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  • Tube to Work Day Is Back
    July 19 at 12 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Today, Friday, July 19, was a totally tubular day to be a Boulder professional, as people celebrated the fifth annual Tube to Work Day. This event, originally slated for July 12, was delayed a week over high-water safety concerns. The one-of-a-kind…

     
  • Thousands Rally Outside Aurora Immigrant Detention Center
    July 14 at 8:35 a.m. by Erin McCarley

    More than a thousand people met outside the immigrant detention center in Aurora — which is operated by private prison company GEO Group through a contract with ICE — on Friday, July 12, for what began as a candlelight vigil to call attention to…

     
  • Outdoor Retailer Is Back!
    June 19 at 2:04 p.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Outdoor Retailer, North America’s largest outdoor industry trade show, is well under way. In town until June 20, hundreds of exhibitors are gathered for the leading business-to-business event in the industry. This week, brands, retailers, reps,…

     

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  • Denver Pride Parade Arrives at Civic Center Park
    June 16 at 6:11 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    On June 16, the second day of Denver PrideFest, the Pride Parade marched from Cheesman Park to Civic Center Park, where the celebration continued.

     
  • Over the Rainbow: PrideFest Returns to Denver
    June 15 at 4:04 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    PrideFest 2019, which kicked off June 15 in Civic Center Park, has particular resonance this year, since it commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall. The celebration continues on June 16, starting at 9:30 a.m. with the Pride Parade, which…

     
  • Smokin Gun Celebrates Third Anniversary With a Smokin' Speakeasy
    May 11 at 6:37 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The Smokin Gun Apothecary celebrated its third anniversary with a speakeasy-themed bash next door at T-Bar in Shotgun Willie's on May 9. complete with a CBD-infused glass of bubbles to toast the late-night dispensary. Glendale mayor Mike Dunafon…

     
  • Inside Diana Lee's End-of-Life Celebration
    May 8 at 6:06 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    On the last Sunday in April, Diana Lee hosted about thirty people at her hunting-lodge-themed home in Loveland. The occasion was festive, with a spiral ham, cheese fondue and a performance by a local musician. Dressed in a pink long-sleeved shirt…

     
  • All Aboard! After Years of Delays, G Line Chugs Into Town
    April 28 at 6:24 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    The G Line spent years as a sort of punchline; the train that was meant to connect Denver and Arvada hit so many snags during construction, its launch was delayed by several years. So commuters were overjoyed when RTD announced that the G Line was…

     
  • Denver's 420 Festival Lights Up Civic Center Park
    April 21 at 7:40 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Denver played host to many celebrations for the 4/20 holiday on Saturday, April 20, but nothing gathers cannabis lovers like the annual party at Civic Center Park. Although public pot consumption is illegal, that didn't stop thousands from lighting…

     
  • Extinction Rebellion Activists Stage Funeral and "Die-in" at DeGette's Office, 9News
    April 18 at 9:59 a.m. by Erin McCarley

    In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion activities in the U.K. and around the world, Denver Extinction Rebellion activists led a "Funeral Procession for the Earth" from Congresswoman Diana DeGette's office to 9News headquarters to protest the news…

     
  • Getting Trippy at BEYOND With the International Church of Cannabis
    April 11 at 7:50 a.m. by Jake Cox

    The International Church of Cannabis hired renowned Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel three years ago to paint the congregation area in honor of Elevationism, the church's resident faith, as the church prepared to debut on April 20, 2017. To…

     
  • Deen Ween's Honey Pot Lounge Brings Dabs and Music to South Broadway
    April 8 at 8:08 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Denver's second licensed cannabis lounge was reborn Friday, April 5, and Saturday April 6, when Dean Ween's Honey Pot Lounge opened to the public. Ween frontman Dean Ween even popped by to check out his new hangout, formerly know as Vape and Play.…

     
  • Jared Polis Becomes a Rock Star at NoCo Hemp Expo
    March 29 at 11:41 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    After five years in Loveland, the NoCo Hemp Expo moved to Denver in 2019, and it brought a full house. Even Governor Jared Polis was in on the action, speaking to a room jammed with hemp business owners before touring the expo hall — and the…

     
  • Yoga Protest at Gardner's Office Symbolizes Senator's Changing "Positions"
    March 23 at 2:25 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Activists are known to protest in front of Republican Senator Cory Gardner's Denver office. But ProgressNow Colorado, Colorado Common Cause and Stop Healthcare Sabotage did things a little differently on Friday, March 22. Between noon and 1 p.m.,…

     
  • John Hickenlooper Kicks Off Presidential Campaign at Civic Center Rally
    March 8 at 1:33 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    John Hickenlooper kicked off his campaign for president at Civic Center Park on March 7, standing between Denver City Hall, where he served as mayor, and the State Capitol, where he just finished his second term as Colorado governor. Now he's…

     
  • 9News's Kathy Sabine
    February 5 at 12 p.m. by Westword Staff

    9News forecaster Kathy Sabine details the road that led to her quarter-century run as one of Denver TV's biggest stars and her uncertain future with the station. Here's a brief look at some of her 25 years and the station...and a few images from…

     
  • Good Boy! More Than 900 Golden Retrievers Prance on Golden
    February 4 at 9:11 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    On Sunday, February 3, around 900 golden retrievers walked across the Washington Avenue bridge in downtown Golden. Organized by Visit Golden, the city’s tourism marketing entity, the event was a promotion for the quaint town and a celebration of…

     
  • Denver Pot Community Celebrates Art, Instagram and Doobs
    January 28 at 8:12 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Hydroponic and garden store chain Cultivate Colorado brought together art, social media and the cannabis community over the weekend, hosting 'Erb. Art. Drink. at Skylight in the Art District on Santa Fe on Saturday, January 26. Guests could toke…

     
  • Denver Marade Honors Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr.
    January 22 at 8:07 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Donald Trump might have only spent a few minutes at the MLK memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 21, but Denver did the late civil-rights leader justice at the 2019 Marade. Politicos including Mayor Michael Hancock, Governor Jared Polis…

     
  • Smash the Patriarchy! Women March on Denver
    January 19 at 6:31 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Continuing a tradition born from the 2016 presidential election, women in Denver gathered in solidarity to march, holding signs decrying the patriarchy and the current presidential administration. The annual event, now dubbed the Womxn's March,…

     

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