• Why Local Students Marched for Gun Control
    March 15 at 12:19 p.m. by Erin McCarley

    More than 500 students, parents, politicians and community supporters stood up for student safety against school shootings on Wednesday, March 14, in Golden. They joined students in Denver and around the country in walkouts yesterday to honor…

  • Rally Called for Mayor Hancock's Resignation, City Council Investigation
    March 7 at 11:24 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Demonstrators gathered in front of the City and County Building on March 7 demanding that Mayor Hancock resign and that the Denver City Council investigate the sexually suggestive text messages that the mayor admitted to having sent to Detective…

  • Private Pot Club Tetra 9 Creates a Spark in RiNo
    March 7 at 9:27 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Tetra 9 Private Lounge and Garden blazed into Denver in late February, becoming one of the city's few places to consume cannabis socially. Although unregulated by the City of Denver because it's a private club, Tetra 9 is open and running at 3039…


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  • High-Flying Fun at Hella Big Air
    March 5 at 11:53 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Anyone in Colorado missing the Winter Olympics didn't have to wait long for another high-flying competition in snow. On March 3, dozens of snowboarders and skiers competed for a $10,000 prize at 10 Barrel Brewing Co.'s Hella Big Air competition at…

  • Ranchers Bid Big for Bison at City of Denver's Annual Auction
    March 2 at 5:38 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Thirty-four bison were auctioned off at Genesee Bison Ranch on March 2, 2018. The City of Denver, which acquired Genesee Park in 1912, home to large herds, has held the auction every year since 1985. The priciest bison weighed 578 pounds and sold…

  • Inside the Coffee Joint, Denver's First Licensed Pot Lounge
    March 2 at 4:48 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The Coffee Joint will be the first licensed cannabis lounge in the United States after receiving approval for a Cannabis Consumption Establishment license by the City of Denver on February 25. Although it won't be open for pot use for about two…

  • Terrapin Care Station Celebrates Expansive Remodel
    March 1 at 10 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Terrapin Care Station owner Chris Woods, his employees and members of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon on Thursday, March 2, celebrating the renovation and reopening of Terrapin's dispensary at 11091 East Mississippi Avenue in Aurora.…

  • The People of Artopia 2018
    February 24 at 10:55 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    The weather outside was chilly, but the sold-out Artopia filled The Church with plenty of hot art and art fans on February 23, 2018. All told, Westword's annual celebration of art, culture and fashion was quite a party! All photos by Kenneth…

  • Changes in the Platte Valley Plan Could Make Sun Valley the Next Big Thing
    February 22 at 12:20 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Will Sun Valley be the next big thing in Denver development? The area is right by a light-rail stop and just to the west of the Platte Valley, which is part of the Downtown Area Plan now being considered for an update. Here are photos of some of…

  • Lie-in at Capitol Calls for Gun Reform After Parkland School Shooting
    February 21 at 2:53 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    For three minutes starting at noon on Wednesday, February 21, seventeen protesters with Colorado Ceasefire, a group that rallies against gun violence, participated in a "lie-in" at the State Capitol. The protesters each represented a person who was…

  • Gender-Based Violence Protested at One Billion Rising March
    February 18 at 2:33 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    On Saturday, February 17, 2018, protesters took to the streets to raise awareness about gender-based violence. The One Billion Rising march included a drum circle, a dance mob, a performance of the Vagina Monologues, and speeches by local poets and…

  • Mason Jar Winter 2.0 Sets the Table for Cannabis Creativity
    February 18 at 8:02 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Mason Jar Winter 2.0 filled Space Gallery on February 15, 2018, with a business-to-business seasonal cannabis-pairing dinner prepared by chef Daniel Asher, with displays by Steepfuze Coffee, GreenMed, Canyon Cultivation, Jane West, Olio, Verra…

  • Valentine's Day: Love Was in the Air at the Denver Clerk's Office
    February 15 at 5:59 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Wed alert! The City of Denver supports free love, at least on Valentine's Day. A record 103 couples tied the knot at the Denver Clerk and Recorder's Office on February 14, 2018, when the city offered free wedding ceremonies at the Wellington Webb…

  • Diving Into the Cannabis Biz at the NCIA Seed to Sale Show
    February 8 at 11:23 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The National Cannabis Industry Association is needed elsewhere more now than it was in 2014, when Colorado and Washington were the only states with legalized retail cannabis. One of legal pot's most well-known trade groups continues to give Denver…

  • Women Learn Self-Defense at Aurora Gun Range
    February 6 at 1:26 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Women Protection Services hosted self-defense classes for women at The Firing Line in Aurora from Monday, January 26, through Friday, February 2. Classes will be offered again in May, along with concealed-carry classes. All photos by Brandon…

  • Empowerment and Joint Rolling at the Women Grow Leadership Summit
    February 3 at 10:48 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Women Grow has become one of the largest trade groups in the cannabis industry since launching in 2015. The organization's leadership summit, held annually in Denver, brought together hundreds of entrepreneurs on Thursday, February 1, and Friday,…

  • Marijuana and Marriage Meet at Cannabis Wedding Expo
    January 30 at 6:11 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The Cannabis Wedding Expo, which unpacked dozens of vendors in Lafayette on January 28, showed that marijuana and marriage might be made for each other. All photos by Jacqueline Collins

  • Faces of the 2018 Women's March in Denver
    January 22 at 1:10 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Our president isn't the only person fascinated with crowd size. Coverage of the 2018 Women's Marches around the country mostly comprised aerial shots of the ginormous crowds that had gathered to protest Donald Trump's first year in office. But who…

  • Gay Christian Conference Celebrates Differences in Denver
    January 21 at 9:11 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Being a gay Christian might seem oxymoronic these days, but organizers behind the Q Christian Fellowship Conference, which was in Denver January 18 through 21, say there is space for LGBTQ individuals in the faith. The conference aimed to unite…

  • Denver Shows Up for the 2018 Women's March
    January 21 at 8:33 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Thousands of men and women took to downtown Denver on Saturday, January 20, to protest Donald Trump's first year in office. Last year's march pre-dated the #MeToo movement, which seems to have given protesters this year new momentum. All photos by…



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