Colorado Senators Pat Steadman (D), Rachel Zenzinger (D), and Scott Renfroe (R) sample beer at Dry Dock Brewing Co. before brewing Upper Chamber Fresh Hole Ale as part of the Hop the Vote competition.
Politics and beer collide in Hop the Vote, a friendly competiton pitting members of Colorado's Senate and House of Representatives against each other in a brew-off. Each legislative body created an original beer at a local brewery: the Senators brewed "Upper Chamber Fresh Hop Ale" at Dry Dock...
September 25 2014, 1:30 PM
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In the past several days, Denverites have awakened to the news that, according to the most recent polling, Bob Beauprez leads Governor Hickenlooper by a whopping 10 points. And that the incumbent leads his challenger by a slightly less whopping seven points. And that...
September 19 2014, 1:15 PM
—Photograph by Jeff Nelson
The morning of June 10, 2014, dawns on Washington, D.C., as it typically does in summer: under a sodden blanket of humidity. Although the temperature won’t top 80 degrees all day, by 7:30 a.m. the oppressive mugginess has already settled, eased every few minutes by a fleeting, fluttering...
—Image courtesy of Richard Feldman
Anti-drug advertising campaigns have a long and checkered history. From "Just Say No" to "This is Your Brain on Drugs" to "Not Even Once," these efforts usually spur debate, sometimes trigger changes in public policy, and almost always provide fodder for standup comedians.
When adult use of...
August 12 2014, 9:45 AM
—Photo by Bryce Boyer
Ryan Call is playing the blues. It’s just after 7 a.m. on a Saturday in May, and we’re headed to Steamboat Springs for the Routt County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Luncheon. Although I expected the studious-looking Call to be driving something like a luxury sedan, a Pandora playlist featuring Ray...
—Image by Jeff Nelson
Photo courtesy of 5280's Dylan Owens.
President Obama arrived in Denver Tuesday afternoon for a two-day trip that included eating pizza at Wazee Supper Club in Lodo, shooting pool with Governor Hickenlooper at Wynkoop Brewing Company, a stroll down 15th street (that led to this unfortunate photo), a speech in Cheesman Park, and a...
July 10 2014, 1:25 PM
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After months of speeches and ads and political parrying, Colorado Republicans will finally get to weigh in today as the state's primary election gets underway.
In the marquee event—Congressional districts 4 and 5 are also on the docket—we'll likely know by tonight who the GOP's candidate to...
June 24 2014, 10:50 AM