9:44 am, Jan 11, 2005
Getting voters to approve a new downtown jail has always been a hard sell. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper thinks he's got a new plan to win them over. It has three things the other plans lacked:
The new jail won't involve higher taxes, there will be a set limit on the size of a new downtown facility, and it will include a new courthouse.... MORE
6:00 am, Jan 10, 2005
The new, Democratic-controlled state legislature will convene Wednesday, and the Grand Junction Sentinel has a good preview. It looks like the new majority will first tackle the ongoing state budget crisis, and also cultivate their growing support in rural Colorado with a "basin of origin protection" water bill.
What we should not expect from... MORE
4:48 pm, Jan 8, 2005
The field of potential candidates for Colorado Governor in 2006 seems to grow daily. The Denver Post reports that outgoing Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter is considering a run.
"I'm talking to people about it. I certainly am actively considering the possibility," Ritter said.
Ritter may wait until Congressman Mark Udall makes his... MORE
10:06 am, Jan 8, 2005
Today is the opening of the annual National Western Stock Show, two weeks that connect Denver to its roots as a cowboy city. And just like it has for the last few years, the Stock Show will open with a celebration of the Mexican origins of rodeo through the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza that will be held tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2:00. The... MORE
6:37 am, Jan 7, 2005
Joel Hefley's tenure as House Ethics Committee Chair likely is over, but no one has told him that. In fact, today House Speaker Dennis Hastert released the names of this year's committee chairs, and the space for the Ethics Committee chair was blank. Why? Hastert is searching for a suitable replacement. Luis provides the background here.... MORE
2:18 pm, Jan 6, 2005
Head to Aspen during Winterskol (January 13th -16th), and you can watch hunky actor Antonio Banderas lead the Torchlight Descent down Aspen Mountain on Saturday, along with the children of the Aspen Buddy Program and the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. He'll lead the way down the mountain, then kick off a huge fireworks extravaganza during... MORE
12:29 pm, Jan 6, 2005
Retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell is going to work for Holland and Knight, a huge international law firm. He will be a senior policy advisor and in their Indian Affairs law practice group in Washington. Colorado Politics says "Might be a good way to build up some cash should he decide to make the plunge in 2006."
I thought the reason for... MORE
7:32 am, Jan 6, 2005
Ken Salazar has been a United States Senator for less than 48 hours and he already is facing a historic decision -- whether to support a challenge to the slate of electors from the State of Ohio that is expected to be presented to the Senate today by a group of representatives led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.).
No one thinks the challenge... MORE
7:03 am, Jan 6, 2005
Tom Tancredo is apoplectic over a new Mexican handbook advising immigrants how to enter and remain in the United States without being detected.
Officials [in Mexico] say the small booklet, illustrated in comic-book style, is not intended to encourage illegal immigration, but to reduce the loss of life. Last year, more than 300 migrants died... MORE
12:55 pm, Jan 5, 2005
The 109th Congress was sworn in yesterday, and in the House the first order of business was to pass a rule weakening ethics standards by, among other things, providing for dismissal of ethics charges if an ethics panel composed of equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans deadlocks or takes no action within 45 days of the filing of a complaint.... MORE
9:00 pm, Jan 4, 2005
Western Democrat, an excellent new blog that launched in November, has uncovered an interview with Colorado's former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart. Among the highlights:
Well, I have also been unorthodox in the sense of challenging the conventional wisdom about the North and the South. In the east coast corridor, all the analysts and the commentators and... MORE
8:19 am, Jan 4, 2005
Today's Denver Post reports in its print edition that Rep. Diana DeGette has been named House Deputy Minority Whip. That's a pretty big promotion for the Denver congresswoman, but I can't find the news anywhere online. If you find a link, please post it in the comments. The article (on page 2A) of the paper says:
DeGette will help rally the... MORE
8:18 am, Jan 4, 2005
Nothing to do? You've already got Kat Valentine's nightlife reports, but now there are even fewer excuses for not having a great time in the Mile-High City.
5280's popular calendar events are now online in a searchable format. You can search the listings by date, category, or event title.
Now get out there and have some fun. MORE
4:33 pm, Jan 3, 2005
Are their ears burning yet? If not, they will be.
Colorado's Wayne Allard and Marilyn Musgrave may find themselves the subject of questioning Thursday when the confirmation hearing begins for Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales. In a press release today, the American Civil Liberties Union urged Senators to include in their line of... MORE
7:27 am, Jan 3, 2005
What do you want to bet that Tom Tancredo's three grandchildren found these under the tree on Christmas morning?
Update: Talbot's has taken down its link to its oh-so-patriotic "Border Patrol" pajamas. We were able to scrounge up a picture, which is available after the jump.