In 2013, Livability ranked Boulder highly on its list of most livable U.S. cities. How did the community score a year later? Pretty damn well, as you'll see when you count down the photo-illustrated 2014 version, complete with Livability blurbs and the methodology used to come up with the order. To ... More >>
Plenty of folks in these parts continue to complain about the rough economy -- but according to MSN Money, such gripes have reached their expiration date. The site has just ranked the fifty state economies from worst to first, and Colorado is solidly ensconced in the top ten. But where did it finish ... More >>
Update below: Since the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its ruling on June 25 invalidating Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- seventy at last count. But Colorado Attorney General Joh ... More >>
Yesterday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that same sex couples have a right to marry under the Constitution -- and even though that judgment was stayed owing to the metaphysical certainty of an appeal, Boulder immediately began issuing marriage licenses based on the decision ... More >>
The national debate over fracking may be unfolding in the halls of Congress, but the battle over where oil and gas drilling takes place is being waged at the grassroots level -- which is why the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org has announced plans to funnel money, training and "strategic support" t ... More >>
The national animal rights group Mercy For Animals gathered, along with local volunteers, in Larimer Square at around noon today to urge the lunchtime crowd to consider living a vegetarian lifestyle. It was hard to miss the group, which was joined by a giant inflatable puppy who lay in a bun adorne ... More >>
SAT | KASKADE at SKYLAB, DENVER COLISEUM | 9/21/13 Kaskade has crafted his own signature sound out of an unusual blend of disco-kissed deep house and big-room trance. Somehow the Utah-born DJ manages to balance these two disparate genres into a unified whole, leaning heavily on female vocals and sex ... More >>
Comedian Rusty Z has hypnotized tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years. So when I was talking to him about his Comedy Works South shows this weekend and then asked him to hypnotize me, it was nothing out of the ordinary. For him, at least. I had never been hypnotized before. And wh ... More >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
A long-awaited report by the National Academy of Sciences on the federal government's efforts to manage herds of wild horses across the West is finally out, and it confirms what mustang advocates have been saying for years: The Bureau of Land Management program is poorly managed, relies on an unsus ... More >>
Nerds of a feather flock together, as they say. Brian Ibbott and jazz composer Andrew Allen have once again proven this adage to be entirely true. The two have paired up to produce another passion project that is sure to appeal to the dorkiest dweebs you know, Free Play, an album of traditional jazz ... More >>
The All-Star break is over, Kenneth Faried manimaled his way to some long-overdue national attention, and fastest team in the NBA West got a few days off to recharge its batteries. After the Nuggets beat the Celtics last night to avenge that frustrating triple OT loss heading into the break, it's of ... More >>
Ella Moon, who died on Sunday, may not have been famous in the conventional sense. But generations of people share fond memories of this astonishing woman, whose namesake home -- Moon Farm, located in the Western Slope community of Fruita -- was a popular day camp for more than thirty years, and con ... More >>
The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... More >>
In decrying the resources wasted in a failed prosecution of medical marijuana caregiver Josh Jones (a total he estimated at over $100,000), attorney Rob Corry suggested that law enforcers focus on meth rather than weed. Little did he know that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado and the Organized ... More >>
Real-life superheroes, those brave (and some would say foolhardy) folks who strap on costumes and battle evil wherever they can find it, are reaching media saturation. They've become a staple of nightly news stations, scored a lengthy shout-out in Rolling Stone, and one of them, a lone soul w ... More >>
The Lime Truck, from Orange Country, is one of eight trucks competing in season two's The Great Food Truck Race, which rolls into Denver this weekend Pray to the weather gods that Denver is blessed with balmy breezes this weekend, because the food trucks competing in season two of The Great ... More >>
You're absurd.While Ben Roethlisberger apparently gets a get-out-of-jail-free card for his numerous rapes on the well known "Bro, I was Wasted" defense, over in Utah, they do things a little different; BYU forward Brandon Davies was dismissed from the Mormon University's basketball team last ... More >>
Walter Bond.Walter Bond doesn't exactly hide his convictions when it comes to animal rights. Law-enforcement types note that he has "a prominent tattoo on his neck just below his chin that reads, 'VEGAN.'" However, Bond is accused of doing more than simply sticking to salads. He's been forma ... More >>
Mike McKee.Utah County Commissioner Mike McKee wants Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to release an internal report that concludes there was nothing improper about dozens of oil and gas leases in eastern Utah. Salazar canceled those leases in the early weeks of the Obama administration.
Probably not Gary Coleman's favorite photo.Update, 1:15 p.m.: Gary Coleman has died. Read the Washington Post's obituary here, and look below to read our original item, published at 7:29 a.m. this morning. When last we heard from former Denver resident Gary Coleman, back in February, he'd br ... More >>
Perky Jerky's "Meating Man" fights evil with beef jerky.Unfortunately, the website for "Jerk and Go" was already taken (har), so Brian Levin settled on naming his company "Perky Jerky." While the name is a step down on the Crude-O-Meter, it's a step up in the accurate names department. Per ... More >>
The late Ethan Stacy.Among the year's most horrific tales of child abuse involves Ethan Stacy, a four-year old found buried near Utah's Powder Mountain Ski Resort -- the victim of what an affidavit in the case describes as a "systematic and progressively more violent pattern of abuse" that in ... More >>
In his first few weeks as Secretary of the Interior, former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar was fond of sporting his cowboy hat and declaring that there's a new sheriff in town -- even though the work at hand didn't lend itself to quick draws, as explained in my feature "The Zen of Ken." But now t ... More >>
The second season of Breaking Bad makes its premier on Sunday, March 8. As part of AMC's effort to tout its original series, which chronicles a terminally ill chemistry teacher named Walter White's (Bryan Cranston, Malcom in the Middle) foray into the drug trade, the network is currently running a p ... More >>
Alright, so it's a day of reckoning, a day a great many of us have been anticipating for quite a while now -- and no, I'm not talking about the election. I'm talking about fucking Metallica at the Pepsi Center, dudes. Tonight we'll see if the cats still got it. I have to admit, I'm starting to warm ... More >>
A new photography exhibit celebrates and mourns the drive-in movie theater.
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
8 p.m. Monday, July 18, Forest Room 5, 303-433-7001; 10 p.m. Monday, July 18, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.
Tuesday, May 24, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
Meet DJ Kaskade, an unlikely man of the house.
World flicks light up the Moondance Film Festival.
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?
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Trace Christensen's live one-man show has the force of a power combo. Don't you dare call it karaoke.
See you in Telluride.
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This family of killer diseases hits close to home. Too close.
Denver mine-safety workers enlist congressional help to keep their office from moving to West Virginia.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.