The inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival took place last Saturday in West Central Park, where twenty Boulder County breweries, old and new, poured their creations. The festival, produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc., included live music, food and lawn games. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall was ... More >>
For anyone who goes to school, works at a school or has kids in school, this is the last to second-to-last weekend of the summer. So make it a good one by indulging in local wine, film and fashion. Or take a walk to make a difference, party with the dogs or Shout! For everything going this weekend c ... More >>
No need to sweat the rising temperatures: Your next kid-tastic adventure is just a fountain away. That's right, the Denver metro area boasts some of the coolest, child-friendly fountains known to man, most adjacent to day-trip-worthy family attractions -- and all free. What are you waiting for? Grab ... More >>
CU-Boulder's usually high finish in the Princeton Review's reefer madness rankings is only one reason why Boulder has a national reputation as a pot mecca. But the powers that be are clearly trying to maintain the line between legal and illegal marijuana sales, as witnessed by the recent arrests of ... More >>
While 4/20 is celebrated by stoners worldwide, Coloradans do it better than anybody else. A day of unity and political activism where participants can spend their every waking moment consuming cannabis is hard to beat, holiday-wise. It bears repeating, however, that in addition to being ganja christ ... More >>
Boulder is certainly used to obnoxious behavior. Whether it's drunken college kids rioting on the Hill, homeless kids with dreadlocks harassing people on the Pearl Street Mall, entitled CEOs landing in jail (or just cutting us off in traffic), or the hippie elite lecturing the rest of the world on f ... More >>
It was a hairy morning for runners at Stapleton Central Park on Saturday, but not because of the cold: The crowds who showed up at the Mustache Dache to raise funds and awareness for the men's-health charity known as Movember donned facial hair both real and fake, and a good time was had by all. Pho ... More >>
Contrary to the impression left by many local and national news broadcasts, not every park on the Front Range was badly damaged by recent flooding. Indeed, some of our favorites either sustained little or limited damage or are already coming back strong. With that in mind, we've dipped into our huge ... More >>
"No exercise groups of any size permitted in this area." Those signs started popping up around Denver parks this year, discouraging groups of early-morning runners and mid-morning mommies pushing strollers in syncopated workouts. The city's crack-down on organized exercise seems so ludicrous that it ... More >>
This afternoon, President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an appearance in the Denver area as part of his continuing advocacy of tougher gun-control laws -- like the ones recently signed in Colorado. It's always exciting to have the POTUS in town, even if he seemed to be here every other day durin ... More >>
If you dream it, Boulder just might build it -- that's what EcoArts Connections and the city of Boulder want the public to know about it's new Civic Area Project. This Saturday, August 4 at Boulder's Central Park, anyone is invited to come and share ideas about what the park space should entail. Lea ... More >>
Memorial Day is about honoring fallen soldiers, but it's also about enjoying good company, getting out of work, and firing up the grill. If you don't have a backyard to go to this year, we've got five events this Monday that won't cost you more than a five-spot, from a free barbecue to a rubber duck ... More >>
SummertimeWe've passed the Summer Solstice already, which means the season is in full swing with the blazing hot sun, outdoor parties and a nice, easily maneuverable city to cruise around in. That's a good thing for this weekend, because there is a ton of stuff going down in a variety of plac ... More >>
Denver Parks and Recreation membership fees could increase if the city council approves a task force's recommendation to create a tiered fee structure for the city's 27 rec centers. The centers would be divided into three categories: neighborhood (small), local (medium-sized) and regional (fu ... More >>
Laurie Gorham.Update: Last week, we told you about a Stapleton area hit-and-run in which a pregnant woman struck by a still-unknown driver was critically injured. The woman, Laurie Gorham, lost her baby, who was almost full-term, but she's beginning to physically mend -- and her family hopes ... More >>
Shops at Northfield.On a Labor Day detour from DIA, I spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield. It was a much more successful mission than my first attempt to reach this area, when I exited I-70 on what I thought was the right access road -- and wound up stuck in a hideous t ... More >>
La Sandia's Mexican Cobb saladOn a Labor Day detour from DIA, we spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield -- with time out for the Mexican Cobb salad at La Sandia, Richard Sandoval's restaurant there, one of several eateries in the development that could use more traffic. ... More >>
Full comic belowWorld famous wrap-artist Christo is in Denver tonight to drum up support for his Arkansas River cover-up project. The sold-out Seawell Ballroom event kicks off a four-city lecture series announcing the 45-day public comment period required after the BLM releases the environmen ... More >>
"Politics isn't about left versus right," says Jim Hightower. "It's about top versus bottom." The populist progressive will give the bottom line on cleaning up political campaigns tonight at the Hightower Lowdown Hoedown.
With our Wild West tradition, it’s not surprising that horses play such a big role in the public art around here, an interest that underscores our worldwide image long ago established by old Hollywood Westerns. But surprisingly, this local taste for art about horses is not limited to historic piec ... More >>
Model homes don't necessarily make for model neighbors.
Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night.
Boulder's food and wine takes center stage.
A day of cucumbers, cooks and collages in Boulder.
"Alice's Restaurant" is open for business again.
The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown lights up.
That's a Wrap
Afterdark: New York City (Kinkysweet Recordings)
Swallow Hill fest highlights pickin' and grinnin'
Despite the drought, CHUN's fest will be as big as ever
Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 29, 2003
Downtown's masterful modernist park is being destroyed.
People are waiting in line downtown to pay high prices for tiny condos.