Did Lakeside police officers who tased an alleged Walmart shoplifter said to be around sixty years of age go too far? That's a question raised by a video of the incident that circulated on social media before finding its way into mainstream media coverage. Continue to see that video and others, as w ... More >>
Update: Earlier this week, we reported about an incident at a Lakewood Walmart in which police officers shot a domestic-violence suspect who'd aimed a weapon at them, only to discover afterward that he possessed an Airsoft gun as opposed to the real thing; see our previous coverage below. The Lakew ... More >>
Remember the jingle "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee"? That double-negative motto could work just as well for Royal Dansk Danish butter cookies. Jenn Wohletz labeled that tin of cookies one of the worst Xmas foods -- but it definitely has its defenders. Here's just a taste of the responses. See also: ... More >>
Update: For months, we've been keeping you informed about the continuing search for Kelsie Jean Schelling, a Denver woman who's been missing since February; see our previous coverage below. Yesterday marked seven months since Schelling vanished, and for her family, friends and loved ones, who have ... More >>
The sun was shining over the weekend, and those who weren't joining in the American Ninja Warrior hijinks in Civic Center Park were catching rays in other parts of the city. One of them was local pianist and composer Pudgy Swollen, who we spotted playing a piano on the 16th Street Mall. Read here to ... More >>
Earlier this week, on Monday, I spent the afternoon in Kansas -- specifically St. Francis, Kansas, a small, sleepy town just a few miles east of the Kansas/Colorado border, population a mere 1,200. Cattle far, far outweigh humans in St. Francis -- there are thousands and thousands of them -- and o ... 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 >>
The presidential debate won't be at University of Denver until tomorrow night, but the great debate is already raging in Denver: Does a Walmart belong in the development going in the former University of Colorado property at Ninth and Colorado? And if it does, should it benefit from tax-increment fi ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Place your bets, place your bets. Anyone’s a winner, anyone’s a loser. Especially these shows. Every season, there’s a TV dream that dies early. Someone’s pet project gets hit by the car of audience reaction, and has to be put down so it (and no one else) can suffer. So what else is the ... More >>
It's hard to miss the ever-proliferating product line of Niwot-based Crocs, those happy-go-ugly purveyors of crayon-colored plastic boat shoes. Factories around the world are now cranking out enough of the patented closed-resin, hole-riddled footwear to fill endless miles of future landfills. Wal-Ma ... More >>
Brief reviews of current shows
From the week of April 13, 2006
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
A growing concern
From the week of January 2, 2003
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.