When photojournalist Corky Scholl started the non-profit Save the Signs in 2012, the first sign he wanted to save was the neon, Googie-style wonder that had graced Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar on East Colfax Avenue until the place closed in 1983. Two decades later, Scholl found it for sale on Craigsli ... More >>
Don't wash your jeans. When Levi's CEO Chip Burgh dropped that piece of advice last May, he wasn't just talking about preserving your denim. Lots of water is used in the production of your new 501s, a fact that brings home the day-to-day impact our choices have on how water is used -- and how much o ... More >>
Clothes to Kids Denver, a non-profit organization that provides free clothing for school-aged children, has temporarily closed its doors for a construction project. But when all of the work is done, Clothes to Kids will have doubled its physical space -- allowing the organization to serve more kids. ... More >>
Going into its fourth year stronger than ever, the Prom Dress Exchange is ready to offer an affordable alternative for the usually pricey prom season. Laura Bauer took over as president of the non-profit in 2011 and has brought in thousands of outfit options for anyone looking for evening apparel fo ... More >>
Starting today, Comida in the Source will be extending its happy-hour deal all night on Mondays. Happy hour -- including $2 beers, $4 street snacks and $5 margs -- usually runs from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, but on Mondays it will go from 3 p.m. until close. (From 5 p.m. on, the Monday happy ho ... More >>
The Colorado Irish Festival bring bring out your Irish this weekend, July 12-14, at Littleton's Clement Park, and the nineteenth annual version of the festival promises to immerse everyone, Irish or not, in Gaelic music, dancing, sports, food, history and culture. "We're very fortunate to have a lo ... More >>
There's no audition necessary to be a part of Harmony: A Colorado Chorale's all-inclusive chorus. "That is part of our mission -- to make sure everyone feels welcome," says William Loper, artistic director for the chorale. At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 8, at Messiah Community Church, anyone w ... More >>
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area, which has a long and complicated history with alternative energy research.
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
GivingFirst.org, Community First Foundation's online giving resource for Colorado, is helping Coloradans -- such as those at last night's vigil (right) find local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims and families of the July 20 shooting -- and is matching donations up to $200,000.
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 >>
Dr. Aaron Perlut, man of mustached leisure.After last week's slow start, I'm pleased to report that, as we enter the second half of Movember, my mustache is downright glorious -- by the Westword team of crack scientists' last estimate, it now effects the death of tens of thousands of cancerou ... More >>
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 >>
There's a brand new festival coming to Snowmass Village over the Fourth of July weekend, and Leftover Salmon (pictured) is among the acts slated to headline. Sharing the bill at the inaugural Eco Music Festival, taking place June 30 through July3, is Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, the New ... More >>
This Friday, April 29, Bicycle Colorado hosts its annual Gala celebration and fundraiser for bicycle awareness and advocacy at The Denver Post building (101 W. Colfax Ave). The non-profit organization aims to educate the public on bicycle safety, road-sharing and bike lanes, while being a voi ... More >>
For almost two decades, Project Angel Heart has been delivering meals across the metro area to people living with life-threatening diseases. So it's appropriate that the non-profit's biggest annual fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, features food, and lots of it. Today, if you eat breakfast, ... More >>
Lisa Raville (right), of Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, and Andrew McClure advocate for clean needles on World AIDS Day 2009. A lot has happened in the eleven months since Westword last wrote about Colorado's lack of a legal syringe exchange program -- and how a group called Undergro ... More >>
Tom Massey's bill doesn't have John Suthers' s vote of approval.When Representative Tom Massey spoke to Westword on January 15 about the medical marijuana bill he was assembling, he described dispensaries as "a loophole in the law" -- the kind of language that warmed the heart of Colorado Att ... More >>
Matt Brown thinks the new medical marijuana bill has improved -- but it still has a ways to go.When medical marijuana advocate Matt Brown spoke to Westword yesterday about Representative Tom Massey's new bill to regulate the industry, he hadn't seen the final document -- just a draft from lat ... More >>
Run for your own Happily Ever After in Greeley.
Love the Fray? The Flobots? Then bring it on!
Women help women at Women Cook!
Opening today, April 2, is Café Options, the breakfast/lunch spot at 1650 Curtis Street that's brought to us by Work Options for Woman, the non-profit that trains women coming off welfare for careers in the food-industry world. WOW already runs a cafeteria at the Denver Department of Human Services ... More >>
A race up Buttermilk Mountain benefits kids with disabilities.
Bhakti Chai, a micro-brewed, fresh-pressed ginger masala chai tea company, has released a limited edition version of its chai: BARACKTI Chai, in honor of a certain someone who was just inaugurated. Brook Eddy, founder and owner of the Boulder-based company, simply added a shot of AA Kenyan coffee t ... More >>
On the block. What’s an independent, socially-conscious woman to do these days when her ‘To Do’ list keeps growing? And where can she find a man that will fix her faucet, keep her fit, and teach her to fly a plane all in one place? At the Denver Men with Heart auction hosted by the Denver Ce ... More >>
A banner from the Obsession website. Denver Post subscribers found something extra stuffed into the advertising fliers that bulked up this past Sunday's edition: a DVD entitled Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. A "pre-release one-hour edition" of a larger documentary, the DVD is tou ... More >>
I don't like war. And I don't like the war in Iraq. But what I really don't like is how our wounded veterans are being treated by the government that sent them into harm's way in the first place. This leaves me with a couple of choices: Do nothing but bitch to people who can't change a thing anyway ... More >>
Help pick the 2009 Colorado Firefighter Calendar cover boy.
Artist Terrilynn Moore has created a different kind of portrait.
There’s no ice cream in prison. But Ice Cream and Activism seeks to combine the two tonight at the cafeteria at Regis University, where a panel discussion will begin at 8 p.m. concerning the issue of juveniles serving adult sentences in prison. (Read a whole slew of stories about the subject here ... More >>
Visit the Wild West at Conifer Tales and Trails.
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