Cablevision Acquires Smallish Cable Company Called Bresnan

Cablevision Acquires Smallish Cable Company Called Bresnan

Cablevision, a small but deeply hated cable company in New York City, has shelled out $1.4B for an even smaller company that owns systems in Colorado, Utah, Montana and Wyoming. Analysts studying the deal were described as “cautious” because it appears to make no sense. [More]

Robber Steals Man's iPad & Part Of His Finger

Robber Steals Man's iPad & Part Of His Finger

A Colorado man has suffered permanent damage to his hand after a robber made off with the victim’s new iPad, and a good chunk of his pinky finger. [More]

Sheriff's Deputy Uses Stun Gun On 30 High Schoolers At Job Fair

Sheriff's Deputy Uses Stun Gun On 30 High Schoolers At Job Fair

Maybe this is the real reason job fairs are being cancelled: A sheriff’s deputy in Colorado has been suspended after using his taser on 30 high school students at a job fair last week. And it wasn’t a case of overzealous policing; the students volunteered! [More]

Judge Fired In The Case Of The Overdue DVD

Judge Fired In The Case Of The Overdue DVD

Remember a few weeks back when we wrote of the Colorado teen who was arrested for an overdue DVD from his local library? There’s an update — the judge who issued the arrest warrant in the case has been fired. [More]

Colorado Teen Arrested For Overdue DVD

Colorado Teen Arrested For Overdue DVD

A 19-year-old was pulled over at a traffic stop in Colorado a few weeks ago and quickly found himself arrested on an outstanding warrant. The charge? Not drugs or murder or even tax fraud. No, the perp was picked up because of an overdue DVD from his local library. [More]

Amazon Cut Ties With Affiliates In Yet Another State Over Taxes

Amazon Cut Ties With Affiliates In Yet Another State Over Taxes

The ongoing debate about whether or not to levy sales tax on online purchases got another talking point yesterday, as Amazon.com reacted to one such law in Colorado by completely dropping all of its affiliates in the state. [More]

Man Stabs Himself So He Doesn't Have To Work At Blockbuster

Man Stabs Himself So He Doesn't Have To Work At Blockbuster

Blockbuster must be a very unpleasant place to work, because police say a Colorado man stabbed himself and blamed “three skinheads or Hispanic males dressed in black.” (Really.) According to the cops, the guy eventually admitted that he stabbed himself so he wouldn’t have to go to work.

Lower Cost Of Living Means Less Income For Some

Lower Cost Of Living Means Less Income For Some

The good news: the cost of living is decreasing, or at least isn’t increasing. The bad news: Colorado is the first state to actually decrease its minimum wage, from $7.28 to $7.24, and Social Security recipients will not be receiving their routine cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA for 2010.

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Are you looking for a job? Do you live in the Denver area and have a talent for writing and a prescription for medical marijuana? Well, then the alt-newsweekly Westword wants to talk to you!

ID Theft Ring Placed Skimmers In Taco Bell, Stole Cards From Gym Lockers

ID Theft Ring Placed Skimmers In Taco Bell, Stole Cards From Gym Lockers

Credit card skimmers aren’t just on ATMs and in grocery stores, apparently they’re at Taco Bell. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a ID theft ring was busted for skimming credit card numbers at a Taco Bell as well as stealing cards from people’s gym lockers.

Start Your Christmas Shopping In August At This Colorado Pawn Shop

Start Your Christmas Shopping In August At This Colorado Pawn Shop

This sign spotted outside of a pawn shop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, raises all kinds of questions. Such as: now what for Christmas? Now hiring for Christmas? Now buying artificial conifers for Christmas? Now cleaning out our warehouses for Christmas? We need more clarification, EZ Pawn.

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

If you work at Best Buy, don’t tackle any knife-wielding shoplifters or you’ll be fired. That’s what happened to two Best Buy employees who chased a couple shoplifters who were fleeing with armloads of merchandise towards a waiting car.

Marriott Is Nice To You When Jerks Charge Food To Your Room

Marriott Is Nice To You When Jerks Charge Food To Your Room

Reader Stephen writes in to let us know that the Marriott Residence Inn in Boulder, CO was nice to him when some random jerks charged food to his room.

Recession Scenes At Wal-Mart: Beef, Peanut Butter, Toilet Seats

Recession Scenes At Wal-Mart: Beef, Peanut Butter, Toilet Seats

Wal-Mart’s management is watching their customers during the recession. What have they learned? More shoppers now make lists, instead of buying on impulse. Sales of frozen vegetables are up; sales of Angus beef are down. And mysteriously, $5 white toilet seats are a hot item near Denver.

Energy Company Debits $1.28 Million From Your Bank Account

Energy Company Debits $1.28 Million From Your Bank Account

Guess what happens when you don’t look closely at your bill? Your energy company debits $1.28 million dollars from your bank account — leaving you a million dollars overdrawn.

Black Bear Diner And The Thrice Cooked, Twice Eaten Steak Of Disappointment

Black Bear Diner And The Thrice Cooked, Twice Eaten Steak Of Disappointment

The Black Bear Diner in Colorado Springs twice served Jason the same undercooked steak. When he asked for a new steak, the server returned with the same steak cooked for a third time. When Jason told the server that the steak looked unappetizingly familiar, the server responded with “some story about her eating the old steak, and (unprompted) said that she couldn’t bring out the other steak because she had ate it, and got in trouble with her boss about it.”

Supermarket Chain Adds 10% At Register, But Only In Some Stores

Supermarket Chain Adds 10% At Register, But Only In Some Stores

The Nash Finch stores Avanza, Food Bonanza and Wholesale Food Outlets add the 10 percent charge to food at the register and specialize in serving Hispanics, according to store workers.

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

We were talking about pay toilets and restroom policies yesterday, which we can only assume is what prompted reader Stephen to share this photo of a sign he noticed at a coffee shop in Denver, CO. Stephen thinks it’s a “real thirst whetter.” We couldn’t agree more. [More]