George Saunders is one of America's most celebrated short story writers. Winner of the Folio and Pulitzer prizes and been granted. MacArtuthur fellowship. Since 1996, he's professor at Syracuse, itself an incubator for the best authors of his generation. Saunders returns to town this week to the ... More >>
Forbes has just released its list of the top colleges in America -- a roster that includes 650 institutions. And while thirteen Colorado colleges are included, none of them made the top ten...or the top twenty...or the top thirty. Below, see our photo-illustrated countdown of the Colorado finishers ... More >>
It's a good news-bad news situation for the Colorado School of Mines. Good news: The college is known around the country for the brilliance of its students. Bad news: This reputation has resulted in a whole series of online Mines jokes, with many of the weirdest ones involving pickup lines for fello ... More >>
Oskar Blues has introduced a new kind of vessel for taking beer to go from its Tasty Weasel taproom in Longmont. The Crowler, a cross between a can and a traditional growler, is a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can that can be filled, purged of CO2 and sealed within minutes. Turn the page to see all ... More >>
As Denver's downtown core begins to fill up with new and planned breweries, would-be taproom owners are looking to other neighborhoods around town. The latest are the five partners behind Declaration Brewing, who have just purchased a building at 2030 South Cherokee Street, just off of Santa Fe Dri ... More >>
Great Britain has its meat pies and the United States its Hot Pockets -- but some of the best examples of pastry stuffed with savory filling come from South America. The Denver area is lucky to have a few empanada vendors, including three locations of Empanada Express Grill. These Venezualan spots d ... More >>
Mountain Toad Brewing will hold a grand opening in Golden on Saturday, adding a third craft brewery to a town that has been synonymous with Coors for decades. Located downtown, at 900 Washington Avenue, the brewery and taproom features a large outdoor biergarten with seven picnic tables and room fo ... More >>
Colorado School of Mines basketball doesn't get much -- read: any -- national airtime. But that changed Friday, when Chatfield High alum Trevor Wages shattered a backboard with a dunk, and made ESPN's top ten in the process. Too bad the story doesn't have a happier ending: The game wasn't finished u ... More >>
There has never been a shortage of beer in Golden, Colorado. But until this month, there had only been one brewery in town that wasn't named Coors. On Saturday, however, Cannonball Creek Brewery will open its doors, joining Golden City Brewery, which has been the town's "second largest brewery" sin ... More >>
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A year after being named Playboy's number one party school, CU-Boulder didn't even make the 2012 top ten -- and this despite having just been featured on ABC's 20/20 as the drunk-walking capital of the world. To add insult to injury, Colorado School of Mines, one of ... More >>
Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it...really fast. Today's Denver Post has a fascinating -- if redundant -- Associated Press story about a Houston lawyer who's tracking down missing moon rocks. At least 180 are unaccounted for -- but not Colorado's.
Monday was the deadline for 25 medical marijuana centers near schools targeted in a second wave of closure-threat letters from U.S. Attorney John Walsh to shut their doors -- and all of them did. A third wave is coming, promises Walsh's spokesman, who now stresses his boss's efforts to protect not ... More >>
The brilliant minds attending the Colorado School of Mines can be included with those other young people who apparently need federal protection against drugs. Mile Highs and Lows caught up with Golden Alternative Care owner Craig Mardick briefly yesterday, who confirmed that his shop was included i ... More >>
We've recently offered tours of college meme pages keyed to CU Boulder, Colorado State University, UNC, Colorado College, DU, Metro State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Wyoming. Now, some high schoolers are getting into the act, led by Greeley West students ... More >>
One of the most entertaining things about our tour through new college-specific meme pages is how specific they are to each college, including CU Boulder, Colorado State University, UNC, Colorado College, DU, Metro State and Colorado Mesa University. Witness the Colorado School of Mines page, which ... More >>
When last we spoke with Colorado Republican Party head Ryan Call about the February 7 Colorado caucuses, he noted that Newt Gingrich had not scheduled any state events. But that's changed. At this hour, Gingrich is scheduled at a west-side rally, with another assembly juxtaposing him and Rick Santor ... More >>
Big pics below.U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the best colleges in the country -- but finding Colorado institutions will take a while if you start from the top. None appear in the top fifty, and of the three that appear in the top 100, Colorado School of Mines tops t ... More >>
Part of Linda Sormin's yet-to-be-titled installation.Clay is arguably the first medium ever invented by humans -- one of the oldest prehistoric artifacts ever found was a drinking vessel made of sun-dried clay -- and it'll soon be the star of the largest single-subject exhibition the Denver A ... More >>
Yes, it's the latest meaningless survey that still somehow makes us feel good about ourselves. The Kauffman Foundation has declared Colorado to be America's third smartest state, behind only Massachusetts and Maryland -- both of which are kinda stuck up, frankly. Look below for the Colorado s ... More >>
The college searches of six Cherry Creek High School students are getting national exposure thanks to "The Choice," a New York Times blog series starting today -- and it's a win-win situation. Why? Do the math.
Golden in Focus kicks off this weekend, showcasing a wide variety of photos from Golden's illustrious history -- and man, was it ever illustrious. We've got a preview of five of these pictures after the break, with helpful captions to explain exactly what's going on, the historical context a ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Yesterday, Governor Bill Ritter and Colorado School of Mines President Bill Scoggins revealed the new permanent location for Colorado's "Goodwill" moon rock. From now on, you'll be able to find the once lost and recently found rock at the School of Mines' Museum of Geology.
A group of engineering students who are passionate about music? The mere notion seems incongruous, like, say, a group of accountants forming an art appreciation club and then getting together periodically to discuss the works of Van Gogh and Michaelangelo. Nonetheless, that's exactly the basis fo ... More >>
The "me" in this shot is Arn McConnell. Barack Obama's appearance this week at the Colorado School of Mines was preceded by a stop in Grand Junction -- and as documented in the photo above, Arn McConnell, a good friend of mine, got the opportunity to meet and pose with the Hopeful One himself. Arn ... More >>
A Golden opportunity for our new Drunk of the Week.
Let the farce be with you, Colorado!
Coors brews up another terrain park.
Swing for the fences in Glenwood Springs
Pryor Orser's Basketball Camps
CU's animal attraction isn't limited to recruiting parties.
Eggheads hope to crack out of their shells at an upcoming expo.
Big changes are afoot at Foothills Art Center.
Golden's independent coffee shops become the latest Starbucks targets.
Colorado School of Mines
The School of Mines football team is kicking butt this year.
Denver officials and the press grope for the best way to deal with bogus anthrax scares.
Table Mountain Inn puts more than hospitality on the menu.