It takes grit to make a movie in Colorado -- sometimes True Grit. This state's film industry has gotten mixed reviews over the years, but there's no question that producer Hal Wallis created a classic when he made True Grit, based on the book by Charles Portis, in Colorado in 1969. The San Juan Moun ... More >>
Real life stops at Ride festival . Sheer rock faces in the distance and a heavily forested backdrop for the small wooden stage make it easy to feel a sense of escape for a weekend. No wi-fi signal, no cell phones out, with the focus on music and the people around you -- the way a music festival shou ... More >>
All aboard! Colorado has a strong railroading heritage, and with Denver's Union Station reopening this month, now is the time to get out and ride the rails. Train fans marvel at the tourism lines running in this state, which wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Whether you ... More >>
Last summer, we told you about a growing trend of undocumented immigrants going public to stop their deportations. That trend continues -- and yesterday, as a frigid wind blew icy snowflakes into people's hair and jackets, a group gathered in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Denver to pro ... More >>
Luis Valdez, whose Christmas play La Pastorela just opened at Denver's Su Teatro, first met Cesar Chavez when he was six, growing up among the migrant workers of Delano, California, where the United Farm Workers movement took root in the nonviolent strikes and grape boycotts of the '60s and '70s. ... More >>
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO at SOILED DOVE UNDERGROUND | 11/22/13 One big takeaway from Alejandro Escovedo's show at the Soiled Dove Underground: The man lives the songs he writes. On stage, he spun tale after tale, at times foraying into extended monologues, to describe the backstory of each song. When mill ... More >>
Change is in the air -- and in plenty of trees. Each year around this time, always-beautiful Colorado becomes even more spectacular as leaves turn from their usual lush color to a wide array of hues. But where are the best places in the state to revel in this glorious transformation? Colorado.com ha ... More >>
Last week, we shared our collection of the ten best "Colorado" movie posters -- flicks that actually featured the state's name in the title. Now, we're branching out, with a gallery made up of posters from films that mention Colorado cities. Predictably, the majority name-check Denver, but there are ... More >>
Ron Carter has been on over 2,500 albums and secured a spot as one of the world's finest bassists in the history of jazz. Doing much more than merely helping anchor the rhythm, Carter is a quite the melodic master. In his five-decade-long career, he's played with countless jazz legends, including a ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Denver planners had the crackpot idea of putting a new Colorado history museum underground in Civic Center Park, right by the McNichols building, once a Carnegie library. Cooler heads put the kibosh on that. And now Denver's Civic Center has been designated a National Histori ... More >>
Every year on the third Thursday in November, the world celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau, field-fresh young red wines from France that are meant to celebrate the harvest and be enjoyed right away. This September, Colorado beer brewers will do something similar for hops by kicking off a Hops Nouveau par ... More >>
The hottest summer on record could also be one of the driest. At the end of June, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that much of this dry, dry state be declared a federal disaster area because of "drought, low snow pack, excessive heat, and high winds" that had started on January 1...with no end ... More >>
In January we reported on a handful of homegrown Colorado ski companies making handcrafted and custom skis that stand up to or surpass anything else on the market. If we'd waited a few weeks, we could have added another local brand to the mix: Silverton-based Venture Snowboards. For the last few y ... More >>
The sixth annual round of the USA Fellowship grants -- fifty awards of $50,000 each -- were announced last night in Los Angeles, and exactly one went to a Colorado artist: Michelle Ellsworth of Boulder, for her work in the field of dance. Ellsworth has an MFA in dance from the University of ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's dishes like Euclid Hall's duck poutine that catapulted Denver to No. 13 on Travel Leisure's America's Best Cities for Foodies listThe best city in America for foodniks? According to the readers of Travel Leisure magazine, which just released its 2011 roster of the best Ame ... More >>
Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>
Rhoda PollackEddie Friedman, 1948-2011The Upper Larimer area may be hot today, but for pure aesthetics, it's hard to beat a time in the '80s when the area at 31st and Larimer streets was home to CORE New Art Space, the Sullivan-Bisenius Gallery and, right upstairs, three studios occupied by D ... More >>
Photo by Sarah AustinNever Summer Snowboards co-founder Tim Canaday shows off his 2011/2012 line at the SIA Snow ShowWe sifted through a mess of 893 snow sports brands representing at the SIA Snow Show to find the Colorado companies we love most, then asked them to show off their best boards ... More >>
For the second year in a row, a movie with Colorado ties is getting Oscar buzz. In 2010, it was Precious, which was co-produced by Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness of Denver. This time around, it's 127 Hours, which stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the Colorado climber who cut off his ... More >>
The Tommyknocker crew.www.sanjuanhopfarms.comOn the third Thursday of every November (today), vintners in France have been releasing a kind of red wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine isn't powerful or rich or even that all that good. Its main quality is light freshness. It's fermented f ... More >>
The organizers of the Great American Beer Festival will make two changes for next year's big show, which will mark the thirtieth anniversary of world's largest commercial beer extravaganza. For starters, GABF -- which drew 49,000 attendees and 3,523 different beers -- will return to a later ... More >>
Judging by the video above, Shaun White woke up one day and said, "I would like a private, giant half-pipe in the San Juan Mountains, accessible only by helicopter." And Red Bull said, "How giant would you like it?" More dramatic foreplay can be found on the Project X website.
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Urban Eco-Adventure puts racers through heck
From the week of October 16, 2003
Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.
Telluride's annual festival of fungi can be a tasty treat.
Can Aaron Brill's single lift save Silverton and earn salvation for the sport?
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.
All About My Mother lives up to its billing as a "screwball drama."
A new proposal could leave Animas-La Plata proponents high and dry.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.
Denver pays a consultant big money to get overseas flights for DIA--and goes nowhere.
NINE-YEAR-OLD JOE SILVA WAS READY TO FIGHT--UNTIL POLITICS GOT IN THE WAY.LOW BLOWS EVERYONE IN COLORADO'S FIGHT GAME LOVES A GOOD BRAWL--FROM THE LITTLEST BOXER TO THE TOP OFFICIAL.
THE DENVER GANGS WANTED TONY BROWN'S BOYS. SO HE TOOK HIS FAMILY AND HEADED FOR THE HILLS.HOME ON THE RANGE MEET THE MUSLIM COWBOYS OF MOSCA, COLORADO.