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Hickenlooper Signs Executive Order That Regulates Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Westword Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper calls on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to eliminate its backlog of orphaned wells, which pose an environmental risk of soil and groundwater contamination to the state.

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Florida's NRA Lobbyist Sues Miami Retiree for Calling Her an "Old Bag"

Miami New Times

Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association's longtime lobbyist in Florida, basically runs a portion of the state Legislature. She quite literally writes huge portions of state gun laws and commands a cadre of followers whom she orders to vote against those who cross her. She is notorious in Florida political circles for calling lawmakers traitors to the Constitution.

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How to Get Review Stars in Google Search

Vdigital Services

Google Reviews and Star Ratings The way users in Google search results perceive your business can make or break your SEO efforts. A site with an optimized title tag and meta description is much more likely to be clicked on; ho

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What Are the Chances Denver Hosts World Cup 2026 Games?

Westword Denver

Denver is vying for a chance to host games in the 2026 World Cup. Will it succeed?

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Miami Attorney Sues City Over No-Bid David Beckham Proposal for Melreese Country Club

Miami New Times

Before David Beckham's group abruptly ditched plans for a stadium in Overtown, one of the biggest roadblocks to that proposal was an ongoing lawsuit by a local activist who claimed the city broke the rules by agreeing to sell the group public land without bidding for other offers.

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Inside New NRA-Backed Attempt to Kill Boulder's Assault Weapons Ban

Westword Denver

Jon Caldara's federal lawsuit against Boulder's new assault weapons ban isn't the only attempt to shoot down the ordinance. A new complaint filed by the Colorado State Shooting Association (CSSA), among others, and backed by the National Rifle Association takes aim at state court in an attempt to double the prospects of the ordinance being killed.

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Why Big Changes to Red Rocks Aren't Happening...Yet

Westword Denver

On July 24, Denver's Landmark Preservation Commission was scheduled to consider a proposal by Denver Arts & Venues to make significant changes to the planter boxes placed along the edges of the seating section at world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But days before the session, officials canceled the presentation in the face of opposition from the nonprofit citizens group Friends of Red Rocks and plenty of others.

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CBD Fight: Claims, Counterclaims and a Woman Named Swindler

Westword Denver

CBD products are touted for their healing properties. But even they would have a hard time mending the rift that's torn apart a Colorado CBD company, which has dissolved amid dueling lawsuits, with one alleging a scheme to funnel more than $1 million to an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica and the other focusing on $300,000 in missing meds and a series of accused co-conspirators, one of whom is named Natalia Swindler.

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Man Behind Gallagher Amendment Working on Alternative to Tax Plan He Helped Create

Westword Denver

Towering political figure Dennis Gallagher is being called out of retirement to help mend his legacy and save the state's future.

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Sick Time Proponents Threaten to Sue City Secretary Over Signature Count

Dallas Observer

The workers-rights groups behind the push for paid sick leave in Dallas still believe that they turned in more than enough valid signatures to get their cause on Dallas' November ballot. If Dallas City Secretary Billirae Johnson doesn't recount 32,000 signatures deemed previously invalid, the advocates will consider suing Johnson...

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Remembering Johnny Bender of For the Love of Punk and the Gamits

Westword Denver

Denver punk icon Johnny Bender, born Johnny Wilson, died by suicide earlier this week, according to a post from his band, the Gamits.

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Shamir Will Always Be One of a Kind

Westword Denver

Opening for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shamir played his new album Resolution for an enthusiastic crowd at the Gothic Theatre.

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Modest Mouse Replaces Glass Animals at Velorama

Westword Denver

Velorama, the RiNo music festival that's a part of the Colorado Classic bike race, announced today that it would be replacing headliner Glass Animals with Modest Mouse.

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Dee Snider Is Still Twisted

Westword Denver

One of the most newsworthy events in Dee Snider’s life — and he’s had a few, including eloquently addressing the U.S. Senate during the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) hearings and ruling MTV with the rousing video for the quintessential empowerment anthem “I Wanna Rock” — happened on the 405. Yes, the freeway.

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The Chicano Music Hall of Fame Honors Pocho Joe of La Raza Rocks

Westword Denver

When Darold Vigil began hosting KUVO’s La Raza Rocks fifteen years ago under his radio name, Pocho Joe, part of his vision for the weekly show was to highlight what he calls the lost, forgotten and buried treasures of Chicano and Latin rock-based music.

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Prav Grant on the Terrible Glory of a First Concert

Westword Denver

“I can’t say for sure if it was the heat or my nerves."

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How Management Company High Standardz Got Bobby Sessions a Deal With Def Jam

Dallas Observer

When preparation meets opportunity, dreams can become reality. For rapper Bobby Sessions and High Standardz, the management company and record label behind Sessions since he began his solo career, that transformation has begun. In January, social media posts surfaced showing Sessions in a high-rise Manhattan boardroom. There was no indication...

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3 Kings Tavern Owners Take Over the Pit Stop Tavern

Westword Denver

3 Kings Tavern owners Jeff Campbell and Martin Killorin recently bought the Pit Stop, a bar at 5110 West Colfax Avenue.

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Rowan Kerrick Is Finding Her Place in Denver's Music Scene

Westword Denver

Denver artist Rowan Kerrick's heartbreak led to a breakthrough and the creation of her new EP, Foolish.

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Metal Band Hail Satan Has a Message for Nazis: "I Will Eat You"

Westword Denver

Nazis, beware. The goofballs in Hail Satan have a message for you and your bigoted ilk: “I will eat you!”

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Socorro's Will Close by the End of July Because of Rising Rent

Westword Denver

The tiny taqueria at the corner of Broadway and Bayaud will call it quits over rising rents.

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Pony Up Sandwiches French Dips, Outsiders Quotes, French Bulldogs Into One Bar

Westword Denver

This brand new bar from Sheamus Feeley and Angela Neri boasts French dip sandwiches, a long list of rums and a regal French bulldog.

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Three More Breweries, Two in Longmont and One in Fort Collins, Have Shuttered

Westword Denver

Small breweries continue to close across Colorado.

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Babies Get Breast Milk — and Parents Get Advice — at Mothers' Milk Bank

Westword Denver

Milk Bank employees — and researchers around the world — were taken aback after a U.S. delegation at July's World Health Assembly, a United Nations affiliate, tried to dismantle a resolution supporting breast milk over substitutes.

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Whole Sol Gets Ready to Bol Over the Union Station Neighborhood

Westword Denver

A new superfood bar in the Union Station neighborhood opens on July 18 with a big reward for the first 100 customers in line.

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Miami's Five Best Summer Beers

Miami New Times

While the rest of the nation celebrates sandals weather and freedom from 80 layers of clothing, Miamians will spend the next few months desperately trying to escape the city's heat and humidity.

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Great Divide Rolls out Hazy IPA Cans as Part of New Small-Batch Program

Westword Denver

For a Colorado brewery accustomed to dealing in volume, a small run of cans proved somewhat of a challenge.

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From Tosh's Hacienda to the Denver Wrangler to Housing?

Westword Denver

Tosh's Hacienda was the most long-lived tenant at this address.

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Find One of Mexico's Most Unusual Sandwiches at the Cilantro & Perejil Food Truck

Westword Denver

The guajolote sandwich from the mountain town of Tulancingo, Mexico is named for turkeys but contains no turkey. Here's why.

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The Ten Best New Bars of 2018 — So Far

Westword Denver

With 2018 halfway done, we're looking back at six months of thirst-quenching, creative and satisfying drinks in new bars, tap rooms and beer gardens throughout Denver. We're not content to imbibe boring booze or sit in the same tired sports bars. Instead, we're attracted to bold flavors, new ideas, expert...

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A Long Road to Freedom: Director Billy Clift Celebrates The Advocate With Outfest Documentary

Westword Denver

Fear and frustration following the 2016 election fired up director Billy Clift to make his new Outfest documentary, A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years.

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Downtown Target Now Open!

Westword Denver

The opening has been moved up from July 22 to July 18.

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Peter Hurley's Mural Imagines the Greatest Band That Never Played

Westword Denver

What would the most influential classical composer in history say if he heard the greatest jazz musicians of the 21st century?

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Kathy Griffin: From the D-List to the Blacklist to the A-List

Westword Denver

Kicked out of Hollywood and put under investigation by the government and on no-fly lists meant for terrorists after posting a photo on Twitter last year with a "bloody" Trump mask in her hand, comedian Kathy Griffin has recovered amazingly quickly, and turned a terrifying experience completely on its head with her sold-out U.S. tour, which will be in Los Angeles on July 19 and 20.

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Soft and Shallow Dives Deep Into Denver Fashion

Westword Denver

The team behind the fashion magazine will celebrate on July 20 at Melon Gallery.

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Review: Color Brightens New Shows at K Contemporary, Space Gallery

Westword Denver

In the heat of July, these colorful exhibits are an aesthetic eyeful.

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The Gavel Comes Down, the Curtain Goes Up, and It's Showtime in Houston

Houston Press

The bar is set fairly low for the lawyers and judges who pony up fat stacks to get on stage and sing, dance and rap during this annual production that benefits local charities. The big surprise here is that some of these legal eagles are actually quite talented. "The audience...

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After 110 Years of Ups and Downs, a New Coaster Could Take Lakeside to New Heights

Westword Denver

The 110-year-old amusement park has seen its share of ups and downs.

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Keith Garcia Dishes on Five Best Bets at the Sie’s 2018 CinemaQ Film Fest

Westword Denver

CinemaQ founder and Sie FilmCenter chief programmer Keith Garcia makes his picks for the ninth edition of Denver's LGBTQ film festival.

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The 21 Best Events in Denver, July 17 Through July 23

Westword Denver

From dining al fresco to dance festivals and fundraisers, here are the 21 best things to do this week!

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Smile Till Your Face Hurts at Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Phoenix New Times

The film’s half-baked story about a girl trying to live out her slutty, wonderful, deceased mother’s dream of operating a hotel on a Greek island (all set to the music of ABBA) is so thoroughly entertaining and ridiculous that the cast members can’t help but crack into dumb grins at what they’re doing

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It’s Sadly Kind of Perfect That the New Season of GLOW Is Stolen by Marc Maron

Westword Denver

In Season 2, that tension gathers over Sam and Ruth (Alison Brie), a GLOW wrestler/cast member and veteran of discouraging, often humiliating Hollywood casting calls

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Unfriended: Dark Web Kills Its Horror Fun by Believing in the Trolls

Westword Denver

As with most horror films, the cast gets whittled down one by one by the killer, in this case, a cabal of folks in black hoods capable of showing up at the characters’ homes at a moment’s notice — they’re maniacally smart, always 10 steps ahead of the gang

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The Essential Blindspotting Insists That People, Cities and Movies Can’t Be Reduced

Houston Press

The film, like Oakland itself, is forever evolving, always becoming some new thing just when it at last seems to have revealed its full self

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Eugene Jarecki’s The King Loads Elvis and America Into a Wood Chipper Aimed at Your Face

Westword Denver

... It’s as scattered and disorienting as the infamous LP Having Fun With Elvis On Stage, an official cheapie that consisted of nothing but the King’s between-songs ‘70s stage banter

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Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot a Bumpy Ride

Westword Denver

Despite some distracting narrative choices and sketchy character development (especially with Mara’s character, who, of course, turns into a love interest), the film does eventually find its footing

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Mission: Impossible — Fallout Is the Best One Yet

Westword Denver

It's usually a foregone conclusion that when a Hollywood blockbuster movie franchise gets to a sixth entry in the series, it probably won't be that good. It's the sequel law of diminishing returns. But a popcorn-munching optimist can still hope for a sequel that can surprise in unexpected ways. Mission: Impossible — Fallout is that sequel in spades. It elevates the franchise to next-level status — and then some.

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