"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said J. Robert Oppenheimer of his work on the atomic bomb, quoting the Bhagavad Gita. There's grief and guilt in the statement, as well a daunting realization of just what he's unleashed on the world. But as you think about it, you also catch a note o ... More >>
Plenty of folks in these parts continue to complain about the rough economy -- but according to MSN Money, such gripes have reached their expiration date. The site has just ranked the fifty state economies from worst to first, and Colorado is solidly ensconced in the top ten. But where did it finish ... More >>
It's March Madness time, when everyone decides to create their own Sweet Sixteen matchups for everything from movies to hot dog condiments. And speaking of hot dogs, Progress Now's 22 state affiliates have tapped twenty politicians that they consider the "most outrageous, radical, out of touch ri ... More >>
This weekend is all about the green of St. Patrick's Day, and you won't have to spend much of your own hard-earned green to have fun. For just ten bucks (or less), you can enjoy everything from a burlesque tribute to the Irish holiday to an experimental film symposium to a comedy show celebrating ba ... More >>
Last week, Melanie Asmar shared an immigration report estimating the cost of Colorado's "show me your papers" law at $13 million. But the price tag on porous borders and a flood of illegal immigrants depleting American resources is much higher, maintains one particularly passionate commenter. Here's ... More >>
Earlier this month, we posted about the ten TV shows you didn't know were set in Colorado. Now, we turn to (mostly obscure) movies that actually feature "Colorado" in the title -- and are accompanied by amazing posters. Almost all the flicks we found are vintage Westerns, with several starring cowbo ... More >>
"Delicious - divine - delectable." It's comments that like that just landed Fruition, Alex Seidel's tiny temple of gastronomy, in a listacle of ten restaurants that begins with New York City's Le Bernardin, includes Alinea in Chicago and ends with Screen Door in Portland.
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
In the war of words over the plan to round up thousands of wild horses on federal lands, it's the images that speak loudest. Even as the Bureau of Land Management argues that the thinning of herds is for their own good, critics of the program keep coming up with damning footage showing abuse of the ... More >>
It's that time again: time to start making your festival plans for the coming year. Specifically, Burning Man, as tickets for the largest desert gathering since Moses led people to the Promised Land go on sale in about an hour (11 a.m. local time, to be exact). The festival, which is held every ye ... More >>
Lori MidsonSorry, that headline is cruel. In-n-Out Burger, which now has locations in California, Nevada, Dallas-Fort Worth and Utah, is not opening a store in Denver, but if you don't want to drive the 350-plus miles to get your double-double burger fix, you can have it delivered straight t ... More >>
Brian Hill.This week, Righthaven, a Nevada firm specializing in copyright-infringement litigation, finally acknowledged its relationship with MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post, in a filing on view below related to a dropped lawsuit against chronically ill, mildly autistic hobby blogge ... More >>
Brian Hill.Righthaven LLC, which has filed oodles of copyright-infringement lawsuits here and in its home base of Nevada, is on a losing streak. First, Judge John Kane ripped the firm, which subsequently dropped a case against chronically ill, mildly autistic hobby blogger Brian Hill. Now, a ... More >>
Colin Michael Day is contractually obligated to do the "sexy tiger" face in every photo he takes.A couple of years back, University of Denver grads Mardana Mayginnes and Colin Michael Day set out from Denver to Los Angeles to chase the dream of making it big in the film world -- now, they ret ... More >>
FlickrDurango's Richard Paul comes across as a helpful and chipper salesman in a just-released cyber-sheaf of court documents. Problem is, he's accused of selling an array of machine guns and other weaponry to undercover federal officers -- and when his Durango home was raided, authorities r ... More >>
FlickrWho among us hasn't grazed through a store, snatching every free sample in site? Well, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who did so at local Costcos in mid-October may have gotten more than they bargained for -- a case of E. coli from sample Go ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Elyse GardnerCopters and horses don't mix.Last week, we noted that a fragile truce between the Bureau of Land Management and activists protesting the agency's roundups of wild horses was on the verge of blowing up, with lawsuits pending over a proposed "gather" in the midsummer heat of northe ... More >>
Photo by Elyse GardnerA few weeks ago, after an unusual public workshop in downtown Denver that allowed wild-horse advocates to air their concerns about alleged government mismanagement of dwindling herds, activists were feeling so encouraged that they called off a planned protest of the even ... More >>
Lori Midson If Chipotle, Qdoba, Illegal Pete's and Chez Jose aren't enough to satisfy your seam-busting burrito cravings, there's a new contender in town that might. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, 610 South Colorado Boulevard, which shares the same small mall address as a new Garbanzo Mediterranean ... More >>
Recent detainees at the Calico roundup. Photo by Elyse Gardner. Amid a stampede of controversy over the government's effort to remove 2,500 wild horses from their historic range in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management has announced two more roundups scheduled for later this year. One round ... More >>
The mustang dubbed "Freedom" prepares to jump the fence. Photo by Elyse Gardner. Protests continue around the country over the Bureau of Land Management's ongoing roundup of 2,500 wild horses in Nevada, including a rally scheduled for January 7 in downtown Denver. Groups outraged by the roun ... More >>
All Sheryl Crow wants is for wild horses to have some fun.Weeks before a scheduled government roundup of 2,500 wild mustangs in Nevada, horse advocates are bringing out the big guns in an effort to stop or delay the operation. They're filing lawsuits and staging protests, bringing in scientis ... More >>
Dr. Reefer is open for business in Boulder -- but not yet in Denver.In a blog published yesterday, state senator Chris Romer said this while discussing some of his ideas for regulating the medical-marijuana industry: "The medical-marijuana community isn't the only stakeholder here. Lots of su ... More >>
Twins Will and Dave Elger, who were born in Mexico but are very much Denverites, worked in the tequila business for a decade before creating their own five years ago: Muchote Tequila. Nancy Levine first caught up with it last September at Lime XS, where she discovered it made a good mango margarita. ... More >>
Misery loves company, and if the National Restaurant Association's annual forecast -- released on Friday, December 19 -- is correct, Coloradans will still be getting out of the house and into restaurants in 2009. According to the 2009 Restaurant Industry Forecast, Colorado will place third in t ... More >>
The latest search for the body and plane of missing (and presumably dead) millionaire Steve Fossett, which got underway on July 14 in the mountains along the border separating California from Nevada, puts a renewed focus on those monied folks who use their resources in a quest to set aeronautic reco ... More >>
Wong Kar-Wais first English-language foray is a minor confection.
There's gold in that there museum.
Day One Day Two Day Three January 15, 2008 by David Amram The American West | Since I was brought up on a farm in Feasterville, Pennsylvania during the 1930s, most of my first impressions of the American West were informed by Saturday matinees at the movies. But my Uncle David, a merchant seaman ... More >>
Steve Fossett's been missing in the Nevada desert since Labor Day. The Beaver Creek millionaire thrill-seeker who's set records for circumnavigating the globe in a balloon, flying solo nonstop for almost 80 hours, and other feats of derring-whoohoo, was out scouting sites for a future run at the lan ... More >>
Nando Mondragon (left) before he wound up back in a Nevada prison. For Nando Mondragon, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas. The Nevada state parole board gave him an additional six-month prison sentence for violating his parole by leaving Colorado and heading to Sin City earlier this ye ... More >>
It's been dark days for Colorado, what with Ward Churchill, JonBenet Ramsey and Michael Tracey in particular (and CU in general) in the news. How like the national media to kick a good state when it's down. Two weeks ago, the New Yorker sidelined Denver, calling it a "second-tier city" in a piece ab ... More >>
Burn, baby, burn
Denver pitches in to help its Burning Man fans.
Ed Phillips runs the last little ore house in town.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.