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    August 29, 2014

    Reader: Pot Profilers in Nebraska Don't Need a Reason to Pull Over Colorado Cars

    In our post about the arrest of two Coloradans in Nebraska for transporting 99.6 pounds of marijuana, we noted previous reports about pot profiling in which folks driving cars with Colorado plates were pulled over for extremely minor infractions. In response, one reader tells the tale of a traffic s ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Bare-knuckle boxing at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Reader: Pot is cheaper in Nebraska than Colorado

    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 >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Reader: Who wouldn't want to get high if they lived in godforsaken Nebraska?

    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.

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    June 18, 2014

    Marijuana: Recreational pot shop near border miffs Nebraska cops

    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 >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Reader: Nebraskans hate people in Colorado almost as much as they hate pot

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Weed profiling: Nebraska county cites Colorado drivers for pot, etc. more than Nebraska ones

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Readers: Colorado pot profiling is out of control across the country

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Reader: Being vegan in Nebraska (and the Midwest) isn't easy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Marijuana profiling in Nebraska leads to two-hour search of Colorado dad, kids

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Tyga at the Ogden Theatre, 4/18/12

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Tyga show at the Ogden tonight postponed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Amanda Olig: Trust your gut

    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.

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    November 23, 2011

    Mike Peshek, exec chef of Lou's Food Bar, muses on social-review sites, roadkill and customers who toss out skewering threats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    One chapter book reviews: The Fried Twinkie Manifesto

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top five kitchen gifts sure to ruin the holidays

    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 >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Absurdist Interview: Artist/Designer Bailey Ferguson

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Medical marijuana bill passage: Could it lead to MMJ legalization in Nebraska?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Have few hundred free audiobooks to make your morning commute/summer roadtrip easier

    ​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 >>

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    March 26, 2010

    The guys who called Coloradans' d*cks small: Shmucks of the Week

    "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 >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

    "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 >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    Box Elders

    Tuesday, October 13, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

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    March 3, 2009

    It's not local news -- but it is a cat in a bong

    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 >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 27, 2008
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    October 31, 2008

    Despite a Longmonster sighting, RTD still doesn't serve Nebraska

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    East vs. West at the Great American Beer Festival

    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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    June 9, 2008
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    April 5, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    February 2, 2007
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    February 2, 2007

    Catholic Mailbag

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 15, 2006

    Heavy Thoughts

    Sculpture solos at Robischon and Artyard overshadow the group outing at Foothills.

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Bright Eyes

    Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Radio Free Denver

    Dance for democracy -- and KGNU.

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    July 21, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 21, 2005

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    May 26, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Kassai Sushi

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    May 12, 2005

    Flick Pick

    Lili's Apron

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    December 2, 2004

    Off Limits

    Sour grapes

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    June 17, 2004

    Hollywood Square

    Robert Lecher keeps the celebrity hits coming at his look-alike festival.

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    January 30, 2003

    Author! Author!

    Where to make book

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    December 20, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 20, 2001

  • Culture

    November 1, 2001

    Reality Bites

    The CVA's two-part exhibit is a divine look at the human form.

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    December 21, 2000

    The River's Edge

    As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Against the Odds

    Referendum E is a sucker bet, but the state's hooked on lottery games.

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    October 26, 2000

    Trickle-Down Economics

    Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.

  • Film

    October 28, 1999

    A Crying Shame

    First-time director Kimberly Peirce distinguishes herself and her real-life subject with Boys Don't Cry.

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