SEAL Team 6 didn't retire after leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The elite squad continues to get the toughest assignments imaginable, and even when they're successful, there can be serious collateral damage. Case in point: A rescue operation in Afghanistan saved a Colorado Springs phys ... More >>
Claudia Folska, Westword cover girl and a candidate for the RTD Board of Directors, has a variety of interests. In college, she started a nonprofit called Eyecycle that pairs sighted people and blind people on tandem bicycles. After college, she biked from Pakistan to China. This past spring, she ea ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Super Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana
The story seemed too crazy to be true: A DIA shuttle driver conspiring to blow up New York's subway system with bombs made from components found in Aurora beauty-supply stores? But after days of questioning in September 2009, 26-year-old Najibullah Zazi was indicted and shipped off to New York, wher ... More >>
Terrorism hit close to home in September 2009, when Aurora resident Najibullah Zazi, an airport shuttle driver, was indicted for being part of a conspiracy to bomb the subways of New York -- with homemade bombs concocted from ingredients he'd purchased at local beauty supply stores. In February 2010 ... More >>
Bennie Milliner.Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. Road Home executive director Bennie Milliner's career in service began the day he saw Calvin step out of his brand new, canary-yellow Chevy Impala. Emerging in ... More >>
Terrorism hit home in September 2009, when Aurora shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi was accused of conspiring to blow up the New York City subway system with homemade bombs made from beauty supplies in an al Qaida-authorized "martyrdom operation." Today, Mohammed Zazi, his father, will be sentenced for ... More >>
Self-portrait by Cory Richards, via adventure.nationalgeographic.comNational Geographic announced the finalists for its 2012 Adventurers of the Year awards on Friday, and they include two Boulder locals: Cory Richards, the first American to complete a winter ascent of an 8,000 meter peak, and ... More >>
"What the fuck am I doing here?" asks mountain climber Cory Richards, in the opening seconds of Cold, one of six climbing films featured in the 2011 Reel Rock Film Tour that kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Theater. It's a poignant question: Richards is at 21,959' and freezing his a ... More >>
This week, Mountainfilm in Telluride promoters released the full program for the 32nd annual festival (May 25-30). Since there are more than 70 films on the schedule, we caught up with Mountainfilm's program director Emily Long to bring you a sneak peek at some of this year's most hotly antic ... More >>
Sarah Palin.Wouldn't you know it -- the day after Osama bin Laden was killed by an elite Navy Seal team in Pakistan, former vice presidential candidate and political star Sarah Palin will offer a salute to the troops at Colorado Christian University. And surprisingly enough, she may not be t ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Watch out, Gary!The vote is in: Here's our latest Shmuck of the Week: Bend over, media. You -- and by "you," I mean "us," too -- have been enabling self-proclaimed Osama hunter Gary Faulkner. With Greeley's latest micro-celeb now claiming bin Laden's put a hit on him, the story's gone from e ... More >>
Gary and Dave.Osama hunter Gary Faulkner's fifteen minutes are ticking away quickly, and he's making the most of them. Mere hours after blathering on CBS' Early Show about his intention to capture bin Laden like a thief, the Greeley man was sitting opposite David Letterman essentially measuri ... More >>
"Up yours, Osama!"America can't get enough of Gary Faulkner, who recently returned from Pakistan following his quizzical quest to bag Osama bin Laden. Just days after a remarkable CNN interview during which he almost imploded, he hit CBS' Early Show in advance of his planned appearance on Dav ... More >>
And here we thought Ryan Snodgrass and Justin Lariscy, the rafting guides who rescued a thirteen-year-old girl from Clear Creek and got arrested as thanks, were take-charge guys. Now comes news of Gary Faulkner, the Greeley man who made it his mission to kill Osama Bin Laden -- and was pack ... More >>
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
The FBI conducted a number of high-profile raids in Queens yesterday -- high-profile enough to have prompted the CBS report above (beware; you have to watch a commercial before the story actually runs). Along the way, correspondent Bob Orr mentions a man "from the midwest" whose recent travels to A ... More >>
It wasn't just the decisive win that made last night's Nuggets victory so gratifying. And it wasn't the fact that Denver looked so good -- if very, very wet -- on national TV. What was particularly sweet about this chapter in the Cinderella story is that the Nuggets were never supposed to be at th ... More >>
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Zach Galifianakis stands up in Boulder.
These adventure hounds are gearing up for the quest of their lives: driving across six continents and 100 countries in two years.
Michael Winterbottom puts a face -- and a hood -- on the suffering at Guantanamo.
Deepa Mehta completes her trilogy amid outrage from Hindu fundamentalists.
This drug program is a bust.
From the week of October 20, 2005
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
When DJ Vadim traveled to the ends of the earth, he found hip-hop in every corner.
Salvadoran immigrants have a hunger for the good life.
The stately game of cricket is winning young converts.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.
Another trip down Santa Fe Avenue.