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  • 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


  • 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


  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 31, 2007

    "The Nigerian Scam Strikes Again"

  • 2006 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications

    Calhoun's Columns

  • 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"

2009 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • Wake-Up Call: Ted Haggard and Norman Rockwell

    published Nov 13, 2009

    "It's a Norman Rockwell scene," Ted Haggard told the reporters gathered outside his Colorado Spring home last night, where the New Life Church founder and disgraced minister was about to start his fir... More >>

  • Guess where I'm drinking?

    published Nov 12, 2009

    ​ The patio at this classic dive is filling up fast -- with both people taking advantage of what could be the last warm weather for some times, and their pooches. But remember: No dogs inside. Can y... More >>

  • Let them eat cake...from City Bakery

    published Nov 12, 2009

    Yes, yesterday's Guess Where I'm Eating? cakes were from City Bakery, Michael Bortz's place up at 5454 Washington Street, an industrial-park setting that gives no hint of the wonderful things being c... More >>

  • Marco's, Root Down win Mayor's Design Awards

    published Nov 12, 2009

    John Hickenlooper will announce the Mayor's Design Awards tonight, but we can tell you that two of the fifteen honorees are restaurants: Root Down and Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria. Both restaurants op... More >>

  • Make Anthony Bourdain eat his words!

    published Nov 12, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain wasn't impressed with Denver when he came through town in 2002, touting A Cook's Tour. He'll be back for a talk at the Buell Theatre on November 18, and we've got a pair of tickets th... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Arrested development in sheriff deputy vote

    published Nov 12, 2009

    Forget John Hancock: Next time you're asked to sign a petition, you can just put down your Michael Hancock. Someone -- and it definitely wasn't Denver city councilman Michael Hancock -- did just that ... More >>

  • Guess where I'm eating?

    published Nov 11, 2009

    ​You can have your pecan pumpkin coffeecake and eat it, too, if you stop by this bakery. Maple walnut coffeecake, too. And pecan hazelnut tart. Guess where we'd be eating all day and night if we got... More >>

  • 100 Favorite Dishes: Chicken-fried steak from Lola

    published Nov 11, 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 No. 100 Chicken-fr... More >>

  • Cafe Society gathering at the Fainting Goat tonight

    Cafe Society gathering at the Fainting Goat tonight

    published Nov 11, 2009

    Ten years ago this month Westword left LoDo -- where the paper had been housed, in an assortment of offices, for more than twenty years, since long before lower downtown even had a hip nickname. Movin... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Army maneuvers appeal of Pinon Canyon ruling

    published Nov 11, 2009

    The Army wants to take over more of the ranchland around Pinon Canyon -- but it's not accounting adequately for the 238,000 acres it already has, taken 25 years ago in the largest land grab in the cou... More >>

  • Party today at Denver Pavilions

    Party today at Denver Pavilions

    published Nov 10, 2009

    It's been a long, rough ride for many of the shops at Denver Pavilions, with some high-profile restaurant disasters, including the Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe space on the still-empty bridge, which repla... More >>

  • Get twisted at the Twisted Olive Friday

    published Nov 10, 2009

    The nights get quiet in Northfield Stapleton. Driving along 29th Avenue Sunday night, I spotted a hardy crew in the Berkshire, one of the only homegrown spots in the neighborhood, but the chains surro... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Tom Tancredo for governor of Colorado?

    published Nov 10, 2009

    When I last talked with former Congressman Tom Tancredo -- about marijuana, of all things, which he'd like to see legalized, even though he's never so much as attempted to inhale -- he was just back... More >>

  • Theorie closes the doors, making way for a sports bar at 1920 Market Street

    published Nov 09, 2009

    As Bella, 1920 Market Street served upscale Italian fare. As B-52, it was bar chow. As the site of the Real World: Denver, the space served up mostly melodrama. But when new owners Shane Alexander and... More >>

  • What's shaking? Adult milkshakes when Argyll opens for lunch today

    published Nov 09, 2009

    Six months after it opened in the former home of the Squealin' Pig at 2700 East Third Avenue, Robert Thompson's starts serving lunch today. "We've been fortunate to have built some momentum lately an... More >>

  • Congress Park meeting tonight on Tavern project

    published Nov 09, 2009

    The Tavern Hospitality Group is ready to take over the space in the Lowenstein project at 2510 East Colfax Avenue that was previously occupied by Neighborhood Flix, where it plans to open an event cen... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Michael Bennet and the enemy within

    published Nov 09, 2009

    Timing is everything. On Thursday, Senator Michael Bennet voted against Lindsey Graham's amendment that would have barred the Obama administration from trying anyone accused of plotting the 9/11 attac... More >>

  • Today: DU students uncork DU Vin Grand Tasting

    published Nov 08, 2009

    Time to toast a dozen students at the University of Denver School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, who have organized the first-ever DU Vin Festival Grand Tasting. The Grand Tasting runs... More >>

  • Forget chocolate and peanut butter: How about beer and marijuana?

    published Nov 06, 2009

    We were at Table 6 last night, at a Samuel Adams beer dinner, testing the Winter Lager, the Holiday Porter, the new Samuel Adams Barrel Aged Collection of three special brews that will only be offered... More >>

  • Join the club visiting Denver's best dives, starting at the 404

    published Nov 06, 2009

    How do you know you're in a classic dive? It helps if the owner stands up and welcomes you to his place -- the place he's had for 58 years, and bought before he was old enough to own it legally. Jer... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: The next election's a year away, and we're still cleaning up 2006

    published Nov 06, 2009

    The 2010 election is less than a year away, and judging from this past Tuesday's vote, things are going to get plenty messy. But here in Colorado, we're still cleaning up after the dirty dealings of 2... More >>

  • Guess where I was eating?

    published Nov 05, 2009

    ​ If the panhandlers trying to shake me down last night as I left this restaurant on the edge of downtown had been smart, they would have grabbed my leftovers rather than asked for change. But mayb... More >>

  • Dive into Club 404 tonight

    published Nov 05, 2009

    ​Celebrate the town's best dives at 8 p.m. tonight, when Club 404, the joint at 404 Broadway that Jerry Feld has owned for more than fifty years, hosts the launch party for Drew Bixby's Denver's Bes... More >>

  • Have the munchies? Head to your nearest Hapa Sushi

    published Nov 05, 2009

    First, Hapa Sushi owner Mark Van Grack offered free orange undies to participants in last week's Naked Pumpkin Run, urging them to "Run Responsibly." Now he's fired up an ad that includes a map of me... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call: Boulder officials fire up medical-marijuana dispensary regulations

    published Nov 05, 2009

    What's happened to the liberal mecca of Boulder? First, cops put a lid -- and some pants -- on plans to resurrect the Halloween Mall Crawl, as well as the Naked Pumpkin Run. And now the city's looking... More >>

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