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    Shy, but Not Retiring - Colonel Bishop, Rocky Mountain Arsenal boss, has left the Army--but he's already back on the job.

    The public, no doubt, would have preferred clear skies and sunshine. But some 600 kids and adults came anyway on this blustery Saturday morning, to search for prairie dogs and chomp on hot dogs at "Wild Things '98," hosted by the Rocky Mountain Arsen...

    by Gayle Worland on October 29, 1998
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    Run, Barry, Run

    There are no distractions. At Barry Fey's house, the parrot keeps screeching at the dog. The phone won't stop ringing, and Barry's beleaguered assistant, Leslie, just can't find the wallet-sized photos of the first time he won the big handicappin...

    by Bill Gallo on October 29, 1998
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    Little Grouse on the Prairie

    By 9 a.m. Tuesday, several residents of Lone Tree, Colorado's brand-spanking-newest city, were already lined up at the tidy, tiny civic center, barely an Elway-armed throw from Park Meadows. They were there to do their civic duty, to vote early and a...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 29, 1998
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    The Very Grand Inquisitor

    Maria Garcia is a listener of such intensity that strangers at the coffee shop where she's sitting feel her presence as a prickle on the backs of their necks. With both hands on the table, she sits, listening, making mental notes of everything. ...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on October 29, 1998
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    Letters

    Faster Than a Speeding Ballot Kenny Be's "1998 Overloaded Voter Guide," in the October 22 issue, was a perfect summation of this campaign season. I plan to take it with me when I vote, because it's the only thing I've seen that makes sense of the...

    on October 29, 1998
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    Love on the Rocks - They lived -- and some of them died -- in small towns on the plains of Colorado, Texas and Kansas. They had one woman in common.

    The town got its name from the railroad that ran through it and siphoned grain from the white elevators that rise above Colorado's eastern plains. A steady supply of water lay underground, and so, in 1887, as the builders of the Pueblo and State Line...

    by Eric Dexheimer on October 22, 1998
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    Up to Their Necks - Racial problems and all-around surliness abound at the Denver Health engineering department.

    The large hangman's noose hanging in an engineering room at Denver Health Authority was the final straw for Don Atkinson. The African-American grounds worker says he had been subjected to more than a year of passed promotions, racially derogatory rem...

    by T.R. Witcher on October 22, 1998
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    No Allowance - Colorado nursing-home residents haven't had a cost-of-living raise in ten years.

    Freddy Lipton is crusading for $16 a month. The 56-year-old Lipton suffers from colon cancer, but he hasn't let that stop him from waging a tireless campaign on behalf of Colorado nursing-home residents. Medicaid recipients living in nursing home...

    by Stuart Steers on October 22, 1998
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    Off Limits

    House party: Kevin Marchman, the former head of the Denver Housing Authority who went on to become a public-housing wunderkind in the Clinton administration, apparently had more than family reunions on his mind when he returned to Denver last winter ...

    on October 22, 1998
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    Poetic Justice

    This epic poem of a baseball season is drawing to a close. But before Tino Martinez hangs up his spikes for the winter, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa settle into the history books and the game's financial titans dare to believe that the game's wronged ...

    by Bill Gallo on October 22, 1998
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    The Heat Is On

    It used to be so simple. Each fall, when the leaves turned and you wanted chile, real chile, the kind that made your sinuses clear and your belly warm, you'd drive past the tracks and beyond the highway to an empty lot in the country, where an...

    by Harrison Fletcher on October 22, 1998
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    Letters

    An Old-Age Problem I could not read Stuart Steers "Dying for Dollars," in the October 15 issue, to completion because of the painful memories it brought back. After a stay in Lutheran Hospital, my mother was transferred to Cedars Health Care...

    on October 22, 1998
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    Guerrillas in the Midst - When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.

    The two police officers met for coffee, as they often did, at the Homestead Restaurant in Idaho Springs one cold afternoon in November 1992. Gary Cunningham, who'd worked for the town's police department for two years, had recently married hi...

    by Steve Jackson on October 15, 1998
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    Dying for Dollars - The nursing home industry is earning healthy profits. But its clients may be paying the price.

    Frank and Norma Dougherty lived a modest American dream. It should not have ended in a nightmare. Frank served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army during World War II, then worked for years as a mechanical engineer at the Denver Federal Cente...

    by Stuart Steers on October 15, 1998
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    Off Limits

    Broadcast bruise: Television news is a rough business--especially if you toil for the Channel 4 morning team. Yes, beneath all that sunny bubble and squeak lies a heart of darkness. Or something. The trouble started on September 24, when affable...

    on October 15, 1998
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    Death Takes a Holiday - A technicality stalls the state's first decision under a new death-penalty law.

    Those waiting to see Colorado's new death-penalty tag team in action will have to wait even longer than expected. The first test of a two-year-old law that takes the death-penalty decision out of the hands of a jury and places it before a three-...

    by Steve Jackson on October 15, 1998
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    Lame Dunk

    This just in: The National Basketball Association has canceled its 1998 exhibition games, the players and owners remain at each other's throats over filthy lucre, and the entire regular season remains in grave jeopardy. Hello? Let's try this...

    by Bill Gallo on October 15, 1998
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    The Big Bang Theory

    By now the nation knows that Linda Tripp was worried about her bangs, that Monica Lewinsky was worried about her lack thereof with the president, and that an unworried Hillary Clinton thought her husband was simply "ministering" to a misguided youth ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 15, 1998
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    Letters

    Touched by and Angle Patricia Calhoun's "An Unhealthy Situation," in the October 8 issue, hit the nail on the head. How can organizations work effectively to help victims if the organizations can't work together? Thanks for bringing this to the p...

    on October 15, 1998
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    A Berry, Berry Good Time of Year

    You will be treated very hospitably by Vivian Brock, retired art teacher and lifelong raspberry zealot. If you are even remotely civil, she will fix you a cup of raspberry tea, give you a couple of perfect raspberry plants, autograph a copy of her...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on October 15, 1998
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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 >>

Dear Mexican: What do you think about going back to Europe?

Dear Mexican: I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush's administration, there was a lot of talk about comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty, to some). One remark that I… More >>

How Colorado became ground zero in America's energy wars How Colorado became ground zero in America's energy wars

At the Denver premiere of the film Dear Governor Hickenlooper last month, there were no stretch limos, no red-carpet divas, no paparazzi or moguls in tuxedos. What you got instead,… More >>

Dear Stoner: How should I talk to my children about pot? Dear Stoner: How should I talk to my children about pot?

Dear Stoner: I drive around town with my seven-year-old, and I know it is only a matter of time before he starts asking me about the "MMJ" signs everywhere. How… More >>

Readers remember Denver's early comedy scene

"Lori Story," Chris Utterback, June 26 Solid Gold Appreciate your writing and reflections on Denver's comedy scene via "Lori's Story." Just want to share that there was an active comedy… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why don't many Mexicans smoke?

Dear Mexican: I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or don't smoke, and I have yet… More >>

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