• Audio File: Bring the boom back - 07/13/2018 12:55 PM MDT
    Bear With MeBear With Me: Raccoons add drama to late-night stroll

    Garbage night provides feasts for furry critters
    I spend four hours a day worried I'm a bad reporter. That's followed by two hours at night wondering if I made any egregious errors. Full Story
    Bear With Me: This is your nation on shrooms
    This story did not appear anywhere, because every newspaper and television station closed due to lack of interest. Full Story

    Bear With Me: A sketchy welcome at the border
    The pack of dogs wasn't far behind. I could almost feel their teeth on my heels, and I knew if I fell down, I was kibble. Full Story

    Bear With Me: It was a dark and stormy night
    The ominous black cloud hanging below the main body of ominous black clouds loitering over Boulder offered ample reason to return home to Arvada. Full Story

    Bear With Me: A portrait of the artist as a young douche
    When I was 19, I walked into a tattoo parlor, picked out the Japanese word for "madman" and slapped 60 bucks down on the counter. Full Story

    Bear With Me: A new appreciation for negative space
    July 31 sucked. I picked my girlfriend up at 1:30 a.m. Because she worked in downtown Denver, I nearly ran over five or six drunks who staggered off the sidewalk and into the street. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Kick out the anthem
    It was with great joy I read a tweet from my favorite rapper, El-P, regarding him and Killer Mike — the two form Run the Jewels — declining a National Football League request to use their song "Legend Has It" during this year's Super Bowl. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Crash the party
    Imagine if someone like Sean Hannity had a radio show in 1858 (and that radio existed in 1858. Let art flow over you, as my mom is fond of saying). Full Story

    Bear With Me: A beastly burden
    Ever since I was 5 years old, people have drawn the connection between my name and the fuzzy animal that lives in the woods. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Business and pressure
    The International Brotherhood of Narcotraffickers on Wednesday condemned New York-based private equity firm The Carrion Group for what the consortium of drug dealers, smugglers and manufacturers says is greedy and unethical behavior by the investment organization that owns dozens of media outlets across the United States. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Still not a polar bear
    POINT BARROW, Ala. — A polar bear who has repeatedly denied that he is a polar bear has lashed out against a standup comedian who, during the Arctic Circle Press Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, took multiple shots at the bear's claims. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Knights take a stand
    We, the Knights of the National Chivalry Association, do hereby pen this open letter to all royalty to express our extreme opposition to the use of a dastardly new weapon recently seen on the glorious field of battle. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Targeted advertising with manly products for manly men
    How many billions of dollars do companies make a year telling women they are ugly and they stink and won't land a man if they don't buy expensive face wash? Full Story

    Bear With Me: Trade in an AR-15 for a 15-year-old cat
    When the Fabulous Furry Friends Animal Shelter opened its doors Monday morning to kick off its "AR-15s for 15-Year-Old Cats" trade-in program, a line had already stretched around the block. Full Story

    Bear With Me: No place in polite society
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disgust followed by strident calls for an immediate and far-reaching assault weapons ban rang out from the halls of power on Tuesday following passage of legislation officially renaming the well-known semi-automatic rifle AR-15 the VaginAR-15. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Undone by fake news
    I'm Chad. I don't exist. I guess in the Cartesian sense of existence, yeah sure, I exist. I have thoughts, but I have no body and I'm nowhere. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Arm the teachers
    As Ms. McCaren walked past me, our eyes met briefly. Hers were narrowed, beady almost. A coy smirk rose ever so slightly from the corner of her mouth. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Tweets from Korea
    No one believed that President Donald Trump would actually meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Corporate bros Todd and Chad strike again
    Todd and Chad, two high-powered corporate bros with enough hair grease between them to kill a gaggle of Canada geese, lounged in Chad's corner office atop a glistening sky scraper. Full Story

    Bear With Me: A trio of films to shoot me to grumpy stardom
    I've always wanted to be a filmmaker. Alas, I have no money, connections or perceivable talent in this arena, and my genius will likely remain unappreciated until long after my death. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

    Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story