I've kept my mouth shut on the topic of professional sports for most of my time as a writer. I don't even talk about how much I despise the majority of the culture that comes with it on Facebook (I save those complaints for Twitter). But I know I can't be the only one who suffers in silence this tim ... More >>
If you've been to The Pullman, Mark Fischer's acclaimed restaurant in Glenwood Springs, you might notice the similarities between that spot and Harman's eat drink, which Fischer opened in Cherry Creek North this summer, in the former home of Phat Thai. "Honestly," says executive chef John Little, ... More >>
John Little Harman's Eat & Drink 2900 East Second Avenue 303-388-7428 harmanscherrycreek.com This is part two of my interview with John Little, exec chef of Harman's Eat & Drink; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most incredible meal you've ever eaten: I used to work at Blackberry Farm in Tenn ... More >>
Our Melanie Asmar has been reporting about efforts to attract more moviemakers to Colorado -- and one great selling point is to check out the classics that have been partly filmed here over the years. Below, count down our ten favorites, as culled from the flicks listed on the FilmInColorado.com we ... More >>
This weekend was filled with snow, which meant the few people who were out and about bundled up. Now the time has come for some to commence their work weeks and others to take off on spring break. During these white-washed early days of spring, we spotted Daniel Barrett, a North Dakota native who wo ... More >>
When we last caught up with John Baker, irascible author/songwriter/culinary guerrilla, he was celebrating the richness in spirit of the downtrodden by performing his song "The Homeless Bums of Aspen" on YouTube. Baker knows a thing or two about being without portfolio in Colorado's glitziest town, ... More >>
Ryon Olthoff's Facebook page, featuring the memorably defiant profile shot seen here, lists him as having worked at "various positions" with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2009-2010. Presumably, one of those gigs was "inmate" -- and he'll likely get a chance for a do-over after being cha ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
Update: In our original post about Michael Maher, who's accused of impersonating a firefighter tackling the ultra-destructive High Park blaze (see our earlier coverage below), we noted that his alleged impersonation suggested that he'd been trying something new in comparison with his previous crimin ... More >>
Posts like our collection of the top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines celebrate life in our fair state. But what about the opposite side of that coin? Turns out the last breath of many memorable folks was of our thin air. We've assembled a roster of the ten most notable passin ... More >>
The brand new History Colorado Center opens on Saturday. Last week, in my column about the wonderfully-designed museum, I pointed out how poor the two debut shows, Colorado Stories and Destination Colorado, are. Rather than trying to elevate the discussion, the museum and History Colorado chief oper ... More >>
In January we reported on a handful of homegrown Colorado ski companies making handcrafted and custom skis that stand up to or surpass anything else on the market. If we'd waited a few weeks, we could have added another local brand to the mix: Silverton-based Venture Snowboards. For the last few y ... More >>
Back in May, the governor signed a bill to increase efforts to stop bullying, adding that students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender should be protected -- especially after a number of gay teen suicides. One Colorado, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, took the ball and ran with it ... More >>
Santa's like, "Haaaay, girl."The number one rule when scouting a Santa for the Santa Ratings is that he has to be alive. I mean, there are probably like a million statues of Santa in this great square state, so those are generally disqualified in favor of a breathing (and preferably naturally ... More >>
The Arizona based Center for Biological Diversity has fought numerous battles over the years, opposing everything from expansions of ski areas to oil-drilling ventures, but last week it lost its battle against the White-Nose Syndrome, which sounds like some relic of the Studio 54 days, but is ... More >>
Jeanette Vizguerra.Many people Wells Fargo claims to serve gathered to protest its investment in private prison companies such as GEO, Inc., which owns an Aurora detention center. Protesters marched on an East Colfax branch as part of a national day of action to educate people about the hypoc ... More >>
The Lofgrens.Update: The criminal case springing from the Thanksgiving weekend 2008 carbon-monoxide-poisoning deaths of the Lofgren family -- parents Parker and Caroline, plus kids Owen, ten, and Sophie, eight -- will continue thanks to a ruling by a district judge yesterday. But the hearing ... More >>
Hotel ColumbiaAdmit it, you have become one of those crazy dog people. Every time you go on vacation, the sight of your little buddy's puppy-dog eyes gets you in the gut, ruining your Colorado getaway before you even leave. Why not exchange good old-fashioned guilt for a healthy dose of shame ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>
An image from ColoradoImmigrant.org.Last Friday, we previewed a student walkout decrying the controversial new Arizona immigration law. On Saturday, the events continued here and in several other locations across the state. These get-togethers were well attended everywhere, says Chandra Russ ... More >>
Herbal Connections dispensary (photo by Aaron Thackeray) Colorado's medical marijuana business is booming -- or, if you prefer, blooming. You can read about the growth in Joel Warner's feature story or The Latest Word's marijuana category, which includes reviews of dispensaries. But if you ju ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
An image from the last edition of "Fort Collins Now." Today marks the final edition of Fort Collins Now, a weekly newspaper that built up a considerable following dating to 2003, when it was born as the Fort Collins Weekly. Indeed, Northern Colorado as a whole was practically bursting at the seams ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
A nervous rafter gets up close and personal with the Colorado River.
From the week of 3/22/07
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Kick your cabin fever with this quartet of photo shows.
It's the Colorado hillbillies!
The media play catch-up on the state's largest-ever blaze.
From the week of February 28, 2002
Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.
Sport utility vehicles aren't as safe as you think.
Three photography shows feature very different styles.
Anne Slemmons took Michael Wise's money and ran for the border.
Twenty-eight years after a nuclear bomb rocked Colorado, its shock waves still reverberate on the Western Slope.
The state's global-warming forums are canceled after foes show up en masse.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION GIVES CONGRESSMAN SCOTT MCINNIS A CRASH COURSE IN KOREAN.