17th Fatality Sets Colorado Ski Slope Death Record

17th Fatality Sets Colorado Ski Slope Death Record

Safety is important, people. This year’s skiing season is going out on a sombre note as a new record was set for the most skiing or snowboarding deaths on Colorado ski slopes in a single season.

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Hundreds of speeding tickets in Boulder, Colorado may be invalid thanks to a resident who complained about one of the city’s photo-radar vans, which frequented a spot clearly marked “no parking” and “tow-away.” Said police commander Robert Thomas: “You can’t have a van breaking the law and a citizen getting a ticket for breaking the law — that’s not right.” [dailycamera] (Thanks to Matt!)

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

The first sign that Russell Petrie was too drunk to fly was probably when he boarded the plane and yelled “let’s party and have some drinks!”

Circuit City Also Steals Porn From Your Computer

Circuit City Also Steals Porn From Your Computer

Stealing porn from customer’s computers isn’t just for Best Buy, one reader reports they’re doing it at Circuit City, too. He writes:I wanted to write in about my recent experience with employment at circuit city. I work at a circuit city in Colorado, I was recently hired as holiday help.

Couple Loses 25% Of Property To Litigious Neighbors

Couple Loses 25% Of Property To Litigious Neighbors

A Boulder couple lost 25% of their property after a neighbor used the legal principle of “adverse possession” to west control of it. For 25 years, Richard McClean and Edith Stevens used part of a vacant lot owned by their neighbor, the Kirlins. They extended their rock garden into it, held parties, and stacked wood upon it. Recently they filed to suit to take control of the land. The judge ruled that since the Kirlins hadn’t contested the Stevens use before, they were less attached to the property, and awarded the claim to the litigants. Naturally, the case has caused an uproar in the Boulder community who are delighted to have discovered a land grabber within their midst. The Kirlins plan to appeal, and the Boulderites plan to hold protest picnics among the lots scrabbly grass and weeds.

Safeway DVD Kiosk Comes With Credit Card Skimming Device

Safeway DVD Kiosk Comes With Credit Card Skimming Device

Crafty identity thieves attached a credit card skimming device to a DVD kiosk at a Colorado Safeway. The 2-inch skimming device was discovered only after a customer asked a Safeway employee for help after his card wouldn’t scan.

Colorado Rockies' World Series Ticketing System Fails Spectacularly

Colorado Rockies' World Series Ticketing System Fails Spectacularly

Reader Jennifer would like to see the Colorado Rockies kick some Boston Red Sox butt in the World Series. Sadly, the ticketing system has melted under the pressure and she was unable to get her tickets—and she’s not the only one.

Joyriding Jerks Steal Food Bank Truck, Ruin 1 Ton Of Food For No Reason

Joyriding Jerks Steal Food Bank Truck, Ruin 1 Ton Of Food For No Reason

A local non-profit wants to know who would steal food from the hungry. A thief took a refrigerated Food Bank of the Rockies truck Monday that was stocked with enough food to feed 1,500 families.

British Airways Leaves Luggage To Rot Outside Heathrow

British Airways Leaves Luggage To Rot Outside Heathrow

I was flying [British Airways] from Amsterdam to London Heathrow to Denver on July 28th. When I landed I waited by the luggage carousel for my bag, well as you can sure guess, it never turned up. I was told by BA, that they found my bag they apologized and assured me it would be delivered to my home the following day. Seven days later the luggage finally showed up. [More]

Best Buy's Geek Squad Scours Stores In Person For Stolen Porn N' Stuff

Best Buy's Geek Squad Scours Stores In Person For Stolen Porn N' Stuff

In addition to having Best Buy Geeks Squad locations hook up store computers to headquarters to check for porn and music stolen from customer’s computers, and pirated software, they’re also sending “audit teams” to investigate hard-drives at the stores in-person, reports an insider.

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 29

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Week 29

29 weeks after Walmart agreed to remove shirts bearing Nazi iconography from its shelves, and 17 weeks after getting a letter from Congress demanding the shirts removal, they’re still there. Adam writes:

So I’m at Wal Mart in Commerce City, CO looking for a gift for a friend and start rummaging through the T Shirt section not looking for anything in particular, just killing some time. Suddenly I notice this familiar looking skull peeking out at me. “Surely it can’t be…” I think to myself. Oh, it is…. I grab it and pull it out; there it is in all its glory. It’s like finding a piece of history. Nazi Wal Mart history.

We keep posting these to show you how some businesses manipulate the by-the-books media. A fracas erupts, the company send out a public statement apologizing and pledging to change their ways, the press publishes it, everyone feels goods, and we turn to a clip of Scrappy the Jet-skiing squirrel. Guess what, the company doesn’t always do what they said they were gonna do. — BEN POPKEN

TSA Misses 90% of Bombs At Denver Airport

TSA Misses 90% of Bombs At Denver Airport

Sources told 9NEWS the Red Team was able to sneak about 90 percent of simulated weapons past checkpoint screeners in Denver. In the baggage area, screeners caught one explosive device that was packed in a suitcase. However later, screeners in the baggage area missed a book bomb, according to sources.

Colorado Police Looking For Comcast Imposter

Colorado Police Looking For Comcast Imposter

Colorado police are looking for man caught posing as a Comcast employee. The man had no identification and was holding photocopied Comcast brochures as he tried to gain entrance to a home.

A Humble Suggestion: Do Not Try To Trade Your Baby For A Dodge Intrepid

A Humble Suggestion: Do Not Try To Trade Your Baby For A Dodge Intrepid

Police Sergeant Brett Wilson says the department was notified of the alleged baby swap yesterday morning. Within hours, they had mother Nicole Uribe behind bars and the baby safely placed with a foster home.

Happy Ending Nears For Customer With Crazily Painted Car?

Happy Ending Nears For Customer With Crazily Painted Car?

We’ve been hounding a paint store in Colorado to fix a customer’s car like they said they would. After numerous delays, Fred’s crazy-painted car may be looking normal soon.

Update: Sherwin-Williams Customer Service Is Color Blind, Now My Car Looks Crazy

Update: Sherwin-Williams Customer Service Is Color Blind, Now My Car Looks Crazy

Sherwin-Williams Customer Service Is Color Blind, Now My Car Looks Crazy

Sherwin-Williams Customer Service Is Color Blind, Now My Car Looks Crazy

A Sherwin-Willams’ store incompetence totally messed up Fred’s car. Look at that hood front quarter and nose fascia..

Brown Can’t Do Anything For Denver

The snowstorm that slammed the Denver area canceled Christmas for many folks expecting deliveries from UPS, aka Brown Santa.