There was a time in the mid-1990s when Dorothy Rupert, then a state senator from Boulder, made a point out of touring every prison in Colorado. No easy feat, since at the time the state had the fastest-growing corrections system in the country. "I was just appalled at the rapid growth," Rupert recal ... More >>
In this week's cover feature, "Will the Real Rick Strandlof please stand up?," Westword delves into the fascinating story of 35-year-old college student Rick Strandlof, whose past false identities ended with a second chance last month. On June 28, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned th ... More >>
This has been one hot summer -- and it's bound to get even hotter. Tempers are flaring over the handling of the wildfires, and rumors are heating up over their possible cause: terrorists are setting the fires. And President Barack Obama's visit to the Waldo Canyon fire today is fanning the conspirac ... More >>
Update, 12:30 p.m. Monday: Watch the video of Sunday's flash mob at FlatIron Crossing below and see photos from the "Party Rock Anthem" flash mob. Denver Flash Mob organizer Eric Rosenberg.Eric Rosenberg calls it the "Rick Saga" on his blog, where the Denver Flash Mob co-founder writes about ... More >>
Tim WirthFormer Senator Tim Wirth, a formidable opponent in the 1980s of the U.S. Army's big plans for its training site in southeastern Colorado, views possible expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site as possibly a greater threat to the area's environment and economy today than it was th ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
Llewellyn Werner thinks skateparks could get Iraq's economy rolling
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
A soldier returns a changed man in the Danish drama Brothers.
TO: President Bush
RE: Air Force Academy
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Exploring the beauty of sadness, Orbit Service spins tales best heard sitting down.
Colorado is hot. Too hot.
Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.
Follow the Leader
How a drunk-driving fatality got lost in the system.
These Air force cadets were ready to fly. Then the honor board crashed their careers.
The Air Force Academy is changing its leadership -- but can it transform its culture?
Taco's New Tone
Johns TV redux
Denver is such a world-class town that even terrorists want to visit!
Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.
The Rocky Flats Web site is dark -- but terrorists may already have a blueprint for the former nukes plant.
An unfortunately timed album cover put the Coup in a harsh post-September 11 spotlight. But the controversial rap group's political resolve refuses to crumble.
War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.
The bullet in the backpack and other Columbine mysteries.
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
Stephen Malkmus settles into post-Pavement life with a new album and a special new band.
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles.
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs.
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
How does the media get back to normal when no one can say what normal is?
It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.
Carl Kabat has a sacred mission that could land him in jail -- and outside the priesthood.
The government built a nuclear-weapons plant sixteen miles upwind of Denver. But decades passed before the public got wind of what was happening there.
Film chronicles the antics of a true revolutionary.
After a thirty-year open house, NORAD declares Cheyenne Mountain off-limits to tourists.
The South rises again in the songs of Freakwater's Catherine Ann Irwin.