Best College Reviews has come up with its list of the fifty best college towns in America, and two from Colorado made the top fifteen -- something matched only by a couple of other states, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sorry, New York and Cali. Which Colorado towns made the grade? And where did they finis ... 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 >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts divide and conquer. Colorado Pols on Boulder voters suspected by Secretary of State Scott Gessler's office of illegal voting. Actual illegal voters: zero. Big Media's Jason Salzman: Personhood is back in a different package. Denver PR Blog: Groundfloor Media is named the best pl ... More >>
In recent weeks, rumors that Vail skier Lindsey Vonn had hooked up with golfer Tiger Woods were snowed under by word of Vonn's wipe-out at the world championships in Austria, where she suffered a severe knee injury; see our previous coverage below. Now, however, Lindsey and Tiger are refocusing on ... More >>
Update: Vail's Lindsey Vonn has made news of late for reasons that go well beyond her skiing skills -- like, for instance, her alleged dalliances with golfer Tiger Woods. But her massive wipe-out at the world championships in Austria has changed the narrative. She's now expected to return to Colorad ... More >>
We've been championing the local shred-stick economy as it has grown over the last few years, and not just out of sheer locavore pride. This year several national media outlets have taken notice, too: In "Gear of the Year," Men's Journal just proclaimed that the Odin by Venture Skateboards is the Be ... More >>
Breckenridge opened for the 2012-'13 ski and snowboard season today, with two lifts and forty acres of terrain, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone and Copper Mountain. And with the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour kicking off tomorrow at Woodward at Copper and OpenSnow.com (a Westword Best of Den ... More >>
Dave Query's Big Red F group will have a red-letter day tomorrow when it celebrates the birthdays of two of its restaurants: the tenth birthday of Lola, a concept that Query and crew created with chef Jamey Fader, and the 25th birthday of West End Tavern, which Big Red F took over after the death ... More >>
The greatest adventures are always more about the journey than the destination, but that truism can be easy to forget when you can't wait to get that heavy pack off your back. If the actual hiking isn't the most enjoyable part of your backpacking trips, then you just might be going about the whole t ... More >>
Fred Beckey, author of more than a dozen mountaineering guides, has made more first ascents than any other North American climber -- and possibly more than any climber anywhere. And that's not just because he's been at it the longest, though the fact that he just turned 89 and is still bagging first ... More >>
Boulder-based filmmaker Nick Waggoner's Sweetgrass Productions film Solitaire -- documenting two years exploring South American backcountry terrain on a human-powered trek around Argentina, Peru, and Chilean Patagonia -- was the year's most surprising ski film, winning the Best Cinematography award ... 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 >>
Photo by Cory RichardsDennis Urubko, Simone Moro, and Cory Richards at the summit of Gasherbrum II in FebruaryIf you've been bitching about the freezing temperatures this week here in Denver, get a dose of perspective tonight at 7 p.m., when Outside Magazine will be presenting the online prem ... More >>
Take your job and shove it: Seven companies from Colorado made the cut this year in Outside Magazine's annual 50 Best Places to Work list, released this week and published in the magazine's September 2011 issue -- including the top four spots on the list.
David Carr.On Real Time with Bill Maher, New York Times media writer David Carr suggested those of us living Kansas, Missouri and other "middle places" represent "the dance of the low-sloping foreheads." Afterward, as folks with foreheads of all sizes (even giant ones, like Carr's) debated th ... More >>
Might as well jump! Whitewater athletes at the Lyons Outdoor Games will be making the most of peak flow on the South Saint Vrain River as this year's epic mountain snowpack melts like crazy -- don't miss the Adam Barron Memorial South Saint Vrain Creek Race on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the Kay ... More >>
When Breckenridge-based mountain biker Shannon Galpin talks about her recent adventures tonight at REI, 1416 Platte Street, know that her definition of "mountain biking" is a little bit bigger than some. Take her recent trip through Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, for example: Galpin's non-pro ... More >>
Dogs, beer and philanthropy make a perfect mix.New Belgium Brewing Co. is teaming up with Outside Magazine to take advantage of dog owners' desires to take pictures of their dogs and eagerly share them with anyone who's alive. Coinciding with the release of Mighty Arrow Pale Ale is a Facebook ... More >>
The Minturn Saloon has been named "best Colorado ski bar" by Outside magazine in the July issue -- and the venerable watering hole, which is just starting its 35th year and occupies a building in Minturn that dates back to 1901, deserves the honor. "On any winter day," Outside writes, "ever ... More >>
David Quammen writes about bugs, the cosmos and everything in between.To call David Quammen a nature writer seems somehow inadequate. Yes, he's a whiz at crafting crisp, clear prose about the secret world of spoonworms and busting popular myths about dinosaurs and all that, but his essays go ... More >>
The perfect city to get hammered and sign a commercial lease while having protected sex with a very family-friendly (yet manly!) hiker from Colorado Springs. Or something like that.Colorado is a great state for doing business. Did you know that? It's true. CNBC told me so, in its latest busin ... More >>
Update: Early bird tickets are gone. If you snoozed, you losed (yes, we know that's not a word, but "lost" didn't rhyme). On a related note, Monolith, which added Chromeo to the line-up last week, earned a nod from Outside Magazine as one of the best summer music fests. Yay, Monolith!For a limited ... More >>
Dr. Bob Breedlove, who died during the 2005 Race Across America. California filmmaker Stephen Auerbach had his work cut out for him when he decided to make a documentary about the Race Across America four years ago. Although well-known in elite biking circles, RAAM may be the most undercovered and ... More >>
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From the week of January 27, 2005
You can't spell "credit" without REI.
Johnny's Newsstand gets ready for its final issue.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.