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    September 29, 2014

    Is Utah Marijuana Compact the New Blueprint for Stopping Pot Legalization?

    We recently told you about a poll suggesting a majority of Coloradans were unhappy with marijuana legalization -- findings embraced by anti-pot activists who'd ignored previous surveys showing the opposite. Now, cannabis critics like these are working to prevent legalization from spreading to other ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Shoni Jones, exec of Root Down at DIA: "Stop supporting major food chains!"

    Shoni Jones Root Down C Concourse, Denver International Airport 303-342-6959 Oops, I was way off," says Shoni Jones, the executive chef of Root Down at Denver International Airport, clearly surprised by the numbers in the text message she just got from her mom, who lives on a spr ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Photos: Epic Brewing rolls out three Colorado-specific beers and a series of Denver events

    Epic Brewing plans a Denver roll-out next week that will be nothing short of its name. For starters, the Utah-based company, which has built a second twenty-barrel brewery in Denver's River North neighborhood, will hit local taplines and liquor=store shelves with three brand-new beers made speciall ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Nuggets never win in Utah -- except for last night

    Denver blog posts are feelin' it. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein enjoys lauding Danilo Gallinari and (yes, it's true) Evan Fournier in recapping a rare Nuggets victory in Utah. The Cauldron's Jon Caldera on the Independence Institute's latest court victory. Denver Frank quotes Bob Costas quoting ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Utah's Epic Brewing will open new spot in Denver's RiNo neighborhood

    Utah's Epic Brewing has signed a lease on a 20,000-square-foot building in the River North neighborhood, where it will open its second brewery. The facility is just four blocks from Our Mutual Friend, a nanobrewery that opened in October, and very close to Black Shirt Brewing, River North Brewing an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Utah's Epic Brewing looks to Denver, a city that understands craft beer, for a second brewery

    Epic Brewing's Kevin Crompton surprised a room full of reporters and bloggers during the Great American Beer Festival last week when he announced that his Utah company planned to build a second brewery in Denver during the first part of 2013. He also surprised Epic's owners, David Cole and Peter Er ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Utah's Epic Brewing will open a second brewery in Denver in 2013

    Utah's Epic Brewing Company, known for its Brainless on Peaches beer, announced at the Great American Beer Festival today that is is hoping to open a second brewery in Denver in early 2013. If it does, Epic would be one of the first out-of-state breweries to open a second location in Colorado. Sever ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Ten best movie scenes where the undercover cop gets made

    This is not the best time of year for new movies. So we have Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror and American Reunion. Judging by the box office receipts, you went and saw Hunger Games like everyone else, and were probably were angry that Jennifer Lawrence is too fat and the little black girl from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Sh*t People From Denver Say -- and what our video should have said

    Westword's addition to the rapidly dying Sh*t _______ Says trend, Sh*t People From Denver Say, earned reactions as hilarious as they are varied. True to form, most readers who commented offered funny and insightful slogans we missed in our video of city stereotypes. (Some of you, on the other hand, ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Reader: A bitch is a bitch even in Mormon country

    Comedian Lori Callahan is not getting rave reviews for her video mocking the current "I'm a Mormon" campaign, the appropriately titled "I'm NOT a Mormon." "To me, it feels like a cult," Callahan says of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explaining that the sketch was designed not to ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Colorado ski areas dominate Ski Magazine's 2011-2012 resort rankings

    Photo by Jeff Cricco, via SkiNet.comVail makes #2 in Ski Magazine's annual Western U.S. Resort Rankings.​Eleven of the twenty resorts profiled in Ski Magazine's reader's choice list of the top twenty ski resorts in the Western Unied States this year are from Colorado, including six of the top ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Racist clip of Asians talking about CU & Utah joining Pac-12 pulled by Fox Sports (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Today's Boulder Daily Camera features an article in which University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Darryl Maeda calls a Fox Sports report about CU and Utah joining the Pac-12 conference "demeaning" to Asians. But the newspaper didn't really need to seek out an expert to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Oil-shale plans could be derailed by ruling on Graham's penstemon, an endangered plant

    Susan Meyer​William Blake saw heaven in a wildflower. The energy industry sees nothing but trouble. Last week, a federal judge in Denver ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to declare an obscure plant as endangered was "arbitrary and capricious" -- a ruling that could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Micah Cook on Never Summer's Shred 'em All

    ​Today Denver-based snowboard company Never Summer Industries released the first trailer for Shred 'Em All, the second feature-length film showcasing its team riders. The world premiere will be in Denver in the Fall, but we figured the trailer was news hook enough to catch up with director Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Colorado needs more official symbols. How about a State Brewpub?

    It's official: Colorado is high!​When tax revenues are down, state legislators can feel marginalized, even redundant. Unable to fund -- hence debate, manipulate and gerrymander -- pet projects, they retreat to committee rooms or watering holes to wait for the economy to recover. In their quest ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Top 5 unfactual Colorado facts according to​Did you know that the City of Wheat Ridge once elected a known cannibal as mayor, that the original acronym for the NORAD military facility was GONAD, or that Colorado's official state song is "O, Wyoming"? It's all true according to the Colorado page at

  • Music

    July 15, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Jacson Quintanilla-Mejia charged with forcing ex-girlfriend to take a trip to Utah

    A Flickr photoMom's Cafe, a landmark in Salina, Utah.​Utah is a beautiful state that attracts thousands upon thousands of tourists each year. But those who enjoy themselves most tend to be the ones who visit by choice, not force. This distinction should prove important for Aurora's Jacson Qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Carmelo Anthony's people of Utah? What... the... hell?

    The latest TV commercial featuring Carmelo Anthony is flat-out bizarre, and not only because it represents his head as a sun rising above the horizon -- iconography that blends Teletubbies with the Unification Church. As you'll see in the clip above, the tribute to His Basketball Eminence is delive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone: What's their plan for bringing Mormons to Broadway?

    ​Now that South Park bad boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone have announced plans for a Broadway production titled The Book of Mormon, congregants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are bracing themselves for some savage jokes about polygamous prophets, complicated underwear, annoy ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    After-action report: Broadway Book Mall and beyond

    ​So how many people braved the weather last night and came out for my last book signing? Eleven. Which some people might see as sad, but not me. First, because that doesn't even take the record for my least-attended signing (which would be eight people showing up on a night without apocalyp ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Forest World

    Friday, July 17, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.

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    June 16, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: King for a day

    Both Governor Bill Ritter and Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien were out of town yesterday (he to the Western Governors' Association meeting in Utah, she to an education confab in North Carolina). And who did that leave in charge? By the Colorado Constitution, the State Senate President. But Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Story about Four Corners marker being in wrong place (mostly) wrong

    Yesterday, news organizations across the country published a hilarious Associated Press story claiming that the Four Corners marker -- the tourist attraction that allows folks to pose for photos with limbs in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah simultaneously -- was 2.5 miles from where it's supp ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    Proof that media outlets (like this one!) love stunts

    Daniel Seddiqui in Colorado. Wanna get press coverage? It's easy. Just come up with a gimmick, contact someone at the local media outlet's news desk, who's undoubtedly desperate for material, and you're in. For proof, look no further than Daniel Seddiqui. The California resident has decided to wor ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008
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    June 23, 2008

    The Blog Shortcut, June 23 Edition

    What else is happening in the blog universe? Glad you asked. Backbeat Online includes a review of the city-shaking Fluid reunion show, plus our take on a Red Rocks performance by once-and-future Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass lass Alison Krauss, plus a review of Broke ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    Nuggets: The Good, The Bad, and The Corn-rowed

    Great basketball teams often take on the personality of their star players. Without a dominant big man, the Dallas Mavericks are more of a perimeter shooting team keyed by Dirk Nowitzki. Steve Nash pushes the Phoenix Suns up and down the court. Tim Duncan leads the Spurs by playing solid D and scowl ... More >>

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    September 12, 2007

    Q&A With Jepha Howard of the Used

    Space: When it comes to physical newspapers, there never seems to be enough of it. But on the web, there’s room aplenty – and that capacity allows us to expand a Now Hear This concert preview item about the Used that appears in the September 13 Westword to a full Q&A with Used bassist Jepha Howa ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    ID Victory

    Last Thursday, I opened my mailbox to find a little surprise that would change my life in a big way: My driver license! It finally came! Over the past two weeks I had visited the Department of Motor Vehicles twice in order to acquire the plastic card. My visits (chronicled here and here) were prom ... More >>

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    August 6, 2007

    Michael Vick Chew Toy, August 6

    The font of human intelligence overflows on Al Gore's wet dream, and this is the stuff people are using Google to search today: Cirque Lodge Lindsay Lohan is headed to this posh Utah detox center to clean herself out for the next paycheck-induced binge. Last month, answered the question t ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007
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    August 1, 2007

    To ID or Not to ID

    When I rolled up to the Division of Motor Vehicles this morning, I didn’t encounter any illicit ticket selling. No one induced me to reach the front of the line for a mere $50 -- a practice, I’d heard, that has become increasingly common along the DMV’s unbearable wait times. So I settled at t ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Identity Crisis

    Utah is not to be trusted.

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    April 19, 2007
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    March 16, 2006

    Follow That Story

    A Man Out of Time

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    December 11, 2003

    A Shot in the Dark

    Tougher regulations aim for the elusive fair hunt.

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    August 14, 2003

    The Eye of the Beholder

    Defining the limits of obscenity.

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    March 27, 2003
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    October 17, 2002

    Ready for Takeoff

    The "dull" Air Force Academy football team and its stoic coach zoom toward a bowl landing.

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    February 21, 2002

    Woody Goes Limp

    Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best New Kitsch Landmark

    The Delicate Arch

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    December 7, 2000

    Off Limits

    The Fielder formula

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    And the Winner Isn't ...

    A company sues after a lobbying blitz at the legislature fails to net it a state contract.

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Power Steering

    Last session legislators gambled on a new program that lobbyists claimed would make Colorado's roads safer. Don't bet on it.

  • Music

    August 28, 1997
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    August 7, 1997

    Lode Warriors

    A Denver mining company is looking for copper. All it's found so far is a rich vein of environmentalists.

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    February 20, 1997

    What Hit Us?

    Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.

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