Today marks six months since recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado, still the only state where such purchases can be made. (The first licensed retail shops in Washington are expected to open on July 7.) By the January 1 launch, eighteen stores had been licensed in Denver, and since then, th ... More >>
We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>
Uneasy hangs the cowboy-hatted head of the man in charge of one-fifth of the land mass in the United States. The strain of running the Department of the Interior seems to be catching up with Ken Salazar, who offered to "punch out" a reporter last month in response to a question about Interior's scan ... More >>
Give Rex Tillerson some credit. At least the ExxonMobil CEO has avoided claiming that global warming isn't real, the way tobacco executives used to pretend lung cancer was just some weird, wacky, luck-of-the-draw disease that had no linkage to massive consumption of their product. Tillerson just h ... More >>
Boulder-based filmmaker Hunter Weeks is bringing his new film, Where the Yellowstone Goes, to the Denver FilmCenter tonight at 7 p.m.; the screening will be followed by a Q&A session. Weeks and his crew -- including his wife, Sarah Hall, and Denver-based filmmaker Mike Dion, a frequent collaborator ... More >>
Compared to the billions-a-day standard flow rate of tax dollars pouring into and out of Washington, $25 million amounts to scarcely more than chump change. But the passage of an amendment by Congressman Jared Polis yesterday, cutting that amount in oil shale subsidies, is a remarkable break with wh ... More >>
Our item sharing a memo from editor Greg Moore about impending cuts in the Denver Post copy-editing department, which sources tell us could result in two-thirds of the staff being laid off, prompted plenty of discussion about the state of journalism today. Here's a comment from a reader who thinks s ... More >>
It's official: 2011 was a record-busting year in the oil industry, with the five largest companies -- BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell -- reporting all-time-high profits of $137 billion. That's a 75 percent jump from the year before, even though the giants produc ... More >>
John JohnstonBobby MaxwellThe Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue recently announced that Shell Oil and related companies have agreed to pay the goverment $2.2 million to resolve claims that the companies underpaid royalties from natural gas wells on federal and I ... More >>
Restaurant Kevin TaylorKevin Taylor's eponymous restaurant has attained Denver's first Forbes (formerly Mobil) Travel Guide Four Star rating, making it into the first round of 2010 winners named since the Mobil brand moved to Forbes. The Forbes Travel website describes the insane criteria p ... More >>
Lori MidsonInterstate Kitchen & Bar made its debut on Thursday, September 10, at 901 West Tenth Avenue (the former Santa Fe Tequila Company space). It's a kitschy urban roadhouse bedecked with utilitarian shelving -- a la Home Depot -- and a psychedelic robin's egg blue paint palette. In the ... More >>
As we pointed out yesterday, a climate-change rally in Greeley on Wednesday didn't exactly qualify as a grassroots uprising, given the participation of EnergyCitizens.org, an affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, which opposes legislation to cap greenhouse gases recently passed by the U.S. ... More >>
Talk about paying at the pump.Exxon-Mobil had a bad day in court in Denver yesterday. The firm pleaded guilty to killing migratory birds in five states, including Colorado. The size of the fine and community-service payments Exxon-Mobil has agreed to pony up -- $600,000 -- is, to use an avian ... More >>
It's been three weeks since I wrote a word about this season's Top Chef on Bravo. Know why? Because it has been so boring and so contrived and so stupid that the episodes themselves were painful to watch -- making me less than excited about the notion of then rehashing them here. There w ... More >>
Local coverage of Barack Obama's selection of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as the next Secretary of the Interior has mostly been rah-rah, sis-boom-bah. Take the Denver Post editorial "Salazar a Wise Choice for West, Nation." But as noted in a National Public Radio story, assorted environmental gro ... More >>
David Sirota describes an uprising.
The debate over gas drilling on the Roan Plateau has become one of the most intriguing and critical environmental battles in the West since the days of Two Forks. The recent acceleration of political maneuvering over the issue deserves close scrutiny, since the outcome will tell us a great deal abou ... More >>
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
Bistro Vendome marks an important milestone.
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
The evolution of mankind, and sports, is made possible by...click...Anna Kournikova.
Once something special, an evening at Tante Louise can lag.
Opals initial concept sounded ridiculous, but the result is sublime.
Can't we all just get along?
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.
Drilling for natural gas on the Western Slope has punched holes in some residents' dreams of solitude. Others see it as the way of the West.
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image.
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Parkway Station, at your service.
Latecomers could miss the best of the brunch at Tuscany.
There's plenty of fuel for lawsuits against gas companies.
Major gas companies are driving away independent operators, all in the name of greed.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.