Our recent overabundance of water, resulting in flooding that has devastated so many Front Range areas, continues to flow east, effecting communities downstream. And while the damage thus far has generally been less impactful than in places like Lyons and Jamestown, plenty of problems have cropped u ... More >>
The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
Of all the dispensaries on Federal, Element420 is arguably the most obvious. If you've driven the strip between Alameda and 6th Avenue any time over the last couple of years, you've seen the large lime-green building, which sits higher than the nearby strip center and almost juts over Federal like a ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
The residents of a Jefferson County neighborhood got the shock -- or maybe we should say schmuck -- of their lives when a slew of officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other agencies swooped in on a nearby home. And they had good reason, according to an affidavit ... More >>
As you've certainly heard by now, the world is ending tomorrow. Thanks to infallible Mayan prophecies and/or calendar design, we know the whole shebang comes to a hard stop on December 21, 2012. What our helpful future-seeing friends didn't see fit to tell us is how the world ends. Sure, you could a ... More >>
All those outdoor fireplaces at the big-box stores look like they'd make great holiday gifts -- but not for Denver residents. Because outdoor fires are banned here, unless they're used for cooking. One fire-loving Platt Park couple learned that last winter, when they were huddled around their backy ... More >>
The smell of smoke is in the air. It could be a long-distance reminder of the High Park Fire still raging outside Fort Collins. Or it could be your next-door neighbors here in Denver, lighting up their illicit fire pit. Or their completely illegal chimenea.
As one of the authors of California's Proposition 215, which sanctioned medical cannabis for the first time in the United States, as well as several legal handbooks, Michael Malott has a unique perspective on the medical marijuana laws that have been passed since. And he's just published a book tha ... More >>
Big pics below.When we learned that Colorado, and specifically Denver, was part of the Ugliest House Contest 2011, we expected to see some unbelievable dives. But while the five Denver homes that made the finals aren't exactly palaces, they're not nearly as shocking as anticipated -- until y ... More >>
Do you believe in marijuana miracles? Jim Hagedorn, CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, certainly does. The multi-national plant-food company, which is based in Ohio, is eying a product line targeted to the medical pot business. It could be a sign that mainstream industry is finally ready to embrace t ... More >>
It was dark, it was twenty degrees outside, and some jerk took just bought the last half-price camera at Target. Welcome to #blackfriday. But maybe you're still home in bed? Well, here's a taste of what you missed earlier this morning from the Twitter world.
Neck tat! Westword cover-boy (cover-turkey?) Chris "Birdman" Andersen has a badass new neck tattoo. It's so badass that it inspired us to post this photo gallery showcasing the Birdman's gratuitous ink, as well as several smiling children and one scantily clad woman. But not everyone likes t ... More >>
Tim Tebow and his mom for FOTF.Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family made a big splash earlier this year with a pro-life Super Bowl ad starring Tim Tebow and his mom. And while the publicity generated by the spot couldn't prevent 110 layoffs announced earlier this month, Focus learned that th ... More >>
Michael Tesman.The arrest of Michael Tesman on charges of second-degree kidnapping came together like the law-enforcement equivalent of aligning planets. Credit goes to the reported victim, Tesman's ex-wife, who was able to text message her son about the situation, plus a helpful bartender a ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerSee more photos from the contest at westword.com/slideshow.John Proctor, a supervisor at the Park Meadows Sam's Club, knew he could eat a lot of hot dogs -- but downing eight and a half in ten minutes in the amateur hot-dog eating competition on Saturday afternoon unlocked a hidden ta ... More >>
From ReggieRivers.com Former Bronco-turned-television-host-and-author Reggie Rivers' gig as Channel 4's weekend sports anchor ends today. But he's not too worried. "I'm kind of excited. Fortuitously, I'm getting laid off at the exact moment I'm putting out this book," he says, referring to The Col ... More >>
Lord save us. News that Colorado Springs' Focus on the Familiy is eliminating 202 jobs -- the biggest single cut in the ministry's history -- naturally raised the question of whether Focus reps would lay the blame at Barack Obama's door. After all, prior to the November 4 vote, Focus published ... More >>
For its latest trick, this four-piece added a new rhythm section and retooled its sound.
The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too.
CU students have twice won the Solar Decathlon. Can they make it a three-peat?
A peak under the roof reveals some bad problems -- but a great new show.
Foothills Art Center
From the week of May 4, 2006
For revenue-hungry cities in the northern metro area, it's shop 'til you're dropped
Breaking bread with Colorado's top competitive eater.
The Christmas Tree House is fir real
In this pyramid scheme, no one comes out on top.
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Digging up dirt on Denver.
From the week of April 24, 2003
McDonald's wildlife area is for the birds.
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School.
Lots of drugs, not much sex, and a general fear and loathing mark these tales of twenty-something angst.
The future of a great public space hangs in the balance.
Colorado's legacy of contamination spreads far and wide.
Denver's Army & Factory Surplus had a surplus of everything -- including history.
Two photo shows are set to close at the Arvada Center, while BMoCA closes out its Harry Bertoia.
Patrick Roy's slide from hero to zero.
The big showdown out west will come to a head on Tuesday.
Move over, Martha. These tattooed hands could threaten your empire.
Western Colorado's last family-owned amusement park takes its final ride.
The streets aren't paved with gold down in the brand-new city of Lone Tree --yet.