The Platte Valley & Western Railroad club started packing up its thirty-year-old model-train layout in the basement of Union Station last weekend, with no idea where the 2,000 square-foot display will eventually land. Union Station Alliance, the developer of Union Station, says it's "offered the ba ... More >>
Since we broke the sad news yesterday that the two model-train layouts that have been in the basement of Union Station for decades -- eight decades, in one case -- will not be there when Union Station reopens in 2014, fans have been hopping on board to help find them a new home. And in the meantime, ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Ed's Tote N' Toke pipes and dugout
Last weekend was jam-packed with events all around Denver. The inaugural Denver Comic Con, PrideFest, Juneteenth and Father's Day, to name just a few, brought very diverse crowds out around the city. And that meant that very different fashion styles were seen on the street -- everything from the rai ... More >>
Our recent interview with Reverend Leon Kelly touched on gang violence (exemplified by the daylight murders of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd) and the gentrification of Five Points and the surrounding area. This last topic prompted a fascinating comment about changing neighborhood dynamics against t ... More >>
The smell of smoke is in the air. It could be a long-distance reminder of the High Park Fire still raging outside Fort Collins. Or it could be your next-door neighbors here in Denver, lighting up their illicit fire pit. Or their completely illegal chimenea.
There's a lot to celebrate this weekend. And whether you're celebrating gay rights, dads, seeing Old School projected on a sports field...or all three!, there's plenty of fun to be had for under $10. So get out and enjoy another eclectic Denver weekend. For a full listing of events, you can always ... More >>
Ah, the weekend is finally here and the weather is perfect for getting out and getting down. While PrideFest is probably the biggest shindig in the city this weekend, there's a bunch of other parties and celebrations happening, including Juneteenth Music Festival in Five Points, and of course there' ... More >>
Update below: Will federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a presence at this weekend's 115th annual Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs? That's what youth-led immigrant rights group AJUA wants to know. AJUA sent a letter to ICE, explaining that the agency's presence at last year's ... More >>
Denver Comic Con is pulling out all of the stops this year with many impressive guest speakers, including the just-announced appearances of three of the stars of AMC's The Walking Dead. Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs -- who play Maggie Green, Glenn and Carl Grimes respectively -- will ... More >>
Big pic below.This morning, the Denver Post reports that Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver president and CEO Jeffrey Campos was arrested last week on domestic violence charges -- an ugly turn of events for a man once named father of the year by the Father's Day Council of Colorado, ... More >>
Now that Major League Baseball is back to its regular season, the crescendo of complaints about the Rockies -- and those fans' predictions for the team -- begins in earnest. But enough about what we think. Open thread Friday begins with this poll: Where do you think the Rockies will end up in ... More >>
Developed by hippies in the early 1970s, Baker green peas have been specially adapted for the cooler climate of the Baker neighborhood lifestyle. Guaranteed to produce a diversity of sustainable and nurturing pods, gardeners in all Denver neighborhoods are encouraged to give Baker green peas ... More >>
Jeanette Vizguerra.Many people Wells Fargo claims to serve gathered to protest its investment in private prison companies such as GEO, Inc., which owns an Aurora detention center. Protesters marched on an East Colfax branch as part of a national day of action to educate people about the hypoc ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they're focusing on criminal aliens -- and anti-immigration commenters point out that being in the U.S. without documentation is a crime. But not one big enough to justify arrests at Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs on Father's Day, one reader ... More >>
Glenwood Springs' Strawberry Days festival has been an area staple for more than a century, and this year's edition featured train rides, a pirate-coloring contest, a pie-eating challenge and a search for a "Glenwood Idol," among many other scheduled events. But one happening wasn't announced ... More >>
Martha Stewart.Martha Stewart drew blood on Father's Day. Or at least a glass patio tables marketed under the Martha Stewart Living brand did. According to Arvada's Nancy Passarella, she and her family were sitting down for a meal when the table shattered for no particular reason -- and they ... More >>
FlickrAs Kyle Garratt noted in a post yesterday, the Colorado Rockies stunk up Coors Field on Father's Day. But the 9-1 defeat to the Detroit Tigers wasn't the only disappointment for dads. Prior to the game, Rockies personnel gave out excellent Troy Tulowitzki jerseys, but not to fathers, m ... More >>
Father's Day is Sunday. That's free.While most of us will be enjoying our Saturday by getting rowdy at the Westword Music Showcase, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to get thrifty with around the rest of the city. Well, provided you're into things like Pride Fest, Star ... More >>
Arapahoe Basin photo archivesSame as it ever was: Summer season on the Beach at Arapahoe BasinSnow's out for the summer! Today is opening day at the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park, where a $65 all-day pass ($32 for kids) buys unlimited access to the Gold Runner Coaster, SuperSlide, SuperPutt, M ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Sunday is Father's Day -- so you still have a week to make those brunch reservations! In the meantime, entertain yourself with Feast on the Fax or one of the dozens of other options on this week's culinary calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Lori Midson Robert McCarthy Rialto Cafe 934 16th Street 303-893-2233 www.rialtocafe.com This is part two of my interview with Robert McCarthy, executive chef of Rialto Cafe. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Lupa, Mario Batali's restaur ... More >>
Emilio So-much-finesse-tevez. It's about time. Yesterday, the illustrious Emilio Estevez announced that he and his father, Martin Sheen, are working on a joint memoir; it's called Along the Way, and they're looking to release it on Father's Day 2012. Now, we don't necessarily care all that mu ... More >>
Pho 95, 1002 South Federal Boulevard, has won over other writers on these pages: first, Jason Sheehan, who titled his August 2009 review "Bowled over by Pho 95"; and again when the restaurant won Best Pho in this year's Best Of Denver. I haven't been to the new location at the Streets at Sout ... More >>
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