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  • Happy, Happy New Year

    published Dec 31, 2009

    You won't see much us on the blog for the next few days. Why? Because we are already drinking and don't plan to stop until early Monday morning. In the meantime, check out our New Year's Eve listings... More >>

  • Stormy weather at the Governor's Energy Office

    published Dec 30, 2009

    The Governor's Energy Office will consider a protest by a nonprofit agency into the state's decision to award a $9 million weatherization grant to a rival organization. Rocky Mountain SER, which prov... More >>

  • Jobbed: New Year's Day Masseuse

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted ... More >>

  • Antarctic Support Contract delayed for a year
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    Antarctic Support Contract delayed for a year

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Nearly three months after the National Science Foundation was supposed to announce who had won the thirteen-year, $2 billon Antarctic Support Contract, the federal agency has acknowledged to bidders t... More >>

  • Graffiti vandal KOZE sentenced
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    Graffiti vandal KOZE sentenced

    published Dec 29, 2009

    Timothy Barajas, the cagey graffiti writer known as KOZE, was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and 180 days in jail, half of which will be suspended as long as Barajas doesn't commit any ne... More >>

  • 2009 Hall of Shame

    published December 31, 2009

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    2009 Year in Review: When the lows were lower and the highs were really, really high

    published December 31, 2009

    2009. Yeah, we're sick about it, too. From swine flu to job cuts to a suspected terrorist in Aurora (Aurora, really?), every month brought a... More >>

  • RU-Buzzed? or are you going to get a DUI?

    published Dec 29, 2009

    There were a lot of new iPhones opened on Christmas Day, and that was a big present for the Colorado Department of Transportation, which created its own iPhone application in November to help people m... More >>

  • Top 10 Colorado quotes of the decade
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    Top 10 Colorado quotes of the decade

    published Dec 29, 2009

    Get ready, get set, insert foot in mouth. Here are some of the quotes that made us laugh, cry or just scratch our head in disbelief. "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don... More >>

  • Former <em>Family Ties</em> actor appears in Boulder court
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    Former Family Ties actor appears in Boulder court

    published Dec 29, 2009

    You may not remember Brian Bonsall, and that's okay, because the former child actor doesn't remember much either, at least when it comes to the night of December 5, when Boulder police say he hit his ... More >>

  • A win for the Vikings is a win for the Broncos

    published Dec 28, 2009

    It's still mathematically possible for the Broncos to make the playoffs (if a whole bunch of other teams lose and Broncos win), but it ain't likely. And frankly, even if they do make it, do we really ... More >>

  • Jobbed: Spin this sign

    published Dec 23, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as poste... More >>

  • Merrie Cristomas from the City of Denver

    published Dec 23, 2009

    The City of Denver unveiled its new website this week, a Christmas present to the denizens of this fine town, and it certainly is snazzy. New features include an online service center; free Google la... More >>

  • The Oakland Raiders get Denver by the jock strap

    published Dec 21, 2009

    We're still shell-shocked by yesterday's Broncos game against the Raiders, but not because the Broncos lost. No, we're dealing with the PTSD from seeing Raiders player Tommy Kelly's color-coordinate... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter

    published Dec 18, 2009

    The Tommyknocker Brewery's Cocoa Porter isn't a particularly sophisticated beer, not a particularly powerful stout, but it is delicious nonetheless, almost like chocolate milk or hot chocolate. In fa... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Wreck the Halls from Full Sail

    published Dec 17, 2009

    Full Sail's Wreck the Halls is certainly hoppy, and it's crisp and tastes good. In fact, it's like many other American IPAs, if just a touch more malty. But frankly, it shouldn't take the holidays t... More >>

  • Jobbed: Baggage handlers at DIA

    published Dec 17, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted ... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale

    published Dec 16, 2009

    Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale pours a golden color, with a head that is as thick, fluffy and bouncy as a cozy homemade blanket - or a foot-high bank of Christmas snow. The bubbles go deep and rise slowl... More >>

  • This Chanukah Cook-off Is One Hot Potato

    published December 17, 2009

    If you've ever slung latkes — from the grated potatoes and onions to the hot oil — you know how labor-intensive it would be to cook 150... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Frambozen from New Belgium

    published Dec 15, 2009

    Frambozen is a classic Colorado holiday beer, one that has a fan club across the country and everyone who lives here should try at least once. A brown ale that pours a deep red/brown color, Frambozen... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Jewbelation

    published Dec 14, 2009

    Chanukah started on Friday, and the occasion called for a special brew, something that would go well with potato latkes and gelt. The answer was Jewbelation, the massive holiday beer from New York's ... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Ska Brewing's Euphoria

    published Dec 10, 2009

    Euphoria - This hop-happy beer in a can is a crowd pleaser, with its bitterly delicious dollop of hops delivered cold and crisp from aluminum rather than glass. Similar to the Celebration Ale in styl... More >>

  • Jobbed: King Soopers scabs, uh, replacement workers

    published Dec 10, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted ... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Spruce Goose at Steamworks

    published Dec 09, 2009

    When I first tried this beer last year, on the recommendation of a liquor-store employee, I thought I'd gotten a bottle from a batch that had been contaminated. Although it smelled like pine trees, it... More >>

  • Root for your home team at these BCS Championship game bars

    published Dec 08, 2009

    The BCS Championship game is set for January 7 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns, but it's never too early to get your party plans in order and identify the bars that will provi... More >>

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