The hot weather still hasn't broken, and much as we'd like, most of us can't take off and visit one of our top ten Colorado places to stay cool in a heat wave -- because we have to work. Fortunately, a lot of businesses in Colorado allow employees to dress casually and wear clothes that are appropr ... 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 >>
Yesterday, we posted about attacks by Facebook post and snowball on 9News forecaster Marty Coniglio after he (and most of his peers at other stations) blew the forecast for the Monday/Tuesday snowstorm. One reader didn't pile on, arguing that such unexpected events are actually one of the best parts ... More >>
What to do when you're trapped inside by Denver's biggest snowstorm of 2013? Make and share weird-ass videos, of course! We've collected the strangest from the last white, lumpy day, including clips of dogs romping, cats pussyfooting, dudes turning skateboards into snowboards, a man playing with a t ... 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 >>
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... 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 >>
Update, 3:11 p.m. October 26: Occupy Denver's most recent report, via its Twitter account, is that a total of five people have been hospitalized within the past day. The group is urging people to contact Mayor Michael Hancock's office to advocate on behalf of protesters using tents to stay wa ... 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 >>
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 >>
"Run! Run! Why is no one else running?" There are days when sifting through the world's deadbeats in search of a stand-out shmuck just doesn't feel right. This, dear reader, is one of those days. So instead, I give you Gary. For anyone watching from their living-room windows, it must have been qui ... 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 >>
Danger! Danger! No one has driven down my street since I arrived home late last night (after carousing through a close-to-empty downtown last night). There's no telling when, if ever, the newspaper will arrive. Maybe tomorrow, when the temperature returns to fifty degrees. I am looking at the foo ... More >>
Fat Daddy's -- the restaurant at 12 East 11th Avenue where Daniel Young, the almost-White House chef, was the cook -- was done in by the blizzard of March 2003. It was replaced by Metro Kitchen Bar, which was done in by -- well, who knows what.But now the space is back in business, with a big "now ... 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 fest ... More >>
The forecasters, however, have sunny dispositions.
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Ed Greene, Channel 4
Someone's stealing Otero County's water. Who it is depends on where you live.
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.