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1997 Stories by Scott C. Yates

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Fight the Power

    published December 25, 1997

    A group of Highlands Ranch homeowners is not exactly thrilled with the hum of progress and has filed suit against Public Service Company of... More >>

  • Golden Years

    published December 11, 1997

    It's 11 a.m., give or take, and Ed Phillips has just arrived for work, carrying a bag of King Soopers pastries and a vinyl suitcase bound with a... More >>

  • Why Me, God?

    published December 11, 1997

    Two things happened to Carrie Lucas when she was teaching middle-school science on the Pacific island of Saipan that radically changed her... More >>

  • Early to Rise

    published November 27, 1997

    At 6:15 on a recent Thursday morning, the only happy face in the second-floor hallway of the Byron Rogers Federal Building belongs to a... More >>

  • Power Steering

    published November 13, 1997

    If you liked Envirotest, you'll love Insure-Rite. Envirotest is the company that lobbied hard to persuade Colorado lawmakers in the early... More >>

  • Calling to Collect

    published October 23, 1997

    The City of Denver wants voters to put an end to what it calls an unfair tax break for telecommunications companies. But to the city's surprise,... More >>

  • The Green Candidate

    published October 16, 1997

    Self-proclaimed millionaire Terry Walker can look for miles in any direction from his Southwestern-style mansion in the mountains just west of... More >>

  • Pack Contributions

    published October 2, 1997

    When Philip Morris tells a politician it wants to make a contribution, it's not just blowing smoke. A recent Los Angeles Times report pegs... More >>

  • The Height of Insult

    published September 18, 1997

    A long-running dispute between former Longs Peak ranger Jim Detterline and his bosses at Rocky Mountain National Park has taken another turn into... More >>

  • Hiring and Firing

    published September 11, 1997

    With something like a half-billion dollars for construction of the Pepsi Center and the new Broncos stadium about to pour into Denver, questions... More >>

  • The GOP? In Boulder?

    published September 4, 1997

    Republicans in the Second Congressional District have ground a dozen different can-didates into fodder for David Skaggs and Tim Wirth. Next year,... More >>

  • Reform School

    published September 4, 1997

    Although two high-profile campaign-finance reform measures are grabbing all the attention--and threats of lawsuits--the City of Westminster has... More >>

  • A Closet Full of Suits

    published August 28, 1997

    Paula Larsen, the first woman in America to use a new federal law to help her collect child-support payments, didn't get a lot of attention for... More >>

  • The Marlboro Hombres

    published August 21, 1997

    It was the blackberries, not the cigarettes, that most impressed state senator Ray Powers when he visited sunny Costa Rica for six days this... More >>

  • Canadian Bakin'

    published August 7, 1997

    A state senator who stands barely 5-6 in his wingtips could be more damaging to Pat Bowlen's hopes for a new football stadium than the defensive... More >>

  • Bad Boys, Bad Boys

    published July 31, 1997

    Danny Stewart was no choirboy. "He had so many problems," says his mother, Nancy Stewart. The eighteen-year-old Littleton boy was addicted to... More >>

  • Rules Made to Be Broken

    published July 31, 1997

    Democrats and Republicans united? Campaign reformers and fat-cat insiders agreeing on something political? It's true. Button-down conservatives... More >>

  • Little Boy Lust

    published July 3, 1997

    When their son's teacher came into the room one day this spring, Duc and Mai Tran stood out of respect. They smiled an almost embarrassed smile,... More >>

  • Mr. Wellington, I Presume?

    published June 12, 1997

    Denver mayor Wellington Webb is taking advantage of the upcoming summit of industrial nations to push a personal agenda that ranges from... More >>

  • A Rocky Road

    published May 29, 1997

    Lumpy Ridge, in the northeast section of vast Rocky Mountain National Park, is home to a wall of rocks that was just too inviting for a pair of... More >>

  • Playing Monopoly

    published May 15, 1997

    It was a deal only a utility could dream up: The state would give US West $25 million to help extend the company's network throughout Colorado's... More >>

  • Final Analysis

    published May 8, 1997

    Over the past six months, someone allegedly has committed a string of burglaries at the Monument home of state senator Charles Duke, making off... More >>

  • The Marlboro Woman

    published May 1, 1997

    Attorney General Gale Norton is adamant in saying she doesn't want to go after big tobacco companies the way so many other states have. If... More >>

  • Footing the Bill

    published April 24, 1997

    The Boulder apartment David Wittlinger rented for his final year at the University of Colorado wasn't great, but it was okay--until the weather... More >>

  • Teen Anger

    published April 17, 1997

    The Greeley sniper's shot was on target last September 24, hitting teenager Joe Gallegos just below his Adam's apple. Blood gushed from his back... More >>

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