The Craft Brewers Conference, a national trade show that brought more than 8,000 brewing-industry pros to town, wrapped up last week in Denver with the presentation of awards in the World Beer Cup, a prestigious biennial competition. There were 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries this ... More >>
Back in 2010, the folks at Condomania, a web-based condom retailer, came out with a list of states ranked by penis size (based on the size of condoms people from each one ordered), and Colorado placed 40th! Oh, the shame! This year, however, Condomania's updated its list, and Colorado has made a bi ... More >>
As we all know, there are facts, and then there are Internet facts -- like a list of "Historical Events" that took place in Denver as assembled on History.orb. For the most part, the items, which appear to have been mined from various Wikipedia pages, aren't the kind of thing you're likely to have s ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, friendos! Mere hours away from quitting time, and there's so much great music to look forward to this weekend. We've got some choice grooves on tap from Disco Biscuits, who are closing out their three-night Colorado run tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, some heavy goodness fr ... More >>
The news that George McGovern, now ninety, is in hospice care stirred memories -- not just of his campaign for president, but of a night in Ovando, Montana. I was at Trixi's Antler Saloon when I started seeing familiar faces passing by: a man who looked like Dick Lamm, a woman who looked like Dottie ... More >>
The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced a 59-count indictment against The Silver Lizard, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary reviewed in March by our MMJ critic, William Breathes. Among the claims: The center was selling marijuana for non-medical purposes to thirte ... More >>
We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... More >>
A few years ago, the partners behind The Hornet looked around at small, upscale restaurants that were getting into farming and began to wonder, "Why not us?" "Other restaurants were having success as far as farm-to-table," Sean Workman, the Hornet's general manager, explains, "but it doesn't just h ... More >>
For hundreds of years, Christians all over the world have been telling the story of Jesus Christ's life and death in the form of dramatic theater. From the devout actors in the Philippines using actual nails-through-the-hands, to Mel Gibson grossing $600 million portraying the bloodiest Jesus in Hol ... More >>
The resumes were long and detailed, the qualifications extreme, but the ten finalists in the Wynkoop Brewing Company's annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest have been whittled down to three -- and these guys know their beer. The man who eventually claims the title for 2012 will be determined at an ... More >>
For some of us, the day after Thanksgiving is for quiet family time and home-cooked leftovers. For all too many, though, it's a grisly rush to the Black Friday sales at the mall and a lot of scarfing of fast food. Which makes this an excellent time to check out Stephen Von Worley's novel way of cal ... More >>
Big pics below.If you had virtually unlimited access to merchandise via counterfeit credit cards, would you go to... Arby's? Carl Hughes, Tyrea Taylor and Larry Coates did, according to an indictment on view below -- and they're accused of making plenty of other stops as well. Total estimate ... More >>
Lori Midson Doug Anderson Hi*Rise 2162 Larimer Street 303-296-3656 www.hirisedenver.com This is part two of my interview with Doug Anderson, owner and chief baker of Hi*Rise. Part one of my chat with Anderson ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I'm totally unqualifi ... More >>
Lori Midson Doug Anderson Hi*Rise 2162 Larimer Street 303-296-3656 www.hirisedenver.com This is part two of my interview with Doug Anderson, owner and chief baker of Hi*Rise. Part one of my chat with Anderson ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I'm totally unqualif ... More >>
Hot enough for you? This weekend the temperature is expected to get back into the nineties, meaning that not only are wallets tight but comfort is a high priority when deciding what to do. Luckily there are plenty of things to do this weekend for ten dollars or less -- and many of them come w ... More >>
Photo courtesy Pat AmentClimbing pioneer John Gill floats up 'the Scab' in the Needles of South DakotaRock climbing legend Pat Ament began bouldering and free-climbing near Boulder in 1958 when he was a student and gymnast at the University of Colorado, and spent his formative years learning ... More >>
Larger photo below.The $1 million-plus allegedly swiped from clients by Michael Mendenhall can't compare to the $71 million allegedly stolen by Ponzi schemer Sean Mueller. But Mueller pleaded guilty to ripping off the likes of John Elway, while Mendenhall is accused of stealing from elderly ... More >>
A Denver-based restaurant operator is adding some burgers to its pie-centric portfolio for a cool $27.5 million. American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC, which last year acquired the Village Inn and Baker's Square restaurant chains, last week bought the Ohio-based Max & Erma's out of bankruptcy.
Two months ago, Chris Cina exited his gig at Timberline Grill, a steak house at the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, to set sail for Jax-Denver, where he was tapped as the seafooder's new chef de cuisine. His first day on the Jax line was June 16; his last day was yesterday.
The White Nose Syndrome sounds like a relic of the Studio 54 era. But the fungus, which has been killing bats in caves in the eastern United States, has spread far enough west that as early as today, the U.S. Forest Service Region 2 office in Golden will announce that all public caves region- ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
Stop resting easy, pal. You're not endangered anymore.Last December, when President Barack Obama first announced the nomination of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity criticized the choice, claiming that Salazar's environmental r ... More >>
Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. T ... More >>
A few months ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society suggested that the only way to save the iconic American bison is to eat it. While that may sound strange, the organization pointed out that the only reason there are 500,000 buffalo now living in the United States -- and perhaps the only reason ra ... More >>
On a walking tour of Denver, Unconventional Action makes plans for the Democratic National Convention.
Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.
While the State Capitol glows, state residents glower over their Xcel bills.
Talkin' 'bout my generation. Sigh.
Council Tree music fest showcases Native American spirit
Marlene Roulliard broke free from a vicious cycle and founded the Women's Empowerment Circle.
In a single bound, Accidental Superhero leaps to the top of the MP3 charts.
From the week of July 18, 2002
Up against the Wall, Golden!
Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fight battles outdoors and in the office.
July 23 - 29, 1998
The feds had a bone to pick with this fossil-hunting family.
PAUL WEISSMANN MIXES WELL--AND HOPES TO PARLAY THAT SKILL INTO A U.S. SENATE SEAT.
A BIG-TIME HOG FARM LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF SMALL-TOWN POLITICS IN KIT CARSON COUNTY.
IF HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, GEORGIA CAVEN ALREADY MEETS THE CITY'S RESIDENCY RULE.SAINT ELSEWHERE THIS NURSE TOOK A JOB NO ONE IN DENVER WANTED. BUT SHE MAY NOT GET TO KEEP IT.