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2000 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • Long Live the Revolution

    published December 21, 2000

    As the bus full of candidates for Centennial's first city council meanders along the jagged eastern boundary of the city, many of the would-be... More >>

  • The Whistle Stops Here

    published December 14, 2000

    When Don Shank was a child, his father regularly took his family on summer trips from California to Colorado. The elder Shank loved the history of... More >>

  • All the Live Long Day

    published December 14, 2000

    Launching a tourist railroad is not for the faint of heart. Just ask anyone who's... More >>

  • The Big Squeeze

    published November 2, 2000

    Sorting through a stack of planning documents and books on a shelf in her office, Denver city planner Ellen Ittelson pulls out a faded booklet... More >>

  • You Can't Go Home Again

    published November 2, 2000

    The Hilltop neighborhood, which sits on a bluff east of Colorado Boulevard and north of Alameda Boulevard, was largely developed in the 1940s and... More >>

  • Chain Reaction

    published September 28, 2000

    While Coloradans no longer have to live in fear of Soviet nuclear weapons obliterating metro Denver, the end of the Cold War hasn't brought peace... More >>

  • A Badly Altered State

    published September 14, 2000

    Last May, six homeless people sleeping outside the Denver City and County Building were awakened by the cops and arrested. They were there because... More >>

  • Broken Trust

    published August 31, 2000

    Ollette Omedelena loves the two gurgling fountains in the backyard of her Washington Park home, even though listening to them sometimes makes her... More >>

  • Forbidden Fruit

    published August 10, 2000

    The July issue of Arvada's municipal newsletter makes the city sound like the biggest supporter of open space in the metro area. "Open Space... More >>

  • Colorado Misses the Call

    published July 6, 2000

    For Sol Trujillo, these are the best of times. Granted, he's now out of a job. But with unemployment benefits like these, losing your job is... More >>

  • Leaf Them Alone

    published June 22, 2000

    Four years ago, the Cherry Creek North neighborhood was the site of a confrontation between people who wanted to save a hundred-year-old American... More >>

  • Timber!

    published June 15, 2000

    The Glenwood Springs headquarters of the White River National Forest looks like it was furnished during Teddy Roosevelt's administration.... More >>

  • Give Them a Hand

    published May 18, 2000

    Mayor Wellington Webb is so confident in Denver's economic future that he's willing to bet the house on it -- or at least the city's convention... More >>

  • Give and Take

    published May 4, 2000

    Like much of the area northeast of Coors Field, the 2600 block of Larimer Street has become somewhat jumbled lately. People with a fondness for... More >>

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    published April 27, 2000

    Eagle is the kind of Colorado town that people in less scenic places dream about. For decades it survived as a supply center for the ranches... More >>

  • All's Not Well

    published March 23, 2000

    The state health department has proposed a settlement in a bitter dispute over water pollution from natural-gas wells in Las Animas County, but... More >>

  • Company Town

    published March 9, 2000

    For years, Jan Pacheco led a quiet life as a Pueblo homemaker, raising two sons and counting on her husband Howard's job in the huge steel mill... More >>

  • Press Released

    published February 24, 2000

    Few people love Denver International Airport as much as Gregorio Bonifacio. More than five years ago, Bonifacio began working at DIA as a... More >>

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    published February 3, 2000

    Last year more than 40,000 Coloradans faced delays in getting new telephone service, and frustration with US West became front-page news all over... More >>

  • Ready, Willing and Disabled

    published January 20, 2000

    Giving up her daughter to the state was the hardest thing Ellen Laurence has ever done. Four years ago, Laurence and her husband decided they... More >>

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