Are Colorado sports personalities literally falling apart? Certainly seems that way. On Friday night, Nuggets supermascot Rocky passed out while being lowered to the Pepsi Center floor. Then, on Sunday, longtime John Elway backup Gary Kubiak, who went on to become a Denver assistant coach before bei ... More >>
We're giving away two tickets to this weekend's Rocky Mountain Showdown between the CSU Rams and the CU Buffs; click here to learn how you can win them. And in anticipation of the big game, Ram mascot Cam is seen on the CSU video below getting ready for the challenge by, among other things, pulling ... More >>
A search for a man feared drowned in Bartlett Lake, not far from Phoenix, was covered by local news stations, but didn't immediately hit the national radar. At least not until his identity was revealed. The victim was Frank Castillo, a Major League Baseball pitcher for a number of teams, including ... More >>
Denver blog posts swing for the fences. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels thinks it's officially time to stick a fork in the Colorado Rockies' season. Big Media's Jason Salzman considers the implications of immigration reform without citizenship. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz looks at a new Cher ... More >>
Denver blog posts really mean it. Purple Row's Jay Tymkovich thinks the Rockies' series win over the San Francisco Giants makes a statement. Colorado Pols thinks the lack of viable Republican candidates to challenge Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall means the GOP has no bench. Denv ... More >>
Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is introducing Pre-Game Pop-Ups for the 2013 Rockies season today. Specials include Korean BBQ rib sandwiches and fresh fruit cups sweetened with agave syrup and chili lime; more pop-up items will appear on the menu throughout the season. See also: - Photos: ... More >>
The Boulder Theater is hosting the High West Oyster Fest tomorrow, April 2, with live music by local funk band Juno What?! and fresh oysters courtesy of Jax Fish House (its LoDo outpost was this year's Best Seafood Restaurant); Odell's Brewery will be pouring its Emersum Oyster Stout. The event also ... More >>
Back in 1982, the Mile High City-set series Dynasty was the most popular show on TV, but only establishing shots were regularly filmed here. So what was Denver really like back then? We stumbled upon a regular time-machine of a book that shows us: Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase ... More >>
Denver blog posts root for the home teams. South Stands Denver's Colin D. estimates that if the Colorado Rockies continue on their current pace, they'll lose 99 games this year. C'mon, guys, tank just one more! Denver Egotist: This makes us miss hockey. Mile High Mamas' Lisa Vratny-Smith on endin ... More >>
Had six non-Romney fans not be banned from attending, they would have learned that Congressman Paul Ryan is just a family man with a lot of love for the State of Colorado. That's how the newly announced vice presidential candidate presented himself at the start of his speech at Lakewood High School ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>
Denver blog posts love you for all seasons. Purple Row's Jeff Aberle isn't ready to brand the Colorado Rockies' decision to install a four-man pitching rotation and a starters pitch count as desperate lunacy. The Intermittent Blogger declares the Scout tutorial the best-ever tool for tracking gove ... More >>
Denver blog posts are homegrown. The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard on the prospect of Jared Polis introducing an amendment to squash the oil shale subsidy. Purple Row: Do the Colorado Rockies want Jeff Francis back? Coyote Gulch (H/T Colorado Statesman) ponders whether a couple of initiat ... More >>
Craft brewers sold $8.7 billion worth of beer in 2011, up more than 9 percent over the previous year, according to the Boulder-based Brewers Association. That's a lot of suds. The total amount of beer they made rose 13 percent, or roughly 1.3 million barrels, to nearly 11.5 million barrels. The num ... More >>
Nederland santera Catherine Robles Shaw usually sticks to the basics when creating her lovely retablos -- plaques depicting the saints that are hand-carved and painted in a folk style that's been handed down over hundreds of years in northern New Mexico and Colorado's San Luis Valley. Contemp ... More >>
News that Sports Authority is hoping to relieve Invesco of the naming rights to the Broncos stadium -- thus making the stadium's name even more of a mouthful: Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- is likely to rile fans who think the name is ridiculous enough already. But Denver isn't alone ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.This weekend, Ubaldo Jimenez, the greatest pitcher in Colorado Rockies history, is expected to make his first start for the Cleveland Indians. Which got us to thinking: What pro athletes who left Colorado teams either by choice or force have been most painful for local fans to ... More >>
The latest food truck to hit Denver will either have you shaking your head because the craze has gone mainstream, or nodding it for the same reason. On Thursday, Aramark Corporation, which runs the food venues at Coors Field, rolled out Wok in the Park, a truck serving noodle bowls and egg r ... More >>
McCourt, shown here signing an extremely onerous loan.This week the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy amid accusations of mismanagement by owner Frank McCourt, who evidently learned nothing from his childhood of poverty and hunger in the slums of Limerick. Wait, different Frank McCourt ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
Yesterday, Jonathan Shikes wrote about the diminishing returns of Taco Bell's Colorado Rockies deal, which would be less impressive even if the Rocks weren't mired in an offensive slump. Not that one reader is actually salivating at the thought of a bargain bite.
A friend of mine used to sell T-shirts in college. He was putting himself through school, along with a few scholarships, and he needed every dollar he could get. So he'd come up with a creative design idea, get a small loan from his mom and have the T-shirts printed. Then he'd go door-to-door ... 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 >>
Tulo's nightmare.Troy Tulowitzki isn't known for his Aprils. Or rather, he is known for his Aprils. He's known for sucking in them. Over the past few years, the Colorado Rockies' $134 million Gold Glove-winning All-Star shortstop has looked like a Little Leaguer through the first month of th ... More >>
Ubaldo JimenezAt this time last year, Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez was mowing down batters at a historical pace. Simply pitching with a healthy hand is now Jimenez's goal. The Rockies placed Jimenez on the fifteen-day disabled list today, in order to give the cut cuticle on his right thumb time ... More >>
Friday is opening day at Coors Field, and that means the return of Colorado's most unusual brewery, the Blue Moon Brewing Company @ the Sandlot. Open only during Colorado Rockies home games and only during baseball season, the Sandlot is celebrating its sixteenth year of serving baseball-the ... More >>
Ed Perlmutter.Just found these three Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: Ed Perlmutter hopes to continue holding grocery store meetings despite the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy. Big Media's Jason Salzman chats with 9News's Adam Schrager, who's trading Denver for Wisconsi ... More >>
Karl Rove.Karl Rove has spent much of the last week in Colorado: stumping for candidates, pontificating in Aspen -- "Moscow in the Colorado Rockies" -- and addressing the Colorado Committee for Heritage last night, where, in assessing the current campaign season for the conservative crowd, he ... More >>
Keli McGregor.When Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead on April 20 in a Salt Lake City hotel room despite being just 48 and in apparently terrific health, speculation about his cause of death ran rampant -- and months of delays in McGregor's toxicology reports only increas ... More >>
Look ma, no hands!And now for your final blog roundup of the week: Roundball Trading Company gives us its speculations on the all-but-impending Carmelo Anthony trade. Gilbert Arenas, really? Purple Row has a breakdown of the Rockies' weekend series with the "venomless" Arizona Diamondbacks. ... More >>
Sandy and Ashlie.The Rockies may have lost to the Red Sox last night, but they won with Sandy Snow. Earlier this season, Snow had been breastfeeding her daughter, Ashlie, at a game when Coors Field personnel asked her to move out of view, even though only Ashlie's toes were exposed. Snow was ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies seem full of beans this season -- and so was this chili. Can you guess where I was eating?
In honor of opening day at Coors Field, herewith a brief homage to the five best spring drinking rituals: 5. Easter Nothing cures the pain of spending a Sunday with the in-laws like a mimosa or 15. Be sure to balance out the alcohol with enough bagels and chocolate, or you could be known for ... More >>
When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.
The gangs all beer and the bathrooms full.
The Tavern Downtown
Strip and Go Naked
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