This morning the Colorado Children's Campaign released its annual report, "Kids Count," at the State Capitol. According to the report, more Colorado children were living in poverty in 2012 than during the worst of the Great Depression. And despite the economic recovery, "one in six Colorado children ... More >>
The Obama campaign is hauling surrogates all over the Denver metro area today as part of a bus tour to champion the president -- a week after he struggled at the University of Denver in the first debate against Mitt Romney. At one stop, Governor John Hickenlooper told supporters that they have a cle ... More >>
The Ghost of Joseph Buck
Denver City Council had an action-packed agenda last night, giving final approval on a ban for any outdoor advertising for medical marijuana dispensaries, voting any police-brutality pay-out, and giving the go-ahead to put a measure to de-Bruce Denver on this November's ballot -- exactly twenty year ... More >>
"I think for any business, five years is a big deal," Andrea Frizzi, chef-owner of Il Posto, says. "For a restaurant, though, five years is a super big deal." And that's why today is "a super big deal" for the chef -- on this day in 2007, Frizzi, a native of Italy who came to Denver by way o ... More >>
Bound to Break
Will President Obama's new jobs plan save the country from a double-dip recession or burden our sliding economy with another $400 billion of deficit spending? Below, an easy-to-read chart explains the president's entire economic stimulus plan in a nutshell...
Lori MidsonMSNBC's Douglas A. McIntyre recently wrote that the double-dip recession has arrived, a pronouncement that has its share of skeptics (and others who wonder if we ever recovered from the first recession), but double-dip recession or not, there's nothing wrong with pinching pennies, ... More >>
This dress is sustainable, but it won't be around much longer.Fresh off headlining the fashion show of Westword's Artopia on Saturday night, local clothing brand DVLP announced yesterday that it will close its doors. The brand, which carved out its niche with eco-friendly materials, domestic ... More >>
This is how Nick Turner feels right now.After a seven year run at its home in Fort Collins, the Nonesuch Theater -- currently in the midst of its run of The Art of Murder, by Joe DiPietro (the same guy who wrote I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) -- is gearing up to draw the red curtain ... More >>
Was it good for you? In a conference call yesterday, the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research determined that "a trough in business activity occurred in the U.S. economy in June 2009." In other words, the recession is over. Tell that to the people still ... More >>
Lionel Rivera.Lionel Rivera, the Republican mayor of Colorado Springs, says his city has a chance to resurrect itself from pummeling budget cuts brought on by the recession and the state's tax law that limits the city's ability to fund its coffers. The medical marijuana industry boon, among ... More >>
"Gee, I wish I could afford college."Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, are brainstorming ways to keep Colorado's colleges from suffocating amid crippling losses in revenue from the state. Atop the mount of potential soluti ... More >>
"I'm gonna talk -- but I'm not really gonna say anything."Update, 2:26 p.m.: Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton has jumped into the commenting-on-Bill Ritter fun. Look below for her take. Update, 2:13 p.m.: New statements just in about Ritter's withdrawal from Senator Mark Udall and Rep ... More >>
Are there no limits to the talents of Jared Polis? During his first year in Congress, the Boulder Democrat starred in a wonky reality show, demonstrated a beer bong on Comedy Central, and came out swinging on several controversial proposals. But as 2009 draws to a close, it's time to be a ... More >>
At holiday parties this weekend, everyone was talking about pot. I haven't been asked about marijuana this much since my first day of college in 1972, when I wore a hippie-print dress and my dormmates assumed I could hook them up. People were talking about the booming business in medical mar ... More >>
Water 2 Wine features its low-sulfite wine The holidays are enough to drive anyone to drink -- so this year, why not help everyone out by giving wine? For $250, Water 2 Wine will help you craft a case of 28 bottles with custom labels -- which breaks down to about $9 a bottle. "Most of the ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.The first specific cut listed by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper in a letter to the citizens of the city about his budget-cut proposal involves reducing the programming on Denver's Channel 8 to "public-meeting coverage and select programming." The latter apparently includes a ... More >>
"What can we save if we sell this red carpet on eBay?"Mayor John Hickenlooper may be starring in his own documentary series, but if this morning's Denver Post is any indication, he's soon going to be starring in his own political thriller, in which he somehow tries to trim $120 million from the city ... More >>
Don't let the current economic recession ruin your summer fun. Now you can stay in Denver and enjoy a Confluence Park vacation that includes all of your favorite activities without the cost of all that expensive gear...
Don't let the current economic recession ruin your summer fun. Now you can stay right here in Denver and still experience all the exotic culture of an overseas vacation with a trip to Confluence Park.
Don't let the current economic recession ruin your summer fun. As the daytime temperatures rise, bike riders and rafters can riverdance to the Denver rhythm in the heart of the city every Thursday night in July.
ESPN Zone's departure adds to the empty restaurant space downtown.When Fogo de Chao opens at 1513 Wynkoop Street in mid-July, the Brazilian steakhouse chain will occupy -- wait for it -- 14,000 square feet, enough footage to house nearly 600 cows, at least by my mathematical calculations, where are ... More >>
Don't let the current economic recession cramp your hot summer style. Instead of paying the high price for a New York vacation in the Hamptons to see trendy celebrities, you can stay in Denver and find glamour galore in the Hampdens...
Don't let the recession ruin your summer sailing plans. Instead of paying the high price for a New York vacation in the Hamptons to see celebrity sailors, you can stay in Denver and see a star-studded array of (local) swabbies in the Hampdens...
Don't let the recession ruin your summer fun. Instead of paying out the nose for a New York vacation in the Hamptons to see celebrities, you can stay in Denver and see plenty of vacationing (local) celebrities in the Hampdens....
Don't let the recession stop your plans for a summer R.V. excursion. Instead of paying for numerous tanks of gas and countless campground fees, you can stay right here in Denver and vacation in the neighborhood that offers strip-mall camping and sunset marshmallow roasts. A staycation in the Staplet ... More >>
Don't let the recession put an end to your stylish summer R.V. excursion. Instead of paying for numerous tanks of gas and countless campground fees, you can stay right here in Denver and vacation in the neighborhood that has the best baby-gear garage sales and sheep-shearing opportunities. A staycat ... More >>
Don't let the recession put an end to your plan for a summer R.V. excursion. Instead of paying for several tanks of gas and countless campground fees, you can stay right here in Denver and vacation in the neighborhood that best suits your interests. A staycation in the Stapleton neighborhood has muc ... More >>
Don't let the recession ruin your summer fun! Instead of paying the high costs for transportation and hotels, you can stay right here in Denver and vacation in the neighborhood that best suits your interests. A staycation in the Sloan's Lake and Jefferson Park neighborhoods has much to offer...
The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
Free Comic Book Day, which takes place on Saturday, May 2, is a nationwide celebration of the form, which, like other print mediums, is struggling to survive in today's techno-happy world. And Time Warp in Boulder is pulling out all the stops. Daniel Crosier, an event organizer and co-creator of the ... More >>
An hour after getting all the appropriate permits, the long-awaited Houston's finally opened this past weekend at 303 Josephine Street. This sibling of the Cherry Creek Grill and other restaurants in the Hillstone chain has an expansive, sleek dining room and an inexplicable eleven seats at the bar ... More >>
Stimulus and/or recession- themed dinners are springing up around town, pulling valueconomy eaters from their homes into seats at local restaurants. L'Atelier has a four-course recession dinner; Parisi offers deals every week.Mojitos Cuban Bistro, at 1120 East Sixth Avenue (the former home of Mel's, ... More >>
This Hip Tip was originally published in the February 17-23, 1988 issue of Westword. Now, twenty years later, a look at the bright side means hoping that the environment (and its new energy economy) will be great for (ending) the recession.
The February 5 blog "Does a New Channel 4/Denver Business Journal Collaboration say Anything About the Rocky Mountain News?" took note of "Beating the Recession," a just-launched TV-and-print series that highlights locals who are finding ways to thrive during the present economic downturn. The item ... More >>
Neil Westergaard. Today's blog titled "ColoradoBiz Editor Thinks New Channel 4/Denver Business Journal Series Looks 'Very Familiar'" digs into the suggestion that "Beating the Recession," a co-production of Channel 4 and the DBJ, lifted its concept from "Road to Recovery," an effort Channel 7 and C ... More >>
Today's blog "ColoradoBiz Editor Thinks New Channel 4/Denver Business Journal Series Looks 'Very Familiar'" examines the suggestion that "Beating the Recession," a collaboration between Channel 4 and the DBJ, borrowed its concept from "Road to Recovery," a team effort from Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz ... More >>
This morning brought a press release announcing "Beating the Recession," a new series jointly reported by Channel 4 and the Denver Business Journal. Pretty standard stuff overall, but the parties involved may be meaningful in terms of the area's shifting media landscape. After all, Channel 4's longt ... More >>
Sssssh. Don't tell anyone. From 10am-6pm tomorrow admission at the Museum for Contemporary Art is only one cent per person. That's a penny. With everyone trying to save money in this wonderful recession of ours, the place could get crowded if the word got out. So let's keep this bit of information ... More >>
While the Obama cabinet carousel -- Ritter! Salazar (Ken)! Salazar (John)! Michael Bennet! Salazar (Ken, again)! -- continues to go 'round, with a name thrown out each week (although now, with Ken Salazar back in the ring for Interior, we're on repeats) -- Colorado's top Dems will gather at the ... More >>
Drown your sorrows at the Recession Sessions.
Times may be ultra-unpleasant for newspaper operators these days, but specialists in other areas of the media universe aren't enjoying a smooth ride, either -- and Clear Channel represents exhibit A. Toward the end of the last millennium and the beginning of this one, the Texas-based firm seemed to ... More >>
Colorado charities face a crisis in the aftermath of September 11.