When we shared our latest post about alleged pot profiling, keyed to a lawsuit against the Idaho State Patrol by a man who says he was pulled over because of his Colorado license plates, we asked readers if they'd experienced anything similar. The response was huge and the stories were many. Here are five examples.
To mark Colorado Craft Beer week, Governor John Hickenlooper hosted a celebration of the $826 million craft-beer industry at the Governor's Mansion last Friday, where he also displayed the building's new beer taps -- paid for by the Colorado Brewers Guild -- while Mason Tvert, father of Amendment 64, protested the governor's hypocritical stance on pot outside the manse that he accused Hickenlooper of turning into Animal House.
But will Colorado's cannabis industry get the chance to mirror Colorado's craft-beer industry?More »
Movoto, the "real estate made easy" site that also makes it really easy to hype its lists, recently revealed "10 Things Only People From Denver Will Understand." But many people from Denver didn't understand a number of inclusions: "I'm native Denver, I don't own fleece, smoke weed or snowboard. I like Coors, Jim Beam and Rock and Roll. Screw this list!!," wrote one. And others didn't understand why Westword was so quick to jump at the bait and create its own post on Movoto's list: "This article is stupid!," says a reader.
Yes, that was Amendment 64's author Mason Tvert -- not John Belushi -- standing outside the Governor's Mansion last Friday in a bedsheet toga, complaining that John Hickenlooper was turning the place into an Animal House knock-off by installing a draft system that dispenses Colorado craft beers, liquid assets from what's become an $826 million a year industry in this state. But the staged brewhaha seemed to miss an important point: If Hick is celebrating beers, doesn't that make him a prime candidate for Delta Tau Chi -- and Tvert the party pooper?
While Colorado fans have been waving the flag -- which only ranked twelfth in a national list of the best state flags, we've been buried in producing the Best of Denver, our annual celebration of everything we love about living in this state. Our thirtieth anniversary issue will hit the streets (and the web) late tomorrow.
One of the things we love about living in Colorado? Smart readers, who take the time to really consider issues and then send clever comments like this one from Matt:More »
Our post on the death of notorious Westboro Baptist Church leader and funeral protester Fred Phelps stirred up a lot of emotions in readers -- no surprise there.
But among all the voices bidding him good riddance, more than a few people argued that the best way to bury the memory of Fred Phelps was to rise above his hatemongering.More »