Jackson Hole

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule 1909: Wyoming is full of "coke heads"

    Over the years, Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule has focused on the state's colorful history with herb. But what about our neighboring states? Yes, we know that Coloradans are getting profiled in states like Nebraska and Wyoming because we're all supposedly pot-heads -- and sometimes we think of our n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Backcountry Provisions becomes Backcountry Delicatessen

    Backcountry Provisions, the Steamboat Springs-based mini-chain that added a LoDo store in 2010, has changed its name to Backcountry Delicatessen. "The brand refresh represents more than a name change; it's a progression of our business which positively represents our commitment to our customers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Tantric Picasso: "That alchemy is so precious and nurturing"

    Tantric Picasso (due Thursday, February 2 at the Bluebird Theater) started in 2008 among a group of friends who met at school, which is typical enough, but in naming the band, the fivesome created a personal mythology (partly detailed below) that is somewhat embodied in the name with hints of the es ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 3, 2011
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    September 22, 2011

    Round two with Simon Purvis, exec chef of EDGE at the Four Seasons

    This is part two of my interview with Simon Purvis, executive chef of the EDGE at the Four Seasons. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Simon Purvis EDGE at the Four Seasons 1111 14th Street 303-389-3000 Favorite restaurant in America: I had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Simon Purvis, exec chef of EDGE, on love, sarcasm, smart arses and the customer he thought he murdered

    Lori Midson​This is part one of my interview with Simon Purvis, executive chef of EDGE at the Four Seasons. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. Simon Purvis EDGE at the Four Seasons 1111 14th Street 303-389-3000 Simon Purvis is siz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Summer's Ending: 8 Great Weekend Roadtrips You Need to Take Now

    National Park Service‚ÄčIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Mutton busting: Child abuse or childhood fun? The New York Times gets in on the debate

    Flickr​Is it child abuse to encourage a five-year-old to bear-hug a 150-pound sheep and instruct said five-year-old to hold on tight as the sheep busts a move? Or is it just character-building, rough-and-tumble fun? The New York Times has now waded into the controversy surrounding mutton bust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Grand Teton Brewing in West End Tavern's Satellite Tap Room

    ​At the monthly Satellite Tap Room, West End Tavern is featuring drafts from a different brewery, with reps on hand to discuss the beers. Today, Grand Teton Brewing Co. out of Jackson Hole is the featured brewery. For more info, call 303-444-3535 or visit For informa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    EDGE Restaurant & Bar to open in the Four Seasons this Fall

    ​When the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th Street, opens its doors for guests this fall, it will also give Denver a new place to eat: EDGE Restaurant & Bar. Defined by the Four Seasons as a "contemporary steakhouse," the eatery will also feature wild game and a tapas menu, as well as a long, by-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Backcountry Provisions about to provide for LoDo

    ​Backcountry Provisions is shooting to open its LoDo store on Thursday morning -- just in time for Friday's Colorado Rockies home opener. The sandwich shop/deli has moved into the former Willie Matthews Gallery space at 1617 Wazee Street -- and don't worry, says Denver store manager Chelsey M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Moving Pictures: Paper Bird on the radio

    We love Paper Bird. We love them here, we love them there, we love them live on the radio in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We didn't know we loved them live on the radio in Jackson Hole until this morning, when we caught the video embedded above. But let's face it -- it was a safe bet. Seems they were in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Giving thanks for that drunk guy on the plane

    My flight back to DIA last night from an extended Thanksgiving vacation was remarkably stress-free. I was flying United, which always makes me nervous (This is the airline, after all,  that once stranded me in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with a $15 meal voucher and a Best Western room with no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Looking for a good restaurant? You're in the ballpark...

    The Ballpark neighborhood is hot. Last week I raved about Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, at 2129 Larimer Street. And just up the street at 2233 Larimer, in the old home of Kokopelli's (and Manny's Smokehouse before that), the lower-cased twelve restaurant will open on Tuesday, November 4. The chef/owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Ritter Meets the Press

    Talk about Cool Biz! Governor Bill Ritter was apparently very, very serious when he and Denver mayor John Hickenlooper whipped off their ties last Thursday to show how sincere they are about saving energy in government buildings this summer with their Cool Biz initiative. Because when he went on Mee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    The Bill Ritter Meet the Press Transcript

    Sleep in on Sunday (or maybe go to the Warped Tour) and miss Colorado guv Bill Ritter on Meet the Press? Look below for the transcript of his conversation with moderator Tom Brokaw and Wyoming's governor, Dave Freudenthal.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Bill Ritter Meets the Press in the Post-Russert Era

    The June 29 edition of Meet the Press -- the first to be anchored by onetime NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw since he agreeing to helm the program through the presidential election following the death of longtime moderator Tim Russert -- will co-star Colorado's governor, Bill Ritter. Why? Ritter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008
  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Truman Tale

    Inside a courtroom drama playing at a theater near you.

  • News

    August 11, 2005
  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Off Limits

    Bum's Rush

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Off Limits

    Prison break

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Skip It

    Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Old Wounds and Family Scars

    An estranged father and son find something in common: their kidneys.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Oldest Living Snowpunk Tells All

    Chris Pappas takes his "hollow bravado" to the top of his profession.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Born and Razed

    Nick Mystrom has to finish building a duplex so that the state can tear it down.

  • News

    March 18, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
  • Dining

    April 16, 1998
  • News

    November 6, 1997

    The Edge

    Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Winging It

    Hype makes right at the center for the new west.