Colorado's two glitziest, most well-known ski resorts open for the season this weekend, along with a locals' favorite, joining a few others that have so far. Vail goes first, giving customers access out of both Vail Village and Lionshead at 9 a.m., as well as return routes to both base areas. (Skier ... More >>
Carrie Knose, living in California, and Jason Bell, running a liquor store in Chicago, both dreamed of opening a brewery. But it wasn't until they met -- through mutual friends -- after moving independently to Colorado that the dream became reality. "We started talking beer and decided to make it h ... More >>
At the start of the 2013-2014 ski season, marijuana seemed like it might be a bigger story than moguls, what with some snowbirds threatening to stay away from Colorado if they were subjected to legal pot, a ski-area executive pledging to yank lift tickets from public tokers, a Forest Service rep say ... More >>
It's all about cocktails today. Cocktails, and the spirits in them. DSTILL will hold its second annual showcase tonight at the McNichols Building in Civic Center; meanwhile, the second annual Apres Ski Cocktail Classic will be putting a little sauce on the slopes starting today at Aspen Snowmass. ... More >>
Joe Hodas is used to living the high life: The longtime PR guy spent five years as spokesman for Frontier Airlines in the mid-2000s, went on to a VP role with Smashburger, and then became an executive vice president with Vladimir Jones, a high-powered ad and PR firm, representing clients like Centur ... More >>
At 2 p.m. today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Governor John Hickenlooper to make a "major announcement" about the Rocky Mountain Greenway, and also celebrate the recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of wildlife habitate to Rocky Flats ... More >>
In a post about the first meeting of the Denver City Council's recreational marijuana committee, chairman Charlie Brown shared anecdotes he's heard about public pot smoking at ski areas since Amendment 64. But a spokeswoman for Colorado's ski industry says resorts have had virtually no problems with ... More >>
On Monday filmmakers Anson Fogel and Skip Armstrong of the Carbondale-based collective Forge Motion Pictures released Cascada, a new adventure short produced in partnership with NRS, the Idaho-based gear brand. The film documents a trip to the jungles of Mexico with photographer Tim Kemple and some ... More >>
Update: In a post yesterday about ski area deaths thus far in the 2012-13 season (see it below), we noted that resorts have established rules to determine whether or not fatal accidents count toward the total. As evidence, note that Colorado Ski Country USA disagrees with the claim that three people ... More >>
When the dust finally settled on December 31, a complicated $10 million land swap involving the Colorado State Land Board, Boulder and Boulder County, Jefferson County and the Department of the Interior -- which now owns Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons plant -- had gone through. And that pav ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company is Colorado's oldest brewpub. But it almost wasn't. In the spring of 1988, John Hickenlooper and his business partners took out an ad in a homebrewer publication promising the public that "Colorado's first brewpub," as they were calling it, would open for business on Aug ... More >>
Things were looking up for Aurora, Colorado.That's how it seemed earlier this year when we wrote about the suburb's new tourism organization, Visit Aurora. Why? Aurora looked sure to land the state tourism incentives it needed to entice Gaylord Entertainment to build a giant hotel there; the city wa ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will team up this winter by opening a brewery-themed slopeside après-ski restaurant in Snowmass and a separate bar inside the newly renovated Westin Snowmass Resort.
Today was a good day for Aurora tourism -- and not for the same reason as on November 28, 1979, when a mysterious Hollywood stunt man showed up with a plan to build a massive amusement park called Science Fiction Land. Today's good news came courtesy the Colorado Economic Development Commission, whi ... More >>
You'd probably never honeymoon in Aurora, Colorado. But city officials hope the strip mall-laden Denver suburb will attract visitors from several niche demographics, including obscure conferences, sick people (and their loved ones) who come to be treated at the city's top-notch hospitals, and huge y ... More >>
The Colorado Restaurant Association usually waits until its annual dinner celebration to announce its Industry Spotlight Awards. But this year, it's revealed more than a dozen people who'll be honored at the April 4 event at the Ritz Carlton, including the new additions to the Colorado Food Service ... More >>
Jacob BelvinWhen Peter Roper was a program manager in the environmental center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he spent a lot time working on bikes. "He developed a lot of amazing programs up there related to bicycles," Jessica Caouette, his business partner and life-long friend expla ... More >>
Big pic below.This morning's No On 300 rally rally in Skyline Park brought out approximately seventy representatives and supporters of the hospitality industry, everyone from five crop-topped Hooters employees to three much more conservatively dressed Denver City Council members. But everyo ... More >>
Doubletree Hotel by HiltonJust under four weeks ago, the old Graystone Castle overlooking I-25 reopened as a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton. And besides giving the place a makeover and a name change, the new owners also brought in a new restaurant: Radius Bar and Grill opened on the same day as t ... More >>
Photo courtesy Caroline ColvinSherri and Randy Propster brought the Backpacker Magazine Get Out More tour to REI Denver last night.In 2006 Sheri and Randy Propster sold their home and most of their belongings, gave their car away, got married and set out to enjoy a 253-day honeymoon, backpack ... More >>
Commuters passing Federal on 6th Avenue on their way into Denver may have noticed construction on what is shaping up to be an epic new mountain bike and BMX skills park, designed by Gravity Logic and pro rider John Cowan. The park will be operated by Winter Park's Trestle Bike Park crew in pa ... More >>
Colorado has awarded its new tourism contract -- and surprise, surprise, a Colorado company has the key role in a deal that's now been split between several companies: Karsh/Hagan, founded in 1977, when John Denver tunes were enough to attract tourists.
The writing's on the wall at the Corner Office.The rubber-band installation in the back room of the Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, snapped a while ago, but its been replaced with a far cooler piece of art: a mural created by renowned graffiti artists David Villorente and Robert Cartwrigh ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter was at the last day of the National Western Stock Show, taking in the rodeo with his family (Ritter was one of twelve kids, all raised on a farm in eastern Aurora) -- and enjoying a few light moments before the hard work of the week ahead. When a steer broke free of his handlers ... More >>
Is there anything Lance Armstrong can't do? Not only has the 37-year-old cyclist won the Tour de France a gazillion times, but now CNN is reporting that his steady girlfriend, Anna Hansen, is pregnant without the involvement of medical fertility procedures. Quite a feat for the testicular cancer su ... More >>
Morreale is feeling confident after his makeover of RockBar at the All-Inn. Remember a couple years back when Jesse Morreale, out for one of his morning constitutionals, just up and decided he was going to buy the aging transient hotel at 3105 East Colfax, so he walked into the All-Inn with a silv ... More >>
In the fall of 2006, A.P.O.S.T.L.E. - aka Jeff Campbell -- left Denver for San Francisco with his crew, Heavyweight Dub Champion, with hopes of making a bigger splash outside the Mile High City. Fast forward to spring 2008, Apostle is no longer working with Heavyweight Dub Champion and released his ... More >>
Vail hits back when an injured woman sues.
Colorado Canines Adventure Trips
The Kobe Bryant experience
Loews Denver Hotel
Frozen Dead Guy Days
Bill Owens will be on TV plenty this month, but not as a candidate.
Ignoring skeptics, Denver pushes ahead with its plans to bail out a convention-center hotel. Will anyone check in?
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
International Travel Clinic
The hotel union isn't about to let Denver forget the Adam's Mark.
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.