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Labor Day

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Ten unusual places to stay in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, which is why those in the know hit the road early and often, from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- and even later if they can. There are plenty of campgrounds, RV sites, motels, condos and luxury resorts to choose from, but it's hard to top the character or quirkyness of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The ten best summer music festivals in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>

  • Film

    January 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Heat is on for drivers under the influence -- whether of alcohol or pot

    Before the ball drops tonight, the cops could get a drop on you: Once again, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol have teamed up with 76 law-enforcement agencies throughout Colorado to increase DUI enforcement through Thursday, January 2. During last year's New Yea ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Photos: Starz Denver Film Festival opening night and a corn-porny Labor Day

    This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Alcohol versus pot DUIs: How do they compare?

    Last week's feature on Jenny Kush, a cannabis activist killed by a drunk driver, brought to light just one of the 1,342 impaired-driving arrests in Colorado made over a nineteen-day period around Labor Day weekend. Figuring out how many people are caught driving stoned is especially important here, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Talking urinal cakes' safety message relieving bar-goers or pissing them off?

    During the "Heat is On" Labor Day enforcement period, the Colorado Department of Transportation reports 1,342 DUI arrests and nine fatalities thought to be alcohol-related. These numbers represent a reduction from last year -- and a CDOT spokeswoman thinks one factor might be "interactive urinal co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    1,342 DUI busts in Labor Day enforcement period, nine alcohol-related deaths

    During the Labor Day enforcement period related to the Colorado Department of Transportation's "Heat is On" campaign, law enforcers arrested a staggering 1,342 people for impaired driving. Surprisingly, this figure represents a slight improvement over similar stretches in 2011 and 2012. But another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Did Dem leader call self-defense "absurd," and if so, why doesn't the media care?

    Denver blog posts used the Labor Day weekend as a way to get ready for more labor. Colorado Peak Politics wants to know why the media hasn't made more of House Minority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst's quotes that appear to call the act of self-defense "absurd." Colorado Pols wants to know if Mike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Phish at Dick's, Labor Day Weekend, night three, 9/1/13 (photos, review, setlist)

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 9/1/13 One of the best things about Phish playing Dick's around Labor Day is that you get to see our sunset. A good, juicy, late summer Colorado sunset pre-show, and then you get two whole sets of Kuroda's light show like it's an indoor Fall show. This year's clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2013

    Phish at Dick's, Labor Day Weekend, night one, 8/31/13 (photos, review, setlist)

    By Leslie Simon PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/31/13 The night started with a familiar sight in the Denver skies last night over the Phish show at Dick's Sporting Goods Park -- the airplane that local grow supply store chain Way to Grow usually has flying overhead at concerts with its "Grow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (8 free!) in Denver this weekend, August 30-September 2

    There's plenty to do this three-day weekend that won't have you spending all those hard-earned dollars. Celebrate Labor Day with a poolside concert and comedy show, jello wrestling, free yoga and lots more. See the Westword calendar for a full roster of Labor Day happenings, and share more cheap fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Mad about minimum wage? A reader wishes there was this much outrage over CEO pay

    Fast-food workers struck around the globe yesterday, including at two Denver-area McDonald's locations, demanding an increase in the minimum wage -- to $15 an hour in this country. Do fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour? With Labor Day looming, more than a hundred readers weighed in on that quest ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013
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    July 23, 2013

    Photos: Construction alerts on Colorado highways this summer and beyond

    We've all experienced the excitement of hitting the road for a much-deserved trip into the high country, followed swiftly by the disappointment of getting stuck in a traffic jam as a result of endless construction delays. To help drivers avoid such nightmares, the Colorado Department of Transportati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Ten ways to get wet this summer

    Sure, Colorado is landlocked -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend your summer high and dry in the sweltering, 90-plus degree heat. We don't have an ocean, but there are rivers, reservoirs, pools, water parks and many more places where you can immerse yourself this summer. So dig out that Spee ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Samuel Maldonado-Tapia busted for starting fire at Walmart, holding child at knifepoint

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Twenty best costumes from the 1950s Tiki-Exotica Ball

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Sniagrab campers finally show up: Screw you, urban camping ban!

    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 >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Fourmile Canyon fire victim finally has new house

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Three reasons to embrace drinking white wines -- even during winter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Phish Story: View the parking lot fight from another angle (video)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Top 5 post-Labor Day summer gear sales

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Clubs: Sunday's Labor Day party rundown

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Go celebrate the end of boat season with a boat drink

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    How to survive this year's annual White Party at Club Beta

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    8Ball & MJG at Casselmans Labor Day weekend

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Phish to close out tour in Colorado with three dates at Dick's on Labor Day weekend

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Carlos Santana and George Lopez bring their Divine Rascals tour to Denver

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Shops at Northfield: Stimulus Act stimulates the Central Park Boulevard Interchange

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Labor Day weekend photos gone wild: Electric Avenue Music & Arts fest and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    While we chill, musicians put the "labor" in Labor Day this weekend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Win $50 worth of free food and drinks to blow at the Taste of Colorado

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Think pink, part deux: Five fantastic rosés to sip this summer

    Photo courtesy of Noble Swine Supper ClubInfinite Monkey Theorem rosé​Now 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Plains Speaking

    Discover the other Colorado.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Vacancy rate sky high at Castle Rock outlet stores

    The Outlets at Castle Rock. Hadn't been to the Outlets at Castle Rock for quite a while -- and my visit on Labor Day offered an indication of just how vibrant (or not) the retail economy is in these parts right now. I'd estimate that approximately a third of the spaces in the sprawling complex are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Coyotes getting bolder in ‘burbs

    Guess who's coming to dinner? We were enjoying a Labor Day weekend grilling of fresh salmon with Palisade peach salsa on the wraparound deck of a friend’s house in Centennial, just a few blocks from the retail mecca of Orchard and University. Suddenly, from the wooded ditch behind the house came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Taste the rip-off at A Taste of Colorado

    That'll be nine dollars, please. Is it just me, or did prices go way up at A Taste of Colorado? The outdoor eatin’ extravaganza just held its 25th anniversary of offering Denver’s regular festival-goers a greater array of food options than turkey legs and corn dogs. But after checking it out ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    In a Twist

    Panties at the Bar features girls, beer and rock and roll.

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006

    The Back Way

    Our Journey uncovers Colorado's prairie treasures.

  • Dining

    September 16, 2004

    Bite Me

    Seasons Greetings

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Raspberry Daiquiri

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

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