This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte. Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mil ... More >>
Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Drilled, Baby, Drilled," reports on the efforts of a group of federal auditors to hold energy companies accountable for underpaid royalties on oil and gas leases. On the eve of its publication, the U.S. Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced a $25 million sett ... More >>
It took nine years of fighting for money the government insisted it wasn't owed. It probably cost him his job, too. But last week, former federal auditor Bobby Maxwell and the Justice Department finally reached a $26 million settlement with Anadarko Petroleum over underpaid royalties on oil leases ... More >>
David Bromberg's eclectic musical expertise is rooted in the sounds of America. Since the 1960s, the singer and guitarist has drawn from a palette of influences, from bluegrass to ragtime, from country blues to New Orleans jazz. Taking lessons from the legendary Reverend Gary Davis as a Columbia stu ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOccupy Denver has launched a call-to-action in advance of Barack Obama's trip to Denver. The plan is for the president, here for a fundraiser and a jobs speech, to receive a bag of letters from the local 99 percent. Although the details of that plan are under wraps, the group ... More >>
Ken Salazar.During last night's sophomore edition of Countdown on Current TV, Keith Olbermann featured an extended segment about Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing an ethics complaint against Louisiana Senator David Vitter. But the man in the middle of the cont ... More >>
Deepwater Horizon.Does any other day carry as heavy a load as April 20? The day's fate was sealed in 1889, when Adolf Hitler was born in a small village in Austria. In the early '70s, April 20 also became an underground stoner holiday, now so aboveground that it's celebrated across the countr ... More >>
Cabin Creek animation.Tomorrow, members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are scheduled to travel to Denver to talk about safety recommendations prompted by the investigation into a 2007 accident at Xcel Energy's Cabin Creek hydroelectric plant, which cost five workers their lives. And they' ... More >>
Tony Hayward.Under fire for its lax supervision of British Petroleum and other offshore drillers, the embattled federal agency formerly known as the Minerals Management Service has fined BP $5.2 million for filing "false, inaccurate, or misleading" reports about its energy production in Color ... More >>
"You're canceling my subscription?!"The Obama administration's ever-shifting damage figures and containment strategies for the mess in the Gulf -- not to mention the ever-spewing oil -- have disenchanted many former admirers of the President. Now a scathing dive into the disaster in the lates ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon disaster keeps spilling into my inbox, more than 1,300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where there's "oil for miles and miles," Attorney General Eric Holder lamented yesterday in New Orleans. Denver is more than 1,300 miles from the Big Easy, but the disaster has spilled ... More >>
"Bring me the head of Tony Heyward." Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is still getting roundly pummeled in the press over the Obama administration's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. But there's increasing evidence that the administration is trying to shift the falte ... More >>
Marcia McNutt calls the spill a "significant environmental disaster." It's official: Even with the corrective measures British Petroleum is undertaking to try to contain the oil leak flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the massive spill has been flowing at a rate two to four times greater than o ... More >>
Lori Midson Will the new Katch be a catch?Emily and Chris Deutschman, owners of Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, in Lafayette, are opening kaTcH Fish House in June at 1300 Pennsylvania Street, in the former home of Pizzicato Pizza. "The restaurant concept emphasizes seafood recipes found on ... More >>
Lori MidsonI was in hot pursuit of a tow truck yesterday, which is neither here nor there, except that my chase landed me in Aurora, and whenever I'm in Aurora, I'm in taco country, and whenever I'm in taco country, I'm happier than a lizard lapping up flies. Today was no exception. In fact, it went ... More >>
"I wish I'd been hooking in Denver for the DNC." Right now, everyone is hard at work dissecting the various successes and failures of the DNC. They’re talking about the dearth of cabs, the profusion of really ugly T-shirts for sale, and who ate what and where and when. Me? I got just one questi ... More >>
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.
Jax Fish House
"Government is doing less, so the companies can do more -- more cooking of the books." That's Bobby Maxwell, a former auditor for the federal Minerals Management Service, explaining how major oil and gas companies have been able to rip off the taxpayers for millions in underpaid royalties on energ ... More >>
To market, to market
From the week of October 11, 2001
The price of natural gas has been on a cycle for years.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.
For David Byrne discovery Jim White, music wasn't his first career choice. Or his second. Or his third @
Dr. Warren Hern ranks high on the anti-abortionists' hit list. They're playing Ken Scott's song.
Colorado's cheap solution to prison overcrowding has cost inmates plenty. It could cost the state millions.