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The 1965 Flood: How Denver's Greatest Disaster Changed the City

1 year ago by Alan Prendergast
Those who lived through it will tell you that the spring of 1965 was not like other springs in eastern Colorado. From Fort Collins to La Junta, the land shuddered and groaned, afflicted with mini-earthquakes and baby twisters, freak hailstorms and gale-force winds. But to say people should have paid...
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Photos: Ten Best Cities for Liberals -- Including Those Supposedly Better Than Boulder

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
Think Boulder's the ultimate destination for liberals in America? Livability.com disagrees. Yes, Boulder made the site's list of ten best cities for liberals, but several places finished ahead of it. Do you agree with the picks? Find out by counting down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring excerpts from Livability text...
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Get the Edge on winter fun in Colorado!

3 years ago by Colin Bane
New ski terrain, massive capital improvement projects, and an eye toward training top athletes for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games will have every ski area in Colorado looking to the future this season, while important anniversaries like the 100th birthday of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club serve as fun...
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Gay soldiers attacked in CO Springs, mayor rejects resolution denouncing hate crimes

5 years ago by Michael Roberts
According to Charles Irwin, executive director of Colorado Springs Pride Center, two of the five gay people recently attacked at a fast-food restaurant in the city were soldiers. Nonetheless, neither the mayor nor the city council will sign a hate-crime-denouncing resolution prompted by the assault, and neither will they issue...
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Get the edge on winter fun with The Edge!

4 years ago by Colin Bane
Some of Colorado's favorite ski resorts will mark big anniversaries this season, and you're invited to the party with The Edge, our annual insider's guide to all of Colorado's ski and snowboarding destinations. Copper Mountain turns forty, Vail and Steamboat celebrate fifty years in business, and Loveland is entering its...
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The Edge: Westword's winter activities guide helps you sort out the 2011-2012 season

5 years ago by Colin Bane
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it all out, we...
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Charlie Sheen's lack of charges: Only in Aspen?

7 years ago by Alan Prendergast
Last time I checked, Aspen was still nominally associated with the rest of Colorado. But its legal system sometimes has about as much to do with what happens elsewhere in the state as, well, the microstate of Liechtenstein has to do with Madagascar--not much. And that's plenty of reason for...
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Only lottery winners can cover Charlie Sheen hearing

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
If you're a reporter who thinks covering Charlie Sheen's court appearance in Aspen on January 20 will be like winning the lottery, you're right. It'll be exactly like winning the lottery. The Aspen Police Department has determined that the members of the media allowed in the sixty-person capacity courtroom during...
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CELLS PITCH

22 years ago by Andy Van De Voorde
Supersalesman Joe Vaughn arrived on Springfield's main street late last year determined to sell the plains town on the economic benefits of building a privately financed prison west of the Baca County fairgrounds. It was a familiar sales pitch for Vaughn, an Indiana-based promoter who has cut deals for rent-a-prisons...
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Best of Denver Winners from 1998

9 years ago by Sean Cronin
In 1998, Westword published its fifteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Local Girl Made Good (Pam Grier, an East High grad and ’70s star suddenly back in fashion with Jackie Brown) to Best Game: Super Bowl XXXII, that day in January...

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