9:22 pm, Jul 16, 2005
Denver makes the New York Times Sunday, but not in a positive way. It seems not only are housing prices flat here in the metro area, there's no sign it's going to change soon. In fact, the Times speculates Denver may represent a coming trend in other cities.
Even as prices for homes in frothy markets like Las Vegas; Riverside, Calif.; Miami;... MORE
11:47 am, Jul 15, 2005
Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean spoke to a crowd of 300 at a fundraiser in Denver last night. He said immigration is going to be a key Republican issue in 2006 . He commended Colorado Democrats for their win in the state house last November. He talked about Colorado being a swing state.
He took a swipe at Focus on the Family... MORE
10:45 am, Jul 15, 2005
The Washington Post reports that "With their disputes only deepening, House and Senate lawmakers agreed yesterday to put off action on Social Security restructuring again -- this time until September at the earliest."
The most recent in a series of meetings by Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee broke up yesterday with no progress on the... MORE
12:56 pm, Jul 14, 2005
If you're a Deaniac, or would otherwise just enjoy meeting DNC Chair Howard Dean, head on over to the Oxford Hotel (with contribution in hand - $100 per person, $40 for students) around 6:00 pm tonight.
Here's the official invite.
Governor Howard Dean
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
for a reception
Thursday, July 14,... MORE
10:03 am, Jul 14, 2005
Yesterday we discussed the first campaign finance reports from the Democratic candidates for governor, Bill Ritter and Rutt Bridges. Their Republican counterparts, Marc Holtzman and Rep. Bob Beauprez, are expected to release their fundraising numbers for the second quarter today, and most observers believe both candidates will report more money... MORE
3:01 pm, Jul 13, 2005
Former Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter announced today that he had raised more than $164,000 in his campaign for governor, topping fellow Democrat Rutt Bridges by more than $30,000. As I wrote earlier this afternoon, Ritter is keeping pace in the battle for the Democratic nomination by raising more money than Bridges. This is big news for... MORE
1:44 pm, Jul 13, 2005
Rutt Bridges, one of two Democrats running for governor, announced his second quarter fundraising results today. The official filing deadline isn't until Friday, and Bridges is the first of the four candidates running to file. The Bridges campaign reported $131,000 raised in the second quarter, which for Bridges takes into account only about a... MORE
11:53 am, Jul 13, 2005
Both The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post had coverage today of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's expected speech tomorrow in which he will lay out his ambitions for his second term. But for political watchers around the state, what they would really like to hear is if Hickenlooper will run for governor. That won't come tomorrow, of course... MORE
5:46 pm, Jul 12, 2005
When is it going to stop? Yesterday, I pulled into a gas station and for $10.00 only got 4 gallons. Gas prices have reached an all-time high in Colorado. The Denver Post reports:Colorado's average price rose Monday to $2.28 for self-service regular, up five cents from Friday and surpassing the previous record of $2.27 set in April.What's causing... MORE
5:03 pm, Jul 12, 2005
What's the big event this weekend? Hands down, the Denver Polo Classic. Everyone is buzzing about the event, whether they are hitting Friday's sexy Latin-themed black tie gala, the casual family day during the semifinals on Saturday, or Sunday's final polo match, where some of the best players in the world will face off. All the events will... MORE
8:43 am, Jul 12, 2005
The local media in Denver has spent a lot of time talking about NY Times reporter Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper after Miller was sent to jail last week for refusing to give up her source on the Valerie Plame story. What the local media has not been following as carefully -- until today -- is the development that could... MORE
7:53 am, Jul 12, 2005
It's cool to be crafty. My latest borderline obsession is creating accessories instead of buying them. You still get to shop (and end up with customized stuff!), but then you have have the added bonus of a fun project and an excuse for a low-key social gathering. It's totally win-win. My gal pals get together regularly to "Stitch & Bitch... MORE
11:23 am, Jul 11, 2005
Republicans are blasting Hillary Clinton for remarks she made at a speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend in which she compared President Bush to Alfred E. Neuman for his "What, me worry?" attitude.
"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by... MORE
10:19 am, Jul 11, 2005
The Denver Post reported today that the vast majority of Colorado schools are not going to see more federal education money despite increased accountability burdens.
Two-thirds of Colorado's school districts will get less money for education next year under the No Child Left Behind program, even though they will remain accountable for the... MORE
2:11 pm, Jul 9, 2005
Remember all the sports analysts that said win or lose, Kobe Bryant's endorsement career was history? That no company would want to be associated with him after rape charges had been brought against him? Well, they were wrong. Kobe and Nike are one again:
Nike is using photos of Kobe Bryant for the first time since his arrest two years ago for... MORE