Stephen Hamper is reportedly 26 years old, homeless and boasts a history of violence, with his victims including a police officer. That record was allegedly extended this weekend, and if it weren't for quick action by some good Samaritans, he might have shot and killed Aubree Thompson, a Denver poli ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, critic Gretchen Kurtz plunged into the great barbecue debate after visiting to Kings BBQ. For Chef and Tell, we checked in with Alex Seidel about the status of his new restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, which will be opening around Labor Day in the newly refurbishe ... More >>
As you can tell by this photo, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub boasts a rather large bar -- which should indicate the sort of intoxicant in which the venue specializes. Nonetheless, Israel Perez, who's racked up 48 charges, nineteen of them felonies, since 1993, allegedly chose this location to try se ... More >>
As Denver's crankiest historian, Phil Goodstein takes his audience on a journey into civic corruption, greed and corporate maleficence. He sniffs out stories of scandal and blasts ruling elites for degrading the potential of the Queen City of the Plains. Since the 1980s, Goodstein has walked and bik ... More >>
There were 23 breweries inside Denver's city limits at the start of 2013 (depending on how you count them), and by December 21, when Station 26 opened in North Park Hill, there were 29 (again, depending on how you count them). But by this time next year, there could be fifty -- or more. The followin ... More >>
In 2011, MapQuest launched mqVibe, a site that attempted to rank the best neighborhoods in many U.S. cities, including Denver. The rankings combined user votes, "interactions" on the main MapQuest site and "external data" to arrive at its conclusions. But the roster has changed since we shared the ... More >>
In 2012, a lot more people rode their bikes in Denver and throughout the state -- which led to an overall jump in the number of crashes. But a more ominous trend, perhaps, was the growing tension on the road between cars and cyclists, resulting in a steady stream of high-profile collisions....some c ... More >>
Tonight, Denver City Council will vote on a plan to redevelop the Welton Corridor -- and some property owners in the area fear that if it passes, it will allow the city to seize their homes and businesses. But the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, the entity behind the proposal, argues that those conc ... More >>
This was not how Bike To Work Day was supposed to go. Sitting in on part of a Denver City Council retreat yesterday, Westword learned that ex-councilman Doug Linkhart, who ran for mayor last year, was hit by a pickup truck while cycling to a Bike To Work Day event with the mayor and current counci ... More >>
Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>
The patio at Morrison's Beso de Arte. There's no doubt that fall and winter are nudging out the summer heat, but we still see sun and warm temperatures in the forecast -- so we're not quite ready to give up on patio season yet. And because we're kind of sick of our old haunts and regular summ ... More >>
Of all of the competitions at the first ever Denver County Fair (held from July 28 through 31, 2011, in the Expo and Stadium Halls of the National Western Complex), the most prized Blue Ribbon should go to Denver's most prized crop -- Capitol Hill cannabis indica...
Michael Hancock announced yesterday that he's appointed a panel of pols, business people and other civic-minded types to decide what to do about the possible relocation to Aurora of the National Western Stock Show, "a Denver treasured asset," as the mayor-elect calls it. He adds, "We understa ... More >>
Media reports have connected Allen Ford to Andrew Gelston Graham's murder.Last week, we told you about reports again linking suspects in a series of racial attacks to the thus-far-unsolved murder of Andrew Gelston Graham. Among those mentioned as being part of a group that allegedly trailed ... More >>
Jacob Joseph Medina has several distinguishing marks...
Tosh's Hacienda The flier for the S.O.S. -- Sophisticated.On.Saturdays -- party October 25 says that it will be held in the new Club Dynasty, located in the "old" Kiva Restaurant at 3090 Downing Street, with two floors of dance club and a spelling-impaired dress code: "no hats, white tees, do rags ... More >>
Upcoming changes in and around the Civic Center are being overseen by clowns.
Kevin Taylor is ready to reopen at the DAM.
The president's gone, but Denver's oldest black biker club keeps on rolling.
A strolling poet and his posse highlight the “Map of Denver” project.
Tosh's Hacienda was once the taco the town. But no more.
Driving a cab is the most dangerous job in America -- but it also lets immigrants move ahead. Is this a great country or what?
24-7, the 15 is the town's wildest ride.
From the week of September 19, 2002
Half of the 2700 block of Downing falls into one police district, the other half into another -- leaving residents caught in the crack.
Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
From the week of January 3, 2002
Local architecture is celebrated by Historic Denver and the American Institute of Architects.
Church-style decor and blissful red sauce make for a heavenly dining experience.
Architecturally speaking, Denver is getting uglier by the minute.
What happens when you didn't mean it?
City Hall tries to trash Bill Good's treasures.
The high price of Denver's drug war: lies, bad busts, cops in harm's way -— and the death of an innocent man.
Two new books explode myths about the Crusade for Justice--and throw some stink bombs of their own.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
Brandy DuVall went through hell before she died. She left no angels as witnesses.
Squabbles over money plague one of Denver's Oldest neighborhoods.
CUDDLES IS DEAD, BUT THE PICKETING AT THE VET'S OFFICE CONTINUES.
AN EXPLOSIVE RELATIONSHIP LANDED BOTH LOVERS IN A WORLD OF HURT--AND THE COURTROOM.
THE CITY OF DENVER HAS SUNK MORE THAN $2 MILLION INTO THE HISTORIC ROSSONIAN HOTEL. BUT CHECK OUT ITS ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT PLAN.