Because Scott Gessler decided to make a run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination (tough luck, Honey Badger), the Colorado Secretary of State's office is up for grabs in November. On the Democratic ticket is Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's second district for the University of Colorado B ... More >>
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is admitting he's been a bad, bad boy. After he was targeted with allegations about improper relations with several women on his staff, not to mention promotions based on sexual favors, the county commissioners unanimously passed a vote of no confidence. But he ha ... More >>
Update:Last night, the President of the United States officially approved federal disaster assistance in regard to flooding in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties. But for the friends, family and loved ones of Wesley Quinlan, a Boulder teen feared dead, this significant step pales in comparison to ... More >>
The ongoing flooding in the Boulder area is being echoed in other locations along the Front Range, including in El Paso and Larimer counties. The former has already seen one fatality: A thus-far unidentified body was found near Fountain Creek in the Colorado Springs area. And there's been a dam bre ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has instructed his prosecutors to drop a handful of cases involving possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, as well as paraphernalia charges, for anyone over the age of 21. The reason: the passage of Amendment 64, which has yet to be signed into law, bu ... More >>
Ah, yes, the work week is coming to a close. Time to party and dance yourself silly -- some of us here already have a head start. Don't judge. We're simply following the decree passed down by the all knowing metal god Ratt (Dance! Dance! Dance!). Anyhow, where were we? Oh yeah, dancing. Tons of stuf ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
Even as proponents push Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, law enforcers continue to place a high priority on arresting and prosecuting people for pot-related offenses. Case in point: The Jeffco DA's office announcement regarding the sentences imposed on seventeen people so far ( ... More >>
Santiago Grado resigned last month as principal of Denver's West High School after only a month and a half on the job. School officials say he chose to do so after issues with his academic leadership were raised. But Grado tells Westword that it was a difference in leadership philosophies, not a l ... More >>
Lori MidsonBlink -- and you'll miss it. Not that Frankie Gallegos is worried about anyone actually doing anything of the sort, despite the fact that Frankie's Cheesesteaks and More, his new cheesesteak joint, which opened promptly at 3:30 p.m. last Friday, is about the size of a button mushr ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
FlickrWhat to get that special someone on Valentine's Day? Candy and flowers are so played out -- so how about a hand grenade? Granted, we don't know for certain that the grenade found at Colorado Springs' Memorial Park yesterday morning was intended as a gift. But it was wrapped -- in duct t ... More >>
So you just got Microsoft's new controllerless system Kinect for your kids for Christmas and you've spent the holidays jumping around your house, dancing and having an all around good time. Good news right? Finally your kid is getting off the couch and moving. Well, according to Fox News in ... More >>
Colorado Border School sounds like an illegal immigration forum. But founder Pam Faraone, a chaplain with the Southwest Border Sheriffs Coalition in Texas, insists that's not the case. "Border School really isn't about immigration," she says. "It is the rest of the story about the issues of b ... More >>
Footprints HealthWith so many municipalities passing medical marijuana dispensary bans this week, more businesses may find themselves in the shoes of folks at Jefferson County's Footprints Health & Wellness, who began challenging a shutdown order earlier this year. They hope a judge will allo ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Brian Vicente.Update: The Sensible Colorado staff has been hard at work trying to determine if any of the community or county attempts to ban medical marijuana dispensaries were unsuccessful -- and they've found seven bright spots amid the disappointments in places like Aurora and Douglas Cou ... More >>
One of the main arguments for the marijuana-legalization measure that Californians will vote on today is the tax revenue that legal pot would bring to struggling communities -- ones like Colorado Springs, which may launch a police squad funded by a new pot of pot money
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
A photo of an ICE bust in progress, from the organization's 2008 annual report.Since May, an interfaith group has staged a vigil the first Monday of each month at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, 11901 East 30th Avenue -- and they'll be there again tonight at 6 p.m. Among the many rea ... More >>
Kudos to the Denver Post for belatedly assigning one of its finest reporters, David Migoya, to take on a severely underreported story -- the likelihood that thousands of Coloradans who currently get free television will lose the ability to do so once a switchover from analog to digital TV signals is ... More >>
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez created a spirited affair with The Bedlam in Goliath.
What's So Funny steps into the ring with some masked men who mean business.
This restaurants time has come.
From the week of 9/6/2007
A Golden opportunity for our new Drunk of the Week.
Gallery tackles edgy vision
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Olga and Federico Galindo have corralled the regional-Mexican concert market, the sounds of home.
A Colorado Supreme Court commission says this state's justice system could do more to help families -- starting with the parents.
Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.
The Volts have lit up Denver stages with their rock-and-roll power -- and caused a few blowouts along the way.
A hometown fighter gets a title shot.
Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman
CHILE LOVERS TAKE A STAND ON FEDERAL BOULEVARD.