Between June 1 and July 1, the State of Colorado has issued six new retail-marijuana licenses, three of them in municipalities that (until now) were strangers to recreational pot. Moffat, Edwards and Manitou Springs will all be offering recreational marijuana in the near future -- or sooner. See a ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that officially bans greyhound racing in Colorado. At one time, greyhound racing was a $250 million enterprise here, as fans thrilled to the cry of "Here comes Rusty!" as the dogs took off after a fake bunny. But the sport hasn't actually been practice ... More >>
Yesterday marked the deadline for Colorado's 271 cities and towns and 64 counties to decide whether they want to ban recreational cannabis businesses and sales -- and it is starting to look like Denver will be ganja ground zero. Already, four of the ten largest cities in Colorado (Colorado Springs, ... More >>
Benjamin Dallas has been an artist for most of his life -- working in what he calls the "dirty modern impressionistic" vein, to be exact. He loves the gratification he gets from using heavy paint knifes to produce landscapes -- and from watching people take in his work. One Western-themed series of ... More >>
The profile picture on Jacob Vanderbeek's Facebook page portrays a goofy young man with an obvious sense of humor -- and there's a certain cheek about his actions of July 14 as described by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Too bad they led to a high-speed car chase that ended with his death.
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, aka Jihad Jamie, put Leadville in the national spotlight a couple of years back when she was arrested as part of a terror plot. Also gaining unwanted attention: Christine and George Mott, her mother and stepfather, who later wound up with custody of Jamie's then-six-year-old so ... More >>
What's Phat Daddyz Super Baked Pop? A surprising little frosting-coated brownie on a stick. I had no intention of reviewing this treat or even buying it. But it has gone in the books as one of the more potent edibles I've reviewed so far. Plus, it's got one of the best logos to date (granted ... More >>
Breckenridge is known as one of the most pot-friendly cities in the pot-friendly state of Colorado. But that doesn't mean opening up a medical marijuana dispensary in town is cheap. Licensing costs there could potentially be more than double the amount charged in Denver, which critics often ... More >>
Despite rumors that state licenses wouldn't be issued until next year at the earliest, several medical marijuana clinic owners in the mountains say they have reached the final stages of the application process and are within weeks of getting the final okay from the Medical Marijuana Enforceme ... More >>
This weekend we found five of the world's gnarliest endurance events, all going down right here in Colorado. This is what you've been training for all summer, right? It's all downhill from here! First up is the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro at Winter Park, a three-day, five-stage mountain bike ... More >>
Get the lead out! Will he? Won't he? As of this writing Lance Armstrong hadn't yet tweeted his intention to compete in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race on Saturday (he pre-qualified by winning the Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey on July 31), but one of the gnarliest events in Colorado will b ... More >>
Photo by Alex Fenlon, fenlonphoto.com, courtesy Crested Butte Mountain ResortLance Armstrong wins the Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey, qualifies for the 2011 Leadville 100Look out, Leadville 100 competitors: Lance Armstrong is coming for you again after winning yesterday's Crested Butte Alpine O ... More >>
What is it about a full moon in February that brings out the freeze-your-ass-off fanatics? If you're looking to wolf out, this is your weekend:
A Flickr photo.There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Cloudy with a chance of damnation.Evangelical pastor Pat Robinson believed God was punishing the United States for its abortion laws with Hurricane Katrina. He also said that the earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people in Haiti was the result of "a pact" that the country with the dev ... More >>
Margie in mid-flex.Leadville's Margie Ciaccio is a 47-year-old grandmother with an unusual claim to fame: She's an arm-wrestling titan with four world titles and plenty of other prizes to her credit. At last year's championships in Italy, for example, she won the left-hand competition in the ... More >>
A Flickr photoThere's a reason the no smoking symbol is so close to the shoes icon, pal.How the hell did Colorado become the go-to state for bizarre terrorism-related incidents or scares? First, there was Najibbullah Zazi, who allegedly tried to make lethal weapons from ingredients at a loca ... More >>
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez: Not exactly Leadville's pride and joy.Jamie Paulin-Ramirez of Leadville may already have earned her own Kenny Be spotlight comic. But until today, she hadn't been formally charged with wrongdoing in relation to an alleged terrorist plot to slay a Swedish cartoonist. Now ... More >>
Since her compelling story touches on all of America's hot-button issues, from giving birth to an illegal immigrant's son to on-line Al-Qaeda chats, Terrorist Mom could really be an economic boon to this tiny mountain town... Inspired by Jihad Jamie Paulin-Ramirez's love of wearing Islamic d ... More >>
Leadville has a long, colorful history. Colorful enough even without the latest colorful chapter: the much-publicized arrest in Ireland of Leadville-come-lately resident Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old blond, single mom whose own mother -- also a recent addition to the Leadville lineup -- ... More >>
Elizabeth Welch (Citrine), Reyna Von Vett (Madame Reyna), Melinda Smart (Sapphire) and Michelle Sergeeff (Amethyst) star in Leadville or Bust. Photo by Kellie Coughlin. I wasn't prepared to be enchanted by Leadville or Bust, which runs at the Crossroads Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday nights thro ... More >>
Leadville or Bust! is a romp through an old-fashioned dance hall.
Tony Krupicka takes his sport to new extremes.
Leadville's ski-joring competitions and the Crystal Carnival return.
In "Leadville 'Disaster' Declaration Releases Cascade of Dissent," published by the Rocky Mountain News on February 25, staffer Todd Hartman reports that a recent announcement about the dangers of toxic water collected in a closed mine tunnel near Leadville was a carefully orchestrated affair conduc ... More >>
Head to Leadville for a week of LeadSled.
Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival : -- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event. The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up o ... More >>
The Ballad of Baby Doe brings an American era to life.
The ash holes on Governor Owens's team.
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Before there was Kobe Bryant, there was Kobe, Colorado. Guess which one disappeared.
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Tandem Club of Colorado
Mineral Belt Trail
The Leadville 100 is more a test of endurance than a test of athleticism.
Senator Ken Chlouber
The curative effect of the New Wizard Oil Combination.