Yesterday, multiple Longmont residents dialed 911 after seeing a man hanging from a hot-air balloon. Shades of Balloon Boy! Turns out there was no reason to panic. The dude in question -- Boulder's Dan Vinson -- was taking part in a promotional video for a future Kickstarter campaign touting a fitn ... More >>
Ricky Padilla, founder of Brown Water Coffee, doesn't think his company's mission ends with serving good coffee. He also wants that coffee to support good works. See also: - Denver's ten top coffee shops for work productivity - Thump Coffee will start brewing in Capitol Hill in late August - Photos ... More >>
Bobby Grover's goal is to change the way the world thinks about coffee -- and in late August, he, along with his two partners, Zak Anderson and Jay Junkin, will do their best to make sure they succeed when they open Thump Coffee in Capitol Hill. "We're trying to educate people that coffee isn't this ... More >>
Last September, the family of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after they'd escaped a racially motivated attack, filed suit against the City of Denver. Since then, a judge issued a ruling that limited the scope of th ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
This Saturday, February 16, The Presser Foot, a sewing and quilting store in Longmont, will host a Sew Day for African Girls. Working with the nonprofit Empower Women In Africa, the store will provide all the materials and inspiration to create cloth menstrual pads -- and in the process help women i ... More >>
After a soft launch in October during Denver Startup Week, Galvanize has lured some of the areas best startup tech companies from their garages and basements with its "ecosystem" and coffee. Officially opened on February 1, Galvanize, the startup tech common workspace, has created an "ecosystem" cen ... More >>
Like beer, marijuana and oxygen bars, Colorado has quickly developed a subculture of people who like to geek-out on coffee, enjoying the everyday beverage on a level far beyond the utilitarian purpose of a quick stimulant. "We're here to deliver more than just caffeine; that's just a perk," says Ali ... More >>
Where's the best place to find wild asses in Denver? If you guessed Shotgun Willie's, you're probably right. But we would have also accepted the Denver Zoo. Why's that? Because the zoo is now home to two 600-pound Somali wild asses named Kalifa and Kamowa. The two half-brothers recently arrived fro ... More >>
See Also: Aerosmith at the Pepsi Center, 8/1/12 Despite ongoing feuds between frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, Aerosmith has been a vital force in rock music for more than four decades. In the 1970s, the band built a solid fan base on the strength of songs like "Dream On," "Walk This ... More >>
Weld County is launching a campaign to educate immigrants about the importance of reporting crimes to the police. "We want everyone to report crime, every time," Ken Buck, the Weld County district attorney, said today at a press conference in Greeley. That includes undocumented immigrants and refu ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's with a heavy, heavy heart that we bring you the tragic news that Noel Cunningham, the beloved chef/owner of Strings, passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at 62, leaving behind his wife, Tammy, and their twin daughters. Born in Dublin in 1949, Cunningham, an unapolog ... More >>
After five years at Westword, I'm bidding you all adieu (at least for now). I'm taking a leave to work on the Humor Code, a book project in which I travel around the world with a humor professor in search of what makes things funny. Crazy? Yes. Foolhardy? Possibly. A damn good time? Definitel ... More >>
Lori Midson Valentino Ujkic Trattoria Stella 3201 East Colfax Avenue 303-320-8635 http://trattoriastella.squarespace.com This is part two of my interview with Valentino Ujkic , executive chef of Trattroria Stella. Part one of that interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: K ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff's had one head-spinning year. Passed over by Governor Bill Ritter in his quest to be appointed to Ken Salazar's Senate seat, Romanoff snubbed any White House entreaties regarding a job in international development in order to take on Senate appointee Michael Bennet. But even ... More >>
Laura ShunkNovo Coffee sources and roasts some of our favorite coffee beans in town. Herb, Jake and Joe Brodsky (who went on to find Ninety Plus Coffee, a sourcing and distribution company), the father and sons behind the operation, spend a lot of time forging relationships, searching for be ... More >>
Some Denver taxi drivers say they've been taken for a ride by their employers
Keyru Mustafa Lolo is gone but not forgotten.One week ago today, shots rang out at 1150 North Syracuse Street, an apartment complex -- and shortly thereafter, Keyru Mustafa Lolo, 24, was dead. Given that Lolo was a recent immigrant from Ethiopia, his case might not have ordinarily been treate ... More >>
The expected tributes to the late Rev. Charles E. Blair, the man who transformed Denver's Calvary Temple into one of the largest nondenominational churches in the country and presided over its growth for fifty years, don't really do justice to the man -- or the scandal that hung over his work ... More >>
Find out how this Aurora native wailed her way into Beyonces band.
From the week of 12/21/2006
Foothills hosts a big ceramics show, while clay artist Tsehai Johnson takes a turn at +.
Are you a man or a mouse?
A Colorado dark horse boosts America's marathon hopes.
So Dope takes a different slant on the funnybone
After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.
Bruce Willis plays a noble brute in the African jungle.
John's serves up a very tasty slice of life.
Mmm, Mmm, Good Guy
Through the valley of debt with Pastor Charles E. Blair.
Labor STRIFE, racial tension and a "disadvantaged" owner who drives a Mercedes: between the lines of DIA's controversial parking contract.