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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 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"

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

    "Double Trouble"

  • 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

1999 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • The Runaround

    published December 30, 1999

    First things first: This is not the way Bill Michaels thought he'd be ringing in the new year. Not that there's anything wrong with his fun... More >>

  • The Time of Their Lives

    published December 23, 1999

    It could have been so easy. Had Jefferson County Sheriff John Stone just asked Tim Roche, the Time magazine reporter, for a couple of bucks... More >>

  • Hate, Lies and Videotapes

    published December 16, 1999

    Nathan Thill. Aaron McKinney. Dylan Klebold. Eric Harris. Their short lives drip with hate, the liquid courage that enables them to commit... More >>

  • Slow Burn

    published December 9, 1999

    The tabloids could not have made up this story. In the almost three years since JonBenét Ramsey's lifeless body was found in the... More >>

  • I WAS A WITNESS FOR THE GLOBE!

    published November 11, 1999

    As told to Patricia Calhoun, by Patricia Calhoun If you think it's embarrassing to be caught in a checkout line with nothing but a lime... More >>

  • The Tab, Please

    published October 21, 1999

    Back in January 1997, the worst crime imaginable in Boulder, Colorado, was not the murder of a six-year-old girl, but the publication in a... More >>

  • Send in the Clowns

    published October 14, 1999

    The circus is back in town, transforming Boulder into a bigtop stuffed with big-time media stars. They'll be in the center ring, fighting for... More >>

  • CU in Court

    published October 7, 1999

    Sam Riddle was right. About one thing, at least. Back in June, the shoot-from-the-lip Riddle complained that his $250-an-hour consulting... More >>

  • Party Central

    published September 30, 1999

    Saturday night in a packed, smoky ballroom large enough to park a 747. The music is loud, the crowd even louder. She shouts that she's 21; he... More >>

  • Thou Shalt Go

    published September 23, 1999

    It is not easy typing while you are wearing a charm bracelet bearing the Ten Commandments -- in condensed form, of course, since the King James... More >>

  • Offensive Line

    published September 9, 1999

    Like it or not, sports have brought Denver its greatest fame. And its greatest infamy. No matter how often city cheerleaders jump up and... More >>

  • The Bus Stops Here

    published September 2, 1999

    Bubby Brister wasn't the only one who got sacked Monday. The editor of the paper that on Tuesday gave its most prominent play not to the... More >>

  • Up From the Ashes

    published August 26, 1999

    One hot August morning, a day even drier and dustier than it had been that June more than 123 years before, I said goodbye to Alan Dumas and added... More >>

  • Law and Ardor

    published July 29, 1999

    Ted Carpenter is a sore winner. "I find it depressing that the Denver Art Museum did what they did and the press either protected them or... More >>

  • The Answer to a Riddle

    published July 22, 1999

    Last Friday night was not Sam Riddle's finest hour--on or off the clock. But his arrest for disobeying a lawful order and mouthing off at a pair... More >>

  • Riddle Me This

    published July 8, 1999

    Sam Riddle is Colorado's man of the hour. The $250 hour. Next Monday, members of the Legislative Audit Committee (who, as lawmakers,... More >>

  • The Hillerman Way

    published July 1, 1999

    Leaphorn swiveled his chair to face the map that dominated his wall behind his desk. It was a magnified version of the "Indian Country" map... More >>

  • The Friendly Skies

    published June 17, 1999

    It's a long way from Centennial Airport to Altoona, Pennsylvania. The miles would pass quickly if you could hop a plane and fly there, of... More >>

  • A Blanket Indictment

    published June 3, 1999

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. This story is not about money. How could it be, when Adelaide de... More >>

  • Pomp and Circumstances

    published May 20, 1999

    High school is hell. In the wake of the Columbine shootings, memories of high school's peculiar institutional hells keep surfacing across... More >>

  • If Books Could Kill

    published May 13, 1999

    The kill is the easiest part of the job. People kill one another every day. It takes no great effort to pull a trigger or plunge a knife. It is... More >>

  • The Ten Commandments

    published May 6, 1999

    1. Thou shalt be careful in the big city. Early Saturday morning, the mall shuttle fills quickly as it passes through LoDo and heads toward... More >>

  • Opportunism Knocks

    published April 29, 1999

    A week after the massacre at Columbine High School, everybody has an agenda. Some are noble, some are not. Some seek the truth, others spin... More >>

  • A Master Storyteller's Final Chapter

    published April 22, 1999

    Alan Dumas had a big heart. Coincidentally, that's what killed him Saturday. But not before he gave Denver two decades of wonderful... More >>

  • A Word to the Wise

    published April 8, 1999

    Colorado has always been quick to forgive--and forget. In the midst of the current economic boom, with houses selling within a day for more... More >>

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