Stay Tuned, the outfit formerly known as MainLine, is preparing to hit the road in the next few weeks, taking advantage of the $3000 Western States Arts Federation Independent Music on Tour grant Mane Rok was awarded last year. What makes this jaunt particularly noteworthy, beside the fact that loca ... More >>
Last month, we shared with you a photo gallery of the five most expensive homes in Denver -- and a spectacular batch it was. But don't forget about Boulder, whose properties, as featured on BoulderHomeSource.com, are just as astonishing and often more unusual -- including a three-for-one-price deal ... More >>
A new study disparages Colorado for requiring little civics education -- something it ties to a poll showing that young people don't understand voting laws, such as whether a photo ID is required to vote. (It isn't in Colorado.) But the study, done by the Massachusetts-based Center for Information a ... More >>
Race for the Cure.For many years, the regional Planned Parenthood headquarters was Westword's neighbor, and we had a front-row seat for the picketers who harassed employees of an organization that does so much more than providing abortion services.
Scott BurauLast year saw nearly 300 restaurant openings on the books -- but 2012 is already kicking off with several closures, including the long-lived Pearl Street Grill, next-door neighbor India's Pearl and nearby Ototo. And now, from the southern suburbs, comes word of another shuttered re ... More >>
What better time to take advantage of this city's proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains -- and some of the best skiing in the world -- than New Year's Eve? Keep reading for our list of the ten best ways to celebrate New Year's, mountain-style.
Mark MangerWhen President Barack Obama came to Denver last week, he snubbed the Brown Palace -- which has hosted every president since Teddy Roosevelt except Calvin Coolidge -- for the Four Seasons.
With Labor Day behind us and summer's sun-soaked days and sizzling temperatures vanishing before our eyes, we aren't traditionally all that psyched to welcome the month of September with open arms. This year, though, we're seeing things differently, given the tantalizing array of wine event ... More >>
National Park ServiceIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>
American schoolchildren don't know Alaska from their elbow. That's the news today from the NAEP, dubbed "The Nation's Report Card:" Fewer than one-third of students tested proficient in geography in 2010. Education gurus blame a shrinking curriculum -- but that could change in Colorado.
Imagine biking up a steep Colorado peak, rafting through the Rapids of the Colorado River and then rappelling down a jagged and imposing cliff. Now imagine doing that blind or without the use of an arm or both of your legs. That's exactly what many of the participants will be doing in this we ... More >>
Philip PostonWhen I moved to Boulder almost six years ago, I was a virgin to the organic, local and crunchy West Coast vibe that wafts over the Rocky Mountains. Being from the much less breezy South, I grew up eating very well, but was not at all familiar with the pleasure of doing so conscio ... More >>
Tonight, chefs and restaurateurs from around the country will claim medals -- shiny tokens that dub them the best in the country at their craft -- at the James Beard Awards ceremony in New York City. In anticipation of the event, Andrew Knowlton, restaurant and drinks editor at Bon Appeti ... More >>
When John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, then Governor Roy Romer ordered that all the flags in Colorado be lowered to half-staff in his honor. So it only makes sense that the singer (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) has been chosen to be the first person inducted into Colorado's Musi ... More >>
New logo.When the former Quiznos Pro Challenge changed its name to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, it didn't sever ties with Lance Armstrong, who joined then-Governor Bill Ritter to announce the race last August. But that doesn't mean Armstrong will very involved, if at all.
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge scores with Ale House at Amato's.Ale House at Amato's, the latest venture from the Breckenridge Brewing Company, opened at 11 a.m. today with a gorgeous view of the Platte Valley, the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. The highly anticipated LoHi-area beer ba ... More >>
It's a sad fact of living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains that most urban teens will never experience them. Big City Mountaineers is a Denver-based youth development organization that pairs urban teens (13-18) with adult mentors and sends them packing in groups of five adults and five te ... More >>
Germany? Colorado's Board of Education recently added social studies to its new testing system -- a move that may prevent more geography horror stories like professor Aimee Pellet's. She described a recent map test on which one student labeled the Rocky Mountains "the Alps," another ID'd Alas ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
Denver Zoo"What's up, Ma?"You know what's the most effing adorable thing ever? Baby sheep. And maybe baby monkeys and baby giraffes and horny polar bears named Cranbeary. But definitely not naked mole rats. And the best place to oogle baby sheep this summer will be the Denver Zoo, seeing ... More >>
Gravy is good to go from the Bob Evans dispenser.America is the home of the free and the land of the brave. And if you appreciate that, then you'll also enjoy the genius behind this heart-attack dispenser from Bob Evans Bob Evans, restaurant chain whose outposts are located primarily on the e ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration ... click image to enlarge Figure 37. Ruby Hill: Mixing themes gives yard art a new slant The Ruby Hill neighborhood is unlike any other in Denver. Ruby Hillers seem to have a different perspective on life than most other Denverites. Per ... More >>
A Flickr photoAnother day, another list ranking American cities -- the latest being a U.S. News & World Report survey pinpointing the ten top communities for raising children. Yes, Denver made the top ten. Its blurb reads: "Whether they prefer snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, biking thro ... More >>
(Editor's Note: This week's cover story is "Big Bucks for Builders," a cartoon by Kenny Be. Click on the images for full-sized versions. And check back to the Latest Word for Kenny's Worst-Case Scenario and Hip Tip cartoons. His full archives, along with Westword's other comics, are available at w ... More >>
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