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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

2003 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • A Class Act

    published June 19, 2003

    The last time Richard Florida came to town, to speak to a ballroom full of business types about his book, The Rise of the Creative Class,... More >>

  • A Real Soap

    published June 12, 2003

    Clara Brown is not your typical operatic heroine. She's no done-wrong courtesan, dying of consumption. She's no callow teen, dying of a... More >>

  • Carry On!

    published June 12, 2003

    This is not the story I intended to write. The notes for that story have been lost in luggage limbo for 45 hours and counting. Then again, I never... More >>

  • Suit Yourself -- or Someone Else

    published June 5, 2003

    Hanging in my office is a black-and-white-plaid suit jacket with big pearl buttons. It's the sort of jacket a suburban matron might wear to an... More >>

  • Dollars and Nonsense

    published June 5, 2003

    In New York City, they're throwing chump change at a $4 billion budget gap by fining 86-year-old men for illegally feeding pigeons, and teenagers... More >>

  • Edifice Complex

    published May 29, 2003

    Mayor Wellington Webb will soon be gone, but he won't be forgotten. Not when he's left his size-thirteen footprints all over this city.... More >>

  • Art and Politics

    published May 15, 2003

    SUN, 5/18 As part of the third annual City Park Festival of the Arts today, Denver mayoral hopefuls John Hickenlooper and Don... More >>

  • Joy in Mudville

    published May 15, 2003

    My next-door neighbor, a caring, creative and very patient man, ran for Denver City Council. On garbage day last week, his recycling bin held a... More >>

  • Gunning for Love

    published May 8, 2003

    TUES, 5/13 If you're dating, you're obviously mentally deranged or soon will be, but still, we date as much as possible. Why? Guys date... More >>

  • Go Figure

    published May 8, 2003

    Lying flat and helpless -- as flat and helpless as Denver's economy -- alongside Speer Boulevard is a giant steel-and-fiberglass sculpture created... More >>

  • Anglo File

    published May 1, 2003

    THURS 5/1 This week, Denver debuts the first festival ever held in this country devoted to British movies -- or so say the organizers... More >>

  • Satan Sheets

    published May 1, 2003

    The devil got down at the Regency one Saturday night. By Monday morning, Maruca Salazar's entire eighth-grade class was talking about it. "I... More >>

  • What a Knockout!

    published April 24, 2003

    SAT 4/26 Punching, kicking, knockouts and more! Today, top karate practitioners from near and far will gather in Denver for the annual... More >>

  • War of the Words

    published April 24, 2003

    I just want to say this is a fucked-up life In this crazy world it's so hard to do right I wonder why it's not hard to... More >>

  • It Takes a Pillage

    published April 24, 2003

    It's so nice to see the government getting cozy with the media -- embed together, as it were. "The side benefit, it seems to me, is there's... More >>

  • Deadly Diet

    published April 17, 2003

    \WED 4/23 Jennifer Hendricks, a 25-year-old Denver woman who lost her battle with anorexia in 1998, weighed only 45 pounds when she... More >>

  • Fantasy Rules

    published April 17, 2003

    FRI 4/18 Harry Potter, meet Frodo Baggins. And while you two are getting chummy, make room for R2D2 and a Renaissance juggler. Oh,... More >>

  • The 7 Percent Solution

    published April 17, 2003

    Denver's in a world of hurt. The bad news came at Tuesday's Mayor/ Council meeting. With the economy still scraping bottom, the city is now... More >>

  • My Dinner With Rummy

    published April 3, 2003

    "We have seen mood swings in the media from highs to lows to highs and back again, sometimes in a single 24-hour period," said Secretary of... More >>

  • Mayberry, BFD

    published March 6, 2003

    In Denver, no one's separated by six degrees. Two, maybe. The connections are so close that back East, pollsters and political consultants marvel... More >>

  • Shrine On

    published February 27, 2003

    Not long after Brandy Duvall was murdered by a gang of Bloods in May 1997, a wooden cross appeared by U.S. Highway 6 mile marker 269.5, just above... More >>

  • The Smile High City

    published February 20, 2003

    Will the last one to leave City Hall please turn out the lights? In these fiscally strapped times, there's no reason to waste pennies on... More >>

  • The Meter's Running

    published February 6, 2003

    No one lit a candle to mark the one-year anniversary of Denver's world-class fiasco -- but plenty of people are still feeling burned. On January... More >>

  • House Calls

    published January 30, 2003

    The sad parade keeps passing through the Colorado Legislature. College administrators losing departments, towns losing road projects, cancer... More >>

  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    published January 16, 2003

    As the only newspaper in town dedicated to printing the uncensored truth -- every juicy, titillating, squirm-inducing, profane word of it -- we... More >>

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