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 >>
Judy Montero.No denying that medical marijuana regulations remain confusing, especially given that even many communities with established rules are already thinking about changing them. Example: Denver City Council's efforts to establish limits on home MMJ grows. With that in mind, councilwom ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy of Nestlé Purina"Could somebody remind me why I wanted this job?" Before Bill Ritter co-hosted a tribute to MediaNews Group CEO and Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton, who's hardly a fan of his policies, he appeared at a photo opportunity with a dog. Yep, Ritter joined Dealer, a M ... More >>
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