A century ago this week, a long-simmering conflict between miners on strike in the southern Colorado coalfields and troops of the Colorado National Guard erupted into the deadliest labor war in American history. A raging gun battle on April 20, 1914, resulted in the destruction of the strikers' Ludl ... More >>
The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant has been out of the business of producing plutonium-triggers for atomic bombs for two decades now; after a $7 billion cleanup, it was transferred to the Department of Fish & Wildlife, which one day will reopen the property sixteen miles upwind of Denver as a wil ... More >>
Update: After a four hour hearing, Boulder District Judge Andrew McDonald reportedly denied attorney Rob Corry's request for an injunction to prevent CU-Boulder from closing its campus to visitors as a way of undermining the annual 4/20 event. As such, the CU Police plan outlined by spokesman Ryan ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. They were wearing black, and they carried coffins. This is Carolyn Bninski's strongest early memory of political activism, a lifestyle she would later take up and pursue for more th ... More >>
City Fruit is powered -- literally and figuratively -- by Kendra Vaughn. Every weekday, the young entrepreneur gets up at 5 a.m. to pack a bicycle cart full of the freshest produce she can find. Then she prepares for a day of fighting downtown traffic, dressing for battle in layers of down jackets, ... More >>
A group of local residents have just sent a letter to officials in Arvada, Broomfield, Westminster, Golden and Superior, urging them to request that the Environmental Protection Agencies and the state's health department test airborne dust in the area of Rocky Flats that could become part of ... More >>
Big pics below.Brandon Smith set out to steal an iPad shortly after the device's release, and he did. That's a relatively minor crime -- so how did he wind up being sentenced to 25 years behind bars? By pretty much shredding the finger of the iPad purchaser, and then, after the act got inter ... More >>
Only Donald Lipsky can ride this horse. And Hickenlooper.Three years ago, the original fiberglass horse from Donald Lipski's "The Yearling," who'd been keeping watch over the Denver Public Library since 1999 atop an incongruously giant red chair, stepped down. "Scout," as he'd been informally ... More >>
Rocky FlatsYes, timing is everything. Last night, opponents of a proposed nuclear power plant in Pueblo County pointed to the situation in Japan as just one reason to stop the project. And tonight, experts will talk about how nukes already resulted in plutonium contamination outside the forme ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.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: Doug Linkhart. "I want to be ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.Back in April, newly introduced iPads were in high demand -- so much so that Brandon Smith allegedly tore off the finger of customer Bill Jordan trying to steal one of the gadgets at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Smith's actions made international news due to the c ... More >>
Everyone knows that Colorado peaches are among the best in the world -- and it's harvest season! Celebrate at the Lafayette Peach Festival on Saturday. And if peaches aren't your thing, there are dozens of other options on the culinary menu this week. Here's a taste:
Philip Van Cise. In this cyber-space, Alan Prendergast has written on several occasions about the campaign to name part of Denver's new justice complex after Philip Van Cise, a gangbusting district attorney who fought corruption and the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s. Learn more by reading Prenderga ... More >>
In the battle over naming rights for Denver's new Justice Center, two clear favorites have emerged: Dale Tooley, the city's district attorney for much of the 1970s, and Philip Van Cise, the one-term DA of the 1920s who busted a sophisticated ring of con artists and took on the Ku Klux Klan. Tooley w ... More >>
The Alliance for Real Democracy splits from Re-create '68.
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
Denver Art Museum
What have Colorado’s legislators been smoking?
Keep shoveling, Mayor Hickenlooper. Maybe things will clear up.
Buildings for the future.
Protesting is the official team sport of Boulder. So what happens when a new development owns the streets?
Western Art Gallery on the fifth floor of the Denver Central Library
The greater Civic Center has delivered a one-two punch to the mayor's ambitions.
From the week of November 2, 2006
Now showing, Steven Holl -- for one night.
Maria Cole is building for the future.
Upcoming changes in and around the Civic Center are being overseen by clowns.
It's business as usual for the Civic Center, Denver's premier urban space.
Along Arapahoe Street
Concerns about the Justice Center and the Civic Center, plus a Bronx cheer for Rick Ashton.
Utah Phillips has a tale for every town -- Denver included.
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs
A sculpture garden enriches Golden, but Bell Park may take its toll on Denver.
Pick a Card
Is building a jail as an extension of Denver's Civic Center really the right thing to do?
Swallow Hill fest highlights pickin' and grinnin'
A tale of two Arnolds
The Independence Institute got a jolt from its Italian leaders.
How confusion and chaos led to a reporter's arrest -- and a First Amendment court test.
Ozomatli hopes its cross-cultural music spurs a revolution -- and makes you want to dance.