Lawrence "Bud" Stoecker spent his life running a modest family business building A-frame cabins in the Rocky Mountains. At home, he was a practical engineer, too. One winter in the 1960s, Stoecker designed a sleek, cone-shaped series of connecting concentric circles that hung from the ceiling -- his ... More >>
Discovering and Interpreting the West The Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard It was the scenic Rocky Mountains that first attracted artists to Colorado 150 years ago, and paintings and photos of the landscape are the works that laid the foundation for the rapidly developing art scene we have he ... More >>
Elizoebeth Jensen's first move to a creative life was leaving California for Colorado in 2005. Seven years later, she gave up her California consulting job and became a full-time designer and mother. Jensen is now the creative mind and designer responsible for beautiful, delicate pieces of jewelry. ... More >>
Either the economy's finally improving or folks selling homes think it is -- because the number of eight-figure Colorado homes for sale is definitely on the rise. Whereas the priciest property on our winter roster of the most expensive homes for sale in Denver was going for a mere $9.2 million, our ... More >>
Tonight the brand-new Centennial/DTC ViewHouse will kick off a weekend of grand opening events to usher in a new era of drinking, dining and partying. Most of this ViewHouse in Centennial is as modern and flashy as its older Ballpark sibling, but a touch of the former occupant of the property -- the ... More >>
Those dollars really add up. Former Dollar Store CEO Cal Turner Jr. is reportedly selling his unfathomably gorgeous Parker home, with the price expected to wind up in the $18-22 million range. An auction is slated for September 27, but offers are being accepted now for an eleven-bedroom, seventeen-b ... More >>
It's summer in Colorado which means it's time to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives again and the beautiful green fades to a snowy white. Summer also means the Denver-area concert calendar is packed, and thankfully, you can enjoy both mother nature and music in the same place this summer. From ... More >>
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, which got its start in Chicago in 1977, originally as Potbelly Sandwich Works, a small antique store run by a young couple who began making sandwiches for their customers, has arrived in Denver, opening in the University Hills Shopping Center. The Denver sandwich shop, one of ... More >>
When you're near the top of the grassy slope at Fiddler's Green, the massive stage below dominates the foreground. It has hosted Bob Dylan, John Denver, Lollapalooza (back when it was still a touring event), Wiz Khalifa and plenty more, but in 1982 that stage was just an asphalt thumbprint next to t ... More >>
Though pot's what's on the whole city's mind this marijuan-derful 4/20 weekend, the local art scene will not go up in smoke. Here are three reminders that Denver galleries serve up good vibes and even better shows every weekend of the year. See also: Teased, Torn, Coddled & Pampered at Zip 37
We last updated you about the most expensive (and spectacular) homes for sale in Boulder back in August of last year, using the indispensable BoulderHomeSource.com as a resource. And a lot's changed since then. Of the previous top five, three are no longer available, and one that's still listed has ... More >>
If there's area of life in which teenagers excel, it's mobile technology. But they may not be as adept at navigating the thorny world of sex, which includes talking with parents, using contraceptives and making responsible decisions regarding sexual health. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our Ruth Tobias book signing contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many hours did it take Tobias to complete her manuscript? Congrats to chrisdoubleyou, who guessed 500; the actual number is 513 hours! Chrisdoubleyou, we'll send you ... More >>
Izm White (aka Hayden Laybourn) has been immersed in the local hip-hop scene since the mid '90s from when he first started heading down from the Western Slope to Denver to compete in MC battles and attend shows. During that time, he's had some ups and downs, from released multiple albums and taking ... More >>
After our update of the most expensive homes for sale in Denver, we visited BoulderHomeSource.com and discovered that three properties included in our roster of Boulder's most expensive homes for sale from earlier this year are still available -- and still spectacular. In addition, two new entries ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's recent post about Denver International Airport slipping down the busiest airport list -- from eleventh place to thirteenth -- attracted comments about DIA as a whole. Included among them was this not especially positive review.
Should abortion protestors be allowed to wave signs featuring "gruesome images" in places where children might see them? That's the question two Colorado anti-abortion advocates and the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, a national pro-life law firm, want the U.S. Supreme Court to answer. "Children ... 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 >>
On Tuesday, January 1, when most of us are still sleeping off the last good times of 2012 or steeling ourselves to tackle resolutions for the new year, our city's live-music scene will mark a major development: This is the day that the iconic Gothic Theatre will be put in the capable hands of the fo ... More >>
About 50 percent of Colorado's residents choose to have their bodies cremated without giving their survivors a clue about what to do with the final remains. Now, a new local company, Aerial Tribute, has an out-of-this-world idea for where they can go next: Straight up to the heavens (if not heaven ... More >>
Get your track pads and refresh buttons ready, electro-heads! Exclusive three-day passes for the 2012 Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater are about to go on sale. This Wednesday, February 15 at noon, Triad Dragons are releasing exclusive, three-day passes to the largest electronic music ... 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 MangerYou can get great Chinese food in this town, but you have to know where to look -- especially if you're on the hunt for real Szechuan food, not the dumbed-down American version of the cooking of Southern China that's a mainstay of dollar-a-scoop joints and many strip-mall spots.
In the 1880s, English explorers Teresa and St. George Littledale -- with their fox terrier, Tanny, in tow -- mounted expeditions in the Rocky Mountains and across North America. And then they headed even further afield, to the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, Mongolia and eventually Tibet ... 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lori MidsonBaited by the lure of the Rocky Mountains, where fly fishing and lodge lounging are popular pastimes, Guy Harvey, the marine biologist, author, conservationist, scientist, world famous marine life artist and prolific restaurateur, chose Denver -- specifically Northfield Stapleton ... 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 >>
The capital of Ballorado.Forget about finding a bargain house in Boulder. As housing sales and prices continue to plummet nationwide, those in the community that puts the exclamation point in 3OH!3 remain unusually robust -- so much so that Business Week has just named Boulder the strongest h ... More >>
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