Jeff Grimm just landed the job as executive chef at Punch Bowl Social -- restaurateur Robert Thompson's dining and entertainment warehouse on Broadway -- a month ago, but he's already thrilled about what he calls a "community stable" environment, where teamwork and pitching in are part of the kitche ... More >>
Arapahoe Basin was first -- as usual -- but two other Summit County ski resorts, Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort, will open today, despite warm weather recently that pushed back Keystone's original opening-day plan. In addition, Wolf Creek down in southwestern Colorado, opens this weekend as wel ... More >>
Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the expo ... More >>
As our recent gallery of the fifteen best face-and-neck-tattoo mug shots proves, alleged criminals and above-the-shoulders ink make a memorable combination. But can tats also be used to create a false identity? Cody JC Dutton, a serial escape artist who's a wanted man in Colorado, gave this gambit ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to escape the heat. And luckily, those pointed peaks off in the west are the perfect place to cool down and enjoy some natural beauty and some killer festivals this summer. Colorado's colorful mountain towns are the host to tons of quirky extravaganzas that are centered aroun ... More >>
For a year-plus, we've shared claims of pot profiling from drivers who say they were pulled over on bogus pretenses in other states simply because their vehicle had Colorado license plates. For instance, a 65-year-old was told she fit the profile of a drug smuggler because she didn't fit the profile ... More >>
For more than a year, we've shared stories about alleged pot profiling of cars with Colorado license plates. Examples include a Westword writer stopped twice during one cross-country trip and a man who said he'd been improperly blamed for toking by managers at a Kansas hotel. Now, Darian Roseen, se ... More >>
One way to make Valentine's Day happier is if you have someone to kiss. But what's the best place to smooch? We mean "place" as in "place to go." Get your minds out of the gutter (until later, that is). Well, our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office have compiled a list of the most romantic plac ... More >>
Frank Bonanno is driven. As if the chef/entrepreneur isn't busy enough running his ten restaurants (soon to be joined by an eleventh, Salt & Grinder), he's now the star of Chef Driven, a new show that debuts at 6 p.m. Sunday on Colorado Public Television. And he's teaming up with Seattle Fish Co. to ... More >>
VOORMI Introduction from Outside Adventure Media on Vimeo. Voormi, a Pagosa Springs-based manufacturer of technical wool outdoor clothing and gear, won the 2013 Something Independent Wright Award for entrepreneurship last night at a pre-launch event hosted by Session Kitchen. "This is about the bes ... More >>
Colorado returned to form at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, taking home a whopping 46 medals -- spread out across breweries of widely varying ages, sizes and locations. The medal count was also up significantly from 2012 -- when the state won only 35 medals as part of a four-year slide -- an ... More >>
It's day three of the partial federal government shutdown, and at this writing, thousands of workers assigned to what are regarded as nonessential gigs are off the job -- including everyone assigned to Colorado's seven National Monuments and four National Parks, which will remain closed until the si ... More >>
Over the weekend, firefighters got the upper hand on the Lime Gulch fire in southern Jefferson County -- the blaze whose smoke plume was most visible to residents of the Denver metro area. But that doesn't mean those in other portions of the state are out of the smoldering woods. The West Fork Compl ... More >>
#63: Kate Petley Kate Petley's lush and color-dominated resin panels contradict as they encapsulate gesture and motion in elegantly formal terms; she creates equally sophisticated sculptural and installation works that have garnered recognition across the West. An NEA Rockefeller Foundation grant wi ... More >>
Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>
Earlier this month, President Obama's designated the 4,700-acres Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado -- an area that is sometimes called "America's Stonehenge" -- as a national monument. The move means that the area between Durango and Pagosa Springs (which was home to thousand ... More >>
Great Divide Brewing will tap its first-ever beer made with fresh Colorado hops tomorrow at 2 p.m., joining a growing list of brewers who use locally grown hops. Sticky Icky is a pale ale that has been soaked in a firkin with fresh Crystal hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe. But the brewery ... More >>
Colorado is having a tough time. The ramifications of widespread wildfires and the Aurora theater shooting are still coming into focus, and many questions won't be answered for months. But we're not going anywhere. In Westword's annual attempt to chronicle on paper -- to count the ways, if you will ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... More >>
In the almost three months since the Colorado Progressive Coalition began a fight for Initiative 84, organizers have collected more than three dozen stories about Colorado foreclosures. In the near future, they will be part of a story map on the group's website documenting personal horror stories wh ... More >>
The core philosophy of Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman's book, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, is that everyone can be the world's best at something -- even if it is something ridiculous. They'll sign their book tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo and tomorrow at the Boulder Bookstore. In add ... More >>
Big pic below.Update below: It didn't take long for the Colorado Springs Police Department to draw a bead on the man captured by security cameras robbing a branch of the Indispensary medical marijuana center. Robert Cody James, nineteen, is currently in custody, due in part to his decision t ... More >>
Verde Wellness.Verde Wellness's Chuck Blackton locks up his medical marijuana buds, edibles, hash and tinctures in a Volkswagen-sized, all-but-dynamite-proof safe each night. So does every dispensary owner who follows the law (or has any sense) -- which makes the three after-hours break-ins V ... More >>
Despite rumors that state licenses wouldn't be issued until next year at the earliest, several medical marijuana clinic owners in the mountains say they have reached the final stages of the application process and are within weeks of getting the final okay from the Medical Marijuana Enforceme ... More >>
National Park Serviceâ€‹It's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>
FacebookCopper Kettle brews.I'm hitting the highway soon for a little Colorado summer road trip. But before I pack the tent, the beef jerky, the CDs or even the cooler, I'm stashing my copy of The Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado map (fifth edition!) above the sun visor. This awesome fold-ou ... More >>
Tender Loving Empire - FlickrJared Mees & The Grown Children Even though Jared Mees & The Grown Children don't write strictly confessional music, even a cursory listen to the band's songs reveal that Mees and company are certainly heart on sleeve types. To describe the music as merely Americ ... More >>
Yee-haw! Twenty-four Colorado breweries will round up some wild firkins this weekend and drive them down to Colorado Springs for the seventh annual Firkin Rendezvous. Hosted by Bristol Brewing Company, the rendezvous -- February 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. -- is a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers ... More >>
Is Mayor John Hickenlooper's tour around Colorado as he campaigns for governor really just an excuse for the former brewer to try out local beers? Campaign spokesman George Merritt denies it: "We certainly try to end up in local restaurants when we travel, and several times it has been a bre ... More >>
Pirates spice up the Pagosa Renaissance Festival.
Photo by Brian Kraft PhotographyMitchell Alexander, the Green Fooder, at the Highland MiMa. Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything fr ... More >>
Soak away the summer in Colorado's best mineral pools.
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A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The Go Fast Run rolls on and on in Boulder
The new Ron Judish Fine Arts opens to high praise.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
To bee or not to bee? Denver's zoning department just answered that question.
Interpreting Amendment 1 can be quite a balancing act. On Monday, Fitzhugh Havens took the fall.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.