10:29 pm, Aug 18, 2005
I'm so not good at organized vacations. Tomorrow I'm off to Ojo Caliente, a spa and hot springs resort in northern New Mexico. This is a girls' getaway, and there are around 15 of us heading south for a three-day weekend of mud baths, mineral wraps, morning yoga in the desert, and lots of lazing around in the hots springs pools. It's tough... MORE
1:12 pm, Aug 18, 2005
Hundreds of Coloradans turned out last night for candlelight vigils to support Cindy Sheehan, mother of fallen Iraq soldier Casey Sheehan, in her quest to end the war and meet with President Bush.
About 100 people joined hands in a line and stretched across Interstate 70 in Golden, about 80 gathered at a busy intersection in Fort Collins to... MORE
1:11 pm, Aug 18, 2005
On Monday, August 22, the Denver City Council will hold a hearing to discuss the Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative, which would remove criminal penalties for adult marijuana possession. Supporters of the initiative would like people to call their council member. They suggest the following comment:
"I support the Alcohol-Marijuana... MORE
12:29 pm, Aug 17, 2005
Things are shaping up nicely for Hunter Thompson's final blast-off this Saturday. The 150-foot tower, from which Hunter's ashes will be blasted, is on Hunter's Woody Creek property. The ashes have been placed in 34 shells by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.
Zambelli workers custom-designed brown paper cylindrical shells that will be used... MORE
1:18 pm, Aug 15, 2005
There's a story on 9News.com that shows how everybody has their own political issues that take on greater importance to them. Apparently there is a bill in Congress that would make it illegal to sell horse meat in the United States for human consumption, either domestically or abroad. At the risk of sounding insensitive, my first reaction when I... MORE
10:04 pm, Aug 14, 2005
This is usually the opposite of how these things work, but I saw a press release this weekend about a magician/comedian who is promoting his appearance in Boulder as being an odd confluence of his Republican roots with a liberal town.
Las Vegas based magician/ comedian Keith Stickley sheds the glitz and glamour from his Las Vegas show, and opens... MORE
8:56 pm, Aug 14, 2005
Hey, nobody got fired this week.
Bill Owens vs. the Radical Right
Our 1,000th Post!
Rep. John Salazar Critizes Bush on Social Security
Fallout From Rutt Bridges' Exit
Best Line of the Day
That Didn't Take Long
More on Rutt Bridges' Withdrawal from Governor's Race
The Most Boring Blog in Colorado?
Temple and the P-Word
Marilyn Musgrave Backs Off... MORE
12:23 pm, Aug 14, 2005
The non-partisan Bay Area Center for Voting Research has ranked the most conservative cities in the country. In the category of cities with more than 100,000 people, Colorado Springs ranked sixth in the nation.
Several other Colorado cities were far less conservative:
Arvada (61); Westminster (79); Lakewood (85); Pueblo (107); Fort Collins (... MORE
8:28 pm, Aug 13, 2005
The New York Times Sunday has a major article on Colorado's fight over the Colorado Economic Recovery Act , also known as Referendum C and D. The trouble began in 1992 when Colorado voters passed the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights to curb excessive government spending.
Gov. Bill Owens is backing the proposal to suspend TABOR for five years, so that... MORE
3:08 pm, Aug 13, 2005
This marks our 1,000th post since start 5280's blog in late October of 2004. Many thanks to Jeralyn, Kat, Jason, Jeff, Luis, and everyone else who has contributed to Elevated Voices! MORE
3:05 pm, Aug 13, 2005
Colorado Congressman John Salazar went national today and gave the Democrats' weekly radio address
Shorter version: Don't touch that lock box and no private accounts.
"Our number one priority should be to guarantee that all American worker get the benefits they have earned -- everyone should get back what they worked so hard to put into the... MORE
10:09 am, Aug 12, 2005
Democrat Rutt Bridges' surprise announcement yesterday that he was withdrawing from the race for governor essentially makes the field wide open again on the Democratic side, and the new race to see who will jump in first has begun.
The Republican field is essentially set with Rep. Bob Beauprez and former DU President Marc Holtzman battling it out... MORE
4:39 pm, Aug 11, 2005
Jeralyn gets in the best line of the day over on TalkLeft, where she comments on the news out of Aspen that Dick Cheney might run for president in 2008:
I thought Presidents were limited to two terms. MORE
4:23 pm, Aug 11, 2005
In a surprise move, Democrat Rutt Bridges has pulled out of the race for governor. From the press release:
"My passion has always been public policy, not politics," said Bridges. "Colorado is a state full of dedicated people with hopes and dreams for the future. Campaigning for governor is not what I want to do with my life, and I owe it to the... MORE
4:22 pm, Aug 11, 2005
In the second most honest admission of the day, the Democratic field for governor got quite a bit smaller today:
Wealthy Democrat Rutt Bridges withdrew from the 2006 Colorado governor's race today, saying he did not "have the skills or the stomach to be an effective politician." MORE