History Colorado opened its phase two exhibit, Living West, this past weekend. It's right across the hall from the phase one exhibits that debuted with the museum in April 2012: Colorado Stories, or what's left of them. The sections devoted to Bent's Fort, Camp Amache, Steamboat skiing, mining and ... More >>
In his new book, Charles F. Price illuminates one of Colorado's most unsettling and violent stories: the tale of the "Bloody Espinosas." Through careful research, Price tells the story of the three Hispanic outlaws in 1863 whose goal was to kill every Anglo in the Colorado Territory; they were respo ... More >>
Ah, yes, good to see our friends in Flobots are still doing their thing -- and by doing their thing, we mean dependably raging against the machine by being unapologetically outspoken on a variety of incendiary topics. The latest: Bradley Manning, a Private First Class in the United States Army, who ... More >>
Bucks at Arsenal.This is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and the feds are encouraging you to "see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve America's wildlife heritage." But when I asked if I could see Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, the regional U.S. Fish & Wildlife office declined that requ ... More >>
Wade Michael Page, the deceased forty-year-old gunman who is alleged to have killed six people yesterday at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, reportedly has ties to Colorado. Citing an interview Page gave to Label 56 in May 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent out a bulletin this morning, ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Update: "For all those who are worried.... I'm ok. Just dealing with some shit but I will be fine." That's a Facebook message posted a short time ago by John Severe, a Colorado Springs resident who's worked for the military. And he is indeed dealing with some shit: He's one of five people arrested t ... More >>
Flickr photoThere's something so sweet about sweet. The cavemen knew it, and were willing to risk limbs and whatever other body parts weren't covered in hair in order to grab honey from beehives. Over many, many thousands of years, the preferred form of sweet evolved from honey to all kinds o ... More >>
Over the past fifteen years, the federal government has turned the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, once one of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, into a wildlife refuge, complete with nature trails, lakes for fishing and summer camps. Tomorrow, the Arsenal will open its newes ... More >>
This week we've got a pretty random collection of choice crap to purchase to make your life less of a waste. We know how it goes: You're bored, and the only way to fill the the void in your heart is to purchase as much media as you possibly can every week. It's okay, we understand, and that's ... More >>
Tim WirthFormer Senator Tim Wirth, a formidable opponent in the 1980s of the U.S. Army's big plans for its training site in southeastern Colorado, views possible expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site as possibly a greater threat to the area's environment and economy today than it was th ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
Artillery ranges and tank maneuvers on fragile grasslands. Depopulated farm towns, suitable for urban warfare exercises for thousands of troops. A military installation the size of Massachusetts, sprawling across southern Colorado from Trinidad to the Kansas border. If you're going to plan, p ... More >>
Robert MelamedeIn September, Colorado's health department rejected the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a common affliction for veterans. But that doesn't mean the military and MMJ have been divorced once and for all. Cannabis Science, a Colorado Springs marij ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
Fifteen years after Shell Oil Company and the U.S. Army began a massive, $2.1 billion cleanup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, one of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, the Army is getting ready to hand over the last of its cleaned parcels to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv ... More >>
Photo by Alan PrendergastWhite-tailed deer cross a road at the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been spending a lot of time on the Gulf Coast lately, dealing with the noxious plumes (environmental and political) spewing from the Deepwater Horiz ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
Looks like the metal world is continuing to turn its eyes on Colorado. Yet another homegrown metal act has been snapped up by a renown metal imprint. Last month, Allegaeon, who deals in extreme metal out of Fort Collins, inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The iconic metal label is slated ... More >>
Timing is everything. On Thursday, Senator Michael Bennet voted against Lindsey Graham's amendment that would have barred the Obama administration from trying anyone accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks in federal district courts, instead using military commissions at Guantanamo. And Bennet ... More >>
Students training for a mustard gas mishap in Pueblo. There are some memories from elementary school that just seem to stick in your mind: The time Tanya broke her arm on the tire swing... the gym teacher singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" at the school talent show... all that hilarious farting. But ... More >>
The U.S. Army wanted to purchase the entire southeastern corner of Colorado to expand the Pinon Canyon military maneuvers site. However, now that America is broke, the Army needs a new business model. Instead of costing money, it is time to start making money. The Army could start by rebranding Pino ... More >>
Every nanosecond of every day, new writing appears on the Internet -- and for the most part, that's a good thing. All too often, however, important reportage gets lost in the flood. Today's, for instance: "Coming Home," a series of investigative reports on Salon.com about "preventable deaths at Fort ... More >>
There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.
International photographers focus on Denver all month.
Korean box-office monster emerges from the Han River to slime us stateside.
An uncensored portrait of grieving Iraqis reveals a thirst for vengeance.
After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
The Army's Special Forces game moves in for the kill.
The Radical Cheerleaders take up pom-poms against their oppressors.
The 10th Mountain Division returns
It's Asian art at the DAM, African-American photography at the CVA, plans for the MCA, and a new planner for Denver.
Blood and Sand
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
A calendar hits the wall.