash -- and a just-released autopsy report reveals that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he crashed into a tree while traveling the wrong way on a residential street at a high rate of speed.

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  10. Jennifer Reali, Fatal Attraction Killer Turned Singer: No Parole Despite Cancer DiagnosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Back in August, we reported that Jennifer Reali , who'd gained a lot more notoriety as the so-called Fatal Attraction killer of her lover's wife than she has for the gospel singing on self-released albums that she recorded while doing time at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility, was living in a Lakewood halfway house -- a situation questioned by at least one of her victim's friends. Nonetheless, Reali will remain at the facility for at least the near future, after being turned down for parole despite a cancer diagnosis.

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  11. Reader: Don't Assume Everyone From Colorado Springs is a Gay-Hating LoonbagRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Denver Westword

    We recently introduced you to Gordon Klingenschmitt , a newly elected state representative whose critics portray him as a homophobe into exorcisms . Some of the many readers who responded cast aspersions on El Paso County, where Klingenschmitt's district is located, as well as nearby Colorado Springs, much to the displeasure of this reader and area resident.

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  12. Dennis Craven Charged in Death of Sixty Cats That Lived in House Turned Litter BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Denver Westword

    The animal control officers who inspected Dennis Craven's home wore hazmat suits, and no wonder. Judging by video shot inside , his residence was as risky for people as it was lethal for cats.

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  13. Cannabis Calendar for the Week of November 17: Edibles Work Group Meeting and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Denver Westword

    There's yet another edibles work-group meeting first thing this morning in Golden, and there's a lot more happening this week in cannabis. Keep reading to find out what: Head to the Colorado Division of Gaming at 17301 West Colfax Avenue in Golden, for an edibles work group meeting that starts at 9 a.m. Click here for everything you need to know.

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  14. Lee Riddle, Ex-Teacher, Sentenced for 'Cup Checks' To Measure Students' Penis SizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Lee Riddle taught German at Widefield High School in Colorado Springs. But he's been sentenced to jail for other lessons -- ones involving contact with the genitals of his male students, allegedly via "cup checks" that allowed him to discern the size of their penis.

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  15. The Denver Botanic Gardens Lands a Dale Chihuly Sculpture for its Permanent CollectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Denver Westword

    To call Chihuly , which closes November 30 after several months at the Denver Botanic Gardens , a success, would be something of an understatement. Made up of Dale Chihuly's monumental glass sculptures nestled into the picturesque landscaping of the grounds, the show has nearly doubled last year's attendance numbers at the DBG, with well over a million people having visited so far in 2014.

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  16. BrockBuston Gets 192 Years for Making Bank Robbery a Family AffairRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Denver Westword

    From our time on the Schmuck of the Week beat, we've learned that schmucks often have the ability to spread their schmuckiness to those around them -- including members of their own family. By this measure, Brock Butson is a schmuck supreme, since he not only managed to earn a jail sentence measured at just shy of two centuries, but with his help, his two sons are serving jolts behind bars as well.

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  17. Reverend Phil Discusses Bicycle Erotica and Watching Porn in PublicRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Some people get off to porn, other people get down to BDSM role play. And then there are those people who are turned on by bicycles.

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  18. Marijuana: Manitou Springs Votes for Rec Pot Sales, Other Towns Don'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Just over three months after Maggie's Farm opened its doors as the first recreational pot shop in Manitou Springs and began dumping money into town coffers, voters gave the business a thumbs-up, overwhelmingly defeating a proposal to ban recreational pot sales in the town. The question before voters in Manitou Springs was whether to ban recreational sales and shut down one of the largest tax contributors to Manitou Springs's meager budget or not.

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  19. Review: Discovering and Interpreting the West Takes a Fresh Look at the LandscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Denver Westword

    It was the scenic Rocky Mountains that first attracted artists to Colorado 150 years ago, and paintings and photos of the landscape are the works that laid the foundation for the rapidly developing art scene we have here now. This kind of art continues to play a key role for many contemporary artists around here, and it was with that in mind that Kristin Bueb, the Arvada Center 's exhibition coordinator and registrar, organized the three-part landscape extravaganza Discovering and Interpreting the West: 19th, 20th and 21st Century Landscapes .

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  20. See What Your City Is Doing to Crack Down on Halloween Weekend DUIsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Denver Westword

    Welcome to Halloween weekend, a time of fun, frivolity and, for some, getting hammered and then trying to drive home. In an attempt to prevent the latter from prompting tragedy, law-enforcement agencies all over the state are focusing on DUI enforcement -- and we've got information about what dozens of them have planned.

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