Here's an old Cannabis Time Capsule we've dug up from nearly 136 years. It appeared in the now-defunct Colorado Banner newspaper out of Boulder. This December 13, 1877 brief details the schemes of a Philadelphia snake-oil salesman hooking unsuspecting victims on the opium-like wonders of hashish! ... More >>
Martinez Gonzales apparently wasn't trying to hide his operation. This 1922 story from the Montrose Press via the Telluride Daily Journal says Gonzales was growing "Indian hemp or maraguana" out in his regular garden. It also says that cops thought Gonzales was using his own supply, "and that expl ... More >>
Last week, we shared with you five nice/nasty definitions of five Colorado cities -- Boulder, Greeley, Vail, Grand Junction and Denver -- on Urban Dictionary. But those were hardly the only places from our fair state to get the sometimes on-point/often flat-out-crazy treatment from the site's inspir ... More >>
Headed to the Western Slope? That's the only place you'll be able to score a bottle of Olathe, a German-style lager that AC Golden Brewing made to honor the harvest season and the growers who work with the company. "The corn, barley and hops were all grown within one mile of each other in Olathe," ... More >>
On June 6, 1933, a group of people in Camden, New Jersey each paid 25 cents to park their cars in front of a movie screen to watch the British comedy Wives Beware. Eight years later, the tradition of drive-in ovies is still alive, if not exactly thriving. Seven functioning drive-ins remain in Colora ... More >>
Surprise, surprise: Two more non-dispensary-friendly cities across the state have enacted even additional ordinances to ban pot shops. The city councils of both Greeley and Montrose gave affirmative votes Tuesday evening on rules that would deny any future shops from entering their borders. Greeley ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts and Goodwin Fine Art in this week's review, taking in work by two different artists. The show at the Kirkland Museum contains works by Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose while the exhibit at Goodwin Fine Art focuses on pieces from Monique ... More >>
Update: Yesterday afternoon, after we shared an activist Max Montrose's claim that a Fox31 report on driving under the influence of THC was rigged (see our previous coverage below), the station released a 1,600-word response denying the claim. Reporter Mark Meredith insists the driving simulator was ... More >>
Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>
How did Tammy Theis commemorate the day she officially became a candidate for House District 58? With a citation for shoplifting from a Montrose grocery store. Theis admits having taken the items in question -- by accident, she insists. She has an explanation for a previous run-in with the law, too ... More >>
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
Although the Fourth of July will be short of official fireworks shows -- and private use of fireworks has been completely banned in Colorado -- there will be ample opportunities to celebrate the country's birthday across the state over the next few days. Here are just some of the events slated fo ... More >>
"This is certainly not the first issue we've ever disagreed on," says Montrose businessman Dee Coram about the stance staked out by his father, Representative Don Coram, in regard to the now-defeated civil unions bill. "But this is certainly the most public issue we've disagreed on." No kidding: The ... More >>
Today was supposed to be the big reveal of the host cities for the 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge -- but that list leaked on Friday, in the Denver Post. Still, the event organizers are going to make an event out of the announcement, with a live Internet broadcast at 5:15 p.m. MST today that will ... More >>
Last month, under pressure from Representative Scott Tipton and ranchers in the Pinon Canyon area, Air Force officials backed off a plan to conduct intensive low-altitude training flights over southeast Colorado. But the recently unveiled boundaries for the low, low flights probably won't cau ... More >>
There is culinary life after Mother's Day, starting with tonight's Lamb Jam and continuing the seasonal launch of the Colorado Wine Train, the Swallow Hill Music Winefest and much, much more -- with or without fermented grapes. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
North and South Korea have reunited, the U.S. economy breaks down and erupts in civil war and, suddenly, America is occupied by Korean forces from across Asia. Sounds far-fetched, sure, but that's the premise of Homefront, a new game from Kaos Studies that seeks to imagine the world of occupi ... More >>
The Tommyknocker crew.www.sanjuanhopfarms.comOn the third Thursday of every November (today), vintners in France have been releasing a kind of red wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine isn't powerful or rich or even that all that good. Its main quality is light freshness. It's fermented f ... More >>
While the big weed setback last week might have been the defeat of California's Proposition 19, marijuana didn't fare too well in Colorado, either. As per the state's new medical marijuana laws, local officials are now allowed to ask voters whether or not their communities should allow dispen ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon. Do you know where your fresh-hopped beers are. If not, then here are two suggestions. All 27 Old Chicago locations began pouring Colorado IPA Nouveau this week. It's a limited release that was made especially for Old Chicago by Tommyknocker Brewing in Idaho Springs. T ... More >>
Andy BrownEatDenver's Harvest Week, taking place now through Friday, celebrates Colorado's local bounty, and it doesn't get any more local than Andy Brown's back yard. Brown, the head brewer for the Wynkoop Brewing Company, has whipped up a couple of kegs of the pub's Wixa Weiss aged with cru ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Get served by a naughty nurse tonight.Sex sells, and tonight at Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria, 1126 East Sixth Avenue, it'll be selling for a good cause. Head to Campagna starting at 10 p.m. for Naughty Nurses & Doctors: Guest Bartending for Charity. Craig Seidel and Andre ... More >>
An image from ColoradoImmigrant.org featuring participants from a previous event.Yesterday, Denver Public Schools announced on a ban on all work-related travel to Arizona due to the recent passage of a controversial immigration bill that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis digs and ... More >>
Our throats were dry, our eyes were red. Blame it on pot. Specifically, on listening to four hours of pot testimony and discussion -- on top of the salute to the National Western Stock Show and another hour of civic housekeeping -- at last night's Denver City Council meeting. But there was ... More >>
"And here's another mistake you guys made..."Back in 2007, the Denver Post's Jim Spencer was downsized right out of his plum metro-columnist's gig -- and months after landing a job as the communication director for the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine, he was still publicly ... More >>
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Downtown Montrose, Colorado. In Denver Post Ends Daily Delivery in Outlying Parts of Colorado, published yesterday, I pointed out that the decision mentioned in the blog's headline made good business sense but was sure to anger folks who will suddenly be without access to the physical Post except o ... More >>
The First Movement
Drop and give me ten.
Anne Landman has dedicated her life to being a pain in the ash. Will it make a difference come election time?
Fly Our Fiendly Skies
January 22, 2004
Smoke Free or Die
A look at CPR frequencies across the state.
A fight over gargoyles at the new Montrose library gets ugly. Naturally.
NAME-CALLING, INNUENDO AND A FLAP OVER A STUFFED CHICKEN: IT'S POLITICS AS USUAL IN THE ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF'S RACE.