Earlier this week, an effort to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions legally treatable by medical marijuana in Colorado failed -- a development cannabis advocate Brian Vicente described as "shameful." Veteran Sean Azzariti offered emotional testimony in favor of the bill and ... More >>
Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>
Updated: On February 14, we told you about the arrest of six people as part of an alleged child-prostitution ring based in Lakewood, with members accused of luring three underage girls -- including one who was just thirteen -- with meth and other drugs. At the time of our original report, however, M ... More >>
The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>
Drug culture isn't relegated exclusively to rock, obviously. For its part, the rap game is equally loaded with drug references of all kinds, from Promethazine and DMT to LSD and PCP, and likewise addled with its own cautionary tales and fatalities. While there's nothing as concrete to suggest that d ... More >>
On Saturday night Conan O'Brien took on hosting duties for the second time since 1995 at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and apparently his years on network television have not affected his ability to skewer politicians and pundits with some unrelenting jabs at the most sensitive news ... More >>
The appearance of sociopathic dreamboat Anthony Jeselnik at the University of Denver's Newman Center Saturday was filled with unthinkable rape jokes and reverse-pandering to the backward-hat bros and "Woo!" women who populate the college campus. Despite the fact that nearly half his set was recycled ... More >>
Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>
Benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in America -- and one of the most addictive. In Death Grip, which came our yesterday, Boulder-based author, expert climber and former editor-in-chief of Climbing magazine Matt Samet chronicles his five-plus-year strugg ... More >>
Way back in May, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente made a second request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the allowable conditions for a medical marijuana card in Colorado. Vicente got his answer in the form of a no-answer.
Update: Shortly after publishing the following item about Dr. Lynne Fenton, a CU psychiatrist who treated accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, we heard from Steffan Andrews, Fenton's ex-husband, and one of the people to whom she was censured by the state medical board for providing Claritin ... More >>
Update:On August 9, the Westminster Police Department manned a "DRUG ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT" on I-25. Last week, WPD Investigator Trevor Materasso confirmed the operation, but didn't have many details. Now, however, he's able to provide the specifics. Officers issued tickets or made arrests i ... More >>
Joshua Wittig.Opponents of a Westminster Police drug-enforcement checkpoint note correctly that alcohol-related crashes like Department of Corrections officer Jason Ulrich's are far more prevalent those those involving narcotics. But the latter do happen, as shown by the case of Joshua Witti ... More >>
J. WohletzIt is way too soon for this crap to be vintage. The only things more creepy than miniatures, dolls and toys that are supposed to be creepy are ones that are unintentionally disturbing. And the kindly volunteers who worked this weekend were blissfully unaware of the darkly bizarre ... More >>
Chaz Moore.Chaz Moore, sixteen, is a Colorado Springs student with a rare medical condition whose flareups are radically improved by medical marijuana. However, his high school won't allow Chaz (originally known by the pseudonym "Bill Smith") to medicate on campus. So now, after months of fig ... More >>
Joshua Wittig.The October arrest of then-eighteen-year-old Joshua Wittig in a fatal accident that killed John Page Hines, 33, was accompanied by allegations that Wittig was high on marijuana that he may have obtained by improperly claiming to be a licensed medical marijuana patient. But evide ... More >>
Recreation critic gives Wheel Fun Rentals an instant, on-shed review. Wheel Fun Rentals is the national company with the contract to provide pedal boats at Denver park lakes. In the picture above, the Berkeley Park pedal boat shed gets tagged with an alarming consumer complaint. But it takes ... More >>
Jay in 2009.Update below: In 2009, AM 760 host Jay Marvin suffered a health crisis involving a potentially lethal infection and epic back surgery that laid him up for the better part of a year. As a result, David Sirota took over Marvin's slot that December, with Jay formally retiring from ra ... More >>
Pat Boone appreciates his meat.Pat Boone, beloved oldies crooner and now carnally inclined entrepreneur, recently made his own offering to the religious community: discounted "Pastor Appreciation Steak Gift Boxes" from his Colorado Springs-based Pat Boone's All American's Meats. Parishioners ... More >>
There's more coming out of their mouths than going in.I had never seen an episode of Jersey Shore until last week, and now that I've watched both the season-three opener and the second episode, I have come to a few conclusions. (Read Jersey Shore episode recaps in Show and Tell.) First, I a ... More >>
Joseph Lightfoot.The arrests of Joseph Lightfoot and Amber Wildenstein, both 29, on one count apiece of child abuse raised eyebrows in the medical marijuana community. After all, the charges against Lightfoot and Wildenstein are based solely on them growing marijuana in their home -- somethin ... More >>
Several outlets are reporting that Southwest Airlines is trying to outbid Republic Airways and swoop up Denver's bankrupt hometown airline, Frontier. From the Associated Press: A court had already approved the sale of Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc. to the parent of Republic Airways for $ ... More >>
For fans of America's biggest cult band, the term "boys of summer" doesn't refer to guys who get paid millions to play baseball but rather four Vermont men in their forties who earn millions by playing goofy, unpredictable music while jumping on trampolines, having glowsticks thrown at and around ... More >>
Dog days. Dogs are annoying. They whine, beg, bite, bark and poop. They stink and shed and jump on your guests. They have to be walked and yelled at and taken to the vet. Most pet owners allege that dogs are worth all that trouble, however, and judging by the number of canines visible on any given ... More >>
Cancer patient Tim Thomason didn't think he could feel any worse. His Denver jailers showed that he could.
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.
Chan Marshall finds her way back to touring following a bout with exhaustion.
GWAR marks its platinum year of gore.
When a stripper decided to get something off her chest, it landed on this doctor.
A punk-rock burlesquecapade puts the suicide squeeze on one local venue.
From the week of May 22, 2003
Drunk, high and pissed off, college honors student Justin Green asked himself one simple question: What would Tupac do?
Pico de Gallo
From the week of January 31, 2002
Whoever murdered Eric Scott deprived some troubled teens of a reason to make a better life.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Satire Restaurant & Lounge
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.