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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
(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 >>
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 >>
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