• Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Marijuana and driving: Arizona ruling about inactive THC and Colorado proposal

    In a post published earlier today, marijuana attorney Rob Corry argued against a bill to set a THC driving standard, noting, among other things, that pot's markers linger in a user's system far longer than alcohol even when the individual is sober. But the law doesn't always recognize these differen ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Stuart Davis

    Music for Mortals

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Exclusive interview: Zane Lamprey on the Aspen episode of Drinking Made Easy

    HDNet's Drinking Made Easy hosts Zane Lamprey and Steve McKenna spend their days traveling across the country and drinking on camera, using their show as a medium to showcase the local drinking culture of towns from all over the map. On next week's episode -- which airs Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Mark Cuban: HDNet rebranding as AXS TV won't impact Denver operation

    What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Med. marijuana laws = 9 percent traffic-death decline, 5 percent beer-sales dip, study finds

    The subject of driving under the influence of marijuana has been much debated in these parts. A bill to set a THC driving limit was shelved in May, shortly before an HDNet report demonstrated pot-related driving impairment -- and in August, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a drugge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    THC driving limit: Task Force member says no recommendation wouldn't stop new bill

    ​Yesterday, the Drug Policy Task Force met to consider THC driving limits. The DUID-marijuana working group studying the subject couldn't agree on a proposal last week, and Task Force member Senator Pat Steadman thinks its inability to do so may prevent THC-driving legislation from being bless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    CU toilet paper lawsuit is a "sh*tty deal" in HDNet report (VIDEO)

    Video below.​HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Reader: Marijuana makes my driving better -- but be careful about those edibles

    ​Our post about the HDNet World Report THC driving test, which used a simulator to test a couple of people before and after medicating, prompted some readers to share their personal experiences. Here's one who weighs the impact of smoking medicine versus eating it.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Marijuana legalization: Laura Kriho accuses Brian Vicente ballot group of ignoring grassroots

    Laura Kriho.​Not every marijuana activist was thrilled by news that Brian Vicente has filed eight pot-legalization initiatives with the state. Indeed, Cannabis Therapy Institute's Laura Kriho, one of the main figures behind the separate group, is unhappy with what she see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    THC driving test on HDNet shows marijuana impairs, but does it prove anything? (VIDEO)

    Video below.​On Monday, we previewed HDNet World Report's driving test of medical marijuana patients. The full report aired last night; watch it below. But while it's a respectable piece of work, the final results, which tilt toward the argument that MMJ patients shouldn't drive after medicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    THC driving impairment varies widely in upcoming HDNet World Report test

    ​Update below: HB 1261, a bill to set THC driving standards, was put on hold by the Senate judiciary committee last month only to be revived and fast-tracked late in the legislative session. But it died in a Senate vote due in part to the enormous variations in the way marijuana affects differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    John Denver Tribute Concert and Colorado Hall of Fame induction at 1STBANK Center, 4/21/11

    Jim Narcy​ JOHN DENVER'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Olivia Newton-John, Michael Martin Murphey and more 04.21.11 | 1STBANK Center John Denver fans -- and let's be clear, that accounted for pretty much everyone in the building, save for perhaps the odd service employee -- got their money's worth las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Drinking Made Easy made for a great party at Govnr's Park

    The Govnr's Park crew enjoys the show.​There was more cheering and drinking than watching at Govnr's Park last night, but it was definitely a party. HDNet was finally airing the Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy, and Govnr's Park had attracted a good crowd for its official watch party. "I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Drinking Made Easy party at the Woodcellar got a late start

    Courtesy of Drinking Made Easy.Drinking at the Woodcellar is a high-altitude experience.​Last night, the Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy premiered on HDNet; Govnr's Park and the Woodcellar Bar and Grill, which were both featured, held watch parties to celebrate. And although everyone at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy spills all tomorrow on HDNet

    Drinking Made EasyZane Lamprey of Drinking Made Easy at the Woodcellar Bar and Grill.​For a week this past June, comedian Zane Lamprey and the crew that helps him create the show Drinking Made Easy got paid to do what many of us have been paying to do for years: drink up and down the Front Ran ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    HDNet's Greg Dobbs talks about Life in the Wrong Lane

    ​"A lot of people consider the practice of journalism with a lot of scorn, and sometimes it's deserved," says veteran newsman Greg Dobbs, who'll talk about his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Denver Press Club. "But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Shmuck(s) of the Week: Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin

    The sweater confirms it: Shmuck. Sometimes picking a shmuck is hard work. Sometimes the world presents you with such a vast sample tray of worthy shmucks, you have to employ a team of PhDs to measure their shmuckiness. On other, rarer occasions, the calendar presents a virtually shmuck-free week, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Video: Beer Nutz geeks geek out in Denver

    I never knew about the short-lived show Beer Nutz, mostly because I haven't had cable in ten years and it played on something called HDNet (is that the Hot Dog Network?). But I am very familiar with local microbrew establishments. And though the two hosts of Beer Nutz look and act like the guys fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    HDNet finally available on Comcast

    This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 8 edition

    What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (11/24/08-11/28/08)

    Here's a guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were eating turkey, drinking heavily, watching football or the Sarah Palin video where the guy is slaughtering turkeys behind her. Just so happens that guy's half brother sings for Yerkish.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Jessica Sonner song used in HDNet promo

    HDNet recently started using Jessica Sonner's song "Still Be Here" as the soundtrack for a promo video for Dan Rather Reports, HD World Report and InFocus Documentaries. Check out the video here.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    HDNet's Mark Cuban charged with insider trading; read the complaint here

    Mark Cuban Updated, 12:10 p.m. November 17: Billionaire Mark Cuban is most closely associated with Dallas, thanks to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. But he's got a Denver connection, too. As pointed out in "HDNet Gains," Cuban's HDNet -- a service that reached out to Dan Ra ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    PBS West

    Much of PBS's signature news program comes out of a Denver office whose staffers have quietly been doing good work for nearly a quarter-century.

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Mountain West Conference Lineup

    This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    HDNet Gains

    Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003