Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that officially bans greyhound racing in Colorado. At one time, greyhound racing was a $250 million enterprise here, as fans thrilled to the cry of "Here comes Rusty!" as the dogs took off after a fake bunny. But the sport hasn't actually been practice ... More >>
We recently shared the Mile High City's top eleven tourism hidden gems as chosen by the folks at Visit Denver's Denver.org website. But there's another important consideration that needs to be taken into account by visitors and locals alike -- the cost. We've got you covered on that score, too. The ... 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 >>
When we designated Bridgette Sandoval a Schmuck of the Week back in February, we admitted that we weren't sure if her excuse for a police chase and failed escape -- she claimed she'd been forcibly injected with heroin and meth -- was brilliant or crazy. A better word, we now know, is "ineffective," ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
There's an unwritten rule with restaurant critiquing that you don't visit a place in the first month or so after it opens, since the chef needs a few weeks to break in the staff and grow accustomed to the flow of the operation. The same could apply to medical marijuana dispensaries -- except that if ... More >>
Here at Schmuck of the Week headquarters, we've heard all kinds of excuses for shmucky behavior -- enough to know the difference between ones that are desperately lame and desperately inspired. We tend to think Bridgette Sandoval's claim that her part in a crazy police chase was fueled by forcible i ... More >>
Aaron Bennett Bácaro Venetian Taverna 921 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-4888 www.bacaro.com Part one of my interview with Aaron Bennett, exec chef of Boulder's Bácaro Venetian Taverna, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat . Favorite restaurant in America: Probably Le Bouchon. When I ate ... More >>
When Colorado Senator Michael Bennet defeated Republican challenger Ken Buck in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, observers were surprised -- but they also saw in Bennet's approach a potential template that might be applied elsewhere. Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow outlined the concept, pointing out in ... More >>
How does one go about defining the best electronic music shows of the year? A lot goes into it, trust me. There is the production aspect, which looks upon the lighting choreography and the overall visual spectacle. Then, there is the actual music, which volleys between producers and DJs, both of whi ... More >>
We know you're all gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival -- and what better way to start your marathon training than with various Oktoberfest events? That and much more are happening in the food scene this week; here's a taste of what else is on the menu:
With Euclid Hall's first anniversary party, the Denver Burger Battle and the Dinner in White, the Denver dining scene already has a very full plate this week. But there's more, lots more, including Vesta Dipping Grill's Menu Classic Mondays ((those are Vesta's samosas you see before you). Her ... More >>
Allen Iverson is expected to suit up tonight as the Philadelphia 76ers, his once and future squad, take on your Denver Nuggets -- one of three squads to sign him after he left Philly in 2006. And despite the negativity surrounding Iverson after he did the Brett Favre dance (retiring, then promptly ... More >>
Tim Taylor.Just over an hour ago, we told you about a federal grand jury indictment leveled against Xcel Energy, Public Service Company of Colorado, RPI Coating and two individuals over an October 2007 incident at Cabin Creek Hydro Plant near Georgetown in which five workers died. Since then, ... More >>
Is it the Denver Public Library or the Way-Bac Machine? A couple of blocks from the downtown Denver Public Library, they’re already shutting down and removing the mailboxes outside of the 14th Avenue post office because of “security concerns” during the upcoming DNC. They’re putting speci ... More >>
From the week of 6/28/2007
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Media outlets disagree about naming a suicidal attorney before police released his name. Did the public have a right to know?
I have reservations about hotel restaurants, including Panzano.
From the week of September 22, 2005
We'll have a blue, not-so-blue Christmas.
Thirteen weeks of sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and people and places.
From the week of January 22, 2004
Vans Triple Crown of BMX lands in Denver
Mark Merryman keeps it real in the face of conspicuous Californication.
Let the blame game begin!
How to kill time during a Denver basketball game.
The Havu and Judish galleries are the latest to showcase contemporary representational art.
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.
Nearly thirty years later, the site of a Loveland Pass plane crash is unchanged. But the athletes who walked away were never the same.
How Washington lobbyists--and some politicians--cash in on Colorado's local governments.
Mahmoud And His Men