The Jefferson County School Board spurred a national controversy via a proposed history curriculum committee tasked with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder. In an attempt to mute complaints, symbolized by multiple student walkouts at Jeffco schools, the board approved an amendment ... More >>
The protests led by Jefferson County students over a proposed American history curriculum committee charged with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder picked up fresh momentum yesterday. Attendees of six Jeffco schools let their feelings be known, with at least one more rally on tap ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about planned protests this morning by students at three Jefferson County high schools -- Pomona, Ralston Valley and Arvada West -- over a plan to promote patriotism in history lessons by downplaying civil disorder. Now, students from at least one more Jeffco high school are p ... More >>
On Friday, opposition to new Jefferson County School Board proposals regarding teacher pay and history instruction focusing on "patriotism" exploded into action, with instructor sickouts leading to closures at two high schools, Standley Lake and Conifer, where students rallied to offer support. Now, ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is coming a little late this year, October 11-13, but tickets go on sale August 2, and the GABF buzz is already beginning as breweries in Colorado and around the country get ready to wow the crowds -- the big crowds. As usual, Westword will be fully loaded immersed, ... More >>
Prime Element is hitting the road this week, bringing its classic Colorado hip-hop style to the rest of the country. This Friday, the group joins Sweatshop Union for several dates as it kicks off its summer tour in Boise, Idaho, and then throughout the rest of the summer, beginning with the upcoming ... More >>
In decrying the resources wasted in a failed prosecution of medical marijuana caregiver Josh Jones (a total he estimated at over $100,000), attorney Rob Corry suggested that law enforcers focus on meth rather than weed. Little did he know that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado and the Organized ... More >>
Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>
Patrick Mueller, in character.Patrick Mueller grew up in Lakewood and then left town for schooling at Pomona, where he started out a visual artist and through a new-found interest in theater, came away a movement and performance artist. A period of wandering followed, during which he lived a ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps and his gang are coming to spread the message that God hates school?The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- which is currently making headlines for its claim that God was responsible for a mine explosion this week in West Virginia that kille ... More >>
After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
The Sandra Phillips Gallery
After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
The shootout between CU and CSU erupts again this Saturday.
KTCL Locals Only host Alf is considerably less alien than I remember.
A salute to the late, great James McKinnell, a master of Colorado ceramics.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Planes Mistaken for Stars brings the noise to Plea for Peace.
Avenue's Metamorphoses floats on the tides of myth.
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
Sports' Greatest Hits
July 17, 2003
A documentarian looks at the boy who he left back home.
Eschewing overt dogma, Texas rockers At the Drive In don't encourage riot, they embody it.
Public schools accepting private-sector funds is becoming commonplace. But not everyone's money is good enough.
Since Amendement 2 passed seven years ago, Colorado Springs has learned a lesson in Family Values.
A REMINDER FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: HIS LIFE ISN'T ONLY AN ACT.