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1996 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • Bad Connections

    published December 12, 1996

    The biggest pay-phone scam yet uncovered involved a San Diego-based company called AmTel. But Colorado has had its share, too. By 1994, eight... More >>

  • Smooth Operator

    published December 12, 1996

    In the mountain town of Frisco, Bobby Gene Kelley was known as a drinker of great persistence. Soon after receiving one too many citations for... More >>

  • Friendly Fire

    published November 21, 1996

    Clayton Nelson very much enjoyed Unintended Consequences, a book by St. Louis stockbroker John Ross. Most of it, anyway. "It's a hell of a... More >>

  • Loaded for Bear

    published November 14, 1996

    Tom Beck began hunting forty years ago, shooting squirrels outside his tiny hometown of High Springs, in north Florida, when he was six years old.... More >>

  • Due Unto Others

    published October 10, 1996

    More than $5 billion worth of property in this state is exempt from taxation but still receives the services that every other piece of property... More >>

  • Another Revolting Development

    published October 3, 1996

    It's curious how the prospect of jail can make a rich man find his wallet. What's even more curious is how Evergreen-based homebuilder Clyde... More >>

  • 1 for the Money

    published September 26, 1996

    Drive to Pagosa Springs, then south through the sloping ranchlands of south-central Colorado and across the Rio Blanco on Route 84, one of the few... More >>

  • Degrees of Separation

    published September 19, 1996

    Did a math instructor at the Community College of Aurora whistleblow herself out of a job? For the past three years Katherine Mills has... More >>

  • Dreaming of a Higher Power

    published September 5, 1996

    If you walk along the quaint quarter-mile stretch of Main Street in downtown Lyons, you can find a florist, a handful of antique dealers, Germanic... More >>

  • Teacher's Fret

    published August 29, 1996

    John Hart is a fine writing teacher; his student evaluations are nearly unanimous on that. Last year his students nominated him as Teacher of the... More >>

  • This Property Is Condemned

    published August 22, 1996

    Of all the indignities Elizabeth Matteson says she suffered at the hands of the government, the worst came after the Environmental Protection... More >>

  • Picking Up the Tab

    published August 15, 1996

    Printer, investor and socialite Barry Hirschfeld has a reputation as someone who knows a good deal when he sees one. But he appears to have... More >>

  • Going to Ground

    published August 1, 1996

    Three weeks ago an unlikely group of lawyers, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and a private investigator met with... More >>

  • Spies Like Us

    published July 18, 1996

    Managing a city can be a sneaky business. How else to explain why Denver ran up a nearly $80,000 tab with R.A. Heales & Associates? According to... More >>

  • Jack's Back

    published July 11, 1996

    In 1993, Lisa Lane, an assistant district attorney in Grand County, prosecuted a drunk-driving case against an occasional local named Jack Irving... More >>

  • Feelings. Nothing More Than Feelings.

    published July 4, 1996

    Sexual assault?" Dave Lawrence, who manages the Park Centre Lounge, a Westminster karaoke bar, is perplexed. "I guess you could call it... More >>

  • Lame Excuses

    published June 13, 1996

    Park County, which borders sprawling Jefferson and Douglas counties, is where Colorado's genuine horse country collides with the commuters of the... More >>

  • Not Licked Yet

    published June 6, 1996

    Billy Mullins has found faith. "The justice system of this great city has finally realized," he begins, "that it was a bunch of fuckin' lies... More >>

  • Calling All White People

    published June 6, 1996

    When Denver Public Schools began forced busing to desegregate the city's schools just over two decades ago, the reaction of many white parents was... More >>

  • Seeds of Discontent

    published May 30, 1996

    On the blue-dark evening of May 13, 1995, Craig Williams stood on the porch of the single-story ranch house he'd built twenty years ago. To the... More >>

  • Taking a Powder

    published May 30, 1996

    Last week Jet Aspen, the start-up airline that was to ferry powder-hungry passengers from Los Angeles and other cities to Aspen, Telluride and... More >>

  • That Fits the Bill

    published May 9, 1996

    Legislators like to give the impression that they are part of a sacred mission. Working in dark-paneled chambers filled with high-minded... More >>

  • Tooth Will Tell

    published April 25, 1996

    The medical establishment grits its teeth when it hears Hal Huggins's name. Dentists, scientists and patients regard the Colorado Springs dentist... More >>

  • Machine Politics

    published April 18, 1996

    Business and politics have been known to make uneasy bedfellows, but an obscure Boulder company is showing just how strange the marriage can be.... More >>

  • Million Man Mystery

    published April 4, 1996

    Last week, as Denver Public Schools officials announced they would not permit another Nation of Islam rally to take place at George Washington... More >>

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