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  • Jobbed: Which local "television personality" needs your help? Could it be Dog?

    published Nov 06, 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 seen on... More >>

  • The holidays are here for the Colorado Brewers Guild

    published Nov 04, 2009

    Having trouble finding your favorite seasonal brew? The Colorado Brewers Guild is working on that. And on Tuesday evening, the Guild -- a trade group representing the majority of the 110-plus craft b... More >>

  • Senator Dave Schultheis to retire; Hell awaits

    published Nov 04, 2009

    Say it ain't so, Dave! Colorado Springs Republican state senator Dave Schultheis, whose untenable positions and fabulously xenophobic quotes made him one of Westword's favorite Shmucks of the Week, h... More >>

  • ’Koop Town

    published November 5, 2009

    With the hiring of beer-marketing guru and former Oskar Blues ideas man Marty Jones, the Wynkoop Brewing Company – already Denver’s... More >>

  • City Council raises a toast to the Vine Street Pub

    published Nov 03, 2009

    Last night, Denver City Council unanimously approved a request by the Vine Street Pub that would alter the zoning code and allow the place to brew its own beer on site. From here, the request will go... More >>

  • Voting in Denver will cost you 61 cents -- or more

    published Nov 03, 2009

    I've been looking for a second stamp for a week so that I could mail in my ballot in today's election. I had one stamp, which I affixed to the large yellow-brown ballot I got in the mail. But then I s... More >>

  • Update: The Board of Health meeting on medical-marijuana

    Update: The Board of Health meeting on medical-marijuana

    published Nov 03, 2009

    Update, 3:23 p.m. Joel Warner here, back from the kerfuffle emergency Board of Health hearing. To make a long story short, the board voted 9-0 this morning to strike language stating that a marijuana ... More >>

  • Vine Street Pub hopes to brew beer on site

    published Nov 02, 2009

    Vine Street Pub's Paul Nashak plans to raise a toast to Denver tonight if the city council approves his request for a zoning variance that would allow the brewery to make beer on-site. A part of the ... More >>

  • Where out-of-towners go to root, root, root for their home teams

    published Oct 30, 2009

    The World Series is in full swing, and although the Rockies didn't make it this year, just about every TV in every sports bar in town has been tuned to the match-up between the New York Yankees and th... More >>

  • Jobbed: Snow, snow, snow

    published Oct 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 >>

  • Former Oskar Blues idea man Marty Jones sets his mug down at the Wynkoop

    published Oct 30, 2009

    Beerman-about-town Marty Jones has landed a new gig. The former Oskar Blues marketing whiz, Jones has taken a similar job at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, where he'll be guiding the brewery's fledglin... More >>

  • Mark Sanchez's hot dog caper has nothing on Snicker Kicker Mitch Berger

    published Oct 27, 2009

    Sports talk shows and blogs blew up over the weekend after cameras spied New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sidelines during a TV time out. Some critics have said Sanchez, ... More >>

  • Ted Pascoe goes home again

    published Oct 26, 2009

    Ted Pascoe ended his homeless strike last week. The director of Senior Support Services, a day shelter for homeless seniors, walked back through his own front door for the first time in a month, drove... More >>

  • Jobbed: Stomp on someone's face

    published Oct 22, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every Thursday 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 po... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Sputnik

    published Oct 22, 2009

    The sandwiches: Benny Mac and Persian Chicken Sandwich What's on them: The Benny Mac is a breaded chicken cutlet, with mac-n-cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce; the Persian chicken is spiced chicken meatball... More >>

  • What's the worst way to get a bartender's attention?

    published Oct 21, 2009

    Osteria Marco bartender Michael McGill hates being whistled at when someone wants his attention. As he told Westword's Nancy Levine in this week's Behind the Bar column, "I'm not a dog." Not every ba... More >>

  • The city's rec center conundrum

    published Oct 20, 2009

    City councilwoman Judy Montero worked up quite a sweat a couple weeks back over the planned privatization of the La Alma Recreation Center, comparing neighborhood reaction to the "Milagro Beanfield Wa... More >>

  • Lenny's on Lincoln offers curbside service

    published Oct 20, 2009

    The staffers at Lenny's Sub Shop at 726 Lincoln Street watch a lot of traffic roll by their windows every day, especially at rush hour, when that traffic rolls very slowly. So what did these enterpri... More >>

  • Westword attacked by museum trebuchet

    published Oct 16, 2009

    Here at Westword, we have a deep appreciation for history, culture and, frankly, weaponry. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science knows this, which is why, a couple of weeks ago, institution spokeswo... More >>

  • Jobbed: Hey gamers, it's your dream come true -- unless it's a scheme to kill you

    published Oct 15, 2009

    The Job: Telemarketing person Pay: $8 an hour Qualifications as posted online: "Are you a gamer? Do you play computer or online games that aren't super involved and allow you the time and freedom to... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Larimer Hot House

    published Oct 14, 2009

    The sandwich: 'Atsa Turkey Meatball What's on it: Sage and cranberry turkey meatballs, melted provolone and marinara sauce on a roll. Where to get it: Larimer Hot House (2810 Larimer Street, 303-292-3... More >>

  • Gorillas, pumpkin beer and more gorillas make the Wynkoop the place to be on Halloween

    published Oct 14, 2009

    Halloween is always a big day at the Wynkoop Brewing Co., because the pub celebrates its birthday that day (it's 21 years old this year) and because of the annual Denver Gorilla Run, a 5.6K race in wh... More >>

  • The Rackhouse Pub is set to open next week

    published Oct 14, 2009

    The Rackhouse Pub is slated to open next week with a slightly pared-down beer menu, but a seriously cool look. Located inside the former Heavenly Daze Brewery, at 200 South Kalamath Street, the Rackh... More >>

  • Swine flu doesn't make for good times

    published Oct 12, 2009

    Having to utter the words "emergency room" is almost never good. And when the sentence also involves your kid, it's even worse. Such was the case for me recently when I took my seven-year-old kid to ... More >>

  • Why Rick Upchurch belongs in the Broncos Ring of Fame

    published Oct 12, 2009

    Rick Upchurch was the best at what he did when he did it. But the former Denver Broncos return specialist isn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Nor is he in the Broncos' own Ring of Fame at Invesco... More >>

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