Articles By Carol McKinley

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

After haunting Colorado for three decades, there is new hope in the Jonelle Matthews case

Life changed for a generation of Colorado kids — and law enforcement — when Jonelle Matthews disappeared in 1984. Now police have a person of interest.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate being investigated for 1984 Greeley cold-case murder of 12-year-old girl

Jonelle Matthews disappeared Dec. 20, 1984, after a Christmas choir concert at a nursing home

Music Primary category in which blog post is published

Neil Young and Crazy Horse spent 11 magical days in Telluride — and the album they made there is coming out soon

There was plenty of mystery surrounding the sessions under a full moon, so Telluride locals are eagerly awaiting the Colorado album’s release

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

DNA testing leads to break in decades-old Colorado murder case. But privacy questions are being raised.

Police used a DNA database and a fast food cup to zero in on a suspect in the 1987 death of 20-year-old Fort Carson soldier Darlene Krashoc

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Should schools and buildings be torn down after mass shootings? Columbine looks to others as it struggles with trespassers

There are countless examples of macabre tourist attractions that have drawn the focus of the curious and the obsessed, or they were razed or remodeled quickly

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

For one Colorado family, a son’s Everest ascent was a 36-hour exercise in anxiety

Pete Lowry's ascent of Mount Everest left his family back home in Colorado agonizing for 36 hours

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Germany, the capital of beer, looks to Colorado with worry and curiosity as it considers legalizing cannabis

Curious Europeans have reached out to Colorado pot proponents to learn about the state’s experiences.