Earlier this week, in response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's proposal to arrest or fine marijuana smokers whose weed could be smelled next door, we posted our suggestions for five Colorado places that smell worse. Then, when we shared the list on Westword's Facebook page, we asked our friends f ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
Colorado breweries continue to open at a rapid pace in 2013 -- and they're typically swamped the minute they open by beer fans eager to sample their brews. But breweries-in-planning don't usually get a chance to put their products in front of customers (paying customers, anyway) ahead of time. That ... More >>
By passing Amendment 64, which allows adults to possess small amounts of marijuana, voters here cemented Colorado's reputation as a pot mecca. Note the prominence of the state's name in headlines about the arrest of Brighton's Brian Unbehaun, who's accused of transporting nearly twelve pounds of wee ... More >>
Yes, National Drive-Thru Day is a real thing. And yes, Jack in the Box is contributing to the festivities by offering coupons for its terrible tacos. What must people do to earn this punishment reward? Just be customers of Jack in the Box today. And you don't even have to "like" anything on Facebo ... More >>
Green chile, meet cheeseburger. Downtown Denver, meet Bubba Chinos. The latest location in the chain started by Leonard Cordova, grandson of the late Stella Cordova of the original Chubby's, will open tomorrow at 1361 Court Place, just steps from City Hall. And first-day customers will receive free ... More >>
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 >>
The Federal Trade Commission released its 2011 list of consumer complaints, and Colorado topped the charts for a second consecutive year, with the most reported per-capita consumer fraud complaints in the nation. Greeley -- ranked No. 1 for large U.S. metro areas -- joined Colorado Springs, Boulder ... More >>
The Colorado Legislature is once again tackling the issue of tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, and yesterday, CU's Board of Regents voted 5-4 to support Colorado ASSET, with Republican Regent Tillie Bishop joining the Democrats. The vote came after much passionate discussion -- ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota released information alleging that Boyd Ethan Wilkinson of Brighton, Robert Lee Bowker of Lyons, Mathew Martin Hecker of Evergreen and Anthony W. Raymond of Longmont had worked out a deal with two Minnesota men to ship pounds of marijuana from Color ... More >>
Applications were due yesterday for schools wishing to continue under the banner of the Charter School Institute, a quasi-state agency created in 2004 to approve charter schools rejected by districts with an ax to grind. The Ricardo Flores Magon Academy -- the subject of our cover story, "A ... More >>
Catch George Lynch (right) tomorrow night with Chris Romero and Romeo Delight at the Copper Rail in BrightonIf you've got a wicked sensation right now in your rock nerve, there's good reason for that: George Lynch is back in town for a benefit show. After a full day's activiities, including a ... More >>
Man and beast keep it local.At the Denver Zoo today, five gorillas chomped on lettuce and squash. Slightly more delicately, students from Steele Elementary ate pears, apples and wraps. And none of the ingredients in today's meals came from outside of Colorado. As part of Colorado Proud Schoo ... More >>
There's been quite a bit of movement in the local scene over the past month or so. We've caught wind of some personnel changes and a few new band to let you know about. In vaguely related Speakeasy Tiger news, Kyle Simmons, who previously fronted that band, has parted ways with her latest band, Boys ... More >>
Castanuela.Breaking into cars during festivals or concerts is nothing new: petty thieves know they have a nice window of time to smash-and-grab and a lot of vehicles to choose from. But during church services? And funerals? That's pretty low. On Saturday, Greeley police arrested two people, ... More >>
Big pic below.Juan Carlos Garcia-Castrejon doesn't turn eighteen until September, but the Denver District Attorney's Office has already branded him an adult. That's how he's been charged in the Mother's Day murder of Brighton's Brianna Rae Ramon, seventeen, after a house party spun out of co ... More >>
Tom MurphyPictureplane at Rhino. Rhinoceropolis founder Warren Bedell recently revealed that he's ready to move on from his position behind the decks at the famed venue after six long years of faithful service. The news might make for an odd front page headline, but the implications had DIY- ... More >>
Food deserts -- that's what areas without grocery stores are called. And Commerce City is ready to provide some irrigation for the desert area around Reunion, a planned community whose plan has so far lacked a supermarket. The result? About 16,000 people in the northern range of Commerce Ci ... More >>
sushiden.netYasu Kizaki at Den Farm.Look for Den Deli, the sibling of Sushi Den and Izakaya Den that opened last fall at 1501 South Pearl Street, then closed last month for a remodel, to unveil its new look within the next few weeks. "Remodeling has been going well, and we expect to reopen ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>
Applebee's is scheduled to unveil its new took today at the store at 410 South Colorado Boulevard. That's one of the sixteen Front Range restaurants owned by AmRest, LLC, the second-largest Applebee's franchisee in the United States, which is remodeling restaurants from Loveland to Colorado ... More >>
This week, Manny Howard signs a book about his backyard farm in Brooklyn, KGNU hosts a bourbon-tasting benefit and Colorado State University puts farmers through a Beef University. But there's lots more cooking if none of that wets your whistle. Here's a taste of what's to come: Tuesday, Jun ... 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 >>
Okay, so I'm not sure why you, me or anyone else, frankly, would remotely give a crap -- or ahem, a Ratt's ass, if you will -- but Ratt evidently has a new album out. It's called Infestation (of course it is), and for whatever reason (ennui? morbid curiousity?), I'm sitting shotgun in the w ... 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 >>
Sarah Heideman, in an image from Channel 9. A press conference featuring Sarah Heideman, a Brighton High School student who was banned from prom because her boyfriend, Jason Schweinsberg, allegedly smelled like marijuana, received a surprising amount of mainstream coverage in the Denver area, in pa ... 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 >>
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Pickett Rodeo showcases black cowboys
October 1 - 7, 1998
September 3 - 9, 1998
ELEVEN TREATMENT PROGRAMS LATER, TEENAGER SPENCER DAY WAS STILL MOLESTING CHILDREN. NOW HE'S IN PRISON UNTIL 2058.THIS BOY'S LIFE LAST YEAR 17-YEAR-OLD SPENCER DAY MOLESTED THREE MORE BOYS. OLD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK.