Update: Moments ago, the Facebook page for the tourist organization affiliated with Estes Park, which has been closed to visitors since flooding swamped the town last week, posted the following: "Highway 7 is now open without restrictions! Please try to limit traffic as much as possible to allow cre ... More >>
The USA Pro Challenge is returning to Colorado, with bicycles, and the athletes on them, ruling a significant portion of the state's roadways from August 19-25. What will that mean for motorists who may be more interested in getting from point A to point B than in watching the contest? The Colorado ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yee-haw! The National Western Stock Show has saddled up for the future. Although NWSS chairman Jerry McMorris passed away yesterday, leaders went through with the announcement of a deal that will help steer the direction of the Stock Show, expanding it beyond an every-January event into more of a ye ... More >>
Boosters have put the brakes to a proposal that would have formed a state beltway authority to allegedly smooth traffic snarls, but critics charged was really designed to grease the wheels for the completion of the northwest beltway, including a toll road past Rocky Flats.
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 >>
Big pics below.Lakewood was just named one of ten All-America Cities -- a designation well worth celebrating. However, the community's Facebook page could do a better job of horn-tooting. In fact, its profile photos don't even feature the city, and other shots are pretty hit and miss. Luckily ... More >>
It's not often that cops give drivers a heads-up about a speed trap -- but tomorrow is an exception. The Denver Police Department has announced that it's conducting "speed-enforcement activities" near Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing through early afternoon. ... More >>
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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 >>
A sign about cleaning up that some people see as thoroughly unclean (image from Channel 4's coverage).Last night, Channel 4 featured a report about a stretch of Highway 85 adopted by Denver's branch of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group -- not the kind of publicity calculated t ... 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 >>
From the week of 9/6/2007
Getting trains up I-70 was once just a pipe dream. Today there are three technologies to choose from.
Onetime Post city editor Evan Dreyer has gone from covering the news to helping make it, as Bill Ritter's communications director.
From the week of December 15, 2005
Central City gambles on its future. Again.
A tile mural by Martha Daniels aims to ennoble an ignoble public space.
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.
Stop, look and ListenUp
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
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.
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.
The state wants to study "disparity" in awarding contracts to minority- and female-owned businesses.