On Valentine's Day eve, while last-minute lovers were raiding grocery stores for cheap chocolates, plastic-wrapped flowers and prefab love notes, Jordan Garcia raced east on 14th Avenue toward the GEO Aurora ICE Processing Center. "I want to get there before Wade Castle leaves for the day. He's the ... More >>
Barley's Angels, a global organization of women sharing craft beer with other women, will be opening a new, roaming chapter in Colorado, which will visit taprooms along the Front Range. Every month, there will be one meeting in Denver and one in Boulder, typically scheduled on the fourth Monday and ... More >>
On a trip to Guatemala six years ago, then-student Connor Knutson was floored by the lack of clean water in the community where he was working. So after returning home, he started thinking of ways to solve the problem -- passing ideas back and forth with friend and now-business partner Justin Hoffma ... More >>
The twenty-plus blocks stretching up Larimer Street from Speer Boulevard have become a real restaurant row, full of ambitious dining rooms and casual comfort joints, bars both upscale and still down-and-dirty. And dotted through those blocks are coffee spots-- some dating back decades, some just ope ... More >>
The first retail sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado has yet to be rung up, but the state is already reaping some convention business as a result of its groundbreaking reforms of drug laws. Next week more than a thousand elected officials, health care professionals, students, drug war veteran ... More >>
Ricky Padilla, founder of Brown Water Coffee, doesn't think his company's mission ends with serving good coffee. He also wants that coffee to support good works. See also: - Denver's ten top coffee shops for work productivity - Thump Coffee will start brewing in Capitol Hill in late August - Photos ... More >>
What would the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday mean for undocumented immigrants who are already in deportation proceedings -- such as those featured in our cover story, "Out of the Shadows"? According to the office of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, who is one of the "G ... More >>
It's time to embrace the longest day of the year, to celebrate the first day of summer and the fact that it's still light enough to ride your bike at 8:30 p.m. and warm enough to eat ice cream all freaking night long. So let's all work together to create a mystical pathway for all the witches out th ... More >>
Just a couple of weeks ago, we noted that Edwin Ernest Rivera Gracias, suspected of committing a brutal murder in Jefferson County circa 2011, had been added to the FBI's updated Ten Most Wanted list. Gracias didn't stay there long, however. He surrendered to the FBI in El Salvador and is now back ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated its Ten Most Wanted list -- an FBI tradition for more than sixty years. The individuals highlighted this time around include one who made the roster due to alleged actions in Colorado: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who's thought to have killed a man an ... More >>
No one could have predicted that all the wacky doomsday predictions tied to the Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012 would mark a new beginning for PeaceJam, the homegrown effort that links Nobel Peace Prize winners with kids, teaching them how to make a difference in the world. But assuming the wor ... More >>
Update: The latest development in the bizarre story of John McAfee, supporting player in our recent feature "The Hot Yoga War"? The software pioneer, who somehow managed to flee cops in Belize who wanted to question him about a murder even as he launched a publicity blitz, has traveled from Guatemal ... More >>
Pretty much everyone in these United States understands that smartphones are essentially tracking devices. Even photos taken with them include GPS coordinates, as fugitive antivirus king John McAfee learned when authorities tracked him down in Guatemala this week. An iPhone led to the busts of Micha ... More >>
Former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has purchased an advertisement in tomorrow's edition of The Metropolitan, the student newspaper for Metro State University of Denver -- one that could cost the school plenty. Tancredo confirms that the ad (see it below) seeks plaintiffs for ... More >>
See Also: Aerosmith at the Pepsi Center, 8/1/12 Despite ongoing feuds between frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, Aerosmith has been a vital force in rock music for more than four decades. In the 1970s, the band built a solid fan base on the strength of songs like "Dream On," "Walk This ... More >>
See Also: - Trace Bundy talks about his unexpected success in South Korea - Heaven Fest quickly growing into a destination festival - HeavenFest's pure motives Boulder-based guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy has been a YouTube sensation for a few years now with more than twenty million views of his vario ... More >>
It's safe to say that the year 2012 is a big one in Mayan culture -- but few people really know the extent of its importance, argues PeaceJam Executive Director Dawn Engle. Not up to speed? No worries: Tonight you can catch Mayan Renaissance -- a Peacejam-produced movie that puts 4,000 years of Maya ... More >>
The Museo de las Americas will be full of fresh faces tonight at its twentieth-anniversary celebration and mask exhibit, Cara a Cara. Before you go to the show, check out this preview of some of the colorful masks from the collection All photos courtesy of the Museo de las Americas, and description ... More >>
One of TACtile Textile Arts Center's most colorful exhibits is back: World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions, featuring -- as in the past -- a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show -- to s ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Medic!," we followed the Colorado Street Medics, a group of self-trained medical assistants who provide first aid at protests. The collective, which will soon be memorialized in museum form, owes its legacy to one man: Ron Rosen. Called "Doc" even before he trained in acupun ... More >>
Sure, we all have our ideas about the so-called Mayan prophecy predicting the end of the world this December, and the ongoing debate has inspired everything from satirical to scientific discussions. This week Mayan elder Miguel Chiquin and Genaro Jucinto-Calel of the Mayan Nation of Guatemala are ... More >>
Six years ago, Seattle-born brothers Tommy and Tim Thwaites borrowed some money from their parents to launch Coda Coffee, a metro Denver roaster that drew on the their combined three decades of experience in the industry. A year or two into their venture, the brothers started focusing more on the pe ... More >>
James Denton The play Enrique's Journey, adapted by Su Teatro artistic director Anthony Garcia from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nazario, debuted last weekend in Denver, bringing to light the harrowing story of Central American immigrants who risk life and limb riding the top ... More >>
The energy was high in the small room at Isis Books & Gifts where Max the crystal skull was holding court on Saturday evening; a presentation on the history of Max and a guided meditation were both on the agenda, and attendees each got a chance to touch and bond with the skull, too.
If you know anything about crystal skulls, then you've heard of Max -- the largest crystal skull yet found, Max is pure quartz crystal and is also known as the "Texas Crystal Skull." And of course, you can meet Max and spend some time with him today through Sunday here in Denver.
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... 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 >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida.Our latest feature story, "Andrea Merida's Classroom Behavior Has Earned Her a Seat Apart on the Denver School Board," profiles Merida, the controversial DPS board member who, in ten months on the board, has butted heads with administrators, stood up for teachers w ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
It's been quite a year for PeaceJam, the homegrown organization that uses Nobel Peace Prize winners to empower kids to fight for peace around the globe. But the challenges of the past year -- including a major restructuring and a new PeaceJam office -- are nothing compared to what 2012 might ... More >>
When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.