Update: The two victims of the Black Forest fire, which sparked to life on June 11, have been ID'd as Marc Allen Herklotz, 52, and Robin Lauran Herklotz, fifty, married residents of Black Forest. The laborious identification process speaks to the horrific force of nature that took their lives. In t ... 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 >>
Endless runners -- if you've played Temple Run or Jetpack Joyride, you know the routine: Collect coins, jump over stuff, die, rinse and repeat. Jones on Fire, made by Denver-based developer Glass Bottom Games for iOS and Android, is a little different. Its low-fi graphics and little blocky kittens ... More >>
I didn't have particularly soaring aspirations as a child. I wanted to be a fashion designer or a hair stylist -- it was the '80s, and those careers seemed very glamorous at the time. But I couldn't draw for shit and when I graduated high school at seventeen, my mom refused to let me go to hair scho ... More >>
Running two nights only -- tonight and tomorrow at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts -- A Journey of the Human Spirit is an incredible three-part look at life before, during and after the Holocaust. Based on composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien's fifty-minute opera The Emperor o ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>
You know that awful feeling when you approach the spot where you parked your bike only to find that some or all of it has been stolen? Well, a new smartphone app -- whose makers are now looking to tap into the Denver market -- is designed to give victims of bike theft a glimmer of hope at a time whe ... More >>
The statistics are heartbreaking. In five Denver neighborhoods -- Baker, Westwood, Whittier, Villa Park and Valverde -- residents are several times more likely to experience cardiac arrests than anywhere else in the city. Worse, locals who had heart attacks in three of the five communities during t ... More >>
Videos below.Update: Finally, the Crystal fire in Larimer County is just about spent. According to the most recent feds' latest report, the containment level is at 95 percent, with some crews moving on and those that remain concentrating on mop-up. More good news: the number of homes destroy ... More >>
Evert BrownHungry? Why wait? Grab an edible book.April is here, which means we've got weird weather that causes us to question what on earth we should be wearing at any given point. We blame April specifically for the jeans/flip-flops phenomenon that ruins our mental state on a yearly basis. ... More >>
RiNo's relatively new Second Saturday phenomenon continues to gather steam tomorrow, with gallery open houses and openings at Wazee Union/Walnut Workshop, Plinth Gallery, DesignHaus Denver, Crema Coffee House, Ice Cube Gallery, Pattern Shop Studio and the Laura Moretz Studio at Taxi. Depend ... More >>
We've made lotsa sport of Niwot-based Crocs, from a 2005 feature that included savage reviews by fashionistas to reports of what Alan Prendergast described as the "brightly hued, comfy-ugly clown shoes" being escalator unfriendly. So our first thought after hearing the company is donating 100 ... More >>
Videos below.Update: Wow, that was fast. Almost as quickly as the Burning Tree fire near Franktown flared up, crews supplemented by aircraft borrowed from the Indian Gulch fire in the Golden area have knocked it down. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, containment currently sta ... More >>
For a photo of the installation, see the Denver Post storyWithin just a few hours of the time local artist Talia Kauk installed 1,000 paper cranes outside the Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum yesterday, without permission, security came out, snipped them down and tossed them in the ... More >>
Michael Forrester.With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Michael Forrester. "I do ... More >>
Noodles & Company fundraiser benefits Boulder area fire departmentsThe Fourmile Canyon fire inspired Boulder's restaurant community to rally in support of those affected by the blaze, feeding firefighters and evacuated homeowners for free and throwing impromptu benefits to support organizatio ... More >>
Pointing out the blaze.A short time ago, we shared videos of the Fourmile Canyon fire in Boulder, which continues to belch smoke all over the metro area. Now, thanks to Boulder County public information officer Mike Banuelos, we've got a number of updates, most having to do with numbers -- o ... More >>
Glenn Porzak.CU-Boulder's distinguished alumni list includes the likes of politicians Hank Brown and Ralph Carr, sportscaster Chris Fowler, South Park co-creator Trey Parker and attorney Glenn Porzak, whose entry notes that he "led the first American team to climb two peaks over 26,000 feet o ... More >>
Liberty Ledezma with two friends in an image from 9News' coverage.Update, 4:16 p.m., March 30: The Thornton Police Department has now formally identified Liberty Ledezma as the victim in the Star Point condo complex fire. See the TPD release after the original item, published on March 29. Au ... More >>
Rock n' Roll Arby's in calmer times. See more Showcase photos at westword.com/slideshow. Arby's, 6:30 p.m. The most insane, out-of-control venue at the Westword Music Showcase? No, it wasn't Broadway's with the metal bands or The Garage for the punkers. It was at the fucking Arby's. Never before ... More >>
John Hickenlooper would give you the flag off his back.
Verne Carlson hunts tornadoes.
Real riders slide in Soup d'Jour.
Denver’s art community throws a love-in for Lauri Lynnxe Murphy.
The end is coming. Are you ready?
Katrina and the Waves experience an unexpected surge in popularity.
From the week of October 6, 2005
Charity began at home. This home.
From the week of September 22, 2005
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
Catch Ah-nold before his "Hasta la vista, baby" era.
Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted offers a timely, if timid, lesson.
All Politics Is Loco
March 20, 2003
High on Highland
Pauline and Paulette, about a neglected retarded woman, is hard to ignore.
From the week of February 14, 2002
Eat, drink and be wary.
From the week of January 10,2002
These refugees lost their homes and families in southern Sudan. But in Denver, they're finding a future.
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles.
The College Music Journal threatens to implode following the disaster at the World Trade Center.
Veterans of too many wars, a group of gung-ho relief workers revisits the scenes of forgotten conflicts -- with healing in mind.
The nursing home industry is earning healthy profits. But its clients may be paying the price.
BORN TO AIDS-INFECTED DRUG USERS, THESE WERE THE BABIES NOBODY WANTED. EXCEPT MEGAN ROSS.