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  • Best Denver Christmas Eve and Christmas Restaurant Dinners
    par Molly Martin le 08/12/2021 à 9:49

    Skip the dishes this year. Give yourself the gift of good food, good times and no cleaning up this Christmas. From multi-course prime rib dinners to traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve specials, there's somewhere for everyone to celebrate — plus […]

  • House Passes Defense Funding Bill Without Marijuana Banking Provision
    par Thomas Mitchell le 08/12/2021 à 6:29

    Now the House has dropped pot banking, too. A new version of the National Defense Authorization Act is moving forward in Congress after weeks of political roadblocks, but marijuana banking won't be going along for the ride. A growing group of lawmakers had been […]

  • A Very Boebert Christmas: Four Sons With Guns
    par Teague Bohlen le 08/12/2021 à 6:02

    Deck the halls with guns and ammo, fa la la la la, la la la la. Nothing says Christmas like assault weapons in front of a tinseled tree. Such are the seasonal sentiments of the modern GOP.…

  • International Snacks at Desert Drinks & Exotics
    par Kristen Kuchar le 08/12/2021 à 5:29

    Now open on South Broadway. If you’re craving Wasabi Doritos and Salted Caramel Pepsi from Japan, Strawberry Cheesecake Oreos from the U.K. or Tropical Fanta from Macedonia, you’re in luck. Desert Drinks & Exotics, located at 1242 South Broadway, opened […]

  • Boulder Eldora Five Skiing Deaths 2021 Update
    par Michael Roberts le 08/12/2021 à 4:22

    The latest deaths took place eight days apart. The tragedies keep coming at Eldora Mountain, the popular Boulder County ski area. The December 7 death of a sixty-year-old man on a run called Hot Dog Alley was the second at the resort in just eight days, and the fifth […]

  • Cheapest Denver Homes for Sale Update
    par Michael Roberts le 08/12/2021 à 3:00

    Denver homes under $250K are a thing of the past. Trying to buy a cheap house in Denver? It's not impossible — as long as you're not scared off by phrases like "Just needs some love," "as is" or "main sewer line needs to be replaced."…

  • Douglas County School Board Dumps Mask Rule Jefferson County Update
    par Michael Roberts le 08/12/2021 à 2:01

    Most of the school-board members at the meeting were unmasked. Douglas County and Jefferson County headed in opposite political directions during the November 2 election regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Douglas County voters chose a slate of […]

  • Local Bands That Went National
    par Jon Solomon le 08/12/2021 à 1:55

    These bands went from Colorado to the mainstream. One look at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s list of past inductees makes it clear that music made in this state, particularly over the last five decades, has captured listeners around the nation and the world. […]

  • Roasted Garlic Margy Strain Review
    par Herbert Fuego le 08/12/2021 à 12:59

    Savory strains are a thing now? There's no denying the allure of Garlic strains. Garlic Juice and GMO are both popular at dispensaries, with GMO one of the trendier varieties in commercial cannabis and home grows alike.…

  • Things to Do in Denver | Food and Restaurants | Westword
    par Westword Staff le 08/12/2021 à 12:58

    Splurge on a truffle dinner. Ramen, truffles, pét-nat and more are on the calendar this week. Kick things off at American Bonded, where a former Sushi Ronin chef is taking over the kitchen for the night with a ramen pop-up.…

  • Sensory-Friendly Production of The Nutcracker Is Accessible for All
    par Alexander Elmore le 08/12/2021 à 12:55

    The Nutcracker is remodeled for those with special needs. The Colorado Conservatory of Dance's sensory-friendly production of The Nutcracker has been a hit since 2014, when it was first presented in an effort to make the holiday classic more accessible for those with […]

  • Alex Dunn's Americana Songs Were Born at Sea
    par John Bear le 08/12/2021 à 12:55

    Alex Dunn's album is influenced by both the sea and Colorado's mountains and plains. Alex Dunn started writing songs on the 58-foot, five-man fishing boats anchored off the coast of southeastern Alaska where he spent fifteen summers as a commercial fisherman. It was a […]

  • Home, Sweat Home: Setting Up a Safe-Camping Site in Denver
    par Conor McCormick-Cavanagh le 08/12/2021 à 12:54

    The Clayton neighborhood site will open December 14. On the first Friday in December, Grey Waletich ran from one group to another in the parking lot of the Denver Human Services building at 3815 Steele Street, sharing details of the day's plan to build out the city's […]

  • Twenty Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week, December 6 to 12
    par Westword Staff le 08/12/2021 à 12:19

    The light and white stuff. After Colorado Gives Day — during which this state's nonprofits collected a record $55 million — organizations will continue to give back with free activities: some holiday-oriented, some educational, some just plain fun. And […]

  • Live Music and Bowling Collide at New Broomfield Music Venue
    par Jon Solomon le 07/12/2021 à 11:14

    Live music and bowling collide at these venues. Before Dani Grant and her husband, Matt Hoeven, took over the Mishawaka Amphitheatre outside Fort Collins in 2010, the couple owned Chipper’s Lanes, a chain of bowling centers in northern Colorado and Broomfield […]

  • Boulder COVID Omicron Community Spread Update
    par Michael Roberts le 07/12/2021 à 9:31

    The variant was detected by the wastewater surveillance system. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed only two cases of the Omicron variant related to COVID-19 in the state; they involve individuals from Arapahoe and Boulder counties who […]

  • Aviation-Themed FlyteCo Brewing Will Take Over Former Stapleton Control Tower
    par Jonathan Shikes le 07/12/2021 à 8:22

    Coming summer 2022. Things are taking off at FlyteCo Brewing, which announced on December 7 that it will take over the high-profile, 17,000-square-foot restaurant space inside the renovated 164-foot tall control tower building at the former Stapleton International […]

  • Eat Here: The 100 Best Denver Restaurants We Can't Live Without
    par Molly Martin le 07/12/2021 à 5:49

    Get hungry. When indoor dining was shut down not once, but twice in 2020, we had a lot of time to reflect on what we loved and missed about restaurants. Our list was long.…

  • Does Colorado Have Any Destination Breweries? Does it Need to?
    par Jonathan Shikes le 07/12/2021 à 5:21

    What's worth driving for? Last October, my wife and I took a bucket-list beer tour of New England. Although we spent plenty of time leaf-peeping, lobster roll-eating and taking in the sights and sounds of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, our entire route was dictated […]

  • After Recount, Larimer County Town's Marijuana Ordinance Still Passed by One Vote
    par Thomas Mitchell le 07/12/2021 à 4:14

    The results were confirmed a month after the election. A month after the November 2 election, Wellington's ballot initiative allowing marijuana sales in the Colorado town has officially passed by one vote. Late unofficial results showed the marijuana initiative falling […]

  • Colorado Crime Victim Service Inequities Report
    par Michael Roberts le 07/12/2021 à 4:10

    The lion's share of funding goes to white-led groups. Leaders of color are substantially underrepresented among victim-services programs that receive nearly all state and federal funds available for such organizations in Colorado. Yet people of color are more likely to […]

  • Colorado COVID Post-Thanksgiving Spike Update
    par Michael Roberts le 07/12/2021 à 2:36

    Totals are up in almost every major category. Colorado's statistics related to COVID-19 saw their first modest decline in months last week. But as we noted in our November 30 post about the data, "spikes related to family gatherings and events during the holiday season […]

  • George Cessna's Album Comes From Hundreds of Hours in the Basement of Hi-Dive
    par Jon Solomon le 07/12/2021 à 1:55

    George Cessna's Lucky Rider drops today. A few weeks after the pandemic shut down music venues around the state in March 2020, George Cessna and Brian Buck, who play together in the band Snakes, went into their practice space in the basement of the hi-dive to write and […]

  • Comedians Andie Main and Jeff Stonic Promote the "Bi-Agenda"
    par John Bear le 07/12/2021 à 1:55

    Not your ordinary standup show. Denver comedians Andie Main and Jeff Stonic adhere to the maxim that everyone is bisexual, but not everyone is brave. The topic is at the forefront of their ongoing comedy show with the tongue-in-cheek title The Bi-Agenda: A Show for the […]

  • Julie Stahnke Aurora Police Domestic Violence Arrest Update
    par Michael Roberts le 07/12/2021 à 1:46

    Stahnke was tasked with finding "morally strong" recruits. Officer Julie Stahnke is a nineteen-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department, where her duties previously included diversifying the force through recruitment — an important task, since the APD is […]

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