Man Whose Wife Plunged to Her Death Just Happened to Have Map with "X" Marking Where She Fell [Updated]

Colorado resident Harold Henthorn headed to trial this week to answer to first-degree murder charges; he denies pushing his wife, Toni, to her death during a 2012 Rocky Mountain National Park hike celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary. The accused is innocent until proven guilty, but there’s some particularly … »9/10/15 10:00pm9/10/15 10:00pm

An Acid-Spilling Mine Turned This Colorado River Bright Orange

This time of year kayaks and inner tubes crowd the crystal-clear waters of the Animas River, which flows through the western Colorado city of Durango. Last night, the river was quickly abandoned as one million gallons of wastewater seeping from a local mine slowly trickled downstream, eventually coloring the entire… »8/07/15 1:40pm8/07/15 1:40pm

The Massive Proving Ground Where Extraordinary New Trains Are Tested

General Electric’s development team just completed a year of field-testing for the new Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive. Some of the tests took place at the Federal Railroad Administration’s high-altitude testing circuit near Pueblo, Colorado at an elevation of 5,000 feet. These photographs capture the train’s… »4/16/15 8:00pm4/16/15 8:00pm

The Hotel From The Shining Wants You To Design Its Scary New Hedge Maze

You've probably heard of the Stanley Hotel. This century-old landmark in Estes Park, Colorado is the spooky spot that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining after he and his wife stayed there*. Now, you can design a giant hedge maze—inspired by the giant hedge maze in The Shining—on the Stanley Hotel grounds. »1/07/15 11:20am1/07/15 11:20am

Demand for Drone Hunting Licenses Overwhelms Tiny Colorado Town

Back in July, everybody chuckled a little over Deer Trail, Colorado's half-baked plan to issue drone hunting licenses and pay a bounty to any sharp shooter who bagged a flying robot. Some took the opportunity pretty seriously, though, leading to over a thousand applications and a big headache for city hall. »9/06/13 11:40am9/06/13 11:40am

So Many Stones Fell in Last Night's Freak Hail Storm, They Flooded This Denver Intersection

A Class 3 Kill-Storm tore through the greater Denver area last night, knocking down trees with heavy winds and rain, demolishing vehicle windshields with golf ball-sized hail, and no less than six separate tornado sightings. Welcome to June in our new globally warmed future! [Buzzfeed - Image: @CrazyJon85 / weather.com »6/07/12 2:00pm6/07/12 2:00pm