Yesterday during a debate with Republican gubernatorial rival Bob Beauprez, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper described Colorado voter's legalization of marijuana as "reckless." In response, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, calls Hickenlooper a hypocrite -- and that's not all. See a ... More >>
The thirty-plot community garden lies in the shadow of Liggins Towers, a brick high-rise full of Section 8 apartments in northeast Park Hill. The property is owned by Zion Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation west of the Mississippi, but the garden is relatively new; the Eastside ... More >>
Everyone loves Batman. The world's greatest detective has managed to become the world's most popular superhero over the course of his 75-year existence, all without any actual superpowers. Along the way, his bravery, his mission and his ability to hang with the heroes who can literally throw cars ar ... More >>
Denver Relief Consulting's announcement of a new partnership with Laura Harris, former head of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, instantly stirred controversy, with some members of the local cannabis community crying foul and at least one good-government activist citing potential et ... More >>
Although Governor John Hickenlooper opposed Amendment 64, he signed the marijuana measure into law after Colorado voters approved it in 2012. But that doesn't mean he's reached a happy place regarding the law. Far from it: In a column by the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Hick talks negatively about ... More >>
Over the past year, we've asked chefs, cooks and pastry experts across the metro area to spill their secrets in our weekly Chef and Tell feature. Yesterday we shared some of our favorite responses from those fifty interviews; here's a second helping. See also: Stirring responses from some of the ch ... More >>
By David Thorpe While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge ... More >>
George Eder Pizza Republica 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village 720-489-2030 www.pizzarepublica.com This is part two of my interview with George Eder, exec chef of Pizza Republica; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: Frasca, B ... More >>
The final tally from last weekend's NFL playoff game goes beyond the scoreboard for Colorado: Colorado also lost twelve prime lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper shipped across the country to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to pay off a bet debt. But first, he ate a little crow on the steps ... More >>
Want to try the lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper sent to Maryland Governor John O'Malley after losing a bet on the Broncos/Ravens game? Mary and David Miller, owners of Triple M Bar Ranch, will be in Boulder on Saturday, January 26, delivering meat to chefs -- and while they're parked at t ... More >>
In the Christmastime classic, It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart, as George Bailey, gets a taste of what the world would be like if he had never been born. It's not a pretty picture, and it reminds Bailey, and the audience, of the joy he created. The Wynkoop Brewing Company, founded in 1988, has c ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Frank McDonald, self-proclaimed mayor of Stoner, Colorado, who announced plans to transform the two-person town where he lives into an entertainment destination infused with the spirit of Amendment 64. Since that story and another profile, however, McDonald says he's ... More >>
Frank McDonald is the self-proclaimed mayor of Stoner, Colorado, a town whose population numbers two -- with the other resident being, in his words, "an old lady named Mary Jane." But thanks to the community's name, and the passage of Amendment 64, he thinks the future for the tiny spot on the map i ... More >>
Has Colorado's official tourism effort gone to pot? A new video posted on YouTube suggests that, and it only makes sense: After all, not only did the state's voters approve Amendment 64, which makes recreational pot use legal in Colorado, but the state tourism office just hosted meetings on agritour ... More >>
Since November 6, all sorts of venting has taken place on the White House's petition website, including a call for Colorado to break away from the United States. But that's not the only post-election attention Colorado is getting in citizen appeals to the Obama administration: A petition praising Am ... More >>
The passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, was a big win for attorney Brian Vicente, one of the measure's main proponents. But amid questions about when and how the proposal will take effect come suggestions that court challenges are inevitable. Vicente disagrees and expl ... More >>
Moments ago, 9News projected that Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act had won approval from a majority of Colorado voters. Proponent Mason Tvert, speaking amid a boisterous celebration at the measure's victory party, puts the historic achievement in perspective.
Holy shit! Amendment 64 has passed. Hands up if you ever thought you'd live to see this day: Pot is now legal in Colorado. In case you've been somehow sequestered all night, the results are in, and let's just say our fine city's nickname, the Mile High City, has taken on a whole new meaning. Of cour ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
PAPER DIAMOND @ OGDEN THEATRE | 9/14/12 After years of testing out the waters of dance music, Alex Botwin's solo project Paper Diamond is ready to take it to the next level. At the Ogden Theatre this past weekend, the producer debuted his massive new light show, along with music never before heard ... More >>
Re-reviewing Denver Patients Group is purely a function of its location. That is, I drove past the air-conditioned shop right as the Easy Bake oven that is my AC-less car had started to give me borderline heat stroke. Some people go to shopping malls or movies to cool off in heat waves. Why not a di ... More >>
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Timberline Herbal Clinic isn't anything fancy, nor does it pretend to be. It's a working-class shop in a working-class part of town north of I-70 on Colorado Boulevard, where hardworking guys at nearby tire yards and truck-repair shops stop in on their lunch break to pick up edibles for after ... More >>
If only I was the Criss Angel of retail.When I'm not interviewing drag queens, reviewing concerts and rating Santas for Westword, I'm working at Shirt Folding Store. For twenty hours a week, I fold shirts (and, more important, jeans) alongside other part-timers, who in their other jobs might be bank ... More >>
Front porch chillin': A favorite occupation of what I like to call "the Barnumployed."If you happen to find yourself in Barnum and you don't live there, chances are you're lost. And not just because it's not a neighborhood that lends itself to being found -- find one of two streets that make ... More >>
Orca CommunicationsBecause driving should not keep man from his Cheetos.The story of My Smart Snacker begins with a man eating out of a portable dog bowl. The man is Brighton resident Loren "Sam" Samuelson, whose sister invented the To Go Bowl, a water bowl for pets that fits into a cup holde ... More >>
Jenna Johansen dish 56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards 970-926-3433 www.eatdrinkdish.com This is part one of my interview with Jenna Johansen, co-owner/chef of dish restaurant in Edwards. Part two of this interview will run in this space tomorrow. "I can talk about an apple for an ho ... More >>
No Lunchables would be found in this congressman's childhood lunchbox.No tater tots or fruit cocktail were harmed in the upbringing of Congressman Jared Polis. No Cheetos or Little Debbie snack cakes either for that matter. In fact, Colorado's second district congressman says he brought hi ... More >>
Still no flying car, but I've got something betterAll too often, people get so hung up on the fantastic future we didn't get that they can't focus on the even-crazier one we did. You know the complaints: "Where's my flying car? Why can't I live forever? When do I get to visit the moon?" But f ... More >>
After Michael Tate lost all hope of a family life, he found the Devil.
Judge Jane Tidball keeps a tight schedule in her Jefferson County courtroom, but because a couple of jurors showed up late on day two of Michael Tate’s murder trial, the start of testimony was delayed for more than twenty minutes. Once the jury was finally seated, the victim’s wife of nearly twe ... More >>
A former Denverite was the star of the Super Bowl commercials.
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