8:04 am, Aug 11, 2005
After an unexpectedly close reelection last year in her heavily Republican district, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, sponsor of the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, has said she is holding off on reintroducing her proposal. Musgrave is considered vulnerable in 2006 despite representing a conservative district.
It's not that Musgrave has had a... MORE
12:40 pm, Aug 10, 2005
The Rocky Mountain News had a good story yesterday about former Senate President John Andrews, who used to favor changes to TABOR but now does not. From the News:
Meet John Andrews, who as state Senate president voted in 2004 to eliminate TABOR tax refunds for eight straight years. Meet John Andrews, private citizen, who today is working around... MORE
12:38 pm, Aug 10, 2005
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's honeymoon period, one of the longest ever for a Mayor, may be coming to an end with the carjacking and shooting this week of singer-songrwriter Marc Cohn. Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer takes a swing at the Mayor this morning by re-writing one of Cohn's most famous songs, Walking in Memphis. Here's a sample:... MORE
6:47 am, Aug 9, 2005
Congressman Tom Tancredo continued on his immigrant bashing mission in Grand Junction Monday. His message: farm workers in the U.S. illegally from Mexico must be deported because illegal immigrants might be terrorists:
U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo, (R) Colorado, in Grand Junction Monday, said illegal farm workers...[place] a huge burden on the... MORE
10:16 pm, Aug 8, 2005
Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) spoke at the Aspen Institute over the weekend. They had a few things in common, particularly when it came to criticizing some of President Bush's policies. Where has Bush gone wrong in their opinion?
Not accepting responsibility for the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo... MORE
9:28 am, Aug 6, 2005
Congratulations to 5280 contributor Matthew Morris, who was named Editorial Hairstylist of the Year by the Professional Hairstyling Association's North American Hairstyling Awards.
Morris was honored for work that was featured in "Bright, Shiny Things," a fashion feature that appeared in the December 2004 issue of 5280. MORE
6:00 am, Aug 5, 2005
The blogosphere is abuzz over the news that Judge John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, played an active pro bono role in assisting the lawyers who argued Romer v. Evans, the 1996 Colorado "Amendment 2" case to the Supreme Court. The case was a landmark decision for gay rights. Colorado voters had passed an initiative (... MORE
4:38 pm, Aug 4, 2005
We're excited to announce that, effective with the February 2006 issue, 5280 will publish monthly.
There's a press release (requires Adobe Acrobat) that spells out all the details, but let me just offer up a few personal notes.
A few years ago, when the magazine began to turn the corner financially, we committed ourselves to taking a good... MORE
11:34 am, Aug 4, 2005
The Denver Post reports more than twice the necessary number of signatures have been gathered for a Denver ballot initiative that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for those 21 and older. The Post's article takes a negative tone, saying passage won't really matter since state law trumps local law on the issue.
While that's... MORE
11:32 am, Aug 4, 2005
Aspen District Attorney Colleen Truden lost another deputy D.A. yesterday -- Tony Hershey. That makes six deputy D.A.'s and four staff members who have resigned during her short term in office. Background on the problems is here.
There are two interesting aspects to Hershey's resignation: He is the first deputy to resign that wasn't a holdover... MORE
12:00 pm, Aug 2, 2005
Tom Tancredo is back on the road. Today he's speaking in South Carolina.
It's the third early presidential primary state Tancredo has visited this year, as he toys with the idea of a 2008 race.
He's a one-issue politician, though, limiting his talks to immigration reform. He also limits his talks to audiences most likely to agree with him.... MORE
12:05 pm, Aug 1, 2005
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said on Saturday that the GOP stands behind Rep. Tom Tancredo, who has made headlines worldwide lately after his comments on a Florida radio show that the U.S. might want to consider bombing Muslim holy sites as part of the war against terrorists. According to the Rocky Mountain News:
7:44 am, Aug 1, 2005
On August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th State of the United States of America. It was also the year that the United States turned 100, hence the name "Centennial State." Statehood didn't come easy for Colorado. It was a quest that took 18 years. As late as 1864, even the voters rejected the idea of statehood:As a state, Colorado could... MORE
9:48 pm, Jul 31, 2005
Lots of great items this week (and they look great, too):
No Charges in Denver Three Case
Mother's Breast Feeding Ticket Tossed
Asked But Not Answered
The Irish Rover
Colorado Redistricting Plan Upheld
New! And Improved!
Denver Jury Duty Goes Hi-Tech
Tracking Your Prescription Drug Usage
Finally, Some Creative Protesting
Table Talk for July 26... MORE
3:58 pm, Jul 29, 2005
The Secret Service has responded to an inquiry by Sen. Ken Salazar and Reps. Diana DeGette and Mark Udall as to whether criminal charges will brought against the unidentified Republican operative who posed as a Secret Service agent and ejected three Denver activists from President Bush's social security event at Wings Over the Rockies in March.... MORE