A stolen vehicle. Two armed robbery attempts, one of them successful. And a police chase prior to an arrest. That's a full day for anyone -- but especially for a twelve year old, busted yesterday along with a wizened cohort, age sixteen. What happened? Here's how the cops describe it.
Yesterday, we told you the story of Dre, a pit bull reunited with his family in Brighton months after he was threatened with euthanizing following an incident in which he reportedly showed aggression but didn't bite anyone; more than 68,000 people signed a petition demanding that he be saved. We've ... More >>
More than 68,000 people signed an online petition in support of Dre, a pit bull held for months in Brighton after a July incident in which he reportedly displayed aggressive behavior but didn't bite anyone. After weeks of negotiations, as well as allegations of dubious police conduct, Dre has finall ... More >>
Last weekend, I went farm-hopping in Brighton, Greeley, Henderson and Broomfield, and while Bing cherries, Inferno peppers (good God, those suckers are hot), apples, peaches, purple plums and heirloom tomatoes are all fine for snacking on in between stops, I was hankering for a real breakfast, which ... More >>
For much of my childhood, I led a double life. Okay, that's a super-dramatic way of saying that from age seven to age seventeen, I went between two households: one in Brighton and one in Denver. This wasn't because my parents were divorced (not yet), but because my best friend, who'd lived next door ... More >>
Private fireworks are banned in Colorado and many municipalities across the state have cancelled their fireworks displays this year -- but the shows will go on in a few spots.
You'll need to hurry if you want to sign up for Slow Food Denver's tour of Den Farm -- tickets are going fast. Den Farm is the facility that brothers Yasu and Toshi Kizaki, who own Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, started last year in Brighton. "Our parents were farmers," Yasu told Laura Shunk this sprin ... More >>
Owning a farm, says Yasu Kizaki, was always a dream for him and his brother, Toshi, the owners of two Japanese restaurants on South Pearl Street: Sushi Den and Izakaya Den. "Our parents were farmers," Yasu recounts. "It's been a vision for a long time, but it's hard work." Dreams became reality las ... More >>
When I was growing up, everyone had birthday parties at Skate City. Like, everybody. My mom was more of the "let's roll the Slip N' Slide out on our dead lawn and make Kool-Aid (because it's cheap)" kind of party-thrower, but I really just wanted to celebrate with a wax candle jammed in a Little Deb ... More >>
Adam LarkeyYasu Kizaki on the Den Farm.Toshi and Yasu Kizaki have built a Japanese empire on South Pearl Street, expanding the success of Sushi Den into Izakaya Den and, last year, Ototo Food and Wine Bar. Because of the nature of sushi, they import a lot of their fish from Japan. But because ... More >>
In June, GrowHaus won Maxwell House's Drops of Good contest and $50,000, which it's using to build a state-of-the-art hydroponic farm and create a market space. Yesterday, that space was celebrated with a group of volunteers, GrowHaus board members, Maxwell House and Rebuilding Together re ... More >>
Big pic below.Brighton firefighter and former deputy sheriff Randy Cleveland is facing six felony counts, including assault and sex-assault charges, related to an alleged campaign of violence aimed at his wife and kids. But also under fire is the Brighton Police Department, which accusers say ... More >>
Big pics below.The Brighton Police Department is under fire for allegedly giving special treatment to firefighter Randy Cleveland, who's been charged with six domestic-violence-related felonies. But the BPD, which denies the claims about Cleveland, apparently has a zero-tolerance policy when ... More >>
Jenny AnDuck confit hash.Ototo Food and Wine Bar, the not-so-Japanese sibling of Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, is now serving Sunday brunch. The menu features such standard brunch fare as bagels with lox and steak and eggs, as well as more innovative offerings, including duck confit. And wheneve ... More >>
Fox31Update: The Denver coroner has identified the seventeen-year-old girl who died early on Mother's Day morning amid a house-party-spawned brawl. The victim is Brianna Rae Ramon of Brighton, and she died of a gunshot wound to the head. Thus far, no arrests have been made in the case. Look b ... More >>
Philip PostonSpinach is in season at Berry Patch Farms, a family-owned certified organic farm in Brighton, and Berry Patch spinach -- deeply forest green in color and bitter and sweet in flavor -- is some of the best around. While I was munching on some of that spinach the other day, I thou ... More >>
All aboard for a Bloody Mary at the Copper Rail.Last week Cafe Society served up five Guess Where contests, featuring everything from the liver and onions at El Tejado to the green chile hash at Lola to a wet-your-whistle drink at a whistlestop on the edge of town. For correctly whistling up ... More >>
After an enormously successful outing last year, Heaven Fest, which reportedly drew more than 25 thousand fans last year, is on the move again. Last summer, as you might remember, the Christian-centric festival moved from its original location at Northern Hills Christian Church just west of ... More >>
George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt. But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the susp ... More >>
Michelle Martinez's Bagel Bakery will provide food items for Anythink Cafe.At 11 a.m. today, members of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon on Anythink Cafe, 5877 East 120th Avenue in Brighton, on the Anythink Wright Farms campus -- the flagship part of the Rangeview Libra ... More >>
Ototo's chalk board lists some of the kitchen's specialities.After a week of preview parties and events, Ototo Food and Wine Bar will be opening for dinner at 4:30 p.m. today, with lunch joining the lineup on December 13. The former Den Deli space at 1501 South Pearl Street has a sleek new ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Roberto Diaz, the executive chef of Mezcal. Part two of that interview will run tomorrow. Roberto Diaz Mezcal 3230 East Colfax Avenue 303-322-5219 www.mezcalcolorado.com To celebrate Mexican Independence Day last week, Roberto Diaz s ... More >>
See full-size image below.Brightonator Real Name: Teri G. Sanchez; Occupation: Empire Builder; Suburb of Operations: Brighton; Hair: Electric; Eyes: Bright Suburban superhero skills: Brightonator is a mutant with the superhuman ability to brighten the lives of all the people she coordinates ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Between the craft beer, anniversary parties and benefit events, there's plenty to fill your plate with foodie events this week. Here's a taste of what's coming up: Monday, May 17: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, which highlights the industry and culture of craft beer, th ... More >>
Lori Midson Angelina Soleno, who recently opened University Groundz Coffee House at 2493 South University Boulevard, won't say where she gets her breakfast burritos -- only that they come from a secret spot in Brighton and are "the best breakfast burritos anywhere in Denver." She's wrong a ... More >>
Photo by Coleen WhitfieldLine 'em up.This weekend's medical marijuana arrests in Brighton, which cops describe as a pot "assembly line" involving a chiropractor, his wife and a caretaker, is only the latest incident playing into the hands of law enforcement types who want the sort of dispensa ... More >>
KJ Gourmet Foods, a Brighton-based food company, is all hot and bothered -- but it has absolutely nothing to do with today's beautifully balmy temperature. See, they've just released their Hot Heads Pepperspread -- today! -- and tonight, they're holding a launch party and food drive to benef ... More >>
On Friday, we shared a video in which folks protesting healthcare reform in Pueblo compared Obamacare to Pol Pot and Adolph Hitler -- and this brand of overheated rhetoric is hardly isolated to that community. Over the weekend at an event in Brighton, pro-healthcare reform rep Ed Perlmutter was gr ... More >>
Heavenfest, Colorado's answer to Creation and Cornerstone, just released the schedule for this year's event, which takes place on Saturday, August 8. If names like Third Day, Skillet, Seventh Day Slumber set your heart racing, this festival is for you. (If not, please feel free to move about ... More >>
When Wicked Garden opened last Halloween on Larimer, some folks were hoping it might be Denver's answer to Hollywood's Viper Room. But it takes a little more than throwing up a few '80s album covers, pictures of Jimi Hendrix and Angus Young and painting quotes from Aerosmith songs on the wall to pul ... More >>
Hike beneath the full moon at Barr Lake State Park.
The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.
Repo men on the slowest chase since O.J.
Avistrum Academy brings Hogwarts to the New World.
Theatre Night In is a pu-pu platter of Colorado stagecraft.
From the week of March 18, 2004
Live (Thirsty Ear)
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
New Brighton Police Department and Municipal Court
Sista's in the Spirit
"Common Ground" Barbara Grygutis
When Gary Antonoff set up his own private government, the town of Lochbuie got soaked.
Two new county justice centers are high-tech, high-security--and designed to keep prisoners and the public in their place.
DOCTORS CLANDESTINELY OPERATED ON A COLLEAGUE. GUESS WHO GOT FIRED.
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