What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out their answers across our blogs. First up on the Denver Bucket List are Latest Word's 25-16 picks. Count them down here, a ... More >>
The arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov for allegedly beating girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk is a story that naturally falls into both the news and sports categories. As such, it's also been a major topic on sports-talk radio -- and on Friday, ESPN Denver and 104.3/The Fan took vastly ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on charges that he beat and stomped his girlfriend; see our previous coverage below. Now, we have much more information about the case, including an arrest report detailing the alleged brutality in chilling detail, ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche has been a mediocre team in recent years, but since Patrick Roy took over as coach, the squad has been on a tear, with a 10-1 record to open the season. But the latest news about the Avs is far less happy. Semyon Varlamov, a goalie who's helped Colorado get off to this bliste ... More >>
In 2011, we published a post counting down the fifty reasons Colorado is the best state. But that wasn't enough to express our affection for our home, so we followed up in 2012 with the fifty latest reasons why Colorado is the best state in the country. And still, we didn't cover everything. So now, ... More >>
Denver blog posts are perfectly composed. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels thinks Patrick Roy's crazed screamfest in his first regular season game as Avalanche coach (and his first win!) was positively ROY-SOME! Colorado Peak Politics feels a Democratic Super PAC spokesman called Mike Coffman a ... More >>
Denver blog posts steer clear of disaster. Colorado Pols: The New York Daily News goes after Colorado reps Scott Tipton, Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Doug Lamborn for voting against Hurricane Sandy funds but crowing when they got cash for flood relief. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan on Eagle pr ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>
Would you love it if loads of people suddenly decided to relocate to Denver? If not, we have some bad news for you: The folks at the real estate website Motovo have just published "30 Reasons You Need to Move to Denver," which lays out a pretty damn good argument for heading this way immediately. C ... More >>
The big food news: Colorado cantaloupe season kicks off today, when pickers hit the fields to start harvesting Rocky Ford cantaloupes. "We love it when people come experience our famous cantaloupes at one of our grower's markets, but those who can't make it to Rocky Ford will find fresh field-ripene ... More >>
Back in March, we shared highlights from Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase" and published in 1982, during the height of the Dynasty era. But our previous post only featured a small number of the remarkable photographic flashbacks found within. For this sequel, we've collected ten ... More >>
Goalies aren't exactly known for fighting. But as you can see by some of the many videos on view below, Patrick Roy, among the best players to ever wear a Colorado Avalanche sweater, wasn't afraid to throw down. He'll need that bare-knuckle passion now that he's finally accepted the job as the Avs' ... More >>
We're memorializing Denver blog posts. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels fears Kroenke Entertainment may be okay with essentially swapping Nuggets exec Masai Ujiri for new Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. Colorado Pols: Steve Laffey exits the clown car. Denver Frank presents a pie with an attitude.
Denver blog posts are stockpiling picks for next year. Mile High Report's Kyle Montgomery looks at the marks given the Broncos for the 2013 draft; they fall in the "B" and "C" range. Colorado Pols: Are some petition-gatherers working in Colorado sex offenders? Mile High Hockey's Cole D. Hamilton ... More >>
Back in January, we shared our ten favorite Colorado-centric items on Etsy, an online marketplace where the crafty among us gather to peddle out-of-the-ordinary creations and unusual discoveries of every description, usually at super-reasonable prices. A couple of months later, there's already a ne ... More >>
Denver blog posts are cooler than being cool. They're ice cold. Mile High Hockey's Derek B recaps last night's Avs game, which started with Gabriel Landeskog accepting his rookie-of-the-year trophy and ended with Colorado defeating the Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings. Square State's Zappatero on who ... More >>
It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... 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 >>
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is currently doing his best impersonation of the Grinch that Stole Hockey for the 2012-13 season. But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the stick-and-skates sport in Colorado this year. Tonight, the newest addition to the Central Hockey League, the Denver Cutthroats ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche was scheduled to open the season against the St. Louis Blues tonight at the Pepsi Center. But thanks to the NHL's failed attempt to resolve its collective bargaining issues, the first two weeks of games have been cancelled amid the current lockout. If the NHL can suddenly conv ... More >>
No, it's not a surprise that Joe Sakic has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Seldom has a player in any major sport been more deserving from the standpoint of talent, skill and the way he played the game. Man, could the Avalanche use him now -- and forever. He's one of the true icons in Color ... More >>
I'm a big hockey fan and have been since junior high, when my Penguins won their first two Stanley Cups and the Pittsburgh suburb where I grew up exploded with joy. But I'm now a working Colorado father and the NHL has all but priced out middle-class families, with many upper-level tickets sp ... More >>
What happened to Ed?The media coverage of the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 has focused on the terrorist strikes and their aftermath. But what would the big stories in Denver have been if the attacks never happened? Look below at the lost top ten from the day before the tragedy, and ... More >>
Karlis Skrastins.Today, a jet crash in Russia claimed at least 43 lives, including two former (and well-remembered) Colorado Avalanche players, Karlis Skrastins and Ruslan Salei. Skrastins was known as the "Iron Man" for playing 487 consecutive games between 2003 and 2008, while Salei skated ... More >>
Tulowitzki.The Rockies should have known it wouldn't be their night when Chris Nelson decided to play "Pin the baseball on the coach's face" with Rich Dauer before the game in a gaffe seen in the background of an ESPN live shot. Then the Rockies' unfortunate play was caught by ESPN cameras -- ... More >>
Damn you, Dinger!Every day we edge closer to the hideous sports wasteland that is mid-summer--when all we've got is baseball and other sports are nothing but arrests, rumors and deaths both hilarious and sad. So let's put off hiking, climbing and anything else outdoors, glue ourselves to our ... More >>
Colorado is crawling with mascots. It's been two weeks since the Discover Colorado Rally -- plenty of time for all Colorado summer vacation planners to have studied up for today's pop quiz. Provide the name and attraction associated with each of the mascots pictured below...
Colorado already has 23 types of designer license plates, including one that benefits the Denver Broncos charities. Soon there could be two more if lawmakers pass a bill to create plates to benefit the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche charities.
Happy 303 Day, y'all! (Or is it Merry 303 Day? We can never get it straight). Today, in case you haven't noticed is March 3 -- or 303, if you're into that whole brevity thing -- which just happens to be the area code of our fine city and the surrounding areas. In honor of that serendipitous c ... More >>
Forsberg.Maybe Peter Forsberg quickly realized his body couldn't handle NHL game action anymore, or maybe he just wanted to get away from the suck that is the Avalanche right now. Either way, Forsberg will reportedly announce his retirement from the NHL at a Pepsi Center press conference mome ... More >>
The NHL has commissioned Spiderman creator and general comic book legend Stan Lee to create a superhero squad based on every team in the league. They've been rolling them out for a while now, and the Avs got their hero over the weekend. He's there on the right. His powers include freezing th ... More >>
Quick contest on the Latest Word today for you hockey fans. Four tickets to tonight's Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks game at the Pepsi Center are just waiting here for you to pick them up. Here's how you win.
If you were there last night, thank you for coming to the first-ever Westword Web Awards party at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street. The room swelled (see full slideshow from the Web Awards) to about 400 bloggers, photographers, shameless self-promoters and artists, who tweeted about the thing ... More >>
If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:
BenchWarmers will open its third Colorado location on Thursday, June 24, and in touting this accomplishment, the Colorado-based company offers the most succinct business plan ever: "I was at a Colorado Avalanche game one evening with friends," founder and chief executive officer Kevin Foote, ... More >>
Watch your backside, Hooters. BenchWarmers is coming for you. The up and coming Colorado-based sports bar chain, "where beautiful girls will serve you fantastic food, cold beer, and cocktails as you enjoy an uninterrupted view of the game" already has two restaurants in Aurora and Erie and ... More >>
Carlos Boozer contemplates how good it'll feel to make the Nuggets eat shit.The 2009-2010 season started out so promisingly for the Denver Nuggets that a lot of us looked at a Western Conference Finals rematch with the L.A. Lakers as a virtual lock. That's all over -- and not just because th ... More >>
Photo by Kenny Be Colorado will see Lord Stanley's Cup in 2010 if fans just keep looking up. The first game of the first round of the NHL playoffs is scheduled today and hockey wizards are saying that the San Jose Sharks will take the Colorado Avalanche in five. I'm much more optimistic and ... More >>
Just because Stan wants the Rams doesn't mean he's through with Denver.Stan Kroenke owns 40 percent of the St. Louis Rams football team -- and he reportedly is interested in purchasing the remaining 60 percent. How might such a buy impact Kroenke's Denver sports franchises -- the Denver Nugg ... More >>
The Colorado Avalanche season starts tonight.
There is a limit to freedom of speech for this hockey scribe.
The new, tastier Downtown Aquarium opens with some mouth-watering temptation.
Blue Sky Grill
Simplicity was one of Hanson's virtues -- until that last supper got away.
Taking a gamble on dinner in Black Hawk.