Earlier this week, we shared the shocking news of an avalanche near Loveland Pass that killed five people taking part in a fundraising event for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, with a sixth, Jerome Boulay, somehow surviving after being buried in the snow for four hours. Now, the CAIC has ... More >>
Mayor-elect Michael Hancock hadn't even moved into his office in City Hall when he learned that claim jumpers were trying to woo one of Denver's longtime institutions: the National Western Stock Show. That discovery quickly followed the revelation that Aurora had been working with Gaylord Entertainm ... More >>
As part of this week's feature, "Rocky Mountain High," we went inside the control room of the Eisenhower Tunnel, the world's highest vehicular tunnel, which famously crosses the Continental Divide. More than 300 million cars have passed through since 1973, and the rate today is twice what is was thi ... More >>
Update: As we reported below, the much-debated THC driving bill died because Senator Nancy Spence, whose vote made the difference between passage and failure, was on vacation. But even as opponents of the measure celebrate this left-field victory, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, which ... More >>
Frank Gray is president of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council in Douglas County. Yet at a public hearing yesterday on six projects vying for big-bucks state tourism incentives, Gray eschewed his county's own project and, like many of the 23 people who testified, spoke in favor of Gaylord E ... More >>
Jacob Smith.Last month it looked like the last roadblocks would be removed to a Rocky Flats land swap that would make 600 acres currently owned by the State Land Board on the southwest corner of the former plutonium-processing plant part of what's now a federal wildlife refuge -- and the U.S. ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... More >>
Christo, Over The River, Project For The Arkansas River, State of Colorado Photo: Wolfgang Volz, ¬© Christo 2008 Word came down yesterday from the Bureau of Land Management in favor of large-scale installation artist Christo's Over the River project slated to cover areas over a 42-mile stretc ... More >>
Yesterday, the Drug Policy Task Force met to consider THC driving limits. The DUID-marijuana working group studying the subject couldn't agree on a proposal last week, and Task Force member Senator Pat Steadman thinks its inability to do so may prevent THC-driving legislation from being bless ... More >>
We love the people who love Denver; here are few of their personal bests.
This sign is headed down the road a piece.On Monday, we told you about the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, taking part in the Colorado Department of Transportation's adopt-a-highway program -- and CDOT's conclusion that stopping it from doing so was impossible. Now, a new deve ... More >>
While the Obama cabinet carousel -- Ritter! Salazar (Ken)! Salazar (John)! Michael Bennet! Salazar (Ken, again)! -- continues to go 'round, with a name thrown out each week (although now, with Ken Salazar back in the ring for Interior, we're on repeats) -- Colorado's top Dems will gather at t ... More >>
The longtime head of Denver's graffiti unit fought to clean up the city -- until he felt he was beating his head against the wall.
From the week of 9/6/2007
Onetime Post city editor Evan Dreyer has gone from covering the news to helping make it, as Bill Ritter's communications director.
Where there's smoke, there's ire.
From the week of December 15, 2005
North Denver neighbors get a crash course in I-70's future.
Central City gambles on its future. Again.
A tile mural by Martha Daniels aims to ennoble an ignoble public space.
The Legislative Councilís ballot-analysis booklet has inspired so many fights, it should be called the black-and-blue book. Hereís our cure.
Dialing for attention
It's ready, fire, aim for the Libertarian candidate for Senate.
Despite advances in forecasting technology, predicting the weather is often a crapshoot.
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
Tired of trying to get around the Stock Show, Globeville residents want the Stock Show to get around them.
Rocky Mountain hype
Gordon Ulrickson wants to open a computer museum, but he doesn't have the storage.
There's no room for rail on CDOT's road to the future.
The anatomy of a newscast.
Up, up and away with Denver's most entertaining traffic reporter.
Riff Raff at The Ralph Waldo Emerson Center.
Glendale gets a lesson in the politics of pollution.
For some Lakewood homeowners, RTD's proposed light-rail line looms too close for comfort.
Keeping track of the political--and personal--agendas at stake in RTD board races.
AFTER YEARS OF TENDING TO TRAVELERS, THE STATE LINE CAFE GETS READY FOR SUPPER.
HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.