Among the many great things about Colorado are the many recreational opportunities available both inside and outside. Our Best of Denver celebrates ten examples, with picks including traditional gyms, thoroughly nontraditional spots and even spots on the slopes in anticipation of the soon-to-arrive ... More >>
Keith Gardner is very comfortable showing off his physique, as is clear from his Facebook profile pic, seen here and in wider angle, maybe-safe-for-work-but-maybe-not version below. But Colorado Springs cops say he went a little too far yesterday -- by stripping down in a police station. And the sto ... More >>
The Rainbow Family portrays itself as a benign group populated by people who resemble throwbacks to the hippie era. But is it actually a dangerous amalgam of humanity stocked with criminals, petty and otherwise? The latter description reflects the view of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office followi ... More >>
A couple of week's back, we shared Ranker's list of the twenty best state songs -- and had to admit that even though Colorado's finished pretty high, it was hardly a standout. Now, Spotify has assembled a roster of each state's favorite July 4th song, and unfortunately, Colorado's is among the unco ... More >>
The federal government might not accept marijuana as a form of medicine, but Google sure does. Entering the search terms "hospital" or "health center" brings up multiple medical marijuana dispensaries and evaluation centers, as do searches for "wellness center" and "health services." Here's a Googl ... More >>
Our friends at Movoto have shared their list of the ten best American cities for 2013, and given that the site came up with the top thirty reasons for moving to Denver just a few months back, it's no surprise that the Mile High City made the cut. But where did it land? We've got all the answers, a ... More >>
Nathan Starks is one of the most highly recruited high school football players in the country -- but he couldn't get on the field for Cherry Creek High School, coached by ex-NFL pro and voice of the Broncos Dave Logan, because he'd been ruled ineligible by the Colorado High School Activities Associa ... More >>
One year ago today, nineteen-year-old Kara Nichols vanished after leaving her Colorado Springs home for a modeling shoot in Denver. Since then, her parents, Julia and Paul Nichols, have worked tirelessly to find their beloved daughter, but to no avail thus far. Kara marked her twentieth birthday in ... More >>
It's a bizarre story: The victim of a car heist and her boyfriend see the stolen vehicle and confront the alleged thief as they're crossing the street -- leading to a brutal punch-out and a broken larynx before an arrest takes place. Adding to the oddity is the accused: Davien Payne, a once highly ... More >>
As members of Burning Man's Fire Arts Safety Team, DaveX and Eric Smith are combined experts in the fields of pyrotechics and flame effects. Together, Smith, chief inspector for the state of Nevada LP-Gas Board, and DaveX, licensed California pyrotechnic operator, saw a need for safety education in ... More >>
Patxi Azpiroz Patxi's Pizza 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood; 303-783-2000 185 Steele Street; 303-331-1000 www.patxispizza.com This is part two of my interview with Patxi Azpiroz, exec chef/owner of Patxi's Pizza; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Favorite Denver restaurant(s) ... More >>
Most of the talk after last week's presidential debate in Denver was about how Mitt Romney had won according to most viewers. But another far more important topic was bubbling under the service: Did Ann Romney forgo the Temple garments she presumably wears as a member of the Mormon faith? One observ ... More >>
In addition to campaigns and super PACs pouring money into local television ads, one of the many (dubious?) perks of Colorado being a key swing state in the presidential election is lots and lots of polls. And there's good reason for all the attention: It's shaping up to be a very close race here. ... More >>
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management can no longer "remain studiously ignorant of material scientific evidence" indicating that castrating wild stallions is a problematic and possibly illegal way of managing the herds, a federal judge has ruled in the long-running battle over the fate of America's wil ... More >>
Lakewood mayor Bob Murphy stood in front of Lasley Elementary students today and talked about how the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff view obesity as a national security issue, since 27 percent of all applicants for the armed forces are too obese to serve. The rest of the festivities were more upbeat, bu ... More >>
The headlines say that Rick Santorum, of all people, was the big winner yesterday among wannabe Republican presidential nominees thanks to victories in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary. But his prize didn't come in delegates, since none were at stake in any of the contest ... More >>
Earlier this month, Colorado Republican Party chairman Ryan Call argued that this year's Colorado Republican Caucus will mean more than ever, in part because the date was moved up to February 7. When Mitt Romney looked poised to sweep Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, this claim looked suspect ... More >>
There are plenty of differences between the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements, as cartoonist Kenny Be pointed out in his post "Occupy Wall Street vs. the Tea Party: A visual guide." But their members' shared sense of dissatisfaction inspired The Daily Beast to use them as a barometer ... More >>
The National Motorists Association lists Denver and Colorado Springs among the ten worst cities in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps, based on reported motorist sightings. And Colorado is the fourth highest state on a per capita basis when it comes to the rate of reported new radar-gun loca ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced federal approval of four large renewable energy projects in the West today, touting the new jobs and clean power that those projects and others in the pipeline will bring -- and described his department's approach to renewables as so ... More >>
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
Doubters! Although anyone who lives and eats in Denver quickly recognizes that Colorado cuisine includes a particular variation of green chile -- goopy, soupy and porkorific -- there are still those who doubt that there's a particular green native to this state. Blixco for example; New Mexi ... More >>
Great Divide BrewingGreat Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Our item yesterday about KOA talk-show host Mike Rosen seeing nothing wrong with recycling one of his old Rocky Mountain News columns in the Denver Post stirred a lively debate. Given that Nevada's Righthaven LLC has been suing news agencies for unauthorized use of Post material, o ... More >>
A Nevada roundup.It's been a good week for mustang lovers. Not only did the Bureau of Land Management, in the wake of lawsuits, back off a plan to round up the entire West Douglas herd of wild horses in northwest Colorado, but the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut $2 million from BLM ... More >>
Look at him -- he's so statuesque. There are no plans to erect a statute to Robocop in Detroit, according to Mayor Dave Bing. There is, however, a Rocky statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after one was placed at the top of the Rocky steps in Rocky III. While it could argued, ... More >>
MapQuest, the AOL-owned online mapping service with strong Denver ties, has unveiled a new site that's supposed to encourage users to contribute data and correct errors in its maps -- a kind of cartographic Wikipedia, or what MQ is calling a "neighborhood watch" concept. It's a great idea -- ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Last month, we noted that Denver Post and MediaNews Group execs weren't eager to discuss a copyright-infringement warning published by the paper. At the time, we asked these three questions: "So... what prompted the Post to rattle this saber? Are lawsuits imminent? And against ... More >>
Colbert greets Steinhauser.Is Ken Buck the poster child for Tea Party candidates who were never into witchcraft? Yes, judging by the appearance on last night's edition of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report of Brendan Steinhauser, the director of state and federal campaigns for FreedomWorks, ... More >>
Unless you want your boss to know exactly how sick your "sick" days are, you might want to be careful about who's in your social network when you're at Vail Resorts this season.
Photo by Craig DownerA mustang breaks free of a holding pen in Nevada.While his department's handling of the oil-slick crisis in the Gulf continues to draw scathing criticism and political blowback, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has another ecological headache brewing out west over hi ... More >>
Photo by Cat KindsfatherA mustang at the Fallon holding pen with a swollen scrotum, a sign of recent castration. Months after the Bureau of Land Management's controversial roundup of wild horses in Nevada last winter, official counts of the number of animals injured and killed in the operatio ... 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 >>
Dick Wadhams.Locals who want to know the latest political scoop know they'll find it first at ColoradoPols.com, a website whose power and reach is obvious even when the information it passes along doesn't pan out. Case in point -- rumors that Colorado Republic Party head Dick Wadhams might be ... More >>
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