8:17 am, Mar 10, 2005
The University of Colorado says more time is needed to complete a review of Professor Ward Churchill's scholarship. The Denver Post reports that an unidentified source says the delay is only until Monday while the university finalizes a buy-out offer to Churchill. David Lane, Churchill's attorney, told the Post he is not "at liberty" to discuss... MORE
9:12 pm, Mar 9, 2005
Chris Gates, the former Chair of Colorado's Democratic Party, has decided against appealing last week's election loss to the Democratic National Committee. If state party officials deny him relief, he will accept their decision.
This is a departure from his position earlier in the week when he complained that the new regime had changed the... MORE
9:40 pm, Mar 7, 2005
University of Colorado president Betsy Hoffman submitted her resignation today, effective June 30.
"It has become clear to me that, amid the serious matters the University of Colorado now confronts, my role as the leader of the university has become an issue," she wrote in a letter to the board. "It appears to me it is in the university's best... MORE
9:36 pm, Mar 7, 2005
The Denver Post wrote Sunday about the fall of Governor Bill Owens. Two years ago he seemed primed for the national stage. Then, things changed. But is he really down and out?
After news in 2003 that the "family values" champion was separating from his wife came the trouncing of his statewide water referendum. Then followed a string of more... MORE
12:44 pm, Mar 7, 2005
The place to be Saturday was the Hotel Jerome in Aspen....if you either (a) were a very close friend of Hunter Thompson's, or (b) wanted a glimpse of Johnny Depp, Sean Penn or Jack Nicholson, all of whom attended.
Inside, the ballroom was decorated with a giant American flag and an almost-life-size black-and-white photo cutout of Thompson... MORE
7:00 am, Mar 7, 2005
As Dan wrote yesterday, there was surprising news on the political front this weekend when members of the Democratic State Central Committee ousted Chris Gates as party Chair. The new chair is Pat Waak. Who?
Pat Waak. She is from Erie, CO where she is director of a non-profit. She won by three votes. Gates will be contesting the election... MORE
9:17 pm, Mar 6, 2005
Two bombshells this weekend in Colorado politics:
Chris Gates was ousted Saturday as Colorado Democratic party chairman. Though Gates helped lead to an unprecedented series of victories in the November election, he angered many with his treatment of Senate candidate Mike Miles. Gates was replaced by Pat Waak, a Miles supporter.
In a separate... MORE
6:53 pm, Mar 3, 2005
The Democratic National Committee says that President Bush's proposed budget contains large cuts for Colorado. Among them:
a $17.8 million cut for Colorado, including funds for police and firefighters.
$45 billion is cut from Medicaid, with Colorado's share amounting to $354 million.
4:10 pm, Mar 3, 2005
Rep. Mark Udall has announced he will not run for Governor of Colorado in 2006. He will seek re-election of his congressional seat instead. He also plans a Senate run in 2008. MORE
9:59 am, Mar 3, 2005
Sebastien Metz was a Guardian Angel to Denver. Now he needs your help. Metz is widely recognized as the man responsible for bringing the Guardian Angels to Denver. Citizens, wearing trademark red berets and jackets, walk neighborhoods around downtown Denver, armed with radios and a passion for helping those in need. But Tuesday, the founder of... MORE
12:35 pm, Mar 2, 2005
It appears that the University of Colorado may attempt to buy out Professor Ward Churchill's contract. David Lane, Colorado's foremost civil rights attorney, who represents Churchill, warns it will be costly. And the more Governor bill Owens argues for Churchill's termination, the more it may cost.Lane said such comments only help build the case... MORE
12:32 pm, Mar 2, 2005
In a creative use of Colorado's public nuisance laws, the Denver District Attorney's office has confiscated the residence of a sex offender, sold it, and put the money in trust for the victim, resulting in the largest award to a single crime victim in the state's history. Colorado's public nuisance laws are frequently used in drug cases, where a... MORE
7:47 pm, Mar 1, 2005
An interesting postscript on Doug Dean, the former House Speaker, who we wrote about earlier today. Dean would later marry the woman whose home he was accused of breaking into. At the time, the Colorado Republican also said he was through with politics."I want to be a husband and a dad and not a politician," he said.The fact that Dean has now... MORE
3:25 pm, Mar 1, 2005
Both of Denver's dailies today politely report the news that former Colorado House Speaker Doug Dean has been named director of the state's Public Utilities Commission. I say "politely" because neither the Post nor the News saw fit to mention the incident for which Dean was best known during his years as a state legislator. In May 2001, Dean... MORE
10:06 am, Mar 1, 2005
I have a new obsession. I am the proud new owner of an iPod, and it has taken over my daily life. (I know, I'm a little late getting on board with this, but, hey, better late than never.) It's not the iPod, or the iPod Mini even, but the itsy-bitsy, totally affordable iPod Shuffle. (Girlie here is on a budget, don't you know.) Suddenly,... MORE