In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
Put on your stars and stripes and your red, white and blue: the Fourth of July is just days away. Across the United States, fireworks, parades and barbecues will celebrate Independence Day -- and Denver has no shortage of patriotic pride. Here are ten ways to celebrate this year. See also: - Fiv ... More >>
Last year, the coordinators of the Colorado Distillers Festival created a tongue-in-cheek infographic comparing the costs of road-tripping around the state to visit distilleries versus simply attending the festival. The 1,020-mile road trip would take five days and cost $132 in gas alone, according ... More >>
In April, "ice cream-sandwich enthusiast" Peter Bredemann donned hot-pink sunglasses, hot-pink fannyback and hot-pink flip-flops and started pedaling a hot-pink, three-wheel bike around Denver, peddling ice cream sandwiches. Now from noon to 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday, Peteybird Ice Cream Sa ... More >>
The nominees for Powder Magazine's 2013 Powder Awards were announced last week, and Colorado film crews -- including Denver-based Level 1 Productions, Boulder-based Stept Productions, and Crested Butte-based Matchstick Productions (MSP Films) and Two Plank Productions -- are heavy in the mix in just ... More >>
For some folks, the ski season doesn't really start until they've seen the annual Warren Miller adventure flick. Others caught the premiere of Flow State last month, but are ready for another look at the movie. And they'll get their chance tomorrow night, at the sixth annual Warren Miller Screening ... More >>
Consider it the little market that could. The Broomfield Farmers' Market has been voted Colorado's favorite farmers' market in a nationwide poll conducted by the American Farmland Trust. The market is run by volunteers and is only in its second year, but then, it might have gotten a boost from up ab ... More >>
Fans rooting for a local in the USA Pro Challenge got their wish yesterday when Tejay van Garderen, a 24-year-old rider who now lives and trains in Boulder, won Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen rode 99 miles from Montrose to Crested Butte in three hours, 52 minutes and 24 seconds. See ... More >>
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>
Amanda Cohen, the chef-owner of Dirty Candy, a vegetarian restaurant in New York that's generated national accolades, will be in Denver Wednesday night as part of the Celebrity Chef Tour, a moveable feast that traverses to venues all over America to pay homage to the late James Beard, the "father of ... More >>
What better time to take advantage of this city's proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains -- and some of the best skiing in the world -- than New Year's Eve? Keep reading for our list of the ten best ways to celebrate New Year's, mountain-style.
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
Photo by Jeff Cricco, via SkiNet.comVail makes #2 in Ski Magazine's annual Western U.S. Resort Rankings.Eleven of the twenty resorts profiled in Ski Magazine's reader's choice list of the top twenty ski resorts in the Western Unied States this year are from Colorado, including six of the top ... More >>
There's no denying that what Crested Butte couple Erica and Mateo Hogan is doing in Costa Rica is pretty cool: Spurred by their love of the rain forest, they bought up some 300 acres of it and created a fully sustainable Swiss Family Robinson-style tree-house community complete with zip-lines ... More >>
Divide & Conquer! The Denver Roller Dolls are hosting the Continental Divide & Conquer (the 2011 Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association Championships) November 11-13, and tickets go on sale on Saturday with early-bird pricing through July 31. It ought to be quite a battle: The Rocky Moun ... More >>
The Colorado Roadless Project and the Outdoor Alliance have a cool new campaign promoting their efforts to protect Colorado's 4.2 million acres of National Forest lands currently designated as "Roadless Areas" for mountain biking, hiking, climbing, paddling, backcountry skiing and snowboardin ... More >>
Something about this recent run of three-digit-degrees days and Monday's closing day at Arapahoe Basin have us looking forward to next ski season already, and it turns out we're not alone: On Monday director Josh Berman and the Denver-based ski porn specialists at Level 1 Productions released ... More >>
Organizers for the seven-day cycling race formerly promoted as the Quiznos Pro Challenge announced big news yesterday: They've rebranded as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and inked a major broadcast deal for 23 hours of race coverage on Versus August 22-28 and two hours of live coverage on NBC ... More >>
Hotel ColumbiaAdmit it, you have become one of those crazy dog people. Every time you go on vacation, the sight of your little buddy's puppy-dog eyes gets you in the gut, ruining your Colorado getaway before you even leave. Why not exchange good old-fashioned guilt for a healthy dose of shame ... More >>
Here's what Hayden Christensen did pretty much the whole time.While the rest of America was at home watching the film establishment's glitzy annual circle jerk, where it elaborately congratulates itself on a year of acceptable filmmaking, my girlfriend and I were in an otherwise empty Chez Ar ... More >>
Need a good excuse to get out of town this weekend? Here are our six sweet reasons to head up to yonder hills.
Hey, what do you know? Performing at the Showcase can actually be beneficial to your career. Well, so to speak. In a roundabout way, playing at the Showcase helped the men of Boldtype land an opening slot on the upcoming Guttermouth tour. Well, it sealed the deal, anyway. We'll let drummer Ma ... More >>
A Flickr photoWhile everyone and their mother here in Denver are buried in beer events -- what with Denver Beer Fest, the upcoming Great American Beer Festival and Oktoberfest -- Crested Butte is celebrating a different beverage this week. Today, the mountain town kicks off Vinotok, its fall ... More >>
A Flickr photo.If you failed to sign up for the Tour of BoulDurango, take a moment tonight to cry into your beer -- and say farewell to the bikers who were savvy enough to register in time. Don't worry; there's plenty more happening in town, including wine walks, Kyle's Brew Fest and much mor ... More >>
We posted this last week, but just in case you were on vacation and missed it, we thought it might be handy to post it again, because, well, tomorrow's New Year's Eve and all, you know? And you might still be in need some ideas on how to ring in the New Year. So have at it, friend! For good m ... More >>
Vince Herman with Great American Taxiâ€‹Leftover Salmon occupies a unique spot in music. The band does not adhere to any one genre, though it borrows liberally from bluegrass, Cajun, rock, swing, jug band and even Latin and Caribbean influences among others. What the band does do is whip up one hell ... More >>
A Flickr photoSorry, buddy, but ninja disarms cowboy.Colorado at its best is a combination of the weird and the wonderful. And so is the story of how a tied vote for the Crested Butte town council was settled -- by a wicked game of Ninja Bear Cowboy. According to the Crested Butte News, two ... More >>
Lori Midsonâ€‹ "I finally gotta place in my neighborhood to come and get pizza now," says Rod Wagner, one of the partners involved with Ernie's Bar and Pizza, an East Coast pie palace from the owners of LoHi SteakBar (3200 Tejon Street) that opens Wednesday, December 2 in the former 3 Sons space at ... More >>
Denver pizza entrepreneur Mark Huebner isn't the only Coloradan scoring points for engaging in a "Verbal Fight/Physical Fight" on television these days. Crested Butte's Heidi Montag -- along with her fluffy-haired weenie of a husband, Spencer Pratt -- is a contestant on the lamely named NBC realit ... More >>
Rock on Ice returns to Crested Butte.
Winter Activity Guide
New Life Church has gotten a makeover since Ted Haggard left — as Mike Jones reports from the inside.
A feud between two clubs has local swingers hot and bothered.
Thirteen weeks of quirky, offbeat, gloriously Colorado entertainment.
Western State seeks to save its ski team with a dash for private cash.
A photographer looks over the terrain of his adventurous career
January 14 - 20, 1999
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