In his heyday, Montgomery Chitty was a prominent Aspen resident and pal of area celebrities such as the late Hunter S. Thompson and Ed Bradley. Lately, however, he's been hanging out with inmates, owing to his conviction in relation to a cocaine operation that ran between Aspen and L.A. for years - ... More >>
Africa School Assistance Project, a Denver non-profit that builds primary and secondary schools in underserved areas of East Africa in partnership with local communities, will break ground next month on the first phase of a dormitory for girls at a secondary school in rural northern Tanzania. "If yo ... More >>
Thomas Horne of Black Book Gallery lost his twin brother, Tim, to cancer. But Horne recognizes that he's not alone in his loss. In solidarity with the thousands upon thousands of families, friends and patients whose lives are affected by cancer, he and gallery partner Will Suitts organized Knock It ... More >>
Self-proclaimed "farmer/midwife/DJ/producer/emcee/touring musician" Ietef Vita was born Michael Walker in Five Points in 1986, part of a family of artists and activists with "a lot of people in my village," he explains, including Brother Jeff and the late storyteller Opalanga Pugh. But that wasn't e ... More >>
This Saturday, February 16, The Presser Foot, a sewing and quilting store in Longmont, will host a Sew Day for African Girls. Working with the nonprofit Empower Women In Africa, the store will provide all the materials and inspiration to create cloth menstrual pads -- and in the process help women i ... More >>
An ethnic Nepali, Sher Mizer fled the violence of his country, Bhutan, when he was twelve years old. His family ended up in a refugee camp, where a tarp and some bamboo became their home. Mizer yearned for education, and thanks to a scholarship, he was able to study in India. Eighteen years after ar ... More >>
Federal judges in Denver are of two minds about the kind of punishment doled out at the supermax penitentiary in Florence. While one is allowing a Tanzanian terrorist's complaint about the prison's restrictions on his mail and visitors to proceed to trial, another has thrown out Thomas Silverstein's ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
As Denver's boutique coffee scene continues to develop, establishments are offering up an ever-increasing variety of Joe, from the essence of Tanzanian peaberries extracted through a French Press to Sumatran varietals processed through beakers and tubes straight out of a mad scientist's labor ... More >>
Letters from the week of 2/28/2008
Able to cast a powerful vote with a single belch, Funny the Superdelegate will save the world.
DU law professor David Akerson and his students sum up justice.
The MCA's drug show is not as intoxicating as its proposed new building.
Diversity unfolds at the African Market
Sometimes an elephant joke just isn't funny.
Primate pal Jane Goodall inhabits Denver.
One manís search for identity yields a sparkling documentary about his African heritage.
These horticultural hobbyists are no shrinking violets.
Jane Goodall monkeys around this week at the Auditorium Theatre.
Africa's Alpha Blondy speaks reggae's language.
DO TEACHERS GET BETTER WITH AGE? ASK THOSE WHO WERE LET GO AT MACHEBEUF HIGH.