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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 May 14, 2009

    "School Daze"

  • 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"

  • 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

1997 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Autumn of Angst

    published December 11, 1997

    One day in mid-November, a San Francisco radio station called my office. "We hear Denver's overrun by skinheads," a reporter said. "Can we get a... More >>

  • I Am Curious, Yellow Journalism

    published December 4, 1997

    That airplane banner flying overhead Monday, proclaiming the unfairness of Denver Post management to all of downtown Denver, wasn't the only sign... More >>

  • Get Stuffed

    published November 27, 1997

    Let us now give thanks. It was one big, dysfunctional family reunited in U.S. District Judge John Kane's courtroom last week, picking at... More >>

  • A Case Done to Death

    published November 20, 1997

    The best argument against the death penalty may be a death-penalty trial. Four weeks after opening arguments in the People v. Jon Morris,... More >>

  • Sitting in Judgment

    published November 13, 1997

    I was holding my sister's one-month-old son in Framingham, Massachusetts, a mile away from the women's prison, when a jury found its most famous... More >>

  • Street Dreams

    published October 16, 1997

    Johnnie's Market is closed. Cerrado. For the first time in over sixty years, Johnnie's is not open for business. "Closed because of... More >>

  • Father Knows Best

    published October 2, 1997

    He could never forget his daughter, but six years after her death, Frank Baley was getting on with his life. Then a Boulder police officer called,... More >>

  • The Last Writes

    published September 25, 1997

    Gary Davis was ready to die in 1990. Mark Thomas had just come to town as the director of the Colorado Press Association when he got a call... More >>

  • War of the Words

    published September 18, 1997

    The war between the sexes takes no prisoners--except children, who often earn their purple hearts during custody battles. Even after... More >>

  • The Princess and the Peons

    published September 11, 1997

    Princess Diana's body was barely back on British soil when the most unlikely people began acting like royal pains, comparing their own plights to... More >>

  • While You Were Away

    published September 4, 1997

    Since I last visited the Lace House, back on Memorial Day, an entire tourist season has come and gone--without one tourist touring through what... More >>

  • Calhoun

    published August 28, 1997

    Leroy Jones does not play the game by the rules. Not when he believes the game is fixed. As a driver for Yellow Cab when it went... More >>

  • Once Upon a Mattress

    published August 21, 1997

    On Monday morning, Keith Weinman's voice oozed out of the radio, delivering a pitch about how much "we" enjoy a certain brand of mattress. It was... More >>

  • Who's on First?

    published July 31, 1997

    In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream. But that's not stopping Robert Lewis. The Web publisher has been howling bloody murder since... More >>

  • Raised From the Dead

    published July 17, 1997

    It wasn't so very long ago that Governor Roy Romer wanted to promote Colorado as the "best place to raise a child." Just a few murders ago,... More >>

  • Gag Reflex

    published July 3, 1997

    The Rocky Flats grand jurors are about to get their day in court. Two days, actually: Courtroom C-159 at the federal courthouse, the... More >>

  • Putting the Boulder Police on Report

    published June 19, 1997

    Everything is going according to plan in Boulder. Not according to the "plan" cited by police chief Tom Koby back in January--back when it... More >>

  • And Justice for All

    published June 5, 1997

    When the world last heard from Robert Eaton Jr., he was being bundled into the back of a Denver squad car by a handful of uniformed officers. His... More >>

  • Black Hawk's History? It's History.

    published May 29, 1997

    Memorial Day once marked the start of the summer tourist season at the Lace House. But on this Memorial Day, it was difficult to remember what the... More >>

  • A Body of Work

    published May 22, 1997

    One day this spring, J.T. Colfax crossed the line. He's been on the edge before. The time he papered a New York City wall with stock shots... More >>

  • Unsafe at Any Speed

    published May 8, 1997

    Lights flashing, the vehicle sped toward the intersection, hurrying to an emergency call. But approaching fast from a side street came another... More >>

  • Culture: It's a Good Thing

    published April 24, 1997

    Roy Romer doesn't know who Martha Stewart is--and it's a good thing, too. The high priestess of high-class living is a menace to women... More >>

  • Look Before You Leap ... to Conclusions

    published April 17, 1997

    Memo to Denver: With all the national media in town for, and already bored by, the Oklahoma City bombing trial, this is no time to misbehave. ... More >>

  • The Other Jury

    published April 10, 1997

    In U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch's courtroom, the Oklahoma City bombing trial moves as slowly as a kept secret. Lawyers from both sides ask... More >>

  • And Not a Drop to Drink

    published April 3, 1997

    John Yelenick was raising his family on a farm in Henderson when he had his water tested in 1985. He wasn't looking for nerve gas. But a few years... More >>

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