There is nothing like a rainbow over a Colorado mountain valley. I had to pull over - not, mind you, for the rainbow, but for my new friend, a drifter named Apache who had first drained a Gatorade bottle full of whiskey and then attempted to drain his bladder into said Gatorade bottle, to my increa ... More >>
This season, there's been nary a discouraging word said about Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who's on one of the most spectacular runs in NFL history. But the medical journal Pediatrics is an exception to this rule. A new study just shared in the publication evaluates athlete endorsements in food market ... More >>
There is no haute cuisine at 7-Eleven. Unless, of course, you count hard-boiled eggs swimming in misty liquid packs, gigantic "beef" and bean burritos, and those somewhat unethical "nachos," for which you take the chips out of the plastic tray, fill the tray with free chili sauce, then try to get it ... More >>
Guido Barilla dipped his noodle in boiling water this week when he told an Italian radio show that the Barilla pasta company "likes the traditional family," which means we won't see any gays in Barilla's advertising -- and if they don't like it, he said, "they can always go eat someone else's pasta. ... More >>
Last year on St. Patrick's Day, thousands of CU-Boulder students attended a massive party at the Varsity Townhouse apartment complex that resulted in multiple arrests, Project X-style videos and screaming headlines. This year, the St. Paddy's revelry appears to have been less concentrated but no les ... More >>
So the Broncos' year hasn't started off exactly like we hoped. That's okay: It's a long season. But if you still need some cheering up, you've come to the right place. As longtime fans of the NFL know, Peyton Manning can't say no to a good (and often bad) commercial opportunity. Below are our ten f ... More >>
Pizza Republica, 5375 Landmark in Englewood, has partnered with the Progress Cares Foundation to aid firefighters on the front line of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. The restaurant will be preparing lunch for the workers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow and needs as many extra hands as ... More >>
This Sunday marked the seventh annual running of the Colfax Marathon. My training partner Anna was racing, and I jumped in at mile 12 to help her along. Here's what I learned: 10. There are a lot of super fast runners in Denver. Few of them ran the Colfax Marathon. That's because Bolder Boulder, th ... More >>
At least one of Dennis Foust's neighbors sees him as a loving and caring son who went to extremes to care for his elderly mother. But the Colorado Springs Police Department thinks otherwise -- maybe because the woman, age 86, was found lying on the floor in her own filth. And she said she'd been th ... More >>
While mountain smoke shacks like the ones described in this week's feature, "Secret Stashes," tend to be, well, secret, they are also built on public land and are meant for any herb lover who finds them to stop in and enjoy however they see fit. But there are some basic unwritten guidelines to foll ... More >>
Last summer's wild multi-state crime spree by the Dougherty Gang -- two scary-looking brothers and their stripper sister -- understandably drew some superheated media coverage, what with Lee-Grace Dougherty's online bikini shots and all. But the story fizzled shortly after the trio's brief rampage e ... More >>
The new U.S. Freeskiing National Team announced its first official team roster today, following April's news that Ski Halfpipe will be an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi and that Copper Mountain will host the first Olympic qualifier for the event in December 2013. Three of the ... More >>
If you're looking to try something new, this is the weekend for you: January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Winter Trails Month, it's been dumping in the mountains and there are more camps, demos and competitions this weekend than you can shake a snowboard at. Here are a bunch of good ... More >>
Westword's annual Strange but True edition will hit newsstands (and this website) on December 30, featuring the weirdest and wackiest Colorado stories from 2010. Remember Jihad Jamie? How about the guy who re-labeled Gatorade bottles with pictures of Tiger Woods? And then there was Dan Sheri ... More >>
Don't taze me, bro!Westword's annual Strange but True edition will hit newsstands (and this website) on December 30, featuring the weirdest and wackiest Colorado stories from 2010. Remember Jihad Jamie? How about the guy who re-labeled Gatorade bottles with pictures of Tiger Woods? And then t ... More >>
Spork.Westword's annual Strange but True edition will hit news stands on December 30, featuring the weirdest and wackiest Colorado stories from 2010. Remember Jihad Jamie? How about the guy who re-labeled Gatorade bottles with pictures of Tiger Woods? And then there was Spork:
Since time immemorial, we've liked our artists deceased. The fame, the money, you may experience those in your lifetime. But the respect, that only comes after you die--preferably young and in an unexpected way. From Vincent van Gogh to Robert Johnson, the list on artists who passed on to ... More >>
A very expensive sticker.Longmont's Jason Kay thought relabeling Gatorade bottles with a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin and the word "Unfaithful" was such a great idea that he even suggested that Pepsi, Gatorade's parent company, finance his art project. Even though the gag made worl ... More >>
The feds don't seem to have found this to be funny...Looks like Longmont's Jason Kay will get a chance to suffer for his art. Last month, Kay came up with the idea of relabeling Gatorade bottles with photos of golfer Tiger Woods and his wife alongside the word "Unfaithful" and then placing t ... More >>
C'mon, feds. It's funny!Confirmation that the federal government has no sense of humor: The book is being thrown at Longmont's Jason Kay, whose sin was to relabel Gatorade bottles with a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin and the word "Unfaithful." As is obvious from an affidavit by spec ... More >>
It wasn't quite pop art, but close -- and readers and viewers everywhere are chugging it down. This weekend, Channel 9 reported about bottles of Gatorade on local store shelves featuring a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word "Unfaithful" -- an art project pulled off by Longmont's Jason ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerSee more photos from the contest at westword.com/slideshow.John Proctor, a supervisor at the Park Meadows Sam's Club, knew he could eat a lot of hot dogs -- but downing eight and a half in ten minutes in the amateur hot-dog eating competition on Saturday afternoon unlocked a hidden ta ... More >>
A vicious recycle on the 16th Street Mall
Monday: I don't like the sound of morning radio show hosts. I can't help but picture them as obnoxious party guests. Before I got injured in week 5 of this NFL season against the San Diego Chargers, I was lucky enough to sleep through this noise on a Monday morning. In the NFL, Mondays and Tuesda ... More >>
Thereís only one remedy for a hangover, and itís not this.
6.7.07 Johannesburg South Africa Airport Chief, I think we might need to set up a permanent bureau on that island to keep a lid on that rascal lawyer Werner. Those biz class upgrade chits he sold me were totally bogus and all I could use them for was to get a free set of earphones and one lager. ... More >>
The concept is great: a marathon on the longest non-highway street in America. It's the reality that sucks, at least for those of us who subjected ourselves yesterday to the torture that was the Colorado Colfax marathon. The course is an uphill battle of Colfaxian proportions, with the majority of ... More >>
They may get sand kicked in their faces and have their lunch money stolen, but yes, damn it, artists have muscles, too. Their muscles are their creativity and God-given almighty talent. And just like the meatheads toning their freakish pecs at the Denver Athletic Club and sweating buckets of Gatorad ... More >>
Sights and sounds of the Westword Music Showcase
Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
Slurry With the Singe on Top
July 24, 2003
Forget those lazy days of summer. Coloradans like to push themselves -- right to the top.
January 2, 2003
Prepare now for that New Year's Day hangover.
On the front lines of the Hayman blaze.
If Michael Jordan suits up again for the NBA, will that suit his fans?
It's not easy being green.
Brother, can you spare some nachos?