Plenty of Discovery Channel viewers cried foul a few months ago when the cable network aired a bogus documentary about a prehistoric shark called the Megalodon. But that little piece of on-air fiction for "Shark Week" proved more inspirational than frustrating for FaceMan's uni-monikered frontman, S ... More >>
Legal marijuana is big business -- or at least that's what investors are banking on. Yesterday, 22 cannabis entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to more than sixty investors gathered at the Denver Athletic Club in the second Mile High confab hosted by the California-based ArcView Group, which ... More >>
Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Mission Hills Church in Littleton will host a memorial service for Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his longtime partner Carl Young -- three storm chasers who dedicated their lives to documenting the sort of deadly weather from which most of us run. The three -- well known to viewer ... More >>
Update: We've been following a series of surprising incidents involving Gunsmoke Guns, a Wheat Ridge store that served as the setting of American Guns, a reality TV series that was recently canceled by the Discovery Channel; see our previous coverage below. First, there was a robbery. Then, there w ... More >>
A Hallmark Channel television series about a young woman in 1910 who takes a teaching job in a rural coal-mining town could be shot in Colorado if the state legislature sets aside more money during the next fiscal year for the state's popular film incentives program. Last week, the Colorado Economi ... More >>
We recently wrote about Gunsmoke Guns, the setting for the just-cancelled Discovery Channel show American Guns, which was burglarized last week through a hole in its roof; thieves got away with fifteen firearms. One reader has a theory about how such a crime could have been prevented -- but it would ... More >>
It's been a rough patch for Wheat Ridge-based Gunsmoke Guns. First, American Guns, the Discovery Channel show set at the business, was cancelled in what some have interpreted as fallout from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And now, the arms-heavy shop has been ... More >>
Update: Many questions remain in the matter of Zoey Ripple, the CU grad who was shot after entering the wrong house -- an incident detailed in our original coverage below. But we've got more answers thanks to Boulder Police's release of an arrest affidavit, seen here, which quotes her as saying that ... More >>
Thieves dispensing with stolen goods typically do so quietly, outside the public eye. But if Wheat Ridge Police are right, Wylie Newton is a different breed. Newton is accused of stealing an antique pistol from a New Mexico museum, then trying to sell it on a reality TV show.
Wynkoop Brewing pulled off an outstanding April Fool's Day joke last weekend, producing this ballsy video about a fake beer: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. "These testicles; they're very fresh." In fact, it could be one of the funniest, best-produced joke videos to come out of our state's 140-plus cra ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Montana. ... More >>
Update: The Cheeky Monk is also celebrating Canned Craft Beer Day at its Colfax and Westminster locations. Try two canned beers from Belgium, Wittekerke and Bavik Pils ($5), along with Maui Coconut Porter, Avery IPA and Ska True Blonde ($4). The canned craft beer revolution began ten years ago in L ... More >>
Trees need lots of things to grow: dirt, water, sunlight. And in the case of now-Governor John Hickenlooper's ambitious plan to plant a million trees in metro Denver by 2025, they also need cold, hard cash. As such, the tree-planting initiative, called The Mile High Million, is hosting its fi ... More >>
Great Divide BrewingGreat Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>
Like Jersey Shore but with better hair: Police Women of Broward CountyAfter watching the Jersey Shore crew drink and fight and tan together just like a real family, they moved out of the house last week in a rather deflated thirteenth and final episode of the show's third season. Though the group ... More >>
Craft beer has been the star of a recent documentary, a television series and a couple of Youtube videos over the past year, now another feature-length documentary is scheduled to be released this summer. Most of these efforts have been serious, noble -- sometimes overly so. Leave it to the ... More >>
Photo courtesy Discovery ChannelRyan Van Duzer on the Discovery Channel's "Out of the Wild: Venezeula"Tune in to the Discovery Channel tonight, when Ryan Van Duzer (Boulder's "Out There Guy" endurance athlete and adventure journalist) gets dropped off at Angel Falls with a bunch of annoying p ... More >>
Gates.The old Gates Rubber plant was supposed to be a new urbanism showplace -- but development has been stalled by the economy. Still, the abandoned buildings have been doing a booming business in urban exploring, and last night, another band of adventurers made it into the old factory at 90 ... More >>
That arched eyebrow will pop!After watching HD television for a while, viewers tend to consider standard channels to be hopelessly fuzzy. It's like looking at the world through the bottom of a Coke bottle. So local Comcast spokewoman Cindy Parsons has good news for every subscriber who wishe ... More >>
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Not actually Gonzolo Martinez, but an incredible simulation.Tonight's episode of the Discovery Channel program I (Almost) Got Away With It, airing locally at 8 p.m., has a distinctly Denver flavor. The show tells the tale of local-boy-made-bad Gonzolo Martinez, who was sentenced to almost ha ... More >>
David Quammen writes about bugs, the cosmos and everything in between.To call David Quammen a nature writer seems somehow inadequate. Yes, he's a whiz at crafting crisp, clear prose about the secret world of spoonworms and busting popular myths about dinosaurs and all that, but his essays go ... More >>
A moment of silence for the passing of a pop-culture icon, gone so young at the age of fifty. Yes, that's right: Billy Mays, star of Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel, has died, silencing that big voice that had become ubiquitous on late-night infomercials. Mays got his start on the boardwalk of ... More >>
Colorado connections make these reality TV shows more fun to watch.
Grrrrrr. A couple of recent coyote-related incidents (read about them here and here) have kept the yipping varmints in the local news -- when newspapers and TV stations haven't been reporting about the travels of a certain lovesick wolf, that is. When the hell did Colorado media turn into the Disco ... More >>
Now that John Hickenlooper has voted, he can get back to the budget. Boo! Want to avoid scary lines on November 4? You can still ask for a mail-in-ballot through 5 p.m. October 28 -- but that's putting a lot of faith in our election commissions, their crazy California printers and the U.S. posta ... More >>
Daniel Seddiqui in Colorado. Wanna get press coverage? It's easy. Just come up with a gimmick, contact someone at the local media outlet's news desk, who's undoubtedly desperate for material, and you're in. For proof, look no further than Daniel Seddiqui. The California resident has decided to wor ... More >>
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It’s been almost two months since the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team, (profiled in the Westword feature “Partly Sunny,” on November 1), returned from the international competition in D.C. only to learn that the house they had built was not immediately welcome at their school. It w ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
Mixing it up in New Mexico.
Can Nintendo really make you smarter?
The sky's the limit at DIA for last-minute giving.
A meal at Del Mar's is a real crab shoot.
Carmichael Training Systems
Mile High Harley-Davidson
With his grades and high school activities, Pablo is an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: He's illegal.
The Great American Beer Festival flows again
The music showcase came and went without the world blowing up.
Colorado's Ocean Journey is banking on expensive special effects to drive home its conservationist message.
Former Channel 9 co-host Susan Crenshaw stars in her own courtroom drama.