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1997 Stories by Tony Perez-Giese

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  • Bombs Away

    published December 25, 1997

    A lawsuit filed by a Colorado state agency against the U.S. Department of Defense to try to force removal of unexploded munitions from the former... More >>

  • You Show Me Your Modem ...

    published December 18, 1997

    If you see the guy in the next cubicle typing frantically during his lunch break, it may not be because he's trying to meet an important deadline.... More >>

  • Remarks of the Beast

    published December 11, 1997

    After studying plans for Montrose's new library, religiously conservative residents of the Western Slope town fear that their children will be... More >>

  • Plots and Subplots

    published December 4, 1997

    On a brilliant October afternoon at the future site of the Parade of Homes at the former Lowry Air Force Base, the only new structure standing is... More >>

  • The Money Punch

    published November 13, 1997

    Local boxing aficionados are so desperate for a revived state boxing commission that one of them, Dr. Russell Simpson, even attempted to recruit... More >>

  • The Missing Lynx

    published November 6, 1997

    The U.S. Forest Service and the Vail ski resort have pressured Colorado Division of Wildlife personnel to stop grumbling about an expansion by the... More >>

  • Leave a Message at the Bleep

    published October 30, 1997

    The Denver Urban Renewal Authority's most persistent problem lately doesn't stem from any of the agency's multi-million-dollar downtown... More >>

  • Gangster Rap

    published October 9, 1997

    The Adams County Sheriff's Department has put together a manual to help landlords spot potential troublemakers--did you know that Asian gangsters... More >>

  • The Court of Lost Souls

    published October 2, 1997

    Moments after a sobbing Gene Sanchez staggers out of Denver County Courtroom 303-W, having just lost custody of his four kids, Judge Lawrence... More >>

  • Accessory After the Fact

    published September 25, 1997

    The only thing standing between Paul Fox and his seven-year quest to open a topless club is a mobile home parked across the street from his... More >>

  • What a Rush!

    published September 11, 1997

    Down the tree-lined streets of the Hill in Boulder, where many of the University of Colorado's fraternities are located, you can see the signs of... More >>

  • Forest Bumps

    published September 4, 1997

    The nation's top outdoor-recreation official, Lyle Laverty, isn't scheduled to take over the U.S. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain region until... More >>

  • No Walk in the Park

    published August 21, 1997

    After five-year-old Dustin Redd drowned in City Park's Ferrel Lake last June while attending a city-run day camp, Mayor Wellington Webb and parks... More >>

  • Taking a Trip Aboard

    published August 7, 1997

    The passengers have to wait for the driver to stop flirting with the female ticket agent so he can start loading the Tuesday morning bus to El... More >>

  • No Return, No Deposit

    published July 17, 1997

    Eighty-year-old Jane Spence of Denver didn't plan on dying. But when she caught a fatal case of pneumonia this past March, her lack of foresight... More >>

  • Up the Creek

    published July 10, 1997

    Get ready for a cutthroat battle. The Winter Park ski area wants to build a road on public land along a creek, saying it's needed to evacuate... More >>

  • Hurtful Feelings

    published July 3, 1997

    Most days, Jack Eads, 61 and blind, sits in his room at the Barth Hotel in lower downtown and putters around with one of his accordions. That's... More >>

  • Uphill Battle

    published June 12, 1997

    Over the years, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb has survived fatal crashes, inclement weather on the windswept summit and even the oddball behavior of a... More >>

  • Little Big Man

    published May 29, 1997

    Inside Ed Dwight's hangar-like studio, the 63-year-old sculptor rushes between welding sparks and tables laden with his work, talking angrily... More >>

  • Mob Psychology

    published May 29, 1997

    As far as Michelle Valdez is concerned, the crowd waiting to take Elitch Gardens' newest thrill ride may have already had their minds erased. A... More >>

  • Look Out, Sin City!

    published May 22, 1997

    Like an Old West marshal fixated on vice, police captain Mary Wamsley set Lakewood straight and is now determined to clean up Commerce... More >>

  • This New House

    published May 15, 1997

    Hoping to cash in on the "American dream of home ownership" with minimal effort, a Littleton company is holding an essay contest to give away a... More >>

  • Rush to Judgment

    published April 10, 1997

    Paul Orosz was willing to pay for his crime. Like thousands of others who commute through Commerce City, the 33-year-old software engineer had... More >>

  • That's My Boy!

    published April 10, 1997

    Three years ago, while attempting to climb Mt. Everest's treacherous north face, Mark Udall started to think about getting into the family... More >>

  • Sweet Truth

    published April 10, 1997

    Spanish speakers in Denver may be shocked by the impending invasion of Luscious Lulo ice cream, considering that "lulo" is slang in some Latin... More >>

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