Not everyone was interested in the Super Bowl yesterday. Asgeir Baldursson, a Colorado College student, "didn't really care to watch the game, " he told us. But he did sport a fun rock-and-roll look when he met up with friends at the Denver Pavilions. Continue reading to find out his special connect ... More >>
Update, 2:15 pm: Since I posted the account below concerning the mysterious death of 22-year-old journalist Armando MontaÃ±o in Mexico City, his family has received new information from the Associated Press that contradicts many of the details presented in the Mexican press (particularly an article ... More >>
You cannot escape the groove of African dance. Doesn't matter if you're tone deaf, half-dead or were born with two left feet -- African dance will pick you up and fill you with joy and never let you go. Which is why you should let the spirit move you to the BaoBao Festival, an annual celebration of ... More >>
February has seen a virtual meme explosion on area campuses, with pages devoted to CU-Boulder, Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado College popping up. Last (for now) but not least, we bring you highlights from the DU meme Facebook page, launched just last week ... More >>
Big memes below.Our tour of new Colorado college memes sites -- including ones focusing on CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado -- brings us, quite naturally, to Colorado College. And guess what? The CC Problems page is the only one to be included on t ... More >>
MT, not CO.While Colorado skiers keep watching the skies and the weather reports, hoping to see some of the white stuff, other states aren't sitting idly by on their snowboards. Montana's Big Sky, for example is trying to rustle Colorado skiers...by honoring the Epic Pass issued by Vail Resor ... More >>
Before writing the Descendants, and before indie-film-world-big-deal-director Alexander Payne turned the novel into a George Clooney movie, Kaui Hart Hemmings worked at Westword, selling classified ads. In 1999, right out of Colorado College, the Hawaii-native got her first job with us. "Had ... More >>
In the long struggle by southern Colorado residents opposing expansion of the Army's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, one of the most striking aspects of the story has been the broad range of support for that effort, which has united local ranchers, environmentalists, preservationists, business in ... More >>
Here at the Extreme Sports Desk, we're big fans of work by Sweetgrass Productions, a cabal of Colorado College grads turned gonzo ski-and-snowboard documentary filmmakers.
And now their most ambitious effort to date, a two-year epic journey to "landscapes never before visited on film" across ... More >>
It's not every day that you see a cow in an inner tube. Of course, it's also not every day that records are broken. No word yet on whether Water World helped break the Guinness world record today for the largest swimming lesson, but one thing's for sure: the attempt was a lot of fun. Accordin ... More >>
At which school do you think you're most likely to see these?Earlier in the week, we brought you news of the University of Colorado's fall in the pot rankings. But why stop there? The Princeton Review ranks, logically or not , all manner of things: class discussions, race relations, general e ... More >>
David Mason.At 9:30 a.m. this morning, in a ceremony on the State Capitol steps, Governor Bill Ritter will welcome Colorado's seventh poet laureate. And no, he's not an ancient dandy in an ascot with an Auden-like pallor and a thirst for sherry.
This is Colorado, bub. Ritter couldn't have d ... More >>
Every presidency has its own biases about the kind of education that makes for good leaders. JFK stacked the deck with Harvard grads; Bush I and Bush II leaned toward Yalies, of course. Snobbery, Eastern elitism, Ivy Leaguism--it's been expected of the White House since the days of Woodrow Wi ... More >>
Ethan Axelrod.Back in June, we told you that the Huffington Post would be opening a branch in Denver, to follow offices in New York City and Chicago. Then, in July, we confirmed that Ethan Axelrod, a former Colorado College student who just happens to be the son of big shot Obama advisor Davi ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park
We read the local blogs so you don't have to, although we recommend it, 'cause there's some decent stuff in there sometimes. Send links we may have missed to this guy.
At Colorado's national parks, free is the new fee this summer. (Colorado Independent)
An (ahem) Aval ... More >>