4:55 pm, Nov 13, 2004
We were offline for almost seven hours today, due to a dead router. Thanks to our systems guy, Jeff Panis, for going above and beyond the call of duty in bringing us back to life. MORE
7:00 am, Nov 13, 2004
Colorado Congressman Scott McInnis announced last year he would not seek re-election. After the announcement, he paid his wife with campaign funds to serve as his campaign manager. Democrats and Project Common Cause say it may be illegal. Even if legal, they say, it is unorthodox and inappropriate.
Pete Maysmith, executive director of... MORE
3:53 pm, Nov 11, 2004
The Denver Divas, a social and networking group for young professional women in Denver, held their monthly "meeting" Tuesday evening at Mao Asian Bistro in Cherry Creek North.
A few confused businessmen sat in the corner of the bar looking bewildered -- and maybe a bit pleased -- as 90 or so Denver Divas took over the bar. Mao turns into more... MORE
10:00 am, Nov 11, 2004
If the exit polls are to be believed, George W. Bush's share of the Latino vote in Colorado was the lowest of all of the states with large Latino populations -- a mere 30 percent. (The next lowest number would be 32 percent in California, according to the same polls.) Now, there is good reason to suspect the exit polls are wrong, especially when... MORE
8:52 am, Nov 10, 2004
The emerging conventional wisdom about the Democrats' stunning sweep of the state House and Senate last week is that Coloradans were tired of the previous Republican majority's focus on cultural issues and Congressional re-redistricting while the state's budget woes reached disaster levels. If the voters hoped to force Democrats and... MORE
1:36 pm, Nov 9, 2004
Writing in yesterday's New York Times, former Colorado Senator Gary Hart discusses religion and politics.
If we are to insert "faith" into the public dialogue more directly and assertively, let's not be selective. Let's go all the way. Let's not just define "faith" in terms of the law and judgment; let's define it also in terms of love, caring,... MORE
12:40 pm, Nov 9, 2004
His name is the Rev. Tom Haggard. He heads up the National Association of Evangelicals. He's off to Washington this week to confer with White House leaders about future Supreme Court nominations. He believes the 51 to 48 win last week by President Bush is a mandate from the American people that they endorse Bush's nominations of conservative... MORE
8:00 am, Nov 9, 2004
Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff of Denver is making it clear he has no intention of being a one-term wonder in his new position. He is quickly moving to solidify Democratic control over the House by taking the unusual step of naming a freshman, Bernie Buescher of Grand Junction, to the powerful Joint Budget Committee. Romanoff... MORE
3:34 pm, Nov 8, 2004
Want an insider's guide to runway makeup and fashion? Makeup expert Michael Moore, owner of Simply Moore in Cherry Creek, is hosting a workshop tomorrow night in conjuntion with the Denver chapter of Fashion Group International. Call FGI for reservations: 720-922-9715. Cost is $15 for students, $25 for FGI members, $30 for guests. Simply Moore... MORE
8:59 am, Nov 8, 2004
It seems like every election produces at least one extremely close result. In 2002 it was the 7th Congressional District race that was decided by 121 votes. That seems like a landslide compared to the election in State House District 23 in Jefferson County, where Republican incumbent Ramey Johnson is holding a four vote lead over Democrat Gwyn... MORE
9:03 am, Nov 7, 2004
Rocky Mountain News writer Jim Tankersley makes the argument that "values" don't have to be conservative values to resonate with voters. The trick may be just to use morally correct language. For example, Senator-Elect Ken Salazar is pro-choice and pro-civil unions, but he outperformed John Kerry in Colorado. Why? Tankersley attributes much... MORE
8:00 am, Nov 6, 2004
The votes in Boulder County have now all been counted, so we finally have a chance to look at a complete (unofficial) final vote count from Colorado. As expected, the Boulder County vote caused Bush's final victory margin in Colorado to shrink to five percent (52-47%) -- a margin of over 107,000 out of approximately 2.1 million cast. Ken Salazar... MORE
7:58 am, Nov 6, 2004
Colorado gonzo journalist Dr. Hunter Thompson spent Election Night home at Owl Farm with a small circle of friends, fielding phone calls from assorted celebrities, ranging from Sean Penn to to presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.
Thompson read the writing on the wall fairly early, and puts the blame for Kerry's defeat on evangelicals... MORE
3:18 pm, Nov 5, 2004
For two days in a row, about 85 Boulder high school students, upset about the election, are camping out at school. Both Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Senator Elect Ken Salazar are sending representatives to speak with them.
The Boulder students say they also want to meet with their superintendent's representatives along with Republican Governor... MORE
8:09 am, Nov 5, 2004
I have a feeling Pete Coors is going to decide he has better things to do than run for office again, but there are a few Colorado politicians that didn't win office on Tuesday who very likely could come back and try again.
First is former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaffer of Fort Collins, who was defeated by Coors in the Republican Senate primary.... MORE