Andy Van De Voorde

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  • 18 years ago | Longform

    One night in 1968, a 29-year-old Phil Anschutz sat in the bar of the Casper, Wyoming, airport cutting the biggest deal of his life with an oil wildcatter named Jeff Hawks. Outside, in the direction of Gillette, the sky was on fire, the result of a...

  • 18 years ago | News

    After years of bedeviling some of the state's most powerful people, the Moffat Tunnel Commission is about to disappear. The obscure state agency, which was intended to do nothing more than oversee a pair of ancient railroad and water tunnels under...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The eastern-plains town of Grover has never been bashful about its drinking. Tammie Byner recalls the time her mother was roped by a drunken cowboy while walking down Main Street during the annual Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo. Revelers have been k...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The last time Denver super-developer-turned-S&L-deadbeat Bill Walters was heard from, he was lying low in his wife's California condo, ducking calls from the press and hoping not to hear a knock on the door from the G-men assigned to mop up the na...

  • 18 years ago | News

    The Reverend Henry Lyons, the embattled president of the nation's largest black denomination, has come under fire in recent weeks for driving a Rolls-Royce that he allegedly purchased with church funds. Perhaps when Lyons is in town this week for ...

  • 18 years ago | News

    The planned sixth runway at Denver International Airport is in a holding pattern, blocked by congressional politics and doubts about whether it's needed at all. But a fire station designed largely to serve the phantom runway is already up and runn...