The newly renovated Union Station isn't hosting its official grand reopening until July 26, but it's already seeing plenty of looky-loos - and there's plenty for them to look at, including more than 600 pieces of art. For our money, though the real masterpiece is the historic sign that just went up ... More >>
Coloradans like to celebrate their state almost as much as they like to live in it. Longmont's second annual Front Range Film Fest, running Thursday through Saturday, "Connects the Front Range to Film," with three feature-length films and a series of shorts, most of which are by local filmmakers. " ... More >>
This week I told the remarkable story of PeaceJam, the Colorado-based non-profit that a down-and-out Denver artist was inspired to start after the Summer of Violence. From those unlikely beginnings, PeaceJam has grown to a powerhouse that includes thirteen Nobel Peace Prize laureates on its board an ... More >>
Artist House Tour Series featuring Eron Johnson
Although it sometimes seems like the gang's all beer the week of the GABF, there are many other events on the culinary calendar -- including opportunities to do good while eating good food. Tonight, for example, you can help defeat youth homelessness by supporting Urban Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill, ... More >>
Fall is making its presence known with cooler weather, even snow. And just in time for this season change, this weekend is packed with both indoor and outdoor activities -- including a chili cook-off, a larger-than-life comedy showdown, a masquerade ball, an all-ages dance party, and the triumphant ... More >>
I know it's hard to imagine now, especially with the temperature outside and the blanket of snow currently covering the Front Range, but summertime is just around the corner, which means the festival season is just getting ready to kick off. We know this because we're in the middle of putting togeth ... More >>
Erika Righter had thought about opening a store for years, a place that would combine shopping with philanthropy. So when she lost her job as a social worker, she saw it as the right time to create Hope Tank on Santa Fe. The concept of the shop is simple: Local artists sell their work -- clothing, j ... More >>
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area, which has a long and complicated history with alternative energy research.
Update: Rich Audsley, speaking for the 7/20 Recovery Committee, has released a statement responding to criticism from families of Aurora theater shooting victims. It's included after our original coverage. Tom Teves, the father of Aurora theater shooting victim Alex Teves, lambasted the way Giving ... More >>
Since you're probably spending every extra dollar on the air- conditioning bill this month, it's hard to find money for fun stuff. Help is at hand, with this week's list of ten events you can participate in for under $10: art shows, meeting a punk legend, eating a pancake breakfast. So turn off the ... More >>
"Better cities, better entrepreneurs...and vice versa," proclaims [i4c], which is running a contest to make things better for three entrepreneurial ventures. The prime mover behind [i4c] is Galvanize, an organization founded last October that's dedicated to "growing start-ups through capital, commun ... More >>
If you're wandering through Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk, be sure to stop at 747 Santa Fe Drive and take a look at the words "Clown Town" in bright blue L.E.D. lights up in a second-floor window. That's the home of the Side Show Studio, an out-of-the-way gallery that just celebrated its one-year ... More >>
1) No matter how prepared you are for GABF, it is still overwhelming. 2) San Diego County makes more amazing beers than some entire regions of the country. 3) Maui Brewing's CoConut Porter was one of the most heavenly beers I have ever tried. Even better, sources say they'll begin distribut ... More >>
Lori Midson‚ÄčIf you have a killer spoon collection, you may as well open a restaurant. That wasn't quite the way it happened for Tracy Zimmer, the owner and executive chef of Hutch & Spoon, a breakfast-and-lunch joint that opened two weeks ago in the 125-year-old Charpiot building at 3090 Larim ... More >>
Habitat for Humanity is all about putting a roof over the heads of folks who might not otherwise enjoy that luxury; so is a man-made birdhouse, albeit on a much tinier level. As if to top off that metaphorical comparison with a story that's almost too good to be true, birdhouses built ... More >>
"It's not often that 'diversity' is used successfully as a justification for building McMansions," writes a former member of the Loveland Planning Commission. "Try not to tear up as you envision homeless entrepreneurs, forced to sleep in their Porsche Cayennes on the Wal-Mart parking lot for lack of ... More >>
The saxman strives to keep the music classic.
Maria Cole is building for the future.
From the week of November 10, 2005
Habitat Home Improvement Outlet
The Legislative Councilís ballot-analysis booklet has inspired so many fights, it should be called the black-and-blue book. Hereís our cure.
Time to float your goat
Colorado Arts Festival colors the holiday
Handymen gather to build bathrooms on the 16th Street Mall.
The Handyman Olympics showcase ways to be flush with success in home repairs.
As new houses go up along the Front Range, Habitat for Humanity's options are going down.
The ranger known as Mr. Longs Peak has to climb down. His friends wonder why.