In 2011, we published a post counting down the fifty reasons Colorado is the best state. But that wasn't enough to express our affection for our home, so we followed up in 2012 with the fifty latest reasons why Colorado is the best state in the country. And still, we didn't cover everything. So now, ... More >>
Over the past two weeks, the Facebook page for the Village, a nondenominational "seeker" church in Denver's RiNo district, has seen a trickle of heartfelt farewells and laments, from "Gonna miss yall" and "This is sad" to one fan's plaintive "Why??????" Nine months after its launch -- and less than ... More >>
This week's feature, "Paging Doctor Bang Bang," tells the story of Kimmy Kimmy Bang Bang, a.k.a. Kim Wilms, a foot-and-ankle surgeon by profession and a badass blocker and jammer on the track with the Denver Roller Dolls. Wilms doubles as the roller derby league's unofficial in-house doctor, assisti ... More >>
Denver is brimming with talent and style -- and sometimes, the two clash perfectly together, as is the case with Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage. We recently spotted the musician at the Mouth House following one of the band's performances and questioned her about her fashion choices. Continue read ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
As you know, we're currently gearing up for our annual Best of Denver issue, which will hit streets and computer terminals near you next week. How best to get you geared up for our latest opus? By sharing the funniest award-winners from 2012. Who has Denver International Airport penis envy -- and wh ... More >>
Photographer Dave Wood's new show, The Art of Roller Derby, coincides with the city-wide Month of Photography celebration and also kicks off a new monthly artist showcase series at Herman's Hideaway. Wood has been photographing roller derby for the last three years, and will be featuring a selection ... More >>
CBS confirmed today that two stars of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' 5280 Fight Club will be among the contestants for the $1 million prize on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race, premiering February 17. While local roller-derby fans know them best by their noms de derby, Triple Shot Misto and Fion ... More >>
Although the official cast list for the 22nd season of the CBS reality series The Amazing Race hasn't been released, Reality Fan Forum, Reality Blurred and other sources are spilling the beans early, and report that a pair of Rocky Mountain Rollergirls will be among next season's competitors. Google ... More >>
With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each u ... More >>
If you're reading this right now, you're probably at work (if so, hang in there. It's almost Friday) and this little tidbit of information isn't going to do you much good -- well, unless you have a Slingbox or that fancypants doohickey that lets you can control your DVR remotely on your phone. Nonet ... More >>
The 29th annual Taste of Colorado gets under way at Civic Center Park this Friday and runs through September 3. The end-of-summer festival is known for celebrating unusual foods -- rattlesnake brats, wild-boar sandwiches, curried goat, beet burgers and chocolate-covered bacon, for instance -- but th ... More >>
Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spe ... More >>
Denver-based filmmakers Robin Bond and David Wruck premiered their roller derby documentary Derby Baby on March 31 at the Atlanta Film Festival and screened it earlier this month at the Sonoma International Film Festival, but before they can bring it to a wider audience they need to sort out a globa ... More >>
Don't mess.Roller derby girls are tough as shit. After all, the game they play involves dashing around an oval on roller skates, intentionally colliding into opponents and oftentimes sending them careening off course -- sometimes face-first. Injuries are common; the starting line of this week ... More >>
Jay VollmarRMRG celebrates its win. "Rocky, Rocky, Rocky! Fight, Fight, Fight!" That's the cheer of the number-one roller derby team in the country: Denver's own Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, who kicked all sorts of spandex-ed ass last year to win the WFTDA Championships. The team will defend ... More >>
The party so bright you've gotta wear shades! Don't be caught with your bib-pants down when the EPIC Foundation's eighth annual 80s Ski Party rolls into town next week: This year every Goodwill store in the metro region sent its '80s ski stock to the Goodwill locations at 21 South Broadway an ... More >>
After a successful summer program, Girls Rock Denver is kicking things into gear with Rocktober, a month-long series of events to help fund its upcoming 2012 camp and hopefully get the group into a permanent space. This evening, art from local musicians like Sonya Decman and Darci Armstrong and imag ... More >>
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association announced yesterday that it has accepted eight new roller derby leagues from its apprentice league program, including Colorado's Castle Rock 'n' Rollers (catch them in action on June 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, skating against Greeley's Slaug ... More >>
In seventeen years of avid snowboarding, Ace King has heard all the bright ideas about how to fix the weekend traffic logjam on I-70. Monorail, zipper lanes, double-decker lanes -- all costly, all dubious as hell, and none of them right around the corner. What King lusts for is a bus.
Denver's Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, the best roller derby team in the world, recently accomplished another feat: the passage of Joint Senate Resolution 11-021 by the Colorado legislature. The purpose of the resolution? To acknowledge the "leadership, development and empowerment of women tha ... More >>
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsAfter getting dumped on all week (nearly three feet, as of this writing) Vail is opening today with 1,150 acres and nine lifts. Eldora opens today, too. Winter Park opened on Wednesday and will open Mary Jane tomorrow. And Keystone, which opened on November 5, is op ... More >>
Oh, that Chris Loffelmacher. He promised a spectacle and, by god, he delivered. Last night's Frock Out 2010 fashion showdown at the Denver Central Library rocked it hard, baby, interspersing a drop-dead battalion of strutting models with sideshow curiosities both real and imagined on the runw ... More >>
Jean Schwarzwalder via wftda.com The Hydra, the roller skate-shaped trophy bestowed annually upon the best roller derby team in the country, won't have far to travel in 2011. It's now on display at the Denver warehouse that's home to the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, who won the 2010 Women's Fl ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' A-list traveling team 5280 Fight Club defeated the Charm City Rollergirls (Baltimore, MD), Gotham Girls Roller Derby (New York, NY) and the Oly Rollers (Olympia, WA) on their way to winning the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's national championships and t ... More >>
More proof that Colorado has the most badass women per capita: The Choice City Rebels roller derby league out of Fort Collins was just accepted as an apprentice league by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.
Jay VollmarThe Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Whipity Pow at Sunday's bout against Texas And now, derby fans, a bit of proof that Denver kicks ass at roller derby, courtesy of a Derby News Network live blog of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' slaughter bout against the Texas Rollergirls this past ... More >>
Colorado sure loves its roller derby. Last month, the Castle Rock 'n' Rollers of Castle Rock were accepted as an apprentice league by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the national organization that regulates all things derby. The apprenticeship is a mentor program that all leagues ... More >>
The question of whether Denver Roller Dolls fans would follow their derby league to Broomfield has been answered with a resounding, "Hell yes!" The Dolls report that a record 4,429 fans attended the league's first bout of the season last Saturday at the newly revamped, 6,500-seat 1st Bank Center i ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Sugar Kill Gang (black) battle the Dooms Daisies (blue) at the league's first bout of the season, on February 6 at the Fillmore Auditorium.Denver's first roller derby bout of the season went down on February 6 at the Fillmore Auditorium -- site of today's speec ... More >>
The Mile High Club takes on Duke City.
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From the week of 10/4/07