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 >>
Editor's note: Our marijuana critic spent the day at both the High Times Cannabis Cup and the 4/20 rally concert at Civic Center Park. We'll have full coverage of events in the coming days. In the meantime, check out his top ten eleven pipes and products on display out in the open-use recreation ar ... More >>
From wine tours to local restaurants, from a tasting of local brews to a food festival in the mountains, there's no shortage of culinary activities in Colorado to please your palate. Colorado.com recently released a sampling of some of the best food adventures from across the state. Here's their lis ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper, co-founder of the Wynkoop Brewing Company, signed legislation this week that will continue to fund the Rural Economic Development Initiative, a program that "encourages local governments and businesses to join forces to develop community infrastructure and private facilit ... More >>
Westminster's fourteen-story city hall building and bell tower was designed in 1988 to resemble London's famous Big Ben, located in the Palace of Westminster, and the owners of Westminster Brewing, which opened last weekend, liked the tie-in so much that they incorporated the tower into their logo - ... More >>
Several small Colorado breweries that only sell in-state have recently signed on with distribution companies in order to get their beer inside more mouths. Dry Dock in Aurora, Trinity in Colorado Springs and Eddyline Brewing in Buena Vista are all working with Western Distribution, while Telluride ... More >>
Deerhammer Distilling Company, a whiskey distillery located in Buena Vista, is spreading some holiday cheer with its limited edition Buena Vista Brandy. The holiday drink was made in conjunction with Vino Salida and distilled in Colorado with all local ingredients. Only one barrel was made, and the ... More >>
The profile picture on Jacob Vanderbeek's Facebook page portrays a goofy young man with an obvious sense of humor -- and there's a certain cheek about his actions of July 14 as described by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Too bad they led to a high-speed car chase that ended with his death.
"This year the Colorado Mountain Club is celebrating its hundredth anniversary, and it's also a big anniversary -- the tenth -- for our annual Mountain Fest outdoor education event," says CMC spokeswoman Rachel Scott. "We have a great program on Saturday and six other big events this year as part of ... More >>
Patrick Canfield Trinity Grille 1801 Broadway 303-293-2288 www.trinitygrille.com This is part two of my chef and tell interview with the Trinity Grille's Patrick Canfield. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Edwardo's in Westcliffe, Colorado. Going there always rem ... More >>
FacebookCrazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards is the latest Colorado beer maker to undergo a major expansion, doubling the size of its brewery, adding high-speed canning and bottling lines, and hiring at least seven employees. All told, the Vail-area brewery, which was founded in 2010 by Kevin Se ... More >>
Chef Eduard Xatruch appears in El Bulli: Cooking In ProgressToday, the Denver FilmCenter launches FilmFeast, a new annual festival celebrating food and film -- and between Westword's own Dish event and potato, green chile and local-food festivals happening this weekend, we've got you covered ... 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 >>
Regular old marathons, triathlons and century rides not grueling enough for you? The Adventure Xstream Series comes to Colorado on May 14 for AXS Buena Vista, and registration ($135-$235 depending on the race option) is still open through May 11. The event will send competitors whitewater kay ... More >>
Maddow.In a post yesterday, we shared a clip of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in which a viewer argued that "Colorado" should be pronounced "colo-RAD-o," not "colo-ROD-o," which, in her opinion, makes the speaker sound snobby. We gave this guideline a "Hell, yeah" -- but one of our reader's didn't.
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Jeffrey Gard.Medical marijuana in Colorado has generated plenty of lawsuits, with more legal action possible in a health department case involving limits on doctors who can recommend MMJ. But the Department of Revenue, which is in charge of writing the rules for two new medical marijuana laws ... More >>
Lori Midson Charley Sinden The Lobby 2121 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911 www.thelobbydenver.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Charley Sinden, exec chef of the Lobby. See what Sinden has to say about roach coaches, liver and the Domino's cheese pizza delivery in the first s ... More >>
Nestle's water is about to go the distanceThe best of today's Denver blogs The Colorado Independent reports on Nestle's ridiculous plan to drain millions of gallons from the Arkansas river near Buena Vista and drive it 120 miles to Denver. WhoSaidYouSaid says Andrew Romanoff said Michael Be ... More >>
John Johnson's now in the tenth year of what began as a four-year sentence.Four years ago, in a feature called "Over and Over Again," I reported on the staggering number of nonviolent offenders stuck in Colorado's revolving-door version of parole -- and costing the state millions of dollars. ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
Even those public-radio fans who financially support their favorite stations tend to despise fundraisers that eat into regularly scheduled programming -- particularly the ones that stretch out for the better part of a week, if not longer, as is usually the case at Colorado Public Radio, which is cur ... More >>
KUNC comes up with a listener-friendly fundraising method. There are few things more depressing for public-radio fans than tuning in a station and hearing a fundraising pitch, as I did today when dialing to KCFR, Colorado Public Radio's news arm. After all, that probably means the rest of the week ... More >>
Paddles and bikes go wild in Buena Vista.
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
Pleasant Avenue Nursery
Is life imprisonment the solution for juvenile offenders?
Joshua Beckius was only sixteen when he accepted a plea bargain for a crime he now says he didn't commit. Will the court let him take his case to trial?
BOB BOCCARDI PUT HIS SON RICHARD IN PRISON. HE MAY NEVER GET HIM BACK OUT.BAD COMPANY IT'S BEEN A KILLER OF A YEAR FOR TIMOTHY STARKEY'S CELLMATES.