Throw the roof rack back on your car and dig out your winter gear, because storms this week deposited deep powder on both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, the last two ski areas standing in Colorado. Loveland got 31 inches from the storm, A-Basin got 17, and OpenSnow.com forecaster Joel Gratz says to ex ... More >>
Last September, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment issued an alert suggesting that spice, inaccurately but popularly known as synthetic marijuana, could well be more dangerous to kids than the real thing. Yet despite the January 1 start of recreational pot sales in Colorado, spice con ... More >>
"A potent combination of moisture and arctic air left significant amounts of new snow throughout the high country over the last couple of days," reports Colorado Ski Country USA spokesman Patrick Byrne. Translation? With some Colorado ski areas getting as much as nineteen inches of snow from this we ... More >>
If you have older children at home who'd consider our earlier suggestions for offbeat summer fun just so much easy kid's stuff, relax. There's plenty of awesome, quirky and local shit stuff for pre-adolescents to do in Denver, too. Here's our list of five great activities to enjoy this summer with k ... More >>
The City of Longmont has been criticized and sued -- once by the state, once by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association -- over its citizens' decision last fall to ban fracking within the city limits. That's discouraged other local governments along the Front Range that have been thinking about getting ... More >>
Less than four months after it opened inside Loveland's Suede Events Center, Wildflower Cabaret was forced to pack up its programming after a falling-out with the owner of the space. Wildflower founders John Seaberry and Sky Cash walked away with heavy hearts and a serious financial loss. But the ... More >>
Our post about the suspension of a Loveland second grader, allegedly for throwing an imaginary grenade (a claim the school district now disputes), energized plenty of our readers. Here's a post from someone who understands the motivation behind zero-tolerance policies but thinks this one went too fa ... More >>
For this week's review, Westword art critic Michael Paglia visited Loveland Museum/Gallery, where he took in a retrospective show dedicated to local artist Dave Yust. Yust has been a large part of the Colorado art scene for years, and while he's known mainly for his paintings, the exhibit spotlighte ... More >>
The burgeoning multi-media empire known as So-Gnar puts on awesome events like the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour and Shred Circuit contest series, then turns around fun little video edits within days to help fuel the stoke. Last week we previewed the kickoff to the 7th annual Snowboard Camp tour at Lo ... More >>
"We wanted to do a super affordable snowboard camp for kids that is all about creativity, having fun, and getting to ride with some great pros, something parents could really get behind," says Golden-based pro snowboarder Pat Milbery, who is getting his 7th annual So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour underwa ... More >>
Loveland lost the annual race to open first this season to the neighbors at Arapahoe Basin, but first chair tomorrow at 9 a.m. will still be a hot ticket when the ski area marks the start of its 75th anniversary season with a top-to-bottom run on the Catwalk, Mambo, and Homerun trails. See Also: ... More >>
This week, Loveland City Manager Bill Cahill reportedly banned a series of words and phrases from official communication -- mostly meaningless terms such as "orientate," "proactive," "paradigm" and (!) "skillage." It's a good start -- but it turns out Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Mar ... More >>
Shredding it on the bunny hill, or something."First time?" the guy behind the Loveland rental stand asked as he installed the gadget that would hook my boots on to the board. I don't think he ended the question with "dude," but with his slouched over 'tude, I wanted to hear "dude" or "gnarl ... More >>
Thinking about taking a snow day and heading for the hills this morning? Crank up the Black Flag and point towards the Continental Divide, because the first snow of the season here in Denver hit ski country even harder, with Loveland reporting over 10 inches this morning at 5 a.m. and Arapaho ... More >>
Photo by Dustin Schaefer, courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLauren Weibert saw a rainbow on opening day at LovelandThe season of winter stoke is upon us: Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, and Loveland Ski Area were all open over the weekend and, this being the 21st century, we found some sweet video covera ... More >>
2010 first chair photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaFirst chair honors at Loveland will be up for grabs on FridayThe 2011/2012 ski season is officially upon us: Arapahoe Basin opened this morning and Loveland is opening tomorrow. Each will be open daily until well into the Spring skiing season.
In case you're wondering, there's only one way to rock So get this: we've received word from trusted and reliable sources that contrary to century's old dogma, you can now earn your way into heaven. Well, not heaven heaven, as in eternity and all that, obviously -- the jury's still out on that ongo ... More >>
Chair 4, photo courtesy of Loveland Ski AreaRetired chairlift chairs are a hot commodity around here, where hardcore skiers and snowboarders like to turn them into porch swings or mountain cabin decor: When Arapahoe Basin offered its old Expedition seats last year to make way for the new Blac ... More >>
Our post about this past weekend's Tax Day Tea Party in Loveland turned into a lively forum for debate about whether this grassroots movement is a good thing or a bad thing. Here's a post from someone representing the latter point of view.
Anyone who doubts the continuing influence of the so-called Tea Party movement need only look at the guest list for tomorrow's third-annual Loveland Tax Day Tea Party. Speakers constitute a who's who of conservative political power in Northern Colorado and beyond.
Rob Corry.Update: On March 1, attorney Rob Corry sued the City of Loveland on behalf of three dispensaries that had to close the previous day under the provisions of a voter-approved medical marijuana business ban. However, yesterday's preliminary injunction hearing didn't go the plaintiffs' ... More >>
In November, Loveland voted against allowing medical marijuana dispensaries -- and today's the last day they can legally operate in town. Of the fourteen centers in business late last year, Loveland revenue manager Jim Wedding says seven have already shut down, with the rest presumably follow ... More >>
Big pics below.Updated, 10:48 a.m.: Loveland promotes itself as "the Sweetheart City" via a remailing program that stamps Valentine's Day cards with the community's postmark. WithLoveFromLoveland.com, a website that offers free V-Day e-cards, isn't an official part of this project, which is ... More >>
Dan the Cupid aims to create a postal cachet that reflects modern mores. Loveland's annual valentine's program featuring the hand-stamped postal cachet needs to be updated to reflect the racy reputation of the Sweetheart City today...
Photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLoveland's slashing ticket prices (and offering free hot chocolate) for anyone willing to brave the coldSnow day! Denver Public Schools and others around the region are closed today "due to severe weather conditions and below-freezing temperatures," and Lovelan ... More >>
After getting its start in Greeley and then moving on to Loveland, an outpost of Pizza Street opened last Wednesday at 1600 Champa Street. "We've had a lot of requests for our great-tasting food in the city," explains Tom Williams, the owner of this Colorado-based group.
A Flickr photo.Corn is one of the best grains out there -- full of flavor, versatile and good for you. It's particularly delicious roasted, and the city of Loveland must know that, because today and tomorrow, it's hosting the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, featuring a Friday night street ... More >>
A Loveland-based pizza shop is expanding operations to Denver in the near future. Pizza Street, which serves calzones, wings, signature "belly-o" sandwiches and pizza is moving in soon at 1600 Champa Street, next to Floyd's Barber Shop. A person identifying herself only as the owner's siste ... More >>
After a stint supporting Megadeth on its Endgame tour with Machinehead and Suicide Silence last fall, Arcanium has landed a slot on another high profile tour. At the end of the month, the Loveland-based metal act will join Bullet for My Valentine, Chiodos and Airbourne on the road. The twen ... More >>
Fort Collins, Pueblo and Loveland have joined the ranks of Colorado cities with moratoriums on additional medical marijuana dispensaries -- although their actions yesterday were more limited than the hysterical "emergency" designation on the day's hearings had implied. Fort Collins wound up a ... More >>
There's a lot of love in that land -- from skiers, especially. Loveland Ski Area wins this year's race to become the first to open in Colorado. But given how early the starting bell rang -- Loveland hasn't gotten started so soon in forty years -- should zealots leave their top-shelf equipment ... More >>
"Jump in, everyone!"Monday is shaping up to be a pot-tastic day. As Joel Warner reported earlier this week, the Colorado Board of Health will hold a hearing to consider tighter regulations on Colorado's burgeoning medical-marijuana trade. And all sorts of stoners, patients, advocates and stoned pati ... More >>
Our daily look at local blogs. Send tips. Picket signs and screaming workers: Coming to a grocery store near you? (5280) Colorado leads the way in green jobs. (Colorado Pols) Tom Lucero gets down and dirty in Loveland. (Colorado Independent)
Signs of Life
Pay this forward. “You might think, only in a place called Loveland could generosity pour out in the form of a Vente café latte,” the TV news feature begins. Yup, just in time for the holidays, and to cheer everyone up during the recession doldrums, comes this story from KUSA Channel 9’s ... More >>
"It's not often that 'diversity' is used successfully as a justification for building McMansions," writes a former member of the Loveland Planning Commission. "Try not to tear up as you envision homeless entrepreneurs, forced to sleep in their Porsche Cayennes on the Wal-Mart parking lot for lack of ... More >>
Thunder in the Rockies is ready to exhaust riders.
Loveland Ski Area
Ski season beckons the snow junkies
Slapshot , Colorado Eagles
Loveland Ski Resort