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1998 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • A Dunn Deal

    published December 24, 1998

    Maverick Elbert County commissioner's concern over thousands of tons of waste from Denver's sewer system being used as fertilizer has spawned an... More >>

  • The Birth of a Notion

    published December 17, 1998

    Giving birth to a new town is exciting, but running one can be far more challenging than city fathers and mothers ever imagined. Just ask... More >>

  • The Village People

    published December 17, 1998

    The weekly meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Men's Club is the ultimate power breakfast. Over scrambled eggs and ham, influential business... More >>

  • Look Out Below!

    published November 12, 1998

    The Sunday worship service at Christ of the Canyons church in the small southern Colorado town of Cokedale took a decidedly secular turn one... More >>

  • No Allowance

    published October 22, 1998

    Freddy Lipton is crusading for $16 a month. The 56-year-old Lipton suffers from colon cancer, but he hasn't let that stop him from waging a... More >>

  • Dying for Dollars

    published October 15, 1998

    Frank and Norma Dougherty lived a modest American dream. It should not have ended in a nightmare. Frank served as a lieutenant colonel... More >>

  • Bucks and Broncos

    published September 24, 1998

    A lease announced earlier this month between the Denver Broncos and the Metropolitan Football Stadium District would give Broncos owner Pat Bowlen... More >>

  • The Poison Pill

    published September 10, 1998

    Every good entrepreneur knows that a successful business venture requires a mix of personalities that work well together. The eccentric but... More >>

  • Jeffco Picks Rocky Road

    published August 27, 1998

    The Rocky Mountain News expects to soon be an official sponsor of the Jefferson County public schools under an agreement that calls for the... More >>

  • Raising Holy Hell

    published August 13, 1998

    Ida Mae Brueske has lived in her small, north Golden home since 1962. An affable 76-year-old grandmother who raised five boys in this house with... More >>

  • Janitors in a Conundrum

    published July 23, 1998

    Last August, David Rocha, a 38-year-old immigrant from Mexico, went to work at a building in the Denver Technological Center, just like thousands... More >>

  • Keeping Score

    published July 16, 1998

    Kathi Williams and Neil Macey have spent a good part of their lives working in real estate, but their biggest deal, the one they'll always be... More >>

  • Pop-top Flop

    published July 2, 1998

    Has Denver's much-ballyhooed "pop-top" ordinance gone flat? The ordinance was passed five years ago by the city council after Washington... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published June 18, 1998

    Call it the fence from hell. A Denver man has spent thousands of dollars fighting a city board's ruling that a ten-foot-high fence between... More >>

  • A Growing Problem

    published June 11, 1998

    Is there any way to prevent the Front Range from becoming a nonstop city that stretches from Wyoming to New Mexico? A state senator and a... More >>

  • A Helping Handout

    published June 4, 1998

    Longmont's Main Street still reflects its farm-town roots, with mom-and-pop diners serving homemade pie and realtors posting notices for "horse... More >>

  • Reach for the Skyline

    published May 21, 1998

    Is Denver ready for an 86-story high-rise? A downtown Denver property owner is working on plans for the highest skyscraper ever built in... More >>

  • Chilly Reception

    published May 7, 1998

    If you've rigged the wires on your cable box so you can get HBO for free or bought a "descrambled" black box so you won't have to pay for cable at... More >>

  • Incident on 17th Street

    published April 30, 1998

    The ballroom of the Westin Tabor Center was filled with hundreds of couples one Saturday night this past March. Supporters of the Colorado Easter... More >>

  • Put Up or Shut Up

    published April 2, 1998

    For years, Ann Bonnell has been a volunteer at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Arboretum. The former farm next to the Chatfield Reservoir... More >>

  • Just Vote on It

    published March 26, 1998

    Plan Jeffco, the citizens' group that launched a pioneering open-space program in 1972, is working on a plan to ask Jefferson County voters to... More >>

  • Plans, Trains and Automobiles

    published March 19, 1998

    Standing outside Denver's Forney Transportation Museum, in a yard filled with antique locomotives, cabooses and passenger cars, owner Jack Forney... More >>

  • If the Shoe Fits

    published March 12, 1998

    Hiking up the steep slopes of South Table Mountain is like stepping back in time. Prairie grasses shimmer in the sun and the wind whistles across... More >>

  • Worse Than a Pledge Drive

    published February 26, 1998

    A three-acre plot of land along Leetsdale Drive has become a major headache for nonprofit KRMA-TV Channel 6, which has been battling neighbors... More >>

  • A Whole New Ballgame

    published February 19, 1998

    Following the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl win last month, Denver's movers and shakers tripped over themselves in a rush to endorse a new... More >>

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