10:46 am, Dec 15, 2004
It is well understood that the open space laws passed by Boulder in the '70s had the unintended consequence of making housing so scarce and expensive that many people simply can't afford to live there any more. High Country News reports on another possibly unintended consequence of those laws -- how to manage the 3.5 million people who use... MORE
7:13 am, Dec 15, 2004
Wow. According to Colorado's Secretary of State, voter turnout in the November election was a whopping 87 percent -- a new record for the state. 2.1 million of the state's 2.4 million registered voters went to the polls.
More than two dozen of Colorado's 64 counties had turnout higher than 90 percent. Douglas County in the Denver metro area --... MORE
8:30 am, Dec 14, 2004
The Denver Broncos' John Lynch will be making the holidays a little brighter for certain boys and girls this year.
He's been throwing a "Secret Santa" party for eight years, and brings the tradition from Tampa to Denver for the first time on Tuesday night at the DCPA. His John Lynch Foundation works with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro... MORE
8:17 am, Dec 14, 2004
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb is just one of many candidates to replace Terry McAuliffe as chair of the Democratic National Committee. But early indications are that he is one of the most serious candidates. Political bloggers Jerome Armstrong and Matt Stoller attended the recent meeting of Democratic Party state chairs in Orlando, and... MORE
9:30 am, Dec 13, 2004
The Four Corners region used to be an area where populations of wolves native to the Northern Rockies would mingle with Southern Rockies wolves. These days, it is a pretty wolf-free area -- wolves are considered an endangered species everywhere south of I-70 in the Colorado mountains. But that could change as the federal government considers... MORE
12:00 pm, Dec 12, 2004
In the awful timing department, Swift... MORE
10:00 am, Dec 12, 2004
Albertsons ranks fourth among Colorado supermarkets -- behind King Soopers, Wal-Mart and Safeway. More than a year ago the grocer's CEO said that "in markets where we don't see a path to being the No. 1 chain or a strong No. 2, we're looking at various alternatives," which has today's Denver Post speculating that the company may close its 61... MORE
8:47 am, Dec 12, 2004
No one can say our new Senator Ken Salazar isn't frugal. He's getting a pay raise of almost double his current salary (Senators make $151,000 a year compared to the Colorado Attorney General who makes $81,000 ) but he and his brother, new Congressman John Salazar, have signed an apartment lease in Washington D.C. which they will share as... MORE
9:13 am, Dec 11, 2004
This morning's Rocky Mountain News has an interesting rundown of the potential candidates in the 2006 Colorado governor's race, the theme being that the race is wide open right now.
On the Democratic side, the News makes the race look more wide open than it probably is in reality. At this stage, U.S. Rep. Mark Udall of Eldorado Springs has to... MORE
8:05 am, Dec 11, 2004
Anyone remember Rita Bastien? She was an aide to Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell who sued him for age discrimination. A federal court ruled in 2002 that Campbell's status as a legislator rendered him immune from such lawsuits and dismissed the case. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has now reversed that decision and ruled that... MORE
6:50 pm, Dec 10, 2004
Wellington Webb continues to promote his candidacy for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. The former Denver mayor and other candidates will make five-minute presentations to party officials this weekend in Orlando.
Webb is expected to make the case that the new party head should come from a Western state.
"Our next... MORE
9:00 am, Dec 10, 2004
Some people really like to show their holiday spirit. Downtown dwellers know that the block of Milwaukee between 13th and 14th Avenues in Congress Park is guaranteed to be decked out in holiday splendor year after year. It seems that the homeowners on this street started a game of "keeping up with the Joneses" years ago, and nearly every home... MORE
7:00 am, Dec 10, 2004
The Christian Science Monitor portrays the new House rebels -- Rebublicans both more moderate and more conservative than President Bush who are making life difficult for the President and his agenda. Chief among them: Colorado's own Tom Tancredo.
After dubbing President Bush's "open door" border policy a threat to national security, Rep. Tom... MORE
5:15 pm, Dec 9, 2004
Governor Bill Owens today appointed U.S. Attorney John Suthers to be Attorney General of Colorado. Suthers, who lost to Ken Salazar for Attorney General in 1998, will go from being our top federal cop to our top state cop. Why would Suthers want the job? Perhaps because he has further political ambitions. It's more common for a state... MORE
11:30 am, Dec 8, 2004
The House of Representatives passed the controversial 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill Tuesday. How did Colorado legislators vote?
Democrats Diana DeGette and Mark Udall voted Yes. So did Republicans Bob Beauprez and Marilyn Musgrave. Those opposing the measure were Republicans Tom Tancredo, Scott McInnis and Joel Hefley.
The Senate will vote... MORE