Yesterday, we shared negative remarks about Colorado by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in relation to this state's marijuana laws. Among his comments: "For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there." Th ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingThe Wynkoop sales team toasts its growth.The Wynkoop Brewing Company is the oldest dog on the block when its comes to craft brewing in Colorado, since it was founded in 1988. But the brewpub, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has learned plenty of new tricks. Today ... More >>
It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at Motovo.com recently compiled their roster of the ten best cities for gamers, and as is often the case in rankings like these, Denver finished very near the top. Bonus: To illustrate the selections (and text from Motovo explaining its methodology), we ... More >>
On Tuesday, we wrote about the debut of the beer milkshake at 460 Red Robin locations across the country and pointed readers to our 2010 list of places around Denver and Boulder where they could enjoy other beer milkshakes, floats and desserts. We also suggested the beer floats offered by Freshcraft ... More >>
The entrance is borderline speakeasy-esque: A gray door is tucked in the space between Washington Park Grille on one side and a breakfast eatery/ice-cream bar on the other. It looks more like kitchen access for either restaurant than a dispensary entrance. Only a few unassuming signs (and smells) gi ... More >>
Of all the cultural battlefields that could have been chosen for gay- rights whack-a-mole, it had to be Chick-Fil-A: a fast-food chain with marginally good chicken sandwiches, badass waffle fries, and a company president with an avowed aversion to same-sex couples getting legally hitched. The fowl p ... More >>
Crazy Mountain Brewing, the buzz-worthy Vail-area beer maker that more than doubled in size this year, will start selling five of its beers in 22-ounce bottles this week. All five -- Old Soul Strong Belgian Ale, Hookiebobb IPA, Cara de Luna Black Ale, Scenic Route Kolsh, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenad ... More >>
For some of us, the day after Thanksgiving is for quiet family time and home-cooked leftovers. For all too many, though, it's a grisly rush to the Black Friday sales at the mall and a lot of scarfing of fast food. Which makes this an excellent time to check out Stephen Von Worley's novel way of cal ... More >>
Downtown Littleton.In 1987, Chris Gibbons was charged with revitalizing a Littleton economy that just saw it's largest employer, construction aggregate supplier Martin Marietta, lay off about 7,000 employees amid a recession. And despite long odds, his Economic Gardening program was such a s ... More >>
A few years back, reporting on a convention of prison officials and vendors who supplied them with everything from stab-proof vests to suicide-proof toilets, I noted that America's spending on the corrections industry had reached $40 billion a year. According to two new documentaries worth ch ... More >>
Tim Tebow.The entire football world is abuzz about Tim Tebow being named the Broncos' starting quarterback. Indeed, yesterday's edition of NFL 32 on ESPN focused on little else -- and while the hype delights some people, it's triggering the gag reflex in plenty of others. Check out the variet ... More >>
Video below.Why did proud progressive Rachel Maddow pay a slow-clap tribute to, of all companies, Denver-based Newmont Mining on her MSNBC show last night? Because, in a day of epic losses on Wall Street following Standard & Poor's U.S. credit downgrade, Newmont stood out as the rare non-los ... More >>
Like Jersey Shore but with better hair: Police Women of Broward CountyAfter watching the Jersey Shore crew drink and fight and tan together just like a real family, they moved out of the house last week in a rather deflated thirteenth and final episode of the show's third season. Though the group ... More >>
Instead of cookies, I leave Sour DieselLast week I talked about how much I hated holiday shopping. After going to KushCon II over the weekend, I've changed my mind. Below is my top ten pot-toy wish list for Santa this year. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.
Scott Durrah with a favorite ingredient.Chefs Scott Durrah (8 Rivers), Lauren Gennett and Rachel Wolpo will offer a series of cooking demonstrations for Simply Pure, the Colorado edibles company founded by Durrah and his wife, Wanda James, at KushCon II, which runs today through December 19 a ... More >>
Maybe you think Westword has gone pot-crazy, but the national network CNBC isn't too far behind. After Marijuana Inc., its 2009 report on the nation's underground weed business, became CNBC's most successful-ever original documentary, the channel quickly produced a second investigation: Marij ... More >>
Denver-based Dixie Elixirs & Medibles has been producing medical marijuana-infused sodas since 2009, but recently the company decided it was time for a facelift. Last month, the company unveiled seven new flavors of its THC bubbly: Sparkling Pomegranate, Sparkling Mandarin, Sparkling Grapefru ... More >>
Tim Tebow's number 15.These three Denver blog posts are ready for inspection. Mile High Report's John Bena links to a CNBC piece confirming that Tim Tebow's jersey sales still lead the NFL even though he still hasn't thrown his first regular-season pass. No. 15 is no. 1! The folks at Denver ... More >>
Elizabeth RobinsonWhat's a poor dispensary owner to do to stand out in an oversaturated market featuring dispensaries on every street corner? One solution would be to hire Grow Room Communications, a new Denver-based company that purports to be the country's first and only medical marijuana b ... More >>
William BreathesIt's been exactly one year since we kicked off our Mile Highs and Lows dispensary reviews. Since he's a sentimental guy (we think it might be the marijuana), William Breathes gave us the following look back at a year in pot reviewing: Believe it or not, Westword staffers aren ... More >>
Jessica Corry.At this writing, an emergency hearing of the new Department of Revenue Medical Marijuana Licensing Authority is underway. And like MMJ activist Laura Kriho, attorney Jessica Corry feels the residency rules that will be up for discussion are extremely problematic -- a position sp ... More >>
Display your fave.When Tim Tebow jerseys were the biggest sellers among members of the 2010 NFL draft class, you didn't think it would last, did you? Oh, ye of little faith. Tebow-related sales have been saving Colorado's economy one jersey at a time for months, and they're still going stron ... More >>
That arched eyebrow will pop!After watching HD television for a while, viewers tend to consider standard channels to be hopelessly fuzzy. It's like looking at the world through the bottom of a Coke bottle. So local Comcast spokewoman Cindy Parsons has good news for every subscriber who wishe ... More >>
Scott Durrah with a favorite ingredient.Every month, Scott Durrah, chef/owner of 8 Rivers at 1550 Blake Street, hosts a Cooking with Cannabis class at the restaurant, which is conveniently located just two blocks from Apothecary of Colorado, the dispensary he and his wife, Wanda James, opened ... More >>
Even before today's celebration of International Cannabis Day commences in Civic Center Park at 9 a.m., this city's booming medical marijuana business has already inspired a number of out-of-town journalists to come to Denver to cover the event. And there will be plenty to report on today, b ... More >>
Yesterday, Westword's quest for a medical-marijuana critic made the New York Times, after already being featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSN and CNBC. My e-mail box overflowed and my phone rang off the hook. It's funny how the national media has jumped all over this. "Is this the most at ... More >>
The logo for 101.5/The Truth.In late July, Indie 101.5, an acclaimed but low-rated local station, suddenly flipped formats, emerging as The Pole, aka "Stripper Radio." Yes, the switch was a stunt, and it did what it was supposed to do -- attract attention for the outlet's new, long-term ident ... More >>
The perfect city to get hammered and sign a commercial lease while having protected sex with a very family-friendly (yet manly!) hiker from Colorado Springs. Or something like that.Colorado is a great state for doing business. Did you know that? It's true. CNBC told me so, in its latest busin ... More >>
A business here? Cheap. A loft, on the other hand ... We're not that well educated, our transportation is West Virginia-esque, and you really want that much for that Highlands loft? But Colorado still ranks among the best states to do business in, according to a new study-type thing by CNBC.co ... More >>
That's one way to Maxim-ize your assets. We know -- the ongoing fiscal crisis has got America in a panic. But learning about the latest dismal developments is a lot less painful when they're delivered by a babelicious business reporter of the sort that populate cable news nets these days. Look bel ... More >>
Henry Cejudo on Channel 9. Colorado wrestler Henry Cejudo is big news in these parts, landing on page one of the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News after coming out of nowhere to win an Olympic gold medal in the 121-pound weight class. But NBC viewers have seen precious little of Cejudo. The ... More >>
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Come throw rocks at Todd Goldman.
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The media go on a Columbine rampage.
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