Last week, we noted that a bill to ban red-light cameras (after years of failed attempts) had managed to win approval in the state senate. But it was flagged yesterday by a House committee after heavy lobbying from a number of local mayors, including Denver's Michael Hancock, and the Colorado Munici ... More >>
For years, Senator Scott Renfroe has tried to ban red-light cameras -- devices mounted near traffic signals or in police vans that snap shots of vehicles allegedly breaking traffic laws -- under the theory that they're more about revenue than safety. The effort failed in 2012, but it's got a lot be ... More >>
When thinking about alternative forms of transportation, Stapleton Transportation Management Association Director Angie Malpiede saw an opportunity to talk about walking. "I went to CDOT and said, you know, transportation-demand management has always been about taking transit -- carpooling, van-pool ... More >>
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, 1294 South Broadway Street, is hosting a Del Maguey mezcal dinner this evening, with guest chefs Sean and Cy Yontz, Brandon Beiderman of Steuben's and Ace and Chris Douglas of Squeaky Bean. Barman Sean Kenyon from Williams and Graham will also be on hand providing libation ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you that Warren Watson had been captured in Idaho after being named a person of interest in the slaying of Lakewood family attorney Claudia Miller; see our previous coverage in its entirety below. Now, a grand jury has named Watson in eighteen charges, including ... More >>
Fifteen teams competed in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge last week. From January 22-26, groups from across the globe hand-carved 20-ton blocks of snow into frozen art over a 65-hour period. Yesterday, team Mongolia took home top honors for its impressive snow stat ... More >>
Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>
"Team Canada-Quebec created a sculpture that demonstrates all virtues of carving snow: clean execution, anatomically correct figures and animals, texture, balance and more," said Jenn Cram, judge coordinator for the 22nd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships and Arts District administrat ... More >>
36th & Quebec.Red light photo tickets are a hot topic in Denver, with councilwomen Jeanne Faatz and Mary Beth Susman both questioning the program, especially as it applies to citations for crossing the white stop line -- an infraction whose fine was halved this week, but not eliminated. Now, ... More >>
Red-light cameras at Denver intersections are widely reviled and provide dubious safety benefits according to a report from Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher. Yet in a first vote last night, Denver City Council voted 10-2 to retain the program throughout 2012. Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz isn't pleased b ... More >>
Aaron Freeman incorporates a lot of personal history when he takes on the musical alter-ego role of Gene Ween. For nearly thirty years, Freeman and Mickey Melchionda (aka Dean Ween) have been the tongue-in-cheek duo behind Ween, a band that's evolved from the abstract musical experiments of 1 ... More >>
36th & Quebec.Cameras at intersections have plenty of detractors, many of whom claim their usage is more about revenue enhancement than safety. Now, a Complete Colorado report offers some numbers to back up this theory. On one day, 94 percent of tickets issued at a major metro intersection ta ... More >>
East Colfax is home to several Ethiopian restaurants, and another joint just opened near the corner of Colfax and Quebec: Peacock Restaurant and Bar, which, says owner Eden Habte, is unaffiliated with the other Ethiopian spots in the area. There, in a dark dining room painted gold and infuse ... More >>
Every so often, usually in more (ahem) modestly incomed neighborhoods, you see them: businesses who offer weird and somewhat dubious combinations of services (my personal favorite of yore: The Quik Stop & Bail Bonds that used to be on South Federal). In an effort to highlight the brave practi ... More >>
Backpack FoodieTenoch Mexican Coffee House pours lecheros in this traditional way."It's a Mexican coffee house. Like a bakery and cafe, but Mexican style," says Adriana Cendejas of Tenoch Mexican Coffee House, the spot she opened with her brother near just two weeks ago. The pair comes from ... More >>
The discussion of our Denver's five best wings list has really taken off, with readers pushing everything from Highland Tap and Burger to Moe's Original Bar-B-Que to Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria. From Toddicus: I've eaten wings at most of the places listed and still have yet to find wings a ... More >>
Flickr Walkability -- that is, how close a property is located to grocery stores, banks, restaurants, bus routes and bike trails -- is becoming increasingly important to home-buyers and apartment-dwellers, says local realtor John Skrabec. "People see the benefits of a walkable lifestyle and ... More >>
Larimer Associates, the real estate investment company that manages the upscale Larimer Square restaurant district, has purchased Montclair Plaza, a small strip mall at the corner of Quebec and Severn streets, near the Lowry development. The somewhat run-down row of buildings, which total 9, ... More >>
Shops at Northfield.On a Labor Day detour from DIA, I spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield. It was a much more successful mission than my first attempt to reach this area, when I exited I-70 on what I thought was the right access road -- and wound up stuck in a hideous t ... More >>
La Sandia's Mexican Cobb saladOn a Labor Day detour from DIA, we spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield -- with time out for the Mexican Cobb salad at La Sandia, Richard Sandoval's restaurant there, one of several eateries in the development that could use more traffic. ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
There was a time when I swore that the best barbecue to be had in the state of Colorado was at the Bugling Bull Trading Post, a kind of general store/truck stop/campground supplier down on 1668 North Highway 67 in Sedalia. Pit man Mike Frislie used to run a kind of outlaw smoking operation ... More >>
This Flickr user likes to eat at Einstein Bros. Bagels According to a quick count of the locations on the official Einstein Bros. Bagels website, Denver just got its twelfth Einstein Bros. Bagels shop, in Lowry's Town Center at Second Avenue and Quebec. Although this is a national chain -- with more ... More >>
When I have a craving for sesame tofu, I head to the one restaurant that I know gets it absolutely right: Moongate Asian Grill, at 745 Quebec Street. Moongate cooks up a variety of Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes, with an extensive vegetarian selection -- but I end up ordering the se ... More >>
Sure, there may be big, fatty streaks of pork running through the $787 billion stimulus-package bill that President Barack Obama will be signing into law today at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (www.stimuluswatch.org has gone hog-wild finding them). But if Colorado can bring home the bacon fo ... More >>
Today, Wichita. Tomorrow, the world. Smashburger -- with its secret process that creates what Jason Sheehan called "meat candy" -- has been a smash since the Colorado-based concept opened its first restaurant at 1120 South Colorado Boulevard two years ago.Since then, the owners have opened six ... More >>
It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are: Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-sho ... More >>
Make as many jokes as you like, but thanks to one Al Gore head-turning moment, Earth Day’s suddenly become important again. So what will you be doing about it? Here are a few suggestions on how to jump-start your social consciousness. In LoDo Ground Zero, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and ... More >>
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
The Waiting Game
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Can a Vietnamese-Italian eatery survive this French twist?
Everyone said they wanted homeless people to be invisible at Lowry. So why aren't they?
The first nation of hockey won't be taking home the Stanley Cup this year.
June 17 - 23, 1999
November 5 - 11, 1998