Stephen King was famously inspired by the Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado, and now, the hotel is looking to add on to their heritage as a horror destination: by adding on a museum dedicated to horror.
In 1960, it seemed like the perfect crime, and the best solution to a pressing financial dilemma: snatch a wealthy,middle-aged beer-company heir; demand $500,000 ransom (equivalent to nearly four million dollars today); collect the money; and fade back into obscurity.
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 …
A very young owlet (estimated to be around 10 to 14 days old!) hangs with its mother at Metzger Farm Open Space in Westminster, Colorado. The photographer notes: "Given the mother owl's behavior in the previous photo, there are likely other younger owlets in the nest."
Since 2011, artist Sonja Hinrichsen has brought volunteers out onto the snow of Colorado to create art that can only be full seen from above. 2014's entry was an abstract interpretation of original flow of the Yampa River and its four main tributaries in Routt County, made on an artificial lake created by damming.
A volunteer at a Colorado fossil dig has just found an absolutely massive Apatosaurus femur: 6' 7", which puts the 5' 10" femur of the previous record holder to shame, making this one of the two largest Apatosaurus ever discovered.
The Sherif's Office in Moffat County, Colorado was in for a shock on March 22, 2011 when their Lost and Found office acquired a mysterious new find. It was a metal sphere, 30 inches in diameter, with Cyrillic markings.
An old pet cemetery resting on the grounds of the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining will soon be dug up to make room for a "wedding and corporate retreat pavilion."
In Colorado, rainfall characterized by the National Weather Service as "biblical" has left thousands homeless, hundreds missing and at least eight people dead. Among the hardest-hit cities has been Boulder, which last week catapulted from a dry spell into its wettest year on record in the span of just five days.
Cosplay, it's a burgeoning trend in the criminal community. Hell, a fellow in New Zealand was recently sentenced to eight years for robberies while dressed up like Casper The Friendly Ghost. (Honestly, if you're going to dress up as a Harvey Comics character to freak people out, Baby Huey is the way to go).
Nancy Marks, a psychic from Lafayette, Colorado, was arrested for fraud after telling clients their "money [was] evil" and that she'd take their cursed cash so "the money would suffer" instead. Marks made at least $290,000 using this scam.