If Malayan tapirs were cookies and not animals, the adults would be Oreos and the babies would be a sort-of reverse Fudge Stripe. Don't believe us? Take a look at these adorable photos of tapir Rinny and her new baby, Baku -- both of whom live at the Denver Zoo.
Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois for our sister publication, The Riverfront Times. One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comfor ... More >>
There are so many new residents at the Denver Zoo on a regular basis that it can be a challenge to keep up. Last month, for instance, we told you about the impending arrival of Billy the elephant, coming to Denver from Antwerp. Well, Billy is now here, and he's joined by a slew of other newcomers, i ... More >>
This past Friday night, a fatal stabbing took place within the confines of an apartment complex located on the 1300 block of North Moline Street in Aurora. By yesterday, investigators with the Aurora Police Department had narrowed down their suspect list to one: Hector Funez-Canales, age 28. Thus ... More >>
Look out, lady elephants of North America! A new hunk is headed your way. Billy the elephant is scheduled to arrive at the Denver Zoo later this summer. The five-year-old will come from the Antwerpen Zoo in Belgium, where he was called Budi. But Denver already has an elephant named Bodhi -- and t ... More >>
Update below: Sometimes it seems like every third Coloradan has an SUV -- and plenty of them are from the Jeep Cherokee family. But if your model of the latter was produced in 2010 or before and you want to give it a scrub, don't take it to one of six Waterway Carwash branches in the metro area -- b ... More >>
Tom Hail loves beer. He loves lagers especially, which is why he stays very late on a lot of nights to work on his passion projects. One of these is a traditional German-style marzen -- a recipe that he's been tinkering with on and off for eighteen years. It's a tasty beer -- so tasty that Hail, on ... More >>
Update:Yesterday afternoon, Jesse Paul Speer, a photographer with Colorado ties who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting an eleven-year-old Cody, Wyoming, girl, waived his right to fight extradition during a brief court hearing in Montana yesterday. Meanwhile, new information about the crime is ac ... More >>
Mimi the elephant passed away at the Denver Zoo last week, without getting to really appreciate her new home in the Toyota Elephant Passage, which opened just over four months ago. Mimi had been at the zoo since 1961; she was a gift from Helen Bonfils, owner of the Denver Post. Zookeepers estimated ... More >>
On Wednesday, the University of Denver will host this election's first presidential debate -- and the first of its kind in Denver. DU has been getting ready for its close-up for months, and the stakes are high for both the school and the candidates. If the night is a success, no matter which candida ... More >>
Update: An arrest has been made in the horrific hit and run that killed Laura McDermott over the weekend: Dennis Esquibel, 25, has been charged with the crime. But it's not that simple. He was reportedly joined in the car that caused the fatal crash by two other people -- and his mother, who owns t ... More >>
Where's the best place to find wild asses in Denver? If you guessed Shotgun Willie's, you're probably right. But we would have also accepted the Denver Zoo. Why's that? Because the zoo is now home to two 600-pound Somali wild asses named Kalifa and Kamowa. The two half-brothers recently arrived fro ... More >>
Ten acres of habitat just wasn't enough for Rinny the tapir. This morning, the 800-pound black-and-white mammal briefly escaped from her new home at the Denver Zoo's brand new exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, and went on an adventure to a fenced-in landscape area. Rinny's entire excursion lasted ... More >>
Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>
Photo courtesy AlliSports.comRyan Dungey on his way to a win in Moto 2 and an overall win at the Thunder Valley NationalLakewood's Thunder Valley Motocross Park has been not-so-quietly making itself into one of the premiere destinations on the motocross racing circuit: The park has been hosti ... More >>
Big pic below.If the accusations against Brittany Gonzales are accurate, she's got some highly questionable priorities. After hitting an eleven-year-old boy riding his bike, she allegedly stopped -- but only to pick up her hubcap.
As yet another example of the seemingly inexhaustible generosity of the members of our local music community, this weekend finds nearly two dozen acts from the scene rallying around the people of Japan with a pair of like-minded benefits, A Mountain of Arms at City Hall and Tomodachi: A Conce ... More >>
9NewsUpdate: We continue to learn more about the string of serious crimes in Aurora -- not just the officer-involved shooting that left Oleg Gidenko dead, but also separate hostage dramas. The first ended with the death of a man recently ID'd by Aurora Police as Aaron Williams, twenty. In the ... More >>
Amy Herdy in Pakistan. Editor's note: Amy Herdy, a former Denver Post and Channel 9 journalist who's currently the advisor for the University of Colorado at Boulder's CUIndependent.com online newspaper, is in Pakistan under the auspices of the State Department. Her mission: to give students and pro ... More >>
Rumors are flying, as rumors are wont to do, about the stations at the heart of the October 23 Message column "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up," and no wonder. Channel 2's parent company, Tribune, recently filed for bankruptcy, adding even greater uncertainty to this unexpected business partnership betw ... More >>
As described in the Westword story “The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins,” Colorado resident Ben Schulz’s World of Warcraft character Leeroy Jenkins has become one of history’s most famous video-game screw-ups, inspiring Jeopardy questions and appearing on schoolgirls’ T-shirts in Korea. Now, two ... More >>
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Everyone who visits Cuba tells all of their inquiring friends and family the same thing, that the country seems to be trapped in the 1950s, which is the last time most of the buildings had fresh paint. Most of the population, including teenagers, do not ... More >>
Before a solid turnout at the Bug Theater this past Sunday evening, the Denver filmmakers behind the indie documentary Do It For Johnny showed their flick to cast and crew and enjoyed a reception far warmer than the plummeting temperatures outside. Local filmmaker Haylar Garcia, the director, editor ... More >>
Taking a walk on the wild side.
Is Denver's Grand Prix headed down a racing dead end?
From the darkness, a ray of light that was Sonja DeVries.
Scheming lovers, jealous bosses, finicky friends. We're watchin' your back.
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Cars are cool at Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Guns, alcohol and tobacco fuel the sport of politics.
2 Fast 2 Furious is custom-made for box-office success.
Marilyn Megenity went biodiesel, and her car came up smelling like...fries.
Troubadour talent Richard Buckner awakens ghosts and senses on a stunning new album.
We brake for jerky, America's fastest-growing snack food.
Boorman and Le Carré bombard Panama with lies and lust but only a modicum of laughter.
Consumers collide with a insurance company red tape.
Singer-songwriter Hayden brings his music out of the basement.
Colorado gets tough on deadbeat parents--but what if they happen to be lawyers?
Adams County deputies hit the road to spread the word to landlords about suspicious characters.
After young Joe Gallegos was let back into society, all hell broke loose.