Groucho is usually the Peyton Manning of elephants, "a perfect gentleman," says Denver Zoo large animal curator Dale Leeds. In his view, "Groucho is a mature male with self-confidence," not unlike the Broncos's seasoned quarterback. "Peyton Manning doesn't have to get on TV, scream and shout about h ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off. On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was excited. TLC was a ... More >>
Wheat Ridge's Leann Meyer was reported missing more than four months ago; see our previous coverage below. Now, authorities confirm that her remains were found in Park County -- and they've identified Melissa Miller, Meyer's former roommate, as a person of interest in the case. Miller's not talking ... More >>
On June 9, 1993 -- twenty years ago yesterday -- six-year-old Broderick Bell was hit by a random gunshot, kicking off what came to be known as Denver's Summer of Violence. As can be seen in this 2006 photo, Bell survived, but many others haven't during the summers that have followed, a number of whi ... More >>
On February 23, Wheat Ridge resident Leann Meyer, nicknamed Annie, had a phone conversation with a friend. That's the last time anyone has spoken to her. The Wheat Ridge Police Department hasn't called her disappearance a result of foul play thus far. But the search for her has grown as the story h ... More >>
Denver Zoo elephant Dolly has a new lady friend -- 42-year-old Kimbo the elephant, who has come from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas to live in Denver. Kimbo brings the Denver Zoo's Asian elephant population back up to four. It had declined by one when the eldest of the herd, 53-year-old Mimi, passed aw ... More >>
Mimi the Denver Zoo elephant is now eating bagels in heaven. Mimi was euthanized Tuesday after what the zoo describes as "a natural decline in health." At 53, she was the oldest elephant at the Denver Zoo and the seventh oldest zoo elephant in the entire country. Mimi had been in hospice care for a ... More >>
Mimi the elephant is in the twilight of her elephant life. Zookeepers' best guess is that she's 53 years old, which easily makes her the oldest Asian elephant at the Denver Zoo and means she's surpassed the average elephant life span of about 44 years old. As such, Mimi has normal old-elephant probl ... More >>
The Denver Chalk Art Festival is one of my favorite local events of the year -- an opportunity for folks of every age and description to gather in Larimer Square and marvel at the images created with a few pieces of chalk and a slab of pavement. Weather was an issue on day one of the fest, but early ... More >>
Union Station, 1881The two groups vying to win the contract to redevelop Union Station are both missing the boat, says one reader. Instead of building off the concepts of the past, they need to look to the future, to the "one-off-thinking of today's youth and young adults."
Al Lewis.On November 30, Dow Jones columnist Al Lewis wrote a very funny piece about being called a "scumbag" by John Elway, who recently lost millions in Sean Mueller's Ponzi scheme. But while most of Lewis's columns run in the Denver Post, where he was previously a staffer, this one didn't. ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano.Update: The immigration debate continues, two days after the November 16 face-off that pitted Tom Tancrtedo against "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano. "Gustavo seems to speak out of both sides of his mouth," one commenter suggests. "Of course Tancredo is a racist al ... More >>
The recent verbal missteps made by John Mayer and his subsequent radio silence got us to thinking about a number of people who've been vomiting in our ears lately that would do well to take a cue from him and STFU. Look, we understand that being a celebrity is probably not easy, but not bei ... More >>
From the week of June 8, 2006
The LaFores make their living off of motorcycles -- even though motorcycles have already been the death of two sons.
For sale: one silly sign ordinance.
Blood and Sand
Marlene Roulliard broke free from a vicious cycle and founded the Women's Empowerment Circle.
Titanium, the king of metals, scraps for a home in Denver.
Sportscaster Les Shapiro is rested and ready. But will TV take him back?
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
Matthew Mirabal was convicted of killing his wife. But his church still wants to save him.
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Jim Hannifin commands a ready-made urban army—and he keeps winning his battles.
Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.
The cops finally track down a woman wanted in connection with the Ghost Bridge accident.
In the wake of the "Ghost Bridge" fatal accident, the only person charged is a no-show.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
As part of his never-ending fight against gays, car dealer Will Perkins gets himself "arrested" in Vail.
A tourist-hating vandal with a grudge the size of Texas makes a splash in Breckenridge.
The criminal portion of the Greg Lopez case is over, but the fight for Spicer Breeden's estate is just getting started. Ask Sydney Stone.
An appellate court rules that sealed records in a malpractice settlement may be viewed.
German immigrant Peter Schmitz, artist to Denver's trust-funders, won't say who killed Greg Lopez. It isn't his only secret.