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Awards

  • 2008 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published April 19, 2007

    "Faith, Hope... and Charity"

  • 2008 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published February 22, 2007

    "The Transformers"

  • 2008 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published June 12, 2007

    "Last Chance High"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 2, 2005

    "Lost and Found"

2005 Stories by Luke Turf

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
  • Suns Set

    published December 15, 2005

    No one in City Park had ever seen anything like Alvin Maxie. In the summer of 1970, fresh from a twelve-year stint in the U.S. Army, he came... More >>

  • Grape Expectations

    published December 15, 2005

    If you want to add something special to your holiday toast, try a wine produced by the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City. At around... More >>

  • My Way for the Highway

    published November 24, 2005

    An anonymous call led police to Robert David Cline's body, tucked inside a concrete cave under the on-ramp for westbound Interstate 70 at York... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published November 17, 2005

    Instead of the shame, guilt, humiliation and fear that Baby Girl normally felt when she sat on the wooden bench for prisoners in Denver County... More >>

  • The Price You Pay

    published November 3, 2005

    Peggy Jo Freeman puffs her cigarette to the butt and lights up another as she talks about her four incarcerated sons. She chain-smokes when she's... More >>

  • Flick or Treat

    published October 27, 2005

    SUN, 10/30 The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, hosts the weekly Entertainment Industry Night to give film and music laborers a place... More >>

  • Locked and Loaded

    published October 13, 2005

    The stench of Vail's wealth was getting to Anthony Prince. Luxury surrounded the twenty-year-old. He saw it on the slopes and in the parking... More >>

  • Cirque du Something

    published September 29, 2005

    FRI, 9/30 "Some of my greatest friends from college were people that I considered comedy hippies," says Boulder-based writer and... More >>

  • Last Chance

    published September 22, 2005

    A bullet ripped into Brad Braxton's body but left him standing, waiting for the next bullet to end his life. He put a hand on his gut wound and... More >>

  • The Gang's All Here

    published September 22, 2005

    On the last Saturday in June, eighteen-year-old Timothy Kemp was headed home after a visit to Six Flags Elitch Gardens. It was Gay Pride weekend,... More >>

  • Remote Control

    published August 18, 2005

    FRI, 8/19 When I was growing up, pretty much every kid I knew received a brand-new remote-control car for Christmas. This was not... More >>

  • Law and Border

    published July 28, 2005

    Immigration is personal to Lilian Shea. She understands it as no citizen of the United States can. But immigration's so close to her heart that... More >>

  • Sidebar

    published July 28, 2005

    The air conditioner was too noisy, so someone shut it off and let the hundred or so people packed into the cafeteria sweat it out. The heat is on... More >>

  • A Year for a Life

    published July 28, 2005

    Chris LaFore begged the judge's forgiveness for using the present tense when she talked about her dead son Jason in a Jefferson County... More >>

  • Spinning Their Wheels

    published July 14, 2005

    While Congress fights over what promises to be the nation's energy policy for the future, a University of Denver law student is fighting to make... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published July 14, 2005

    Terry Graham is fighting a losing battle. Last July, the anti-immigration activist was in the audience for an immigration reform panel at... More >>

  • Headed for Trouble

    published July 7, 2005

    The boys played together in a punk-rock band, Troublebound. They went to high school together at Highlands Ranch. They worked together at... More >>

  • In for Life

    published July 7, 2005

    The files of the Pendulum Foundation overflow with cases of people convicted of committing crimes when they were juveniles and who are now in... More >>

  • How Much Is That Kitty in the Window?

    published June 23, 2005

    SAT, 6/25 Ever dreamed of bumping into a porn star and buying her (or him) a drink? Well, tonight's your chance, at the Pleasure's... More >>

  • Exploring La Raza

    published June 16, 2005

    Lisa Olken has never eaten menudo. She's a guera ("white girl") who doesn't speak Spanish and has never been south of the border. The... More >>

  • Lost and Found

    published June 2, 2005

    Baby Girl got deep into the game. She calls the women who bought crack from her "mommies"; the homeless men on the corners are "uncles." Everyone... More >>

  • Tricks or Treatment

    published June 2, 2005

    The Chrysalis Project is the latest in a long line of innovative city programs designed to deal... More >>

  • Beating the Bully

    published April 28, 2005

    This luncheon is a celebration, a brief respite in the war against evil. The troops gathered around the white tablecloths are all here to pick up... More >>

  • The Peter Principle

    published April 28, 2005

    The anti-bullying industry has attracted everyone from serious scholars to scam artists to pop... More >>

  • Breast Friend

    published April 21, 2005

    A Diamond Cabaret stripper with a new set of breasts found herself addicted to Percocet, a painkiller her doctor would no longer prescribe. That's... More >>

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