By passing Amendment 64, which allows adults to possess small amounts of marijuana, voters here cemented Colorado's reputation as a pot mecca. Note the prominence of the state's name in headlines about the arrest of Brighton's Brian Unbehaun, who's accused of transporting nearly twelve pounds of wee ... More >>
This year has seen some random -- and downright nutty -- food heists. Stealing enormous amounts of edibles is a strange crime, especially since rarely are the thefts committed to feed starving people or to make significant political statements. What sort of greedy, soulless riffraff steals pilfers f ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Going to Extremes," focuses on triple-threat Justin Simoni, a Denver artist and performer who also finished first last month in the single-speed division of the world's toughest mountain bike race, the Tour Divide -- a grueling odyssey on mostly unpaved trails through the R ... More >>
This has been one hot summer -- and it's bound to get even hotter. Tempers are flaring over the handling of the wildfires, and rumors are heating up over their possible cause: terrorists are setting the fires. And President Barack Obama's visit to the Waldo Canyon fire today is fanning the conspirac ... More >>
Maulskull (born Jonathan Messinger) is in the midst of one of the more impressive undertakings we've seen in local hip-hop. His Death by Thr33s series is a massive collaborative effort between himself and more than twenty other artists. Every week for the last eighteen weeks has included the release ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
The Great Harvest Bakery reopened last week at 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada, and will celebrate being back in business with a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. today, followed by a weekend of deals on Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18. "We are so excited to reopen the bakery doors," sa ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: An eyewitness has stepped forward to offer his account about the terrible hit-and-run that took the life of Montana's Dustin Jefferson following UFC 135 this past weekend. He's B. Dutch Seyfarth, a Westword contributor who says he happened upon the horrific accident ju ... More >>
Driving through Montana last week, I saw worrisome splotches of red in the thick stands of trees on some hillsides -- not the fires of dry summers past, but the first signs that the pine beetles that have plagued Colorado are moving north. Heading south through Wyoming into Colorado, those sp ... More >>
Cloud.Lawmakers can't make up their minds about America's wild horses. While one congressman recently introduced a resolution celebrating the birthday of a stallion made famous by a Colorado filmmaker, the state's own legislature has declared its opposition to any expansion of range for the i ... More >>
Members of the Yelp "Elite Squad" in New York City recently received a chiding e-mail asking them, among other things, to stop acting like greedy trolls; to stop freeloading the grub; to quit auctioning off their event RSVPs to the highest bidders; and to quit bringing their entire families ... More >>
The '80s thing about this picture is that the shower is in a women's locker room.For much of his career, David Sirota has been a hard-hitting leftist political operative, running campaigns with what former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta once called his "instinct for the jugul ... More >>
It won't make the body scans or perverse groping security pat-downs any easier to handle, but medical marijuana patients traveling to one of five states from DIA can now pack their cannabis openly instead of, say, hiding it in a shampoo bottle.
Larger image below.In recent days, temperatures have been rising over "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals," a multi-panel work by California's Enrique Chagoya that's been on display at the Loveland Museum/Gallery -- or at least it was until yesterday, when a Montana woman ID'd as Kathlee ... More >>
Stop resting easy, pal. You're not endangered anymore.Last December, when President Barack Obama first announced the nomination of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity criticized the choice, claiming that Salazar's environmental r ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
If you're not a student lucky enough to have a snow day, or a grown-up who's wisely decided to stay home and watch movies, you've either already been on the roads during today's storm or you're about to venture out onto them. And while Colorado drivers can present their own issues, out-of-staters ri ... More >>
On my first road trip to Montana, back in the pre-cell-phone days, I had to stop every hour or so and find a phone so that I could check in with a lawyer who was concerned that the Denver DA's office was going to file charges against our high-school intern. Why? Because that intern had just w ... More >>
I was running late for a plane and needed some cash very early last Thursday, so I stopped by a local Wells Fargo, put my bank card in the ATM and keyed in my PIN. And nothing happened. Beyond a notice that occasionally blinked "Your PIN must be between 4 and 12" characters, there was no move ... More >>
Cloud, star of three documentaries--and until recently a target for the BLM roundup. The Obama administration talks tall about its fresh ideas and new directions. Especially at the Department of the Interior, where Secretary Ken Salazar has vowed to change course from the Bush years and devel ... More >>
There's nothing like having the endorsement of mom -- or having her tell you in no uncertain terms that she's going to kick your ass if you let her or the 2,000 kids who are assembled to watch your band down by not, well, kicking ass. Such was the lot of David Schmitt last weekend, when his band, ... More >>
On January 22, new President Barack Obama signed an executive order promising that Guantanamo would go -- within a year. But closing the prison in Cuba -- and figuring out where to put the 229 suspected terrorists now held there -- has proved complicated. Moving at least some of them to facil ... More >>
No, it's not a mirage. What you're seeing really is a small, grassy island on the west side of Washington Park's Smith Lake. Installed earlier today, the man-made floating isle is part of pilot program that the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Denver Parks and Recreation hopes will help restore ... More >>
Head Like a Kite makes reel music.
With Our Album Year, the Meese might inherit the earth.
Pesky reality could trigger a boom in chippie-huntin.'
David vs. Goliath
Northfork is the work of angels, real and imagined.
Castaways and Cutouts (Hush/Kill Rock Stars)
A judge's ruling beefs things up in the West University neighborhood.
Tired of downers? In Big Eden, life is full of happy twists.
Are Jake Jabs and Ted Nugent really the same person?
The debate over open-pit mining turns toxic.
Ben Stevens is on the road again -- and he couldn't be happier.
Tradition and innovation come together for The West: New Ways/Old Visions.
Memories keep the ghosts of past friendships alive.
As its inmate population ages, the Colorado prison system discovers there's no con like an old con.
DR. NORM AND THE REST OF PATRIOT RADIO FACE THE APOCALYPSE. NOW.
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