When they needed a model American town for Main Street, USA, Disneyland's designers looked to Old Town in Fort Collins. But Disney was willing to return the favor, in the form of the Big Cowboy who's stood over Federal Boulevard for almost fifty years. In 1955, sculptor John Sutton, who'd done much of the early work at Disneyland, stopped off in Colorado and created the giant fiberglass cowboy guarding the Rustic Ranch trailer park (as well as a frog in Rocky Mountain Park) before moving on to even greater works at the Bronx Zoo. Ride 'em, cowboy.

When they needed a model American town for Main Street, USA, Disneyland's designers looked to Old Town in Fort Collins. But Disney was willing to return the favor, in the form of the Big Cowboy who's stood over Federal Boulevard for almost fifty years. In 1955, sculptor John Sutton, who'd done much of the early work at Disneyland, stopped off in Colorado and created the giant fiberglass cowboy guarding the Rustic Ranch trailer park (as well as a frog in Rocky Mountain Park) before moving on to even greater works at the Bronx Zoo. Ride 'em, cowboy.

Don't get us wrong: We're as sick as you are of Shagman (both the original and his replacement and the original who's back again), Audra, Officer O'Dell and the whole Rocky's Autos commercial crew, including those Detroit hitmen who took forever to get to Denver in this winter's tedious series. That's why Rocky's holiday commercial, which consisted of thirty seconds of a babbling brook and a simple written greeting from Rocky's Autos, came as such a welcome, blessed relief. (A confession: We're also partial to the current Rocky's Autos ad that stars former Westword scribe John Ashton as an attorney who puts Shagman on trial.)

Don't get us wrong: We're as sick as you are of Shagman (both the original and his replacement and the original who's back again), Audra, Officer O'Dell and the whole Rocky's Autos commercial crew, including those Detroit hitmen who took forever to get to Denver in this winter's tedious series. That's why Rocky's holiday commercial, which consisted of thirty seconds of a babbling brook and a simple written greeting from Rocky's Autos, came as such a welcome, blessed relief. (A confession: We're also partial to the current Rocky's Autos ad that stars former Westword scribe John Ashton as an attorney who puts Shagman on trial.)

For those Denverites who are vigilant about land use and transportation planning, lutac.org is the place to vent about everything from traffic to zoning to affordable housing. The site, which was created by Brian Brainerd and is hosted by the Upper Larimer Neighborhood Association, encourages public dialogue -- polite, please -- about the city's Land Use and Transportation Plan (currently under development, and set for release this spring) as well as other hot topics; postings include letters, comments, documents and downright rants from the neighborhood. It's the 21st-century equivalent of the town crier. While talk is cheap, Web postings can be very valuable to the public discourse.
For those Denverites who are vigilant about land use and transportation planning, lutac.org is the place to vent about everything from traffic to zoning to affordable housing. The site, which was created by Brian Brainerd and is hosted by the Upper Larimer Neighborhood Association, encourages public dialogue -- polite, please -- about the city's Land Use and Transportation Plan (currently under development, and set for release this spring) as well as other hot topics; postings include letters, comments, documents and downright rants from the neighborhood. It's the 21st-century equivalent of the town crier. While talk is cheap, Web postings can be very valuable to the public discourse.
Best hair. And best cheekbones. And best eyes. And best wardrobe. And -- well, you get the picture. Libby Weaver is so astoundingly telegenic that it's a wonder the other anchors in town haven't hired Tonya Harding to make sure at least one part of her anatomy looks less than perfect.
Best hair. And best cheekbones. And best eyes. And best wardrobe. And -- well, you get the picture. Libby Weaver is so astoundingly telegenic that it's a wonder the other anchors in town haven't hired Tonya Harding to make sure at least one part of her anatomy looks less than perfect.
Even when KMGH anchor Sean McLaughlin is delivering the latest headlines, his extremely prominent smackers -- which look like the result of several hundred successful collagen treatments -- seem ready for a smooch. Pucker up.

Even when KMGH anchor Sean McLaughlin is delivering the latest headlines, his extremely prominent smackers -- which look like the result of several hundred successful collagen treatments -- seem ready for a smooch. Pucker up.

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