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Volume 39, Number 49

Westword was born back in 1977, when Denver was booming. Thousands of baby boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, and the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people -- and so little that told them what was happening in their increasingly dynamic city. That’s where Westword came in.

Today, Denver is again booming, welcoming another generation of young adults lured by the climate, the scenery, the country's highest concentration of microbreweries, and the advent of legal marijuana. More than 1.6 million monthly active users go to westword.com to find stories on everything from politics to the hottest new bands, along with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and writers who’ve won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Westword also gives back to the city with live events like the Westword Music Showcase, which every summer brings national headliners and scores of Denver’s best local bands to a dozen venues in the Golden Triangle. And in September, our all-inclusive food-and-drink-sampling event, DISH, celebrates the local dining scene with food from more than forty of the city’s favorite restaurants.

Nearly four decades since its founding, Westword remains the voice of Denver for faithful readers who appreciate hard-hitting journalism. And better beer.

 

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