Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the sad day in December 2007 when Sandy Widener, Westword co-founder, was killed in a car crash that also took the life of her husband, John Parr, and their daughter Chase. Only then-seventeen-year-old Katy Parr survived. Every December 22, I find a reminder in ... More >>
Three hours south of Denver, a husband-and-wife team of ranchers are working hard to help reintroduce Colorado lamb to the meat-devouring public. As detailed in this week's cover story, "Counting Sheep," the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola ships lamb to over a dozen restaurants and caterers, who use ... More >>
While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... More >>
The final tally from last weekend's NFL playoff game goes beyond the scoreboard for Colorado: Colorado also lost twelve prime lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper shipped across the country to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to pay off a bet debt. But first, he ate a little crow on the steps ... More >>
Want to try the lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper sent to Maryland Governor John O'Malley after losing a bet on the Broncos/Ravens game? Mary and David Miller, owners of Triple M Bar Ranch, will be in Boulder on Saturday, January 26, delivering meat to chefs -- and while they're parked at t ... More >>
Glenn Beck, media critic? The pundit certainly wore that hat this week, devoting a giant segment of one broadcast to a virtually line-by-line dissection of a 9News piece about Wyoming's so-called "Doomsday bill." Does he have a point?
A Flickr photo.Does wine do for springtime what beer does for those long, hot summer days? It certainly seems like area restaurants are rolling out the red (and white and blush) carpets for an array of tastings and wine dinners.Tonight alone there are four wine events where you can sip on a ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The upcoming week is overflowing with wine tastings and dinners, many to benefit great causes, but there's also a long-awaited beer release, the continuation of the Green Routes tour and much more taking place in Denver's culinary scene. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, ... More >>
A Flickr photo.If you want to expand your culinary knowledge, there are tons of classes this week, covering everything from backyard chicken-keeping to advanced pastry skills. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, March 22 A pastry class for serious home bakers starts today at Culinary Sc ... More >>
If ladies’ night is this city’s biggest sin, we’re doing all right.
Peter Park is in the urban-planning game for good.
A special soused report
Denver's Juvenile Court just turned one hundred. The next years could be rough.
An Aspen man is blown away by an alleged job requirement.
The new sheriff vowed to clean up the town of San Luis. For many locals, the price was too high.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
How an ugly racial incident at Foley's got lost in the system.
Prison life didn't suit prominent inmate activist Fidel Ramos, but parole was even worse.
Frank Rodriguez was sentenced to die twelve years ago. Are we there yet?
A local mover and shirker hauls a load to bankruptcy court--for the sixth time.
INMATES ARE RILED OVER THEIR UNWILLING ROLES IN A POLITICAL TV AD.
A JUDGE RULES THAT THE CITY'S CABLE CHANNEL ILLEGALLY MUZZLED GAY VIDEOS.
A NEWSLETTER'S "KILL A COP FOR JESUS DAY" LANDS ITS AUTHOR IN JAIL.
THE STATE SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS A FIRST AMENDMENT CASE FROM CANON CITY.