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Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado — But Only If You're a U.S. Citizen

12 days ago by Joel Warner
Claudia didn’t think anything was wrong when United States Customs and Border Protection agents flagged her for an in-depth security screening after the early-morning flight from her native Chile landed at Los Angeles International Airport early on October 8, 2015. “It’s normal,” she says. “Sometimes the officers review people.” Besides,...
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Rock and Roll, Harleys and Happily Ever After: Denver Music Couple Hits the Road

16 days ago by Mariah Taylor
In the 1980s and '90s, the Denver band Ironwood Rain “turned some heads,” according to former frontman Scotte Burns. He talks about his years of making music without remorse, shedding no tears when describing the fact that music is no longer a part of his life. For Scotte, navigating downtown has...
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The Fourteen Most Promising New Restaurants of 2016 — So Far

3 months ago by Westword
We're halfway through 2016 and new restaurants keep piling up (there were 23 openings in June alone). Great eateries have popped up everywhere from Lyons to the southern suburbs, so it's not just central Denver that's experiencing the boom — and that's great news for residents of outlying neighborhoods and...
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Beer Calendar: Tappings at Strange Craft, Baere, Locavore and Black Project

3 months ago by Jonathan Shikes
Everyone screamed for ice cream after New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s teamed up on their first beer collaboration last year, so the two like-minded companies are planning another one for this fall. "Inspired by one of Ben & Jerry’s smash hits, New Belgium has developed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough...
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How a Citizen Revolt Snuffed the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics

3 months ago by Alan Prendergast
Tucked away in the archives of the Denver Public Library is a fourteen-minute film called “The Denver Olympic Story.” An introductory note claims that it dates from 1964, but the contents indicate that it was put together much later, around 1969. It is, in any case, an artifact of a...
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An Unbelievable Story of Rape: How Colorado Cops Solved a Washington Crime

MARCH 12, 2009 LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender. She was eighteen years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Rarely do misdemeanors draw notice. Her case was one of 4,859 filed in 2008...
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Burgers, Flautas and Goat: Three Mexican Restaurants Obsessed With One Dish

5 months ago by Mark Antonation
What’s in a name? The sign above a restaurant’s door can often tell you all you need to know, especially if you’re the kind of eater who would rather savor a particular dish than spread your appetite across a broad, rambling menu. Some eateries are single-minded in their dedication to...
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Ethan Hawke Embodies Chet Baker, but Born to Be Blue Proves Too Familiar

6 months ago by Serena Donadoni
The Chet Baker portrayed by Ethan Hawke in Robert Budreau’s misty biopic Born to Be Blue is midway between beauty and ruin. Behind him are the 1950s, when his easy virtuosity and matinee-idol looks swiftly took Baker from Charlie Parker’s sideman to major player on Dick Bock’s Pacific Jazz label...
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Meet the Five Richest Coloradans

8 months ago by Michael Roberts
A little over a year ago, we introduced you to the five richest Coloradans according to their position on the Forbes 400. At first glance, the updated Forbes list is unchanged; the same five people appear on the roster, and in the same order. However, there have been some shifts in...
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Robert Lehnert, 94-Year-Old WWII Hero, Accused of Sex Assault on 73-Year-Old

8 months ago by Michael Roberts
News that a 94-year-old man had been accused of sexual assault against a 73-year-old victim was shocking enough. Even more startling, though, is the identity of the arrestee. retired Marine Colonel Robert C. Lehnert, a World War II hero who was a key figure in a documentary narrated by Greatest...

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