Colorado Springs not only won the Regional Tourism Act jackpot this week, but it won more money than the state was recommending. Whereas the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade suggested giving the city about $53 million in tax rebates over thirty years, the state Economi ... More >>
Last year, the competition was steep for hefty sales-tax rebates through the statewide Regional Tourism Act. Six municipalities were vying for the incentives, and the Colorado Economic Development Commission could only pick two. It wound up choosing projects proposed by Pueblo and Aurora, whose plan ... More >>
Late last year, Odell Brewing named a beer, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, after a truck belonging to the organic farmer who hauls away the brewery's spent grain to feed to his dairy cows. This time around, the Fort Collins company will focus on the life cycle of hops -- and in particular on a butterf ... More >>
The explosions outside the State Capitol yesterday startled people from downtown to Capitol Hill. But unlike so many other explosions today, these were planned. Artillery blasts marked the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, on March 26, 1862, when Colonel John Chivington led the First ... More >>
The scandal at the Air Force Academy that followed in the wake of "The War Within," then-Westword staffer Julie Jargon's 2003 feature about female cadets victimized by sexual assault, led to changes at the institution intended to demonstrate that supervisors take the problem seriously. But these alt ... More >>
In January 2003's "The War Within," Westword's Julie Jargon shared tales of female Air Force Academy attendees allegedly raped by fellow cadets amid a culture that didn't take such crimes seriously enough. And unfortunately, the war's not over. Similar charges against three more cadets have s ... More >>
Kenneth and Jo Scott. Kenneth Scott, abortion protester extraordinaire, recently added more firepower to his legal defense: He is now being represented by the Thomas More Society, a national pro-life law firm. In June, Scott and his wife, Jo, were served with a civil complaint by the U.S. Jus ... More >>
Air Force Academy chapel.In mid-August, an Air Force Academy cadet survey showed statistically significant discrimination, harassment and the like against females, homosexuals, bisexuals and racial minorities, plus a considerable amount of unwanted religious proselytizing. But that info came ... More >>
A 2009 Ralston Creek haul.An update about yesterday's Boulder County marijuana grow seizure of 3,000 plants. After a closer count, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office thinks the plant total was closer to 3,500 -- and after more inspection of the nearby area, law-enforcement types located a se ... More >>
Brandon Gouin's probably not as happy as in this photo.Yesterday, CU Buffs player Brandon Gouin was charged by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office for allegedly providing booze for a Boulder High senior campout that resulted in multiple alcohol-related hospitalizations and one arrest. In our ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo has a new and unexpected ally.On Monday in this space, ex-Congressman and former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following the murder of ranch ... More >>
A circle in the sun.The last decade wasn't always kind to the Air Force Academy. In January 2003, Westword published "The War Within," a feature by reporter Julie Jargon about mistreatment of female cadets that kicked off a series of scandals and PR black eyes. Among the latter: A 2005 milita ... More >>
Street treatment following an amputation in Port-au-Prince. Photo from despardes.comJust a few hours after touching down in Denver, after a week of performing emergency amputations in a makeshift operating room in Port-au-Prince, local surgeon Scott Burke was trying to catch up on his sleep a ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
Governor James H. Peabody.What's the best way to mark Colorado Day? Should we go outside and contemplate nature? Pet a cow instead of eating one? Or listen to John Denver albums until your brain begins to boil and your ears erupt in pustules? Not according to the citizens behind Colorado Ethi ... More >>
A photo from the StimulusColorado.org website. StimulusColorado.org, a new website co-sponsored by Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, Colorado Contractors Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver ... More >>
Mike Coffman's not happy with Colorado Ethics Watch. After the Independent Ethics Commission failed to censure 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Ethics Watch director Chantall Taylor issued a statement expressing disappointment that the IEC had let Coffman off the hook so easily. Not ... More >>
Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home.
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make ’em like they used to.
Today, just before lunch, Bill Ritter was sworn in as the 41st Governor of the Colorful State of Colorado. As el jefe nuevo of our square state, Ritter would do well to take a cue from the behavior of his predecessor, the illustrious Bill Owens, during his last days in office. Last week, a few da ... More >>
An uncensored portrait of grieving Iraqis reveals a thirst for vengeance.
The World's Fastest Indian is powered by Anthony Hopkins.
In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy.
From the week of July 14, 2005
The Air Force has a bad case of subpoena envy.
Fighting the Chills
From the week of May 27, 2004
"Join the Mile High Club"
Colorado is hot. Too hot.
Mike Miles could be the Democrats' choice in November.
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
Ready, Aim, Fire!
Honor Thy Academy
On the Prowl
Bring me men! Okay, and some women, too.
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed.
Against Tomorrow's Sky
Two Colorado activists face prison for protesting America's own "terrorist training camp."
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
Colonel Bishop, Rocky Mountain Arsenal boss, has left the Army--but he's already back on the job.
What the battle to save an obscure rodent says about the cost of front range growth.
Over fifty years after these boys first set sail, their ship has finally come in.