Two Florida men could be facing a life sentence in Oklahoma for attempting to transport Colorado-and California-made cannabis, hash, edibles and other concentrated forms of herb worth about $250,000. See also: Video: Pot brownies legal in Colorado could land Texas' Jacob Lavoro in jail for life
It's been a long ride since last spring, when the Comedy Works New Faces Competition 2013 began. And now, with 130 comics eliminated, we're down to the final ten, who will compete tomorrow night for a cash prize and the prestige of joining the ranks of previous winners, including Ben Kronberg, Josh ... More >>
One of the things that made the Grateful Dead so special was its ability to flawlessly transition from one song into the next, often taking the audience, as well as band members, completely by surprise. Masters of improvisation, these musicians had such great non-verbal communication on stage that t ... More >>
Havok, on tour in Europe right now with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, is preparing to release its new album, Unnatural Selection, on Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011's Time Is Up, was produced by Havok frontman David Sanc ... More >>
Family members of the victims in several mass murders, including Columbine and the Aurora theater shooting, are calling on the federal government to establish a protocol for a "national compassion fund" that would ensure that any money donated in the wake of a tragedy goes directly to the victims. " ... More >>
By now you've long since been grossed out/freaked out/mesmerized by the seemingly inexhaustible creative genius of the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the latest example of which, of course, is an anatomically correct chocolate heart that comes signed by the band in custom packaging and complete ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods in Commerce City, three days, confirmed! The band just announced the second leg of its summer tour, and Colorado is on the docket for three shows: Friday, August, 31, Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. A limited number of tickets are available through Phish ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Tavis Smiley has a new take on Columbine.More than a decade after the attack on Columbine, the high school's name remains a buzz word -- and an infinitely flexible one. Example: Public Broadcast Service talk-show host Tavis Smiley used the massacre as an example of violence done by Christian ... More >>
Timothy McVeigh: Gone, but not forgotten (unfortunately).Today's fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing resonates in Denver, where the trial of bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols took place. As such, locals are likely to feel a very personal kind of anger when hearing reco ... More >>
You know you're desperate when you're name-checking Timothy McVeigh...Timothy McVeigh, he was put to death back in 2001 for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing, isn't often used by convicts wanting to get out of trouble. But it happened today at the U.S. Supreme Court, where attorneys for ... More >>
It's official: Hillary Clinton yesterday confirmed that the Obama administration is no longer fighting a "War on Terror" in its battle against al-Qaeda and militant Islam. So are those prisoners still incarcerated in Gitmo considered "terrorists"? Some of those prisoners could soon be living at Sup ... More >>
Denver's abundance of sports teams, love of tools, and shunning of minivans and window treatments rank it among the country's five manliest cities, according to a study released this week by the makers of cheese-filled pretzels. Combos, the delicious snack maker, and Bert Sterling, the professional ... More >>
I, for one, was looking forward to the Foo Fighters' Monday, July 13 gig at Red Rocks -- the first of two nights at the venue. But I'll just have to put my enthusiasm on hold for a couple of months. Moments ago, a press release came through announcing that due to illness, the concerts have been resc ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/24/2008
The biggest current newsmaker in Colorado is a guy no one wants to share the same air with. Andrew Speaker, 31, was flown to Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center for treatment of a strain of tuberculosis so virulent that he's been placed under federal quarantine -- the first person t ... More >>
It can be tricky, running the toughest prison in the entire country, but it's hardly ever dull. One day you're getting blasted by lawmakers because security is too lax and convicted terrorists are managing to send letters out to new recruits. The next you're in the doghouse with a federal judge beca ... More >>
Bug takes a convincingly harrowing walk into madness.
The Starlight Mints want to be more than just that other band from Oklahoma.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
Make 'em quake with a shimmy and a shake.
February 27, 2003
Ron Henderson's role in the DIFF deserves top billing.
Denver is such a world-class town that even terrorists want to visit!
For Mason Williams, “Classical Gas” just keeps on rising.
Colorado charities face a crisis in the aftermath of September 11.
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Unitarian minister Joel Miller finds out it's hard to lead the wrong kind of church in southwest Jefferson County
The logjam in Denver's federal district court is one of the worst in the country. Blame Congress, Timothy McVeigh, greedy lawyers -- and judges who don't have time to judge.
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
The bombing-trial media feuds over parking costs and salaries.