Update: Late Wednesday afternoon, while most of us were getting ready for a well deserved day off on July 4, the Udall family, including Colorado Senator Mark Udall, were dealing with a tragedy. Randy Udall, Mark's brother and a nationally known environmental activist and fracking critic, had been m ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper is just back from the National Governor's Conference in Washington, where he did not talk about drinking fracking fluid, as he had during Senate testimony two weeks ago. Hick's quip about his sip of frack fluid made headlines, but there are at least six Colorado drinks we' ... More >>
PIERCED ARROWS @ HI-DIVE | 4/21/12As the last notes of "The Wait" ended, they blended into the Toody Cole's familiar bass pulse that introduced Pierced Arrows' epic, and much beloved, "Paranoia." Fred Cole tapped the Bigsby on his Guild Polara to modulate the feedback before heading into one of the ... More >>
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" -- pumping massive amounts of water mixed with toxic chemicals into tight formations to extract oil and gas -- remains a sore subject among environmentalists, neighbors of drilling rigs and some lawmakers, even as energy industry boosters insist it's safe. ... More >>
A chronic whine from oil and gas interests has to do with the glacial, foot-dragging pace of government. But a presidential commission report on the British Petroleum offshore well explosion that killed eleven people blasts the now-extinct Minerals Management Service for moving too quickly to ... More >>
"Gasland" fire water.While Colorado officials fret over whether drilling regulations are too tough, this month Wyoming will become the first state to require energy companies to disclose what's in the mysterious, highly toxic fluids they pump into the ground to extract oil and gas. Yes, that' ... More >>
We hope you've already eaten lunch, because you won't be hungry after this: Seems that California's Olivera Egg Farm is facing six violations for permit violations stemming from local complaints about their reported daily pumping of chicken excrement into a 16.5 acre pond near the facility. T ... More >>
Unconventional Action hopes to see the largest gathering of anarchists in American history in Denver next year.
PHAMALY shows you how to go with the flow.
As part of the Denver National Convention brouhaha in town yesterday, Howard Dean announced the convention committee’s leadership team. It’s a powerful, experienced bunch, including Leah Daughtry, Dean’s chief of staff, as the convention’s CEO. The list also includes Jenni Engebretsen as dep ... More >>
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
Deproduction has a plan to save public-access TV in Denver. Good luck.
Gary Austin's one-man Oil is no character gusher.
Theatre Night In is a pu-pu platter of Colorado stagecraft.
Gary Austin's provocative new play comes to Bas Bleu.
Agitprop rapper Immortal Technique demands to be heard.
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Students ruffle Auraria's tradition of apathy.
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