Daycare facilities have a number of methods to get their charges to fall asleep during nap time: lowering the blinds, playing soothing music and more. But police believe Dedrie Womack, 44, took things a step too far -- by giving as many as 35 children a sleep aid. Details below. See also: Benjamin ... More >>
Boulder-based Eldorado Climbing Walls won the Wright Award at the fourth annual Something Independent Awards ceremony Tuesday night at Space Gallery, edging out finalists Icelantic Skis and Oskar Blues Brewery. The award recognizes Colorado companies "who are leading at the intersection of lifestyl ... More >>
The folks at Colorado.com, the state's official tourism office, set out to compile a list of 99 gorgeous places in Colorado -- a mammoth task, but far from an impossible one given the abundant beauty in these parts. As proof, we present numbers 99 through 81, any one of which would likely finish in ... More >>
It's day three of the partial federal government shutdown, and at this writing, thousands of workers assigned to what are regarded as nonessential gigs are off the job -- including everyone assigned to Colorado's seven National Monuments and four National Parks, which will remain closed until the si ... More >>
Six college students are pedaling for a purpose for 3,200 miles for Bicycles Against Poverty, and on Wednesday the team will make a pit stop at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Bicycles against Poverty (BAP) is a non-profit organization that distributes bicycles to low-income entrepreneurs in Africa who pay ... More >>
Last month, we told you about Jeremiah Aguilar, an Army vet with post traumatic stress disorder who defied a judge's order to euthanize his service dog, Dutch, after the animal allegedly attacked and badly injured a temporary caretaker. Now, Aguilar has surrendered to authorities. However, he refu ... More >>
At this writing, Juan Flores is a free man -- but he's not supposed to be. Flores was released early from Adams County Jail. He's been at large for the better part of two weeks now -- and the Department of Corrections, which has had to answer uncomfortable questions about why alleged killer Evan Eb ... More >>
An emotional case came to a head when an arrest warrant was issued yesterday for Jeremiah Aguilar, an Army veteran who's been living in Montrose. Aguilar's crime? He's refused to turn over his service dog, Dutch, for euthanization after the animal severely injured its previous owner. Despite the i ... More >>
Fans rooting for a local in the USA Pro Challenge got their wish yesterday when Tejay van Garderen, a 24-year-old rider who now lives and trains in Boulder, won Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen rode 99 miles from Montrose to Crested Butte in three hours, 52 minutes and 24 seconds. See ... More >>
Thoughts and well-wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Michael "Cactus" Moser. Over the weekend, the 55-year-old drummer, a Montrose native with deep Colorado roots, was involved in a motorcycle crash over the weekend in South Dakota that resulted in him losing one of his legs. Moser, who had most ... More >>
When District Judge Sheila Rappaport handed down her (now appealed) decision in Lobato vs. Colorado, the word she used to describe Colorado's education-finance system was "unconscionable." That harsh description is backed by stats provided by Great Education Colorado, a nonprofit that describes itse ... More >>
Every year on the third Thursday in November, the world celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau, field-fresh young red wines from France that are meant to celebrate the harvest and be enjoyed right away. This September, Colorado beer brewers will do something similar for hops by kicking off a Hops Nouveau par ... More >>
The hottest summer on record could also be one of the driest. At the end of June, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that much of this dry, dry state be declared a federal disaster area because of "drought, low snow pack, excessive heat, and high winds" that had started on January 1...with no end ... More >>
Yesterday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report card on hate violence in the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and Colorado's numbers indicate a small but substantial upswing. Using data collected in 2011, the study shows that overall reports of violence incr ... More >>
The so-called House "kill committee" has put to death a bill to legalize civil unions. The measure, sponsored by House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, who is gay, failed despite having bipartisan support in the full House when the committee's five Republicans voted against it. But first, supporters ... More >>
Cycling nuts can start picking their viewing spots for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge -- and participants now know the full extent of what they will be up against. Yesterday, organizers released full details of the route for this year's race, which will take place Agust 20-26 and lead racers fro ... More >>
Hunter Pritchett Luca d'Italia 711 Grant Street 303-832-6600 www.lucadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Hunter Pritchett, exec chef of Luca d'Italia. Part two of my chat with Pritchett will run in this space tomorrow. Hunter Pritchett and his kitchen crew are thumbing through an Ita ... More >>
UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, photo via UFC.comPunch out! On Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brings its Octagon Nation Tour to the tailgating party before the Denver Outlaws game at Invesco Field, where mixed martial arts fans can test their mettle at the punch strength stati ... More >>
We've got a pretty stellar selection of new releases this week that cover a wide array of different interests. While one film nerd might not think Sharktopus worth watching, they'll probably find solace in The Fighter. On the same tone, a gamer who enjoys shooting people in the face will have ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinJon Sands exhorts the crowd during the Whirlwind Company poetry performance on Wednesday.Watching the Whirlwind Company deliver their energetic brand of live verse at the Mercury Café on Wednesday night felt a bit like being in the crowd for a Cream show. Indeed, taking in the ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
Myrl Serra.Colorado Attorney General's office spokesman Mike Saccone confirms that Myrl Serra, district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, which covers several Western Slope counties, is in Montrose County jail following his arrest this morning on three startling charges: unlawful sexual ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>
Boyd Fletcher PHISH August 9-10, 2010 | Telluride Town Park Looking out over a crowd of roughly 10,000 people on the ball fields of Telluride's town park after tearing through a cover of Traffic's "Light up or Leave Me Alone," Phish's Trey Anastasio summed up the surroundings succinctly: "I ... More >>
A Flickr photo.As spring rolls inexorably into summer, the wine starts flowing, the music starts playing and workshops on everything from soup to Asian cuisine start filling up. What will your week look like? Here's a taste of what's out there: Monday, May 10: Frasca presents its Monday Nig ... More >>
An image from ColoradoImmigrant.org.Last Friday, we previewed a student walkout decrying the controversial new Arizona immigration law. On Saturday, the events continued here and in several other locations across the state. These get-togethers were well attended everywhere, says Chandra Russ ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraMax Wycisk, in a 2002 photo. Colorado Public Radio met its $1.6 million goal at the (blessed) end of its recent Drive to Thrive campaign. But that doesn't mean the organization is done with cutbacks. The network has just issued a press release announcing 3 percent pay reducti ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
Colorado's becoming a mecca for skateboarders. But for the best parks, you'd better head for the hills.
Pledge of Allegiance
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
Fly Our Fiendly Skies
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This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Smoke Free or Die
The Denver Drug Court tests a formula for reclaiming addicts.
The graduating class and the incoming members.
Colorado Historical Society photography lecture.
At the Blue Jay Inn in Buffalo Creek, life sews on.
New airline Jet Aspen finally lands--in bankruptcy court.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.
YES, THERE REALLY IS A REASON JACK DEMPSEY WAS CALLED THE MANASSA MAULER.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.