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1996 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • Ire of Newt

    published December 19, 1996

    The former treasurer of the College Republicans on the Auraria campus became disenchanted with the party and has found a new campaign: He's... More >>

  • All Fired Up

    published December 5, 1996

    The wild West is making a last stand in bucolic Elbert County, where the new county motto may be "Make My Day." Ranked as the... More >>

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain

    published November 28, 1996

    Robert Brown still remembers hearing the name Christian Lawless Harper on the radio in the summer of 1995. The Colorado Bureau of... More >>

  • Death of a Salesman

    published November 7, 1996

    It was the dog that let them know something was wrong. His neighbors knew Steven Wickliff would never allow his beloved golden retriever,... More >>

  • Circling the Wagons

    published November 7, 1996

    US West likes to highlight the diversity of its huge fourteen-state territory with TV advertising that periodically features cowboys chatting on... More >>

  • Soar Loser?

    published October 17, 1996

    Western Pacific Airlines, the media darling that captivated the public by offering a low-cost alternative to high prices at Denver International... More >>

  • Money and Other Greenery

    published October 10, 1996

    The City of Denver's dream of creating a string of parks along the South Platte River came true last month when it announced the purchase of most... More >>

  • Down in the Hole

    published October 3, 1996

    The road to Leyden, Colorado, isn't much wider than a trail. A simple sign on Highway 93 a few miles north of Golden points east, directing... More >>

  • Hide and Seek

    published October 3, 1996

    As far as US West is concerned, no news is good news. The telephone monopoly is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to deny... More >>

  • Park and Parcel

    published September 12, 1996

    A dispute over the future of a valuable piece of city-owned real estate across the street from Larimer Square has forced Denver officials to back... More >>

  • Conventional Wisdom

    published September 5, 1996

    When the Colorado Convention Center was dedicated on a spring day in 1990, the promises flew as fast and furious as a March snowstorm. Politicians... More >>

  • An Airport Divided

    published August 22, 1996

    The baggage system from hell at Denver International Airport still isn't working properly--but the lawsuit it spawned has turned into lawyer... More >>

  • The Deal's Disputed Line Item

    published August 15, 1996

    So far, the only organized opposition to the Public Service Company merger is coming from environmentalists, who fear that one consequence of... More >>

  • Power Play

    published August 15, 1996

    Stockholders are not usually a hostile crowd, especially when a company is posting record profits. At annual meetings, where the audience... More >>

  • This Old Mansion

    published August 8, 1996

    The Colorado governor's mansion is the closest thing to a palace the Centennial State has, and a silk-stocking state commission aims to keep it... More >>

  • Sorry, Wrong Number

    published July 11, 1996

    In its advertising, US West boasts about how the phone company is making it easier for its customers to gather information. But there are some... More >>

  • Dial "M" for Monopoly

    published July 11, 1996

    Solomon Trujillo, president and chief executive officer of US West Communications Group, is known for blunt talk. Trujillo, who started with the... More >>

  • Aurora Sucks

    published July 4, 1996

    Aurora officials believe they've found an ideal mountain hiding place for part of the city's future water supply, but residents of rural Park... More >>

  • Whistle Stopped

    published June 20, 1996

    The Turntable Restaurant is in a squat gray building that sits along the railroad tracks running through the small mountain town of Minturn. Just... More >>

  • Alice Doesn't Edit Here Anymore

    published May 30, 1996

    The most bitter newspaper war in Denver right now is between two papers most people have never heard of. The dispute pits the publisher... More >>

  • Heaven is a suburb

    published May 23, 1996

    The Lone Tree Golf Club describes itself as "a public country club," and the oxymoron seems entirely fitting. The gabled roof of the... More >>

  • Ring Around the Sprawler

    published May 9, 1996

    The metro area's startling growth rate has alarmed Coloradans the past few years, as new subdivisions and mini-marts crowd valleys and hillsides... More >>

  • Gasoline Alley

    published May 2, 1996

    Kiowa, the county seat of Elbert County, is tucked in a cottonwood-lined valley half an hour east of Castle Rock on state highway 86. The town of... More >>

  • As the Carousel Turns

    published May 2, 1996

    Officials at Denver International Airport are moving forward with plans for major work on the baggage system in Concourse A, even though the... More >>

  • Suite Deal

    published April 11, 1996

    It takes money to make money, but Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has gotten so good at pulling money out of unlikely situations, he's starting... More >>

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