Update: Jaime Leon Rivas, a nineteen-year-old undocumented immigrant who we wrote about last week (see below), has been released from detention, where he was awaiting deportation. On April 2, a week after his friends and family held a vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora on the ... More >>
Jaime Leon Rivas turned nineteen years old yesterday. But he didn't spend his birthday with his girlfriend, his friends or his family. No, the Summit County resident spent it inside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, where his girlfriend says he's the youngest person in the custody of fed ... More >>
Opening day is less than a month away, and sports fans are licking their lips over the promise of a new season. And some margs from Rio on the Rocks, a ballpark branch of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, the homegrown chain that got its start in Fort Collins 27 years ago, and is known for its legendar ... More >>
We've all experienced the excitement of hitting the road for a much-deserved trip into the high country, followed swiftly by the disappointment of getting stuck in a traffic jam as a result of endless construction delays. To help drivers avoid such nightmares, the Colorado Department of Transportati ... More >>
Given that we're in a quiet period for NFL news, the DUI arrests for two Broncos executives -- director of player personnel Matt Russell and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert -- quickly became the league's biggest story on ESPN and other sports outlets. Not that such incidents are highly unusua ... More >>
On Saturday, December 8, filmmaker Buck Harrison will be presenting the world premiere of One Degree Celsius, his documentary following a year in the life of the artists and athletes behind Denver-based Icelantic Skis. Harrison says he set out to make a small film about an independent ski brand with ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... More >>
Moe's Original Bar-B-Que first fired up the pit more than ten years ago, when three Alabama natives -- Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy -- made their way to Vail and set up a restaurant to hawk the food they grew up eating. Since then, Moe's has proliferated, and the guys have opened man ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis guy -- and hundreds of others -- waited hours for a burger at Denver's first Steak 'n Shake. "I've been waiting five years for this!" screeched a woman who couldn't stop trembling. And Jeremy Smallwood was grinning from ear to ear, despite the fact that he had been sitting idl ... More >>
Are you ready to rumble? We are. The Great American Beer Festival kicks off on September 29, but there are plenty of GABF-related events where you can practice in advance -- or even instead -- of the big show. In fact, there are too many events to list, but I did my best. Check 'em out below.
Lori Midson Sean McGaughey Opus 2575 West Main Street, Littleton 303-703-6787 This is part one of my interview with Sean McGaughey, exec chef of Opus. Part two of that interview will be posted here tomorrow. Sean McGaughey grew up in Rye, a town of 2,000 on the plains where Colorado, Nebras ... More >>
Big pics below.There are plenty of signs that a person may be driving drunk. But Breckenridge's Cynthia Sammon, 45, may have invented a couple of new ones. Sammon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she was unable to successfully roll down her window or open her ca ... More >>
You know we're getting closer to summer when you can start taking day trips for food-related festivals -- like this week's Colorado BBQ Challenge and Strawberry Days -- or even just lunch trips, such as the Civic Center Eats program. All that and more is on the menu this week: Monday, June 1 ... More >>
We love the people who love Denver; here are few of their personal bests.
Ken Hamblin, during his days as the "Black Avenger." This month marks the 25th anniversary of KOA radio personality Alan Berg's murder. But despite this substantial passage of time, Ken Hamblin, Berg's friend and colleague, still gets emotional when he thinks about the evening when he broke the new ... More >>
Cartoonist Ed Stein brings his comic strip to a close at a time of crisis for editorial cartooning.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Chef Adam Mali has mastered the art of California cuisine.
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Who needs a vacation when Cabin Creek Smokehouse BBQ is right here?
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
Matt Kowal is happy about being fat.
He came looking for work. A week in the Park County Jail changed everything.
The bride says she married for love; her mother-in-law suspects it was money. The only person who can settle the dispute is dead.
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
How Al Jourgensen's years in Colorado helped shape Ministry's unique musical fury.
Pour It On
Markets mark the spots in Vail Valley and beyond.
A look at CPR frequencies across the state.
Simple pleasures add up to a perfect meal at Aix.
Modern and contemporary art displays will be few and far between at the DAM for a while.
Who on earth would want to work at the News these days? Bernie Lincicome, for one.
Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, that is--and its members have some scores to settle.
Ray Condo and His Richochets aren't Americans, but they love American music.
Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.