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    September 11, 2013

    Photos: Ten most popular natives from the rest of Colorado on Internet Movie Database

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Ten ways to celebrate the Fourth of July

    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 >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Colorado Distillers Festival: Josh Mishell tries to visit forty distilleries in eighty days

    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 >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Peteybird Ice Cream Sandwiches wheels into downtown

    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 >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Colorado ski-porn purveyors nominated for 18 Powder Awards

    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 >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 11, 2012

    Warren Miller's Flow State brings the show -- and snow -- to Denver

    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 >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Broomfield Farmers' Market tops Colorado list -- and it's on today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Boulder cyclist Tejay van Garderen wins Stage 2 of USA Pro Challenge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Best places to watch each stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling action

    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 >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    June 21, 2012

    Summer Guide 2012: Things to do June 21-27

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Announcement: We have a winner of our Celebrity Chef Tour contest

    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 >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    December 15, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2011 Denver: ten best mountain celebrations

    ​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.

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    November 14, 2011

    The Edge: Westword's winter activities guide helps you sort out the 2011-2012 season

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Colorado ski areas dominate Ski Magazine's 2011-2012 resort rankings

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Scottie Ewing on Finca Bellavista: "Right On"

    ​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 >>

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    July 22, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Top five ways to skate and recreate, July 22-24

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Bring on the ski porn: Level 1 Productions and Matchstick Productions drop new trailers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Quiznos Pro Challenge rebrands as USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    ​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 >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Staycation: Colorado's best dog-friendly hotels for you and your mutt

    Hotel Columbia​Admit 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Snowbeast vs. Vanishing on 7th Street: Two terrible movies, one less funny

    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 >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 24, 2011
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    January 7, 2011

    This Weekend In Stoke: Happy Winter Trails Day to you

    ​Need a good excuse to get out of town this weekend? Here are our six sweet reasons to head up to yonder hills.

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    January 7, 2011

    Boldtype tapped to open Guttermouth tour

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Today: Crested Butte celebrates wine with Vinotok

    A Flickr photo​While 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 >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer and bikes, wine walks and 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 >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    December 30, 2009

    New Year's in Denver: Things to do that (we sincerely hope) won't suck

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Q&A with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon

    Vince Herman with Great American Taxi​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Ninja-Bear-Cowboy contest used as tiebreaker in Crested Butte election

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Ernie's Bar and Pizza starts tossing pies on Wednesday

    Lori Midson​ "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 >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Jesus tells Colorado native Heidi Montag to love the mean people on her new reality show

    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 >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club hits the road with Reverend Horton Heat

    Photo: Gary IsaacsBefore heading off across the pond for a sizable nineteen-day jaunt through Europe in April, Slim Cessna's Auto Club will be crisscrossing Colorado in the company of the Reverend Horton Heat. Kicking things off at the Ogden Theatre this Friday night alongside Reno Divorce, the band ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Ice Men

    Rock on Ice returns to Crested Butte.

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    November 13, 2008

    the Edge

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    November 15, 2007

    The Edge

    Winter Activity Guide

  • News

    July 12, 2007


    New Life Church has gotten a makeover since Ted Haggard left — as Mike Jones reports from the inside.

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    June 22, 2006

    Swap Talk

    A feud between two clubs has local swingers hot and bothered.

  • Summer Guide

    June 2, 2005

    How to survive...a long, hot summer

    Thirteen weeks of quirky, offbeat, gloriously Colorado entertainment.

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Slippery Slopes

    Western State seeks to save its ski team with a dash for private cash.

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    December 18, 2003
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    October 9, 2003

    Rocky High

    A photographer looks over the terrain of his adventurous career

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    January 14, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 14 - 20, 1999

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    June 19, 1997
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    November 7, 1996


    Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season

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