There's no shortage of gorgeous spots in Colorado. But where are the top places to see Colorado's state animal, state bird or even state insect -- and what's the finest Denver mountain park? The scribes who helped assemble Best of Denver's 2014 edition have the answers to those questions and more. C ... More >>
Back in January 2013, we told you about the arrest of two Boulder police officers, Samuel Carter and Brent Curnow, on charges related to the shooting and killing of Big Boy, an elk beloved by members of the Mapleton neighborhood. Authorities suspected they bagged the elk as a trophy, then lied about ... More >>
If there's one type of person we should be able to rely on in this crazy world of ours, it's a guy we met online who wants to buy a monkey. Okay, maybe not, as a Missouri woman learned the hard way. Police say the woman was pepper sprayed and forcibly relieved of a primate said to be worth thousan ... More >>
It's a story as old as time: Man goes fishing, returns with no fish, but but manages to hook the tale of the one that just barely got away. Fortunately, an editor decided the results were newsworthy enough to make the September 7, 1901 edition of the Basalt Journal -- if only because it gave him a ... More >>
A lot of coverage devoted to the devastating floods in Colorado has looked at the impact of the rushing waters on communities. But state parks -- among Colorado's most cherished treasures -- have suffered plenty of damage, too. Below, see photos from Colorado Parks and Wildlife focusing on locations ... More >>
The recent floods in Colorado have left communities devastated, and now restaurants, breweries and bars are doing all they can to help the victims and their families. But as fast as those waters have risen, Colorado businesses have risen to the occasion. Here are links to just some of the events thr ... More >>
We've all experienced the excitement of hitting the road for a much-deserved trip into the high country, followed swiftly by the disappointment of getting stuck in a traffic jam as a result of endless construction delays. To help drivers avoid such nightmares, the Colorado Department of Transportati ... More >>
On Monday, we shared photos of a moose in Grand Lake mounting a moose statue -- and the hilarious Facebook comments generated by the images; see them below. This incident may not have struck another Grand Lake moose as especially funny, though. The next day, a female moose seriously injured a woman ... More >>
There's an undeniable fascination about urban bears rescues, as witnessed by the way a photo of a bear in Boulder last year went viral; see the original pic, plus a meme and GIF below. No telling if images of a bear being plucked from a tree in Colorado Springs yesterday will become equally ubiquit ... More >>
There have been a lot of weird assemblages on the steps of the State Capitol. But few have been stranger than the group that gathered there yesterday for a rally marking Colorado Tourism Day. Those represented included Governor John Hickenlooper, Miss Colorado Hannah Porter and so many random mascot ... More >>
Denver blog posts aren't wearing down as the season goes on. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton previews tonight's Nuggets-Spurs game -- and wonders who'll actually play in it. Colorado Peak Politics considers the possible political repercussions should Colorado Parks and Wildlife go forward with a pla ... More >>
The rumblings of a boycott started even before Governor John Hickenlooper signed three gun-control measures ten days ago, and they're only going to get louder with President Barack Obama coming to Colorado on Wednesday to tout this state's new laws as an example for the rest of the country. "I'm boy ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
Update: Earlier today, we shared the arrest affidavit naming Samuel Carter, one of two Boulder cops charged in the shooting of a Mapleton neighborhood elk on New Year's Day; see our previous coverage below. Now, the City of Boulder has announced that Carter and cohort Brent Curnow, who also faces cr ... More >>
Update: The shooting of an elk in Boulder by an on-duty police officer has stirred controversy and prompted a candlelight vigil; get more information from our previous coverage, on view below. The latest developments: Boulder police chief Mark Beckner addressed concerned community members at a meeti ... More >>
Prolonged drought and a rising population have put the squeeze on Western Slope water supplies. But Colorado River activists have something to celebrate in their long battle with Front Range development interests -- a hard-won agreement that will help limit the impact of the Windy Gap Firming Projec ... More >>
Yes, animals are adorable. But they can also be destructive, as witnessed by the havoc wreaked by a certain squirrel this week -- more on that below. The chaos-loving rodent inspired us to round up five recent stories about critters gone wild, in a manner of speaking. Count down our favorites below ... More >>
Over the past week or so, we've covered the brouhaha over a photo of a bear falling from a tree on the CU-Boulder campus; see our original coverage below. The shot became an international sensation, as well as the basis for plenty of memes and GIFs included in this post. Now, however, there's infini ... More >>
Update: Last week, CU-Boulder student Andy Duann's photo of a tranquilized bear falling out of a tree went viral, as we explain in our original coverage below. But even as the shot became a meme and GIF favorite (we've included examples), reports broke that Duann was exploring legal action against C ... More >>
Our story about the killing of a mother bear in Crestone by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer, and the current status of the two cubs she left behind, drew a response from the woman who owns the ranch where the shooting took place. Here's what she has to say.
Don't fucking shoot!Earlier this week, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department warned elk hunters not to shoot moose. It seems like that would be a fairly obvious statement, but apparently, some elk hunters -- the ones who are loading and firing big guns in the wild -- can't tell the diff ... More >>
Big pics below.On August 25, a mother bear with two cubs was shot on a ranch in Crestone by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer. The cubs were rescued and are growing at a facility near Silt even as Crestone residents continue to wonder if the bear's killing qualifies as justifiable homici ... More >>
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
PLANS TO PUT A "LEARNING CENTER" ON MT. EVANS LEAVE SOME FUMING.