Anyone who's ever doubted the concept of a careless moment changing a life forever should check out the story of Dale Stetina. Once among Colorado's most elite cyclists, he was injured while avoiding a car near Boulder in August 2013. More than a year later, the person who caused the accident -- Lon ... More >>
Wondering how to accessorize your Denver Broncos jersey for that big Super Bowl party on Sunday? Look no further than Rhode Island-based jewelers Alex and Ani, who have crafted a bracelet featuring the Denver Broncos logo -- and with the NFL's permission, which means no cranky cease-and-desist lette ... More >>
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker isn't the only local sports star taking a stab at a reality show. (Click to see our post on Eric & Jessie: Game On). Beginning Saturday, Nuggets center JaVale McGee will co-star in Mom's Got Game on Oprah's cable network. It's no surprise reality TV would ta ... More >>
Several big ski area openings, the start of the U.S. Olympic team selection process for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and more this weekend. Read on! See also: The Edge, Westword's 2013-2014 Winter Activity Guide
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 >>
Motovo, the same website that said Denver was the tenth nerdiest city in America, recently declared Colorado Springs to be the second-worst-dressed city, behind only...well, the complete list is below. Really, Motovo? We think you're being unfair to our brothers and sisters to the south -- and to p ... More >>
Whenever an athlete is as successful, and as charming, as Centennial's Missy Franklin has been, politicians will attempt to latch on. Witness Mitt Romney name-checking her at a Jefferson County Fairgrounds appearance yesterday. Another example? A call by Senator Marco Rubio (often mentioned as a pos ... More >>
Sorry, Missy Franklin, but unless Senator Marco Rubio's bill to exempt medal-winning Olympians from paying taxes passes, you're going to owe Uncle Sam another $8,000-plus. That's because Franklin just won a gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke, setting a world record in the process.
There's always 2026? In a disappointing development for folks who have been pushing Denver to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, news broke this week that the United States Olympics Committee is not going to pursue 2022, which means Denver is out of the running for that year.
Bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Denver has the potential to bring people together in a way that nothing else can, Governor John Hickenlooper said today, expressing serious interest in a possible bid. The governor chatted with Westword this morning about what the Olympics could mean for Colora ... More >>
Glenn Morris.The 1936 Olympic games in Berlin actually turned out to be Jesse Owens' Olympics, thank you, but the Führer oversaw the opening ceremonies, held 75 years ago today. And Colorado's ranch-born Glenn "The Simla Sensation" Morris won the decathlon that year and turned down $500,00 ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony can't be smiling about his scoring output against China. Carmelo Anthony's offensive stat line for the U.S. Olympic basketball team's first game, against host nation China, could hardly be less impressive: 0 for 3 from the field and 3 out of 4 from the line, for a grand total of th ... More >>
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.
From the week of September 30, 2004
Kevin Fletcher aims for the NBA --from Europe.
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
A Colorado dark horse boosts America's marathon hopes.
The Iron Sheik is not for the weak.
Miracle scores with an emotional retelling of an Olympic triumph.
After a bullet wound and a year's delay, boxer Rashiem Jefferson is back.
Taking it to the mats
March 13, 2003
The Greco-Roman wrestling gold may be in this heavyweight's grasp. But it's not a lock.
Billiards promoters shoot to move the game from the barroom to the family room.
The USOC lost track of Jerome Biffle, but East High will always remember him.
Forget the gold. Olympians can be swimming in a million bucks.
July 23 - 29, 1998
Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether the state's $5 billion worth of tax-exempt properties are all charity cases.
A SPARKLING STANDLEY LAKE--AND A BOATLOAD OF PROTESTORS--GREET OLYMPIC FESTIVAL ATHLETES.
TEENAGE BOXER SHANE SWARTZ REACHES FOR THE OLYMPIC RING--AND HIS FATHER'S DREAM.THE CHAMP BLUE-COLLAR BRAWLER SHANE SWARTZ FIGHTS FOR GOD, FAMILY AND THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.