Wildfire season -- which has included several massive Colorado blazes already this year -- puts thousands of seasonal firefighters to work. But because many have temporary status, they aren't eligible for federal health insurance -- a concern Representative Diana DeGette hoped to address in a new bi ... More >>
The Fixx's show with with Naked Eyes at the Summit on Saturday, August 6 has been canceled. The outfit had to cancel seven dates on the tour between July 23 and August 6, including Denver. While there's no official word on why the shows were canceled, there were reports that frontman Cy Curn ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Special Delivery," tells the story of Indra Lusero, a home-birth-mom-turned-lawyer who has thrust herself into a legislative battle between midwives and doctors. After giving birth at home with a midwife eight years ago, Lusero became an advocate for the age-old pro ... More >>
George Hickenlooper.The death of director George Hickenlooper, governor-elect John Hickenlooper's cousin, on the eve of the Starz Denver Film Festival premiere of his new movie, Casino Jack, was an accident caused by mixed prescription drug use and alcohol complicated by sleep apnea, accordin ... More >>
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick.Westword feature subject Timber Dick left behind a magnificent legacy when he died in an April 2008 car accident -- eleven remarkable children.
But the latest accomplishment by Charity Sunshine, Timber's daughter, is impressive even by Dick family standards. A ... More >>
Photo by John J. Kruzel, courtesy of the U.S. Defense DepartmentThe use of the lifelike simulator shown here has been approved for PTSD treatment.Update, 4:00 p.m.: Representative Sal Pace's amendment relating to medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder has been defeated, and the ... More >>
Here comes... death!Oh, great -- another modern convenience that could be speeding us toward an early grave. Who knew that a shower without Norman Bates might be just as potentially lethal as one with him?
According to a just-released study overseen by CU-Boulder prof Norman Pace, 30 percent ... More >>
As I mentioned in a blog yesterday about Ken Levine, host of the Dodger Talk radio show, who treated Denver like a joke in a recent post, I lived in Los Angeles for five years -- so I'm accustomed to days when the air available for inhaling looks practically indistinguishable from exhaust from a di ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsJay and Mary Marvin at home in June.Over the weekend, Mary Marvin, wife of AM 760 morning-host Jay Marvin, who's been off the air since late winter due to a series of serious medical issues, sent a note to friends about Jay's surgery, slated for today. Her account upda ... More >>