Our post about reports of students consuming marijuana in class using vape pens generated lots of strong reactions. Here's a post by a reader who's equally tough on teachers and vape-pen users.
Yesterday, we posted about negative reactions after 9News posted about the bikini bridge, an online hoax suggesting that women thin down so that there's a gap between their stomach and the suit's fabric when it's stretched hip to hip. Some readers were unhappy at our suggestion that striving for suc ... More >>
The flooding that's swamped so many communities would seem to provide plenty of repair work for people who specialize in flooring and landscaping -- but not necessarily roofing. According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, though, roofing scammers are leading the pack when it comes to potentiall ... More >>
Everyone knew last night's Broncos preseason closeout against the Arizona Cardinals was meaningless. But when someone gives you free tickets at the last minute, does any of that matter? Hell, no. Even though the game ended with a 32-24 Cards win (and, reportedly, a serious injury when a man fell fr ... More >>
Last year, the tradition of camping out at the Sports Castle on Broadway before Sniagrab, the annual pre-skiing-season sale at Sports Authority, seemed in danger of extinction due to the urban-camping ban. Sports Authority had to get a special permit from the city to make it happen, albeit for a lot ... More >>
On Friday, we shared a slew of videos featuring the crazy hail storm that pummeled much (if not all) of the metro area the previous day. But Mother Nature's assault on my Ken-Caryl Ranch neighborhood was only a prelude to an even more terrifying attack over the weekend, from a veritable army of rep ... More >>
In our latest post about 4/20 at CU Boulder, a university spokesman refuted claims a police crackdown was in the works but acknowledged that officers would be "more active." A reader who wasn't reassured responded with questions about why administrators see the event as so problematic.
In today's world, as we know, an experience doesn't seem real until it's been captured on video. With that in mind, check out the very first YouTube documentations of our ongoing Colorado snowstorm -- all of them posted hours before sunrise. They're capped by a clip from a Broomfield High student w ... More >>
Videos below.No, we're not making this up: According to the Daily Camera, Boulder city officials will soon consider whether or not to impose an eight mile-per-hour speed limit for bicycles entering or traversing a crosswalk. Strikes us as totally unenforceable, unless the city installs new ph ... More >>
Urban Cannabis business manager Dave Crook and sales director Amy DiIullo The pot-for-food campaign seemed like such a smart idea to do some good and get some attention: Urban Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary on South Downing Street, would give away pre-rolled joints in exchange for c ... More >>
A Lakewood man got a trespassing notice for telling a Safeway deli employee that he likes large chicken breasts, Michael Roberts reports.
5280 is out with its annual Top of the Town issue, and Michael Roberts -- the powerhouse behind the Latest Word -- has been named the town's Top Blogger. He deserves the honor...and then some. He's made this blog the talk of the town.
Photo by Michael RobertsCome and get 'em.Welcome to our Denver blogs roundup. Today, three little doggies are in the coral. Mile High Report's ejruiz links to a report about April jersey sales, with the Broncos moving from tenth place to first thanks to a certain Tim Tebow. He sports the bes ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsWill they feel like dancing after tonight?Blogs about Denver are floating around everywhere. Here are three we grabbed. In his preview of the Nuggets' final game of the regular season, Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein notes that a Nugs victory will likely translate to ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsYesterday, the Race for the Cure took over the area near the Pepsi Center, with the total participants estimated at well over 50,000. The Race may be growing more commercial as time goes by, but it remains one of the most positive community events in Denver each year - ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsAnd the protests go on.Each year, the positivity of Race For the Cure, the subject of a huge slideshow today (complete with a shot of a friendly furry!), is disrupted by anti-abortion protesters, who scream at walkers as if they're all guilty of committing womb homicid ... More >>
Photo by Michael Roberts Give peace a chance? Not in much of Capitol Hill today. Over the weekend, a graffiti practitioner and/or crew with, presumably, a keen sense of irony, tossed up hastily scrawled peace signs on businesses, government buildings and even some private residences, much to ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsCareful, guys. It's not a thrill ride. The Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, is an architecturally striking building on any day. But lately, it's been even more eye-catching than usual due to a noteworthy visual element: crews of repairmen walking ginger ... More >>
Crappy Razr photo by Michael RobertsSpike Lee, with relish.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of ... More >>
Illustration by Craig Hoggatt. He didn't win anything, but he's got a killer beard.Michael Roberts' coverage of the Rocky's closure helped him nab an AAN award for media reporting. *Just kidding. Maybe. The degenerates at this humble (but glossy!) rag took home five awards at the recent Associati ... More >>
Photo by Michael Roberts.The Denver Newspaper Agency building, with the Denver Post's logo prominently displayed. Around noon today, the lobby of the Denver Newspaper Agency building was populated mainly by reporters and photographers from other news organizations, hoping to get some info on the bi ... More >>
Photo by Anthony Camera.Kevin Vaughan, a Rocky reporter who'll soon be writing for the Denver Post. Almost two months ago, Michael Roberts offered an all-star list of five Rocky Mountain News staffers that he suggested the Denver Post hire should the News shut down.Now, with the News's last day tom ... More >>
Looks like the rumor first floated last week by my cohort Andy Thomas on Mile Hi-Fidelity is true. (Not that I ever doubted you for a minute, man.) The original members of the Blackout Pact are indeed reconvening to record a followup to their stellar 2005 Astro Magnetic debut, Hello Sailor. When the ... More >>
Last night, the local newscasts were filled with foreboding about a.m. nightmares today, due to a major snowstorm slated to hit the metro area after midnight. Turns out those predictions were premature: During my 23-minute commute this morning, which began at 5:51 a.m., I saw nary a flake. Howeve ... More >>
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