"Hey, my hands are clean!"Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>
Is something like this coming to Louisville?Intriguing story in today's Houston Chronicle about Houston-based energy giant ConocoPhillips. Reporter Brett Clanton notes that the firm is downsizing elsewhere, but it recently filed "a preliminary development plan for its 432-acre site in Louisv ... More >>
While this week's preview of the Pogues' show this Friday at the Ogden Theatre only scratched the surface of our interview with guitarist Philip Chevron, who also talked at length about Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say... Pogue Mahone!!, the five-disc box set of b-sides, outtakes, live ... More >>
For decades, energy companies and the federal government have tinkered with ways of trying to extract the vast hydrocarbon fuel reserves buried in rock in western Colorado and eastern Utah. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar still has lots of questions about the process -- whether the curr ... More >>
Worried that the world's oil supplies will soon dwindle into nothingness? Relax -- we've got plenty. At least that's the assertion of H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, which describes itself as a "nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research org ... More >>
While it's still a few weeks before we bid a formal farewell to summer, the wine geeks at Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, see no reason to wait, which, in part, explains why the restaurant and watering hole is hosting an end-of-summer pinot party tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m ... 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 >>
A Flickr photo It may be overcast and rainy in Denver today, but there's at least one sure sign of summer on view: Gas prices are climbing like Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction. According to the American Automobile Association, the price of unleaded has risen 38 cents per gallon in a month, to ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
Unconventional Action hopes to see the largest gathering of anarchists in American history in Denver next year.
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
He took on big energy companies and won. So why did the feds fire him?
Gary Austin's one-man Oil is no character gusher.
Theatre Night In is a pu-pu platter of Colorado stagecraft.
Gary Austin's provocative new play comes to Bas Bleu.
Rickie Lee rises
Hustler's Flynt takes on el presidente
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Rich in wildlife and natural resources, the Roan Plateau survived the last energy boom. Will this one destroy it?
Students ruffle Auraria's tradition of apathy.
From punk to folk, poetry to prose, Patrick Porter is a voice of unease.
Elevator music is looking up.
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
Frank Lontine thought being in a gang would be cool. Now he's got plenty of time to think about why it isn't.
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.
He was kicked out of a recent career fair, but Bill Coleman always stands out on the job.
Parkway Station, at your service.
A calendar hits the wall.
There's plenty of fuel for lawsuits against gas companies.
Major gas companies are driving away independent operators, all in the name of greed.
Bon Carbo residents are still fighting for their right to clean water.
The state's oil and gas industry proves that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
The Tarmints specialize in longtime local Kurt Ottoway's favorite flavors.
When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.
A southeast Denver neighborhood howls about a public-TV station's profit-making development proposal.
A state property-tax goofup means that a poor Colorado county has to pay back a huge oil company.
John Gable drilled for oil and suckers--including the federal government.
Does Texaco discriminate against blacks? Ask Roy Phillips, Denver's black Texaco owner.