All aboard! Colorado has a strong railroading heritage, and with Denver's Union Station reopening this month, now is the time to get out and ride the rails. Train fans marvel at the tourism lines running in this state, which wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Whether you ... More >>
Now that Memorial Day weekend is over, Colorado's summer tourism season is in full swing. And no part of the state is more eager to welcome visitors than the remote mountain regions that are finally thawing out after a long, isolated winter. The season kicked off in Silverton the first Saturday of ... More >>
Colorado's breweries are growing fast -- expanding, adding employees and ordering new equipment. Some of that equipment is on display at the industry-only Craft Brewers Conference, a trade show in Denver for the first time this week. For some of the breweries, like Durango's Ska Brewing and Denver ... More >>
From wine tours to local restaurants, from a tasting of local brews to a food festival in the mountains, there's no shortage of culinary activities in Colorado to please your palate. Colorado.com recently released a sampling of some of the best food adventures from across the state. Here's their lis ... More >>
With the mountains getting more snow, Arapahoe Basin already open for the season and additional resorts set to follow soon, it's time to start planning trips. But what's the best destination if you've got a family? The folks at the Colorado.com website have some ideas. They've listed seven ski area ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs through October 12, is dominating Colorado this week, as locals and out-of-town visitors fill up breweries, restaurants and bars all along the Front Range. But GABF doesn't just fill up the Colorado Convention Center. The days around i ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. This year, the sold-out fiesta will take place October 10-12 and feature 626 breweries pouring an astounding 3,159 beers. But GABF is just the start. Beginning on Monday, and continuing all week, breweries, bars, ... More >>
So you missed on getting tickets to the Great American Beer Festival -- again? That's a bummer, but it's also an opportunity. Over the past five years, the annual festival has evolved from being the greatest show on earth into being just one stage in a multi-ring beer circus that takes place in Denv ... More >>
Road to Nowhere
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
Did a dispute over a will left by Margaret Decker, seen here, lead to a double murder and a suicide involving members of her family? That's the working theory of La Plata County authorities looking into the deaths of Billie Decker, Robert "Duke" Decker and Wiilliam Klatt Decker, with William suspec ... More >>
Hiking the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango is one of the most epic -- and scenic -- adventures in the state, and it's a more accessible bucket-list goal than you might think: Last year the Colorado Trail Foundation added three kids under the age of twelve to its official list of CT Co ... More >>
Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Hollywood is coming to Colorado (again)! In the midst of a push by movie boosters to increase the state's film incentives, an initiative born of the fact that filmmakers have largely abandoned the state for cheaper locales, word comes down that Disne ... 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 >>
Today was supposed to be the big reveal of the host cities for the 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge -- but that list leaked on Friday, in the Denver Post. Still, the event organizers are going to make an event out of the announcement, with a live Internet broadcast at 5:15 p.m. MST today that will ... More >>
Video below.Denver's Zombie Crawl was a record-setting success, with even the Downtown Denver Partnership singing its praises. But things didn't go as well in Durango, where early the morning after Halloween, police reportedly busted 22 "unsanctioned" zombie marchers, some of whom they shot w ... More >>
It doesn't necessarily look like it, but there's an epiphany happening here.In these postmodern times, people need something more than elephants standing on barrels and shit to make a circus entertaining; along with the aerialists, snake-charmers and burlesque dancers, we're going to need som ... 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 >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Alcheringa: The Dreaming
Fred Phelps.The evil bigots and homophobes from the Kansas-based, Fred Phelps-led Westboro Baptist Church have a habit of saying they're going to show up to picket something positive or sacred and then not bothering to show up. This scenario played out again in Durango yesterday, with love at ... More >>
Falling Rock is home away from home.Good morning beer lovers. Welcome to the best three days of your life. The Great American Beer Festival kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. with 462 breweries pouring 2,200 different beers -- the biggest number ever served. But if you're not one of the 49,000 peo ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's a special synchronicity between sports and beer. Sure, you can sip a brew while you're watching your favorite team -- but how are you going to burn off the calories? Maybe by riding a bicycle -- and there's no better way to relax after that than with a beer. The Tour o ... More >>
Silverton Brewing Company, a small pub that had never shipped its beer beyond the Silverton city limits until this year, plans to start distributing statewide this summer thanks to a shake-up at another Southern Colorado brewery. Founded in 2004 by Joel and Katherine Harvie, Silverton Brewi ... More >>
How would you prefer to kick off your weekend -- at a wine dinner, a wine-tasting benefit or a full-blown, three-day wine experience? You're spoiled for choice tonight with four different wine-centric events: Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street, hosts a Pink Wine Dinner -- which is also the ... More >>
When I first tried this beer last year, on the recommendation of a liquor-store employee, I thought I'd gotten a bottle from a batch that had been contaminated. Although it smelled like pine trees, it tasted like, well, the mold that grows on a plastic container full of spaghetti that's been ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
Cans of Breckenridge Brewery's Avalanche Ale began rolling out of the plant this week and into liquor stores, just in time to catch the heart of the summer season. Breckenridge, which is borrowing its canning line from Ska Brewing Company in Durango, will also supply concert venues, golf courses an ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
What they did on your summer vacation.
Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.
The fires that scorched Durango have ignited artist Shan Wells’s imagination.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
Flexible Flyers Rafting
The TV star, the fortune-teller, the gun-toting miner and Captain Ecology: Meet the loopy cast of characters feuding over a tiny Colorado gold mine.
Opponents of the Animas-La Plata project say Durango's ex-mayor got down and dirty.
Governor Romer and the lieutenant governor step into the Animas-La Plata dispute.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.