PrideFest is back, and the LGBTQ community is prepping to hit the streets where booze flows, bodies grind, rainbow flags wave and skin burns under the sun. While there are the usual liquor drenched festivities, thumping dance parties and ample opportunities to cruise, there are less debaucherous opt ... More >>
Earlier this week, we shared Mapquest's picks for the top ten Denver neighborhoods, and quite a few of our readers disagreed with the company's picks. So we looked around for other choices and found a couple of notable ones -- top-five Denver neighborhood lists put together by real-estate blog Movot ... More >>
On the day Governor John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64, he also announced the formation of a task force intended to make recommendations about the measure's implementation. Since then, some observers have complained about the task force's membership. Hence, a number of reformers are announcing to ... More >>
They're getting close! Updates to Civic Center Park have shuttered many of its features for months as crews repair work funded by $9.5 million from the Denver Better Bond Project. Surrounded by fences, the park closed to the public in March and partially re-opened in April, and now there's an end in ... More >>
Tomorrow, Occupy Denver turns six months old -- and sometimes it feels as though protest years are like dog years. In the first in two posts marking the date, we look back through our notebooks to track the relationship between police and protesters, which has gone from overwhelmingly supportive (on ... More >>
On Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the Bemis Public Library, five people gathered to launch the first general assembly of Occupy Littleton. If the idea that democracy takes time ever needed proof, this would be it. One person shy of a round half-dozen, the group appeared dwarfed in the city library's largest m ... More >>
Miguel Lopez.Today, as Governor John Hickenlooper delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol, cannabis activists will gather at nearby Lincoln Park for what they're calling the Marijuana State of the State Rally. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to (naturally) 4:20 p.m. ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street became an unofficial part of history the moment it spread to all seven continents, but now it's becoming one for the books. At least six big-name museums and cultural organizations have launched quests to gather evidence, ephemera and relics from the movement for future collection ... More >>
Monday's hearing in regard to Occupy Denver's request for a temporary restraining order against the city and county is one indication of how far the movement has come in its short life span. In the little more than two months the movement has called Broadway its ideological home, the group ha ... More >>
Today's hearing over an Occupy Denver lawsuit targeting the city and county the group calls home began promptly with a look at the group's history. Protester and photographer Tanner Spendley took the stand to get at the bleeding heart of why the plaintiff has filed an injunction to protect wh ... More >>
One week after the Colorado ACLU launched an investigation into the constitutionality of police action at Occupy Denver, the group has yet to receive the records it requested from the Denver Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol. In the meantime, the ACLU is researching a secondary ... More >>
Update, 11:01 p.m. October 29: Twenty people were arrested during what has been Occupy Denver's most violent day in weeks. All evidence of the Thunderdome and the front desk has been removed, and officers offered protesters the chance to claim their belongings one at a time as the area was cl ... More >>
Hickenlooper.Amid the regrouping of Occupy Denver, which was booted out of Lincoln Park but is still growing as a movement, the state's official Democratic political power brokers are in Las Vegas, at "Project New West Summit: A Roadmap for the West in 2012," which today includes an appearanc ... More >>
Update: The latest Occupy Denver Facebook post: "Ground Update: Central camp has been evacuated and the final structures have come down. There were a few arrests of those defending our kitchen. Occupiers have been pushed out to the perimeters of Lincoln park and yet... Occupy Denver lives on. ... More >>
Members of the Occupy Denver movement will hold a press conference at 10 p.m. in the wake of Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock's announcement that the group can no longer camp out on the grounds of the Colorado State Capitol overnight. The group issued a press release this ... More >>
Lowry leeks are closely related to Denver Onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate urban flavor. Prized by residents who seek urban flavor without all the dicing and tears, Lowry leeks are extremely hardy and many will grow in a compact space...
Montana City, the area's first platted township, was founded in September 1858 on the east banks of the South Platte river near West Evans Avenue. The following spring, the cabins were dismantled and floated downriver to be rebuilt at the confluence of Cherry Creek. Rufus "Potato" Clark then ... More >>
Long before light industry's varnish and diesel fumes flavored the air of the South Platte neighborhood, truck farms utilized the area's fertile river bottom soil to grow the aromatic vegetable used to flavor the dishes of Denver dinner tables...
Built in 1887, 1906 and 1955 respectively, Capitol Hill Basins Numbers one, two and three were built in Congress Park to hold a three-day supply of water for the 105,000 Denver residents who lived downtown. Consequently, Congress Park Cauliflower has always thrived in the cooler, moister atmo ... More >>
Dating back to the 1911, the Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato was developed by stockyard workers who wanted to create the perfect beefsteak tomato. It has since become a Mile High favorite that is undoubtedly destined to be the first blue ribbon winner at the Denver County Fair...
Developed by hippies in the early 1970s, Baker green peas have been specially adapted for the cooler climate of the Baker neighborhood lifestyle. Guaranteed to produce a diversity of sustainable and nurturing pods, gardeners in all Denver neighborhoods are encouraged to give Baker green peas ... More >>
By 1904, West Colfax Avenue, originally the southern road from Denver to Golden, had become the main street of the Denver Jewish community. A longtime favorite of the "Mile Chai" West Colfax neighborhood is chicken vegetable soup made with Sloan Lake turnip, U-Hills parsnip and West Colfax K ... More >>
In West Wash Park, there's no place like gnome. Sequel 1: The Big Gnomebowski Plot: A slob of a gnome with the same name as a Wash Park gnome is mistaken and has his front porch rug taken from him. With the help of his lazy friends, he tries to get his rug back. Below, the greatest gnome stor ... More >>
Miguel Lopez.In January 2010, Mile High NORML staged a pro-cannabis rally across the street from the State Capitol in conjunction with the opening day of the legislative session. But when advocate Miguel Lopez filed a permit to repeat the feat this year, his application for the same location ... More >>
Miguel Lopez.Last January, Mile High NORML staged a pro-cannabis rally across the street from the State Capitol to correspond with the opening of the legislative session; see photos below. But advocate Miguel Lopez's attempt to stage a sequel has hit a stumbling block. The state has denied hi ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The food scene is getting in on the Halloween fun; on this week's calendar, you'll find several restaurants hosting special Halloween dinners and parties (and keep checking Cafe Society for our top Halloween picks). But there's much more beyond the ghouls and goblins -- here's ... More >>
So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>
Erik Osborn, the One Lincoln Park developer convicted of felony theft, didn't just rip off his business partners and residents, according to Face the State. He also ripped off the city's affordable housing program, to the tune of $1.2 million. Here's how, according to FTS reporter and Westwo ... More >>
Here's looking at you, Erik Osborn.We've chronicled the story of disgraced One Lincoln Park developer Erik Osborn, who was accused of stealing from partners such as "Dealing Doug" Moreland and talk-show host Tom "Lou from Littleton" Manoogian, in a May feature article and a series of blogs ac ... More >>
Although an arrest warrant was issued for disgraced developer Erik Osborn last Thursday, he's back on the right side of the law...for now. Turns out that Osborn may not have known he had to appear at the pre-trial hearing in Denver District Court on November 19 (it's tough to keep track of e ... More >>
Erik Osborn, the developer behind the One Lincoln Park luxury tower downtown, showed up at his status hearing yesterday with a little surprise: He found a lawyer. A grand jury indicted Osborn in late 2007 on charges that he had allegedly stolen tens of thousands of dollars from business partners -- ... More >>
Coldwell BankerAngela Osborn This week's cover story, "The Hard Sell," looks into the curious case of Erik Osborn, the Denver developer who is demanding the city provide him with a free public defender despite the fact that he lives in a multi-million dollar "villa" in the uber-ritzy Polo Club neig ... More >>
On a walking tour of Denver, Unconventional Action makes plans for the Democratic National Convention.
Jack Kerouac's back, and Denver's literary scene is on a scroll.
From the week of July 27, 2006
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