As we've reported, Gordon Moench told investigators he wanted to be killed by police in an incident that ended with the wounding of two Lakewood cops. Presumably, Jeffrey Strouse felt differently in a separate officer-involved shooting. But not only has Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey dete ... More >>
The residents of one five-block stretch of Edgewater have every reason to be freaked out this morning. Yesterday, two kidnapping attempts took place within five blocks of each other -- and only five hours apart. And while there's been an arrest in the first case, with multiple sex offender Dennis Wi ... More >>
Update: The man killed last night at the Anschutz Medical Campus (see our previous coverage below) has not been officially ID'd yet. However, his brother tells us his name was Joe Gorden, and he worked at the University of Colorado Hospital. Tom Gorden says he and his siblings believe reports that ... More >>
At this writing, an Aurora two year old is in critical condition at a local hospital after being left in the car by her mom and getting her neck stuck between the window and the frame of the door. At this point, no criminal charges have been filed in the case. But the incident resembles tragedies d ... More >>
This week's feature, "The Dogs of War," reports on the ongoing campaign to manage -- and, in some cases, exterminate with poison -- prairie dog colonies in the emerging Stapleton community. Master developer Forest City and city park managers are battling to protect natural-looking (but not quite nat ... More >>
See Also: Tonight: Peter Black at the Meadowlark Peter Black (aka Peter Gurule) first gained renown as a DJ as part of the long-running and legendary club night, So What! Since then, he's made a name for himself not just as a skilled DJ in a very real sense of the term but as someone who has taken ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
After a week of monsoon-like weather, it's finally time to get out and enjoy the daytime shining sun. It seems like it's been years since we've had an evening without rain, but there are so many fine events going on this weekend you'll be more than willing to pull out the rain boots and umbre ... More >>
At the scene.Although it hasn't gotten the publicity of alleged police misconduct involving the likes of Michael DeHerrera and Alex Landau, the March death of Oleg Gidenko is frequently cited by reform-minded protesters, who say Gidenko was unarmed when Aurora cops plugged him in the back of ... More >>
Tiffany Durst.Update: For months, there were no breakthroughs in the investigation into the November murder of Terence Scott George and disappearance of Tiffany Durst -- but it now looks as if a lot of progress was being made behind the scenes. Less than a week after the April 7 discovery of ... More >>
Graphic below.Update: Mere minutes after publishing a post about what was described as a fatal auto/pedestrian accident on South Buckley near East Kentucky, we received new information from the Aurora Police Department making it clear that the previous theory was incorrect. Turns out Faison E ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Fall is in the air, and food events are reflecting the change in season, with pumpkin and cider celebrations as well as classes, wine-tastings and more. Here's a glance at what's on the menu:
That's the news from Site Selection, a magazine with the corporatey mission of providing "corporate real estate strategy and area economic development."The Denver-Aurora area ranked third behind San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (1) and and Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metro areas as best locatio ... More >>
It's not much to go on -- but it's something.So if you weren't disturbed enough by the story of Linda Trabucco, a 44-year-old former teacher sentenced for an inappropriate relationship with a student beginning when he was in ninth grade, there's this: The Aurora Police Department is on the l ... More >>
No, not that kind of latex.Update, 4:32 p.m.: Just notified by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office that Merle Allison, who's believed to be the Limping Latex Bandit, has been captured. Look below the original item to get all the details. As the number of Denver area robberies continue to cap ... More >>
Amadeus Harlan has spent his life playing everyone around him — but not as a Denver Bronco.
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
From the week of 10/4/07
Boy howdy, you can learn a lot about rich people by touring this year's Parade of Homes, located on the cusp of Aurora and Kansas. At least, you can learn a lot about what the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and its architects, designers, spa dealers, kitchen-and-bath hustlers, furniture t ... More >>
No room at the Inn.
From the week of June 8, 2006
Diners are snowed by Mr. Panda.
From the week of November 17, 2005
Russia to Judgment
The More Things Change
Wet cleanup on aisle eight
The Zephyr has weathered life on Colfax for 56 years. But can it withstand the march of progress?
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event
From the week of August 15, 2002
Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.
Drive-through dining takes on a new meaning.
Geeks make good at Aurora's pumpkin toss.
From the week of June 22.
Need some special-interest legislation? Here's how this year's session measures up