This Saturday, October 19, happens to be a little known holiday called Evaluate Your Life Day. While that may be a heavy thought, there are plenty of lighter activities for the weekend that may be more fun than simply reflecting on one's self. For instance, seeing a movie about food, reading a story ... More >>
Hollie Presley sits at the kitchen table in her tidy southwest Denver home, surrounded by paperwork. Her four-year-old, Isabella, watches a cartoon in the living room, while her infant son, Parker, reclines in a bouncy chair within arm's reach, his belly full from his last bottle. The paperwork chro ... More >>
On Wednesday night, seventeen chefs from across Denver convened on the patio of Elway's Cherry Creek for the Hot Rocks Griller Challenge, an annual benefit -- and one of the best food-related events of the year -- for the Denver Health Foundation's male-based programs. The chefs, all of whom created ... More >>
This past spring at a Kottonmouth Kings show in LoDo, there was an altercation between two individuals that ultimately resulted in a death of one man. The incident took place in between acts sometime before the Kings were set to take the stage. The show ended up being canceled, and the streets near ... More >>
In July 2012, we told you about the arrest of Marquis Garrison in the death of his two-month-old daughter, as well as the decision to pursue a first-degree-murder charge in addition to a child-abuse-resulting-in-death count. A likely reason: A probable-cause statement on view below says he tried to ... More >>
Yesterday, members of the Denver City Council met in committee to consider the size of a tax on recreational marijuana sales, with one possibility being 5 percent, and a ceiling of 15 percent. Even the former amount strikes marijuana activist and Amendment 64 co-author Brian Vicente as higher than ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Amendment 64 committee of the Denver City Council was scheduled to talk about a proposed retail marijuana tax ordinance, as well as a presentation by Denver Health for a pot-education program to be funded by the city. How much money are we talking about? Plenty. According t ... More >>
Update: We've been reporting about a fatal stabbing on a Number 15 RTD bus near Federal and Colfax yesterday afternoon. A short time ago, the Denver Police Department revealed that Isaiah Moreno, twenty, had been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. Now, the Denver coroner's office has ide ... More >>
The judge in the Aurora theater shooting case has settled on the advisement that he will read to James Holmes should the suspect plead not guilty by reason of insanity at tomorrow's arraignment. It includes warnings that if Holmes enters such a plea, he'll be subject to a court-ordered psychiatric ... More >>
Britt Chester has wheels turning all around town with "Guess where I'm biking." This town is full of bike enthusiasts who ride both for fun and health -- which makes the latest spot in the series particularly appropriate.
Colorado Street Medics, subject of this week's feature, "Medic!," are protected by Good Samaritan laws, but their practice only goes so far: They will rinse out your eyes post-pepper spray, bandage your cuts, offer you sun-screen, keep you awake for your concussion and splint your limbs, but they wi ... More >>
Overnight, the unnamed woman who stripped at Denver International Airport has become Colorado's biggest celebrity, responsible for the most-viewed item on TMZ. The would-be traveler, who was taken to Denver Health for evalution, allegedly stripped down in protest after being told to put out a cigare ... More >>
Yesterday we offered the bare facts on the woman taken to Denver Health after she stripped naked at Denver International Airport -- allegedly after she was told to extinguish the cigarette she'd lit up on the concourse. People at DIA were shocked by the sight, but as these historical photos indica ... More >>
Update: We now have more information about a homicide that took place last week on Knox Court. The victim, identified as Isaiah Garcia, eighteen, reportedly opened his apartment door in response to persistent knocking and was greeted with fatal gunfire.
Leroy Wright, 55, has been identified as the victim of a shooting that appears to have taken place this past Friday on the 2100 block of Franklin Street. At this point, the Denver Police Department isn't offering any information about possible suspects, or much of anything else.
We don't enjoy busting on Denver cops and sheriff's deputies. They have dangerous jobs, they don't make much money, and if I hear something go bump in the night, you better believe I'll call them.
Big photo below.Samuel Govea didn't wait around to be properly released from Denver Health Medical Center. Instead, he checked himself out -- a matter of some concern for authorities, given that he was being held on behalf of the Denver Sheriff's Office for a slew of offenses that led to him ... More >>
Earth, Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey, who was born at Denver Health in 1951 and an East High School graduate, returns to his hometown with the band for Denver Health Foundation's NightShine Gala on Saturday, April 28 at the National Western Events Center. Tickets and table sales to the eve ... More >>
Tomorrow is a city holiday, which means legions of city employees won't have to show up to work (with the exception of police and fire folks, Denver Health doctors, airport workers and the animals at the Denver Zoo; what's a giraffe have to do to get a day off around here?). There's a bonus ... More >>
Update, 3:11 p.m. October 26: Occupy Denver's most recent report, via its Twitter account, is that a total of five people have been hospitalized within the past day. The group is urging people to contact Mayor Michael Hancock's office to advocate on behalf of protesters using tents to stay wa ... More >>
Update: Last week, a man later identified as Alonzo Bencomo, 34, was shot and killed near 250 South Osceola. Today, Bencomo's family and friends will gather for a visitation and rosary in advance of a funeral tomorrow. Here's how they're remembering him in an online listing.
Graphic below.Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the woman who was shot and killed near the Denver Rescue Mission early Saturday morning as Katrishay Quarles, eighteen. Cause of death: a gunshot wound to the thorax. Police are still searching for a suspect or suspects in the c ... More >>
Happy Place: Rooster and Moon Coffee Pub, 955 Bannock Street, 303-993-2622 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $1 sliders; $4.50-$5 small plates; two-for-one wines by the glass and beer Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Graphic below.The number of shocking hit-and-runs in the Denver area continue to mount. Now, hot on the peeled rubber of cases involving Brittany Gonzales, who allegedly struck a child but only stopped for her hubcap, and Lisa Norton, the so-called hit-and-swim driver, comes word of an incid ... More >>
Near the scene.Update: The Denver coroner's office has just identified the man shot to death early Sunday morning, allegedly by someone in a car that drove past the scene of a house-party-related fight on the 300 block of South Yates Street. The victim: James Sanchez, 24. The cause of death w ... More >>
Graphic below.Update: At this point, the Denver Police Department continues to characterize a Saturday night shooting at 5545 Xanadu Street as an act of self-defense. Now, however, we know the identity of the man who died in the incident. The Denver coroner's office has ID'd him as Gary Chav ... More >>
Graphic below. Earlier this week, we told you about a fatal stabbing on the 2100 block of Lawrence Street. The Denver coroner's office has now identified the victim of this crime as Kenneth Matthews, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He died of stab wounds to the chest. Thus far, the Denver Po ... More >>
Fox31The Friday night shooting at 136 South Julian Street had one inarguable result: a man was killed, and Denver Police say the homeowner pulled the trigger. What's still unclear, though, is if this shooting was a crime or an example of legal home defense.
Graphic below.Update:Information is still scarce in a fatal shooting at the Wise Harris Arms apartments on Saturday. Now, however, we know the name of the victim -- Marvin Smith, 33 -- and the basic circumstances of his death, which became official shortly after he was transported to Denver H ... More >>
An employee of the Monaco Grocery on East Colfax is dead after being shot last night during an attempted robbery.
Large photo below.Ever since Tim Albo was critically injured in a hit-and-run at 20th and Cherokee, his family has been fighting on his behalf -- and thanks in part to their efforts, the vehicle used in the crash led authorities to Brandon Mondragon, who's facing multiple charges in an incide ... More >>
Photo by Drew JaynesA Club Posh graphic from our opening night slideshow.Earlier this week, we told you about shootings at Club Posh, 4040 E. Evans, which turned a Halloween party into a true horror show. Now, one of the trio who took bullets that evening -- John Singleton, 29 -- has died of ... More >>
View Larger Map Rapid developments on the fiftieth Mile High Murder, which took place early this morning at 1873 S. Clermont Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Police Department has identified the victim as Jessi ... More >>
Talk about a change in bedside manner. In a presentation to members of City Council Wednesday, hospital administrators from Denver Health publicly acknowledged for the first time that their ambulance response times are not meeting national standards. The admissions, however subtle, came as the tas ... More >>
Like metro newspapers, local TV stations are suffering from significant resource shortages these days -- and as a result, the sort of investigative reporting that was once a staple of the medium is becoming rarer and rarer. And yet somehow, Channel 7 managed to assemble one of the most sweeping and ... More >>
Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher presented his office's long-awaited report on the city's emergency medical response system yesterday, saying that the information his team has compiled "speaks for itself." His choice of such a careful phrase to describe the scathing assessment is indicative of the bi ... More >>
Time is of the essence at Denver Health. The Denver City Council's finance committee yesterday approved a one-year, $51.9 million operating agreement with the Denver Health and Hospital Authority -- with one significant change over the previous contract: Denver Health has agreed to peg ambulance ... More >>
Emily Rice. Six months after reaching a $4 million settlement with Denver Health Medical Center for the wrongful death of Emily Rae Rice, attorneys for the family of the former Herman’s Hideaway waitress are poised to collect a $3 million settlement with the city. As I wrote in "Rae of Sunshine ... More >>
UPDATED BELOW The Colorado department that oversees EMT certification in the state is investigating a veteran paramedic for forging documents and working for six months without proper authorization at Denver Health Medical Center. Westword has learned that Robert Loop, who began working as a para ... More >>
Denver Health, the city’s safety-net hospital, has been operating its ambulance service under an inadequate response-time standard, according the city watchdog. The Denver Auditor’s Office on Thursday issued an alert to Mayor John Hickenlooper and various Safety Department agencies, warning th ... More >>
Cancer patient Tim Thomason didn't think he could feel any worse. His Denver jailers showed that he could.
On Wednesday, June 4, administrators at the Denver Health and Hospital Authority admitted that they have been miscalculating the ambulance-response times of their paramedic division for the past four years. This admission came in the wake of a Westword investigation which revealed that Denver Health ... More >>
Nearly two-and-a-half years after her death while in the custody of the Denver jail, the family of Emily Rae Rice have reached a settlement with Denver Health Medical Center. After a car accident in February of 2006 in which Rice was driving intoxicated, Denver Health treated the 24 year old and det ... More >>
Denver Health nurses are ready to unionize to save their profession.