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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

2008 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Charity Began at Home

    published Mar 05, 2008

    In December, I boarded an airplane bound for Haiti with Dan Jeune, a man who’d just worn a dashiki through Denver International Airport. Since back in my days at j-school, before I was ever paid t... More >>

  • Charity Began at Home

    published Mar 05, 2008

    In December, I boarded an airplane bound for Haiti with Dan Jeune, a man who’d just worn a dashiki through Denver International Airport. Since back in my days at j-school, before I was ever paid t... More >>

  • March 4: "Critical Tuesday"

    published Mar 05, 2008

    The night started out with Vermont being crazy. Not crazy because they went for frontrunners Barack Obama and John McCain, in sizeable fashion (Obama carried white voters, male voters and even femal... More >>

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

    published Mar 04, 2008

    The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee just spewed out another release -- this time noting that "local software company Nanco Global LLC has provided a software upgrade to the Host Committee's vo... More >>

  • Scam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am

    published Mar 04, 2008

    Since writing my column about “Ana,” the faux-pregnant grifter poisoning this city’s fine streets, I have been inundated with many letters and countless comments from people who also fell vict... More >>

  • Scam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am

    published Mar 04, 2008

    Since writing my column about “Ana,” the faux-pregnant grifter poisoning this city’s fine streets, I have been inundated with many letters and countless comments from people who also fell vict... More >>

  • Scam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am

    published Mar 04, 2008

    Since writing my column about “Ana,” the faux-pregnant grifter poisoning this city’s fine streets, I have been inundated with many letters and countless comments from people who also fell vict... More >>

  • Mouth by Southwest

    published Mar 04, 2008

    About three weeks ago, Chad Clevenger put Agave Grill through a mid-season menu overhaul, altering or outright dumping about two-thirds of the opening board. While the result could have been a retu... More >>

  • Crepe Nuts

    published Feb 26, 2008

    Crepes ‘n Crepes is uncompromisingly, unabashedly and unstintingly French. The cooks are French. Owners Kathy Knight and Alain Veratti have imported all their iron crepe griddles from France. The ... More >>

  • Last Chance for Life Skills

    published Feb 22, 2008

    As reported in this story, Life Skills Center of Denver is the last chance at a high school diploma for many Denver dropouts. And now, thanks to the board of Denver Public Schools, the charter schoo... More >>

  • Last Chance for Life Skills

    published Feb 22, 2008

    As reported in this story, Life Skills Center of Denver is the last chance at a high school diploma for many Denver dropouts. And now, thanks to the board of Denver Public Schools, the charter schoo... More >>

  • Last Chance for Life Skills

    published Feb 22, 2008

    As reported in this story, Life Skills Center of Denver is the last chance at a high school diploma for many Denver dropouts. And now, thanks to the board of Denver Public Schools, the charter schoo... More >>

  • Source of Humor

    published February 21, 2008

    Truth is definitely stranger than fiction — but fiction gets plenty strange in A Highly Placed Source, a very funny novel by... More >>

  • Really Free Speech

    published February 21, 2008

    "I want to speak for things," Jack Kerouac said, when asked why he was a writer. And this weekend, there will be plenty of people speaking on his... More >>

  • The Green Machine

    published Feb 19, 2008

    As reported in Off Limits this week, absinthe is now legal in the United States! And I don’t mean that phony shit that’s like anisette dyed green or that Eastern European stuff that tastes like ... More >>

  • Obama and Clinton YouTubed

    published Feb 19, 2008

    Whether Barack Obama’s Speechgate is a nonissue, a callous Clinton attack or the tip of the iceberg of Obama’s rhetorical and ideological harvesting, the real political marvel of the season is the... More >>

  • No Justice

    published Feb 14, 2008

    From the word go, the as-yet-unnamed Denver justice center project, just west of the U.S. Mint on Colfax Avenue, has been a disappointment. First, starchitect Steven Holl, who was designing the cour... More >>

  • No Justice

    published Feb 14, 2008

    From the word go, the as-yet-unnamed Denver justice center project, just west of the U.S. Mint on Colfax Avenue, has been a disappointment. First, starchitect Steven Holl, who was designing the cour... More >>

  • No Justice

    published Feb 14, 2008

    From the word go, the as-yet-unnamed Denver justice center project, just west of the U.S. Mint on Colfax Avenue, has been a disappointment. First, starchitect Steven Holl, who was designing the cour... More >>

  • The Rest Is History

    published Feb 13, 2008

    After running with the idea of building a new and mostly subterranean Colorado History Museum within Civic Center for months (as discussed here in “Going Under?”) the board of the Colorado Histo... More >>

  • The Rest Is History

    published Feb 13, 2008

    After running with the idea of building a new and mostly subterranean Colorado History Museum within Civic Center for months (as discussed here in “Going Under?”) the board of the Colorado Histo... More >>

  • The Rest Is History

    published Feb 13, 2008

    After running with the idea of building a new and mostly subterranean Colorado History Museum within Civic Center for months (as discussed here in “Going Under?”) the board of the Colorado Histo... More >>

  • French Twist

    published Feb 13, 2008

    A few months ago, I got an e-mail from Sean -- one of my original commandoes, a hired gun whose long and noble service to the cause dated back to my first days here. An ex-chef and patissier, Sean w... More >>

  • The Long Arm of the Law

    published Feb 06, 2008

    The day after I first read Alan Prendergast’s marvelous story about Philip Van Cise, the fighting DA pictured here, I was at a memorial service at the First Universalist Church just off Colorado B... More >>

  • The Long Arm of the Law

    published Feb 06, 2008

    The day after I first read Alan Prendergast’s marvelous story about Philip Van Cise, the fighting DA pictured here, I was at a memorial service at the First Universalist Church just off Colorado B... More >>

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