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  • Shootout at the Not-So-Okay Corral

    published December 28, 2000

    Mile High bigwigs like to think of Denver as "the city that has reinvented itself for the 21st century." At least, that's how they touted it in a... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published December 21, 2000

    Just in time for holiday stocking stuffing, Alvertis Simmons -- local rabble-rouser, black activist, disgraced former city employee and... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published December 14, 2000

    It's December. The malls are crowded, there's ice on the streets and, as always, the Denver City and County Building is lit up like a mosquito... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published December 7, 2000

    Nothing breeds success like, well, success. And John Fielder has had plenty of it -- on the business side, anyway. Although Amendment 25,... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published November 30, 2000

    Now that the election season is (mostly) over, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at a lot of malls and stores around town -- except, of... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published November 23, 2000

    Denver International Airport, that little bigtop on the prairie, has never exactly blended in with the natural environment. And why should it?... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published November 16, 2000

    Taking their cue from police departments that solicit help from TV shows such as America's Most Wanted to track down the most elusive of... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published November 9, 2000

    As governor, Dick Lamm made national headlines when he pronounced that we all have a "duty to die" and get out of the way. But today the... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published November 2, 2000

    The Rocky Mountain News apparently didn't have room for third-party candidates in its October 22 voters' guide, but it managed to make some... More >>

  • Playing Chicken

    published November 2, 2000

    Russ Seward gets up with the prairie chickens. So does Carol Twiss. In fact, so many people in eastern Yuma County wake with the birdies that... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published October 26, 2000

    They kick, they scratch, they fight for attention, but third-party candidates just don't seem to get any respect in Colorado. And despite the... More >>

  • Give and Take

    published October 26, 2000

    When Lieutenant Governor Joe Rogers organized a conference on youth education last spring, he got a lot of help: The University of Denver lent him... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published October 19, 2000

    No matter how scary this Halloween becomes, it can't be as frightening as the vision of Halloween 1995 conjured up by Suzanne Galante, at... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published October 12, 2000

    When Colorado Public Radio woke up on September 29, it hadn't exactly turned into a cockroach. But that didn't makes its fall subscription drive... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published October 5, 2000

    While Denver braces for political fireworks -- as well as a few explosions -- over Saturday's Columbus Day parade, the city's still getting... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published September 28, 2000

    Spit happens to hometown girl Amy Van Dyken. During Saturday's Olympics coverage, NBC's camera caught the spittin' image of Van Dyken... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published September 21, 2000

    Cheap shots: On Friday, Arapahoe County sheriff's deputies responded to the ICG building near the Denver Tech Center on a report that a... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published September 14, 2000

    Rocky Mountain Animal Defense was out prowling again this weekend, protesting the use of dogs in labs at the University of Colorado medical... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published September 7, 2000

    Michael Carrier knows that asking politicians to be civil with one another is like asking lions not to chase zebras. But he just can't help... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published August 31, 2000

    The Community College of Denver doesn't worry too much about admission standards. Just about any potential student who wants to take a class there... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published August 24, 2000

    The tax man recently came knocking at state treasurer Mike Coffman's door after the Republican businessman failed to pay the quarterly... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published August 17, 2000

    They could be separated at birth (and by a few decades) -- self-made men who share a hatred of the media and a love of guitars, animals (one... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published August 10, 2000

    "Books on subjects related to the professional hit man are hard to find. But there are a few publishers out there who have the backbone to provide... More >>

  • United We Strand

    published August 10, 2000

    Westword's What United Did to My Summer Vacation contest has been a resounding... More >>

  • Off Limits

    published August 3, 2000

    Our state legislators must be so jealous. First the Colorado Board of Education decides to flaunt the Constitution by demanding that the slogan... More >>

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