There is no trout at Trout Steak Revival's band practice, but there are five musicians and a manager full of bratwurst and salad in a backyard in East Denver. "You can only eat so much trout," banjo player Travis McNamara jokes. Fiddle player Bevin Foley hosts her band mates on Thursdays for foo ... More >>
I've kept my mouth shut on the topic of professional sports for most of my time as a writer. I don't even talk about how much I despise the majority of the culture that comes with it on Facebook (I save those complaints for Twitter). But I know I can't be the only one who suffers in silence this tim ... More >>
Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013 -- and at last, we've reached No. 1. Read it as originally published. November 19, 2013: Central City is used to making history. The Rush to the Rockies got its start in May 1859, when John Gregory made the first gold dis ... More >>
Update: PETA is still making problems for mall Santa and former Westword cover boy Bill Lee. Five days after calling him out for an incident in which his reindeer escaped from a Santa appearance in Dillon and had to be tracked down the next morning (get the details below), the animal rights organiz ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
Last week, we told you the latest in the case of Bill Lee, an Idaho Springs rancher and mall Santa whose animals were seized in a cruelty investigation. Lee has agreed to plead guilty to one count of animal cruelty and has been granted a two-year deferred judgment -- meaning that if he complies with ... More >>
Bill Lee, the Idaho Springs rancher and mall Santa charged with 32 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, has agreed to plead guilty to one of those counts. He's been granted a two-year deferred judgment, meaning that if he complies with a set of conditions for two years, he won't be convicted of any ... More >>
Mall Santa Bill Lee has gotten sixteen more of his seized animals back. That number doesn't include any reindeer, though. Not yet. As we explained in our cover story, "Santa is Grounded," Clear Creek County animal-control officers seized about one hundred of Lee's animals last year and slapped him ... More >>
When LeeAnna Jonas saw her first apparition during a fifth-grade basement seance, she was immediately hooked on the paranormal. Jonas has come a long way since then: She founded her own all-female ghost-hunting team, the Spirit Realm Investigative Project, which has been featured on the Travel Chann ... More >>
For those not already in the know, allow us to introduce you to Fuck Yeah Colorado!, a tumblr site that celebrates Our Fair State's beauty and quirks with equal enthusiasm. Look below to count down ten shots that prompted us to declare, "Fuck Yeah Colorado!"
SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 1 @ VAIL VALLEY | 3/2/12It took about four bone-chilling minutes, starting at the opening of gates, to remind me of the frigid misery I signed up for again this year. Did I learn my lesson from last year in regard to snow boots, multiple layers, cash, and festival planni ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting that the Interstate 70 pace car program was suspended Sunday in lieu of a review by the Colorado Department of Transportation. But while that's true in a technical sense, it's also a bit misleading. The CDOT program has only been officially shelved for this next wee ... More >>
Breckenridge is known as one of the most pot-friendly cities in the pot-friendly state of Colorado. But that doesn't mean opening up a medical marijuana dispensary in town is cheap. Licensing costs there could potentially be more than double the amount charged in Denver, which critics often ... More >>
Marcus Worgull will spin his first Denver set this weekend.We sincerely hope you got in some recovery time and beauty sleep last weekend and this week, because this weekend's Dance Card is out-of-control. Between the Electric Daisy Carnival, Inception and the first Full Moon Gathering of the ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Fifteen years ago, Old Chicago was the place to go in Denver if you wanted to try unusual beers. Known for its World Beer Tour, the restaurant -- a part of what is now the Colorado-based Rock Bottom empire -- offered unusual and international brews. And while the craft-beer scene hadn't real ... More >>
There are plenty of dinners and tastings for oenophiles this week -- plus some beer and St. Germain action thrown in for good measure. Here's a taste of what's to come: Monday, July 26: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, winemak ... More >>
A few months ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society suggested that the only way to save the iconic American bison is to eat it. While that may sound strange, the organization pointed out that the only reason there are 500,000 buffalo now living in the United States -- and perhaps the only reason ran ... More >>
What with all the back-and-forth about Irish bars and pubs and places to drink and places to eat over the past few days, I figured I'd devote this week's edition of the List to the quest for the ideal pint o' plain. Guinness. Not my drink, necessarily (I'm a Harp man), but important to so man ... More >>
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
When I wrote about I-70 a year ago, the story started in 1988, when the state first began planning how it was going to tackle congestion in the mountain corridor. Twenty years and at least $30 million in studies later, a decision on a solution that everybody can live with may finally be at hand.
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
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