Nothing says fall in Colorado like the changing colors -- and the show isn't over yet. If you somehow missed the traffic jam of last Saturday's leaf peepers heading up I-70, it's not too late to catch some color. Here are five spots you should still be able to fall into fall. See also: The Ten Best ... More >>
Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado murders listed on the indispensable Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website. Our most recent offering appeared last September, on the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. For loved ones left behind, howeve ... 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 >>
The ramen dishes at Uncle, which I review this week, are so good that it's worth braving the wait to get a seat at Tommy Lee's restaurant in Highland. But Lee's first foray into noodles wasn't Japanese, but Italian. "The first cookbook I got into was Mario Batali's," shares Lee, who says he didn't h ... More >>
Amid news that Lance Armstrong will quit fighting doping allegations (a move that will likely result in him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles), it's tough to remember that just two years ago, he was the face of what's now known as the USA Pro Challenge, a bicycle race currently thril ... More >>
Update: As those living near the Waldo Canyon fire outside Colorado Springs were plunged into terror (347 homes confirmed burned, at least one death), the people who've been suffering through the High Park fire fifteen miles from Fort Collins for three long, exhausting weeks may finally be getting a ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Noah Hubbell ho ... More >>
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant is donating 10 percent of sales from all six of its locations to High Park fire relief today. The chain, which is famous for its strong margaritas (limit three per person), got its start in Fort Collins 26 years ago.
See Also: Best of Denver 2008: Best Singer-Songwriter Since moving to Denver in 2000, Joe Sampson has been a highly visible member of the scene, but it's always been either as member of bands like A Dog Paloma or Bad Weather California, or collaborating on projects like Wentworth-Kersey or playing ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
FlickrWe tend to think of fire extinguishers as dampening trouble rather than causing it to flare up. But that wasn't the case late last night at a Colorado Springs apartment at which police say a fire extinguisher was used as a weapon by a crew of goons.
And you thought those arrowhead-like rocks you found in your flowerbed were cool. As several media outlets have been reporting, a cache of ancient tools, including knives and axes, has been discovered in a Boulder yard. University of Colorado researchers determined the tools, discovered by a landsca ... More >>
Denver's own glitch-hop/dub-step/experimental electronic music wunderkind Cacheflowe has just dropped a killer platter of tracks called Cache, Stacks & Queues. It features a jungle-influenced neo-dub sound and some excellent guest appearances, most notably by Brer Rabbit of the Flobots on the cl ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>