4:31 pm, Dec 2, 2004
C'mon, everybody's doing it.
Even Colorado's politicos are hittin' the lanes at Lucky Stike Lanes. Tonight, meet District Attorney Mitch Morrissey at a welcoming shindig thrown by Congressman Mark Udall, Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher, Denver City Council member Kathleen MacKenzie, Senator Paula Sandoval and Representative Joel Judd,... MORE
1:29 pm, Dec 2, 2004
Returning to Denver after a three-day trip to the East Coast, Mayor John Hickenlooper today reversed his earlier decision that would have removed a "Merry Christmas" sign from this year's holiday display at the City and County Building.
In announcing the change, Hickenlooper said:
"Over the past several days, it has become clear to me that there... MORE
7:54 am, Dec 2, 2004
When the Christmas lights go on at the City and County building this year, something will be missing: The words "Merry Christmas." When downtown Denver hosts the Parade of Lights, something else will be missing: Christmas carols.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that next year the phrase "Merry Christmas" will be removed from... MORE
7:55 am, Nov 30, 2004
As we reported previously, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb is actively lobbying for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. The Associated Press now reports that Webb has sent videos to state party chairmen promoting his interest in the job.
Webb, who was elected to three terms as Denver mayor beginning in 1991, and was... MORE
8:31 pm, Nov 29, 2004
Today's Rocky Mountain News featured what has to be considered a puff piece celebrating the Independence Institute, the right-wing "think tank" based in Golden that produced Rep. Tom Tancredo and anti-RTD crusader Jon Caldara.
The article touts the Institute's status as one of the original state level conservative organizations and highlights... MORE
8:10 pm, Nov 28, 2004
Are you good at resolving disputes? Have you always wanted to live in a small rural community? Do you only want to work part-time? Then a Delores County judgeship may be for you.
On November 2, by just five votes, more than 1,000 residents of this tiny community of 1,800 voted out Judge Wendy Whicher, a former Denver lawyer appointed to the... MORE
10:00 am, Nov 26, 2004
If you've got a moment away from the mall today, here's yet another national publication chiming in on the Democrats surprising wins in Colorado on Election Day. Says The Nation:
Imagine a parallel universe where, instead of crying in their beer as the election results rolled in on November 2, Democrats were raising microbrews in toasts to their... MORE
9:27 am, Nov 25, 2004
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers. Enjoy the day!
Expect light blogging through the weekend. MORE
8:31 am, Nov 24, 2004
Boulder congressman Mark Udall is "primed" to run for governor in 2006, according to his chief of staff.
Alan Salazar told The Hill, a congressional newspaper, that the victories by Colorado Democrats in this month's election set the stage for Udall:
"These are big victories for Democrats ... that would certainly point to a Democrat taking back... MORE
6:00 am, Nov 24, 2004
If there is a silver lining for Republicans in Ken Salazar's victory over Peter Coors in the U.S. Senate race, it is that Governor Bill Owens gets to nominate a replacement to finish the remaining two years in Salazar's term as Attorney General. Even that consolation prize is somewhat tarnished, however, because Owens' selection must be confirmed... MORE
6:00 am, Nov 22, 2004
Army recuriters in Westminister are frazzled. They are under orders to recruit 14 soldiers a month. That's two a month for each recruiter in the office. It's tough duty.
This job will kill you," one recruiter says under his breath. "This is the most stressful job I have ever had."
The recruiting station, located in a garden-variety strip... MORE
6:00 am, Nov 21, 2004
Democrats are picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and getting back in the game. But what should they do differently? There seems to be a national consensus among party leaders that Colorado has the answer. Why? Because Colorado is a "solidly red state that went almost completely blue this year."
Despite a large Republican advantage... MORE
9:12 am, Nov 20, 2004
Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson fills in the remaining blank on how returning members of Colorado's Republican Congressional delegation voted on the DeLay Rule.
Centennial Congressman Tom Tancredo voted to relax the party's ethical standards.
That leaves Scott McInnis as Colorado's only unaccounted for Republican rep. Because McInnis... MORE
7:38 am, Nov 20, 2004
Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer has found his work often relegated to the back pages of section B since the Post added conservative David Harsanyi to its team of local columnists.
But Spencer was back on Page B-1 Friday, reporting on the crackdown by new Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, Jr. on what apparently has become... MORE
4:30 pm, Nov 19, 2004
Because of a death in her family, Marilyn Musgrave was not in attendence at a Republican meeting earlier this week, where members voted on a measue that's become known as the "DeLay Rule."
When asked how the congresswoman would have voted, press secretary Aaron Johnson said he didn't know and that due to the death, they have not spoken about it... MORE