On Monday filmmakers Anson Fogel and Skip Armstrong of the Carbondale-based collective Forge Motion Pictures released Cascada, a new adventure short produced in partnership with NRS, the Idaho-based gear brand. The film documents a trip to the jungles of Mexico with photographer Tim Kemple and some ... More >>
About a month ago, the government seized five tons of Colorado-grown plant life, and on December 4, members of Congress plan to light it up. No, not that kind of plant life. It's the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, and although they won't have the munchies, those in attendance will cert ... More >>
MELVINS LITE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/12/12 Melvins Lite? There was nothing "lite" about this show. As soon as the stage lights dimmed and a loop of the coughing at the beginning of Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf" filled the air for what seemed like a comically extended period of time until Trevor Dunn ... More >>
Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing premiered The Elder this week, the final film in director Skip Armstrong's five-part Of Souls Water series. Armstrong calls the film "a dreamy, contemplative, non-literal piece" about Rob Elliot, 68, a Grand Canyon river guide with more tha ... More >>
This morning Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing released The Warrior, the fourth of five short films in Carbondale-based director Skip Armstrong's series Of Souls Water profiling a series of athletes and adventurers whose lives revolve around water in different ways. We've b ... More >>
Ana Vasquez says she tried to explain to the police officers that it was her boyfriend who'd abused her, and not the other way around. She had a broken finger to prove it: In the midst of an argument that turned physical, her boyfriend trapped her fingers between his and twisted his hand, snapping o ... More >>
They clog up waterways. They end up in landfills, where they take thousands of years to break down. And they kill turtles and dolphins. Plastic bags of the sort used in grocery stores are a top enemy for environmentalists, and Westword has learned that some Denver officials are considering policies ... More >>
This morning Forge Motion Pictures and Carbondale-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong premiered The Shapeshifter online, the third installment in Armstrong's five-part Of Souls Water series profiling paddlers of every stripe and their relationships with the water that connects each of them.
This week a series of nine "Come to Life" television spots promoting Colorado tourism began airing in target markets across the country, with an emphasis on outdoor summer adventure. To get that vibe just right, the Colorado Tourism Office brought in a team including Denver-based ad agency Karsh/Hag ... More >>
Immigration advocates are hopeful that a new agreement between the Roaring Fork School District and three local police departments will put an end to the controversial collaboration between school resource officers and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But they also fear that the ... More >>
Weekend's here! Feel like cutting a rug? As always, we've got you covered. This weekend's Dance Card is brimming: Ana Sia, the glitch-hop/dubby darling of the West Coast, headline Casselman's on Friday night, and there are a ton of other options, including Icicle, Matt Darey, the return of Hi ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that I demoted Cherry Creek to a culinary wasteland -- or something like that -- but as soon as the words slipped from my fly trap, I had to eat them. Over the past few months, Cherry Creek has been blitzed with new restaurants: La Merisse, a French spot, unlocked its doors in Jul ... More >>
Lori Midson Phat Thai will definitely start serving at 11 a.m. today in Cherry Creek -- the place was already bustling earlier this morning as this Denver offshoot of Mark Fischer's Carbondale Phat Thai prepared to open the doors. Here's a first look:
Photo by Cory RichardsDennis Urubko, Simone Moro, and Cory Richards at the summit of Gasherbrum II in FebruaryIf you've been bitching about the freezing temperatures this week here in Denver, get a dose of perspective tonight at 7 p.m., when Outside Magazine will be presenting the online prem ... More >>
Self-portrait by Cory Richards, via adventure.nationalgeographic.comNational Geographic announced the finalists for its 2012 Adventurers of the Year awards on Friday, and they include two Boulder locals: Cory Richards, the first American to complete a winter ascent of an 8,000 meter peak, and ... More >>
Colorado filmmakers dominated the 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival awards over the weekend at the annual competition in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park, with Carbondale-based director Anson Fogel (Forge Motion Pictures), Basalt-based director Pete McBride (Pete McBride Photography), Gr ... More >>
The 2011 Adventure Film Festival gets under way in Boulder this week with a free Adventure Film Community Night at the Patagonia store at 1212 Pearl Street on Thursday at 7 p.m. and a Photographer Seminar at REI Boulder, 1789 28th Street, on Friday at noon, before the first screenings at the ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe Pullman, Mark Fischer's new restaurant in Glenwood Springs, just nabbed a spot on Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants list.In late August, while on a food journey in Glenwood Springs, I had dinner at the Pullman, the newest restaurant -- a farm-to-table venture -- from ch ... More >>
"What the fuck am I doing here?" asks mountain climber Cory Richards, in the opening seconds of Cold, one of six climbing films featured in the 2011 Reel Rock Film Tour that kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Theater. It's a poignant question: Richards is at 21,959' and freezing his a ... More >>
We are one step closer to having a peak near Carbondale named after Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., who was born in Roswell, New Mexico. You probably know him as John Denver, which is the actual name the eastern peak of Mt. Sopris will take if J.P. McDaniel has her way. This week, she's report ... More >>
Carbondale-based non-profit Feed Them with Music has a business model that they hope will bring small musical acts more exposure and bigger audiences, while simultaneously feeding the Third World. It works like this: Paul Frantzich and Ashley Mosher, the duo who run the organization, manage a ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
We now have a copy of the Zagat 2011 America's Top Restaurants Survey in our grubby little hands. The guide, better known as the "burgundy bible," ranked 1,552 restaurants in 45 major markets across the country, including Colorado, based on votes from more than 153,000 diners. The Survey als ... More >>
Charlie Sheen was supposed to sign off on a sweet plea bargain last week. Rumor has it that the Pitkin County Sheriff is recommending a work-release program for the actor in exchange for his pleading no contest to felony menacing and 3rd-degree assault and criminal mischief in connection with ... More >>
With Charlie Sheen's upcoming jail sentence for domestic abuse getting whittled down by the minute, the Two and a Half Men star may wind up with a slap on the wrist for slapping his wife. The latest report says that Sheen could possibly serve his 30-day sentence for felony menacing, misdemean ... More >>
Among Colorado ski towns, Vail gets ragged on for being totally, painfully fake. Unfortunately, the town can now boast of hosting an Old-West tradition that rivals Aspen and Telluride would probably rather do without: the drunken-bar shootout.At 7:30 on Saturday, 63-year-old Richard "Rossi" Morea ... More >>
Herbal Connections dispensary (photo by Aaron Thackeray) Colorado's medical marijuana business is booming -- or, if you prefer, blooming. You can read about the growth in Joel Warner's feature story or The Latest Word's marijuana category, which includes reviews of dispensaries. But if you ju ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board has just announced its fourth restaurant recognition program, to single out restaurants that promote Colorado wine. Last year's winners were Juicy Lucy's (the original, not the second spot in Cherry Creek), the Mercury Cafe and Restauran ... More >>
John and Kimiko Powers share their gorgeous collection at the DAM.
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
From the week of November 18, 2004
To market, to market
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
Getting a legal, low-power FM station on the air is easier said than done.
The Foothills Art Center presents the current edition of the state's most significant ceramics exhibit.
From the week of March 8, 2001
The Arvada Center offers an uneven salute to some of the state's best craft wizards.
From the week of August 31
The Clusterfux get dangerous.
The Subdudes may be grounded, but Magpie's flying high.
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