In recent days, we've posted about the series of lightning storms that have hit the Colorado, with one strike hitting so close to Arvada's Chad Greenlees that he was briefly knocked out while recording a video of the light show. This incident pales in comparison with a pair of tragedies at Rocky Mo ... More >>
Another day, another round of crazy storms, tornado alerts, street flooding and more. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries as a result of yesterday's meteorological phenomena -- but lots of photographic possibilities shared on Twitter. Look below to see twenty of the most striking images w ... More >>
Yesterday around this time, we shared videos of a severe weather that dumped leaf-shredding hail over the Denver area on Tuesday. But that was a mere prelude to yesterday's meteorological event, which reportedly spawned eight tornadoes that touched down in locations such as east Denver, west Aurora, ... More >>
Yesterday's surprise hail storm wasn't an equal opportunity havoc-wreaker. Some areas saw no hail at all, while others were pummeled with a fury capable of shredding leaves, as captured by at least one local videographer. Below, check out a dozen clips of the springtime pounding. And in the meantim ... More >>
Earlier this week, we shared the shocking news of an avalanche near Loveland Pass that killed five people taking part in a fundraising event for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, with a sixth, Jerome Boulay, somehow surviving after being buried in the snow for four hours. Now, the CAIC has ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with former FEMA director turned talk-radio host Michael Brown went viral hours after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast -- and Brown's suggestion that President Obama may have held a news conference about the storm too early riled up plenty of readers. Like this o ... More >>
Twelve years ago, Shaun Daggett was at a job interview in Colorado Springs, and although he declined the position, the company told him to think about it for a while -- a suggestion that ended up changing his life. With time to kill before his plane took off, Daggett decided to take a drive up to ... More >>
The hottest summer on record could also be one of the driest. At the end of June, Governor John Hickenlooper requested that much of this dry, dry state be declared a federal disaster area because of "drought, low snow pack, excessive heat, and high winds" that had started on January 1...with no end ... More >>
YouTube users began sharing videos of Colorado's ongoing snowstorm hours before daybreak today. But they've got nothing on Twitter users, plenty of whom are dispatching photos and messages of delight about having a day off work. Lucky bastards. Look below to some of our favorites among the latest ... More >>
This morning, a colleague texted me to ask if I wanted a lift. Why would I? I've got snow pants, double layer gloves, and a fixed gear bike. I ride my bike to work every day, and as with recycling and eating local, there's a certain self-satisfaction that comes with an eco-friendly commute. But ... More >>
Obama! Snow! A flurry of announcements started coming in yesterday, all indicating that Denver is on a collision course with a made-for-TV disaster. President Barack Obama is coming to town for two fundraisers tonight, as well as one public appearance tomorrow, inspiring a number of official ... More >>
Founded in Salem, Oregon in 2005, Typhoon (due tonight at the hi-dive with Lord Huron and Sour Boy Bitter Girl) started out as a recording project but quickly evolved into a sprawling live project with over ten members. Two years into its time together, the act essentially went on hiatus before be ... More >>
Update: The Indian Gulch fire near Golden is a top wildfire priority nationally; at this writing, it's in the number one slot on the feds' Inciweb.org website. And while the winds that were helping to fuel the blaze have died down to a significant degree, they did significant damage, increas ... More >>
Kids these days.Well, now I guess I've seen everything. I've been through wars, natural disasters, the inexplicable career of Jimmy Fallon and two or three great depressions, but I never thought I'd see the day when everybody stopped the presses on account of a little cold weather. Why, today ... More >>
Nancy LevineTrade Whiskey at the Fort.As a kid, I loved almost everything about the Fort. The scale replica of Bent's Fort -- a trading post, army garrison and freight stop along the Santa Fe Trail -- seemed like a completely awesome adult version of the couch-cushion forts we built when play ... More >>
Hallelujah! The parting of the Red Sea, one of the great miracles of ancient times, has occurred again -- only this time it happened on computer simulators designed by Boulder researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The result, sa ... More >>
Next thing you know, Denver won't actually be a mile high. The current Men's Journal casts a shadow on Denver's claim to have 300 days of sunshine annually, pegging our sunny total at 245. Turns out, boosters are counting not days, but hours of the bright stuff. How many days of sunshine do ... More >>
This just in from the boys at Frasca: "Despite receiving over 14 inches of snow (and counting...) on Frasca's patio today, we'll still be open this evening for regular dinner service. We hope to see you soon." Two feet of snow. More on the way. But what do chefs do? Keep working, that ... More >>
A Flickr photo A lot of writers believe that simply stating the facts is boring -- but that depends on the facts. Take the following press release from the Englewood Police Department: Englewood -- On September 9, 2009 at 5:17pm, a 56-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the 3100 block of ... More >>
It's no surprise that the one serious injury reported as the result of five tornados that touched down in Colorado yesterday involved a man trying to take pictures of the storm. Capturing video images of natural disasters now challenges seeking cover as a first reaction for folks witnessing severe ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Colorado State UniversityAhhhhhh... so pretty... Move over, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Surrogate motherhood isn't just for celebrities anymore. Or humans. Or the living. Last May, a tornado cut a swath through much of Windsor, Colorado, and among its victims was ... More >>
There must have been a time, in sunnier days, when the idea of 400 tubas playing holiday tunes in Skyline Park sounded like a really cool idea. In fact, the Tuba Christmas Concert, now in its 29th year in downtown Denver, bills itself as "one of the most celebrated and longest-running holiday festiv ... More >>
Transportation pros: In case you don't recognize it, this is black ice. After the blizzards that blanketed the Denver metro area in late 2006 and early 2007, transportation officials pledged that they'd do a better job of being ready in advance for weather-related road hazards, rather than scrambl ... More >>
The forecasters, however, have sunny dispositions.
Winter Activity Guide
A common journalistic mistake? The assumption on the part of writers that their experiences mirror those of everyone in their readership. Rocky Mountain News classical music scribe Marc Shulgold made just such an error in "Too Many Let Fine Concert Slip By," a generally benign January 6 piece that c ... More >>
Mr. Beast (Matador)
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Ed Greene, Channel 4
Someone's stealing Otero County's water. Who it is depends on where you live.
"Denver: We Love It!... Most of the Time"
Whose glass is half full?
Gary Rudd got zapped one day, and life has never been the same.
As spring melts into summer, water users along the St. Vrain could find themselves up the creek.