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    Mystery of the Missing Horse

    With our Wild West tradition, it's not surprising that horses play such a big role in the public art around here, an interest that underscores our worldwide image long ago established by old Hollywood Westerns. But surprisingly, this local taste f...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on May 12, 2008 @ 6:33 pm
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    Denver Radio Veteran Gus Mircos Dies

    All too often, the passing of a radio veteran goes unremarked upon by stations where the personality previously worked. So give KOA credit for tipping its hat to the cranky yet widely beloved Gus Mircos, who died on May 11 at age seventy. Reporter...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on May 12, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
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    Over the Weekend...Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock and Hearses!

    Summer is almost here and Spring is in full bloom. And what better way to celebrate this time of rebirth and renewal than with the gathering of retooled hearses that each, in their day, hauled countless dead folks to their graves and crematoriums? Th...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on May 12, 2008 @ 10:42 am
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    Photos from Hearse Con 2008

    Slide show by Aaron Thackeray It's truly inspiring to see a group of people so (seemingly) obsessed with death living their lives more fully than your average couch potato. The ambition and dedication it takes to restore, recraft and maintain these...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on May 12, 2008 @ 10:36 am
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    Bare Asses at the Crack of Dawn on Channel 9

    The May 12 edition of the Channel 9 morning news show dealt with the naked truth in more ways than one. As anchor Gary Shapiro reported about a May 11 photo shoot at an Austrian soccer stadium featuring approximately 1,800 individuals posing nude, ...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on May 12, 2008 @ 9:21 am
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    Letters to the Editor - Letters from the week of 8/28/2008

    "Rise of the Flobots," Adam Cayton-Holland, August 21 Go With the Flobots Adam Cayton-Holland, what a bunch of shit. First off, great job at being an impartial journalist and letting your understandable bias toward your friends' band not i...

    on August 28, 2008
  • Speer Boulevard corners the market on views -- and Obama souvenirs

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    Speer Boulevard corners the market on views -- and Obama souvenirs

    The whole world is in my back yard. From the bluffs right above the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek, the layout of the Democratic National Convention spreads before me -- from the Colorado Convention Center to the Pepsi Center to ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on August 28, 2008
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    Don't Fence Me In

    The world may be in my back yard -- but it's not easy to join the party. On Monday, I decided to go green and hike along Speer Boulevard to the Pepsi Center for the start of the Democratic National Convention. Although Speer had already been clos...

    by Patricia Calhoun on August 28, 2008
  • Michelle Malkin can't handle the 9/11 Truth

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    Michelle Malkin can't handle the 9/11 Truth

    As of Tuesday night, Denver was still in one piece. Although the carnival atmosphere downtown, the sign-wavers handing out fliers, the vendors, the riot police and the closed streets thrilled some Denverites and irritated others, nothing had blow...

    on August 28, 2008
  • The DNC proves it: Denver loves black people

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    The DNC proves it: Denver loves black people

    The last time I can recall seeing this city even vaguely like it is right now -- mired in a whirlwind of excitement over the Democratic National Convention -- was in 2005, when we hosted the NBA All-Star Game. Then, as now, Denver was aflame with ga...

    by Adam Cayton-Holland on August 28, 2008
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    Why do Mexicans make asses of their donkeys?

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans paint stripes on their donkeys in Tijuana? Avenida Revolucin Reveler Dear Gabacho: Same reason we put worms in tequila bottles, celebrate Cinco de Mayo and star in Beverly Hills Chihuahua: to cheat gabachos out o...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 28, 2008
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    Max Karson bids adieu to CU

    When last we checked in with Max Karson, the controversial University of Colorado at Boulder student was in the headlines for "If It's War the Asians Want...," a satirical essay that many readers interpreted as racist even though he says he intended...

    by Michael Roberts on August 28, 2008
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    The Colorado Daily changes course

    Colorado Daily reporter Richard Valenty is a self-described "political junkie" who has covered the doings of Boulder's activists and office-holders for years -- so he was understandably thrilled when his supervisors managed to land press credentials...

    by Michael Roberts on August 28, 2008
  • Barack Obama gives principal Michael Johnston extra credit

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    Barack Obama gives principal Michael Johnston extra credit

    At 3:10 p.m. on May 28 -- dismissal time on the last day of school at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts in Thornton -- 500 students in the seventh through eleventh grades gave a final cheer that echoed through the gymnasium. "Have a great su...

    by Jessica Centers on August 28, 2008
  • Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio may have super powers

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    Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio may have super powers

    When Charlotte Ciancio became superintendent of Mapleton Public Schools in 2001, she took a long, hard look at the district that had always felt like home. After all, she'd attended elementary school in Thornton and worked for Mapleton in various ca...

    by Jessica Centers on August 28, 2008
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    Sizing Up The Dragon Painter

    Once upon a time, cineastes had to look long and hard, and expend tremendous amounts of energy, in order to see obscure films. But thanks to the home video revolution and the rise of Internet shopping, intriguing flicks from moviedom's past are rea...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on May 12, 2008 @ 8:33 am
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    We Have Your Wallet

    Dwayne Edward Wright, we have your wallet -- the wallet you lost back in the mid-70s, when you were a student at a community college in Texas. So how did that wallet wind up under a pine tree in Conifer, Colorado?My brother found it while doing some...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on May 12, 2008 @ 7:18 am
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    Denver Police Officer Being Charged with Assault has Been Disciplined Before

    The fact that the Denver District Attorney's Office actually filed aggravated assault charges and arrested Denver Police Officer Chuck Porter on May 8 shows how serious the allegations against him are. The incident on April 18, which occurred in the ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jared Jacang Maher on May 9, 2008 @ 5:11 pm
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    Traveling With the Denver Media

    The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the cas...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on May 9, 2008 @ 9:57 am
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    Shmuck

    It's a classic, and occasionally overused TV news trick: the secret-camera Gotchya! But in the case of beer-guzzling Fourth Judicial District D.A. John Newsome - who was videotaped by KOAA in Colorado Springs drinking 134 ounces of the sudsy stuff ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on May 8, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
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A tour through the ten states of Colorado

Denver may be the state capital, but it’s surrounded by areas so different they could be different worlds -- or at least separate states. In honor of Colorado Day, which… More >>

Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business. But not for everyone. Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business. But not for everyone.

It was like landing on the moon. The thought ricocheted through Joleena Malugani's mind as she took in the vast, dusty expanse of the corner of West Texas claimed by… More >>

Readers weigh in on art, food and farming

"Hard Realities," Gretchen Kurtz, July 17 On Guard I have dined at Guard and Grace twice and no more. I prefer to support the ethos that guides the kitchen at… More >>

Dear Mexican: All Mexican food is the same

Dear Mexican: What is with the many gringos/gabachos who constantly slaughter Spanish words? Spanish is easy to pronounce (and spell) compared to English. The vowels (a, e, i, o, u)… More >>

Dear Stoner: What's the difference between earwax and shatter? Dear Stoner: What's the difference between earwax and shatter?

Dear Stoner: Can you just brew up cannabis like tea and drink it to get stoned? I figure a bud in a teabag in the morning is much easier than… More >>

Dear Stoner: Can non-residents buy edibles in Colorado? Dear Stoner: Can non-residents buy edibles in Colorado?

Dear Stoner: My dad lives in Aurora, and we're coming out for his 75th birthday party. My wife has never smoked pot (or anything, not even cigarettes) but suffers from… More >>

Reader: "Thank God for gardens -- they give life, food"

"Growing Concerns," Kyle Harris, july 17 Way to Grow! Excellent article. Tragic. I am afraid all of Denver has fallen victim to gentrification. One man's progress is another man's demise.… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why do your people stay in the U.S.?

Dear Mexican: I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I'll be returning to my country or to Kuala Lumpur. Since I've been in this country,… More >>

Readers weigh in on the state's fracking debate

"Frack Attack!," Alan Prendergast, July 10 What the Frack? Another excellent story by Alan Prendergast. Thank you for injecting some sanity into the hysterical — on all sides — discussion… More >>

Dear Stoner: How much THC equals a lethal dose? Dear Stoner: How much THC equals a lethal dose?

Dear Stoner: I know that you cannot OD by smoking weed, but what about ingesting it? There are some very strong eatables; what if I get the munchies on marijuana… More >>

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