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Awards

  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published January 27, 2011

    "Pen Pals"

  • 2011 - Sigma Delta Chi Awards/Society of Professional Journalists, published September 9, 2010

    "Spreading Her Wings"

  • 2011 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published September 9, 2010

    "Spreading Her Wings"

  • 2011 - Society of Professional Journalists/Colorado Chapter, published September 9, 2010

    "Spreading Her Wings"

  • 2011 - Golden Quill Award/International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, published September 23, 2010

    "Crying Shame"

  • 2010 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published March 5, 2009

    "Double Trouble"

  • 2010 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published August 13, 2009

    "Boxed In"

  • 2010 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published May 14, 2009

    "School Daze"

  • 2010 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published May 14, 2009

    "School Daze"

  • 2009 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published January 3, 2008

    "Reminders"

  • 2009 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published August 21, 2008

    "True West"

  • 2009 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published December 11, 2008

    "Join the Club"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published February 15, 2007

    "Ladies Plight"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 3, 2007

    "Exhibitionists"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 31, 2007

    "The Nigerian Scam Strikes Again"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 12, 2005

    "A Piece of the Action"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 18, 2005

    "Screwed for Life"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published November 10, 2005

    "A Peace of the Action"

  • 2006 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications

    Calhoun's Columns

1996 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Sustaining an Empire

    published December 19, 1996

    When last we heard from Marshall Kaplan, the embattled dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver was... More >>

  • Homeless for the Holidays

    published December 5, 1996

    As homeless go, the folks living along the banks of the South Platte River just west of downtown were never going to be poster children inspiring... More >>

  • Reject Your Elders

    published November 28, 1996

    Beverly Beuster thought she was set for life. Transferred by Martin Marietta Corp.--now Lockheed Martin--from her hometown of New Orleans to... More >>

  • Real Life. Real News. Real Bad.

    published November 14, 1996

    Get real: If Channel 7 had given it some thought--a commodity as rare as a newscast without a promotional puff piece--the station wouldn't have... More >>

  • Political Animals

    published November 7, 1996

    Enough. By the time he was on the homestretch of his 1,200-mile tour of the Fourth Congressional District, independent candidate Wes... More >>

  • The Road to Ruin

    published October 10, 1996

    Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. On October 1, five years to the day after gambling became legal in three Colorado mining... More >>

  • A River of Money Runs Through It

    published September 26, 1996

    "A miserable yellow melancholy stream"--that's how Mark Twain saw the Platte River. In his book Roughing It, Twain described his first encounter... More >>

  • Nip It in the Bud

    published September 12, 1996

    A gentleman entered a busy florist shop that displayed a large sign that read, "Say it with flowers." "Wrap up one rose," he told the... More >>

  • Stealing Home

    published September 5, 1996

    The Colorado Rockies protect their turf--both on and off the field. When fans trying to avoid opening-day traffic bicycled to Coors Field,... More >>

  • Grand Illusions

    published August 8, 1996

    Plutonium has a half-life of 24,000 years, give or take an eon. The saga of Colorado special grand jury 89-2 could stretch almost as long. ... More >>

  • Serf and Turf

    published July 18, 1996

    At midnight last Thursday, I was on the outside looking in, peering through the windows of the Palm, an establishment that now occupies the old... More >>

  • Independents Day

    published July 11, 1996

    There's an ominous shadow hanging over Washington, D.C., and it's no alien spaceship. The threat to the political status quo springs from a spot... More >>

  • Planet Lowdown

    published July 4, 1996

    I am sitting in a local bar, and I am thinking that I would like to punch Bruce Willis in the nose. The bar is a block from where the... More >>

  • Walk Softly and Carry A Big Hockey Stick

    published June 13, 1996

    You think the Avalanche won big Monday night? The real game begins when the triumphant hockey team's owner, Ascent Entertainment Group, tries to... More >>

  • Razin' in the Sun

    published May 16, 1996

    This is Historic Denver Week, which neatly overlaps with National Historic Preservation Week. And so on Thursday, Mayor Wellington Webb is... More >>

  • Disturbing the Piss

    published May 9, 1996

    You are at a formal event, in heels and a sequined gown, when nature calls. Does the fact that you have a penis prevent you from using the... More >>

  • Through a Glass, Darkly

    published May 2, 1996

    In the fall of 1988, life in Denver was anything but a Rocky Mountain high. The economy had been down so long that replacing a perfectly fine... More >>

  • The Great Train Robbery

    published April 25, 1996

    Black Hawk boasts more violent crimes per capita than any other community in Colorado. But the caper the town contemplated last Saturday was... More >>

  • Millions Served

    published April 18, 1996

    Rodney Long was at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., when the spirit "hit" him. It stayed with him on the trip back to Denver, and... More >>

  • Life in the Fast Lane

    published April 4, 1996

    When Spicer Breeden crashed into Greg Lopez on March 17, two worlds collided. The ironies piled up quickly. Just a year separated Lopez and... More >>

  • Leader of the PAC

    published March 28, 1996

    Colorado's political caucuses are often dull affairs--neighborly barn-raising reminders of our state's origins, when the real action now takes... More >>

  • Good People

    published March 21, 1996

    The story was about two people with brain injuries who met in a support group and married. The woman had been hurt in a fall, the man in a car... More >>

  • A Federal Case

    published March 14, 1996

    Ronnie Bay is no sissy. Ten years ago, when he took over the Micky Manor on North Federal Boulevard, he had to fight inch by inch, night by... More >>

  • Patching Things Up

    published March 7, 1996

    From inside the Terminal Bar--a classic dive immortalized on Tom Waits's Nighthawks in the Diner--you cannot see the garish... More >>

  • Will They Ever Learn?

    published February 29, 1996

    All DPS board members should stay after school and write a hundred times on the blackboard: "Why screw up a program that works?" "We've... More >>

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