#62: Joe Riche When Joe Riche hit Denver as a University of Denver MFA candidate in the late '90s, he was an inventive kid with big ideas, interested in building kinetic and robotic machine-dream sculptures and unwilling to to let the size of those creative visualizations slow him down. He went on ... More >>
Roostercat Coffeehouse will soon open as a fair-trade, farm-to-table coffee shop in a funky space at 1045 Lincoln Street.
Heading south?Approximately 2,200 semi-trucks full of Colorado potatoes head to Mexico each year. But an effort to open Mexico's markets could mean a tenfold increase in potato exports from this state, according to John Salazar, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture. Mexico is Colorado's sec ... More >>
HIckenlooper.The inauguration ceremony was cold, but Governor John Hickenlooper is off to a blazing start. Hickenlooper issued three executive orders in the first few minutes of officially holding office, taking aim at economic development and improving the efficiency of state government.
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Carmelo.With the Carmelo Anthony trade talks devolving into accusations of tampering against the New York Knicks, an intriguing new question has arisen: If Anthony won't accept a trade to any team other than the Knicks, should the Nuggets explore the idea of a swap with a team that might want ... More >>
Organixx will start serving beer and wine at its eco-friendly digs in LoDo, and as soon as that's in place, the restaurant, located at 1520 Blake Street, will launch dinner service -- with an expanded menu -- and happy hour, too. "Originally, our plan was mid-July, but now we're thinking m ... More >>
"It's nice to feel wanted."In recent weeks, senatorial hopeful Andrew Romanoff has been under increasing pressure to talk about alleged job offers from the White House if he wouldn't challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November, especially in light of similar claims made by Penns ... More >>
"Why wouldn't they want to keep me around?"With so many quarterbacks clogging up the Denver Broncos' roster, it's only natural that trade rumors would surface about 2009 starter Kyle Orton. After all, bringing in two more QBs -- Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow -- during the off-season hardly quali ... More >>
We all know that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for our health, but did you know that some wines are also good for the environment? October is Fair Trade Month at Whole Foods, and to help celebrate, Bernard Fontannaz, founder and owner of Origin Wines and winemaker for Fairhills ... More >>
Saturday, July 4, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
Jason Bosch, sole dynamo behind the weekly ArgusFest human-rights film series, originally planned to screen the Errol Morris documentary Standard Operating Procedure, a stark look at the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, tonight at the Mercury Cafe. But he changed his mind when he decided to ... More >>
Letters from the week of 9/4/2008
Plenty of newspapers resist specifically labeling their editorial stance for fear of alienating readers of different political stripes or limiting their ability to respond to unforeseen events. But not the Colorado Springs Gazette, which clearly spells out its slant in this Craig's List post headlin ... More >>
Here's a brief rundown of some of the top search items on Google.com today: Tropical Storm Dean Reuters reports that energy markets are going crazy over what could develop into the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, as oil prices surged today because Tropical Storm Dean has developed in the At ... More >>
As reported in the Westword story Pot of Gold and in follow-up blogs, some folks in the coffee business are casting a critical eye on fair trade coffee, a certification system that guarantees coffee farmers get paid a minimum $1.26 per pound of beans. Some argue that not only is fair trade threaten ... More >>
The documentary Black Gold, which is touring the country and was shown in Denver and Boulder last month, fashions itself the Fast Food Nation of the coffee industry, contrasting the excesses of the western caffeine craze with the plight of Ethiopian coffee farmers to illustrate the inequities stirre ... More >>
Jay Reinan and John Gordy win big against Mariner Health Care.
Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli
Ten Thousand Villages
Griff's Burger Bar
Manos Folk Art
Full of Beans
Major gas companies are driving away independent operators, all in the name of greed.
One of Denver's wealthiest families gets control of city land at DIA.
When the U.S. declared war on drugs, Colorado's carnation industry went up in smoke
Denver officials join the Department of Aviation and see the world.
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION GIVES CONGRESSMAN SCOTT MCINNIS A CRASH COURSE IN KOREAN.
HOW NOT TO HIRE A CONSULTANT FOR A BIG TRADE CONFERENCE.