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2001 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • Howdy, Neighbor

    published December 13, 2001

    The most sweeping change in Denver growth policies in a generation will soon be considered by the city council. The plan that the council comes up... More >>

  • Show Stoppers

    published November 29, 2001

    As theater lovers lined up around the block last weekend to buy tickets to The Lion King, a musical extravaganza coming to the Denver... More >>

  • Disorder in the Court

    published November 22, 2001

    United States District Court Judge John L. Kane is informally holding court behind his desk in downtown Denver's federal courthouse. The... More >>

  • The Shifting Drug War

    published November 22, 2001

    Not long ago, Christie Donner was seen as a fringe figure in state politics, advocating unpopular changes in the stern laws that form the... More >>

  • Hopin' for Business

    published October 11, 2001

    Denver City Councilwoman Susan Barnes-Gelt isn't known for holding her tongue. She often jousts with the mayor and fellow councilmembers, pushing... More >>

  • A Home Alone

    published September 20, 2001

    When Ben Covalt moved into his small home in northwest Denver in 1996, he looked forward to renovating the house and turning the large yard into... More >>

  • Branching Out

    published September 6, 2001

    Just south of Lincoln Avenue on I-25, the cityscape ends, and the old Colorado -- the one that preceded the shopping malls, office parks and sea... More >>

  • High and Dry

    published August 23, 2001

    A Weld County landscape firm that declared bankruptcy in April has continued to hire Spanish-speaking immigrants and to pay them with worthless... More >>

  • Smelter Skelter!

    published July 26, 2001

    The first clue was an 1880 train ticket for the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad. The ticket listed the railroad's stops, beginning with... More >>

  • Old-Age Wisdom

    published July 19, 2001

    Nobody knows what's going on inside Colorado's nursing homes better than Virginia Fraser. One recent morning, Fraser spent several hours... More >>

  • Information Super-Railway

    published July 5, 2001

    Western history is filled with stories of sometimes violent conflicts between railroads and common folk. In the days when trains were the only... More >>

  • Power Outage

    published June 7, 2001

    Ann Schneider has worked for Xcel Energy for 27 years, and she remembers the days when the company once known as Public Service was both a good... More >>

  • Garage Banned

    published May 31, 2001

    Over the last decade, dozens of small brick bungalows in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood have been torn down to make way for expensive... More >>

  • Mind Games

    published May 24, 2001

    Lauren Murray's easy smile and trim figure give no hint of the years of life-threatening turmoil she's endured. The 41-year-old Denver woman has... More >>

  • How the West Was One

    published April 12, 2001

    In 1995, Ken Swinehart realized that US West's neglect of the San Luis Valley had given him a good business opportunity. Although the gigantic... More >>

  • Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

    published April 5, 2001

    When Joanne and Manny Salzman moved into their 3,500-square-foot loft on Wynkoop Street in 1980, no one had heard of LoDo. The area was filled... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published April 5, 2001

    In an important victory for the mentally ill in Denver, a local judge found this week that the state is in contempt of court for failing to... More >>

  • Take Cover

    published March 22, 2001

    The politicians assembled in a conference room inside Denver's City and County Building are on edge. A routine meeting of the city council's... More >>

  • The Price of Hip

    published February 22, 2001

    In the past few years, lower downtown and the adjacent Central Platte Valley have become Denver's most sought-after addresses. An area that was... More >>

  • Check-out Time

    published February 8, 2001

    For weeks now, Mike Cerbo has been Mayor Wellington Webb's worst nightmare. Cerbo, the secretary-treasurer of Hotel Employees and Restaurant... More >>

  • Meaner Pastures

    published February 1, 2001

    Last May, a sick and injured Peruvian sheepherder showed up on the doorstep of a rancher near Meeker. The herder, Remigio Inga Damian, had spent... More >>

  • Lawyers on the Line

    published January 4, 2001

    It's still possible to see justice done -- as long as somebody pays the attorneys. Coloradans who spent weeks, sometimes months, sometimes... More >>

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