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2003 Stories by Stuart Steers

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  • Follow That Story

    published December 18, 2003

    Attendance at the premier annual fundraising event for the Denver Public Library was down this year, a sign that tension between the library... More >>

  • Power to the People

    published December 11, 2003

    Prowers County sits just shy of the Kansas border. Most of the 14,219 people who live here struggle to survive by growing winter wheat and grazing... More >>

  • It Takes a Village

    published December 11, 2003

    The saga of the East Village housing project has finally come to an end. Last week, wrecking crews arrived at the 16.5-acre site off Park Avenue... More >>

  • Between a Block and a Hard Place

    published October 30, 2003

    There was a time in the mid-'80s when Stephen Gregory wondered if moving to Curtis Park was a mistake. The neighborhood was chock-full of old... More >>

  • Adding Insult to Injury

    published October 16, 2003

    Many people would say that Pinnacol Assurance is a Colorado success story. Benson Von Feldt would disagree. Von Feldt has spent the last... More >>

  • Beyond U.S.A.

    published October 2, 2003

    FRI, 10/3 Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver curator Cydney Payton has a love affair with art's cutting edge: Always seeking ways to... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published September 25, 2003

    Last September, a forty-year-old Hispanic man stood in the courtroom of the Denver Drug Court and looked at the magistrate, then at his wife and... More >>

  • Talking Dirty

    published September 11, 2003

    Angela never expected that her life would have a happy ending. She grew up in grinding poverty on a cattle ranch in central Mexico, where her... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published August 28, 2003

    Members of the Denver Library Commission got an earful from Denver Public Library volunteers last week, when twenty of them showed up at a... More >>

  • Stop, Thief!

    published August 21, 2003

    Anything to do with water in Colorado has a way of creating awkward situations and odd bedfellows. Consider the typical Aurora resident who... More >>

  • Tune In

    published August 21, 2003

    FRI, 8/22 A mighty wind will be blowing in Denver this weekend at the annual summer strumming extravaganza known as the Swallow... More >>

  • Checked Out

    published August 7, 2003

    For more than twenty years, Cynthia Monley had devoted a good part of her life to the Denver Public Library. Every year she and a dozen... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published July 3, 2003

    The Denver Health and Hospital Authority board of directors voted unanimously last week not to recognize attempts by nurses to organize union... More >>

  • Last Line

    published June 19, 2003

    Denver's smallest railroad is used to being overshadowed. Sitting at its tiny station behind REI's superstore, the Platte Valley Trolley... More >>

  • Critical Condition

    published June 12, 2003

    St. Anthony Hospitals, part of the Centura Health network, is emphatic about its mission -- so much so that the hospital lists its "core values"... More >>

  • Seize and Desist

    published May 22, 2003

    For Vince Phason, his 1987 GMC school bus was much more than just a set of wheels. Phason used the bus to travel all over town. To transport... More >>

  • Imagine a Great Mayor

    published May 1, 2003

    They say people get the government they deserve. As state legislators vote to cut off medical care to children, that may not say much for the... More >>

  • House Rules

    published April 10, 2003

    Cable-fortune heir Kim Magness lived and died very publicly. But the show must go on -- posthumously -- since a Denver judge ruled that the trial... More >>

  • In Sickness and in Wealth

    published April 3, 2003

    The Oborsh family doesn't fit the Medicaid-recipient stereotype. The family lives on a comfortable suburban street not far from the Southwest... More >>

  • Anti-War Craft

    published March 13, 2003

    While students around the world were walking out of classes on March 5 to protest for peace, Erin Durban stayed in school. But she's no war hawk.... More >>

  • Imagine a Great Campaign

    published February 27, 2003

    Let's say you're the proprietor of a popular LoDo brewpub, or a onetime Cherry Creek gallery owner, or the former chief of police. You decide... More >>

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    published February 27, 2003

    The eight major candidates for mayor each have a strategy to break out of the pack in... More >>

  • Blockheads

    published February 13, 2003

    The Baker neighborhood is one of the most diverse in the city, sprawling from West Sixth Avenue to Mississippi and from Broadway to the South... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published February 13, 2003

    Promoters of Mile High Telecom are in trouble with the law -- again. On Monday February 10, U.S. District Court Judge William Zloch of... More >>

  • Con Air

    published February 6, 2003

    Travis Credle was intrigued. The man sitting across the table from him was outlining the problems with local telephone service 1,800 miles... More >>

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