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Bill Thiebaut joins the jockeying for Colorado U.S. attorney

Pueblo District Attorney Bill Thiebaut, a former longtime Colorado legislator, is the latest to say in effect, “Pick Me!” to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney. On Thursday the Pueblo Chieftain reported that Thiebaut, a former majority leader in the state Senate, is interested in being nominated to replace Republican Troy Eid, who announced this week he plans to resign on Jan. 19 and run for attorney general in 2010.

Craigslist nastygram results in libel charge for jilted Loveland man

In the world these days, where everyone’s a journalist, it behooves the same everyone — at least in Colorado — to know about an arcane law that could send you to the pokey for writing something insulting about someone and thereby exposing them to “public hatred, contempt or ridicule.” The latest case of criminal libel has been filed over a guy who allegedly ranted and raved about his ex-girlfriend and her attorney and posted it on Craigslist.