7:57 am, Nov 1, 2004
Boulder County has announced that it may not provide vote totals until Wednesday evening.
Officials in Boulder County warned that election results might not be available until Wednesday night, saying extra time may be necessary because of a large projected turnout and the use of paper ballots.
"We didn't pick the hare; we picked the tortoise,... MORE
7:00 am, Nov 1, 2004
The November 2004 issue of 5280 went on-sale at area newsstands Friday, and was mailed to subscribers last week. You can browse the issue's table of contents here, or read the full text of Being John Hickenlooper, an inside look the incredible success of Denver's neophyte mayor. The story marks the first contribution to 5280 by long-time Denver... MORE
9:45 pm, Oct 31, 2004
It's been an exciting first week of blogging here at 5280.com. Thank goodness this coming week will be a quiet one; we need the rest. What? An election? Great...
If this is your first visit to our blog, here's a fast recap of just some of the stories we posted this week:
A Colorado Avalanche
The Missing Absentee Ballots
Marilyn Musgrave's "... MORE
11:22 am, Oct 31, 2004
Al Gore spoke to a full house at the Paramount Theater in downtown Denver last night. His appearance was part of a campaign by MoveOn.org to get the vote out for John Kerry.
"I am Al Gore," he deadpanned, "and I used to be the next president of the United States."
He made several comments about the role the Supreme Court played in the 2000... MORE
8:00 am, Oct 31, 2004
In what is likely to be the last appearance of a national political figure in Colorado before Tuesday's election, Vice President Dick Cheney will appear in Colorado Springs on Monday.
No one can accuse Cheney of not making every effort to save his boss' job. The Monday visit will be his eighth stop in Colorado since the start of the campaign.... MORE
7:30 am, Oct 31, 2004
Coloradans have taken advantage of the state's on-demand early voting and absentee ballot availability like never before. According to the Rocky Mountain News, nearly 700,000 votes were cast at early voting locations or through absentee ballots received by Friday, October 29, the close of early voting. This is out of a total of over 3.1 million... MORE
2:29 pm, Oct 30, 2004
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a Washington-based watchdog group, has asked the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section to investigate Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. The group believes that Musgrave illegally allowed her re-election campaign to be run out of her congressional district office.
6:46 pm, Oct 29, 2004
It's been a few days since we launched the weblog portion of 5280.com, and now that most of the initial kinks have been worked out, I wanted to take a moment to officially welcome you to the latest step in the evolution of 5280 magazine.
With Nov. 2 fast approaching, our initial priority is to bring a little bit of clarity to what's become a... MORE
1:07 pm, Oct 29, 2004
There are still tickets available to join former Vice President Al Gore and MoveOn PAC's Eli Pariser on Saturday evening for a final rally. If you are a MoveOn member, you can request tickets at no charge.Get your free tickets here.
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10:31 am, Oct 29, 2004
One of the ballot initiatives you will be voting on next week would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes in Colorado from 20 cents a pack to 84 cents a pack. The measure is expected to pass by a wide margin. The Denver Post this morning endorsed the initiative, pointing out that it will help fund child health care programs and make Colorado... MORE
6:40 am, Oct 29, 2004
Earlier in the week, we wrote about Fair Vote Colorado, a site that lets you check your voter registration status. As one of our own learned, that's advice that's worth repeating.
Shortly after that item was posted, Patrick Doyle, 5280's new research editor, who recently moved to Denver from Philadelphia, discovered that he was one of the... MORE
12:07 pm, Oct 28, 2004
Where can you find information on your local and appeals court judges up for retention? Check out the official recommendations site for the Colorado Commissions on Judicial Performance.
The Commission provides a thumbs-up, thumbs-down or "No opinion" recommendation on each judge up for retention after reviewing a wide variety of information... MORE
7:42 am, Oct 28, 2004
Colorado Secretary of State Donetta Davidson hired Drew T. Durham as her Help America Vote Act compliance coordinator. HAVA is the act passed after the 2000 election debacle to help prevent voters from being accidentally disenfranchised by (among other things) requiring that states allow challenged voters to cast provisional ballots.
A little... MORE
7:30 am, Oct 28, 2004
The Bush campaign is making another appearance in Colorado today. Former President George H.W. Bush and his twin grandaughters, Jenna and Barbara, will speak at a RNC Victory rally at 1:30 p.m. at the Wings Over The Rockies Museum , 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver.
The latest Reuters-Zogby poll shows Kerry with a slight lead over Bush in... MORE
7:03 pm, Oct 27, 2004
If you're reading this tonight, turn off your computer and go outside. A lunar eclipse of the moon begins at 7:15. At 8:23 the eclipse will be total, and the moon will glow orange. The eclipse will last until 9:45. If you're a little rusty on your astronomy, during a lunar eclipse the earth's shadow covers the moon entirely. MORE