A recent Comment of the Day in which a reader suggested that people from Nebraska need to get high in order to stand living there prompted posts from those who love and loath the Cornhusker State. But the following note strikes a nice balance between these positions -- and adds an interesting claim ... More >>
William Breathes's post about the concerns of Nebraska law-enforcers about a Colorado pot shop opening near the border revved up conversations on a number of fronts -- including the age old rivalry between the two states. His reader adds fuel to the fire.
There's not much going on in the tiny northeast Colorado town of Sedgwick, which has a full-time population of about 150 people, a game preserve nearby and the South Platte River to play in from time to time -- when the water's up. Most people see the town in their rear-view mirror on their way to o ... More >>
Our latest post about pot profiling, featuring data showing that in one Nebraska county, drivers of cars with Colorado plates are cited more frequently than natives by the state patrol, inspired more stories of traffic stops for no good reason. But that shouldn't be a surprise according to this read ... More >>
For well over a year, we've shared claims of pot profiling from drivers who say they were pulled over on bogus pretenses in other states simply because their vehicle had Colorado license plates and local cops wanted an excuse to search it for marijuana. Note the story of a 65-year-old who was told s ... More >>
When we shared our latest post about alleged pot profiling, keyed to a lawsuit against the Idaho State Patrol by a man who says he was pulled over because of his Colorado license plates, we asked readers if they'd experienced anything similar. The response was huge and the stories were many. Here ar ... More >>
Yesterday's travel-oriented post featuring PETA's choices for the ten most vegan-friendly cities in the country (a list that featured Boulder) inspired readers to share their own stories about trying to steer clear of meat in various places around the country. Here's a post from a person who singles ... More >>
We've been hearing more about marijuana profiling -- law enforcers in other states targeting cars with Colorado license plates due to the pot laws here. One of our writers was stopped and searched twice in one trip. Anecdotal evidence (including a report about a so-called Colorado drug pipeline) su ... More >>
Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, have you been getting questions about how it will work? So have we. To help clear the foggy air, we've asked medical marijuana dispensary critic William Breathes to follow in the footsteps of the OC ... More >>
TYGA @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4.18.12 Alright, Tyga was pretty impressive last night at the Ogden Theatre. Okay, more than impressive -- he was damn good, and he has way more hits than just "Rack City." Surprised? We were, too! The line was three blocks long, and the sound was deafening in the venue last ... More >>
Tyga, best known for his joint, "Rack City," was supposed to rock the Ogden Theatre tonight, but we've just received word that the show has been postponed for a later date. No reason was given for the postponement, but earlier today, Vibe and a number of other news outlets reported that Tyga's show ... More >>
In this interview, Osteria Marco bar manager Amanda Olig weighs in on rye whiskey, how she got her first bartending job in Denver and what she drinks after a particularly difficult night.
Mike Peshek Lou's Food Bar 1851 West 38th Avenue 303-458-0336 www.lousfoodbar "See the spaghetti and meatballs?" asks Mike Peshek, pointing to a vat of fat orbs glossed with an herby tomato sauce. "That's one of our favorite dishes -- and one of our most popular staff meals." A dishwasher, who's ju ... More >>
Though I've never been in Nebraska for more than about six hours at a time, most of which has generally involved driving and possibly having lunch, I have some pretty distinct impressions of that state: the plains, the sky, the wind. Nebraska, it seems to me, is a place of austerity, of men o ... More >>
Every kitchen needs one of these, amiright?If you have a foodie to shop for this year, think about a good mixer or some quality wine. Because unless you're looking for one of those awkward exchanges when your friend opens the gift, looks very confused and then lets out an insincere "Thaaanks, ... More >>
Bailey Ferguson is hard at work in the world of art and design, trying her hand at any and all media. She's been a painter's assistant, a design intern, a freelance painter and chalk board artist, and she's currently a member of the Pirate Contemporary Art Co-op, a photographer, a letterpress ... More >>
Could MMJ fever spread over the border?Last night's passage of HB 1284, the bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, sends a message that could accelerate campaigns to legalize MMJ in other states -- including Nebraska, where advocates are already exploring a possible 2012 ballot init ... More >>
Ah, audiobooks. That great modern invention that means even the busiest people can still enjoy a book here and there. Especially those of us that find ourselves stuck in cars for hours a day commuting. Too bad they're as expensive as real books -- even more so sometimes. If only there were so ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
"Bruce Springsteen is the guy that sings that song on Independence Day right? He's the dude that old men are really into? He's like, a patriot or some shit, I'm not into that." That above quote was my younger self, being a particularly concise and utterly annoying dickwad, weighing in on a topi ... More >>
Tuesday, October 13, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Throughout its programming last night, Channel 31 repeatedly teased a story about a cat in a bong. Against all odds, the incident didn't take place in Colorado; instead, its setting was Omaha, Nebraska. But the Fox affiliate was hardly the only Denver station addicted to the tale. Channel 9 and Ch ... More >>
Go west, young bus. You can find anything out there on the open road, but as a Westword operative recently discovered in Nebraska, some things seem more out of place than others. In this case, it was a shuttle-sized RTD bus heading westbound on Interstate 80 near the town of North Platte. A los ... More >>
Jealous? Let’s face it. For all of its prestige, for all of its variety, for all of its cachet, it's hard work to have fun at the Great American Beer Festival. There are lines to get in, lines at many of the beer stands, and masses of people every way you turn. You only get one ounce of beer at ... More >>
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This just in from Barb Wasko in Englewood, refering to my prattling on about Friday fish fries and the Pope in my recent review of the British Bulldog: Fish on Friday -- boy, did that ever bring back some memories! Yes, I am a "recovering Catholic." Grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Tess's fish on Friday ... More >>
Sculpture solos at Robischon and Artyard overshadow the group outing at Foothills.
Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Dance for democracy -- and KGNU.
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First-time director Kimberly Peirce distinguishes herself and her real-life subject with Boys Don't Cry.