Jeff Miller's grandfather never talked much about how he happened to meet Jeff's grandmother while he was assisting civilian relief efforts in German-occupied Belgium during the Great War. That reticence stirred Miller's writerly curiosity about the little-known exploits of the American-led Commissi ... More >>
The numbers of those still unaccounted for after the flooding that devastated the Front Range continue to fall. Over the weekend in Larimer County, for instance, the total dropped from sixty to six. But while that's certainly good news overall, it's accompanied by plenty of concerns about whether t ... More >>
Central Bistro & Bar, 1691 Central Street, is hosting a relief effort for victims of the Oklahoma tornados this weekend. The restaurant is donating $1 from the sale of every regularly-priced cocktail today, Saturday and Sunday to the tornado relief effort. See also: - Central Bistro & Bar starts s ... More >>
The hottest summer on record could also be one of the driest. At the end of June, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that much of this dry, dry state be declared a federal disaster area because of "drought, low snow pack, excessive heat, and high winds" that had started on January 1...with no end ... More >>
Today through Sunday, $2 from every Westword Music Showcase ticket sold will go to the Red Cross for High Park fire relief efforts. If you haven't bought your tickets for the June 23 showcase, you can do so now through Sunday and help a good cause. You can buy tickets here: Westword Music Showcase t ... More >>
When San Francisco food blogger Sabrina Modelle heard about the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan, she reacted the same way that most of us did: staring, dumbfounded, at the horrific images on the television screen, or listening in disbelief to the coverage on the radio. And it was ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Denver restaurants are rallying to aid Japan; here are some of the local benefits: Ototo Food and Wine (www.facebook.com/ototoden), Izakaya Den (www.izakayaden.net) and Sushi Den (www.facebook.com/sushiden) will host fundraisers through Saturday, March 19. A portion of dinner ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Japan may be halfway around the world, but you can help earthquake relief efforts here in Denver: Several restaurants are hosting benefit events that start today. Ototo Food and Wine (www.facebook.com/ototoden), Izakaya Den (www.izakayaden.net) and Sushi Den (www.facebook.com/ ... More >>
During times of trouble like this, it's heartening to see the outpouring of support. After the jump, we've posted all the benefits we're aware of that have been organized by local artists and cultural organizations that are pitching in to help. And rest assured, we'll be adding even more as we hear ... More >>
Street treatment following an amputation in Port-au-Prince. Photo from despardes.comJust a few hours after touching down in Denver, after a week of performing emergency amputations in a makeshift operating room in Port-au-Prince, local surgeon Scott Burke was trying to catch up on his sleep a ... More >>
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
Two looks at Lance Hering. The strange story of Marine Lance Corporal Lance Hering -- whose story was chronicled in the April 2007 feature article "An Uphill Battle" -- just got a little stranger. Hering first came to the public's attention when his best friend, Steve Powers, emerged from Eldorad ... More >>
Friday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Lance Hering asked his best friend to help him disappear. What happened next is a real cliff-hanger.
Eat, drink and be wary.
Colorado charities face a crisis in the aftermath of September 11.
Are we having funds yet?
Ready for takeoff
Area restaurants pitch in for patriotism.
Sheriff Stone's report says his officers did everything right at Columbine. The evidence tells a different story.
Veterans of too many wars, a group of gung-ho relief workers revisits the scenes of forgotten conflicts -- with healing in mind.
The ranger known as Mr. Longs Peak has to climb down. His friends wonder why.
Search teams are miffed at a Motorola ad.