A Colorado ban against texting while driving went into effect in 2009 -- not that Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle thought it would make a huge difference. At the time, he shrugged off the measure as a "feel-good law" that would be tough to enforce. More than three years later, texting and driving ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very specific kind of shine to an excellent one. In 2005, she received a Best of Denver award for her portrayal of Ha ... More >>
In this week's feature on Dale Bruning, the Longmont-based jazz guitarist talks about his five years of teaching Bill Frisell, who has since gone on to be one of the world's finest guitarists, both in the jazz realm and beyond. We caught up with Frisell, who is performing with Bruning and bassist Mi ... More >>
February has seen a virtual meme explosion on area campuses, with pages devoted to CU-Boulder, Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado College popping up. Last (for now) but not least, we bring you highlights from the DU meme Facebook page, launched just last week ... More >>
Memes fever is infecting college campuses throughout the area. First, we shared highlights from the new CU-Boulder memes page, followed by a pair of Colorado State University memes sites. Today, it's the University of Northern Colorado's turn. The UNC Facebook page has a distinct flavor, in part bec ... More >>
The Black Actors Guild was originally founded by five juniors at the Denver School of the Arts who were frustrated with the available material and also by the stereotype of the black actor, according Ryan Soo, the guild's director of operations. "A lot didn't apply to them, and a lot that did ... More >>
Connie Willis.Greeley author Connie Willis was in Washington over the weekend, picking up her seventh Nebula award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Yes, her seventh. The SFFWA's 1,500 members awarded best novel honors to her epic two-volume work, Blackout/All Clear, a ... More >>
Big pic below.Can a suicide attempt be a parole violation? Yes, if the person hoping to kill himself has been ordered to stay away from drugs and he tries to overdose. That's the accusation against Eric Kinder, 43, whose alleged death wish follows a conviction over a police standoff prompted ... More >>
A job for pesticides? Our recent feature, "Bug Bedlam," dissected Denver's struggle against the tiny, bloodsucking pests. And how do most people get rid of pests? With pesticides. But there are some who argue that's the wrong approach -- and dangerous. This weekend, they'll gather in Aurora f ... More >>
Devon Beitzel.The CU Buffs got screwed out of a ticket to the Big Dance, but the University of Northern Colorado Bears' Big Sky tournament victory means they'll take part in March Madness. Of course, most experts think you'd have to be crazy to believe UNC could topple their opponent, San Die ... More >>
"Junius Puke" in "The Howling Pig."In December 2003, the Ault, Colorado home onetime UNC student Thomas Mink shared with his mom was raided by police. His crime? Satirizing a UNC professor named Junius Peake as "Junius Puke" in his self-published newsletter, The Howling Pig. Thus began a cou ... More >>
What's Dan Hawkins happy about?As CU fans were wondering if the school will wind up in an expanded Pac 10 or remain in the Big 12, the NCAA hit the university with sanctions. Why? The football and basketball programs failed to reach required minimum academic standards -- which is shocking gi ... More >>
Who knew? Several Colorado universities feature gun-storage lockers for students who want to bare arms but can't keep their arsenal on their hip or in their dorm room. From today's Denver Post: On any given day, there may be up to 50 rifles with scopes, shotguns, handguns and long knives stored a ... More >>
Vance Fulkerson, showing off his ear-to-ear carpeting in a photo from his old Facebook page.Oh, the can of wriggling, worm-like items the Vance Fulkerson case has opened. Fulkerson, you'll recall, is a former University of Northern Colorado drama instructor accused earlier this year of secret ... More >>
Cheba Hut raised a toasty toast this week when a Weld County District Court judge overturned a ruling that had denied a liquor license to the sub shop's Greeley location. In April, Robert Frick, who rules on Greeley liquor licenses, turned down the company's request, citing Cheba Hut's pot-r ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal reported today that the University of Northern Colorado has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to add and keep female faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The money will fund ... More >>
Just when we thought swine-flu stories had flown away like the avian variety, we're suddenly inundated with news about, for instance, 97 Air Force Academy students with the ailment, as well as five students at the University of Northern Colorado. So where to voice concerns and seek answers to pres ... More >>
The pert young anchor turned to the avuncular weathercaster. "So," she said. "What happened to that eight big inches you promised me last night?" The inches have changed over the years -- to ten, to twelve -- as the story takes on all the trappings of an urban legend, but its origins are definit ... More >>
There are a dozen artists worth keeping an eye on this year. Here are the first six.
Heath Urie knows how to get official secrets on the record.
University of Northern Colorado
Are You Positive?
The Gallery of Contemporary Art and Studio Aiello map out different parts of the local scene.
The Thong Show
Rolling on the Rocks
Art of the Matter
Other schools do the math as Metro State calculates the cost of subtracting athletics.
The Fighting Whites
From the week of February 28, 2002
James A. Michener Special Collection
Sportscaster Les Shapiro is rested and ready. But will TV take him back?
The University of Northern Colorado expels its longtime laboratory school.
Two shows display a plethora of artistic styles.
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