This week, Rolling Stone published its list of marijuana legalization's biggest enemies. And by coincidence, all five of those who made the RS roster have been recently featured in this space.
And in the case of the top dog, Kevin Sabet, very recently.
Project SAM, a national organization that opposes marijuana legalization, is scheduled to formally launch during a 10:30 a.m. press conference today at the Denver Press Club. The event is only open to accredited journalists, but Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 proponent Mason Tve ... More >>
A national organization that opposes the legalization of marijuana and is advocating "smarter approaches" launched today in Denver -- and also announced that the group will soon open a chapter in Colorado, where voters in November passed Amendment 64. The advocates behind the group, called Project S ... More >>
The signing of Amendment 64 has plenty of folks talking about marijuana legalization -- even the Obama administration drug czar. Project SAM, which will formally launch in Denver tomorrow, is against the wider availability of cannabis. But the group, whose acronym stands for "Smart Approach to Marij ... More >>
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A year after being named Playboy's number one party school, CU-Boulder didn't even make the 2012 top ten -- and this despite having just been featured on ABC's 20/20 as the drunk-walking capital of the world.
To add insult to injury, Colorado School of Mines, one of ... More >>
The most recent episode of the ABC news magazine 20/20 featured a segment about drunk walking, with correspondent Amy Robach declaring that it happens in a certain community pretty much every weekend.
Which one? The piece on view below answers that question with a cut to a bunch of boisterous dudes ... More >>
Seems like there's a new list ranking cities and states every day, and plenty of them have Denver and/or Colorado at or near the top. In fact, we've ranked so mile high in so many different categories -- from healthiest to drunkest to happiest to most apt to use a condom -- that we've rounded up ten ... More >>
The latest edition of the Princeton Review's top colleges tome, released this week, is an irony bonanza for CU-Boulder. The school, which topped Playboy's party school list last year, and finished third in Daily Beast party school rankings two weeks ago, is entirely absent from the Princeton Review ... More >>
CU-Boulder has spent a lot of time and effort trying to ditch its party-school reputation -- by, for example, cracking down on the annual 4/20 celebration this year. Nonetheless, Newsweek has just placed the university third on its new party-school list, using unusual criteria: the number of arrests ... More >>
The 1996 Boulder murder of JonBenét Ramsey was one of the biggest stories in the country for years, and questions about the unsolved case continue to be asked, albeit at a lower volume than was heard a decade and a half ago. Note that former detective A. James Kolar's Foreign Faction: Who Really Ki ... More >>
Update: According to the final numbers released from the Loveland Police Department, thirteen total arrests resulted from Occupy Denver's attempt to shut down the area's Walmart distribution center on Monday.
Charges included obstructing a public roadway, hindering transportation and resisti ... More >>
Monday's hearing in regard to Occupy Denver's request for a temporary restraining order against the city and county is one indication of how far the movement has come in its short life span. In the little more than two months the movement has called Broadway its ideological home, the group ha ... More >>
Last week, in a post about the CU Boulder student legislative council passing a resolution to move the annual 4/20 event off campus, we noted that the university had topped a survey by Newsweek and the Daily Beast of the nation's druggiest colleges. But CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard -- who la ... More >>
Last night, the legislative council of the CU Boulder student government, known collectively as CUSG, passed a resolution calling for the annual 4/20 celebration to be moved off-campus.
The vote was unanimous, which CUSG vice president of external affairs Brooks Kanski sees as significant.
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
There are plenty of differences between the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements, as cartoonist Kenny Be pointed out in his post "Occupy Wall Street vs. the Tea Party: A visual guide." But their members' shared sense of dissatisfaction inspired The Daily Beast to use them as a barometer ... More >>
Occupy Colorado Springs has become a burgeoning political force in its own right of late, and the group is aligned in solidarity with Occupy Denver. The groups have united online and at general assemblies, where reps have traveled to visit each other. Last night, the Colorado Springs group ga ... More >>
Chris Bidwell.To hear him tell it, Chris Bidwell's trench coat is a black wool guardian angel. Last year, it prevented third-degree burn from a firecracker gone off course. Today, it serves as both picnic blanket and protector against wet grass at Civic Center Park. Bidwell's black, military- ... More >>
Boulder, Colorado.The folks at Portfolio.com have a serious crush on Boulder.
Less than five months after declaring the community's quality of life the best of any midsized city in the U.S., the business publication now says Boulder has the "strongest brainpower" of the nation's largest 200 ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe thought of figuring out who's more stressed out than we are is stressing us out!It's been a month to the day since the Daily Beast declared Denver to be the fifth-smartest city in the United States -- and apparently the folks at the American Psychological Association think o ... More >>