A photography exhibit opening this weekend offers rare glimpses of an arduous journey: The long road taken by displaced people from Bhutan, many of whom have spent years in refugee camps awaiting resettlement opportunities, to strange new worlds -- like Aurora, Colorado. The images were taken by you ... More >>
This week's cover story, "A Sporting Chance," traces the rise of the Niyakko Rush, a grassroots youth soccer club made up primarily of refugees living in a single apartment house in Aurora. Many of the players have come from countries ravaged by political and military upheaval, including Myanmar, So ... More >>
Like a lot of newcomers, Jason Hicks was a bit flummoxed by his first visit to the Shadow Tree apartments last year. The complex, just a short stroll off East Colfax in Aurora, is home to a growing number of refugee families, relocated from places like Nepal and Burma and Somalia. It's a population ... More >>
Here's an idea: If, like me, you are bored to tears with the corporatization of sport and want to celebrate in some way those who play for pure love of the game -- and maybe grab a burger, some hot dogs, and a cheap car wash in the bargain -- then I've got a deal for you. Point your car to the heart ... More >>
Saturday lunch is the best time for an all-you-can-eat buffet. You don't have to worry about returning semi-comatose to work and you've probably already done yard work or something else outdoorsy to justify the added caloric load. Indian restaurants, especially, tend toward low-risk, high-reward buf ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited Namaste India, run by two young men from Nepal, that serves good -- if Americanized -- Indian fare, for her weekly review. Mark Antonation, continuing his trek up Federal Boulevard, grabbed a taste of summer at the surf-themed El Camaron Loco. For th ... More >>
Picture.Me.Here is a digital storytelling exhibit for refugees from the Mercy Housing/ Grace Apartments in Aurora. A year ago, Brigid McAuliffe and Erin Preston, digital storytelling professionals, sat in a Bhutanese woman's apartment, drinking amazing tea and teaching that woman and other refuges h ... More >>
Many people change their style when they change their setting. But that's not always the case, as we noticed with DIA worker Diwas Uprepti and his American style. Keep reading to learn which states influence his look, where he shops, and what he uses as his style mantra. See also: DJ Roberto DeJesu ... More >>
Every Sunday is a funday at Viewhouse Eatery Bar and Rooftop, and there's a good reason why: games like dunk tank and yard sports like corn hole and giant Jenga. In the spirit of unusual sports and games -- that are typically only enjoyed with a drink in hand -- here is a list of ten "sports" you p ... More >>
Fashion may move in waves of in and out, but true style is forever. This week we spotted Julian Muhammad, co-owner of a clothing store, on the D-Line Lite Rail. Continue reading to learn what baseball team influenced his kicks, his style mantra, and which group of Hollywood actors inspire his person ... More >>
"If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go?" became a central question for Mike Dion after the success of the Denver-based filmmaker's 2010 film, Ride the Divide. That question became the tagline for his next film, Reveal the Path, which took Dion and some of the world's top mounta ... More >>
When we noticed that a restaurant named Masala Xpress had set up shop in the Aurora Mall, our first hope was that it might be a quick-service outpost of Masalaa, the restaurant on South Parker Road that serves an all-vegetarian menu and landed our Best Vegetarian Indian Buffet award in this year's B ... More >>
One of TACtile Textile Arts Center's most colorful exhibits is back: World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions, featuring -- as in the past -- a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show -- to s ... More >>
The American Alpine Club announced this week that Boulder-based photographer Cory Richards has won its 2012 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure. The $15,000 award, which will be officially presented next month during Mountainfilm in Telluride, is named for photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell, w ... More >>
The sun may not break through all the smoke in the air from the Jefferson County wildfires today, but "Solar for a Small Planet," a free program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science tonight, will shine a light on how solar helps power low-income communities around the world.
Ridgway-based journalist and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner Peter Hessler's work spans China, small towns in southwestern Colorado and back to Nepal. Latest Word has more on the $500,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation which was announced its 22 winners yesterday, as well as a Q&A ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
In 1996, adventurer Göran Kropp famously set out by bike from his home in Sweden, loaded with gear, and rode all the way to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. He made the summit on May 23 of that year, without bottled oxygen and without Sherpa support, then climbed down, got back on his bike, and ... More >>
The spirit of Boulder's Adventure Film Festival founder Jonny Copp lives on: The five winners of the Copp-Dash Inspire Award grants for 2011 were announced on Friday, receiving $20,000 and climbing expeditions to Alaska, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Nepal. The grant program was estab ... More >>
Deepak Sharma Bajagain broke two Guinness World Records on Saturday, March 26, at the Community College of Aurora as part of the Work for Children Food Campaign 2011 hosted by the Global Lynx Foundation and Nepal Tourism Campaign: One for the Most Envelopes Torn in half in Thirty seconds, and ... More >>
Not a world-record holder.Deepak Sharma Bajagain already holds four Guinness records, and tomorrow, he'll attempt to add two more to that illustrious legacy: Most Envelopes Torn in Half in 30 Seconds and Most Grapes Eaten in Three Minutes by a Small Plastic Teaspoon. Yes, these are actual ent ... More >>
Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest, and his resume of adventurous accomplishments also includes such feats as finishing the Leadville 100 on a tandem bike. Oh, and also: He's blind. Tonight at 6 p.m., the author of Touch the Top of the World and The Adversit ... More >>
Mark MangerRatna and Macchendra Shrestha at Nepal Cuisine.Jason Sheehan just reviewed Nepal Cuisine, where he found more than enough momo to keep him warm through these upcoming winter months. On momo alone, Nepal Cuisine easily ranks among the top ten Indian and Nepalese restaurants in the ... More >>
In Nepal, momo -- the small, white-flour dumplings that represent the Nepali contribution to world dumpling culture -- are used as currency. Goats and yaks can be bartered for on the streets with buckets of momo. A fine woman is said to be worth her weight in momo. There's a folk tale that ... More >>
Tellurides Mountainfilm weds social justice and entertainment in the high country.
Tamdin Wangdu's photos bring his native Tibet to Denver.
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was.
Diversity unfolds at the African Market
Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant and Bar
Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant plots a steady culinary course.
Rare finds and real deals
Maruti Narayan's food brushes up against greatness. Too bad no one's there to eat it.
From the week of May 23, 2002
Kim Clark says Everest's air is thinner than Denver's. She should know -- she's up there right now.
I'd walk a mile -- and then some -- for a meal at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse.
It's easy to honor the food at Namasté.
In Himalaya, the human spirit tests its mettle.
How to play the wild game in Denver.
Helander Dance Theater presents Voices of Tibet