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 >>
Our posts about flooding in Boulder and Lyons show the wide-ranging nature of the ongoing situation, which has already resulted in a slew of road, business and public-agency closures, as well as several lives lost. But dealing with a deluge like this one remains a very personal experience, as illus ... More >>
Earlier this week, we wrote about twelve deaths the Denver District Attorney's Office believes are linked to medical marijuana; the original post is below. After the piece's publication, the DA's office reached out to let us know the folks there had overlooked another possible MMJ-related homicide ... More >>
Colorado's gun-control laws, which include a ban on magazines that can hold more than fifteen rounds, are under fire from numerous foes, including 55 Colorado sheriffs suing to stop them. Now, Magpul Industries, a weaponry business based in Erie, has announced that it will donate proceeds from the s ... 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 >>
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 >>
At this writing, a search of the Boulder Daily Camera website for the name Ronnie Darnell doesn't score a hit. But Darnell, who until recently delivered the Daily Camera, is making news elsewhere -- for allegedly exposing himself while dropping off papers. Oh yeah: He's apparently done this kind of ... More >>
On Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the Bemis Public Library, five people gathered to launch the first general assembly of Occupy Littleton. If the idea that democracy takes time ever needed proof, this would be it. One person shy of a round half-dozen, the group appeared dwarfed in the city library's largest m ... More >>
Lori Midson Brett Smith Zolo Grill 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-449-0444 www.zologrill.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Smith, the executive chef of Zolo Grill. Part two of my chat with Smith will run in this space tomorrow. "I know it's probably overkill, but we just ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week, and that's all some of you want or need to know about this week in food and drink. But there's lots more going on this week, including more Triple Crown fun, wine dinners and much more. Here's what's on the menu:
Brady Kane.Erie's Brady Kane, who died in a skydiving accident Saturday, loved leaping into the unknown. His Facebook photo, seen here, shows him ready to take the plunge, and he listed his favorite activity as skydiving with his girlfriend, Melissa Yager. He also recorded a video last year o ... More >>
Big pics below.North Metro Drug Task Force Commander Jerry Peters has long argued that criminals are abusing Colorado's medical marijuana system -- and now he's got more evidence go back up his contention. The Colorado Attorney General's Office, working with the NMDTF, has just announced a ma ... More >>
Bill RossThe Roller Dolls face off. Roller derby can be a bit naughty -- what with the tight uniforms, tongue-in-cheek nicknames and racy logos. Maybe that's why the Food Network decided to forgo using the Denver Roller Dolls' A-team, the Mile High Club, as inspiration for cake designers task ... 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 >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Regrets? We’ve had a few.
He was the perfect husband -- till debt do us part.
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
Young American hopefuls are driven to become Formula 1 race heroes.
Trombone in hand, Darren Kramer slides into the big leagues.
When a boardmember refused to go with the flow, Metro's plan to handle Lowry wastewater got down and dirty.
There are many ways to wind up in a hearse. Here are a few.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
From the week of July 13.
The city lays all its chips on the table in a risky play for a new hotel.
Even if one community turns them down, developers always know they can get what they want from another.
And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)
After years of making the fur fly, a veteran animal-rights activist puts herself out to pasture.
The Territorial Daughters have a song in their heart--and it's not "Rocky Mountain High."