Late last year, Odell Brewing named a beer, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, after a truck belonging to the organic farmer who hauls away the brewery's spent grain to feed to his dairy cows. This time around, the Fort Collins company will focus on the life cycle of hops -- and in particular on a butterf ... More >>
The American Council of the Blind of Colorado's Million Penny Campaign, which kicks off at the first of the year and runs through March 31, is exactly that -- a penny collection drive. The non-profit will also take donations in any other amount, but the penny drive seemed like a great way to ask for ... More >>
You don't have to wait until Colorado Gives Day to donate to your favorite nonprofit -- but the December 4 event is a handy way to remember to do it before the end of the year, during what we like to think of as the season of giving. If you don't have a favorite charity in mind, this is also a chanc ... More >>
For Now Showing, our fall arts guide inserted in the September 27 issue of Westword, we asked dozens of luminaries on the local arts scene -- including winners of the Westword MasterMind awards -- to take a survey about the state of the arts. We published many of the responses in Now Showing, but an ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
Though John Larroquette gave up alcohol for good thirty years ago, the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor still makes a point of relating that journey at public appearances. This Friday, September 28, Larroquette will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon fundraiser for Arapahoe House, a non-profit or ... More >>
Update below: Wednesday, Colorado Ethics Watch requested an IRS investigation into the nonprofit status of Open Government Institute of Colorado based on a video featuring OGI's executive director, Jessica Peck. The claim: OGI was working to benefit Congressman Mike Coffman, who's running for reelec ... More >>
When we last spoke with Corey Elbin -- the one-man orchestrator of the Mercury Cafe's weekly avant-garde food and music throw-down, Gorinto -- he was unsure of the fate of the unique get-together. After curating, cooking, booking and running Gorinto on his own for the better part of two years, Elbin ... More >>
Last July, Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith gathered a team of other professional musicians to lead a songwriting retreat for nine servicemen and women. Songs written during the retreat were performed at the Faces of Freedom concert on September 11 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. ... More >>
Update: Colorado Gives Day, the one-day online charity marathon that began at midnight on Tuesday but extended until noon today due to technical difficulties, raised $12 million for 932 local nonprofits, according to a preliminary count.
DanceSafe's mission is spelled out rather plainly in its name. With nine chapters now in place across the United States and Canada, including the latest one in Denver, the non-profit organization, as its name implies, was founded to educate, inform and engage in frank dialogue with members of ... More >>
It took almost losing her job for Sara Woodyard to realize she couldn't have done enough with it anyway. Facing the end of the probation period that marked the first three years of her work life, Woodyard, a fifth-grade teacher, developed an acute awareness of what budget cuts can mean to tho ... More >>
Denver Yard Harvest, a new urban farming initiative, is kicking off its cause at a fundraiser from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight at Fuel Cafe. The non-profit group's goal is to harvest surplus fruits and vegetables from residential properties throughout town and distribute them to daycare facilit ... More >>
Project Angel Heart's mission is to deliver healthy, nutritious and tasty meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. So it's entirely appropriate that one of the non-profit organization's biggest annual fundraisers would incorporate food: Dining Out for Life takes place today, wi ... More >>
Summit Prevention AllianceNancy's Community Garden in Frisco.When Amber Brummer was last in California, where she grew up, she bought a bunch of basil for 25 cents. That same amount would cost her about five dollars in Summit County, where she now lives. Brummer is part of the Leadership Clas ... More >>
Coalition for HungerRyan Hickey has cooked in several restaurants around town, but it was while manning the stoves at Colt & Gray, his current gig, that he really started thinking about perfectly good food that goes to waste in kitchens. "We throw a lot of stuff away because it doesn't look g ... More >>
Update: The numbers are in! More than 18,700 donors contributed over $8 million to more than 500 nonprofits in 24 hours yesterday during the inaugural Colorado Gives Day. That's eight times more than organizers expected to raise.
Colorado politics have become a feeding frenzy -- and from 5-7 p.m. tonight, you can mouth off with legislators at the same time you're stuffing your mouth at the annual "Indoor" Legislative BBQ, a gathering for legislators, elected officials, Jefferson County nonprofit agency staffers and b ... More >>
One of the most prominent and controversial aspects of Representative Tom Massey's medical marijuana bill is that it would require state dispensaries to become nonprofit centers. While it's hard to say whether this part of the legislation will stick around -- even the bill's co-sponsor isn't ... More >>
Warren Edson's booming business is about to boom even louder.Attorney Warren Edson was practicing medical marijuana-related law before doing so was cool. And now, with the industry growing in Colorado like never before, he's expanding his operations by merging his practice with Kumin Sommers ... More >>
Rob Corry doesn't know if calling this bill "new" is truth in advertising.Prominent medical marijuana advocates such as Matt Brown and Brian Vicente have already weighed in on the medical marijuana bill sponsored by Representative Tom Massey. But one of the most notable figures in the medical ... More >>
"I've got a bone to chew with those people..."People in charge of a place called the Colorado Humane Society may not seem like logical candidates for Shmuck of the Week recognition. But back in December 2008, owners executive director Mary Warren, her husband, Robert Warren, and Mary Warren's ... More >>
The $180,000 man: CCFH president John Parvensky.Grappling with a shortfall in government funding and a rising tide of people displaced by a wretched economy, officers and senior staff of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will make some tough decisions this evening about what they and th ... More >>
City councilwoman Judy Montero worked up quite a sweat a couple weeks back over the planned privatization of the La Alma Recreation Center, comparing neighborhood reaction to the "Milagro Beanfield War." And she got her way: The city will continue to fund the rec center for a year while it s ... More >>
One of the great things about the Denver/Boulder area (especially the Boulder bit of that) is how many do-gooders we have here. Seriously, everywhere you look, there's someone trying to make the world a better place, from those Greenpeace panhandlers (sorry, fundraisers) perched on every corn ... More >>
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