Update: Earlier today, we told you about the arrest of Samuel Maldonado-Tapia for allegedly starting a fire in a Broomfield Walmart; see our original coverage below. We noted in that post that we'd reached out to the Broomfield Police Department for more information, and the BPD has just responded w ... More >>
Labor Day weekend packed a peck of pickled parties, but for the holiday outing's best costumes, look no further than Saturday's 1950s Tiki-Exotica Ball. Held at the Millenium Harvest House in Boulder, the event featured historic fashion, Polynesian pageantry and vintage music for a night dedicated t ... More >>
Young Cherry Creek restaurant Phat Thai offered a strong start to Labor Day weekend. Upper-body strong, that is. Organizers channeled muscle and mettle with a female arm-wrestling competition that featured members of the Denver Derby Dolls and the public pushing up their sleeves and pitching in to r ... More >>
Since etiquette of yore prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day, be sure to wear all of your white attire on this three-day weekend. And there will be plenty of places to display your duds, from food-truck pool parties to tiny art shows, vintage auto exhibits to free film screenings. The best ... More >>
Striking out is a lot less painful when you have a green chile breakfast burrito and bloody Mary by your side. At least, that's the thinking behind the "Breakfast-n-Bowl" special at Crown Lanes Bowling Center and Sports Bar, a good option for those still laboring to find Labor Day fun.
Some people watch for turning leaves or dropping temperatures as a sign that fall is coming. We watch for the first tent to appear outside of the Sports Castle in anticipation of Sniagrab, the giant Labor Day sale that Sports Authority continued when it took over this flagship of the Gart's empire - ... More >>
Three Denver blog posts to see you through to Monday. Now that wildfires in Colorado are dying down, those who lost their homes can see how a Fourmile Canyon fire (Labor Day 2010) victim is nearing completion of her new home. After dropping three of four by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies hea ... More >>
In 1962, husband and wife Frank and Barbara Finn purchased the old Bluebird Lodge and its dining hall, nestled in the mining town of Gold Hill (ten miles west of Boulder, up Sunshine Canyon). The couple turned the almost-century-old spot -- now known collectively as the Gold Hill Inn -- into a gourm ... More >>
Michael Atkinson's thoughtful review of In Darkness brought up tough, but important, memories.
Something's been bugging the hell out of us lately. We can't understand why, come the first frost, people suddenly become allergic to drinking white wines. While you might think it horribly uncool to wear white after Labor Day, there is absolutely zero reason to stop drinking white wines once the da ... More >>
Update (9/29/11): A few commenters on this week's cover story, "Phish Story," alerted us to another video of the incident that has surfaced. This one, which was posted on YouTube today, evidently, is shot from yet another angle, and the footage appears to be from sometime between the subsequent elev ... More >>
Don't be ashamed of your mimosa intake.Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to really buckle in and start preparing for the big family holidays. Or, it's just time to leave on the cheap for a little while because you blew all your cash this summer on mid-afternoon mimosas in the su ... More >>
If, like us, you spent some of your Labor Day weekend trying on winter gear in stifling heat at the Ski Rex and Sniagrab sales, here's a quick reminder that the day after Labor Day is a great time to buy summer gear. Gotta love living in topsy-turvy Colorado, right? We perused some local offe ... More >>
Vegetarian fare plays an important role in Lebanese cuisine, and Golden's Ali Baba Grill is testament to the fact that you can get delicious (meat-free!) international cuisine as far west as the foothills. There doesn't seem to be a down-time for this eatery; when we stopped by on Labor Day ... More >>
Tupac gets into other people's pools, tooDenver's public pools have been closed for almost a month already, and if you don't wanna fork over the cash for one last hurrah at Water World, what do you do? Baby pools in the yard suck, and chances are, if you have your own actual pool in your yard ... More >>
What are you doing this weekend? Duh, partying like it's the end of summer, because, well, it is! It's also Labor Day weekend, and so hopefully you'll have nothing to do on Monday except recover from said partying. To that end, we've got the drop on a slew of events that are going down this S ... More >>
You hear that sound? It's the sound of summer whistling its way out the door. Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and that means that even if we're still able to sit on patios next week, the moment when we're going to have to bundle up and brace for winter is any day. Don't let it go out with a wh ... More >>
Ray J as host.You know that scene in "Serial Mom" when Kathleen Turner's character beats the juror to death with a phone receiver because she's wearing white shoes after labor day? Well, things are luckily not that dramatic at Sunday's Labor Day Annual White Party thrown by 3Deep Productions ... More >>
What?!? But it's only August, right? Sure, it's August now, but school starts this week, and before you know it, it will be Labor Day weekend, and Sniagrab will kick off at Sports Authority. Then football will be here, along with a chill in the air as our tomato plants die. Halloween candy wi ... More >>
Mark your calendar: On Labor Day weekend, 8Ball & MJG, the legendary Tennessee 'hood rap aficionados, are set rock Casselmans on Sunday, September 4, with cast of locals that includes Fresh Breath Committee, Young Doe, Rockie, Hynpautic, King Teff and Johnny Rocket.
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, Phish is closing out its tour at Dick's on Labor Day weekend, Roger Daltrey is performing the Who's Tommy at 1STBANK in October, Return to Forever is returning the Paramount and Sugarland is stopping by Comfort Dental with Sara B ... More >>
Phish heads are undoubtedly doing the dance of joy right now. Long rumored, the Colorado dates were confirmed this morning by the legendary jam purveyors, who gave word that they'll be wrapping up their summer tour over Labor Day weekend (September 2-4) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
This fall, Carlos Santana and George Lopez are hitting the road together on a tour they've dubbed Divine Rascals. Co-headliners, the pair will have them each offering up sets doing what they do does best; the former will be playing the hell out of the guitar, while the latter gets his funny o ... More >>
Shops at Northfield.On a Labor Day detour from DIA, I spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield. It was a much more successful mission than my first attempt to reach this area, when I exited I-70 on what I thought was the right access road -- and wound up stuck in a hideous t ... More >>
For some of us, Labor Day weekend was positively electric -- especially those who attended the Electric Avenue Music & Arts Festival. Westword photog Eric Gruneisen captured all the high-voltage action. Check out his shots, plus lotsa photos of Sleep at the Gothic Theatre and Vampire Weekend ... More >>
Labor Day weekend offered us plenty of opportunities to say goodbye to summer by gorging on what our state's restaurants do best. And to celebrate, we headed to Gourmet on the Gore, a two-day food festival in Vail that offered tastes from several local restaurants, paired with cold beers and ... More >>
Ah, Labor Day weekend: Time for us to chill and do nothing like it's our job. Our musician friends, however, well, they'll be putting the "labor" in Labor Day. To that end, there's a ridiculous number of options if you're looking to do something compelling and music related, and we've writt ... More >>
It's Labor Day weekend, and with a little luck, we'll be spending it stuffing our faces, celebrating the end of summer by getting fat, drunk and happy. This weekend also coincides with a Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park, a four-day event at which fifty restaurants will dole out grub to ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Noble Swine Supper ClubInfinite Monkey Theorem roséNow that Memorial Day has come and gone, some people might say that summer has officially started. Others might insist that It's now officially, unrepentantly, rosé drinking season. A few weeks ago I threw down the 201 ... More >>
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