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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 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"

  • 2010 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published May 14, 2009

    "School Daze"

  • 2009 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published December 11, 2008

    "Join the Club"

  • 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"

  • 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

2009 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Drink up -- it's a benefit for Historic Elitch Theatre

    published Dec 31, 2009

    Amendment XXI, a brand-new shop at 2548 15th Street, will donate 5 percent of all sales -- fine wines, import beers, eclectic spirits -- on New Year's Eve to the Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation. "H... More >>

  • A toast to a law firm providing free taxi rides

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Michael Sawaya has your number -- and it's the number of any cab company in metro Denver. If you grab a cab on New Year's Eve rather than getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, he'll... More >>

  • Need a ride on NYE? Check out this lawyer's deal

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Michael Sawaya has your number -- and it's the number of any cab company in metro Denver. If you grab a cab on New Year's Eve rather than getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, he'll... More >>

  • Tonight: Parisi offers an end-of-December discount

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Parisi, the beloved restaurant at 4401 Tennyston Street, is looking at a big night on New Year's Eve -- or Cenone di Capodanno, as they say in Italy. "We can't serve our New Year's Eve menu two days i... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Voulez-vous poulet avec moi? The best things in life may be frites, but the chicken comes close at this bistro. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: On Friday, anyone who gave the first cor... More >>

  • Jared Polis: Second verse, same as the first

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Jared Polis is both a politician and a poet -- and he sent two self-penned poems with his holiday greetings. The first, which you can read here, is a retrospective look at 2009. The second comes with... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Jared Polis, poet

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Are there no limits to the talents of Jared Polis? During his first year in Congress, the Boulder Democrat starred in a wonky reality show, demonstrated a beer bong on Comedy Central, and came out swi... More >>

  • Kazmos Lounge to close this weekend

    published Dec 29, 2009

    It's inevitable: On January 1, some restaurant suddenly closes its doors, leaving customers wondering what happened and employees wondering where they're going to collect their paychecks. But Kazmos ... More >>

  • The Mexican picks his Mexican restaurant in Denver

    published Dec 29, 2009

    This week, Gustavo Arellano reveals his list of must-visit Mexican restaurants across the country. And n Denver? "Go to the Original Chubbys," he advises. "What makes it so bueno? It's a real paisa w... More >>

  • Last Denver Trail Dust bites the dust

    published Dec 29, 2009

    It's now safe to wear ties in the southern 'burbs, because Denver's last Trail Dust Steak House has bitten the dust. A call to the restaurant at 7101 South Clinton Street in Centennial nets you just t... More >>

  • The Ski Train stuck in the station
    FEATURED STORY

    The Ski Train stuck in the station

    published Dec 29, 2009

    I got my first view of Denver from a train, my first view of a Colorado ski resort from another train. But now it looks like the revived Ski Train to Winter Park will never leave the station: Yesterda... More >>

  • Changes in Cherry Creek

    published Dec 29, 2009

    Today is the last day for Chez Jose, and the seventeen-year-old restaurant at 3027 East Second Avenue is going out with a bang -- a final fiesta that Lori Midson describes here. Meanwhile, the Egg S... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: End of the line for the Ski Train

    published Dec 29, 2009

    My first view of Denver was from a train -- the Denver Zephyr, which a group of families had boarded in Chicago one afternoon in the mid-'60s. The kids had commandeered the dome car, where we slept on... More >>

  • Happy holidays from the Hasan family

    published Dec 28, 2009

    See? The rich are different....but don't count on Seeme Hasan to stay out of politics, since her son, Ali, is now looking at a run for Colorado treasurer.‚Äč ... More >>

  • Now in the center ring: two Senate candidate supporters

    published Dec 28, 2009

    In this corner, Gary Hart, the former senator who turned out to be very prescient on terrorism, stumping for Michael Bennet: "My twelve years serving Colorado in the U.S. Senate provides a unique pers... More >>

  • Suspect likely answers to the name of Jared

    published Dec 28, 2009

    This just in from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson: On December 27, 2009, at approximately 1:54 P.M., Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the Subway restaurant located at 1... More >>

  • Cooking Light does Denver

    published Dec 28, 2009

    The January issue of Cooking Light features Denver, "once left off the culinary map for its admittedly tired take on cowboy cuisine," the magazine advises, but "catching up to food trends fast." For ... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Denver's Y2K flop

    published Dec 28, 2009

    On the Latest Word, we've been counting down some of Denver's best moments over the past decade. But this city did not start 2000 with a bang. In fact, while the rest of the world threw a huge party t... More >>

  • Stirring the pot at the Ganja Gourmet

    published Dec 23, 2009

    This week, William Breathes reviews the Ganja Gourmet at 1810 South Broadway, the city's first -- and likely last -- restaurant specializing in dishes containing medical marijuana: "The Ganja Gourme... More >>

  • Guess where you were drinking?
    FEATURED STORY

    Guess where you were drinking?

    published Dec 23, 2009

    Yesterday I visited Phil's Place, the great dive at 35th and Larimer -- which suddenly boasts a fancy new back bar. From the photo, several readers thought I was at Don's Mixed Drinks -- which has als... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Knit wits on display

    published Dec 23, 2009

    Visit Denver spent $50,000 creating a city-boosting window for New York City's Times Square last Christmas season. It was unveiled on Good Morning America by holiday-sweater Mayor John Hickenlooper, w... More >>

  • Another Act for the Elitch Theatre

    published December 24, 2009

    The theater at Elitch Gardens once boasted the oldest summer-stock company in the country, with stars ranging from Douglas Fairbanks Jr. to Robert... More >>

  • All Aboard!

    published December 24, 2009

    "Is this the start of a new era, or the last year for the Winter Park ski train?" That's the cryptic question on the home page of More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Dec 22, 2009

    Santa brought a brand-new bar back to spruce up this classic dive. Can you guess where I'm drinking? Special bonus: Every Friday, anyone who gave the first correct answer to any of the week's Where a... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: No moratorium on dispensaries in Denver

    published Dec 22, 2009

    Think the lines at the airport are long? They're nothing compared to the lines at the Denver Treasurer's office, where would-be dispensary operators are lining up to get their sales-tax licenses befor... More >>

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