Vail's Lindsey Vonn has been everywhere lately -- flirting with David Letterman, inspiring a bizarre Halloween costume on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, even hanging on the sideline of Sunday's Broncos-Chiefs game with main squeeze Tiger Woods. But now, she's making the wrong kind of news. When she ... 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 >>
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 >>
Both Ski Halfpipe and Ski Slopestyle are confirmed as Olympic medal events at the Sochi Games in 2014, and it's looking increasingly likely that a Colorado local -- sixteen-year-old Aspenite Torin Yater-Wallace -- could win them both. He won SuperPipe gold in the Winter X Games event in Tignes, Fran ... 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 >>
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.
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.
Frisco Nordic Center
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.
Coughing up the gold.
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.
NINE-YEAR-OLD JOE SILVA WAS READY TO FIGHT--UNTIL POLITICS GOT IN THE WAY.LOW BLOWS EVERYONE IN COLORADO'S FIGHT GAME LOVES A GOOD BRAWL--FROM THE LITTLEST BOXER TO THE TOP OFFICIAL.