A lot's changed with the USA Pro Challenge bike race since it was announced in August 2010. For one thing, it was initially called the Quiznos Pro Challenge. For another, the two people at center stage for the big unveil were Bill Ritter, who's no longer Colorado's governor, and Lance Armstrong, cur ... More >>
A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>
Ink is spilling over in downtown Denver, where ink! Coffee opened the doors of a new location last week. The spot in the renovated high-rise at 1801 California Street (where Troy Guard will be opening a steakhouse in early 2014) is only a block from two other ink! locations, but the homegrown chain ... 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 >>
According to Amendment 64, local municipalities that allow recreational cannabis businesses will need to have their rules and licensing processes in line by October 1 -- which is less than three months away. That means towns and counties across the state that haven't already banned recreational mari ... More >>
When Governor John Hickenlooper signs a hemp-farming registry bill later this morning, no one will be happier than Lloyd Casey. The 86-year-old former state senator, who now lives in Ohio, first introduced a hemp-legalization bill in the mid-1990s, but was rebuffed not once but twice by powerful int ... More >>
A bill to register hemp farmers with the state Department of Agriculture has been introduced at the State Capitol. As explained in our cover story, "Green Acres," the marijuana-centric Amendment 64 also made it lawful to grow hemp, weed's sober stepsister. The bill, known as SB 241, creates a proc ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will team up this winter by opening a brewery-themed slopeside après-ski restaurant in Snowmass and a separate bar inside the newly renovated Westin Snowmass Resort.
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... More >>
Jeremy Kittelson, right, with Mario Batali Jeremy Kittelson, the former executive chef of Restaurant Avondale at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon (which, by the way, was recently sold to Richard Sandoval, who owns La Sandia, Tamayo and Zengo in Denver and Venga Venga in Snowmass Vil ... More >>
There's a lot of wine on this week's culinary calendar -- but you'll also find beer, tequila, pesto and cherry pie. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead:
If you happened to miss the Disco Biscuits shows at the Ogden this past week or didn't get up to Red Rocks last night for Bisco Inferno -- or if you just can't get enough of those crazy Biscuits: The Disco Biscuits have been added to the lineup for the first annual Eco Music Festival.
There's a brand new festival coming to Snowmass Village over the Fourth of July weekend, and Leftover Salmon (pictured) is among the acts slated to headline. Sharing the bill at the inaugural Eco Music Festival, taking place June 30 through July3, is Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, the New ... More >>
Colorado is crawling with mascots. It's been two weeks since the Discover Colorado Rally -- plenty of time for all Colorado summer vacation planners to have studied up for today's pop quiz. Provide the name and attraction associated with each of the mascots pictured below...
AlliSports.comBreck Freeride team member Eric Willet, center, wins Men's Snowboard Slopestyle at the Toyota Challenge in Ogden, UTBreckenridge Ski Resort is getting a good return on investment from its Breck Freeride Team and its stepped-up park & pipe programs: Yesterday, Breckenridge snowbo ... More >>
While the majority of programs at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science are family-friendly, The Science Lounge is strictly 21-plus only -- meaning you get to drink beer while looking at old, dead stuff. But the monthly program aimed a mature audience is more than just an after-hours wander thr ... More >>
An ancient bison tusk discovered at the site.As you may have heard, there was a substantial Ice Age find in Snowmass this Fall. On October 14, a bulldozer driver stumbled on the bones of a female mammoth, and the ensuing excavation has yielded prehistoric skeletons preserved in unprecedented ... More >>
A Flickr photo.This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, July 12: The City of Aurora offers a kids' co ... More >>
As if playing in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters wasn't enough for Dave Grohl, he teamed up with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queen of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme to form Them Crooked Vultures in 2009. The Vultures, who released their self-titled debut this past November, descend upon the Fil ... More >>
Kevin Taylor is ready to reopen at the DAM.
An investigative reporter tries a different kind of forensics.
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From the week of February 19, 2004
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The Foothills Art Center presents the current edition of the state's most significant ceramics exhibit.
Contemporary sculptors follow distinctive paths at the Curtis Center and Rule Gallery.
Susan Goldstein, Life Layers
Ron Otsuka's Takashi Nakazato
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams shine a light on vintage country.
Three photography shows feature very different styles.
Ceramics struggle for respect in the art world.
Denver's kilns are hotter than ever.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season
CASSANDRA WILSON MAKES JAZZ MEANT FOR THE MASSES--AND SHE KNOWS IT.