Aurora doesn't always get a lot of respect, even from folks who live elsewhere in Colorado. But the folks at Movoto aim to amend this oversight via a post highlighting the ten things only people from Aurora understand. The result is intended to change doubters' minds even as it reminds Aurorans why ... More >>
Steve Redzikowski Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 denveracorn.com Oak at Fourteenth 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-3622 oakatfourteenth.com This is part one of my interview with Steve Redzikowski, exec chef of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth; part two of my one-on-one with Redzikowski w ... More >>
David Gunn knows he's stepping into the crossfire. He knows the gun-control folks are likely to view him as a crank while gun owners denounce him as the Antichrist. But the former gun shop owner is an inventor by inclination and has been a firearms buff ever since he was a kid, and he can't help tin ... More >>
Things were looking up for Aurora, Colorado.That's how it seemed earlier this year when we wrote about the suburb's new tourism organization, Visit Aurora. Why? Aurora looked sure to land the state tourism incentives it needed to entice Gaylord Entertainment to build a giant hotel there; the city wa ... More >>
Last November, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced an investigation based on allegations that Kirsten Hamling had diverted funds raised by the Colorado Firefighters Calendar, one of the city's highest profile charity endeavors. Now, six-plus months later, that inquiry has led to multiple ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Colorado Economic Development Commission will hold its first public hearing on the six projects vying for big-bucks sales-tax rebates under the state's Regional Tourism Act. They include a 1,500-room hotel and conference center in Aurora. The hotel would be the city's biggest tourism d ... More >>
Next weekend, a highly unique paranormal party is slated to take over the infamously spooky Stanley Hotel, which, of course, provided the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining. Part paranormal investigation and part dance extravaganza, Feel the Energy, as its been dubbed is a party that exists ... More >>
Polly Sullivan kept lighthouses in her window, miniature beacons that illuminated the old military dorm at Lowry that had become Crooked Tree, a shelter for the once-homeless. Tenants saw it as comforting. But on Christmas Day 1998, someone walked into Polly's second-floor apartment and turned off t ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surfaced in Alamosa, surrounded by state leaders, to present the results of a federal study aimed at promoting tourism and conservation in the San Luis Valley. The National Park Service's study pushes for conservation easements, ... More >>
I avoided attending IKEA Centennial's July 27 grand opening due to the crowds. But my twin daughters wanted to visit the store on Saturday afternoon to pick up items for the CU dorm room they're going to share, and given that ten days had passed, I figured things would have calmed down. I fig ... More >>
Mark MangerJesse Morreale and chef/partner Sean Yontz opened El Diablo, the Mexican restaurant that I review for this week's Westword, just shy of a year ago. And the crowds -- which made it nearly impossible to nab a bar seat that first week of business -- continue to pack the place. "Enou ... More >>
Sometime between February of last year and now, Hosea Rosenberg, the Boulder cooker who won Top Chef: New York, got himself a Girl Friday personal assistant, name of Rachel Bachman, who doesn't approve of our photo choices -- specifically the photo below, which I snapped during a viewing party at th ... More >>
After fifteen months of reviewing sandwiches, it's time to take a step back, time to consider what has passed between many, many slices of bread, time to take a break from sandwiches and offer a countdown of the ten best I've had. It's easy to pick twenty good sandwiches, but narrowing those down ... More >>
What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>
The view west from Founder's Green... The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the diversity (or lack thereo ... More >>
Stuck to a chair in the front row. Stroll with us now as we check out the Pepsi Center a few hours before it'll be packed with enthusiastic Hillary Clinton boosters. Many more photos below. -- Michael Roberts
Letters from the week of 11/1/2007
Winners of our "My Worst New Year's Eve" essay contest.
From the week of 11/23/2006
Pack the sunscreen, hitch up the Impala, and just go for it.
There are more fish in the sea, but they'll taste the same at the Fresh Fish Company.
I brake for Jack-n-Grill, a temple to the taco.
It took more than a few scud missiles to break up the party at the Winter Music Conference.
Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts lends some needed beauty to nowheresville.
From the week of November 8, 2001
Getting a legal, low-power FM station on the air is easier said than done.
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.
Can Aaron Brill's single lift save Silverton and earn salvation for the sport?
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
The government says he killed more people than Tim McVeigh. He lives in a cell a hundred miles from Denver. So how come you've never heard of La Quica?
The unfiltered truth.
Tammy Faye Bakker's back, but don't be afraid this time.
Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.
A Colorado nursing home explores new territory for treating Alzheimer's patients: the past.
Mmm, Mmm, Good Guy
Developers of Punt the Creek keep hoping their boat rides will catch on.
THE DEFECTION OF PHILIP ANSCHUTZ IS JUST THE LATEST RED FLAG IN THE PEPSI CENTER DEAL.