• Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Photos: Fifteen Colorado cities with the best weather

    Colorado continues to have a reputation in some quarters as a bad-weather state. But anyone who lives here knows that's a gross exaggeration whether or not the state's 300-days-of-sunshine claim is a myth or not. More evidence comes via a new study by the folks at WalletHub to determine which citie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    See Twitpics and videos from eight Colorado tornadoes reportedly spotted Sunday

    Spring 2014 has seen a striking number of huge storms, as seen in this collection of spectacular Twitpics from May -- and yesterday was no exception. Eight tornadoes reportedly touched down, resulting in at least one relatively minor injury and plenty of incredible photos and videos. Look below to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Mother's Day snowstorm: Two law-enforcement vehicles hit in 36 minutes

    Longtime Denverites know that May snowstorms happen from time to time. But at least a couple drivers appear to have been taken by surprise in ways that made Mother's Day worse for more than just them. That's because two law-enforcement cruisers working roadside incidents were struck by out-of-contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Videos: Hail on earth -- and in west Denver metro

    A few short weeks ago, a hail storm hammered much of south Jeffco -- a freakish occurrence followed by the equally terrifying attack of the hail-storm-chasing roofers. Now it's your turn, west Denver metro. We've collected a slew of videos from the latest example of meteorological mayhem, including ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013
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    June 5, 2013

    Videos: Remembering Tim Samaras, storm chaser killed in tornado alongside son, partner

    Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Mission Hills Church in Littleton will host a memorial service for Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his longtime partner Carl Young -- three storm chasers who dedicated their lives to documenting the sort of deadly weather from which most of us run. The three -- well known to viewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Videos: Colorado snowstorm -- the agony and the ecstasy

    Each year, we're reminded that April is one of the snowiest months in Colorado, and each year, we're still surprised when lovely, temperate days are followed by big dumps o' white stuff like the one that slammed the state yesterday. A bad thing? Hell no. The gallery of photos below demonstrate the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Photos: Denver's ten biggest March-April snowstorms

    Today's snowfall has certainly been a pain from a commuting standpoint. But it's nothing special in the history of Denver weather (so far), especially considering how often the city is clobbered by spring storms. According to data shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ten of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Wild horses: Is drought worse than roundups for Colorado herd?

    Wild horse activists managed to block the complete removal of a small but hardy herd of mustangs in northwest Colorado this week. Bureau of Land Management officials contend that severe drought conditions require roundup and removal of the West Douglas herd, for its own well-being -- but opponents s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Photos: Lower North Fork Fire review shares lessons learned by disaster

    The just-released review of the Lower North Fork Fire, which cost three lives and destroyed dozens of structures, is quite a thorough document given the short amount of time it took to produce. And while the report (on view below) is written dispassionately, it's plenty damning when it comes to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Tornado Alley filmmaker Sean Casey on life in the eye of the storm

    ​Most of us here in Colorado can relate to the rush of skiing down a mountain of fresh powder. But that rush is nothing compared to the heart-stopping, breath-seizing thrill of entering a tornado's destructive vortex of violently rotating winds. But for the past eight years, that was the missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Copper Mountain brings back $99 Snow Day season pass deal

    ​In the 2011 Best of Denver, Westword awarded Best Ski Pass Deal honors to Copper Mountain's $99 Snow Day Pass, a deal so sweet -- last year there were more than thirty eligible "Snow Days" at Copper, and $99 is less than the price of a single-day lift ticket at certain other Summit County res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    New Belgium releases Snow Day, part of an overhaul of its seasonal beer offerings

    ​New Belgium Brewing releases its new winter seasonal, called Snow Day, today (and props to them for waiting until a part of the year when we can actually get snow to unveil a winter beer). Snow Day, a cross between a black IPA and a winter warmer, replaces 2 Below, New Belgium's previous, lon ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011


    Wednesday, August 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Denver International Airport snow can be caused by planes inadvertently seeding clouds?

    Heymsfield.​Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Crystal fire in Larimer Cty.: 95% contained, 13 homes burned, but what was cause? (VIDEOS)

    Videos below.​Update: Finally, the Crystal fire in Larimer County is just about spent. According to the most recent feds' latest report, the containment level is at 95 percent, with some crews moving on and those that remain concentrating on mop-up. More good news: the number of homes destroy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Today In Stoke: Last chance for Copper Mountain's cheap Snow Day Pass

    Photo by Forrest Miller, January 10, courtesy Copper Mountain"Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"​If you'd bought Copper Mountain's Snow Day pass back when we first told you about it, you could have already had 15 powder days for the price of a single day lift tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    DIA earns its "Tornado Alley" nickname

    When city planners first suggested building Denver International Airport at its present location, plenty of locals pointed out that the area is nicknamed "Tornado Alley" thanks to its proclivity for kicking up high winds and severe storms. Fortunately, no major tornadoes have struck the terminal he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Tornado picked wrong day to suck up politicians

    Our recent rash of severe weather included the funnel cloud seen in the video above, which seemed to hover directly over the State Capitol building yesterday. "Too bad it didn't touch down," writes the YouTuber who captured these images. "Could have been a crazy place for a tornado." True -- but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Tonight's Pennywise and Pepper show postponed

    Tonight's Pennywise and Pepper show at the Fillmore Auditorium, which was part of Jagermeister's Music Tour, has been postponed due to severe weather conditions west of Denver. The bands plan to reschedule the show and Live Nation will announce a new date as soon as the show is confirmed.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Snowblower safety tips for Joe Sakic

    As soon as I heard that Joe Sakic had broken three fingers in a freak snowblower accident, I immediately flashed on all the other bizarre injuries suffered by Colorado athletes in recent years -- and I wasn't alone. The Rocky Mountain News' Dave Krieger -- who made our list of marquee talents the De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    The giant Jesus at the Mother Cabrini Shrine has never looked better

    That's one hellacious piercing, J.C. In May 2007, lightning struck the enormous Jesus statue atop the Mother Cabrini Shrine, damaging both arms and feet, as well as the supporting base. Earlier this year, repairs were completed, and a safer savior, complete with a lightning rod sticking out of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Beware: The Water Police Are Watching

    This past winter in Colorado was wet and wild. According to info compiled by the National Climatic Data Center, Telluride and Aspen set season-to-date snowfall records at the end of February, and even traditionally parched zones in southwestern Colorado collected over 150 percent of normal snow wate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007
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    November 28, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Storm Rising

    Verne Carlson hunts tornadoes.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007
  • News

    February 15, 2007

    The Messengers

    TV forecasters have become the target of viewers who are feeling aggravated and paranoid after an exceptionally stormy winter.

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Snow Job

    Allen Iverson is The Answer to blizzard boredom.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    More Messages: The Wrong Forecast

    Not quite cynical enough about weather forecasting? Then here's an item that should make you feel even more jaded. As he watched the snow falling this morning, a sharp-eyed reader thought of this article in the December 6 Denver Post. Headlined "Arrival of El Nio May Mean Dry Winter for Colorado," t ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    The Eye of the Storm

    From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.

  • Culture

    August 10, 2006

    Kim Bailey

    Denver Parks + Recreation

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006

    A Garden Gala

    Xeriscaping can turn dry, brown yards into green retreats.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    The Skeptic

    Celebrated and shunned, CSU's Bill Gray is taking heat in the global-warming debate.

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Off Limits

    A Real Horse's Ass

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Off Limits

    Trouble's Bruin

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005
  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Weather by Numbers

    The cold truth about forecasting

  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002

    Best Tornado Tours

    Storm Chasing Adventure Tours

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Strike Zone

    There's hope after lightening stikes.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 29, 2001
  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best TV Weathercaster

    Marty Coniglio, Channel 7

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Trickle-Down Economics

    Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    High and Dry

    Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Global Warning

    What do you get when greenhouse gases inspire greenhouse guesses? A heated argument--but not much scientific agreement.

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    Drilling for Days

    An ex-oil wildcatter takes the plunge into publishing calendars.

  • News

    May 30, 1996

    Seeds of Discontent

    Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.

  • Film

    May 16, 1996
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