Just ten miles northeast of downtown Denver is one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the country. Formerly a chemical weapons manufacturing plant and subsequently a highly contaminated hazardous waste site, the 16,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is now home to a diverse popula ... More >>
The South Pearl Street boutique 5 Green Boxes, the recipient of Westword Best of Denver kudos for its wonderful window displays, has long carried the socially conscious brand Toms Shoes, the comfy cloth footwear that comes in a rainbow of colors and designs. And there's an inner beauty to Toms, too: ... More >>
The Big Year, based on a 2004 book by former Denver Post writer Mark Obmascik and starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Rashida Jones, among others, debuts in theaters nationwide today. But before The Big Year got the big Hollywood treatment, it w ... More >>
On Saturday I was in Globeville looking for the White Owl, a bar that took over a sixty-year-old Slavic speakeasy named the Portulaca Cafe in 2008. The Owl had a reputation as a super-friendly, cash-only bar without food but with PBR on tap. As it turns out, the White Owl has flown the coop ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decorations... Photo by Kenny Be Figure 64. Fort Logan: An eagle-eyed watch over a tiny gravestone dedicated to those who gave. At Fort Logan National Cemetery, veterans, Boy Scouts, Auxillary wives and Senator Michael Bennet will observe this week ... More >>
Stop resting easy, pal. You're not endangered anymore.Last December, when President Barack Obama first announced the nomination of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity criticized the choice, claiming that Salazar's environmental r ... More >>
The Federal Aviation Administration has opened its database about birds and other animals struck by planes -- a hot topic following the January landing in the Hudson River of a US Airways flight that tangled with a flock of geese. And guess what? Our own Denver International Airport has the most rep ... More >>
This bird-watching session requires binoculars and a chili spoon.
A California quartet finds inspiration where the redwoods meet the ocean.