Colorado voters may have favored legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana, but not every community wants it. Last night, the Littleton City Council voted 4-3 for an ordinance that would prohibit retail marijuana businesses there.
This season, there's been nary a discouraging word said about Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who's on one of the most spectacular runs in NFL history. But the medical journal Pediatrics is an exception to this rule. A new study just shared in the publication evaluates athlete endorsements in food market ... More >>
Both locations of Marczyk Fine Foods (the original at 770 East 17th Avenue, and the second store at 5100 East Colfax Avenue) will donate a percentage of their Friday Burger Night sales from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship supports "children ... More >>
Since the early days of Colorado's marijuana legalization movement, the prospect of Big Tobacco moving into the state and taking over the pot industry has concerned activists. So it was only natural that when RJ Reynolds, among the most powerful of the nation's tobacco companies, announced that it h ... More >>
On Saturday, Westword celebrated its ninth class of MasterMinds -- artistic adventurers who are changing the landscape of Denver. Here's our fourth winner: I'm not a hat person, but the first time I saw Susan Dillon's handmade toppers, I had to throw my hat into the ring. Under the moniker of Kitty ... More >>
Millinery -- real millinery, where hats are made and blocked from scratch -- is a dying art, and nobody knows that better than self-taught Denver milliner Susan Dillon, who markets her completely hand-wrought, sculptural work under the name Kitty Mae Millinery. "I am saddened by the number of people ... More >>
News broke yesterday that Abound Solar, a Colorado-based solar panel maker that has struggled for months -- notably with a major round of layoffs in February -- has officially filed for bankruptcy.
There are a few places where women without hats would seem dangerously close to naked: a Baptist church, the Kentucky Derby and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration. And for a hat to appear in conjunction with the latter -- the Queen, in her sixtieth year of Queendom, is known for her elega ... More >>
In July, the folks behind the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 launched a petition drive to land the measure on the November 2012 ballot -- and at 11:30 p.m. today, they'll celebrate the effort at a press event before formally submitting nearly 160,000 signatures. Proponent Mason T ... More >>
Susan Dillon with some of her creations at Kitty Mae Millinery.Photos by Norman Dillon. Elegant is back again, ladies. That's the look-at-me aesthetic Denver milliner Susan Dillon cultivates at her new Kitty Mae Millinery & Accessories boutique in RiNo/Curtis Park. And she's eagerly waiting ... More >>
More pics below.Is RJ Reynolds, the massive tobacco conglomerate, trying to get kids hooked on nicotine via new dissolvable tobacco products bearing more than a passing resemblance to breath mints? Bob Doyle, executive director of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance, says ... More >>
Lori Midson"Nine years ago," says Liz Thorpe, "when no one cared about cheese, we started selling cheese at Murray's, a small cheese shop in New York, and thanks to some amazing people with a genuine love and passion for cheese, we've become one of the best cheese shops in the country." Mu ... More >>
Lori MidsonAlex Seidel's sheep's milk ricottaColorado creameries Fruition Farms Dairy and Creamery, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy and Avalanche Cheese Company took home prizes from the American Cheese Society's annual competition held last weekend in, of all places, Montreal, Canada. With 1, ... More >>
Update below: At 2 p.m. today, backers of the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 will stage a press conference formally launching a petition drive to land the measure on next year's ballot. Read it below and get more details from Mason Tvert, part of a group hoping to make history a ... More >>
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
Can you have your pot cake and sell it, too? That's the dilemma facing edible makers and manufacturers of other marijuana-infused goods, since according to new state law they have to apply for an "infused product manufacturer" license by July 1 in order to continue operating -- but in most l ... More >>
If ski towns do start setting up skier speed traps on lower mountain ski slopes, the manufacturers of ski paraphernalia will just offer laser-jamming ski parkas and radar-detecting ski helmets.
The Northwest Denver Toy LibraryWhen Congress ratcheted up restrictions on lead and other harmful chemicals in children's toys last year, it was a victory for child safety. But the move has proven challenging for a beloved Denver institution and repeated Best of Denver winner: The Northwest D ... More >>
Last week in Ask the Critic, I was trying to help out a buddy (and frequent Cafe Society commenter) who was looking for a place to get some real Hong Kong-style roast goose -- but either no one who frequents this little corner of the blogosphere knows where to find the stuff, or there's really no ... More >>
An image from Lockheed Martin Space Systems' website.Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Waterton Canyon facility has served as a major economic engine for southern Jefferson County for decades, and it will no doubt continue to do so -- but its horsepower is due for a reduction. The firm plans to ... More >>
A Flickr photoThroughout the ongoing economic downturn, the Denver Business Journal has tried to look for upbeat stories to counterbalance the most dismal reports. But one of the latest has a small nugget of compensation built in. "Denver Loses 6,900 Manufacturing Jobs in Five Years" puts its ... More >>
A Flickr photoArianna Huffington. As reported in this space on Monday, the Huffington Post is planning to open a series of local branches -- and in a recent interview, Arianna Huffington, the site's namesake, revealed that an outpost in Denver would follow the launch of ones in Chicago and New York ... More >>
An image from an economic-impact study about car dealers in Colorado. Today's the day when fourteen Colorado auto dealers are supposed to stop selling Chrysler products as part of the beleaguered company's attempt to emerge from bankruptcy -- an effort that hit a bump in the road yesterday when a r ... More >>
On day two of Naturally Boulder Days 2008, the city’s fourth annual celebration of the $62 billlion natural-foods business, we put down the bread, ate all the chocolate and began with the real substance. Chef Ann Cooper offered the keynote, speaking about her passionate attempts to change the way ... More >>
Urban Peak, TeleTech and HP plugged-in and wired up with intentions to program a better future for homeless and at risk youth during a July 12 kick-off event. A PC and Mac, equipped with software and hardware for various job-readiness classes, are the start of a promising computer lab where youth c ... More >>
The documentary Black Gold, which is touring the country and was shown in Denver and Boulder last month, fashions itself the Fast Food Nation of the coffee industry, contrasting the excesses of the western caffeine craze with the plight of Ethiopian coffee farmers to illustrate the inequities stirre ... More >>
Joseph Brodsky has a nose for great coffee. It led him all the way to Ethiopia, in search of the Geisha.
The emergence of a nephew of James Rapp, formerly one of the world's snoopiest private eyes, as a witness in the Hewlett-Packard scandal is a gritty reminder of how Colorado became a largely unregulated free zone for data brokers. Catch up with our sordid history of PIs with "The Case of the Missin ... More >>
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The Colorado AG grabs a hot potato in the state's tobacco lawsuit--and hopes she won't get scorched by the legislature.
Tobacco lobbyists do a smokin' business with politicians.
Last June in Costa Rica, the tobacco lobby was berry, berry good to two Colorado legislators.
The AG's campaign fund is nicotine-stained--and critics say she's dragging her feet on tobacco suits.
AMERICA'S LARGEST TOBACCO COMPANY WANTS TO RUN SMOKERS OUT OF DENVER ON A RAIL.