Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a nationwide chain known for its healthy eats with a tropical twist, opens Monday in the Denver Tech Center, and one person will receive free smoothies for a year as part of the grand opening celebration, which will also include complimentary smoothies for anyone who walks th ... More >>
The ongoing flooding in the Boulder area is being echoed in other locations along the Front Range, including in El Paso and Larimer counties. The former has already seen one fatality: A thus-far unidentified body was found near Fountain Creek in the Colorado Springs area. And there's been a dam bre ... More >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
We've been digging into our state's movie history via posts like the best movies filmed in Colorado, the most awesomely cheesy Colorado movies, the biggest movie misses filmed in Colorado and ten hit movies filmed in Colorado. But after compiling our list of memorable movies set in Colorado but not ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Lifers Book Club," reports on the Words Beyond Bars Project, a pilot progam at the Limon Correctional Facility that puts high-security prisoners, many of them serving life sentences, in a room with volunteers to discuss great books. It's a modest effort that could trans ... More >>
We're a world away from Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, which took place this past weekend Nevada's Black Rock Desert, but that doesn't mean we can't get a taste of what we missed. Our West Coast Sound counterparts were on hand and took a slew of pics, allowing us to live vicariously throug ... More >>
See Also: Q&A with Peter Black Q&A with Porter Robinson Aw, yeah, weekend's here! There's a heady mix of local and international talent brewing on the dance scene this weekend, including Peter Black's official retirement party and tunes by Porter Robinson, Danny Daze, Sascha Dive and Paul Oakenfol ... 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 >>
You won't need these to open Eddyline tallboys.The canned craft beer revolution started in Lyons in 2002 with Oskar Blues, and although Colorado is still the leader, we don't yet have metal to match our mountains. That will change in late July or early August when the Eddyline Brewery in Bue ... More >>
Pierre Werner.In January, Pierre Werner, who ran a Boulder dispensary under the name Dr. Reefer, was indicted in Nevada on multiple marijuana counts -- as were his mother and brother. All three have now signed plea agreements, but Werner is asking patients and advocates to write letters to th ... More >>
Conceived by Michelle "Smallfry" Lessans as an art installation at the 2011 Burning Man celebration in the Nevada desert, the Zenith Project aims to create peaceful zen garden in the often chaotic party that Burning Man can be. "I love burning man, it's a wonderful experience, but at times I' ... More >>
Statistics compiled by the Federal Trade Commission show that Colorado had the highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2010, Greeley, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs all ranked among t ... More >>
Govnr's ParkRevelry from last year's party.There's a battle brewing at Govnr's Park. On Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the ageless watering hole will host its second annual Spring Meltdown Beerfest, pitting 35 breweries against each other. They'll be fighting for the love of Gov's patrons, and ... 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 >>
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 >>
Recently, there have been a slew of ill-advised memoirs from people far too young and inexperienced to share their stories with the world. Steve Katz doesn't have that problem. The 75-year-old Denver author started writing his memoir five years ago, and it has since become a collection of ove ... 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 >>
Displacement marries film and parkour.
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
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A Denver coroner's investigator tracks down the families of the forgotten.
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James Mangold's latest looks scary, plays funny, and might just be brilliant.
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A public service announcement from Westword...
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The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.