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Flood Safety: From Governor Hickenlooper and FEMA

Anita Thompson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver
Anita Thompson

It is the worst since the Big Thompson Flood of 1976. Raging late-summer storms overwhelmed the Rocky Mountain canyons, which gushed water into urban ...

Colorado Distiller's Festival - September 8, 2013

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 11.09.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Like one of those great old episodes of Reading Rainbow where Levar Burton visits some highly educational location, this week Joel and Ron take a trip to Rackhouse Pub inside Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey distillery to learn all about Colorado's craft spirits boom, which will be celebrated next month at the third annual Colorado Distillers Festival.

What Would Jesus Do to Help Homeless Youth?

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

My hope in writing this post is that we can all enter into a healthy conversation about faith based organizations and homeless services. I strongly be...

Using Employment and Education to Help Homeless Youth: Interview with Urban Peak

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I was introduced to Urban Peak's work fighting youth homelessness in Denver during Invisible People's 2nd national road trip. To be honest, it was a l...

Yes, It's True: The Polyphonic Spree Make a Proof Positive Statement

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The Polyphonic Spree have been on my peripheral to-do list for a while, but it was only after seeing what alum Annie Clark was capable of accomplishing that the deal was sealed. Discovering this euphonic odd-yssey for the first time was sort of a mixed blessing.

Drink 'Em While It's Hot: Top 5 Summer-Only Colorado Brews

Liftopia | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel

Colorado is known for many things, but perhaps its most quaffable quirk is its love of beer. Even though there aren't quite enough breweries in Colorado to try a new brew each sunny day, there are more than 160 breweries in the Centennial State, so we're getting there.

Why Are the Old Guys So Scared of Hillary?

Pat Waak | Posted 09.24.2013 | Denver
Pat Waak

Has there ever been a woman who strikes fear in the heart of men like Hillary Clinton? I would find it really amusing, if it wasn't so irritating, that so many grown mean are out there flapping their arms, throwing around money, and say absolutely stupid things about age and ability.

It's a Bug's Life: 5 Incredible Insectariums

MiniTime | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

Would you bug out if a tarantula crawled up your arm? Could you eat a fried dragonfly or a cicada kabob? Step inside five of the nation's top insectariums, where spiders, roaches and beetles take center stage.

Von Miller's Silence

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In many ways, it was the same Von Miller: Diamond stud earrings, the retro, 70s-style sunglasses, a casual way of breaking the ice...

WATCH: Inspiring, Beautiful, 'Breathless' Denver

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.22.2013 | Denver

TEDxMileHigh calls it "Denver's highlight reel." The duo behind it describe their work simply as "A short film about the people, the places, and the h...

Downsizing: "Less" Can Be "More"!

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver
Sylvia Forrest

This was another fixer-upper: four usable floors and a carriage house, totaling over 5,000 square feet. Once again, we did a lot of work to the home, and made a profit when we sold. Can you guess what we bought next?

Cities and States Should Learn From Edward Snowden

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Donald Cohen

On May 20, 29-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden boarded a plane to Hong Kong and launched a national conversation about government surveillance. But it also exposed what happens when important government functions are outsourced to for-profit companies.

A New Home: Accepting Ourselves and Others

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents
Sylvia Forrest

Finding the right atmosphere for both of our children has been an exciting and gratifying process. Along the way, we have always reassured them that they are wonderful just as they are, and that one day they would come to see themselves as we see them: Perfect in their imperfections.

World Youth Day: Twenty Years Ago

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

When I speak about WYD, I compare it to an elephant, one you gently prod to move where you'd like it to go, but knowing at any moment it could overpower you. If we knew how big WYD would become, we would have been afraid.

Why We Need to Elect Betsy Markey to the Office of Colorado State Treasurer

Pat Waak | Posted 08.24.2013 | Denver
Pat Waak

You might think the Colorado State Treasurer's position is not particularly exciting. Don't be fooled.

I'm With Stupid: Todd's 15 Minutes of Something Less Than Fame

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver
Todd Hartley

Regular readers of this column know that we here at "I'm With Stupid" take things seriously -- so seriously, in fact, that we've now won two Colorado Press Association awards for serious column writing. Seriously.

5 Fab and Free Food Factory Tours

MiniTime | Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel

(photo: sporst/Flickr Creative Commons) Ever wonder how your favorite candy or snack is made? Food factories all over the country invite visitors be...

Colorado Rebrands Itself

John M. Eger | Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver
John M. Eger

The State of Colorado advertises itself as the home of "creative industries". While statistics are fuzzy, the National Assembly of State Art Agenci...

Colorado Rebrands Itself as a Creative Place to Live and Work

John M. Eger | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The State of Colorado advertises itself as the home of "creative industries". While statistics are fuzzy, the National Assembly of State Art Agenci...

Spend, Baby, Spend!

Luis Toro | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

The last session of the Colorado legislature saw the passage of many historic bills on topics from civil unions to election administration and much more. It was striking, however, to see that the history-making changes did not extend to regulation of Colorado's oil and gas industry.

America's Best French Fries

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A disappointing french fry is hard to come by, but which eateries make the cut as America's finest potato-handlers?

10 Alternative Memorial Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the official kick-off of the summer season. When that Friday hits, thousands of beac...

2013 Denver Renters' Guide: Neighborhood Wars, Part 1

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 07.14.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week, co-hosts Vanessa Martinez and Ron Doyle ask local real-estate maven Rachel Hultin of Urban Niche Realty to school us on the uber-competitive rental-housing market as Vanessa launches her search for a new home.

Denver Rehab Businessman Fears Kids Will Inject Marijuana

Russ Belville | Posted 07.13.2013 | Denver
Russ Belville

When you battle drug prohibitionists long enough you're bound to read some crazy things.

America's Best City for Transgendered Anti-Marijuana Mascots

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Is Denver the best city in America to start a "Best City" list? Or raise a transgendered child? Or have second thoughts about legalized marijuana? Or select a new school mascot? We bring back the newsy bits this week to answer all of these questions and more.