4:42 pm, Apr 5, 2005
Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette, along with Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva , have formally requested the House Government Reform Committee to investigate incidents like this one in which citizens were denied entry or removed from taxpayer-funded Presidential events open to the public because of their political beliefs.
Here is the... MORE
8:59 am, Apr 3, 2005
One of my favorite places to ride my bike is Cherry Creek State Park, which means that I regularly go by the spot where on August 15, 1993 Pope John Paul II conducted the final mass of World Youth Day.
Nearly 12 years later, the great field has gone back to natural prairie, so when I ride by it's almost impossible to imagine those gently rolling... MORE
8:11 am, Apr 3, 2005
Republican Congressman and possible gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez veered from his party line this week to defend the three Coloradans who were ejected from the Bush social security event in Denver. On Peter Boyles KHOW (630 AM) radio show, he said:
It's unfortunate. This kind of stuff should never really happen. At least as I understand... MORE
11:25 am, Mar 30, 2005
When President Bush came to to Denver last week to promote his social security plan, tickets were made available at no cost through the office of Congressman Bob Beauprez. Three people who obtained their tickets through the Congressman's office attended, and while sitting in their seats, waiting for the President, they were confronted by a man... MORE
1:16 pm, Mar 27, 2005
From this morning's Washington Post:
DENVER -- Gov. Bill Owens (R) has been crisscrossing the country for years promoting the virtues of this state's strict constitutional limits on government spending. He has repeatedly urged other states to adopt restrictions of their own, based on Colorado's "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" amendment, known here as... MORE
7:28 am, Mar 27, 2005
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has offered the job of police monitor to Richard Rosenthal, who currently holds the same position in Portland, Oregon. Friday, Rosenthal accepted the position. The job pays $110,000. a year.
Denver's police monitor and a handful of staffers will track and critique internal police investigations and make... MORE
1:48 pm, Mar 23, 2005
The legislator who introduced a bill to ban smoking state-wide in Colorado has tabled the bill indefinitely for lack of support.
The measure would have banned smoking in public meetings, elevators, mass transit, grocery stores, bars, casinos and three-fourths of the hotel rooms in the state. Violators would have to pay a $200 fine for the first... MORE
2:51 pm, Mar 22, 2005
The Denver Post today reports on Page 2B (not online as far as I can tell) that Senator Ken Salazar says he won't rule out a run for Governor in 2006. Does he think he can win because he has become so "bipartisan" lately? Let's take a look at his Senate voting record so far.
In his first 81 votes, he split 64 times with conservative Republican... MORE
6:54 am, Mar 18, 2005
President Bush is on a whirlwind tour through many states to shore up support for his Social Security plan. Monday he arrives in Colorado.
Bush has scheduled a "conversation on strengthening Social Security" at the Wings Over the Rockies museum at the former Lowry Air Force Base, White House regional spokesman Allen Abney said.
His approval... MORE
6:40 am, Mar 17, 2005
A bill will be introduced in the Colorado legislature to ban smoking in bars and restaurants state-wide. In the past, the Denver City Council has rejected the ban, mostly because bars and restaurants fear that their customers will just go to a neighboring town that does not have a ban.
If a state-wide ban is enacted, that reason falls by the... MORE
6:39 am, Mar 17, 2005
A bill is making its way through the Colorado legislature that would suspend the driver's license of adults who give alcohol to minors, even if a vehicle is not involved. What's the connection? According to the bill's sponsor,
Rep. Jim Kerr, R-Littleton, said Wednesday the punishment is warranted, even if a vehicle was not used to purchase... MORE
1:45 pm, Mar 15, 2005
It's official. University of Denver President Mark Holtzman will run for Governor. He joins a crowded field on the Republican side: State Treasurer Mike Coffman, Rep. Bob Beauprez and former Rep. Scott McInnis all have expressed interest.
The Denver Post lists potential Democratic candidates as Rutt Bridges, ex-Denver D.A. Bill Ritter and... MORE
8:54 am, Mar 12, 2005
Forbes has released its annual list of world billionaires. This year, Colorado has seven on the list, compared to six last year. They are: Charlie Ergen, Philip Anschutz, John Malone, Pat Stryker, Charles Gates Jr. , Gary Magness and Thomas Bailey. Bailey, founder of Janus Funds, had been off the list since 2001. Charlie Ergen of Echostar... MORE
6:35 am, Mar 11, 2005
The latest charge against at Ward Churchill is plagiarism.
University of Colorado officials investigating embattled professor Ward Churchill received documents this week purporting to show that he plagiarized another professor's work. Officials at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia sent CU an internal 1997 report detailing allegations about an... MORE
7:20 am, Mar 10, 2005
Congressman Bob Beauprez has been on-again, off-again about whether he is going to run for Colorado governor in 2006. But, it's just about official now. A staffer has confirmed they have registered the website, BeauprezforGovernor.com It was registered on March 5.
While another staffer warns not to read too much into the registration, I do... MORE