The best intentions went very awry at the triangular slice of land between Broadway, Park Avenue West and Lawrence Street. The city transformed the space into what was supposed to be an urban oasis and officially named it Edward J. "Eddie" Maestas Park in November 2006, in honor of the man who'd bee ... More >>
With a newly revised script and lyrics by Dick Scanlan, it's been smooth sailing for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which continues Denver Center Theatre Company run until October 26 Westword spoke with Scanlan just before the show premiered last week, and he talked about how The Unsinkable Molly Brown ... More >>
For the updated version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will kick off the new Denver Center Theatre Company season this fall, the DCTC has cast Beth Malone, an unsinkable Colorado native, in the starring role. Malone began her career as a teenager playing roles at the Country Dinner Playhouse a ... More >>
The prospect of recreational marijuana sales has produced a lot of political naysaying in the past month or so. On June 19, we counted 24 cities that had prohibited retail pot shops. Now, five weeks later, the Denver Post reports that the number has more than doubled, to 56 cities having voted for b ... More >>
We've been digging into our state's movie history via posts like the best movies filmed in Colorado, the most awesomely cheesy Colorado movies, the biggest movie misses filmed in Colorado and ten hit movies filmed in Colorado. But after compiling our list of memorable movies set in Colorado but not ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
Last week, we shared our collection of the ten best "Colorado" movie posters -- flicks that actually featured the state's name in the title. Now, we're branching out, with a gallery made up of posters from films that mention Colorado cities. Predictably, the majority name-check Denver, but there are ... More >>
The McNichols Building, which will be launched this morning as a cultural and event space, got its start as a Carnegie Library -- the biggest one in Colorado. But it was far from the only one. Over two decades at the turn of the last century, the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded almost $750, ... 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.
It may have felt like summer for the past few months, but now it's official. The season of ice cream trucks and bike riding has begun, and to celebrate, we have plenty of events, ten in fact, that you can participate in for less than $10 -- so that you'll still have a few extra bucks in your pocket ... More >>
We've now officially entered summer -- and while every season is a great one to enjoy Colorado, the warm weather is the perfect excuse to hit the trail. With that in mind, we've collected this list of the best Colorado hikes, with picks close to town or a drive away culled from our Best of Denver ar ... More >>
The massive High Park fire has forced the annual Ride the Rockies bike tour to alter the path to its final destination. The bike tour will still end at at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins as planned, but officials announced this morning that the cyclists will have to take a different route to g ... More >>
There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
This stuff flies! Kick Butt Buffalo Jerky from Climax Jerky.We've always been pretty cranky about the lack of Colorado-centric food items at Denver International Airport -- especially Colorado-centric food items that visitors can take back home as souvenirs from this state. But that will soon ... More >>
Hammond's July candy caneWe've carped plenty about the lack of Colorado-created items at Denver International Airport, and a new program will not only introduce a few state-specific retail outlets, but will also be hiring some Coloradans to work at them at a job fair today. Over the next two ... More >>
Jihad Jamie.Janet Napolitano is in town today for the National Fusion Center Conference, a meeting of the country's joint intelligence centers. Not included in that local fusion lineup are some of our homegrown terrorism experts, including John Elway, who narrated "8 Signs of Terrorism," a fi ... More >>
Paulin Ramirez.Last April, Leadville's Jamie Paulin Ramirez was accused of providing material support to terrorists. Nearly a year later, she's followed in the footsteps of her co-defendant, Colleen LaRose, and pleaded guilty. Look below to read a U.S. Attorney's Office release, as well as t ... More >>
Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest, and his resume of adventurous accomplishments also includes such feats as finishing the Leadville 100 on a tandem bike. Oh, and also: He's blind. Tonight at 6 p.m., the author of Touch the Top of the World and The Adversit ... More >>
Larimer CountyWhere's the latex mask?Colorado's reputation as a breeding ground for gun-toting xenophobes and religious fanatics got a nice boost today when a Greeley man -- armed with a pistol, a forty-inch sword and some hashish -- was detained in northern Pakistan after he tried to cross o ... More >>
Score!We clicked on these Denver blogs. Maybe you should, too. Ian Henson at Bronco Talk thinks Brandon Marshall may have chosen to get married in Denver because "subconsciously he feels that he's not going anywhere." Well, he did put a ring on it... Over at 5280, Michael de Yoanna wonders ... More >>
Courtesy Colorado Ski Country USASki Cooper has a decent mix of terrain. But experts may be a little dissapointed by the lack of steepness. Forget the traffic on I-70 and the hours-long liftlines at Keystone. Head out for a long weekend this winter to poach the secret stashes at Colorado's small- ... More >>
DanielKAfter four albums, extensive touring and a decade together, Zebra Junction, who just took home honors at this year's Westword Music Showcase awards, will be playing its last show tonight in Golden at Parfet Park. Although the members intend to continue to collaborate and record music with ... More >>
I saw this bumper sticker affixed to a light pole outside a brewery in a little mountain town last week, but the brewery wasn't Rosie's Brewpub and the town wasn't Leadville. Instead, someone had decided to celebrate Rosie's, which closed May 30, just a few feet from the front door of Amicas in Sal ... More >>
www.rosiesbrewpub.comRosemary and Gary YonocskoColorado's highest-altitude brewery, Rosie's Brewpub in Leadville, has served its last pint as of May 30, according to its website. "Unfortunately with the economy, we here at Rosie's Brewpub must close our doors. This past winter has impacted us in th ... More >>
Grrrrrr. A couple of recent coyote-related incidents (read about them here and here) have kept the yipping varmints in the local news -- when newspapers and TV stations haven't been reporting about the travels of a certain lovesick wolf, that is. When the hell did Colorado media turn into the Disco ... More >>
Even those public-radio fans who financially support their favorite stations tend to despise fundraisers that eat into regularly scheduled programming -- particularly the ones that stretch out for the better part of a week, if not longer, as is usually the case at Colorado Public Radio, which is cur ... More >>
KUNC comes up with a listener-friendly fundraising method. There are few things more depressing for public-radio fans than tuning in a station and hearing a fundraising pitch, as I did today when dialing to KCFR, Colorado Public Radio's news arm. After all, that probably means the rest of the week ... More >>
Keep plenty of correction tape handy. Whereas the Rocky Mountain News tends to make corrections at the drop of a hat (or the drop of an inaccurate claim that Barack Obama has dual Kenyan citizenship), the Denver Post is notoriously reluctant to fess up to an error in print. Until the August 13 iss ... More >>
Paddles and bikes go wild in Buena Vista.
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With Robert Novak now fingering Karl Rove as the source of the Valerie Plame leak, the man once called "Bush's Brain" must be itching to erase some of the recent past. And Rove knows just how easy it can be to revise history. Back when he was a young lad growing up outside of Leadville, where his ... More >>
Nothing beats a naked pigskin party for some raw excitement.
Get a jump on the crowds at Frog Rodeo
In the Suds
Colorado's legacy of contamination spreads far and wide.
Augusta Pierce Tabor Remembrance Society
Gene Kelley plugged into the lucrative pay-phone business--until someone dropped a dime on him.