Consumers, be wary of the home-repair contractor who appears after the big storm. Be careful when dealing with someone offering mortgage-debt assistance. And maybe you'd better make a few more calls before you send your troubled Facebook friend money. Those are but a few of the Better Business Bureau's Top 10 scams of 2009 based on "inbound calls, e-mails, and complaints we received locally and nationwide throughout the BBB system in 2009," spokeswoman Megan Miller tells The Denver Post.
Denver's Curious Theatre has never argued for the right to smoke tobacco in places where it is not allowed, such as inside restaurants and even in theaters. But the company, joined by co-plaintiffs Paragon Theatre and the now-defunct Theatre 13, are challenging the law. After all, sometimes a play requires a character to light up (and when they do, they're apt to smoke noncarcinogenic herbs that also fall under the ban).
A lot of people received an iPhone under the tree this year and many of them appear to have downloaded a new app from an unlikely source: the Colorado Department of Transportation. The app, "RU-Buzzed?," which has been downloaded more than 35,000 times since it was introduced in November, helps users measure whether they're too drunk to drive---just in time for New Year's Eve (via Westword).
Shaping the West: American Sculptors in the 19th Century, Denver Art Museum Tuesday, January 5 | Details | Read more Regular arts patrons are likely familiar with the subjects and iconography utilized by American sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Paul Manship, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and Charles M. Russell.