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    October 20, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About Whether Broncos' Win Over 49ers Makes Them Super Bowl Favorites

    It was just last week when the Broncos' narrow win over the woeful Jets convinced a considerable portion of Twitter Nation that Denver was overrated. No more: Last night's superlative 42-17 crushing of the excellent San Francisco 49ers not only saw Peyton Manning setting the all-time touchdown pass ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Good Things Happen to People Who Write Songs About Peyton Manning

    John Stevens Jr started writing songs at age 15 to try and process the death of a friend. He's been playing music in Indiana for 30 years, but it wasn't until he sat down at his kitchen table early this year with the intent to make his friends laugh that he found that little breakthrough so many art ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Reader: If You Would Rather Go to an Art or Rockabilly Bar, Remember to Wear Your Skirt

    Fall Sundays could be state holidays, as Denver Bronco fans flock to local watering holes to worship their team and drink plenty of beer. But there are still many people who'd rather keep the taps on and the TV off, and so last week we served up our five best bars for not watching the Denver Broncos ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About Whether Broncos' Close Win Over Jets Shows They're Overrated

    As we know, expectations color perceptions, particularly in sports. Hence, the highly varied reactions to the Broncos' 31-17 win yesterday over the New York Jets, a woeful team Denver's top rival, the San Diego Chargers, blew out the previous week. Is the glass half-empty or half-full for Peyton Man ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The Five Best Bars for Not Watching Football on Sunday

    On a typical fall Sunday in Denver, people in orange and blue flock to local joints that serve cheap Coors Light and burger combos and have TVs blaring. But not everyone wants to bump elbows with former high school athletes getting drunk and trying to relive the "glory" days. Some people actually ju ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (4 Free!), October 10-12

    This weekend should be all about fun, that's what weekends are for. There's no need to waste all your hard earned dollars, there's plenty of cheap fun to be had. From vintage toys and Bronco's memorabilia to dodgeball, this weekend will have you feeling like a kid again. Don't worry there will be be ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Here's What to Give Trick-or-Treaters You'd Rather Beat With a Garden Hose

    Denver blog posts are more treat than trick. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz highlights five of the best -- and worst -- new Halooween treats for 2014, including this "trifecta of terror" that you should give out "to all the neighborhood kids you would rather beat with a garden hose than see ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Photos: Four Nice/Nasty Definitions of the Denver Broncos on Urban Dictionary

    How do you define the Denver Broncos? Urban Dictionary is of two minds about the team, which returns from a bye week to face the Arizona Cardinals this weekend: Roughly half the definitions are nice, while an equal number of others are nasty -- and some represent a blend of the two, occasionally via ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Why Denver's La Alma/Lincoln Park Neighborhood Deserves to Be a "Great Place"

    The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood was named one of the nation's Ten Great Neighorhoods this week by the American Planning Association. I happen to live in the neighborhood, which is bounded by Colfax Avenue to the north, 6th Avenue to the south, Speer Boulevard to the east and the South Platte R ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), September 26-28

    The Broncos have a bye this Sunday, so there's no excuse to miss these events this weekend, from Day of the Dead celebrations to hugging an alpaca. There's also comedy and improv going on, as well as a hunt for hidden treasures at the record collecting expo. But since we can't fit everything on the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Did You Know a Violent Femme Was Living in Denver?

    Denver blog posts blister in the sun. At our Backbeat blog, Tom Murphy offers the lowdown about eleven famous musicians who've moved to Denver -- including the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano. Predominantly Orange's Ian St. Clair thinks Mike Shanahan is the answer to the Broncos' run game. Coyote Gul ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Here's Why 40,000 Broncos Fans Hate Phil Simms's Guts

    If you're a Denver Broncos fan, then you've no doubt endured a broadcast featuring either NBC's Chris Collinsworth or Phil Simms, who calls games for CBS. Both have earned the enduring hatred of Broncos fans over the years because of what some would say is a clear bias against the beloved orange-and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    The Ten Best Dog-Friendly Patios in Denver

    Summer is coming to an end, but it's far from the end of patio season in Denver, as the weather will surely fluctuate between hot and snow for the next month or two. There's now even more reason to take advantage of every warm day before winter since Denver passed an ordinance July 1, allowing resta ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    The "Controversy" 32 Bar Challenge Is Igniting Denver's Hip-Hop Scene

    Denver rapper Demario "Lil Bad" Gentry has been busy recently, releasing The Colfax District, Bad News, and Shark Syndrome 2.0. He's also played shows all over the country, from Los Angeles to Miami, and he hasn't always found support for his home town. "This is my home, and I love Denver," he says. ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Five Ways Olive Garden Could Suck Less

    Denver blog posts are often fast and casual. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz enumerates the top five ways Olive Garden needs to get its act together. Colorado Ethics Watch formally requests that the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate Representative Mike Coffman. Predominantly Orang ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Top Twenty Tweets About How the Broncos Suck Even Though They're 2-0

    Talk about high expectations. The Broncos won yesterday's game against the Chiefs to go 2-0 in the young NFL season, yet the way they did it -- eking out a last-minute 24-17 victory after nearly giving up a big lead, just like in last week's season opener against the Colts -- inspired Broncos lovers ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Photos: Can You Match the Crazy of the Craziest Broncos Fans We Could Find?

    It's fair to say the post-Super Bowl blowout malaise that afflicted so many Broncos fans earlier this year is over: Prior to Denver's closer-than-it-should-have-been victory over the Indianapolis Colts, tailgaters at Mile High Stadium were incredibly amped for the new season, as our Eric Gruneisen d ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    On Trend: Neon Colors Our World at DISH and Dateline

    Bright, bold colors are making a splash on the Denver streets -- just in time for the transition between summer and fall. This week we noticed neon colors at Dateline gallery, as well as at DISH. Keep reading to learn why these fashionistas prefer their wardrobe with a heavy dose of color -- and and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Photos: Top Twenty Tweets About Broncos Nearly Choking Away Game One to Colts

    Hope you didn't wind up in intensive care after the Broncos' 2014 regular season debut last night. The team looked like world beaters in the first half, running up a 24-0 lead thanks to the heroics of Peyton Manning and Julius Thomas, then nearly gagged the victory away thanks to predictable play ca ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Don't Miss DISH! Good Things Come to Those Who Wait...for This Special Deal

    We're mixing in the last ingredients for DISH, our annual celebration of the Denver dining and drinking scene, at Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Sunday, September 7. This is Westword's twentieth anniversary event, and it promises to be quite a party: sun, fun and fine food a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Photos: Ten NFL Teams With the Best Fans -- and Who Forbes Says Beats the Broncos

    Those of us who live in Colorado tend to think of the Broncos as the NFL team with the best fans. But that's not how Forbes sees it. The publication's top ten ranking definitely includes Denver, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, who face our local heroes Sunday night to kick off the 2014 season. Bu ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Fifteen Best Food Events This Weekend -- From DISH to Chili Cookoffs to Beer!

    This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Photos: Denver Broncos Victory Memes, 2014 Season Kickoff Edition

    On Sunday night, the Broncos start the 2014 NFL season with a nationally broadcast home challenge against quarterback Peyton Manning's old team, the Indianapolis Colts -- and these samples from the Denver Broncos Memes Facebook page should get you ready for the game and the season quicker than a twe ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Reader: Attending Broncos Games is the Worst Thing to Do in Denver

    Our post featuring our ten least favorite places in Denver inspired lotsa readers to share the local spots to which they give a big thumbs-down. Among the nominations was a place that thousands of people are eager to visit this weekend. See also: Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

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    August 29, 2014

    Is the McRib Your Idea of Good Barbecue, Denver? Really?

    Denver blog posts almost never grimace. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun spotlights the view of a reader who thinks people in Denver consider the McRib to be good barbecue. Mile High Report shares everything you need to know about the Broncos 27-3 victory over the Cowboys in the (meaning ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Ten Best Colorado Breweries for Music Fans

    Colorado blogs like a little music with their beer, and vice versa. Our Backbeat blog counts down Colorado's town best breweries for music fans. Mile High Sports' Zach Fogg thinks the Broncos should save Wes Welker from himself. Denver Egotist shows off Boulder's Lange Studio. See also: Five Gre ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Top Ten Denver Thrift, Resale and Vintage Stores

    Denver blog posts know how to be thrifty. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies counts down Denver's top ten thrift, resale and vintage stores. Mile High Report's Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann reminds fans that even though the Broncos dismantled the 49ers 34-0 yesterday, it's still just preseason. D ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Red Rocks Rockfall Case Moves Through Appeals Court; Read Both Sides' Arguments

    Did the city of Denver's "failure to reasonably maintain" Red Rocks amphitheater cause rocks to fall on concertgoers in 2011? That's the question at the heart of an ongoing lawsuit between the city and four people who were injured in the rockfall. The case is currently moving through the Colorado Co ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Five Best Dishes Invented in Denver -- From Fool's Gold Loaf to the Mexican Hamburger

    From its rolling prairies to its purple mountains majesty, Colorado is full of natural beauty. But this state is also home to many manmade marvels, too: Everything from Coors to Jolly Rancher candies to some of the country's best craft beer has spilled out of this state's culinary creativity. One o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    FashioNation Lives On: Check Out Its New Location

    Denver blog posts believe in keeping things fresh. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies offers the skinny on FashioNation's move from East 13th (after almost thirty years) to a new space on South Broadway. Denver Egotist: The #IceBucketChallenge hits Denver agencies. Predominantly Orange's Khal ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Denver's Ten Best Hipster Bars

    Denver blog posts do the hip shake, babe. Our Cafe Society blog offers up a list of the ten best hipster bars in Denver, summer 2014 edition. Mile High Report's Kyle Montgomery says the Broncos' victory of the Seahawks in Thursday's preseason game is not quite revenge, but it isn't nothing, either ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Twenty Memes to Make Broncos Fans Hate the Seahawks Even More Than They Already Do

    At 7 p.m. tonight, the Broncos kick off their preseason schedule at home with a game against the Seattle Seahawks -- the very team that crushed the D-towners in this year's Super Bowl. And as if that's not bad enough, yet another rematch is slated for the regular season, on September 21. In Seattle. ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), August 1-3

    Happy Colorado Day! In honor of this state's birthday, you'll find plenty of free activities around town. Start the weekend out right with tonight's free screening in Civic Center Park of the original, 1969 True Grit , which was filmed in Western Colorado. The scenery is stunning, and so is John Way ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The ten best movie events in Denver in August

    With summer fading away, the studios are releasing the last blockbusters and many moviegoers are dreading the pre-Oscar lull. Fear not, cinephiles. Denver's movie scene is vibrant. This month you can huddle up and catch a doc at Sports Authority Field, drink a beer and watch a horror flick at Crash ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    NFL licenses Denver Broncos's littlest, creepiest fans: the Couch Potatoes

    It's scary enough that Broncos training camp began last week, marking the start of that slow slide to summer's end...and the disintegration of our next Super Bowl dream. Even scarier, though, is the new crew cheering for the team: the Broncos Couch Potatoes, "the most adorable spec-Taters around," d ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Three things to do for free in Denver this week, July 28-31

    We're nearing the end of the month, and your bank account could be running on empty. But that doesn't mean the rest of July won't be full of fun. You can take in a movie, be a fanatic or just hear some bands -- all for free in Denver this week. The online Westword calendar has a complete listing of ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Pat Bowlen formally gives up control of Broncos, acknowledges he's fighting Alzheimer's

    It's not the kind of news that typically breaks overnight -- but longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has always done things his own way. A short time ago, the Broncos released a statement through NFL.com revealing that Bowlen, seventy, is formally giving up control of the team -- something that actua ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Photos: The twelve NFL teams Forbes says are more valuable than the Broncos

    The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion. Of ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Marijuana: David Lane takes over Cannabis University suit against Broncos, Pat Bowlen

    Earlier this year, we told you about a lawsuit against the Denver Broncos and its owner, Pat Bowlen, after police twice ejected a Cannabis University vehicle from a Mile High Stadium parking lot, allegedly because the word "cannabis" was printed on it. The complaint has already been amended once. B ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Photos: Denver's top fifteen biggest tourist attractions of 2013

    In recent days, we've been sharing details from what VISIT DENVER describes as the Mile High City's most successful tourism year ever; visitor spending in 2013 topped $4 billion for the first time. First up were tourists' ten favorite shopping and entertainment centers, followed by the 21 cities and ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Meet Denver's Midnite Martini, winner of burlesque's Miss Exotic World title

    Denver blog posts can be pretty exotic, too. At our Show & Tell blog, Amber Taufen introduces us to Midnite Martini, the Denver burlesquer who just took the Miss Exotic World crown in Las Vegas. Colorado Pols on the campaign finance complaint that seems to have killed the candidacy of GOP House ho ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Photos: Denver area's 19 best free attractions and tours according to VISIT DENVER

    VISIT DENVER has assembled several great things-to-do lists under the heading "Denver's Sensational Summer," including the nineteen best free attractions and tours. The roster includes several new selections since last year (see those choices by clicking here and here) plus fresh rankings and new in ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Which venue's customers are most likely to bitch about TVs showing the World Cup?

    Denver blog posts get a kick out of life. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a reader's choice for the place where a customer's most likely to ask, "Why are all the TVs on this dumb sport?" Predominantly Orange's Chad Jensen thinks the Broncos should wait to franchise-tag Julius Tho ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Why the Denver metal scene should be proud of last night's Meshuggah and BTBAM show

    It may not be unusual for a metal show to push the Ogden Theatre to full capacity, but any promoter is facing an uphill task in selling a Monday night show. Still, Denver metal fans rallied together for Meshuggah and Between the Buried and Me with no concern for work, bedtimes or curfews. How did th ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Photos: OhHeckYeah takes over downtown

    On Saturday night, Denver's free gaming experience OhHeckYeah opened in the Denver Theatre District under cloudy skies. But weather couldn't dampen the participatory spirit of the immersive street arcade, and the crowd pitched right in to direct the play on downtown Denver's giant LED screens, and p ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Tuesday deals: 35 cent cones at McDonald's, half-off wine at Grimaldi's

    It's Tuesday, and the week drags out long and hot ahead of you. Fortunately, there are two deals on tap today that should help see you through. One is one-time only, but the other will run Tuesdays all summer long. See also: Grimaldi's pizzeria opens in Denver Pavilions

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    June 2, 2014

    Wine, beer, cocktails and doughnuts on the culinary calendar this week

    Colorado Wine Week will be pouring out events in metro Denver, with a wine cocktail competition at Green Russell on June 4, the Governors Cup Wine Mixer on June 6 and the Colorado Urban Winefest on June 7. And as part of Sips and Snacks presented by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, doze ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    New Bronco T.J. Ward's arrest warrant for strip-club assault -- and 37 team busts since 2000

    Safety T.J. Ward, a high-profile free-agent recently signed by the Broncos, is wanted for misdemeanor assault in relation to a reported May 9 incident at PT's Showclub, a strip joint. (Fun fact: PT's was once The Family Dog, a legendary Denver rock club that hosted performances by the Doors and Van ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Photos: Top seven things we expect to find in a 1989 time capsule

    Time capsules can be a fascinating way to look back through a certain window of history to see what was important to people during a different era. They can also be very, very disappointing. In 2012, when the former Gove Middle School was being demolished, the construction crew came across a time ca ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Are there any decent Mexican restaurants on South Broadway?

    Denver blog posts like to spice it up. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the views of a reader who's not too impressed by the Mexican restaurants on South Broadway. Mile High Report's Bronco Mike breaks down the Broncos' entire draft. Colorado Pols: Udall up for as Gardner's negat ... More >>

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