Westword was born back in 1977, when Denver was booming. Thousands of baby boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, and the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people -- and so little that told them what was happening in their increasingly dynamic city. That’s where Westword came in.

Today, Denver is again booming, welcoming another generation of young adults lured by the climate, the scenery, the country's highest concentration of microbreweries, and, yes, the promise of legal marijuana. More than 1.6 million monthly active users go to westword.com to find stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who’ve won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Now a part of Voice Media Group, Westword also gives back to the city with live events such as the Westword Music Showcase, Denver's biggest single-day music event that presents national headliners as well as scores of Denver’s best local bands, as well as High Style, a cannabis-inspired fusion of fashion, education and wellness. In August, we highlight Denver's favorite food at Tacolandia; in October, we broaden the menu to shine the spotlight on Denver's entire dining scene at Feast.

Four decades after its founding, Westword remains the voice of Denver for faithful readers who appreciate hard-hitting journalism. And better beer.

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