We've highlighted a lot of quality flicks in our countdowns of the top ten movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here. Today, however, we're focusing on cheese -- the most awesomely awful- and/or amazing-looking films featured on this list of movies set i ... More >>
As recently as Monday, Representative Rhonda Fields didn't know if she'd be invited to President Barack Obama's Wednesday gun-control talk at the Denver Police Academy. But Fields was on hand along with many other local political heavyweights, including Governor John Hickenlooper, Senate President J ... More >>
This afternoon, President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an appearance in the Denver area as part of his continuing advocacy of tougher gun-control laws -- like the ones recently signed in Colorado. It's always exciting to have the POTUS in town, even if he seemed to be here every other day durin ... More >>
Last week, the FBI added onetime Coloradan Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias to its Ten Most Wanted list. In conjunction with this announcement, the agency also put together two other most-wanted compilations focused on Denver, including one called the "Top Ten Fugitives Arrested/Located Within the Denve ... More >>
At 2 p.m. today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Governor John Hickenlooper to make a "major announcement" about the Rocky Mountain Greenway, and also celebrate the recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of wildlife habitate to Rocky Flats ... More >>
There has never been a shortage of beer in Golden, Colorado. But until this month, there had only been one brewery in town that wasn't named Coors. On Saturday, however, Cannonball Creek Brewery will open its doors, joining Golden City Brewery, which has been the town's "second largest brewery" sin ... More >>
When the dust finally settled on December 31, a complicated $10 million land swap involving the Colorado State Land Board, Boulder and Boulder County, Jefferson County and the Department of the Interior -- which now owns Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons plant -- had gone through. And that pav ... More >>
As President Obama and Mitt Romney argue about who is a better job-creator, a heated congressional race between incumbent Ed Perlmutter and challenger Joe Coors has also zeroed in on jobs and alleged outsourcing. The latest tiff centers on a mailer from a former Coors company that Perlmutter's team ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
Candidates for Congress fielded questions for hours this morning at a forum in Thorton where six politicians debated the economy and job creation, taxes, energy policy and unsurprisingly, health care -- launching a jam-packed week of political events in Colorado.
Congressional candidate Joe Coors made headlines back in May, by claim he is not a beer. But now, a disgruntled tenant who lives in a property the GOP candidate owns is hoping Coors gets attention for something else he says the congressional hopeful isn't: a good landlord. The tenant claims Coors ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we take a closer look at what the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden has accomplished over the last 35 years -- and how bright its future appears to be as it pushes forward with a massive expansion. For the piece, we spoke with Denis Hayes, an early directo ... More >>
There's plenty of cool Colorado stuff up for auction on eBay, and lots of cheesy oddities, too. Are you shocked that we were drawn to the latter? Here are the ten dorkiest Colorado items we found, complete with links for your bidding pleasure. But looking (and eye-rolling) is free.
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
Breckenridge Brewing is hitting the airwaves with a TV campaign spoofing the big boys of the industry and the gimmicks that they use to sell beer. The four Truth in Beervertising ads feature Breckenridge head brewer Bob Harrington delivering one-liners in a deadpan voice that skewers the cold-indic ... More >>
Update: The Indian Gulch fire near Golden is a top wildfire priority nationally; at this writing, it's in the number one slot on the feds' Inciweb.org website. And while the winds that were helping to fuel the blaze have died down to a significant degree, they did significant damage, increas ... More >>
Big pics below.Timothy Gonzales made news in November 2009 after being found in a guy's house wearing the owner's boxer shorts -- hahahahahaha! So why the holy hell was he sentenced this week to 28 years in prison? For some very good reasons -- including sexually assaulting two teenagers.
Big pic below.Update: Shaun Harper, who allegedly robbed a bank in Golden on Saturday only to be nabbed after suspected loot literally fell out of his pocket in front of police, has been released from an area hospital; he had unspecified medical issues that were reportedly unrelated to his ar ... More >>
It took the Fourmile Canyon fire and the Reservoir Road fire to convince Boulder County and Larimer County to put fire bans in place; click here to read about the former, here to learn about the latter. Kudos, then, to Jefferson County and Golden, which have prohibited burning prior to blazes ... More >>
Move rapidly.The spring runoff in Colorado has made recreation dangerous, with multiple drownings on the Western Slope in recent days. No fatalities in Golden yet due to fast water. But fire fighters there responded to multiple rapids-related emergency calls yesterday, including one that co ... More >>
Golden Grillzilla Real Name: Michael C. Bestor Occupation: City Manager Suburb of Operations: Golden, Colorado and sometimes Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria Hair: Extensive Eyes: Telescopic vision Known superhero skills: Golden Grillzilla can endow himself with Class 100 coordination, enabling hi ... More >>
Gareth Jackson Some bands require creative tension or mercurial relationships to provide a spark. In our Local Natives Rough Mixes piece this week, we learned that this is not the case for these five So-Cal dudes. They're in a band because they like being around each other, and the music sta ... More >>
Ernest Tait was one of the few felons to be on the Most Wanted List twice: He's both number 23 and number 133.Sunday marks the sixtieth anniversary of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. It got its start on March 14, 1950, after an International News Service reporter asked the feds for info on th ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Seriously -- I thought these boxers were mine!"Whether or not Timothy P. Gonzales is a Talking Heads fan, the "Once in a Lifetime" lyric "This is not my beautiful house!" should have gone through his head last week -- at just about the moment the man whose home he'd basically m ... More >>
Courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office"My name is Sonar. Can I move in?"Want a horse? How about sixteen of them -- plus a donkey? If so, representatives of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office would like to bend your ear. The JCSO has been awarded ownership of the animals, which w ... More >>
Only days after the Rocky Mountain News closed up shop, another local publication, RCR Wireless, has reached the same conclusion. RCR, a Crain Communications publication, is less venerable than the Rocky, but hardly fly-by-night. It's been around for 25 years, "enabling intelligence on all things ... More >>
The Ranch Girls keep the heart of American country beating in Holland.