With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a Friday this year, Colorado will be home to patriotic celebrations full of music, food, fun and fireworks (of course) all weekend long. We've rounded up twenty of the best family-friendly spots to celebrate, whether right here in the city, on the plains or ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to escape the heat. And luckily, those pointed peaks off in the west are the perfect place to cool down and enjoy some natural beauty and some killer festivals this summer. Colorado's colorful mountain towns are the host to tons of quirky extravaganzas that are centered aroun ... More >>
The Stanley Film Festival just announced its opening-night film and other special, scarey events for the four-day fest, which kicks off April 24 at the historic Stanley Hotel. "The Stanley Hotel is consistently voted one of the most haunted hotels in the world, and they give over 75,000 ghost tours ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our HUSH Table: Great Roads to Great Chefs contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to tell us, in fifty words or less: What culinary contraption do you wish you could invent, and why? From the five submissions entered, we chose this answer from kezzamcdezza, who w ... More >>
"The bridge that the water used to go under is now clogged with rocks and debris, which has caused the water to change directions and find a new path downhill:" This description of the photo above can be found on the Facebook page of Rocky Mountain National Park, one of many Colorado attractions clo ... More >>
You won't have to break out the big bills to have big fun this weekend. You can catch a screening of Finding Nemo or dance the night away at a killer soul and britpop party -- for under $10. See our list of ten picks below; for more events, check out the Westword calendar. And feel free to share mor ... More >>
We recently shared the Mile High City's top eleven tourism hidden gems as chosen by the folks at Visit Denver's Denver.org website. But there's another important consideration that needs to be taken into account by visitors and locals alike -- the cost. We've got you covered on that score, too. The ... More >>
While having margaritas with his mother in Estes Park, Brandon Hagen looked at the Aerial Tramway and thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if you had some solo artist or a duo just sitting there playing a song for the length of that trip up the hill?" That initial thought sparked his idea for Colorado Secr ... More >>
So a bear walks into a bar... This is no joke. On July 18, a full-grown black bear stopped in Lonigans Saloon in Estes Park. Owner Dave Callahan had just finished cleaning up the kitchen at 9 p.m., then took out the trash and headed home -- missing the bear by maybe five minutes. The bear first did ... More >>
Being a dad is tough, which is why, in honor of Father's Day, we're honoring the dads whose families have literally driven them to the brink of insanity (or further). Relax. It's only movie dads we're talking about here -- your dad probably won't go crazy and kill you this Sunday. Then again, as my ... More >>
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The inaugural Stanley Film Festival, which will run May 2 through May 5 this year in Estes Park, is holding an open house for fright-film fans and potential volunteers tonight. The four-day Stanley Film Festival, which will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema ... More >>
Denver is full of fun -- and free -- events this week. From long-horned cattle on the downtown streets to art from around the world, there's plenty to see -- and you won't have to watch your wallet emptying out in order to enjoy the sights. For a full calendar of happenings, check out our online Wes ... More >>
In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>
Come out of the closet, gapers! Hot pink and electric blue ski and snowboard gear from the 1980s lives forever thanks to events like tonight's 8th annual 80s Ski Party at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue, where they won't even let you through the door unless the bouncer needs ... More >>
Well, it looks pretty ominous.It was partially by coincidence and partly by design that the opening credits of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining had just started rolling when we flipped on the TV Saturday night in our room at the Stanley Hotel; the movie, of course, is based on Stephen King's nov ... More >>
Easley.Reporter Melanie Asmar has been covering the recall effort aimed at Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley, including a post about publisher Guerin Green identifying a pseudonymous blogger critical of an anti-Easley group. In our comments section, that blogger fired back un ... More >>
Easley.The effort to recall Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley has created some odd side dramas. One of them resulted in the outing of Linda Wagner, an Estes Park doggie day care owner and staunch Democrat who blogs on ColoradoPols under the pseudonym "Middle of the Road." Or d ... 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 >>
If you're looking to try something new, this is the weekend for you: January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Winter Trails Month, it's been dumping in the mountains and there are more camps, demos and competitions this weekend than you can shake a snowboard at. Here are a bunch of good ... More >>
When Grimm Brothers Brewhouse opens tomorrow in Loveland, it will be the town's only independently-owned brewery. But it will also be one of several craft beer makers around the state that focus on a specific style of suds. "There are breweries in Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Es ... More >>
Last week, GQ magazine released a bucket list of fifty beers to drink before you die. It was a decent compilation, but a little short on Colorado offerings. So we decided to come up with our own list of fifty Colorado-made beers to drink before you die. Arranged alphabetically, we have tried ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Oh, shit. Is that Jane Norton with a shotgun?"There's a reason political campaigns are known as the silly season... Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has been bedeviled by implications that he's not very charitable since at least last August, when he came unglue ... 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 >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were buried in gravy, a slave to stuffing or checking out Sheehan's roundup of Denver's best pub grub, which is exactly what you want after too much tryptophan: Saul Hudson learned that Chipotle Mexican Grill is entering the Lond ... More >>
Even those public-radio fans who financially support their favorite stations tend to despise fundraisers that eat into regularly scheduled programming -- particularly the ones that stretch out for the better part of a week, if not longer, as is usually the case at Colorado Public Radio, which is cur ... More >>
KUNC comes up with a listener-friendly fundraising method. There are few things more depressing for public-radio fans than tuning in a station and hearing a fundraising pitch, as I did today when dialing to KCFR, Colorado Public Radio's news arm. After all, that probably means the rest of the week ... 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 >>
Little meth house on the prairie.
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Gorgeous landscapes are absolutely captivating at David Cook Fine Art.
The Go Fast Run rolls on and on in Boulder
Lance Grabowski walks the nineteenth-century walk.
John Hickenlooper's lastest, and other news on the food front.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.