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  • African-American Heritage Rodeo of Champions Ropes in a Crowd
    January 16 at 8:46 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    The African-American Heritage Rodeo of Champions, honoring those black cowboys who rode the West, galloped into the National Western Stock Show on MLK Day, filling the Denver Coliseum with bucking broncos, bull riding and calf roping. All photos by…

     
  • Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza at the National Western Stock Show
    January 8 at 6:27 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Long before white settlers came into what would become Colorado, Mexican cowboys were riding the range. To celebrate that heritage, the National Western Stock Show hosted the 24th annual Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza on January 7, filling the Denver…

     
  • Rodeo Warriors at the National Western Stock Show
    January 7 at 9:03 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Although the two weeks of the National Western Stock Show are packed with events, the rodeos — pro rodeos, Mexican rodeos, African-American rodeos — are the major draw for Denver residents. On opening day, January 6, the main event was "Colorado…

     

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  • All Aboard! Train to Winter Park Takes Off From Union Station
    January 5 at 10:28 a.m. by Nicole Daniels

    At 7 a.m. on January 5, skiers and snowboarders got to take the first Winter Park Express train from Union Station to the resort. The train runs every first Friday of ski season and Saturdays and Sundays through March 25. All photos by Nicole…

     
  • Inside the Winter Magic of Dillon Ice Castles
    December 29 at 1:15 a.m. by Anthony Camera

    Dillon Ice Castles, a 25-million-pound spiraling ice structure filled with color-changing lights, fountains, slides and ice tunnels, opened on December 28, 2017. All photos by Anthony Camera.

     
  • Best Denver Street Art of 2017
    December 28 at 10:04 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Over the past few years, Denver has become a hub of street art. City brass embrace murals, businesses commission them, graffiti artists happily turn over their underground chops for legit exposure — and the results make Denver a more beautiful…

     
  • The Best Denver Festival Photos From 2017
    December 27 at 10:50 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    2017 was a busy year for Denver artists, musicians, restaurateurs, brewers and musicians, who expressed themselves at myriad festivals around the metro area. Whether it was crafting a beer, dancing, drawing in chalk or blowing bubbles, Denver…

     
  • Be A Good Person Throws A Good Party!
    December 23 at 6:25 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Everyone was dressed for success when local clothing brand Be A Good Person threw its second annual A Good Party: Ugly Sweater Edition at the Church on December 21. All photos by Kenneth Hamblin III.

     
  • Impact Toy Drive Packs a Wallop
    December 22 at 3:01 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    On Sunday, December 17, Denver nonprofit Impact organized its seventh annual toy drive at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom and wrapped thousands of gifts that were passed out on Friday, December 22, to Colorado families in need. All photos by…

     
  • Street Art in Denver We Love Right Now
    December 20 at 5:07 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    The weather might be getting colder, but that hasn't stopped Denver artists from working outside. Here are a few new – and a couple of not so new – murals around town. All photos by Kenzie Bruce.

     
  • The Best Tattoos in Denver in 2017
    December 19 at 6:47 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Get out enough, and you're bound to see some incredible tattoos in Denver. Everywhere from concerts to conventions, Denverites showed off their magnificent ink. Here are some of the best pieces we saw.

     
  • The Force Is With Incredible Art Gallery
    December 18 at 10:22 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Incredible Art Gallery celebrated Star Wars: The Last Jedi with an art exhibit December 15 through 17. On display were works by artists Christopher Clark, Ric Yancey and Matt Achziger celebrating Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and

     
  • The Best Denver Costumes of 2017
    December 16 at 1:29 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Is Denver the best-dressed city in the U.S.? No? Well, you could have fooled us. Between 1940s balls, Denver Comic Con, Pride, May the Sith and more, we've seen a bevy of eye-catching and industriously tailored costumes in 2017. Here are some of…

     
  • Disney on Ice in Skyline Park Couldn't Have Been Cuter
    December 7 at 3:31 p.m. by Nicole Daniels

    Preschool-aged kids took to the Skyline Park ice rink on December 6, 2017, to learn to ice skate with the help of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and performers from Disney on Ice. All photos by Nicole Daniels.

     
  • Have a Very Merry Krampus Christmas at 13th Floor!
    December 7 at 1:54 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    What's more terrifying than shopping at a mall during the holiday season? Krampus, the Christmas demon! Creators of the Krampus: A Haunted Christmas attraction imagined Krampus stealing all children, good and bad. The attraction runs December 8 and…

     
  • Getting Into the Swing of Things at the 1940s White Christmas Ball
    December 2 at 10:08 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Party-goers enjoyed a blast from the past at the 1940s White Christmas Ball at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver on Saturday, December 2. The annual charity event is always one of the highlights of the holiday season, and the 2017 bash was no…

     
  • Denver Flea Unwraps the 2017 Holiday Flea
    December 2 at 11:40 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Want to scratch your shopping itch? The Denver Flea kicked off its Holiday Flea with a bash on December 1, a party preview of the wares from local businesses and artisans filling the old Sports Castle at 1000 Broadway with all sorts of crafts, food…

     
  • Pets Visit Santa at Paws & Claws
    November 29 at 1 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Pet lovers took their dogs and cats to the Santa Photo Experience's weekly event, Paws & Claws, on Wednesday, November 29, to visit the big man himself. Every Wednesday night from 4 to 7 p.m. until December 20, you can do the same, at 6155 South…

     
  • Mod Livin' Opens New Location in RiNo
    November 27 at 3:26 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Mod Livin' has been a mod mainstay at 5327 East Colfax Avenue for more than a decade. On Small Business Saturday, the enterprise got bigger when it opened a second location, Mod Livin' RiNo, at 2936 Larimer Street. All photos by Brandon Marshall.

     
  • The Hottest Outfits at the Small Business Saturday Fashion Show
    November 27 at 1:10 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Colorado420girls and Spectra Art Space hosted a fashion show on Saturday, November 25, 2017, as part of Small Business Saturday. All photos by Kenneth Hamblin III.

     

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