Couldn't -- or wouldn't -- make it to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics? You're not alone. But Saturday night, a rowdy crew of locals took to the bars for the Crawl to Sochi, an Olympics-themed hop between four downtown watering holes, complete with its own bar-game competitions, from beer pong to ... More >>
In the headline of a November post, we asked a simple question: Could Lindsey Vonn's latest injury keep her out of the 2014 Olympics? The answer, posted moments ago on Vonn's Facebook page, is yes. Look below for Vail-based Vonn's complete statement, followed by our earlier coverage of the knee in ... More >>
Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>
In response to the overwhelming success of Denver's Titwrench Festival -- the award-winning female-centric, three-day rock and noise fest -- local riot-grrrl icon Sara Century has been tapped to bring a version of the event to Fort Collins. Dubbed Ladybug 2012, the freshly minted festival is slated ... More >>
After winning Olympic gold, hometown hero Missy Franklin got an Olympic rings tattoo on her hip -- but that's hardly the only spot fellow Olympians have chosen to ink up. There are also rings on backs, arms, feet and near enough to the pubic region to give you a mighty good view of some Olympic-size ... More >>
On Saturday, Colorada welcomed back Missy Franklin and home-state Olympians at a Centennial Center Park event. As Governor John Hickenlooper noted, Colorado athletes won nine of 104 U.S. medals at the Olympics this year. By his math, that's 8.65 percent of the total, though Coloradans only make up 2 ... More >>
Centennial's Missy Franklin has had a busy week, what with attending the Olympics closing ceremony in London and giving people a reason to watch the Tonight show for the first time in forever -- not to mention starting her senior year at Regis Jesuit High School. But she still managed to squeeze in ... More >>
Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, we've been following the story of hometown girl turned Olympics idol Missy Franklin, who's now the proud owner of four gold medals and one bronze. Fortunately, she's made doing so easy by sharing plenty of messages and photos via her Twitter feed -- and ... More >>
Local heroine Missy Franklin has a big tax bill due thanks to her amazing success at the London Olympics. Fortunately, she'll also come home with priceless memories, many of which she's sharing with followers of her Twitter account. Look below to see Franklin's Twit pic gallery of Olympic highlight ... More >>
Centennial's Missy Franklin is among the breakout stars of the London Olympics -- and not just because of her edge-of-seventeen excitement over Justin Bieber's tweet after she won a gold medal. Thus far, she's displayed a tremendous ability to balance youthful exuberance and beyond-her-years maturi ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Denver Post sportswriter John Henderson, in London covering the Olympics, tweeted that an event made him "horny" -- a statement that inspired a vigorous (and mostly negative) debate on a national sports-journalism discussion forum; get details in our original coverage below. Momen ... More >>
www.TellurideWorldCup.comGovernor John Hickenlooper and others who are eager to put together a Colorado bid for a future Winter Olympics Games must be making a case study out of our state's worldliness this month. Since Thanksgiving, Colorado has hosted the Aspen Winternational FIS Women's Wo ... More >>
Two years after a traumatic brain injury knocked him out of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin Pearce is back on board -- and will be riding one in Breckenridge today, before he moves behind the mic for this week's Winter Dew Tour's Nike Open. Pearce emceed the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountai ... More >>
Ridgway-based journalist and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner Peter Hessler's work spans China, small towns in southwestern Colorado and back to Nepal. Latest Word has more on the $500,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation which was announced its 22 winners yesterday, as well as a Q&A ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
The new U.S. Freeskiing National Team announced its first official team roster today, following April's news that Ski Halfpipe will be an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi and that Copper Mountain will host the first Olympic qualifier for the event in December 2013. Three of the ... More >>
Big pics below.Kyle Kvasnicka, thirty, served four years as an assistant for the Concordia University Irvine volleyball squad before working his way up to head coach. In his second year at the helm, he was ready to put his own mark on the program. But now, the school has stripped him from its ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their porch decorations... click image to enlarge During repeated investigation, the yard arteologist quickly spots variations on themes in yard artistry. A wintertime favorite in the more nostalgia-accessible neighborhoods is the porch sled. It is probably saf ... More >>
All (internet) bets are on Denver winning the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. We would need a suitable mascot to show Colorado's goal to become a "green" energy economy...
Oscar Pistorius was told he couldn't compete in the 2008 Olympics because his prosthetic legs gave him an unfair advantage. The ban was eventually lifted, but the debate lacked an authoritative conclusion until early this month, when a team of six researchers -- a CU professor, student, and f ... More >>
"Prebles" will be jumping at the chance to lure the 2026 Winter Games to Colorado. It'll be the fiftieth anniversary of the city's historic 1976 Olympic snub, and Denver no longer feels mousey about the future!
In the 21 months since John Parr, Sandy Widener and their daughter, Chase Parr, were killed in a horrific car accident, I've trained myself not to grab the phone to call Sandy, a wonderful writer and college pal who was one of the founders of Westword, to hoot over some journalistic dust-up. ... More >>
The Cirque is back in town.
The Olympics finally come to Copper Mountain -- 33 years late.
All right, hands up: Who's eagerly awaiting the Olympics this August? [cue crickets] Yep. That's about what we figured. For the non-sportos -- and we're figuring that's you, otherwise, you'd be reading the Sports Guy or The Life of Reily right now -- the Olympics are about as riveting as watching t ... More >>
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
Johnny Knoxville is still an ass, but his co-stars are something special.
After a bullet wound and a year's delay, boxer Rashiem Jefferson is back.
Legendary wrestler Wayne Baughman wants you to know something: He never liked the sport.
Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.
The Handyman Olympics showcase ways to be flush with success in home repairs.
This jump was one for the record books -- even if it was officially illegal.
Shane Swartz steps back into the ring.
With his Colorado Flyers, coach Tony Wells makes tracks.
TEENAGE BOXER SHANE SWARTZ REACHES FOR THE OLYMPIC RING--AND HIS FATHER'S DREAM.THE CHAMP BLUE-COLLAR BRAWLER SHANE SWARTZ FIGHTS FOR GOD, FAMILY AND THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.