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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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  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Dec 01, 2009

    ​ This is a macho order of nachos: a monster mound with beans (black or refried), cheese and veggies layered evenly throughout, and the chips on top heated to an ideal crispiness. Can you guess wher... More >>

  • Julie Powell cancels Denver appearance

    published Dec 01, 2009

    Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia, has cancelled her scheduled December 10 appearance in Denver. But if Anthony Bourdain's recent talk didn't satisfy your need to see culinary stars, Guy Fieri of... More >>

  • The glitch that almost stole Christmas

    published December 3, 2009

    This is not energy conservation here, folks, this is a glitch," quipped Mayor John Hickenlooper at last Friday's "Light the Lights" event,... More >>

  • A creche course in why the Nativity gets to stay on the steps of Denver's City Hall

    published December 3, 2009

    An inventory of the annual awfulness that appears every holiday season on the steps of the Denver City and County Building (from left to... More >>

  • Echo Mountain opens tomorrow

    published Dec 01, 2009

    Taking advantage of two recent storms, Echo Mountain will open tomorrow with an early-season deal that gets you twelve hours of skiing for just $29. And Echo isn't just cheap -- it's close. So close,... More >>

  • Restaurant Roll Call for November
    FEATURED STORY

    Restaurant Roll Call for November

    published Dec 01, 2009

    RESTAURANTS OPENING IN NOVEMBER Aboba, 5810 West Alameda Avenue Archive Room, 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Beaver Dam, 7545 East Iliff Avenue Buckin' Harleys, 1451 Cortez Street Cafe Color... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Marijuana fuels the new rush to the Rockies

    published Dec 01, 2009

    One hundred and fifty years after the last rush to the Rockies, when gold was discovered back in 1859, a new rush is on. This time, adventurers are mining medical marijuana -- and business is smoking!... More >>

  • Wall Street Journal highlights "Rocky Mountain Haute Cuisine"

    published Nov 30, 2009

    "Truffles and saffron edge out Red Zinger tea and granola in Boulder," reads the start of Raymond Sokolov's piece in the weekend Wall Street Journal. But what "used to be the "hippiest, dippiest town... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 30, 2009

    If the thought of some sweet breakfast offering leaves you feeling flat as a pancake, wake up and smell the chicken-fried steak. And the homemade hash browns and tomato gravy... Can you guess where I... More >>

  • Is the Denver Chamber of Commerce getting into the bar business?

    published Nov 30, 2009

    The Denver Department of Excise and License has received an application to transfer ownership of a liquor license at 1445 Market Street in LoDo. That's the old home of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse -- but i... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Tax marks the pot in December tomorrow

    published Nov 30, 2009

    On December 1, the City of Denver will start collecting city sales tax from every medical marijuana dispensary in the city. "Tax revenue agents will be meeting with all dispensaries, giving them the i... More >>

  • Today: Buy Local, eat local, drink local

    published Nov 28, 2009

    The Mile High Business Alliance will kick off its third annual Buy Local Week week at 6 p.m. tonight,at an informal reception with complimentary appetizers, desserts and beverages from Avenue Grill, M... More >>

  • Where are you eating? At a DINR restaurant, if you win this contest

    published Nov 27, 2009

    Anyone who buys a DINR deck is a winner: For $50, you get 52 cards, each offering a $10 discount at a local, independent restaurant. You can buy the decks at any Tattered Cover location or at www.eatd... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Chile relleno from La Fiesta

    published Nov 27, 2009

    As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com. Number 89: Chile Rel... More >>

  • Sugar House expanding into the hotel business

    published Nov 27, 2009

    Looks like Sugar House, at 1395 West Alameda Avenue, is making its long-promised push into the rooms-for-rent business. According to a new post on Craigslist, the place is expanding, and one of the jo... More >>

  • SkyBox is open at SouthGlenn, and it's no gastropub

    published Nov 27, 2009

    Originally, Hollywood Theaters was boasting that SkyBox Lounge, the restaurant that's part of the new Southglenn Stadium 14 in Centennial, would be a "gastropub." But now that the place has opened, t... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Top Ten Turkeys for 2009

    published Nov 27, 2009

    There's still a month to go before the year ends -- plenty of time for more people to join the elite flock of fuck-ups for 2009 (and for Josh McDaniels to get back on the list, after his last-second r... More >>

  • Meet our medical marijuana reviewers

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Two months ago, we posted a notice that we were looking for a medical marijuana critic, to review the dispensaries that were springing up across Colorado. Hundreds of applications, many international... More >>

  • Mellow Mushroom to open at Tabor Center

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Mellow Mushroom outlets are popping up like, well, mushrooms. Another outlet of the Georgia-based pizza chain is slated to open next June in the Tabor Center, joining a line-up that already includes t... More >>

  • Give thanks for SAME Cafe

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Before you tuck into your turkey, give thanks for people like Brad and Libby Birkey, who in October 2006 opened SAME Café - a pay-what-you-want restaurant at 2023 East Colfax Avenue whose name stands... More >>

  • Erik Osborn is a free man...for now
    FEATURED STORY

    Erik Osborn is a free man...for now

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Although an arrest warrant was issued for disgraced developer Erik Osborn last Thursday, he's back on the right side of the law...for now. Turns out that Osborn may not have known he had to appear at... More >>

  • Il Posto now serving lunch

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Last month, chef/owner Andrea Frizzi told Jason Sheehan that he'd soon be serving lunch at Il Posto, his excellent Italian restaurant at 2011 East 17th Avenue. And now he's made good on that promise:... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Calling all Colorado turkeys

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Who's the biggest turkey in Colorado? We're accepting all nominations, fair or fowl, for the most unsavory characters in the state this year, and will post our Top Ten Turkeys of 2009 list here first ... More >>

  • A Sporting Proposition

    published November 26, 2009

    After you’ve eaten all the turkey and watched all the games and fought with your relatives, Bass Pro Shops gives you reason to be thankful... More >>

  • The top ten ways your medical marijuana caregiver can show he really cares

    published November 26, 2009

    You'd think that supplying medical marijuana to someone who needs medical marijuana — and has already had a licensed physician attest to... More >>

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