On Friday, opposition to new Jefferson County School Board proposals regarding teacher pay and history instruction focusing on "patriotism" exploded into action, with instructor sickouts leading to closures at two high schools, Standley Lake and Conifer, where students rallied to offer support. Now, ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Frack Attack!," explores the increasingly ambitious anti-fracking movement in Colorado, a state with plenty of oil and gas wells and plenty of people who want to shut 'em down. One sign of the movement's increasing sophistication is the production of a contentious new docum ... More >>
At this show at Seventh Circle Music Collective, Tim Holland (a.k.a. Sole) commanded a crowd that stretched well beyond his (storied) hip-hop roots. In addition to those fans, there were supporters of the punk bands that played on either side of his own set, there were people involved in the Denver ... More >>
The national debate over fracking may be unfolding in the halls of Congress, but the battle over where oil and gas drilling takes place is being waged at the grassroots level -- which is why the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org has announced plans to funnel money, training and "strategic support" t ... More >>
Fast-food workers struck around the globe yesterday, including at two Denver-area McDonald's locations, demanding an increase in the minimum wage -- to $15 an hour in this country. Do fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour? With Labor Day looming, more than a hundred readers weighed in on that quest ... More >>
The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
Last night, a number of folks with Colorado ties spoke at the Democratic National Convention, including Representative Jared Polis and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. But the one to arguably get the most attention was Colorado's Maria Ciano, who conservative media outlets like this one have d ... More >>
The issue of foreclosures is one the Colorado Progressive Coalition has remained involved with for two and a half years -- though many of its members can put that number to shame. So as House Bill 1156 nears the chamber's economic and business development committee hearing tomorrow, CPC, Moveon.org, ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall was temporarily shut down Wednesday, when Occupy Denver staged a march against the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a conservative nonprofit that favors large corporations, demonstrators said, and its membership includes over 2,000 state legislators. The protest un ... More >>
At this point, there have been so many rallies about healthcare that they tend to garner relatively little media attention unless they devolve into histrionic scream fests along the lines of one that greeted Congressman Ed Perlmutter a few weeks back. Witness last night's series of pro-reform get-t ... More >>
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking." Wait a second. Is that Barack Obama striking the famous "Blue Steel" pose perfected by Derek Zoolander? Pretty damn close -- and it's all thanks to the artistry of one Ron Keas, who's whipped up a sl ... More >>
Saturday, October 30, Club Static, Fort Collins, 1-970-493-0251.
A smokin' deal
Silver City and Colorado stand out in this season of political intrigue.
Friday, September 3, Ogden Theatre, 1-800-965-4827; Saturday, September 4, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 1-866-527-8499.
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
D.C. Gallery gives a high profile to lowbrow art