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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

2010 Stories by Patricia Calhoun

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  • TAG's Brian Melton loves the restaurant industry. Here's why

    published Dec 31, 2010

    All the talk about "In the Weeds" inspired Brian Melton to send in this missive about the restaurant industry. It's our New Year's Eve gift for everyone in the business --and anyone out on the town to... More >>

  • California Zephyr heading into Union Station

    published Dec 30, 2010

    The sun just started to edge up over the horizon after we passed Fort Morgan: The California Zephyr is running an hour or so late, but the miracle is that it's going at all, after the mess the snowsto... More >>

  • Unapologetic: The need for criticism in art and entertainment.

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Laura Shunk's recent review of Barolo Grill prompted dozens of responses -- some agreeing that Blair Taylor's iconic restaurant needed to try harder, but many more incensed with Shunk's criticism. A... More >>

  • Reader: Medical marijuana records scandal could be a clever ploy

    published Dec 30, 2010

    The discovery of medical-marijuana patient records behind the former Apothecary of Colorado has members of the MMJ community smoking mad. But poindenver had an interesting take:I think this is a tactf... More >>

  • New Year's Eve.,..for vegans?

    published Dec 29, 2010

    A reader has sent an urgent plea: I have irresponsibly neglected to make NYE dinner reservations in a timely fashion and now I fear I may have run out of options. We're going to the White Rose Gala, ... More >>

  • Reader: Denver Police Department or Insane Clown Posse?

    published Dec 29, 2010

    It wasn't quite Law & Order, but the release of the Denver Police Department's first promotional video -- made by former Westword staff writer Frank Hogan, who now runs Let's Be Frank Productions -- p... More >>

  • Reader: Love my front-of-the-house staff, love my food

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Laura Shunk's lament for the loss of the professional host inspired a few comments agreeing with her, as well as this from I Get It Now: OOOOHHHHH I get it now... see .... Shrunk is all about the Fr... More >>

  • Making tracks to Colorado on the train

    published Dec 29, 2010

    My first view of Colorado was from the train, at dawn, as the Denver Zephyr hurtled across the plains from Chicago. A horde of families from the 'burbs were headed to the mountains for a budget ski va... More >>

  • Taking It to the Streets

    published December 30, 2010

    Time for some plein speaking: This is the last day to see the 2010 Denver Plein Air Festival Exhibition, a show of pieces produced... More >>

  • Reader: Where there's MMJ smoke, there's ire

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Have a question about how medical marijuana works -- or doesn't work -- in Colorado? Post it on the Latest Word, and you're certain to hear from plenty of people -- some official experts, like pot rev... More >>

  • 5th Sun will rise on Speer Boulevard

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Even as a few restaurants try to squeak in under the wire to open before December 31, others are preparing to make their debut in early 2011. Among the contenders: 5th Sun, which is taking over an old... More >>

  • Readers: Laura Shunk's meal memories inspire ire

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Cafe Society writers are serving up some of their favorite meal memories of 2010 on the blog this week. Laura Shunk led this trip down memory lane with her "Top Five Meal Memories," which included ta... More >>

  • Andrew Romanoff's latest fundraising request is a winner

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Andrew Romanoff's had one head-spinning year. Passed over by Governor Bill Ritter in his quest to be appointed to Ken Salazar's Senate seat, Romanoff snubbed any White House entreaties regarding a job... More >>

  • Christmas is over, but the city's lights glow on

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Christmas is over, but the holiday show is still up at the Denver City & County Building. This season's run will end sooner than usual, with the steps cleared of the Nativity and Santa's horrific hoed... More >>

  • Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Davebarnes

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Cafe Society served up four Guess Where contests last week, with entries ranging from a holiday drink that stirred the finger of an unhappy drinker at the Bar Car (above) to a sad, closed restaurant ... More >>

  • Reader: Waiter rant not his cup of tea

    published Dec 27, 2010

    If readers thought Kyle Garratt was whining about verbal tippers, his column about tea really landed him in hot water. One commenter stirred things up with the following: I guess bringing someone tea... More >>

  • Reader: Drop the pretense and legalize marijuana

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Judging from the comments posted on the Latest Word over the last few days, many people had a very green Christmas. For example, Sierra wrote the following after reading William Breathes's latest disp... More >>

  • Guess where you're not eating?

    published Dec 23, 2010

    The lights are on but no one's home at this sad spot, one of the local restaurants that closed in 2010. But there was more good news than bad on the dining scene this year, with many restaurants openi... More >>

  • Ask the Bartender: Another round on the Colorado Cocktail Contest

    published Dec 23, 2010

    Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certifie... More >>

  • Reader: Bag the obsession with Trader Joe's

    published Dec 23, 2010

    Denver native Jonathan Shikes has been chasing after stories about Trader Joe's -- and specifically, why there isn't one in Colorado -- for years. Yesterday, he served up the top items selling at Trad... More >>

  • Reader: It's bad form to make fun of bad hair

    published Dec 23, 2010

    Hair today, gone tomorrow. For his 2010 wrap-up, Michael Roberts looked through hundreds of crime reports to come up with his mug shot retrospectives. And that disgusted Disgusted American, who did ... More >>

  • Reader: There auto be a law against Iowa cops

    published Dec 22, 2010

    For anyone planning on driving outside of the MMJ-friendly state of Colorado this holiday season, we offer this recent post as a public service (and, yes, our second comment of the day).Athglam report... More >>

  • Qwest sign: Light there be lights!

    published Dec 22, 2010

    The Denver skyline is bright with Christmas lights, but a traditional blue glow still dominates the dark. And while the status of the Qwest sign will ride on the Qwest/CenturyLink merger proposal, tha... More >>

  • Reader: Phillip Greaves for sheriff!

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Phillip Ray Greaves II, the 47-year-old Pueblo author of The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover's Code of Conduct, sent a copy to the wrong person: a Florida sheriff's deputy, a sal... More >>

  • Reader: Cafe Society is becoming the service industry's Yelp

    published Dec 22, 2010

    The comments keep coming in response to Kyle Garratt's initial In the Weeds: A Waiter's Rant. Yesterday, B2 posted this: Cafe Society is becoming the service industries yelp. Its an avenue for wait... More >>

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