Gared O'Donnell is back in Denver now. He wants a cigarette badly, but with six smoke-free months under his belt, he's keeping his cool and just enjoying being back in the city he loves, despite occasional cravings. He even ran a half-marathon a little over a month ago. "I no longer want to attack ... More >>
Back on May 19, we told you about a shooting at the Quality Inn near I-70 and Peoria. At the time of our original report, the cops weren't confirming that the incident, which left one man dead, was a murder. Now, however, prosecutors have charged four men and one woman -- including Nicholas Davis, ... More >>
Overnight, police confirm that a man was shot to death near Interstate 70 and Peoria -- although that's not where his body wound up. Moreover, a woman who was with the man was reportedly injured but not shot. At this writing, it's not clear whether the incident qualifies as murder or something else ... More >>
In recent months, we've been reporting about the shocking number of hit-and-runs in the area. Take yesterday's report about the plea deal involving Theresa O'Connor, who's admitted causing the death of cyclist Ernesto Wiedenburg. Given the volume of such offenses, the hit-and-run incident for which ... More >>
Yesterday, we recapped the wild, hour-long chase that resulted in the arrest of Ryan Stone, who'd stolen a car with a four-year-old inside. Given that a number of cars were struck during the pursuit, and a state trooper was seriously injured, should authorities have backed off, especially after the ... More >>
This morning's news cycle was dominated by an event that many Coloradans watched live -- a police chase after a car-jacking suspect who'd raced away from a Longmont gas station in a stolen vehicle with a four-year-old boy inside. Fortunately, the conclusion of the story is relatively happy for most ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you about the arrest of Quinton Stanley after a child in his care died; see our previous coverage below. Although the mother of the two year old had only been in a relationship with Stanley for two months or so, she stood by him after the tragedy -- and he maintai ... More >>
In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>
On Monday, Visit Aurora launched its first online voter's choice poll, Aurora's Eats & Drinks, to pick that city's favorite restaurants. And while voting continues on the poll through March 11, Cafe Society readers are already weighing in -- some saying that they'd never eat in Aurora, others insist ... More >>
How do you help young children cope with a terrible tragedy? A first-grade teacher in Aurora has come up with a way. Every day after recess, the kids in Megan Anderson's class at Peoria Elementary sit on the classroom's alphabet rug and talk about the kind things they've done that day. Each kind ac ... More >>
You may have seen Randall Paetzold's work and just not know it. "I shoot a lot of food photography, so this is really off-kilter for me -- some of my recent clients have been Root Down, Yours Truly, Cupcake, City, O' City and WaterCourse Foods," says the photographer. But when Paetzold's The One Hou ... More >>
Ben Leung just wants to get a shower. He really wishes he'd made a more appropriate wardrobe selection, especially since he's been standing around all day in the sweltering heat answering the same questions over and over. Then again, when the armed officers roused him at 2:30 a.m. today, he didn't t ... More >>
James Holmes did not drink here. Earlier today, a media outlet interviewed a gentleman described as a bouncer at a bar that the accused Aurora Theater killer supposedly frequented. That particular interview didn't mention the name of the bar, but an earlier report on one of the TV stations did: the ... More >>
A short time ago, we reported about a Sunday night homicide in Aurora that probably took place near East Second Avenue and Peoria, although police aren't positive about the location just yet. About an hour afterward, another man was shot dead in the city, likely on the 1500 block of Moline Street. ... More >>
Lori Midson Geoffrey Groditski The Fort 19192 Highway 8, Morrison 303-697-4771 www.thefort.com This is part one of my interview with Geoffrey Groditski, executive chef of The Fort. In part one of that interview, Groditski raps on his $40,000 mistake, raw bull's balls and how pine nuts ma ... More >>
J. WohletzChef Keith Jones and chef Joseph Westley An eager crowd perched on folding chairs surrounding a makeshift kitchen at the Bo Matthews Center, enthralled by the scents of cinnamon-infused hot apple cider and the enthusiastic voices of chef Keith Denard Jones, spinning comical yarns a ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.While most of us relaxed and had fun on Labor Day, approximately sixty people affiliated with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and Comite en Defensa del Pueblo protested immigration policy at Aurora's GEO Detention Center, as they've done si ... More >>
The second accident scene, from 9News' coverage.It's been a grim past few days for RTD. On Saturday, a bus ran a red light near East 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street, smashing into a vehicle containing Carla Miranda and Dustin Peletier, both 29, who were killed in the crash. Then, yesterday, an ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Benny Sitinjak. Early yesterday morning, the Aurora Police Department issued information about an apparent street race at the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Yale Avenue in which one of the drivers died. Later in the day, the APD issued mug shots of two men in the incident: Benny Sitin ... More >>
On Saturday, I trekked out to Greenwood Village to watch playoff football at a friend's, and on the way, I swooped into the strip mall on the corner of Arapahoe and Peoria, looking for lunch. I expected to have to stomach something from the strip's foursome of ubiquitous dining options -- Noodles &a ... More >>
When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.
Capturing the final days of one of Denvers most vital bands.
Donít be a masshole Ė keep your messages personal.
The Format gets a fresh start with a new vanity imprint.
From the week of October 13, 2005
From the week of May 5, 2005
A new tome revisits the heyday of amateur hoops.
Planes Mistaken for Stars brings the noise to Plea for Peace.
Peeved in Peoria
Astoria Restaurant brings you all the comforts of home -- and the homeland.
Cafe Paprika brings a taste of the Middle East to Colorado.
The bawdy musical's remake gives sheen to an old story.
The Honky Tonk Hangovers make country music that will go to your head.
Planes Mistaken for Stars channels the angst of a Rust Belt upbringing into visceral post-hardcore.
Want a(nother) romanticized speed racer? Go see The Fast and the Furious
Venus Beauty Institute is French fluff.
Will the Mastermind soon trade orange for pink?
Amici's pizza can be a religious experience.
Stabbing Westward explores a world of darkness.
Colorado faces a boom in parolees--and rising evidence that parole isn't working.
YOU'VE GOT TO USE YOUR HEAD TO GET INTO SHUDDER TO THINK.