Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>
Should Denver make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics? Yesterday, a panel of local experts and planners tasked with exploring the possibility yesterday gave state and city officials an overwhelming "yes" recommendation. And fortunately, a majority of folks across the state don't know about 1976. Do ... More >>
No, it's not a surprise that Joe Sakic has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Seldom has a player in any major sport been more deserving from the standpoint of talent, skill and the way he played the game. Man, could the Avalanche use him now -- and forever. He's one of the true icons in Color ... More >>
If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What an incredible week it was for Denver sports! Good thing it's chilly now too, because it get really hot wearing my Sakic jersey on ... More >>
Another day, another rundown of what's happening on local blogs. Mile High Hockey has a cool salute to Joe Sakic in advance of tonight's Avs opener. From Colorado Independent's Joseph Boven: A new certificate program will give community college students an opportunity to enter the New Ener ... More >>
Joe Sakic. Shortly after word broke yesterday about the impending retirement of the Colorado Avalanche's Joe Sakic, Brian Engblom, a hockey vet, Versus TV commentator and onetime mullet king, appeared on Mile High Sports Radio/1510 AM to discuss Super Joe's legacy. During the chat, hosts Joel Klatt ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche ended their 2008-2009 season in appropriate fashion, winding up on the short end of a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues -- and a sidebar about the game by Denver Post hockey scribe Adrian Dater is freighted with symbolism about the future. Joe Sakic, the heartbeat of the Avs thr ... More >>
Ten Denver sports moments we'll remember (sometimes against our wishes) from 2008.10. The Birdman flies back into DenverReserve center and reformed party addict Chris "The Birdman" Anderson re-joined the Nuggets this year after a two-year suspension for an unspecified violation (cocaine). He's not t ... More >>
As soon as I heard that Joe Sakic had broken three fingers in a freak snowblower accident, I immediately flashed on all the other bizarre injuries suffered by Colorado athletes in recent years -- and I wasn't alone. The Rocky Mountain News' Dave Krieger -- who made our list of marquee talents the De ... More >>
And you thought you'd finished all your assigned reading... Today in Backbeat Online: • Dave Herrera confesses his musical addiction to Friday Night Lights. • Mile High Makeout: Alone again or. • Rap-Up: A Ground Zero Movement reunion? • Memorialize Monolith on the cheap. Today in Cafe Soc ... More >>
Three strikes and Colorado's out.
Yet again the little-dog yapping of the Minnesota Mild has gone for naught. As we discussed yesterday, the would-be Hanson Brothers of the Great White North -- Derek Boogaard, Chris Simon and Todd Fedoruk -- were itching for a fight last night. Instead, the Bruised Brothers got a big, bad dose of Ir ... More >>
With the Rockies in the World Series (it still feels weird to type that) and the Broncos two last second field goals from 0-5, Denver’s sports hierarchy is in disarray. But lost somewhere between the praise and the panic are the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets, the two teams usually on t ... More >>
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No parking zone
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