Westword was born back in 1977, when Denver was booming.
Thousands of Baby Boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, and the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people — and so little that told them what was happening in their increasingly dynamic city. That’s where Westword came in.
Today, Denver is again booming, welcoming another generation of young adults lured by the climate, the scenery, the country’s highest concentration of microbreweries, and, yes, the promise of legal marijuana. More than 1.6 million active users go to westword.com every month to find stories on everything from politics to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and writers who’ve won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
Westword also gives back to the city with live events such as Artopia, our annual celebration of the arts, and the Westword Music Showcase, which every summer brings national headliners and scores of Denver’s best local bands to a dozen venues in the Golden Triangle. In August, we highlight Denver’s favorite food at Tacolandia; in September, we broaden the menu to shine the spotlight on Denver’s entire dining scene at Feast.