It's a well-known fact that in order to be a true Coloradan, a yearly prescription of outdoor adventure must be filled. This weekend, I went to Buena Vista this to do just that: kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. But when I loaded the car and set off on the three hour drive from ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to escape the heat. And luckily, those pointed peaks off in the west are the perfect place to cool down and enjoy some natural beauty and some killer festivals this summer. Colorado's colorful mountain towns are the host to tons of quirky extravaganzas that are centered aroun ... More >>
One way to make Valentine's Day happier is if you have someone to kiss. But what's the best place to smooch? We mean "place" as in "place to go." Get your minds out of the gutter (until later, that is). Well, our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office have compiled a list of the most romantic plac ... More >>
The corn maze is a classic way to lose yourself in the spirit of harvest and Halloween. Mazes range from the downright frightening to the challenging to the kid-friendly corny -- and you'll find plenty of places to fall into this seasonal tradition just a short drive from Denver. Here, in no parti ... More >>
Under the Certified Creative Districts program enacted in 2011, areas all over the state of Colorado have a chance to apply for financial and organizational aid to help grow their artistic communities and creative economies. The Pueblo Creative Corridor was one of the fifteen chosen for initial fund ... More >>
There's something perfect about the contrast between a cold Colorado beer in your hand and the warm sun on your face -- something that makes the tensions of the day melt away. And although there are plenty of places around Colorado to drink good beer, a few of them stand out when it comes to summert ... More >>
The website Raw Confessions specializes in unsigned posts, because anonymity encourages honesty, whether it's unflinching, ugly or hilarious. We've collected and photo-illustrated the ten most notable rants with Colorado connections. Some of the items encourage sympathy. Others definitely don't -- b ... More >>
The brand new History Colorado Center opens on Saturday. Last week, in my column about the wonderfully-designed museum, I pointed out how poor the two debut shows, Colorado Stories and Destination Colorado, are. Rather than trying to elevate the discussion, the museum and History Colorado chief oper ... More >>
The space at 3801 West 32nd Avenue that last housed Apres Dessert Bar is going in almost the exact opposite direction: toward wings, sandwiches, burgers and beer. Fire on the Mountain, a mini-chain with locations in Portland, Oregon, is expanding into Colorado. By the week of April 23, Denver's Fire ... More >>
Whether you think Christo is a genius or a hack, he is inarguably a patient man. After first conceiving of "Over the River" in 1992, today he became one step closer to realizing his vision. This morning, Fremont County Commission voted unanimously to approve his temporary use permit. This permit was ... More >>
Bicycle vs. Homing Pigeon vs. Moped from Village Voice Media on Vimeo.We've been rolling off lists this week like there's no tomorrow, and maybe there isn't, considering that pesky 2012 Mayan prophecy and all that. Earlier this week, Jef Otte presented his 10 best moments in Denver arts list, riffin ... More >>
In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>
You won't need these to open Eddyline tallboys.The canned craft beer revolution started in Lyons in 2002 with Oskar Blues, and although Colorado is still the leader, we don't yet have metal to match our mountains. That will change in late July or early August when the Eddyline Brewery in Bue ... More >>
The acclaimed artist Christo (rendered here by Kenny Be) has a talent for subduing vast landscapes, charming financial backers and reassuring locals about the economic and aesthetic value of his unique projects. But he hasn't managed to friend anybody over at the Colorado Wildlife Commission ... More >>
James Lee and Dave QueryThe explosion of cocktail culture in Colorado was ignited by a legion of talented bartenders working to prove that their craft is more than mixing rum and Cokes; it's creating drinks that reflect their deep understanding of spirits. And few bartenders have done more t ... More >>
State representative Glenn Vaad was appalled to discover recently that corrections officials have delayed opening a $200-million supermax because of Colorado's fiscal woes. There's nothing that offends Vaad, a Republican who represents the Greeley area, more deeply than the idea of a brand-ne ... More >>
Salida introduces a new arts festival.
Paddlefest is the best way to kick off the river season.
In "Leadville 'Disaster' Declaration Releases Cascade of Dissent," published by the Rocky Mountain News on February 25, staffer Todd Hartman reports that a recent announcement about the dangers of toxic water collected in a closed mine tunnel near Leadville was a carefully orchestrated affair conduc ... More >>
From the week of 8/23/2007
After thirty years, Denver owes Robischon Gallery a lot of love.
Warren Kelly, Jules Olitski and Christo make contemporary art about the landscape.
Before there was Kobe Bryant, there was Kobe, Colorado. Guess which one disappeared.
Sargent show displays amore
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Colorado's legacy of contamination spreads far and wide.
Ninth Annual Salida Art Walk
Tourists make tracks across Colorado.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Bill Fehr has big plans for the Royal Gorge Bridge--including a $749,600 rent increase.