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    October 26, 2011

    Boulder is America's happiest city, Colorado 5th happiest state, says Gallup Well-Being survey

    More pics below.​The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Six biggest Colorado-related food scares

    Beware the killer cantaloupes! It sounds like a horror-flick spoof, but for Jensen Farms in Holly, it's all too real. In September, the Colorado farm recalled all of its potential globes of death, approximately 300,000 cases. Nonetheless, the case of the listeria-carrying melons already ranks as the ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Breastfeeding: Does the term "whipping it out" turn moms into deviants?

    Flickr​The Denver blog post train has made another stop at the station... Mile High Mamas addresses the phrase "whipping it out" as it applies to breastfeeding. Bronco Talk's Mr. East on the Broncos acquiring previous first-round draft choice Brodrick Bunkley from the Eagles. A future plus o ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Jesus wouldn't want federal budget deal to screw the poor, say Colorado clergy

    Flickr​Consider perusing these three Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic notes that 95 members of Colorado's clergy have joined 4,000 pastors nationwide asking that President Obama and Congress don't make poor people bear a disproportionate burden when it comes to a budget ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Charles and David Koch retreat in Beaver Creek: Liberal protesters vs. conservative donors

    Flickr​Ease into the weekend with these Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's Joseph Boven on protests planned for a Beaver Creek retreat featuring "conservative mega-donors" Charles and David Koch. The Grazing Mind bids farewell to the food pyramid. Denver Egotist presents a Bike to Wo ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Top 5 reasons a baby dinosaur, like those found in Morrison, would run on its hind legs

    A Flickr photo.​ Scientists in Morrison recently announced the discovery of teeny-tiny brontosaurus footprints. The most amazing thing about them? They appear to show that the baby brontos were running on their hind legs. From Matt Mossbrucker, footprint discoverer and Morrison Natural Histo ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Frogs Gone Fishin's trailer gets robbed forcing band to cancel tour

    Flickr/Kyle McDonald​I'm convinced that there's a special place in hell reserved for bottom feeders who steal other people's stuff, particularly musical equipment. If there's any sort of justice in the universe, it's in a grimy, rat-infested, shit smeared hole also occupied by those who rip of ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Pizza is good for you, and five more shocking health finds

    A Flickr photo​ According to a series of research studies -- all Italian -- pizza might actually be healthy for you. The studies suggest pizza consumption may help decrease the risk of heart attack and of certain types of cancers. What's next, a pizza-only diet? If cookies and cavemen get thei ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    PETA to pay for paving roads in exchange for stenciled logos?: No more roadkill!

    A Flickr photoMove, kitty!​We found these three Denver blog posts -- and we're sharing. Colorado Pols tells about an offer from PETA to Longmont: We'll pave subdivision roads in exchange for our name on the pavement. Watch the fur fly. Denver Infill checks in with its thirtieth update on Uni ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Blech! Five worst foodborne illness outbreaks in recent U.S history

    A Flickr photo​In July, up to two dozen people contracted salmonella after dining at The Fort in Morrison. The likely culprit? Rattlesnake cakes -- specifically, the presence of uncooked eggs in the dish, which has since been removed from the menu. Seems that Montezuma doesn't discriminate be ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Top five products we'd put in Boulder's vending machines

    ​Lazy Pennsylvanians can now grab a bottle of their favorite vino out of a vending machine, right after scoring some Rolos and Gardettos. With the recent introduction of wine to some vending machines in that state, the alcoholic beverage joins the elite ranks of Funyuns, Nibs, temporary tattoo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Body parts, animal parts and prophylactics: top five horrific things found in food

    A Flickr photo​For anyone who's keeping track, a North Carolina teen is the latest victim to fall prey to finding an unappetizing object in his food. In this case, it seems the kid found an entire box cutter -- intact -- in his bag of Barcelona-brand peanuts. Quick, call Homeland Security! ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Where to watch the Tour de France in Denver

    A Flickr photo​"What's the Tour de France?" asked the guy who picked up the phone at the Celtic Tavern. "I don't know what that is, but I'm sure if you come in and ask, we'll turn it on," said a young woman who answered the phone at Big Game. Cycling enthusiasts are likely already aware of ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Top ten foods that work better as leftovers

    Flickr​Sometimes, even here in king-sized America, you just can't eat the whole thing. Maybe it's because you're actually paying attention to portion control, or maybe your Mom still fixes meals to feed an entire farm crew who's been toiling in the fields since before dawn. Either way, there ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Ten things soccer moms need to know about the World Cup

    Flickr​World Cup soccer is a little different from your kid's rec league team. Here are a few of the things soccer moms (and dads) need to know. 10) Team moms not responsible for halftime snacks 9) Coach may not tie players' shoes on the field

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    June 10, 2010

    Classic picnic foods: The five best and the five worst

    FlickrIt's delicious, sure, but fried chicken has no business at your picnic (we'll explain).​Whether you're unfurling a blanket on the grass at your neighborhood park, catching Jazz in the Park on a Sunday night, or taking a basket of goodies to the pool to avoid snack bar food and the 30-ye ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Ten things to BBQ on Memorial Day besides burgers and brats

    Flickr​Or ribs, or chicken, or fish, or steak, or any of the stuff that you normally think of when you consider what exactly to toss on the grill for the three-day weekend. If you're limiting your grill to just hot dogs and ground beef, you're just not optimizing your grill ownership, friend.

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    April 29, 2010

    Noah's Ark find a hoax?: Get the hell out of here!

    A Flickr photoNo playing around about this, okay?​And now, we bring you the fruit from three Denver blogs. According to 5280's Michael de Yoanna, a Colorado Springs adventurer isn't convinced by the latest reported discovery of Noah's Ark. Personally, I'm ready to buy it hook, line and sinker ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Small man tries to steal big-screen TV, failure ensues

    A Flickr photo"You're not thinking about stealing me, are you?"​Swiping televisions used to be easier when they didn't all used to be so friggin' huge -- especially if you're as relatively small of stature as a suspected robber who was in the midst of trying to manhandle a 46-inch set in Bould ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Betta fish murderer on the loose in Boulder!

    A Flickr photoWhat did this little guy ever do to you, bastard?​Was a betta fish targeted during a home invasion in Boulder? Consider the evidence. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, a nineteen-year-old woman awoke during the wee hours of Monday morning to find an unknown man in her apart ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Denver Blogs: The latest DIA conspiracy theory -- environmental friendliness!

    A Flickr photo"Go green -- or else!"​Don't let these Denver blogs fall through the cyber-cracks. 5280's Michael de Yoanna clues us in about a plan to create "the world's greenest parking facility" at Denver International Airport. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana ( ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    The Healthy Choice Wellness Center not so healthy after robbery attempt: Reports say shots fired, people injured, schools locked down

    A Flickr photo​For a while, it seemed that most of the muttering about medical marijuana dispensaries and crime was based on fear and hysteria. But reports about multiple armed robberies and burglaries, as well as a kidnapping, related to medical marijuana operations in Fort Collins were foll ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Take out the papers and the dad: Son says he put father's body in a trash can -- but didn't kill him

    A Flickr photo"Is anybody in there?"​You're probably going to make an assumption after reading this item -- and you might be right. But let's take this one step at a time. Quinten Abeyta, 32, lived with his father, Russell, 55, in Colorado Springs. He reportedly told local authorities that he ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Fondle a bare breast in a Colorado Springs club -- and they take away the booze!

    A Flickr photo"Okay, we get the bare-breast thing -- but is mud wrestling okay?"​Colorado bloggin' fever: Catch it. As 5280's Michael de Yoanna tells it, a Colorado Springs liquor board upheld the suspension of a club's license due to bare-breast exposure and fondling during a Girls Gone Wild ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Thanksgiving traditions that should die. Now.

    ​Every year, on a seemingly random day at the end of November, America celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians, as usual, get this completely wrong and hold it in October.) It's a day of tradition, a day to give thanks. And a day, or so it's become over time, that we all do inexplicable things j ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Haven't you pregnant ladies ever heard of condoms?

    A Flickr photo"Insurance? You don't need any stinkin' insurance."​We call this feature "Denver Blogs" for a reason. Check out these blogs from Denver. The Colorado Independent's Kate Redding reports that the insurance lobby is promising to fight any legislation "that would force insurers to o ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Morning Dew: Sky's the limit

    ​Threatening skies over Denver, courtesy of Dr H's Flickr. To have your photos featured in Morning Dew, send them to or post them to the Westword Flickr pool.

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    November 10, 2009

    Denver Blogs: The Million Baby Crawl (probably) won't be as horrifying as it sounds

    A Flickr photo"How many more miles to go, mom?"​Local blogs need love, too. The Mile High Mamas are demanding stronger protection against household toxins via an event called "The Million Baby Crawl." Hope somebody invests in a whole lotta kneepads... 5280's Michael de Yoanna tries to figure ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Morning Dew: That's why they call it Boulder

    ​The view from Chataqua Park in Boulder, courtesy of erunder's Flickr feed. To have your photos featured in Morning Dew, send them to or post them to the Westword Flickr pool.

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    October 30, 2009

    Happy Halloween, Falcon: Behold the Balloon Boy tribute pumpkin

    A Flickr photo.​ Spotted over at Boing Boing, this wonderful piece of art, submitted in an office pumpkin contest, almost makes the whole Balloon Boy saga worthwhile. Almost. Go Falcon, go!

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    October 29, 2009

    Ten last-call shots and what they're good for

    FlickrWe think she went with tequila. If she punches us in the neck, our suspicions will be confirmed.​When the lights come on, and the only thing separating you from Hammered Enough to Want Taco Bell is one last shot, it's good to have a plan. Hesitate, and risk the bartender reneging on his ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Running the government? There's an app for that...

    ​Government 2.0 is just around the corner. This week, the White House announced the launch of the government's very own app store, a place for various arms of the fedeal government to get their assorted IT needs met. It's an effort to streamline and lower the cost of said IT needs via a method ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Understatement wins the day in lightning story

    A Flickr photo​ A lot of writers believe that simply stating the facts is boring -- but that depends on the facts. Take the following press release from the Englewood Police Department: Englewood -- On September 9, 2009 at 5:17pm, a 56-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the 3100 block of ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Child, please

    A Flickr photo.​Our daily round-up of local bloggage. If you don't want to know what Bengals bloggers think about this week's Broncos-Bengals game, then you need to kiss the baby. (Mile High Report) The future of Union Station, visualized. (Denver Egotist) Who are Denver's biggest sports st ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Flickr's Ten Saddest Roadkill Pics

    A Flickr photo. In this week's Westword, Alan Prendergast reports on a growing chorus of animal-rights advocates calling for more wildlife crossings throughout Colorado. Not convinced taxpayer money should be spent on bridges for deer and bison? These photos -- ten of the worst available Flickr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    The Denver Post's quarter-life crisis

    A Flickr photo A small item in the Business section of today's Denver Post announces that the paper is raising the price of single copies for sale at stores and newsstands from 50 cents to 75 cents beginning on Monday -- a decision as startling as the revelation that water is wet, wingless birds ha ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Auto-industry downturn even hitting car thieves

    A Flickr photo During difficult economic conditions, crime usually goes up -- but not last year. Yesterday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation released stats showing a 6.1 percent decrease of major crimes from 2007 to 2008, led by a 22 percent decline in car thefts. Denver Police Department spoke ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    En garde!: Teen uses sword in Oxycontin heist attempt

    A Flickr photo Armed robbers are almost invariably armed with the same thing: a gun. Bo-ring! But nineteen-year-old Dylan Lee Suomi reportedly took a different tack Tuesday night when he decided to boost some Oxycontin from a Glendale Walgreens, using a samurai sword. Can't say this switcheroo was ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Denver Blogs: The Ty that binds... maybe

    A Flickr photo. Our daily blog-o-rama. Missing something? Send tips. Grading the Nuggets draft. (Denver Stiffs) Colorado doctors have been arrested for participating in a truly weird and despicable fraud scheme. (5280) Remember old Matt Holiday, the fella you were mourning before the Rockies rip ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Is the Colorado Rockies' glass suddenly half full?

    A Flickr photo Casual baseball fans who hear that the Colorado Rockies have suddenly won eight games straight, including ultra-rare road sweeps against the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers, may start thinking about corner-turning, even though the Rocks are currently mired in fourth pla ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Is it too soon to jump back on the Rockies' bandwagon?

    A Flickr photoHouse of horrors? Or home, sweet home? Just when it looked like the Colorado Rockies were well on their way to redefining the word "pitiful," the team has done the seemingly impossible: won five games in a row, including yesterday's 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. But before ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Free donuts!

    A Flickr PhotoHope my body is ready... I'm sure you've had the date marked all year: Today is National Donut Day, an observance started by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the "lassies" of World War I - women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France. Toda ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Cellphoning-while-driving addicts save use of cellphones while driving

    A Flickr photo What began as a potential ban on all traditional, hand-on-the-phone cells was watered down considerably through the legislative process. As a result, the measure Governor Bill Ritter signed yesterday banned the use of such gadgets only for drivers under eighteen (as well as texting w ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    The Colorado education system's Pluto coverup

    A Flickr photo.From planet to dwarf planet: The sad story of Pluto's fall from grace. Unless you live in Illinois -- and more specifically, unless you live in Illinois on March 13 every year -- Pluto is no longer a planet. And now, thousands of future Colorado schoolchildren will never know that it ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Get a free h-o-t d-o-g from Oscar Meyer

    A Flickr PhotoFour to six weeks from now, I bet you'll be hungry. And I bet you'll want a hot dog. After all, it will be the middle of summer -- what could be better than a hot dog in the middle of summer?A free hot dog, of course.Here's how to get it. Before 10 p.m. tonight, go to this website and ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Family of man at center of officer-involved shooting wants answers

    A Flickr photo Representatives of the Aurora Police Department still haven't identified the man seriously injured during an officer-involved shooting this past weekend -- although they have confirmed that he didn't shoot himself in the incident, as initially implied. Yesterday, however, the family ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Boogity, boogity, boogity, will Colorado go racing?

    A Flickr photo. We cruise the blogosphere so you don't have to. Send tips. NASCAR could be coming to Aurora. Yay? (5280) Pictures of an ice shelf breaking up: Who knew I gave a shit? ('s "Captured") Quick! Jump on the Nuggets bandwagon before it fills up! (Denver Stiffs, Pickaxe an ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Get ready for a Greeley-Fort Collins smackdown!

    A Flickr photo"Kiss my bun, Greeley!" In which we try to help you find interesting blogs, as opposed to the other kind. Got tips? A Greeley Tribune writer refers to a certain nearby town as "Fort Weenie." It's on... (5280) Authorities recently seized 126 marijuana plants from Bennett the town, no ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007
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    August 16, 2007

    Star Car

    This incredible art car was spotted somewhere in Denver by Flickr user Seetwist. The full-size version of the photo above can be found here. Unfortunately he doesn't seem to have any info about who built or owns the thing, but he does have quite a few more pictures of it, which can be seen here. I ... More >>

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