Folks living near Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs can be forgiven for wondering if they'd awakened in the middle of a firefight. Suddenly, the night exploded with the sound of gunfire. Maybe a hundred rounds' worth. Probably more. The man behind the trigger turned out to be Brandon Bougades, ... More >>
SEAL Team 6 didn't retire after leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The elite squad continues to get the toughest assignments imaginable, and even when they're successful, there can be serious collateral damage. Case in point: A rescue operation in Afghanistan saved a Colorado Springs phys ... More >>
Our recent cover feature, "Peak Performance," tells the story of local humanitarian Shannon Galpin, who in 2006 founded Mountain2Mountain, an international outreach effort targeted toward working with women in crisis zones. That year, the rape survivor and single mother left her job as a Pilates ins ... More >>
Tonight at 7 p.m., filmmakers Allie Bombach and Sarah Menzies will show the first two films in their MoveShake series online at www.MoveShake.org.The MoveShake films profile people pushing for environmental and social change; Breckenridge-based Shannon Galpin, who founded Mountain2Mountain, an organ ... More >>
In the cavernous central hall of the Aurora Municipal Center are portraits of the 85 men and women from Colorado who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the corner of each of their service portraits is a photo that their family submitted to the project called Remembering Our Fallen, curated ... More >>
Political games are hard to pull off: they're often heavy-handed and they nearly always miss the point. That said, Aaron Reed'sMaybe Make Some Change is an experience that's entirely different from any war game you've played in the last twenty years. It's a text adventure, it's a political st ... More >>
Yesterday's post about the top 10 things you shouldn't call the cops to help you find -- prompted by a Greeley woman who told police her misplaced TV remote had been stolen -- didn't strike some readers as a laugh riot. Indeed, one saw it and other recent attempts at humor as indefensible giv ... More >>
The toastmaster.I watched Barack Obama's speech about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan more closely than any presidential address ever -- but not for the expected reason. I was a (sober) judge in a speech-related drinking game suggested yesterday by none other than super-conservative Rush ... More >>
When we search for things on the Internet, a number of variables determine what we end up finding. Whether it's the configuration of our computers, the location, or our past search history, the information we get is filtered and changed to match our record. When these same algorithms start de ... More >>
The spirit of Boulder's Adventure Film Festival founder Jonny Copp lives on: The five winners of the Copp-Dash Inspire Award grants for 2011 were announced on Friday, receiving $20,000 and climbing expeditions to Alaska, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Nepal. The grant program was estab ... More >>
Jon Krakauer.Greg Mortenson is the mega-selling author of Three Cups of Tea, and he's a big supporter of education for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But are all the stories he tells about his experiences true? Maybe not, according to a 60 Minutesreport -- and among the main people quest ... More >>
When Breckenridge-based mountain biker Shannon Galpin talks about her recent adventures tonight at REI, 1416 Platte Street, know that her definition of "mountain biking" is a little bit bigger than some. Take her recent trip through Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, for example: Galpin's non-pro ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
Scott McInnis.Scott McInnis may have lost his bid to be the next Governor of Colorado, but that won't stop him from leveraging his political weight. Today he sent a letter to the President of the Colorado Retailers Association, Christopher Howes, in an attempt to keep a new Medal of Honor vid ... More >>
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
Corporal Larry D. Harris and wife Stacia.The extraordinary life and tragic death of Corporal Larry D. Harris, a Colorado Marine killed in Afghanistan, will be marked across the state tomorrow: Governor Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to mark his passing. Meanwhile, the ... More >>
Michael Steele.Republican Party national chair Michael Steele, who's taken a pounding for referring to Afghanistan as a "war of Obama's choosing," has canceled an Aspen appearance this week. But as far as Colorado Republican boss Dick Wadhams knows, Steele's still planning to appear at the o ... More >>
There's a saying that war is not won on an empty stomach, but American officers on the battlefields of Afghanistan seem to have forgotten that adage, since Reuters reports that some American eateries have been stricken from the menu there. Kandahar, the location of our biggest base in that ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the White House"Enough about Afghanistan. What's happening in Aurora?"Other people in Colorado write blogs, too. Here are three of them. The Colorado Independent's Kate Redding covers protests about the Obama administration's expansion plans for the GEO Group's Aurora Immig ... More >>
Glenn and Mark: together again. Glenn Spagnuolo and Mark Cohen -- they're baaaaaack. Yes, the two local lefties behind Re-create 68 -- whose Weather Underground rhetoric and overblown protest predictions before the Democratic National Convention allowed the Denver Police Department to work ... More >>
Learn about Afghanistans version of American Idol in a documentary.
Our cruise through the blogosphere. Send links. Broncos release training camp schedule. Watch them when they can't lose! (Mile High Report) The Denver Post, 1926, under the hardwood floors. (Buck Fifty) Afghanistan: a forgotten war in pictures. (Captured)
Get some perspective in Boulder this week.
The case of Richard Lopez, a sergeant in the Army who died outside a Steamboat Springs bar shortly after returning from a tour in Afghanistan, would have been terrible under any circumstances. But the ultra-trivial dispute that led to the tragedy -- a jukebox spat that pitted Jimmy Buffett-loving Lo ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
When Dean Singleton speaks, people listen -- and they're often agog at what they hear. Back in April, as documented in a More Messages blog, the man in charge at the Denver Post, the flagship paper of his MediaNews Group firm, made headlines at the Associated Press' annual luncheon after asking Sena ... More >>
Non-fiction continues its ascent on the screen.
Controversy aside, The Kite Runner just won’t fly.
From a war-torn country comes music of hope.
American hunger for black-tar heroin has made downtown Denver the land of opportunity for immigrant dealers.
Kabul Kabob serves up a spiritual experience.
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Naim Amini fled Afghanistan to build a new life, a life now lost in the translation.
A road through hell points the way to Kandahar.
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
For Deborah Copaken Kogen, every picture tells a story.