Earlier this week, on Monday, I spent the afternoon in Nebraska -- specifically St. Francis, Nebraska, a small, sleepy town just a few miles east of the Nebraska/Colorado border, population a mere 1,200. Cattle far, far outweigh humans in St. Francis -- there are thousands and thousands of them -- ... More >>
Next week's edition of The Onion will be the last in Denver, thanks to the Denver Post's decision to stop printing the paper. To mark this awful sign of the times, and to echo Onion CEO Steve Hannah's call for local readers to switch to the web version, we've photo-illustrated and compiled excerpts ... More >>
Last week, the mayor's office confirmed that Fuqua Development and its capital partner, the Lionstone Group, were negotiating with King Soopers regarding the anchor retail spot in a revised development plan for the former CU Health Sciences Center property at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard ... More >>
Back when Fuqua Development was still touting Walmart as the major tenant in the project planned for the old University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Jeff Fuqua promised that there would be a "chef-driven" restaurant on the site -- inspiring some critics ... More >>
Denver City Council President Mary Beth Susman, who represents District 5 covering eastern Denver, will hold a town hall meeting tonight. But one of the big agenda issues has been dropped: Because developer Jeff Fuqua has not submitted a new plan for the Colorado Boulevard Healthcare District, with ... More >>
When Mayor Michael Hancock hosted his second "Cabinet in the Community" last month in northwest Denver, the officials on hand outnumbered the number of people in the audience. But that's not likely to be the case tomorrow, when Hancock takes his show on the road to east Denver -- where he'll be gree ... More >>
For a while, it looked like Walmart had Denver in the bag. But now, developers are going back to the drawing board...or at least the calender. After Denver City Council reps Mary Beth Susman and Jeanne Robb announced they opposed tax-increment financing for the project, the Colorado Boulevard Health ... More >>
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Colorado Convention Center, where Walmart is holding a closed-door Holiday Fair to prepare its employees for the big, big season ahead. The event has drawn close to 5,000 people to town to preview new merchandise in time (read: months early) for Chr ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, in an item below, we shared the story of Caleb Medley, a budding stand-up comic horribly wounded in the Aurora theater shootings. He attended the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises with his wife, Katie, only days before she was due to deliver their first child, and we're ... More >>
Caleb Medley, wounded in the Aurora shooting, has moved hearts across the country. He and his high-school sweetheart-wife Katie moved to Aurora, where he's worked at Walmart, then Target, then Walmart again all while dreaming of becoming a stand-up comic. Meanwhile, Katie became pregnant. Caleb is ... More >>
Yes, someone just found yet another @#$% finger in his %$#@ food -- and this time, it apparently wasn't planted for the purpose of a lawsuit (but I wouldn't be shocked if a lawsuit ensues). Michigan teen Ryan Hart was chowing down on a roast beef sandwich at Arby's when he bit on a "rubbery" piece ... More >>
Legendary bass player and merchandising tycoon Gene Simmons has announced a new restaurant chain creatively titled Rock & Brews that will satisfy hungry classic rock fans craving to eat in a place that looks like a glorified backstage area. The franchise will debut this year in El Segundo, CA, and a ... More >>
Adam Schefter.Denver blog posts are multiplying. Predominantly Orange's Chris Krier sees credibility in optimistic CBA tweets by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Are you ready for some football? Square State's saindenver: If you want to change the direction, get involved. WhoSaidYouSaid's Kelly Maher ... More >>
Lori MidsonFresh, Colorado-grown beets from Leffler Farms.Comments have been springing up about our tour of the Cherry Creek Fresh Market this past weekend -- which had very little that was fresh and Colorado-grown. Bsquared hits the issue squarely: So much prepared food, so little fresh p ... More >>
Big pic below.Andrew Terry's a frontrunner to appear in our next roundup of memorable mug shots. He's been formally charged with attempted first degree murder and more for a December 28 rampage in which he allegedly ran over an officer's foot before attempting to commit vehicular homicide. Lo ... More >>
Large photo below.The phrase "getting caught red-handed" wasn't invented specifically for David M. Flores, 48, but it certainly seems appropriate to his situation. Following a Highlands Ranch bank robbery, Flores was busted on an aggravated robbery charge after handing a Walmart clerk red-sta ... More >>
Local bread bag and holy sandwich.A cameo on the red-hot-high-school-musical-dark-comedy-Jane-Lynch-extravaganza Glee is nothing to sneeze at, even if that cameo involves nothing more than a glimpse of an unexceptional bread wrapper. That's why Boulder animation studio Mighty Fudge is all atw ... More >>
Okay, so apparently we need to buy a 2010 calendar or something. In an effort to be all proactive and whatnot yesterday, we updated our recent 3OH!3/Walmart blog item, alerting you to the fact that the act would be on Leno last night. Uh, yeah, check that, dudes are actually slated to perform on t ... More >>
With the disintegration of Lala coming May 31st, we've been left with one less choice for downloading. Lala was one of the best digital music distributors in town, offering full album streaming and low prices for downloading. After the website was gobbled up by Apple in December of last ... More >>
Soda, like most everything else in the world, has a lifespan. Some sodas live long and prosper, while others die and fade away (or, as is true of a few on this list, end up in the bargain section at Walmart). This list is devoted to those drinks that quenched our thirst, kept us awake, and ... More >>
Mike Daisey threads games, rivalries and giant corporations into his monologue.
We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.
Brief reviews of current shows
From the week of April 13, 2006
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
A growing concern
Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Buggerveil)
New Brighton Police Department and Municipal Court
Botánica y Yerbería Caridad del Cobre
You can't spell "credit" without REI.
You don't have to gamble on the food at Red & Jerry's.
Navy poster boys Dick and Doc have grown old but never apart.
Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd rise again.
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