As noted earlier today, Colorado Treasurer Mike Coffman is making some major changes in his life. Having decided against running for Governor in 2006, he has now decided to leave Colorado temporarily and serve as a Marine in Iraq, working in civil affairs.
"This was an extremely difficult decision for me. I had to choose between whether to continue serving Colorado as the state treasurer, or...
It wasn't quite as bad as when they announced that the Pope had died a day before he actually did, but the Rocky Mountain News had to issue a pretty big "never mind" this morning.
At 9:38 a.m., the News broadcast an urgent email to subscribers:
BREAKING NEWS: Coffman to resign, serve in Iraq
State Treasurer Mike Coffman announced today that he is going to return to the U.S. Marine Corps to...
Ding, Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead. In a stunning defeat for the radical right, the proposed constituional amendment to ban gay marriage in Colorado failed to make the ballot.
The House Judiciary Committee.... killed the measure on a 6-5 party line vote after Democrats said it was unconstitutional and would cost taxpayers to defend in court if it passed. Cathryn Hazouri, representing the...
King Soopers Furry ScurryMay 7Grab your pampered pooch and join Denver's distinguished doggie lovers for this two-mile walk and fun run in lush Wash Park. Four-legged friends are encouraged, but you're free to walk or run without a canine. Pledges go to assist the League in caring for up to 25,000 homeless animals each year. Registration ends May 4. Saturday 9 a.m., Washington Park, 1000 S...
I'm watching the Nuggets-Spurs game on Altitude and was floored by an ad for the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, in which the papers declare:
You could say we bleed orange.
Not to mention purple.
And black, too.
It's a real mess.
But hey, that's sports.
Really? I thought it was journalism.
Aside from the fact, that they leave out powder blue and yellow (the...
Speaking of Mayor Hickenlooper, Caitlin over at the High Street Speakeasy said the Mayor was spotted at the bar of the Speakeasy last Saturday night. Hick's known to be right at home in any neighborhood pub, so that's not really noteworthy except that the crowd inside the hipster hole-in-the-wall numbered less than 10 souls. The Speakeasy doesn't get a lot of celebs, and the regulars were so...
Just not yet. Maybe.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, riding high after last night's passage of the new jail initiative, tells the Rocky Mountain News:
"Someday I would love to run for governor," he said Tuesday night at the justice center victory party.
He said he would like to go around the state and "touch the gum under the tables."
However, he said he does not "have any inclination" to do...
So much for the best laid plans. My long three-day weekend getaway plans didn't go as planned. Not quite. Saturday's jaunt up to Estes Park included a stop by the Boulder Theater to help out as a judge for the KBCO Kinetics parade, which was fun but extremely frigid. We braved the gloppy, wet snow for three hours watching about 30 of the 50 total teams show off their crazy contraptions --...
The Colorado House "tentatively" passed a state-wide no smoking ban Tuesday after restoring a provision exempting bars that had been dropped by the Senate. The bill now goes to the House for a second vote and then back to the Senate.
The version passed by the House contains these exceptions:
The smoking lounge at Denver International Airport, casinos and race tracks outside the eating areas,...
Cheers to a good cause...Pair Denver's best wine shop with one of the city's best restaurants, and what do you get? An appetizing fundraiser. On Wednesday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., Mondo Vino pours French wines and champagne and Highland's Garden Cafe serves nibblesall in the name of preserving the historic Elitch Theater. Doing your part only costs $30. Call Highland's Garden Cafe (3927 W....
From obesity to food allergies, we break down five issues facing Colorado’s kids.
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