Gus Escamilla.Colorado officials temporarily closed Greenway University, the first state-licensed medical marijuana school, after they found out owner/CEO Gus Escamilla and a chancellor both boasted felony convictions that hadn't been cited on GU's application. We subsequently discovered a se ... More >>
Gus Escamilla.Update: Greenway University, which specializes in marijuana-related instruction, was closed by the state in part because owner Gus Escamilla didn't disclose a 2000 conviction on a license application. We've now obtained documents showing another conviction, this one in 2003 -- a ... More >>
Josh Peters and Eduardo the swordfish.In life, he was a 104-pound swordfish in the North Atlantic, a loner, with finite eyesight, swimming around and snapping up a good meal of tuna, mackerel or an octopus, if he could get it. But his species' famed speed and agility did not save him from b ... More >>
Virginia Vale. The Denver Auto Show currently running at the Colorado Convention Center is an exhibition of dreams. The real Denver Auto show is staged on neighborhood driveways reveals that Denverites like big trucks. The 2005 Volvo Condo semi truck shown above is just one of many examples t ... More >>
Protip: If you have $13 million, convert it into coins and then ski down the hill they make.It seems like a pretty steep price to pay for a website with terrible search engine recognition (it doesn't even come up in the first page of results) and no current discernible purpose (it's basically ... More >>
Who knows how to party? The Ohio delegation knows how to party. That’s right, the lucky Buckeyes got what I think is the best draw in the city with their delegates, staff, families, fixers, riggers, middlemen and hangers-on lodged in the Curtis Hotel at 14th and Curtis streets, right in the midd ... More >>
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Many St. Louis musicians hightail it out of the city as soon as they can, in hopes ... More >>
From the week of June 8, 2006
The Denver Polo Classic downplays snob appeal.
Raining on Paul Lambert's parade.
Mutts & Models struts its puppy love
Pelecanos uses his crime fiction to address the plagues of inner-city life.
Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, seeks the sacred in God's outdoor gym.
Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Willis and Thornton.
The spirit of Hitchcock pops up in a deft French thriller.
Rainbow Sugar receives a sweet embrace from French audiences. Ooh la la!
Kwang Suk Campbell Walker wasn't just looking for a handout.
The state's treatment of the developmentally disabled isn't broken. So why does Colorado want to fix it?
When it comes to Janis Joplin's music, there's not all that much to rediscover.
Anne Slemmons took Michael Wise's money and ran for the border.
Local Baptist preacher Acen Phillips has a passel of fancy cars and a devil of a history in court.
Patrick Robb's vehicles were not owned by a little old lady who drove them to church on Sundays.
A top DEA informant makes cases--and $200,000 a year--while breaking a few laws himself.
Denver real estate developer Steven Wickliff could take a punch from the world's best boxers. But he couldn't beat crack cocaine.
German immigrant Peter Schmitz, artist to Denver's trust-funders, won't say who killed Greg Lopez. It isn't his only secret.
An auto-shop owner ballyhooed in a museum ad gets tossed aside to make way for the museum's parking lot.
Labor STRIFE, racial tension and a "disadvantaged" owner who drives a Mercedes: between the lines of DIA's controversial parking contract.
DENVER'S FAVORITE CANADIAN MILLIONAIRE WANTS A STADIUM SUBSIDY. HERE'S WHAT HE WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT IT.BRONCO BULLY PAT BOWLEN PLAYS SMASH-MOUTH POLITICS IN HIS QUEST FOR A NEW STADIUM.
THE DENVER GANGS WANTED TONY BROWN'S BOYS. SO HE TOOK HIS FAMILY AND HEADED FOR THE HILLS.HOME ON THE RANGE MEET THE MUSLIM COWBOYS OF MOSCA, COLORADO.