Update: Although the circumstances that led to police discovering the bodies of Kacey Heberlein and Chris Bankert in a Castle Rock home (see our previous coverage below) suggested a murder-suicide scenario, authorities in the community declined to provide details until an autopsy was completed. Now, ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is over, but the beer news keeps pouring out. Renegade Brewing Company and Elevation Beer Company just announced they've settled all litigation pertaining to Renegade's use of the mark Elevation Triple IPA. In exchange for certain financial terms that will not be dis ... More >>
A Cafe Society reader delivered the sad news, which we confirmed this past weekend: Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine in Aurora has closed. Chef Liu's was one of only a handful of Chinese restaurants serving traditional Szechuan dishes, but it did more than that: The food coming out of the kitche ... More >>
There's no faster way to ruin your day than getting a speeding ticket -- but traffic stops like these are more expensive in some cities than others. The folks at NerdWallet.com recently set out to discover the true cost in Colorado of a ticket for going more than twenty miles per hour over the spee ... More >>
Oskar Blues has introduced a new kind of vessel for taking beer to go from its Tasty Weasel taproom in Longmont. The Crowler, a cross between a can and a traditional growler, is a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can that can be filled, purged of CO2 and sealed within minutes. Turn the page to see all ... More >>
Colorado documentary-maker Brian Malone has taken on some big topics over the years, including the media in Breaking News and environmental dangers via Intelligent Life -- not to mention the late, great Blinky the Clown. But his latest project -- The Reformers, launching tonight in Parker -- is amon ... More >>
Dan Sperry is the darker kind of magician. The self-labeled "anti-conjuror" says his magic is meant to test the limits of his audience's comfort zone -- and Sperry's Marilyn Manson/Edward Scissorhands look alone accomplishes that. But while his tricks sit on the edge of shocking, the illusionist say ... More >>
Yes, National Drive-Thru Day is a real thing. And yes, Jack in the Box is contributing to the festivities by offering coupons for its terrible tacos. What must people do to earn this punishment reward? Just be customers of Jack in the Box today. And you don't even have to "like" anything on Facebo ... More >>
Matthew Bowers, a 36-year-old from Greenville, Texas, reportedly died on Wednesday after a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. By our count -- one an industry spokeswoman disputes -- he's the eighteenth person to perish on Colorado ski slopes this season, one more than the previous hig ... More >>
The burgers at Crave Real Burgers are monstrous creations, patties stacked so high with other ingredients -- including things like pulled pork, duck and, um, hot dogs -- that sometimes it's hard to find the beef.
Big pic below.Update: Earlier this week, a suicidal Kelli Lynn Murphy told police her two children, Liam and Madigan, were in heaven. But those who loved the kids are in a kind of hell right now, as was clear at a gathering last night in Castle Rock's Founders Park, where hundreds of people, ... More >>
Mason Tvert.This week, Grand Junction and Castle Rock banned retail sales of medical marijuana, joining Loveland and many other Colorado municipalities that have enacted similar prohibitions. Do these votes suggest that a proposed 2012 ballot measure to legalize pot for adult recreational us ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe American Classic Burger at Tarbell's.Denver is a burger-loving town, and you can find excellent versions all over: beefy patties, oozing juice, coated with cheese and served on tasty rolls. The very best? The American Classic Burger at Tarbell's, which won the award for Best Bu ... More >>
Big pics below.There's something more than a little creepy about suspects barely beyond childhood accused of distributing child pornography. But that's what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office accuses Phillip Abernathy and Connor Greenwall of doing in separate cases. Below, see full size boo ... More >>
While a move to follow California's lead and put the legalization of marijuana on next week's state-wide ballot didn't come to pass, many Colorado voters will still asked to vote about pot issues on November 2. That's because many cities, towns and counties put measures dealing with medical m ... More >>
FlickrCigarettes are extremely pricey these days -- but has the cost gotten so high that they're worth risking an armed robbery beef? That's one way to interpret the story of a fifteen-year old from Castle Rock, who avoided paying for smokes by pulling a gun.
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. To read part one of that Q&A, click here. Six words to d ... More >>
Michael Tesman.The arrest of Michael Tesman on charges of second-degree kidnapping came together like the law-enforcement equivalent of aligning planets. Credit goes to the reported victim, Tesman's ex-wife, who was able to text message her son about the situation, plus a helpful bartender a ... More >>
Photo by Melanie AsmarThe tent of plenty. There's a new farmers' market in the heart of downtown Denver. Three months ago, the spot at 15th and California streets that's now home to Tiri's Garden and the Tiri's Garden Farmers' Market was an empty asphalt lot, a plot of well-positioned real estate t ... More >>
RESTAURANT OPENINGS IN MARCH:My Pizza Peel, 1645 Stout StreetFull Belly, 2779 Iris Street, Boulder Tosh's Cantina, 8101 East Belleview Avenue Hi*Rise, 2162 Larimer StreetArvada Tavern, 5707 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Barking Goat, 363 Village Square in Castle Rock (former Celtic Crossing) Sketch, ... More >>
The Celtic Crossing at 363 Village Square in Castle Rock closed a couple of months ago, leaving that town without an Irish bar. The Barking Goat to the rescue! The pub just opened in the Celtic Crossing space last Thursday, and although it's not technically an Irish bar, it will be putting out an I ... More >>
Back in May when I blogged my screed “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love High Gas Prices”, the price per gallon was an outrageous $3.55. Oh, how we long for those good ol’ days! But even though the once unthinkable four bucks per gallon has sent the cost of everything through the roof, I ... More >>
In "Leadville 'Disaster' Declaration Releases Cascade of Dissent," published by the Rocky Mountain News on February 25, staffer Todd Hartman reports that a recent announcement about the dangers of toxic water collected in a closed mine tunnel near Leadville was a carefully orchestrated affair conduc ... More >>
The truth is out there, and in 2007, it was often weird, wicked or just plain wild.
Small mammals get some love.
From the week of 3/15/2007
Swallow Hill makes it easy for kids to jump into dreamland
How and where to get in the game
Don't bury your head in the sand for the Rocky Mountain Ostrich Festival.
A bold plan to bring downtown to the suburbs takes root in Lone Tree. Just add water.
A nouveau diner grows up.
Find peace at the Old Stone Church.
Bison and swordfish are flourishing again, but what about sharks?
GREENLAND LIES JUST MINUTES SOUTH OF DENVER, BUT IT'S A MILLION MILES AWAY.EXIT, GREENLAND A TWO-HORSE TOWN IS PUT OUT TO PASTURE.