Over the years, Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule has focused on the state's colorful history with herb. But what about our neighboring states? Yes, we know that Coloradans are getting profiled in states like Nebraska and Wyoming because we're all supposedly pot-heads -- and sometimes we think of our n ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands, and those bands often tend to get overlooked, because, well, they're playing somebody else's music. Thus, our latest feature, Cover Band of the Week (or, perhaps more accurately, every few weeks, because let's be honest: There's a finite numb ... More >>
The Wall Tavern recently opened at 1112 Santa Fe Drive offering a "chill vibe, casually strong drinks, and our relaxing nature," according to its Facebook page. Owners Isiah Pachner and Justin Cooper wanted to incorporate an arty feel to the place since they are located in the Art District on Santa ... More >>
Today is the last day for public comment on a proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to bring the wolverine -- not the Marvel character with the sharp claws, adamantium skeleton and tortured backstory, but something even more awesome and much, much more badass than Hugh Jackman -- back to t ... More >>
Before I explain why last weekend's Treefort Music Fest was amazing, I have to say that I hate big/corporate/non-DIY music festivals. Most of those events are just a bloated excuse for bloggers, record-label people and other industry assholes like myself to get drunk in public for days on end, while ... More >>
Before heading to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to earn his master's degree, Tyler Gilmore spent a lot of time in Denver as the former music manager of Dazzle, as well as composing and leading the Ninth & Lincoln Orchestra, a forward-thinking large jazz ensemble that he founded in ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
At this point in the political campaign, candidates can be excused for forgetting what state they're in -- but the media? This morning, a JimRomnesko.com reader grabbed a screen capture of this Today show map about President Obama canceling a Colorado event tomorrow (it's tentatively rescheduled for ... More >>
Update:Yesterday afternoon, Jesse Paul Speer, a photographer with Colorado ties who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting an eleven-year-old Cody, Wyoming, girl, waived his right to fight extradition during a brief court hearing in Montana yesterday. Meanwhile, new information about the crime is ac ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com This is part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The first recipe that Josh Barhaug ever attempted came out of a Bisquick b ... More >>
For certain Colorado boys and girls (many, if not most, of them adults), driving to Wyoming to get crazy July 4th fireworks not allowed here is something of an annual tradition -- although not this year, we hope. Given blazes like the High Park fire and the Waldo Canyon fire, fireworks bans are in p ... More >>
Long before Buford -- the tiny Wyoming town with its own zip code but a population of exactly one -- became an international sensation, it was a road-trip must-stop for my family. We'd discovered it one morning when we'd zipped past Cheyenne and realized we might need gas before Laramie. Buford, loc ... More >>
Pundit Glenn Beck recently took issue with a 9News report by Kevin Torres about Wyoming's so-called "Doomsday bill," and several readers felt he had a point even if they were uncomfortable with the messenger. Here's one sharp-toned media critique.
Glenn Beck, media critic? The pundit certainly wore that hat this week, devoting a giant segment of one broadcast to a virtually line-by-line dissection of a 9News piece about Wyoming's so-called "Doomsday bill." Does he have a point?
In the next few weeks, federal regulators will decide whether the Upper Colorado River needs additional protections in the face of growing demands from thirsty Front Range towns. Which is why hikers, rafters, anglers, and people interested in the economic future of Grand County will be gathering out ... More >>
Alan Prendergast's latest post about fracking, touching on how polluted water in Wyoming could spell trouble in Colorado, found those opposed to the process facing off against folks who see it as a safe job-producer. Here's a post from a representative of the latter.
Colorado oil pads.The release of an EPA report detailing suspected groundwater contamination from gas drilling operations in Wyoming comes just as Colorado is weighing tougher restrictions and wider disclosures about the hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" process -- and may serve as Exhibit A ... More >>
In the stampede of controversy over efforts to remove thousands of wild horses from public lands, few states have sent out more mixed messages than Wyoming, which features a bucking bronc on its license plate and urges tourists to take a "wild horse scenic loop tour" -- while pushing the feds ... More >>
Driving through Montana last week, I saw worrisome splotches of red in the thick stands of trees on some hillsides -- not the fires of dry summers past, but the first signs that the pine beetles that have plagued Colorado are moving north. Heading south through Wyoming into Colorado, those sp ... More >>
That gnashing of teeth and muttered cursing you hear is coming from energy companies and developers north of the state border. Last week, U.S. District Judge John L. Kane ruled that an obscure jumping mouse should be considered a threatened species not only in Colorado but in Wyoming, too -- ... More >>
Lori MidsonRhett Songer Zi Fusion 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood 720-934-6402 www.ziasian.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Rhett Songer, the executive chef of Zi Fusion. Part two of Songer's interview will run in this space tomorrow. "It's absolutely silly that it ... More >>
"Gasland" fire water.While Colorado officials fret over whether drilling regulations are too tough, this month Wyoming will become the first state to require energy companies to disclose what's in the mysterious, highly toxic fluids they pump into the ground to extract oil and gas. Yes, that' ... More >>
See full-size photos below.Ethan Wade Surrell, aka Nathan Surrell, has got the feds' attention in both Wyoming and Colorado. The FBI has just issued a two-state alert for the 24-year old from Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation, where Surrell allegedly assaulted a federal officer. Look b ... More >>
Million's lined up users for his pipe dream.As we noted in a November feature, Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million plans to solve some of Colorado's water woes courtesy of a 550-mile pipeline that would pump water from the Green River in Wyoming to thirsty water users along the Front Rang ... More >>
Charlie LoveAs detailed in this week's cover story, "Pipe Dream," Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million's plan to pump massive amounts of water from the Green River in southwestern Wyoming to the thirsty Front Range has garnered opposition from lots of sources. That includes Charlie Love, a ... More >>
What famous Wyoming bar is serving me a Jack and Coke -- amidst all the brands and dead heads?
Sleep in on Sunday (or maybe go to the Warped Tour) and miss Colorado guv Bill Ritter on Meet the Press? Look below for the transcript of his conversation with moderator Tom Brokaw and Wyoming's governor, Dave Freudenthal.
Photo: Derek Gibbs Vonnegut, nominated in the Modern Rock category of this year's Music Showcase, is down a bassist. Brian Farnsworth, who previously held down the low-end for the act, is vacating his post and heading for the Windy City, for personal and professional reasons, as he puts it in a pos ... More >>
The Preble's meadow jumping mouse weighs less than an ounce and hibernates for almost seven months of the year. But it's a regular Godzilla in environmental circles, smashing developers' plans up and down the Front Range and generating no end of controversy. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servic ... More >>
In Colorado's weedy, parched backyard (aka Wyoming), the odds of winning the state beauty pageant are pretty goddamn good -- about one in four, to be exact. The annual pageant managed to scrape up just four contestants this year. Four. I wish I could chalk this up to the good sense of Wyoming's ci ... More >>
Brief reviews of current shows
Wear a badge proudly at the National Western Stock Show.
Finding Barnum was hard enough. But to excavate the intrigue around the prize T. rex, you must dig deeper.
Mystery writer C.J. Box gives readers a new Western hero.
Joe Burbach wants Wyoming to quit horsing around and arrest some rustlers -- even if it takes both psychics and bloodhounds to crack the case.
Who got stung by National Geographic's on-camera sting of a fossil "poacher"?
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!
The feds had a bone to pick with this fossil-hunting family.
AFTER YEARS OF TENDING TO TRAVELERS, THE STATE LINE CAFE GETS READY FOR SUPPER.