Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that officially bans greyhound racing in Colorado. At one time, greyhound racing was a $250 million enterprise here, as fans thrilled to the cry of "Here comes Rusty!" as the dogs took off after a fake bunny. But the sport hasn't actually been practice ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about a tragic rock slide that had killed five members of a Chaffee County family, with thirteen-year-old Gracie Johnson surviving because of what she described as a last heroic act by her dad shortly before losing his life; see our previous coverage below. Now, the bo ... More >>
Last year, the coordinators of the Colorado Distillers Festival created a tongue-in-cheek infographic comparing the costs of road-tripping around the state to visit distilleries versus simply attending the festival. The 1,020-mile road trip would take five days and cost $132 in gas alone, according ... More >>
The idea of recreational marijuana for sale in your hometown gets closer to reality for many individuals. For others, though, it just keeps getting pushed away. Castle Pines recently passed an ordinance banning the sale of recreational pot, by a unanimous vote from its city council last week -- and ... More >>
On June 6, 1933, a group of people in Camden, New Jersey each paid 25 cents to park their cars in front of a movie screen to watch the British comedy Wives Beware. Eight years later, the tradition of drive-in ovies is still alive, if not exactly thriving. Seven functioning drive-ins remain in Colora ... More >>
Three hours south of Denver, a husband-and-wife team of ranchers are working hard to help reintroduce Colorado lamb to the meat-devouring public. As detailed in this week's cover story, "Counting Sheep," the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola ships lamb to over a dozen restaurants and caterers, who use ... More >>
Here's a strange fact about Colorado's every-increasing number of breweries: head south out of Golden or west from Lakewood along Colorado Highway 285 and it will be a while -- about 115 miles -- before you find one. The 285 corridor between Lakewood and Buena Vista, a very popular route, appears to ... More >>
Last year, we celebrated the state we're in with our first top-ten collection of "You know you're from Colorado when..." punchlines. But there are a lot more possible answers than that, as we discovered when we stumbled upon another list featuring a slew of responses that were new (and funny) to us. ... More >>
Paul Nagan Zink Kitchen Bar 7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-779-1559 www.zinkdtc.com This is part two of my interview with Paul Nagan, exec chef of Zink Kitchen Bar; part one of our interview ran yesterday. Favorite dish on your menu: I like our housemade lamb sausage. We grind ... More >>
One of the best parts about Colorado's craft beer scene is that it changes constantly. From one week to the next, beer geeks can hit a new taproom, try an innovative new brew, head to a packed festival and generally make friends in other states jealous. The last year saw a lot of big news -- some ba ... More >>
Williams & Graham just celebrated its first birthday. And although the new take on an old-style speakeasy at 3160 Tejon Street hit some bumps on the road to opening -- including a liquor-license snafu -- the path has been clear since it opened last November. In fact, the place is usually packed, a ... More >>
Bentley Folse Finley's Pub 375 South Pearl Street 303-282-4790 www.finleysdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Bentley Folse, exec chef of Finley's Pub. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. I suppose my parents liked the car," muses Bentley Folse, whose first name conjures images ... More >>
The sweet plea deal struck by former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan for meth possession and soliciting prostitution, which netted him a sentence of thirty days in jail and probation, has been widely criticized for its leniency. But no one is probably in a better position to appreciate the brea ... More >>
Big pic below.Society seems to have a different viewpoint about sex assaults involving an older woman and an underage male than if an older man and a teen girl are paired -- but the former can certainly have tragic consequences. Case in point: the relationship between a fifteen-year-old boy w ... More >>
Colorado. You're gonna need a bigger coozie. Oskar Blues, the Colorado company that kicked off the craft-beer-in-a-can revolution in 2002, will celebrate a decade of unconventional packaging next year by pouring its flagship brew, Dales's Pale Ale, into sixteen-ounce tallboys for the first time.
As Michael Roberts reported earlier today, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division announced it would be extending employee licensing deadlines because the office was being overwhelmed with applications. We've also been hearing from the applicants themselves about the overwhelming waits a ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's recent rejection of nearly 2,000 medical marijuana patient licenses over a quiet rule change caused such an uproar that the department promised to temporarily reinstate licenses for around 1,300 MMJ users -- among them Larry Shurtleff ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's rejection of nearly 2,000 medical marijuana patients' licenses prompted talk of potential lawsuits from MMJ advocacy groups. But the dynamic changed at yesterday's meeting of the CDPHE's medical marijuana advisory committee, when the ... More >>
Lori Midson David Bravdica, the pizzaiolo behind Denver's only downtown pizza wagonIn the four hours that David Bravdica had been slinging pizzas, the skies rained, sleeted, snowed, dropped gropple and kicked up enough wind to blow flour from here to Tuscany, which is where Bravdica, a forme ... More >>
Lori Midson Samir Mohammad The Village Cork 1300 South Pearl Street 303-282-8399 www.villagecork.com Long before Samir Mohammad could legally drive a car, he'd flipped burgers, rolled taquitos, tossed pizzas, blistered his hands cooking red and green chile, washed dishes, waited tables, pr ... More >>
The finished billboard, as seen in Channel 4 coverage.Last week, a billboard went up at Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales, 4855 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge, questioning President Barack Obama's nation of birth and linking him to jihad (and the murders at Fort Hood) in a way some observers saw ... More >>
Paddlefest is the best way to kick off the river season.
On June 25, more than three years after Brenda Denton was killed in her Capitol Hill living room, the Denver district attorney charged John Lee Carson with first degree murder. According to the arrest affidavit, Carson, a friend of Denton’s, confessed to the murder from prison in March 2007. Then, ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
The Highway of Legends is a visual sensation.
Thirteen weeks of quirky, offbeat, gloriously Colorado entertainment.
Medical neglect, chronic disease, a hepatitis epidemic. Some Colorado prisoners pay for their crimes with their lives.
Gary Rudd got zapped one day, and life has never been the same.
A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.
Squeezing the truth out of the Department of Corrections.
Legislators try to tighten the state's grip on prisoners.
INMATES ARE RILED OVER THEIR UNWILLING ROLES IN A POLITICAL TV AD.