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Ken McGill left jail behind, but he can't escape the stroke he suffered there

3 years ago by Joel Warner
Jen McCracken was watching television when the phone rang that evening. The call was from the Jefferson County Detention Facility, where her husband, Ken McGill, had been incarcerated since July for a DUI. Ken would often call from the jail, leaving her short, sweet messages when she wasn't around, asking...
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At Forty Years, Govnr's Park Tavern Is a Neighborhood Sports Bar for the Ages

5 days ago by Sarah McGill
I've spent many a happy hour at Govnr's Park Restaurant & Tavern — most of them when I first moved to Denver. It was the place to be for any girl in her twenties who wanted to hang out with the bros, meet new bros, watch sports, hang out with other...
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William's Tavern: Come as You Are in Uptown

2 months ago by Sarah McGill
In a city searching for authenticity and identity amid the constant barrage of shiny condo buildings springing up out of the skeletons of old hospitals and storefronts, new breweries opening on a seemingly daily basis, and a plethora of hipster restaurants opening in old warehouses, neighborhood bars are comforting reminders...
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A Great Skate

4 years ago by Colin Bane
The new Arvada Skate Park, which opened a few months ago, gets an official ribbon-cutting today when pro skaters Mike McGill (originator of the inverted 540-degree McTwist spin), 21-time X Games medalist Andy Macdonald and women's skating superstars Cara-Beth Burnside and Mimi Knoop drop in to demonstrate how to make...
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Skater Stories

5 years ago by Colin Bane
Stacy Peralta helped shape both skateboarding and pop culture, first as a '70s-era skater with the Zephyr team, and later as the man behind the camera for a series of Bones Brigade videos starring the skater army he assembled, including Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero...
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Five reasons to go see skateboard legend and filmmaker Stacy Peralta today

5 years ago by Colin Bane
Stacy Peralta, a '70s-era skateboarding legend in his own right -- and co-founder of the Powell Peralta Bones Brigade skateboarding team that included Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill and dozens of the top pro skaters of the '80s and '90s -- will be the featured...
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Alps in Rosso at Osteria Marco

8 years ago by Nancy Levine
Yes, Denver, there is a Santa Claus. And if you still need to get in the holiday spirit, this cocktail will take you there — fast. Osteria Marco's Alps in Rosso ($9), made with Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka, house-infused rosemary gin, Leopold Brothers' Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur, Strega...
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New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Walk Off the Earth, tickets on sale this Friday morning

3 years ago by Team Backbeat
Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this...
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New Denver concerts: Mogwai, Brother Ali, White Denim, tickets on sale this weekend

3 years ago by Backbeat
Mogwai, which is slated to release its eighth album, Rave Tapes , on Sub Pop in January, will be making its way back to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, May 20. Tickets ($25/$30) go on sale Saturday, November 9, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to...
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Moving Pictures: Iuengliss, Tauntaun, Paper Bird, Hot Congress, John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light

8 years ago by Dave Herrera
Behold our latest weekly feature: Moving Pictures. Like a slideshow, only with sound and motion, Moving Pictures is basically just a quick highlight reel of the things we saw during the week or, in this case, over the weekend. This first edition features clips from yet another extraordinary weekend for...

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