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

    "Crying Shame"

  • 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"

  • 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"

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

    "Boxed In"

  • 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

2000 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Read and Buried

    published December 28, 2000

    You have three more days to become a part of history. Because after December 31, Denver's electronic time capsule project will be... More >>

  • Zippity Doodads

    published December 21, 2000

    Nothing says lovin' like a really big pair of men's briefs painted in a festive theme. Although you've missed the opening-night reception, there... More >>

  • 2001: A Spaced Odyssey

    published December 21, 2000

    Jefferson Smith came out to Colorado when this state was booming -- the first time. He tried Creede and Leadville but discovered he could make a... More >>

  • Snap Judgments

    published November 9, 2000

    This is the never-ending election. Because even after all the counts and recounts are completed, Florida finally sinks into the sea, and the... More >>

  • The Name of the Game

    published November 2, 2000

    As this column went to press, the Metropolitan Football Stadium District announced that it was suspending... More >>

  • Skating on Thin Ice

    published October 26, 2000

    Six dead women -- the body count so far this month for Colorado's victims of domestic... More >>

  • Sounds Like Fun!

    published October 19, 2000

    Pigs must be flying. For a decade, the Wynkoop Brewing Company celebrated its anniversary with an official Running of the Pigs, a Hemingway... More >>

  • Sea of Grass

    published September 28, 2000

    There are those who bemoan Colorado's landlocked condition and regard the Rockies as some kind of consolation prize for our lack of a Hamptons or... More >>

  • Duty Calls

    published September 28, 2000

    In May 1998, Chris Clendening, who by then had more than twenty years with the Denver Sheriff's Department under his belt, was assigned to... More >>

  • The Doctor Is Out

    published September 21, 2000

    The shelves of the Denver Public Library hold many items that some might find objectionable. The books of the learned Laura Schlessinger, for... More >>

  • Blowing Smoke

    published September 14, 2000

    The valet parking area at the Westin was full, but they took so long to tell me that I felt aggrieved. So I squealed down to the basement of the... More >>

  • This War's Over

    published September 7, 2000

    "The gauntlet had been thrown. And now the town was to see an interminable newspaper war, with attacks, journalistic screams, fisticuffs and... More >>

  • Life's Bitter Here

    published August 24, 2000

    The right click opens up your Windows options, Paul Verizzo tells his computer class. "It opens up your life." But that window's about to slam... More >>

  • Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    published June 8, 2000

    Two weeks until summer begins, and already the dog days are upon us. They're snapping at our most exquisitely sensitive spots. As might... More >>

  • Fire Away

    published May 11, 2000

    Last Friday, John Bray landed on the ground outside our office, a bullet in his chest. On Saturday, his killing landed on the front pages of... More >>

  • The Bum's Rush

    published April 27, 2000

    Pity the poor Denver City Council members who get caught napping after Monday night's meeting. On Tuesday, May 2, "the City will begin... More >>

  • Don't Be Dense

    published April 20, 2000

    All of Denver's neighborhoods have character. Few have clout. Not the clout of Hilltop, certainly, which ten days ago wrested from Denver... More >>

  • Man With a Plan

    published April 6, 2000

    With a Republican in the governor's office -- a Republican who, during his 1998 campaign, told the Christian Coalition he supported banning tax... More >>

  • The Forgotten Man

    published March 23, 2000

    On Tuesday, his last free day in this country, Loi Nguyen frantically tries to salvage what he can of the rest of his life. At the end of this... More >>

  • Out at Home

    published March 9, 2000

    And you thought Pedro Astacio had problems with the INS. Even as the justice system debates whether the confessed wife-beater -- confessed,... More >>

  • Hold, Please

    published March 2, 2000

    Connections count. In early January, US West filled a time capsule with tidbits about how the telephone had changed our lives. "In 1900," the... More >>

  • A Fine Bill

    published February 24, 2000

    Last Thursday, Jesse Ventura, former professional wrestler and current governor of Minnesota, stepped off a light-rail train and marched into the... More >>

  • A Perfect Ten

    published February 24, 2000

    This week the Colorado Legislature passes the point of no return, when bills must either move on to the other house for ten more weeks of... More >>

  • Life's Little Lessons

    published January 27, 2000

    Tom Tancredo is back from Washington, back home in Colorado after his first year as a freshman representative, wondering if the snow now... More >>

  • Things to Do in Denver When It's Dead

    published January 6, 2000

    There may not have been fireworks on New Year's Eve, but all hell's been busting loose since we woke up Saturday morning and found ourselves... More >>

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