This week's cover story, "Magnetic Attraction," tells the tale of Zen Magnets, a Denver company founded in 2009 by University of Colorado grad Shihan Qu. The company sells -- you guessed it -- magnets. But these aren't just any magnets. They're tiny, high-powered spherical magnets that can be used ... More >>
Smart and self-assured, with jet-black hair and the faintest of goatees, Shihan Qu is the reigning king of magnet balls. His ascension to the throne wasn't so much the result of hard-won battles against other magnet magnates as it was the outcome of a process of elimination. While other companies th ... More >>
Plutonium lasts forever, and so do the legal actions emanating from Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, which operated sixteen miles upwind from Denver for close to forty years. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate the $926 million judgment that 12,000 property owners near the plan ... More >>
Is it a can? Is it a bottle? Does it even matter? Today Oskar Blues unveiled its newest packaging experiment: a resealable, sixteen-ounce aluminum bottle made by Ball Corporation in Golden. The container will be used for Chaka, an extremely limited-release, Belgian-style pale ale that Oskar Blues c ... More >>
Denver blog posts shouldn't leave a rash. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen issues lotsa high marks to Nuggets after crushing Sacramento, but Danilo Gallinari leads the pack. At Education News Colorado, Jared Polis lauds School Choice Week. Plants & Animals Denver's Kayla K touts a list of food th ... More >>
The same company that's pushing the all-natural tastes of XINtea have teamed up with the Ball Corp. to introduce a canned water. The zero-calorie Just Pure Water, created by Colorado-based New Age Beverages, comes in berry, lemon lime and orange flavors. "What we wanted to do was come out wit ... More >>
When a national magazine starts its examination of southwestern Colorado "uranium widows" with a glimpse of a woman drilling for ore while clad only in "sandals, denim shorts, and a bra," I brace myself for the worst -- another condescending article about the state's tragic history on the fro ... More >>
Just add liquid nitrogen!You already know that chef Ian Kleinman is launching a new dessert cart in August, but this week he stopped by the Westword offices to give us a preview of how he makes peanut butter sorbet using liquid nitrogen, which puts a -320F freeze on the stuff. Liquid nitrogen ha ... More >>
Mark MangerIan Kleinman's chilling display with liquid nitrogen. "Eat it quick, right after it comes out," instructs chef Ian Kleinman, "and then you can get some real smoke to come out of your nose." He spoons an amorphous white puff that he calls Kettle Corn Space Foam from the liquid nitro ... More >>
It's official: H BurgerC0, the new spot at 1555 Blake Street, will officially open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, after a week of friends and family parties and events that start today -- and after a slight name change from the original H Burger Lounge. But that's just the start of th ... More >>
Grand Junction, circa the 1950s.The Denver Post headline "Uranium Mining May Get Buried," about residents in Nunn, a town near Greeley, who oppose building a uranium mine nearby, hit close to home. I grew up in Grand Junction, and the repercussions of the supposedly safe uranium industry that ... More >>
Our daily tour of the local blogoshpere. Send tips. Is Bill Ritter passing the buck on health care? (5280) More Ritter: He really, really likes his bike. (Face the State) The ethanol industry descends on Denver to try to save itself. (Colorado Independent)
Spring forward at Fashion Denvers latest market.
As work continues on refurbishing the long-dilapidated “Fontius” building on the corner of 16th and Welton, passersby are starting to get a sense of what the glory days must have been like for this historic structure, which went up in 1922 as the Steel Building, home to a Steel’s department st ... More >>
This Central City karaoke party has the golden touch.
There's gold in that there museum.
Copper Nickel 8 is a complete disaster.
Rocky trims give veteran stockers the biz blues.
William Vielehr, Pursuits of Passion, Walker Fine Art
From the week of February 19, 2004
Newmont Mining, Machu Picchu and the Museum of Nature & Science make strange bedfellows.
Titanium, the king of metals, scraps for a home in Denver.
Old Hundred Gold Mine
Lebanon Silver Mine
In Pueblo, the iron will of a union has proved tougher than steel.
A proposed quarry gets bulldozed by irate residents.
The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.
The high-stakes real estate maneuvering behind Vail's newest expansion dreams.
Environmentalists gang up with--gasp!--loggers to attack the Forest Service.
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
A Denver mining company is looking for copper. All it's found so far is a rich vein of environmentalists.