2:18 pm, Feb 27, 2005
It seems that not everyone agrees with Hunter Thompson's wife and son that his suicide was a fitting end and the act of a champion -- particularly those with a family member or close friend who has recently taken his or her own life. Diane Carman, in today's Denver post, sadly decries the recent suicide of her cousin, who was plagued by... MORE
7:04 pm, Feb 25, 2005
Giant Wal-Mart scored a big victory today when Loveland workers voted not to unionize.
The vote was 17 to 1.
The union, UFCW Local 7, is undeterred. It is going to protest the vote to the National Labor Relations Board.
A pro-union worker claims harassment by other Wal-Mart employees
An accusation that Wal-Mart stacked the... MORE
2:09 pm, Feb 25, 2005
A big shout out goes to our own Jeralyn Merritt, whose TalkLeft site won the Koufax Award for Best Single Issue Blog for the third year in a row.
Congrats to Jeralyn! MORE
9:21 am, Feb 23, 2005
It was a proud moment in the Colorado House of Representatives Tuesday when a debate over license plates produced this shining example of statesmanship:
"If you try that again, I'll ram my fist up your ass," Republican Bill Cadman told his Democratic colleague, Val Vigil, at Vigil's desk during the morning session.
1:32 pm, Feb 22, 2005
Kitchens are the quintessesntial room of the home. The Good Doctor, Hunter S. Thompson, transformed his Woody Creek kitchen into a salon, a battleground, a gambling den, and a refuge area. Here's how his friends remember it:
Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, a regular betting partner and close friend of Thompson's, described the kitchen as "a... MORE
7:11 am, Feb 21, 2005
Colorado's Gonzo Journalist Hunter Thompson fatally shot himself Sunday night at his Woody Creek Compound outside of Aspen. He was 67.
Bob Braudis, Pitkin County Sheriff and close friend of Hunter's, confirmed the death. Hunter's family has asked for privacy.
Here is Hunter's last Hey Rube! column, dated February 15, 2005, which ends with... MORE
6:52 am, Feb 18, 2005
Ken Salazar, Colorado's new U.S. Senator, continues to confound his party's faithful with his dual voting pattern.
First there was his support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, opposed by almost every other Democratic Senator in Congress. Then came his vote for Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State. On Social Security, he stood with the... MORE
10:51 am, Feb 17, 2005
The lines have been drawn. Sides have been chosen. Dueling media campaigns are about to begin in the fight for votes over whether Denver gets a new jail.
In one corner we have Citizens for a Safe Denver, led by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and with a team that includes "[Denver attorney] Frances Koncilja, Community College of Denver... MORE
6:47 am, Feb 13, 2005
Former Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter has a new job at the prestigious Denver law firm of Hogan and Hartson. The managing partner of the firm is Tom Strickland, former U.S. Attorney, Senate candidate, and partner at the inimitable political powerhouse Brownstein, Hyatt... MORE
9:18 pm, Feb 9, 2005
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave announced today she has been appointed to sit on a subcommitee of the House of Representative's Small Business Committee. Her qualifications for the post include having run a family-owned business in Colorado.
The Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment and Government Programs deals with:
"...problems small businesses... MORE
11:20 am, Feb 9, 2005
More than 1,000 people attended Professor Ward Churchill's speech at the University of Colorado last night. They gave him a standing ovation.
A University of Colorado professor who ignited a firestorm by likening the World Trade Center victims to Nazis received a standing ovation Tuesday from a crowd of more than a thousand who packed a ballroom... MORE
5:03 pm, Feb 8, 2005
9News is reporting that a talk by University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill scheduled for tonight is back on. Churchill's speech had been cancelled yesterday due to security concerns.
Both student planners and Prof. Churchill reported death threats against them, according to university officials.
"We met again with students who retracted... MORE
7:03 am, Feb 8, 2005
The Colorado legislature is considering a bill to allow liquor stores to sell their spirits on Sunday. In Denver, there is a lot of opposition coming from the store owners. Some want to ensure they have a day off, and fear that they will have to be open Sundays if they want to remain competitive. Others fear that this is the first step towards... MORE
7:01 am, Feb 8, 2005
Citing security concerns, the University of Colorado has canceled tonight's scheduled talk by embattled ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill.
A CU spokesman said the decision to cancel the talk was made because there were serious concerns for the safety of students planning to attend the event and for Churchill himself, who reportedly has... MORE
6:27 pm, Feb 7, 2005
Jerry Wartgow announced today that he is resigning at the end of the school year as superintendent of the Denver Public Schools.
Mayor John Hickenlooper released this statement:
"Jerry Wartgow has given our community more than we could have ever expected. He's been a tremendous leader, a tireless worker and a great friend. Jerry has helped to... MORE