Governor John Hickenlooper is scheduled to speak at today's reopening of the Aurora Century 16, where "an evening of remembrance" will honor the victims of the shootings on July 20 during a screen of The Dark Knight Rises. Let's hope the event works as well as Hickenlooper's subsequent talk about g ... More >>
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about New Mexico's $2.5 million effort to rebrand the state "as a place of charm and character, adventure, excitement -- and really good green chili cheeseburgers." It seems that the Land of Enchantment isn't perceived as very enchanting; focus ... More >>
Long in development, the Miles Davis feature film that Don Cheadle plans to star in and direct has a studio offer, the actor said in interview with the Wall Street Journal that was published today. Cheadle, who graduated from East High School, says in the interview that "the movie isn't a bio ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>
Pulitzer in '85.Not to be outdone by fellow Playboy cover girl Barbi Benton in the marketing of extreme cribs, Roxanne Pulitzer and husband Tim Boberg recently offered the Wall Street Journal a tour of their 23,000-square-foot Telluride home -- which is up for sale for $19.9 million. That's ... More >>
John SalazarAn unusual land swap deal on the Western Slope orchestrated by Representative John Salazar, one that would benefit his largest campaign contributor, is starting to draw scrutiny well beyond disgruntled hunters and activists in Gunnison County, who claim the public is getting the s ... More >>
Industry insiders have predicted that Colorado's new medical-marijuana laws might nearly halve the number of dispensaries in the state, and some of Denver's dispensaries are on the hit list. But since new laws were instituted in Los Angeles, the reduction has been far more dramatic, with hund ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
Our "Mile Highs and Lows" dispensary reviews, recently referenced in the Wall Street Journal, are a weekly feature on The Latest Word. Our most recent entry? The Wildflower Seed tastes Fresh Baked Dispensary, which specializes in edibles, not smokables. But for those who prefer other deliver ... More >>
Najibullah Zazi, back when he was free to talk too much.Update, 1:21 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that Aurora's Najibullah Zazi has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and counts of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material ... More >>
Some types of national publicity are better than others. At around the same time Boulder was named the happiest city in the country in a Gallup-Healthways survey (apparently without taking into account the impact of weed), the city was being tweaked for its difficulty in meeting targeted environmen ... More >>
Michelle Malkin meets one of her fans: Swastika Guy!Sensing a shortage of lists in popular culture, The Daily Beast's Tunku Varadarajan has put together a roster of "The Right's Top 25 Journalists," based not necessarily on the quality of their work, but on the influence they wield over the m ... More >>
Scott McInnis may not be wearing a cowboy hat -- but at least he has one.Yesterday in this space, we told you about tea party anger directed at gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, who Fox News anointed as a TP hopeful in a Neil Cavuto interview embedded below. But McInnis spokesman Sean D ... More >>
Tonight, the Flagstaff House, the landmark restaurant at 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder that just got a rave review from Raymond Sokolov in the Wall Street Journal, will host a special wine-tasting dinner with Andrew P. Vingiello, the owner and winemaker at AP Vin; he'll pair his wines with a ... More >>
Frasca gets raves from the Wall Street Journal. "Truffles and saffron edge out Red Zinger tea and granola in Boulder," reads the start of Raymond Sokolov's piece in the weekend Wall Street Journal. But what "used to be the "hippiest, dippiest town around" is now the site of a major "gastro-bo ... More >>
CY Steak has its own entrance next to the Diamond Cabaret.Cliff Young, whose eponymously named restaurant transformed the Denver dining scene, is back in business at the Diamond Cabaret, where his CY Steak opened this week at 1222 Glenarm Place. It was a soft opening -- in a room full of hard ... More >>
Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City
Yesterday, Westword's quest for a medical-marijuana critic made the New York Times, after already being featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSN and CNBC. My e-mail box overflowed and my phone rang off the hook. It's funny how the national media has jumped all over this. "Is this the most at ... More >>
"Please scare the bears," reads the lead sentence in a story from today's Wall Street Journal. "That is the message state wildlife officials are sending residents of Colorado communities besieged by hungry black bears with a taste for fresh-baked pies and other fattening human fare." The bea ... More >>
An image from Republic Airways Holdings' website.A Wall Street Journal article published in the wake of Republic Airways Holdings' surprising victory over Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes may temper the enthusiasm with which most locals viewed this unexpected turn. "Commuter Air ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightJohn Temple at the February news conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News. This past Friday, the Wall Street Journal gave readers a look at "Confessions of an Organization Man," an op-ed penned by John Temple, former editor, publisher and presi ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe Wells Fargo Center. Today's online Wall Street Journal features an unusual story about Denver's Wells Fargo Center, whose owner, an Australian real-estate investment firm called Macquarie Office Trust, has been trying to peddle it since earlier this year. The piece isn't about a s ... More >>
Yes, mom-and-pop places are suffering in today's economy -- but so are strip clubs! According to a story by former Denver Post writer Kris Hudson in today's Wall Street Journal, the country's two publicly traded strip-club chains have been hit hard by the recession, and are now "catering to a thrift ... More >>
Qwest has been hoping to peddle its long-distance network in exchange for somewhere between $2 and $3 billion. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the asset prompted offers well below that range, with some at prominent digit shy of what the operation wanted. Hence, Qwest is keeping the netwo ... More >>
Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Jour ... More >>
This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a repor ... More >>
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