Michael George spent nearly a third of his life living on Denver's streets. He was born in Colorado, but his dad was a cook in the Air Force, and when George was four years old, the family moved from Lowry to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. George lived there until he finished high school -- ins ... More >>
With so much attention on the Broncos, you may have missed the start of the Denver Nuggets preseason. The team matches up tonight against the Phoenix Suns -- and that means the Denver Nuggets Dancers are back in action as well. Meet the sixteen-person squad below, complete with photos and text from ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we visited with members of the Soulforce Equality Ride, who were promoting LGBTQ acceptance at Colorado Christian University as part of a nationwide tour; see our original coverage below. Shortly thereafter, the Lakewood Police Department arrested five participants in the event -- ... More >>
Catholics are pushing back against a decision by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to cut off funding to an immigrant advocacy group in Durango because it has ties to an LGBT advocacy group that supports the legalization of civil unions. The progressive national nonprofit Catholics United ... More >>
In February, Catholic Charities testified that if Colorado lawmakers legalize civil unions, it may stop providing adoption and foster care services. Now, it seems that another Catholic organization, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, has cut off funding to an immigrant advocacy group in Du ... More >>
Video below.Gay advocacy group One Colorado has started an online petition to fight against what it calls "scare tactics" by Catholic Charities, whose reps testified at the Capitol last week that if lawmakers legalize civil unions, it may stop providing adoption and foster care services. Why? ... More >>
We've shared our list of the top ten New Year's Eve dining events, but that's far from everything that's taking place this weekend. Keep reading to see a full rundown of what's happening before, during and after the big day; we'll continue updating the online listings until the eleventh hour. Here's ... More >>
Fake terrorists will attack the Denver metro area tomorrow in what will be the largest emergency response exercise these parts have ever seen. Called Operation Mountain Guardian -- or OMG, for short -- it will include imaginary disasters at four locations: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementa ... More >>
The next time you're munching on a tea cookie from Gateaux, our Best Bakery of 2001, you can take pride in the fact that a few of your dollars are going to a good cause. This year, Gateaux is giving 10 percent of all tea cookie sales to a different charity every month."We decided to allocate our don ... More >>
Scott Pomfret. Scott Pomfret is an anomaly: a gay Catholic. When he decided to write Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir, a book about his experiences in his Boston church, it changed his life in ways he hadn't expected -- including being removed from his shrine. Westword caught up wit ... More >>
Promises, promises. Bill McCartney, the former coach of the University of Colorado football team – back when they were good – and co-founder of the Promise Keepers missionary men’s group, has returned to the controversial nonprofit organization as chairman and CEO. The Denver-based organiza ... More >>
John Hickenlooper would give you the flag off his back.
It's a long way from LoDo to Haiti, but Dan Jeune wants to bridge the gap. With friendship.
When you're starving -- for help, for attention, for food -- everything's kosher.
There goes the neighborhood
A judge may force Colorado to take care of its homeless mentally ill population.
Dialing for dolours.
Everyone said they wanted homeless people to be invisible at Lowry. So why aren't they?
For Leonard Hope's grandchildren, the safety net is mighty fragile.
Homeless people say fees for background checks are a get-rich-quick scheme for social service agencies.
Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.
Colorado's illegal immigrants find trouble even when they try to do things legally.
Politics and pollution bubble just under the surface of the former Lowry Air Force Base.
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain is out to flatten its Denver competition. It's already reshaped the world of local health care.
Since private agencies took control of adoption in colorado, costs have gone up. For would-be parents, so have the heartaches.
COORS TAPS INTO LIBERAL "DOMESTIC PARTNER" BENEFITS, STUNNING ITS GAY CRITICS.