Toyota 4Runner

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Distiller Jake Norris Delivers the Goods -- A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon

    It's Monday, October 13, and I'm sitting in a red Toyota 4Runner with Jake Norris, head distiller at Laws Whiskey House. The Toyota is idling outside the whiskey house, a new distillery in a warehouse district just off South Broadway. He's very excited because, at last, he's able to do what has take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Heather Jensen guilty of child abuse: Two kids died in running car while she had sex nearby

    Back in 2012, we told you about the tragic deaths of William and Tyler Jensen, ages two and four, who succumbed in a running car while their mother, Heather Jensen, left them in a running car with the heat blasting as she smoked marijuana and had sex with a man in a vehicle nearby. Now, the verdict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Heather Jensen arrested in deaths of two children left in up to 145 degree heat

    In Colorado, we know the term "hypothermia," a condition denoting dangerously low body temperature. Less commonly heard in these parts is "hyperthermia" -- suffering from an abnormally high body temp. But a coroner has determined that William and Tyler Jensen, ages two and four, died of the latter a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Heather Jensen allegedly left two kids alone in running car while meeting man: One died

    The more details that emerge from the death of William Jensen, age two, and the hospitalization of his four-year-old brother Tyler, the more disturbing the story becomes. According to an affidavit, investigators believe there's probable cause to charge the boys' mother, Heather Jensen, with neglect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Justify My Love: Defending '50s and '60s country

    ​Okay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game -- assuming, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Westword devotion causes weirdest car accident ever

    (Click to enlarge)​Every week we chronicle the shmuckiest of the shmucky. This week: A way-too-loyal Westword reader. Let's play a little game: Take a long look at the photo above, and try to determine how this fine automobile wound up nestled against this tree outside of Westword's offices o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    David Kent, drunken truck driver, does one-man reenactment of Duel in Longmont neighborhood

    If only Dennis Weaver had been around...​Duel, Steven Spielberg's 1971 feature-length directorial debut about a crazed trucker on a smash-and-trash spree, is well worth seeing -- but residents of a Longmont neighborhood should probably wait a while before checking it out. After all, many of th ... More >>

  • New Year's Eve

    December 21, 2006

    The Party's Over

    Winners of our "My Worst New Year's Eve" essay contest.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Tape Ops

    Thanks to the blogosphere, Tapes 'n Tapes is wired for sound.

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Sporting Chance

    There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    International Incident

    Two arrests in Denver incite protests in Kuwait.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    The Accidental Jurist

    Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Wise Gal

    Anne Slemmons took Michael Wise's money and ran for the border.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Schmitz Happens

    Now that he's indicted, will the real Peter Schmitz please stand up?

  • News

    May 30, 1996

    I Know Nothing

    German immigrant Peter Schmitz, artist to Denver's trust-funders, won't say who killed Greg Lopez. It isn't his only secret.