Update below: We've just received word from a knowledgeable source that Rick Barber, a longtime KOA overnight talk-show host whose program could be heard across much of the U.S. and into Canada prior to his 2012 dismissal, has passed away. No cause of death has been released at this point, but as we ... More >>
The North American Prairie is a land mass that covers about 1.4 million square miles. It stretches north to Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada and south as far as Texas -- and it once made up 40 percent of the continental United States. Even so, many people find the plains to be flat and boring -- ... More >>
In January 2012, Rick Barber, who began hosting KOA's overnight shift thirty years earlier, found himself out of a job, replaced by syndicated programming amid budget cuts and sinking revenue. Most people would react angrily to such an ouster, but Barber responded with gratitude and class, just as ... More >>
The 2012 High Plains Book Awards were announced last Saturday at the Yellowstone Art Museums in Billings, Montana, and winners included a hometown heroine: Jenny Shanks, who took Best Fiction honors for The Ringer. Shanks, who lives in Boulder, loosely based her book on the 1999 slaying of Ismael Me ... More >>
Arguably the biggest DJ ever to come out of Denver, Eric Galaviz aka Hipp-E made his bones promoting and deejaying at some of the earliest raves in Colorado. After leaving his indelible mark on our city, he moved to San Diego in the '90s, where he became an influential part of the West Coast house s ... More >>
Some Denver taxi drivers say they've been taken for a ride by their employers
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors, Tune-Yards Sunday, November 8, 2009 Bluebird Theater What it was like: Watching a gospel choir through broken glass. There is a risk, when you see two bands as technically elaborate as Dirty Projectors and Tune-Yards, that you will get several hours of kno ... More >>
An avalanche buried their friend -- and a Denver trio is still digging out.
A Canadian comedy gets swept away with its obscure sport.
Even at 100, Cole Kugel is ready for takeoff.
The 700 South block of University Boulevard makes eating a family affair.