Sender Films took seven years to make Valley Uprising, its joyful, wistful history of the climbing counterculture of Yosemite. And as filmmaker Peter Mortimer told the audience at the feature's premiere in Boulder last night, they used every last hour of that time. "[Partner Nick Rosen] and I haven ... More >>
While the first Colorado ski areas won't be opening for another month, locals know that snowboarding season actually starts in September, with the early onslaught of video premieres to stoke the fire. And, for the second year in a row, you can see almost all of them in one place at the Snowboard on ... More >>
In 2007, Sender Films began shooting interviews with rock climbers for a then-unnamed documentary about Yosemite National Park. At the time, the Boulder-based production house was already well-established as climbing filmmakers go, with four full-length movies and innumerable shorts to its credit. ( ... More >>
Update: Earlier today, we told you about a late-night shooting at a residence near the intersection of East Colfax and Verbena during which the victim was critically injured. Now, the Denver Police Department has tweeted that the individual has been pronounced dead. As a result, the case is now bei ... More >>
From the 1970s through the late 1990s, Utah's Jeff Lowe was one of climbing's guiding lights, setting new standards for light-and-fast alpinism with ascents in the Himalayas and Alps and helping to establish the sport of modern mixed climbing with his climbs in the mountains of Colorado.. Now 63, Lo ... More >>
Just over three years after 21-year-old Jose Medina, a valet at the now-defunct Rockstar Lounge at 940 Lincoln Street, died after getting struck by a hit-and-run driver, Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill HB14-1191 into law and created the Hit and Run Medina Alert Program, the first of its ... More >>
Sender Films had the story of the year fall into its lap through pure chance. The Boulder-based climbing filmmakers had sent a cameraman to follow the mountain-scaling superteam of Ueli Steck and Simone Moro as they attempted to climb a new route across Everest and its neighboring peak, Lhotse, when ... More >>
The memorial sign dedication ceremony honoring Ah Zet Khan and Za May Khan, two children killed near 14th and Yosemite in a still unsolved March hit and run, is emblematic of numerous disturbing car-pedestrian incidents that have taken place on metro-area roadways of late. And now there's been anoth ... More >>
If it seems to you that the number of homicides in the metro area has gone up since the weather has improved, you're right. There were three this weekend alone, including a fatal shooting at a Denny's near 17th and Federal and a murder-attempted suicide outside a home at 44th and Sherman. The third ... More >>
Only hours prior to the start of the Monday morning commute, a fatal accident took place at one of Denver's busiest surface-street intersections: Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue. One individual involved in the crash died as a result of the collision, while five other people were taken to nearby ... More >>
Denver has suffered a rash of horrific hit-and-runs during the last three weeks or so, including the still-unsolved 14th and Yosemite crash that killed two children and a 13th and Kalamath incident in which Latoya Nelson has been charged with causing the death of Charlie Herrera, 85. The latest? A f ... More >>
Update: At a news conference moments ago, a Denver Police Department spokesman identified the woman arrested in a fatal hit-and-run that took place yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of 13th and Kalamath as Latoya Nelson, thirty. The victim in the case has also been ID'd. He was Charlie Herrera, 8 ... More >>
March 22 was a brutal night -- snow, sleet, chilly temperatures -- and no doubt mom Zu Mar Bee wanted to get her two kids, Za May Khan, eight, and Az Za Khan, five, out of the cold and into the warmth. But she never got the chance. As she crossed the street at 14th and Yosemite at around 7:55 p.m., ... More >>
Next week's edition of The Onion will be the last in Denver, thanks to the Denver Post's decision to stop printing the paper. To mark this awful sign of the times, and to echo Onion CEO Steve Hannah's call for local readers to switch to the web version, we've photo-illustrated and compiled excerpts ... More >>
Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>
File under you know you're in Boulder when....Promoters of the Reel Rock Tour announced last night that tickets for the kickoff of their package tour of the year's best climbing films on Thursday at Chautauqua Auditorium have already sold out, and that there are only about 100 tickets left out of a ... More >>
Medical marijuana users: Colorado again wants your blood. But this time, it's okay to give it up, because Twirling Hippy Confections owner Jessica LeRoux has organized the first Medical Cannabis Community Blood Drive through Bonfils.
If the mountains to the West are the first thing that Denver's visitors notice, the second are all the people standing on corners holding signs? While panhandlers, as they're commonly known, are sheltered by the First Amendment, Denver' sign-fliers are also prohibited from using profanity or being a ... More >>
The 6th annual Reel Rock Film Tour kicks off on Thursday, September 15, at the Boulder Theater, featuring six of the year's most intense climbing documentaries. This week, Boulder's Sender Films and Reel Rock event promoter Big Up Productions released the 2011 lineup and a trailer featuring ... More >>
Big sketch below.Here's proof that self-defense training really pays off: A woman schooled in martial arts reportedly managed to fend off an attacker who'd gotten into her home. Now, the Aurora Police Department is circulating a computer composite of the man, who's suspected of burglary and ... More >>
I was out in Stapleton last night when I found myself with a late-night craving for pupusas, the El Salvadoran staple that looks like a fat corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, pork or vegetables. And since it wasn't practical to drive up to Boulder to Pupusas Sabor Hispano, our pick for Best P ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
Cops were called to CityPub, a watering hole at 3575 South Yosemite Street that's a sibling of CityGrille, early Monday morning, on a report of a "large fight." A fight that left one man dead, according to Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson. The death is being investigated as a homicide, a ... More >>
City Pub's entrance, as seen in 9News coverage.Early this morning, a man died following a fight at City Pub, 3575 South Yosemite -- but Denver Police aren't sure at this writing how it happened or what charges may (or may not) be filed as a result. Here's DPD spokesman Sonny Jackson's descri ... More >>
Mark MangerFogo de Chao unleashed its love of meat on Denver in '09.Dozens of restaurants closed in the metro area over the past year, ranging from such old-timers as the Trail Dust Steak House, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Chez Jose to newcomers like XO, which both opened and closed in 2009. ... More >>
Chopsticks & Sushi, the Asian restaurant and bar at 1630 Welton Street that was the site of a fatal shooting yesterday i, is not connected to Chopsticks China Bistro, the goofily-named restaurant that just moved from South Federal Boulevard to 5117 South Yosemite and is a Jason Sheehan favo ... More >>
Joel WarnerGreenFingers workers tend to their gardenUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn ... More >>
View Larger Map Yesterday morning, a man the Aurora Police Department is now identifying as Baltazar Ramirez-Estrada, 25, was killed during a robbery outside the Bar La Cabana, a venue located on the 1100 block of Yosemite Street. (The venue is captured in the graphic above; if you have any problem ... More >>
View Larger Map The violent deaths continue to stack up -- and they're not waiting for the weekend. Early this morning, Aurora Police Department officers were dispatched to the Bar La Cabana, 1130 Yosemite Street, a venue captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click " ... More >>
Troy Guard's TAG is now open in Larimer Square.RESTAURANT OPENINGS IN MAY Belemonti's Pizzeria, 644 Santa Fe Drive Otto's Grill, 2200 Market Street Pho on 6th, 1312 East Sixth Avenue Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue Buffalo Wild Wings, 15570 West 64th Avenue, Arvada Recovery Room, 819 Colorado Boulev ... More >>
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