Update: This weekend, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deployed a Taser against a suicidal man now identified as Guy Guthrie, 55. He was armed, but only with a BB gun -- and died about an hour later. A JCSO spokesman defends the safety of Tasers even as he acknowledges that the outco ... More >>
There have been plenty of theories about James Holmes's actions in the Aurora theater shooting, including some that appear semi-plausible (e.g., reactions to antidepressants) and others that seem unmoored from reality (the assault was staged to promote a United Nations gun control measure). The pos ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Matthew Bowers, a 36-year-old from Greenville, Texas, reportedly died on Wednesday after a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. By our count -- one an industry spokeswoman disputes -- he's the eighteenth person to perish on Colorado ski slopes this season, one more than the previous hig ... More >>
Lori Midson J. Michael Melton Zydeco's 1730 Wynkoop Street 303-293-2887 www.zydecosdenver.com This is part one of my chat with J. Michael Melton, exec chef of Zydeco's. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. I got the gift of the Southern double name," drawls J. Michae ... More >>
Next month, Guns N' Roses will kick off its first U.S. tour in five years, but there are still more than a dozen cities on the band's tour itinerary, which the band released yesterday, that have yet to have dates or venues set, including Denver. While the tour, which starts October 28 and run ... More >>
I'm back in the town where I grew up, the town where my father grew up, the town where his father moved 130 years ago, the town that started out as an Illinois farm community but is now a pricey suburb of Chicago whose water is tied for second-best in the country with another place I know wel ... More >>
FlickrWe're number two! Denver has the second-best water in the nation, according to the American Water Works Association, which held a blind taste test with the liquid assets of more than twenty municipalities last month in Washington, D.C.
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo -- a "minor figure" big enough to be slapped by the White House.Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been making the Tea Party circuit of late, with his remarks about topics like civics literacy tests prompting conservative heavyweight Dick Armey to ... More >>
This must just be the week for seemingly inactive bands to unceremoniously jump back into the fold. Earlier this week, we posted an item about the Titan Courageous, who's been off the grid for a while, making new music. Now we've received confirmation that Three Miles West, an outfit led by Russ ... More >>
As we pointed out yesterday, a climate-change rally in Greeley on Wednesday didn't exactly qualify as a grassroots uprising, given the participation of EnergyCitizens.org, an affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, which opposes legislation to cap greenhouse gases recently passed by the U.S. ... More >>
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