Denver is knee-deep in food-and-drink events this Memorial Day weekend, what with the two-day South Gaylord Street Festival, EatDenver's Big Eat on Sunday and the Full Moon Street Carnival on Friday -- and there's plenty of culinary action in the altitude-high town of Vail this weekend, too. FEAST! ... More >>
The state of Colorado today? Snowy. The state of this state in the future? That's TBD. And today, you can help determine it at a public meeting of TBD Colorado, the nonprofit project created last year to jump-start conversations about the biggest issues facing the state. Over 1,200 Coloradans joined ... More >>
The Colorado wine industry is having a kick-ass year. In fact, we might even say that 2012 will go down as the one in which our state's wine biz officially blew up. Let's rewind: In April, our fair city hosted the fourth annual Drink Local Wine conference, a national affair that lured a clique of t ... More >>
Stoner MacGyver.Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Kanga Can -- The Dry Ice Hopper
GOP lawmaker Laura Bradford has been making headlines lately -- and not for her adorable "cottage food bill," also now being called the "sweet bill," which would allow bakers and cake-makers to sell their delicious wares directly to consumers. Will the future of House Bill 12-1027 be affected by Bra ... More >>
As a native of Grand Junction, I know a little something about the town's conservative values. So I'm not even slightly surprised by the reaction to a Central High video featuring students grinding on each other, even though the clip was intended to discourage such behavior at school dances. See exc ... More >>
AmRest, which owns and operates over a hundred Applebee's in eight states, had challenged its Colorado stores to create the perfect "Colorado Burger" -- ideally, one that incorporated "Stinkin" Good Green Chile, created by Bronco Mark Schlereth, spokesman for this campaign. He met up with fou ... More >>
The Applebee's Cowboy BurgerWhen the homegrown Smashburger decided to create a burger for Colorado, as it already had for Idaho (topped with potato chips) and Minnesota (topped with cheddar bar cheese and garlic-grilled onions), it came up with an iconic combo for the Colorado Smashburger, ad ... More >>
Big pics below.Over the past month or two, approximately three tons of equipment and ephemera associated with an indoor marijuana grow facility was found discarded at federal land site on Colorado's Western Slope -- likely after voters in Grand Junction, the area's largest city, banned medica ... More >>
Video below.Update: Luke Irvin Chrisco, the man who became internationally famous for hiding in the tank of a porta-potty at a yoga festival in order to scope women's nether regions, cheerfully admits that peeping at females using toilets is practically a religion for him. And the details he' ... More >>
In a recent post, a Colorado Public Radio executive said the troubles at National Public Radio hadn't impacted CPR -- and while he conceded that a possible elimination of federal funding being pushed by some politicos would hurt, it wouldn't be fatal. Maybe that's true for CPR, notes one read ... More >>
Grand Junction City HallAn atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the fi ... More >>
Large image below.Last week, we told you about a Grand Junction billboard depicting Barack Obama as gay, a terrorist, a gangster and a Mexican bandit. The slogan over these caricatures read "Vote DemocRAT. Join the game." The placard, which stirred controversy nationwide, has now been taken ... More >>
Jack Duke.Advocates of cannabis legalization like Eva Enns of the Women's Marijuana Movement emphasize that the substance should be kept away from children. But apparently Jack Duke, a 27-year-old Grand Junction resident, didn't get the memo. Duke's been arrested on suspicion of teaching tw ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.If ever there were a year to welcome third-party candidates in the statewide political dialogue, this is it. After all, the two main parties aren't exactly giving voters a lot of choices, and Tom Tancredo's American Constitution Party candidacy has made people think. But the org ... More >>
Dan Maes.Last Wednesday, Alan Prendergast wrote about a potential fine against Dan Maes for campaign-finance violations involving mileage reimbursements. The penalties could have exceeded $27,000, but Maes bargained down to $17,500. And now, according to him, it's all over. Or so he would li ... More >>
Prime suspect?With Eclipse, the latest film in the über-popular Twlight series, due to hit theaters nationwide today, Americans everywhere have vampires on their mind. But a Fruita area woman was ahead of the bloodsucking curve. After she crashed her SUV on Sunday evening, she reportedly to ... More >>
Grand Junction isn't what you'd call a culinary food capital, but the mountain town does have at least one claim to fame: Enstrom's Almond Toffee, the Colorado toffee company that will celebrate 50 years of sugar rushes later this fall with a confection of fanfare. In the meantime, Colorado' ... More >>
Some of the damage documented by GJPDexposed.On Wednesday, we told you about allegations made against three Grand Junction Police officers accused of vandalizing property at a homeless camp. At the time, homeless advocate Jacob Richards stressed how important it was for the officers to be he ... More >>
The cover photo for the album pictured above was taken just before Ken Buck and Jane Norton started their 2010 Senate campaigns. Back in 2009, they were two peas in the same conservative pod. The guy from Greeley and the gal from Grand Junction were dubbed the "Duo of Disenchantment" for the ... More >>
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety ShowSaturday, December 12, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: The V Ultimate Variety show featuring Wally Eastwood. An estimated 48 musicians took part in the third annual Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel variety show on Saturday night. All of them played br ... More >>
Colorado is not all about balloon boys and terrorists -- unless you count fat babies and health insurance companies. Senator Michael Bennet has been getting a lot of face time lately, speechifying about our broken healthcare system. And in his most recent speech, he may have finally given th ... More >>
This, my friends, is what three pounds of meth looks like.I'm a proud native of the Western Slope, and when I grew up in Grand Junction, the main substance we had to worry about was uranium. Those were the days. Now, reports about meth busts are the opposite of unusual -- although few can com ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
The 14th annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival kicks off mountain-bike season.
It's coming up on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School murders -- so what better time to introduce a bill in the state legislature that would ease a restriction on certain people who want to buy firearms? The bill, pushed by Republican senator Greg Brophy of Wray (pictured) and R ... More >>
The eighteenth annual Colorado Mountain Winefest doesn't start until September 17, but the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology just uncorked the winner of its WineFest art contest. "Labor of Love," by Grand Junction artist Mary Ellen Andrews, will be featured on all promotional mater ... More >>
For the most part, Colorado Public Radio's recent conversation with Wayne Allard doesn't exactly qualify as scintillating: big surprise. But Mike Saccone of Grand Junction's Daily Sentinel, whose "Political Notebook" feature qualifies as one of the better political blogs in the state, zeroed in on ... More >>
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