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Colorado

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Should We Care if America Thinks Colorado Has the Munchies?

    On Wednesday the New York Times online Cooking blog featured Thanksgiving recipes from across the nation, with the stated goal to "evoke each of the 50 states." While some of the recipes seemed either invented on the spot or dug up from a dusty Ladies Auxiliary cookbook, regional ingredients and cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Photos: Ten Colorado Businesses That Sound Like Dispensaries But Aren't

    Our Adam Roy recently came upon this sign, which stresses that Genesis Health Wellness Centre "is NOT a marijuana dispensary." But it sure sounds like one -- and plenty of other Colorado businesses do, too. Continue to count down our photo-illustrated list of the top ten Colorado businesses that so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

    USA Today set out to discover if the racially lopsided arrest statistics in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer, were an anomaly. Sadly, no: A fascinating new report reveals a racial gap in arrest stats in many locations across the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Photos: How Six Colorado Cities Rank in LGBT Equality

    The Human Rights Campaign, which describes itself as "the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization," has just released its third-annual Municipal Equality Index, in which it measured the state of LGBT equality in 353 communities across the country, including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Thailicious Adds Serene Charm to Busy Sheridan Boulevard

    Edgewater, with a population of just over 5,200, may have the highest ratio of Thai restaurants per capita of any spot in Colorado. Fans of Thai cuisine in the metro area are already familiar with the vibrant flavors and tongue-melting heat of U.S. Thai, but newcomer Thailicious, open less than a ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part Two

    Last month, we started exploring 99 gorgeous Colorado places as spotlighted on Colorado.com -- and on part one, featuring sites numbered 99 through 81, we barely scratched the surface. For part two, which encompasses picks 80 through 67, we unearth more hidden gems, as revealed through videos and Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Marijuana: Oregon, Alaska Legalize Rec Pot -- But Could Colorado Face a Weed Crackdown?

    Marijuana fared a lot better than Democrats did at the polls yesterday. Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. passed recreational marijuana measures closely modeled on Colorado's, and while a medical marijuana amendment failed in Florida, it still managed to collect 58 percent support. (Under Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    How Personhood Measure's Loss Is Actually a Win and More Post-Election Spin

    While most of the attention in regard to yesterday's election has gone to Cory Gardner's shellacking of Mark Udall and a governor's race not called in John Hickenlooper's favor until this morning, the outcomes for other measures on the ballot have been equally fascinating. Take the so-called personh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    History Colorado Storytime Shares Tales With Kids Tomorrow

    So, you've got a kid? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Arapahoe Basin Gets an Edge on the 2014 Ski/Snowboard Season

    Because of warm weather, the Colorado ski/snowboard season got off to a slow start -- but not at Arapahoe Basin, which was again the first resort to open not just in Colorado, but the nation. And with temperatures dropping and snow falling, the rest of this state's resorts will soon be online. We p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Photos: Ten "Haunted" Properties for Sale -- Including One in Colorado

    A popular trope in horror movies involves a family that finds out a just-purchased house is haunted -- and then can't get anyone to buy it. In the real world, such properties wind up on the market, too...hopefully with less dreadful consequences for purchasers than those in, say, The Conjuring. TopT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Would Personhood Measure Amendment 67 Ban In Vitro Fertilization?

    If you ask those in favor of Amendment 67 and those opposed to it what it would do, you'll get very different answers. Opponents say it would ban abortion. Supporters say that's not the point. The point, they say, is to make it so unborn babies are treated the same as people in the Colorado criminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Pot Measures in Washington, D.C., Alaska and Oregon Follow Colorado's Lead

    Colorado and Washington might get some company next week. Marijuana legalization initiatives are on the ballots in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and the proposals all strongly resemble what Colorado voters approved in 2012. See also: Pot Lies Being Used to Justify Police Shootings of Young B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Christmastime (The Movie) Comes Early to Park Hill

    Some folks are always jumping the gun when it comes to holiday decorations. Still, the idea of trotting out the Christmas ornaments before Halloween arrives is so bizarre that it's just not done -- particularly in oh-so-stylish Park Hill. Unless, of course, you happen to be shooting a movie. A fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Marijuana Makes You Feel Fuzzy and Other Pot Facts From Children's Hospital

    Against the backdrop of a Colorado health department official formally recommending that almost all marijuana edibles be banned, the Children's Hospital of Colorado staged a weed-related Twitter chat this morning, with one of its focuses being how to talk pot with children under the age of ten. Amon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Videos: Thirteen Reasons (So Far) Colorado is Awesome According to AWSMColorado

    As you know, we at Westword have long held to that Colorado is the best state in the country -- and we're pretty sure the folks at AWSMColorado.com feel the same way. Chris Harrison and the staff at Video Blend have launched 100 Reasons Colorado is Awesome, a project to create one-hundred brief vide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Photos: Fifteen Beautiful Colorado Paintings on Postcards

    In many ways, postcards are becoming something of a lost art -- but even rarer are postcards of places like Colorado that feature paintings rather than photos. We found a slew of examples on ArtFire -- if you're unfamiliar with the site, think of it is an even artsier Etsy -- and they're absolutely ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Photos: Ten Theories on Why Front Range Drivers are Terrible

    A City-Data.com thread kicks off with this simple question: "Why are Front Range drivers so terrible?" And while some of the many folks who responded disagree with this theory, suggesting that drivers in these parts aren't really any worse than those in any burgeoning metropolitan area, most float t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Colorado Modern Master Bill Vielehr Passes Away

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Jad Abumrad on "Embracing the Gut Churn," Inspiration and Creativity

    Radiolab's Jad Abumrad -- who was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011 -- is just as affable and eloquent on the phone as he sounds on the radio, with a dash of vulnerability revealed when he worries about fucking up the answer to a question. Yes, he actually said that -- with a measure of anxiety ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part One

    The folks at Colorado.com, the state's official tourism office, set out to compile a list of 99 gorgeous places in Colorado -- a mammoth task, but far from an impossible one given the abundant beauty in these parts. As proof, we present numbers 99 through 81, any one of which would likely finish in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Gregory Alan Isakov's New Video Features Stop-Motion Animation From Laura Goldhamer

    If you're familiar at all with Colorado music, then the name Gregory Alan Isakov is certainly familiar. A force in modern day folk, this South African born, Colorado transplant has been making most in music take notice at whats happening in the Colorado music scene. Isakov is back with a new video f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Video: #SaveTheWeed Addresses Colorado's Terrifying Marijuana "Shortage"

    Did you know that Colorado is suffering from a terrible marijuana shortage? Neither did we -- but if it ever happens, the folks at NYHETER24 have created a "public-service announcement" dubbed Colorado #SaveTheWeed that should help you get through it. The hashtags that will help remind the kind comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Photos: Ten Stupidest Reasons Why Yorbeat Thinks Colorado Sucks

    Yorbeat is a Portland, Oregon-based website known for a devotion to snowboarding and a dislike of doing it in Colorado (except for the southern part) that's spelled out in the recent post "30-Something Reasons Colorado Sucks." Admittedly, some of Yorbeat's picks are solid: I-70 traffic is terrible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Update: Same-Sex Marriage OK'd By Attorney General After Supreme Court Punted

    Update: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced that he will not attempt to block the state from beginning to issue same-sex marriage licenses, as had been feared by some observers after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear multiple cases on the topic. Continue for Suthers's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Why Hopsin Ditched a Show in Fort Collins: "Something Bad Was Going to Happen"

    Hopsin has done well in Colorado, playing to packed rooms in Denver and elsewhere for several years now. But something strange happened at his scheduled January 30 show at the Aggie Theater. He was supposed to play alongside Dizzy Wright, DJ Hoppa, and Black Pegasus. But, without explanation, he did ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Photos: Five Incredible (and Demolished) Colorado Urban Explorer Sites

    Last year, we showcased demolished Colorado urban explorer sites as featured on the website uer.ca. But that post barely scratched the surface of photos and information about dearly departed local landmarks captured just ahead of the wrecking ball. We've assembled pics and uer.ca text from five more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Reader: F*ck Your "I'm a Native" Douchebaggery

    In yet another case of a comment begetting more comments, our post highlighting a reader's view that marijuana legalization has caused a lot of shitty people to move to Colorado (inspired by an item about conflicting polls regarding legalization opinions) got even more people talking. Among the prov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Photos: World of Beer Opens Its Third Colorado Location in LoDo

    World of Beer opened its third Colorado location on Sunday (and its 63rd nationwide) at 1555 Blake Street. The 4,100-square-foot World of Beer LoDo is owned by WOB franchisee Jason Rappaport and has 65 employees. It has a 500-square-foot patio and features more than fifty rotating taps and 500 bottl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    "F*ck It, I Quit:" See Reporter Charlo Greene Come Out On Air as Cannabis Club Owner

    In February 2013, we explained how the legalization of limited marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington were prefigured by a case in Alaska that dates back decades -- but which has resulted in a confusing and unregulated situation. Now, however, the movement for regulating marijuana sales in Alas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Photos: Ten Colorado Counties With the Drunkest Drunk Drivers

    The website NoDUIColorado.org is out with its latest statistics about driving under the influence in the state. Included is data featuring the average blood alcohol content of DUI arrestees in every Colorado county, and the numbers in the top ten are all more than twice as high as the legal limit -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Sand Creek Massacre: Petition Demands Change at Ghost Town Named for John Chivington

    On Wednesday, September 24, members of the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission will head northeast from Eads along Chief White Antelope Way to the banks of Sand Creek, where 150 members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes were killed by volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington on November 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Photos: 16 Busted Sex Offenders and the 84 of Colorado's 100 Most Wanted Still at Large

    Colorado's list of its 100 most wanted sex offenders has changed a lot lately: Of the most recent roster, sixteen have recently been busted. But that still leaves 84 sex offenders at large. Look below to count down all one hundred, including arrestees, complete with information about their alleged c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Top Twenty Rejected Colorado Vanity License Plates, Body Parts Edition

    A few months back, we posted about some of the vanity license plates rejected by the State of Colorado -- and we hardly exhausted the supply. Officials have turned down literally thousands of requests -- some that strike us as relatively close calls, but plenty of others so brazen it's hard to belie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Yes or No on GMO Labeling Proposal? Citizens' Review Releases Study

    For several days this week, a panel of twenty Colorado voters gathered at the University of Colorado Denver to conduct the first Colorado Citizens' Initiative Review of a ballot proposal -- Proposition 105, which would require product labeling for GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. And yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Reader: Here's How to Drive Nebraska's Pot-Obsessed Troopers Insane

    William Breathes's post about Nebraska law-enforcers calling for stiffer pot penalties as a tactic to reduce the volume of marijuana slipping over the border from Colorado upset lots of readers. But rather than getting mad, this commenter came up with a hilarious plan to get even. See also: Marijua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Ten Terrible Legal Moments for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People in Colorado

    Between legal weed and eco-friendly businesses, Colorado's enthusiasm for green rivals none. But break out the pink and rainbows and the state suddenly gets squeamish. Even before the word "homosexuality" was invented in the late nineteenth century (French philosopher Michel Foucault argued that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Three Book and Poetry Events for the Week of September 8-14

    Colorado authors and poets will be in the spotlight this week at ceremonies, readings and head-to-head competitions, proving that diversity is alive and well in our state's literary community. Take a look at what Colorado has to offer at these three very different events. See also: Bogged Down: Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Photos: Tour Five Colorado Homes Selling for More Than $15 Million

    Either the economy's finally improving or folks selling homes think it is -- because the number of eight-figure Colorado homes for sale is definitely on the rise. Whereas the priciest property on our winter roster of the most expensive homes for sale in Denver was going for a mere $9.2 million, our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Medicare Fraud Case Claims Optum Put Patients in Hospice Care Who Weren't Terminal

    The U.S. Justice Department has decided to join in a federal lawsuit filed by two Colorado whistleblowers; it alleges that a national palliative care provider improperly billed Medicare millions of dollars for hospice services provided to patients who weren't terminally ill. The suit against Optum P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Photos: Twenty Posters and Prints That Make Colorado Look Amazing

    We're constantly amazed at how inspirational Colorado can be. And here's proof: twenty eye-popping posters and prints that capture and celebrate the beauty of the state you're in -- we hope. Check out the collection below, and be sure to click on the caption-links; many of them are available for sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Photos: Ten Treats at the Taste of Colorado

    It's called the Taste of Colorado, but we know it's really about the taste of turkey legs. After all, the annual festival at Civic Center Park generally goes through over 40,000 pounds of the fire-roasted turkey trotters. Despite a smattering of Denver-area restaurants turning out mini-portions of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Ten Top Culinary Events Over Labor Day Weekend in Denver

    Labor Day is Monday, bringing with it a long weekend to celebrate the last days of summer. And there's plenty to do both in the mountains and here in the city. A Taste of Colorado will be taking over Civic Center Park, you can head to the hills for a couple of food fests...and a river of beer will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Five Favorite Foods at the Taste of Colorado

    The Taste of Colorado has been slinging food in Civic Center Park in some form or another since 1984, when the main event was called the Festival of Mountain and Plain -- resurrected from a festival of the same name in the late 1800s. Festival activities begin today at 11:30 a.m. and run through Lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Reddit-Hyped "Hash Hike" on 14er Under Attack by "Pompous A$$holes"

    News flash: Plenty of people in Colorado regularly engage in outdoor recreational activities after using marijuana. But the notion of a so-called "Hash Hike," slated to take place on (we're pretty sure) Saturday morning on a nearby 14er, has resulted in online vibe-harshing between the Reddit users ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Ten Best Colorado Breweries for Music Fans

    Colorado blogs like a little music with their beer, and vice versa. Our Backbeat blog counts down Colorado's town best breweries for music fans. Mile High Sports' Zach Fogg thinks the Broncos should save Wes Welker from himself. Denver Egotist shows off Boulder's Lange Studio. See also: Five Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Angela Brown, Minnesota Mom, Faces Jail For Giving Son Medical Marijuana From Boulder

    Earlier this week, our William Breathes reported that the number of children registered as medical marijuana patients in Colorado continues to grow: The digits rose from 305 to 337 in a month, with reports suggesting that many of the additions are moving here from other states. The story of Minneso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Local Product of Colorado in Denver

    The last time I was in Local Product of Colorado, there were issues. Not with the shop itself -- which at the time was one of the nicest spaces in Denver where medical cannabis was being sold. No, the problem was with the buds and an abundance of powdery mildew. Despite the staff's amazing response ... More >>

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