Bill Vielehr, a Colorado modern master, died suddenly on Saturday, October 11. Vielehr was born in Chicago in 1945 but grew up in Boulder, and he launched his art career here in Colorado. He studied fine art at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he earned a BFA in 1969, taking on some ... More >>
Ambassador Wolf is used to playing to an audience of massive roaring engines, with the buzz of industrial lights above them. The band, which started as an after-work ensemble for three engineering Ph.D. students, performed in the lobby of their workplace, the Powerhouse Energy Institute in Fort Coll ... More >>
Planning a music festival in Fort Collins has to be a miserably difficult task. Outside of the concerts Colorado State University books, only one venue, the Aggie Theater, hosts larger national acts with any kind of regularity. Add in Avogadro's Number and Hodi's Half-Note, bars with the capacity of ... More >>
At first, Alejandra Cardona Lamas couldn't have imagined that a single good thing would come out of July 20, 2012. She was among the hundreds of fans gathered for the midnight screening of The Dark Night Rises at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora. And she was there for the mass shooting that kille ... More >>
The year began with Manuel Rodriguez being strapped into a restraint chair. It ended with Rodriguez back in the chair. At Colorado's state supermax prison, inmates get into confrontations with guards -- over food, hygiene, privileges, a refusal to "cuff up" or whatever -- out of boredom, mental il ... More >>
William Breathes's profile of Sean Azzariti, a veteran who treats his PTSD with medical marijuana, has inspired plenty of shares in recent days. And it also sparked an extended message from one reader, who is frankly puzzled as to why the federal government continues to contend that weed has no medi ... More >>
The Salty Dog is slated to open in early October in former Mo's space 1037 Broadway, which closed last January after a two-year-plus run. The dog-friendly sports tavern will serve Colorado craft brews and be a Colorado State University alumni bar. Owner Justin Henry says via Facebook that every we ... More >>
After losing popular head men's basketball coach Tim Miles to Nebraska, Colorado State University landed a proven and relatively high-profile replacement: Larry Eustachy. There's just one catch: The new CSU head coach is kinda, sorta most well-known for being photographed while partying with student ... 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 >>
Campus ProgressStephanie Tanny met Bill Clinton at the Campus Progress National Conference two years ago. She shook his hand, but when it came to taking a picture with the former president, she was "too star-struck" to ask, she says. Tanny will be back at the conference today. This time, ho ... More >>
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
9NewsA short time ago, 9News reports, Betsy Long, who was accused of causing a July crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Regarding the last charge, Long re ... More >>
NewWestFest macing.The plentiful video footage shot at the Fort Collins riot early on August 22 continues to lead to arrests -- but not of Colorado State University students. Last week, the Fort Collins Police Department announced charges against seven people, only one of whom was a CSU stude ... More >>
Betsy Long.Elizabeth "Betsy" Long is accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on I-25 and causing a crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps. It's a far cry from the portrait of Long presented by GreenEdgeDenver.com, a site designed to promote environmental ... More >>
Republican congressional candidate Cory Gardner may have a very colorful skeleton in his closet: As a student at Colorado State University, it appears he was an official Ram Handler, one of the chosen few in charge of primping and pimping the school's official mascot, CAM the Ram.
Long-time CSU professor John StraayerColorado State University professor John Straayer, an expert on state government, says Colorado's recent decision to allow universities to hike tuition by unprecedented amounts further threatens to put higher education out of reach for thousands of residen ... More >>
These days, Mason Tvert is a big man on campus.After an attempt to decriminalize statewide the adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana failed at the polls in 2006, Mason Tvert, executive director of the drug policy reform organization Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFE ... More >>
"Hey, my hands are clean!"Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>
Celebrate leather and sweat this weekend in Pueblo.
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper affiliated with Colorado State University, scored a scoop this week with a devastating story about CSU police chief Dexter Yarbrough, who's been on administrative leave since last month, when he became the subject of what's been termed a "personnel ... More >>
Notice something red in your greens lately? Beets have been showing up on lots of Denver menus, mostly in salads, decorated with goat cheese and nuts. Gelman's Restaurant serves a version with green beans and onions, Jonesy's Eat Bar lets the red and gold beets shine without too much dressin ... More >>
At 3:30 a.m., southbound Speer Boulevard is empty -- and open. To the left, two cabs are cruising for their last fares of the night. To the right, Invesco Field at Mile High is still glowing, lit up with memories -- and the cleaning crews getting the place back in shape for this weekend's Colorado S ... More >>
Hike beneath the full moon at Barr Lake State Park.
David McSwane was back in the pages of the Denver dailies today, with a page-five article in the Rocky Mountain News detailing how the editor-in-chief of the Rocky Mountain Collegian at Colorado State University will be allowed to keep his job after the whole “Fuck Bush” debacle. Appearing ne ... More >>
Dave Theobald fights sprawl by charting it, one ranchette at a time.
Once again, David McSwane is the most talked-about student journalist in the country. But rather than saluting his enterprise with awards, this time the prudey-pants professionals are tsk-tsking the editor of the Colorado State University newspaper for this shocker: He published an editorial with th ... More >>
Hurricane Katrina evacuees have enough woes without battling stereotypes.
Celebrated and shunned, CSU's Bill Gray is taking heat in the global-warming debate.
From the week of March 31, 2005
CU students pitch in against alcohol abuse.
National Western takes a bow to the cow
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
Urban cowboys cash a surprising number of federal farm-subsidy checks.
Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen at the Aurora History Museum.
EPA scientist Brian Rimar just wanted to keep doing research, but his agency found him too toxic.
Colonel Bishop, Rocky Mountain Arsenal boss, has left the Army--but he's already back on the job.
The state orphanage sheltered almost 17,000 children over the years. That makes for one big family reunion.