Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the expo ... More >>
Nate Booth Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 1101 Walnut Street, Boulder 303-444-3690 riograndemexican.com This is part one of my interview with Nate Booth, exec chef of the Rio, Boulder; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's a question that just about everyone has asked: What's in those pote ... More >>
The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surfaced in Alamosa, surrounded by state leaders, to present the results of a federal study aimed at promoting tourism and conservation in the San Luis Valley. The National Park Service's study pushes for conservation easements, ... More >>
On Wednesday, Alamosa-born Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will return to his roots -- again -- as part of a long-simmering effort to promote tourism and conservation in Colorado's much-praised, much-neglected San Luis Valley. Accompanied by Governor John Hickenlooper and Senators Michael Benn ... More >>
Nederland santera Catherine Robles Shaw usually sticks to the basics when creating her lovely retablos -- plaques depicting the saints that are hand-carved and painted in a folk style that's been handed down over hundreds of years in northern New Mexico and Colorado's San Luis Valley. Contemp ... More >>
Just over four years ago, Eric Shiveley self-produced a documentary called Everyone But You. The film, which Shiveley shot, produced and edited himself over the course of two years, did a fine job of capturing the loneliness, isolation and frustration of being a struggling musician from the p ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Yesterday, after three years, more than 80,000 public comments, and countless hours reviewing ponderous economic and environmental issues -- in other words, pretty speedy for government work -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar unveiled the Obama administration's slimmed-down ... More >>
Last year, billionaire William Koch bought Buckskin Joe for $3.1 million, and moved the buildings to his private ranch outside Gunnison. But now you've got another chance to buy an old-timey Colorado town... if Koch, who also dropped $2 million on a Billy the Kid tintype, isn't there with his ... More >>
In Season Local MarketAfter five years working for Great Divide Brewing, Patrick Langlois has embarked on a new mission, one that explores local food, cooking and, at almost all times, beer. Each week, he'll be sharing a new adventure in his kitchen -- pairing his experiment with a good brew. ... More >>
Yee-haw! Twenty-four Colorado breweries will round up some wild firkins this weekend and drive them down to Colorado Springs for the seventh annual Firkin Rendezvous. Hosted by Bristol Brewing Company, the rendezvous -- February 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. -- is a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers ... More >>
Every once in a while in these vast United States, you come across an area so remote, so isolated, that the people of that area maintain a culture that is completely removed from the mainstream. The San Luis Valley in Colorado, where people still speak an archaic form of Spanish descended fro ... More >>
Jake Plummer.These three Denver blog posts tried to get away, but we managed to round them up anyhow. Bronco Talk's Jon catches up on ex-Denver QB Jake Plummer, who's now a handball fanatic. Miss him yet, Broncos nation? Colorado Pols its list of election winners -- with Michael Bennet topp ... More >>
Andy BrownEatDenver's Harvest Week, taking place now through Friday, celebrates Colorado's local bounty, and it doesn't get any more local than Andy Brown's back yard. Brown, the head brewer for the Wynkoop Brewing Company, has whipped up a couple of kegs of the pub's Wixa Weiss aged with cru ... More >>
Suddenly, all the political pundits are talking about a Salazar going to Washington. Not Ken Salazar, who'd apparently rather stay in his Senate seat than move to the Cabinet (but might be up for a future opening on the Supreme Court, where he'd be the first Latino justice), ... More >>
Yoko Ono helps celebrate Denver arts.
Everyone But You captures the frustration of being a struggling musician.
Eric Shiveley is quite the character. Several years ago, a week or so after he'd appeared in my column with a brief one-line mention of how I'd dug his music and everything he'd had a hand in producing at that point, he sent me a note (which I still have in my office) along with some homemade cookie ... More >>
Folk and fiber artists gather down in the valley.
Nature Conservancy Naturalist Workshops
Back at the Ranch
A partnership between Qwest and the state may sink a rural Internet provider.
The Emilio Lobato solo at Havu is a real knockout.
From the week of August 17
A UFO museum may blast off in Denver.
Some farmers in the San Luis Valley were just waiting to be picked.
Gary Boyce's ballot initiatives went under, but he'll most likely resurface.
Searching for aliens in all the right places.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCHETTE, TWO DEVELOPERS GET DOWN AND DIRTY.
SAN LUIS VALLEY HISPANICS, SHUT OUT OF POWER, GO TO COURT TO CHALLENGE VOTING BOUNDARIES.
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.