Earlier this year, Takai Beard left her children in a running car while she shopped in Walgreen's -- and her ride was stolen with the kids inside. You'd think Beard's example would prevent others from making a similar mistake. But no: Last night in Commerce City, another vehicle theft turned into a ... More >>
On June 6, 1933, a group of people in Camden, New Jersey each paid 25 cents to park their cars in front of a movie screen to watch the British comedy Wives Beware. Eight years later, the tradition of drive-in ovies is still alive, if not exactly thriving. Seven functioning drive-ins remain in Colora ... More >>
Another police officer is under investigation for an animal killing in Colorado -- and the victim is a tad bit bigger than Chloe the dog. Boulder Police officials, in a statement that includes an apology, say that an officer shot and killed a bull elk and took it to another officer to be "processed ... More >>
Ken Foster, the New Orleans-based author of I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet, spoke to a crowd of dog owners and advocates at the Tattered Cover Colfax last night. Foster's stop here was significant: Not only does Denver have a controversial breed ban on pi ... More >>
Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>
I woke up yesterday and immediately thought to myself that what Taco Bell needs most right now are Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos, as well as new store designs that include glowing, purple LED lighting on the outside paneling. The much-anticipated taco upgrade is still in the works, but that new T ... More >>
The work week was cut in half by the holiday, which somehow made it feel longer. Fortunately, there will be plenty of fun to chew on over the coming weekend.
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a vile plate of chile rellenos from a still-unidentified, seedy restaurant in Commerce City to a panang curry with frozen peas to a cocktail at a splashy new restaurant in the Rocky Mountains. For identifying that cocktail a ... More >>
Former cop and current state investigator Joe Sandoval is still a candidate for city council in Commerce City, according to the city clerk's office. But if he stays in the race, he'll have some uncomfortable questions to answer about being busted for driving under the influence -- and the way a poli ... More >>
PHISH at DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | NIGHT THREE, 9/4/11Brandon MarshallMike Gordon of Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City last night during the first show of a three-night run. See tons more pics in the full Phish at Dick's, 9/2/11 slide show.Sunday night's show at Dick's s ... More >>
PHISH at DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | NIGHT TWO, 9/3/11Brandon MarshallTrey Anastasio of Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City on Friday night. See tons more pics in the full Phish at Dick's, 9/2/11 slide show, and if you missed it, read review of night one. On the second nigh ... More >>
Phish kicks off its three-night stand tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods ParkPhish wraps up their summer tour this weekend with three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in lovely Commerce City, ending what many a blogger and message board phanatic have argued is their strongest tour in the tw ... More >>
Watch out for the Libyans! Who cares if the world is ending tomorrow when you can fire up the Flux Capacitor, hit 88 miles per hour and travel to happier times at tonight's Bike to the Future Bike Prom at 8 p.m. at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street? Tickets are $20 at the door and benefit Bike ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsThe MotetThe Motet, noon on the Wolf Stage Two years of experience can make a difference. The organizers of the Mile High Music Festival seem to have learned from the mistakes of years' past for the 2010 version of the mega fest. Arriving at the massive soccer complex at ... More >>
The Colorado Rapids celebrate diversity.
Jamie Moore. Playing some catch-up on violence that took place over the past couple of weeks.... A July 20 blog noted that a murder had taken place 3602 Leyden Street -- but it didn't note the name of the victim or the identity of the individual accused of the crime. The dead man was Jimmy ... More >>
The Black Keys played the Fox on Friday night. It's all going to pot. Today in The Latest Word: - Live-blogging the medical marijuana hearings. - Mile High Music Festival roundup. - Mile High Murder in Commerce City. - Jared Polis: Not playing nice, standing up for the little big guy. - Ragin' ... More >>
Scalping is illegal in Commerce City, too, as Jon Simpson could tell you.While there were a number of arrests at the Mile High Music Festival yesterday, Simpson's may well be the most high-profile. He appears to be the brother of Grammy Award- winner India.Arie, who was known as India Arie Simpson w ... More >>
Celebrate the opening of the sixth Harry Potter movie in Commerce City.
So close and yet so far away.Colorado has plenty of homegrown fast-food and fast-casual chains to keep locals happy. There's Chipotle, Qdoba, Smashburger, Einstein Bagels and Quiznos just to name a few. But Coloradoans also love their California fast food, and we've made some gains in the past few ... More >>
Rocky Mountain arsenal gives photographers a twilight show.
International rugby finds a home on the Front Range.
This video, produced by the Yummies' Gavin Rember, has been out for a while. But it's still a great reminder of Denver's often ignored, industrial step-cousin to the north, Commerce City, which "sparkles like a jewel in the cleavage of the Rocky Mountain West." I'm already planning to relocate my ... More >>
Start your engines. Here’s the sad vehicular truth: When you take your car in for repairs, you just pretty much assume you’re going to get screwed by the mechanic. He’s either going to tell you something is broken when it’s not, make up the name of some part that needs fixin’ or charg ... More >>
From the week of April 12, 2007
Jungle Lovin' gives humans a peek at animal amour
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams
And when it does, nurse practitioner David Kleberger is ready.
Traveling with private extradition companies is no joy ride -- particularly for female prisoners.
From the week of February 7, 2002
A cluster of cities eager to cash in on photo-radar speed traps decides to sue the state.
More fallout from University Hospital's budget cuts: Clinics for the poor are now turning away patients.
University Hospital abruptly pulls its money out of clinics that treat the poor.
The exuberant rock of the Commerce City Rollers.
EVERYBODY LOVES THIS COMMERCE CITY POSTAL EMPLOYEE. SO WHY DON'T HIS BOSSES?