Denver Restaurant Week started more than ten years ago to showcase the metro area's dining scene in February -- the time of year when restaurant traffic is generally at its slowest. A half-dozen years ago, to boost business at the beginning of the Great Recession, a second week was added. But in res ... More >>
The Denver Zoo has a strange tradition when it comes to naming its flamingos: It calls them after rock guitarists like Hendrix and Page. In August, the zoo welcomed three new fuzzy grey chicks, and it's holding a contest to name them. The zoo is soliciting monikers for these lovable living lawn orna ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS! Hyena cubs are pretty cute. The Denver Zoo now has three of 'em: females Nia and Tavi, and male Kelele. According to the zoo, hyenas are matriarchal -- and Nia has established herself as the Beyonce of the group. Visitors can see the three cubs at the zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit eve ... More >>
In a recent airline quality survey that hammered Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines finished in the middle of the pack. But Minnesota's Duff Watson would no doubt rank the carrier much lower. He says he was asked to deplane prior to a flight home from Denver because he criticized a Southwest agen ... More >>
Richard Glover Fooducopia 1939 East Kentucky Avenue 303-722-7838 fooducopia.com This is part one of my interview with Richard Glover, exec chef of Fooducopia; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Every so often, you'll hear the lilt in Richard Glover's voice. Born in South Africa and r ... More >>
Joe Hodas is used to living the high life: The longtime PR guy spent five years as spokesman for Frontier Airlines in the mid-2000s, went on to a VP role with Smashburger, and then became an executive vice president with Vladimir Jones, a high-powered ad and PR firm, representing clients like Centur ... More >>
Everyone agrees that Denver Restaurant Week has been a delicious deal for the city, but there were a few things about it that didn't make sense. For starters, Denver Restaurant Week hasn't been a week-long for years; when the economy tanked in late 2008, it was extended to two weeks, a span that nev ... More >>
The Denver Burger Battle, one of summer's most sizzling culinary celebrations, takes place Thursday, August 8 at Sculpture Park, where a dozen restaurants from across the state -- Park Burger, Juicy Burgers & Dogs, Grind, Larkburger, Highland Tap & Burger, Candlelight Tavern, TAG Burger Bar, Jax Fis ... More >>
A parrot, a tree frog and a chipmunk. These are the three animals that made the finals in Frontier Airlines' publicity stunt to choose a new mascot and spokes-animal for the tails of some of its planes. All three have been campaigning at coffee shops and yogurt joints around Denver, its suburbs and ... More >>
Denver's homegrown airline, Frontier, was once a local darling. Its local ties, funny animals and scrappy attitude gave people the alternative they needed a decade ago to United Airlines, which dominated the gates at Denver International Airport for a long time and pissed off just about ever ... More >>
Video below.In a recent post about Frontier Airlines' cost-saving agreement with pilots, I noted that my loyalty to Denver's hometown airline had diminished in the face of Southwest's bags-fly-free policy. Turns out, though, that one Southwest pilot isn't that fond of old bags -- especially i ... More >>
Helene DaxFormer University of Colorado football standout Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime foundation grants wishes for senior citizens -- some of them as simple as a new back yard or a date. But for the most recent wish, the sky was the limit: These seniors wanted to fly again.
Photo by J. David McSwaneGovernor Bill Ritter talks about being an animal lover at today's news conference.The parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced today it is abandoning the Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines brand to unify the two carriers under the Frontier name, ending ... More >>
An image from Frontier's flashy media-announcement notice.For weeks, there's been speculation aplenty about whether or not Frontier Airlines, purchased last year by Republic Airways Holdings, will be keeping its name and identity when combined with new sister carrier Midwest Airlines. First, ... More >>
Bound for extinction?As we noted in a blog yesterday about Frontier Airlines' wacky new ad (in which a cougar asks, "Who wouldn't like five more inches?"), Republic Airways Holdings is in the process of deciding if it should change the name of its recent acquisition. Frontier pilot Janet Vau ... More >>
Right now, Republic Airways Holdings is deciding whether to rename recent acquisition Frontier Airlines -- a decision that could be announced as soon as early April. If that move is made, it almost certainly means the end of Frontier's animal mascots, who've enlivened the company's commercials for ... More >>
Signs that Republic Airways Holdings, owner of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, might move jobs from Colorado to either Milwaukee or Indianapolis have been unavoidable for at least month. Note this October 9 blog, in which Denver Economic Development Corporation executive director Tom Clark s ... More >>
The city's offer to Republic Airways Holdings -- an effort to keep as many Frontier Airlines jobs in Colorado as possible -- doesn't represent the final word on potential lures. "They're in negotiations," says Tom Clark, the Denver Economic Development Corporation's executive director, "so t ... More >>
When Southwest Airlines made its run at purchasing Frontier Airlines this past month, a number of industry observers speculated that it was doing so because Frontier was kicking its ass in Denver. But just because Southwest eventually lost out to underdog Republic Airways Holdings in the Fron ... More >>
Republic Airways chief executive Bryan Bedford is in town again today, meeting with employees of Frontier Airlines, which Republic purchased after unexpectedly besting Southwest Airlines at auction. He's also been chatting with city officials who are understandably desperate to convince Repub ... More >>
At noon today, supporters of Frontier Airlines, the subject of a potential bidding war between Republic Airways Holdings (which would probably preserve the company in some fashion) and Southwest Airlines (likely to swallow it whole), are rallying at Mayor John Hickenlooper's office. The name ... More >>
Animals on the move. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert D. Drain's approval yesterday of Republic Airways Holdings' plan to purchase Denver-based Frontier Airlines was widely expected and went according to Hoyle -- and while other bidders can step forward in the next thirty days, you can bet none w ... More >>
The Grand Junction airport will soon experience its final Frontier. The purchase of Frontier Airlines by Indianapolis' Republic Airways Holdings will likely lift the carrier from bankruptcy, and that's a very good thing. But the possibility remains that Frontier could move its corporate offices out ... More >>
Andrew Hudson is busier than a business reporter tracking the latest layoffs. That's because he's become the first person people call when they're laid-off, or think they could be laid-off. Hudson has made it his job to let people know where the jobs are. And since he specializes in communications, ... More >>
Frontier Airlines reached an agreement with the Teamsters Union on Tuesday for a wage and benefit cut that will last through the summer. Meanwhile, many of the employees who are seeing as much as a 10 percent slash in hourly pay are wondering if the DIA-based carrier will be around that long. Fron ... More >>
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Channel 12 personality Aaron Harber may be many things, but he's not Barbara Walters -- so landing a one-on-one with General David Petraeus the very week the military man made his long-awaited report to Congress about the American adventure in Iraq was quite a coup. The interview, first reported in ... More >>
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Terracotta Warriors combines Chinese elements for Westerners
This place is a zoo!
The sound and the furry.
Division of Waits, Weights and Measures
August 7, 2003
Rubbed the wrong way
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From the week of May 24, 2001
Newspapers in Education programs are getting lost in the JOA shuffle.
You may not have a flight, but you could be a winner!
Heaving on a jet plane
THE CITY CLEARS THE TARMAC FOR A TEXAS-SIZED TAXPAYER SUBSIDY AT DIA.