"Whatever a community goes through affects its artists as well. What poets bring to the healing process is a kind of articulateness, a way of expressing what many of us feel and need to find the words for," says David Mason, Colorado's poet laureate, who will be sharing poetic reactions to September ... More >>
On Thursday, October 31, the Laughing Goat at 1709 Pearl Street in Boulder will be the host of a Halloween party to help Boulder flood victims -- and also to introduce some of the 200 people getting tattooed in the Boulder Tattoo Project, which we profile in this week's cover story. And by doing go ... More >>
Colorado restaurants have come together to help those who have were victims of the floods -- and tonight there are two ways to support flood relief in Boulder. See also: Photos: Chautauqua Dining Hall unveils a new look for the historic building
Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>
Access to basic products and services -- like haircuts, lip balm, tampons -- can be difficult for Denver's homeless population to find. That's why the city's annual free resource fair for the homeless, Project Homeless Connect, is so important. More than forty organizations took part in this week's ... More >>
As the weather heats up, so do concerns that the camping ban Denver City Council approved a year ago has not worked as envisioned. Last week, Denver Homeless Out Loud released the results of its survey of 500 homeless people on the impact of the ban, which took effect on May 28, 2012. And tonight, ... More >>
On Friday, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic was sitting a hotel room in San Francisco, struggling with some powerful emotions. It was anger at first, anger at the inexplicable deaths of more than two dozen first graders and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. But like the rest of us, that fury quick ... More >>
Five months after suffering their own losses, family members associated with deceased victims in the Aurora theater shooting have set up a fund to help Newtown school shooting victims, including Emilie Parker, age six, pictured here. Calling themselves VictimsFirst, the group said the money will go ... More >>
At 7:35 a.m., a Colorado Republican Committee radio ad urging people to vote early by mail was airing on KHOW. Too late. I'd just returned from the polling place in my neighborhood -- a neighborhood that has changed drastically in the twenty years I've been voting here.
Last month, ex-United Way official Rich Audsley got involved in the committee responsible for disbursing millions of donated dollars to the families of those who were killed or injured in the Aurora theater shooting. He was brought on as a special adviser because of his expertise in an area he never ... More >>
In August, family members of eleven victims killed in the Aurora theater shooting came together for a joint press conference to express their concern that millions of dollars donated in their loved ones' names were not reaching them. Three weeks and three meetings later, some of them say they sti ... More >>
Michael Hancock. After spending the morning with W., Mayor Michael Hancock (who the former president said was classy), launched his Denver Education Compact, a committee of big brains set to tackle the city's school system, which graduated just 51.8 percent of students on time last year. Hanc ... More >>
Never Shout Never used to be a band of one -- as the moniker of Christofer Drew, the teenage singer-songwriter who began relaying fantastic love songs to his Myspace masses in 2007. Now, at 20 years old, the Joplin, Missouri native has given his music a new life and brought in a full band of ... More >>
Photo by Britt ChesterDISPATCH at RED ROCKS | 6/3/11"Dispatch fans came for a good time -- the first they've shared with this band in a while -- and let's just say they got what they came for."
Come out this weekend.It's a four-day weekend, and that means we get to kick off 10 for $10 early this week, with tons of awesome bonus stuff for you to do when you're not stuck in a turkey coma listening to your aunt ramble on about her new kitten. We've got plenty of events to take your tim ... More >>
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
The $180,000 man: CCFH president John Parvensky.Grappling with a shortfall in government funding and a rising tide of people displaced by a wretched economy, officers and senior staff of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will make some tough decisions this evening about what they and th ... More >>
Mile High United Way wants to help stock your wine cellar.Our online Food & Drink listings feature dozens of culinary events around Colorado this week, including Anthony Bourdain's local appearance, the Mile High United Way Emerging Leaders Wine Event, the Celebrity Chef Tour and Opus's Cele- ... More >>
John Hickenlooper would give you the flag off his back.
Denver says goodbye to the worst cast ever.
At eighteen, these foster kids aged out of a system that denied them a childhood.
For the week of November 24
Charity began at home. This home.
A car show to exhaust VW fans
A small tell-all
Dark Millennia Studios
United Way will no longer manage charitable donations from city and state employees.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Are we having funds yet?
A Boulder women's center survives governor's attempts to abort funding.
A "philanthropic organization" from Littleton wants to give away a home for charity--and for profit.
HOW A WELL-INTENTIONED FIVE POINTS PROJECT FOR TEEN MOMS COLLAPSED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF BITTERNESS.
THE NEW AIDS OFFICIAL FOR THE URBAN LEAGUE SUDDENLY QUITS.
THE DENVER FOUNDATION GETS AN UNCHARITABLE REVIEW.