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    The Boys of Winter

    Super Bowl, Stupor Bowl. I'm thinking ballpark. I'm thinking ballpark food. Baseball-park food. I'm thinking cornmeal-crusted red snapper on a pink plastic plate with the bulging eyes staring at you, and a huge heap of something unnamable piled n...

    by Bill Gallo on January 15, 1998
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    Letters

    Steer Clear! Yee-haw. I wouldn't have thought that Kenny Be could top his "politically corrected" guide to the Stock Show on the cover of the last issue--but then I saw his Worst-Case Scenario about "high-speed skier safety headgear." I'm sure yo...

    on January 15, 1998
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    A Bitter Pill - Vitamin crusaders burned out of a right-wing radio station find the official version of events tough to swallow.

    When Suzanne Harris and Peter Ludwell quit their full-time jobs to become crusaders in the fight for health freedom, they expected to draw fire from critics of their conspiracy theories regarding government and big business. But it never occurred to ...

    by Kyle Wagner on January 8, 1998
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    Reeling From the Experience - After lots of toil and lots of trouble, the local film Brother Tied is finally headed to Sundance.

    Derek Cianfrance, the local filmmaker headed for the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks with his first feature, Brother Tied, had good reason to become unhinged during the process of making the film: At one point, his landlord locked him out of hi...

    by T.R. Witcher on January 8, 1998
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    The Man With Two Places - Is Roy Romer violating the law by holding two jobs? Dick Sargent claims he is--but then, he wanted one of those jobs for himself.

    A man who tried to push Governor Roy Romer out of office by running against him is now trying to push him out by suing him. "I don't want to send Romer to jail," says Dick Sargent, a Republican candidate for governor back in 1994, "but I filed t...

    by Scott C. Yates on January 8, 1998
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    Off Limits

    It's my party, and I'll die if I want to: Colorado was the center of the universe in 1997 and proved it by ending the year with Michael Kennedy's death in Aspen--an anti-advertisement for skiing that could set Colorado Ski Country back years. It didn...

    on January 8, 1998
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    End-of-School Sale - How a mad dash to a Wyoming arms dealer helped Boulder quell its riots.

    Boulder law enforcement agencies neglected to take care of their Christmas shopping early last year, and rampaging students at the University of Colorado made them pay for it. When riots broke out last May in the area known as The Hill in Boulder, lo...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on January 8, 1998
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    Watch the Birdie

    There was a day when working men in America carried hod or baked bread or laid bricks or descended into the hell of the mines to blacken their lungs and die young. In scant off time, such as it was, working men visited houses of worship and toted blo...

    by Bill Gallo on January 8, 1998
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    The Party Line

    Was it good for you? A year ago, Colorado was barely a blip on the political map, a handy way station where national candidates could drop in to stuff their pockets on cross-country junkets, a state more notable for Monkey Business than real mone...

    by Patricia Calhoun on January 8, 1998
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    Letters

    I Am Furious, Yellow The January 1 Year in Review cover may have been intended as a parody, but with it, Westword showed its true colors: yellow, for yellow journalism. You people are as trashy as any of the tabloids you mock. Ginger Foster ...

    on January 8, 1998
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    Hate State Sets New Record: 365 Days of Rage!

    Colorado was all the rage in 1997. We had road rage. We had Ramsey rage. We had ragin' Caucasians. We raged against the injustice of it all when John Denver splashed into one more drink off the California coast. We were frazzled, irked, ince...

    on January 1, 1998
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    Strange but True

    It was a sad state of affairs. Their Mother, "Butt Breath," Could Not Be Reached for Comment "Dumb Face," a female grizzly bear at the Denver Zoo, died of cancer at age 26. She was survived by her brother, "Fat Mouth." The Lost World Fo...

    on January 1, 1998
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    Men (and Women) Behaving Badly

    They may be fools, but they're our fools. BILL McCARTNEY Occupation: Hot-for-Jesus love machine Coach Mac wasn't content to have other guys get together in big, sweaty masses and talk about how bad they'd been to their women. He had a deep n...

    on January 1, 1998
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    A Year of Games

    First and last, 1997 marked the golden anniversary of Jackie Robinson, hero. Otherwise, the sublime and the ridiculous kept bumping into each other. Tiger Woods, age 21, chewed up the Masters field by a record twelve strokes, while Mike Tyson che...

    by Bill Gallo on January 1, 1998
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    Letters

    That Was Zen, This Is Now If I lived in Boulder, I wouldn't worry so much about what's being built on the land as what might be in the water. Judging from everything from the Ramsey case to Eric Dexheimer's "Karma Crash" (great article!), in the ...

    on January 1, 1998
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    Aisle Be Seeing You - For insomniacs, Super Kmart is a gift that keeps on giving--24 hours a day.

    It's 10 p.m. and two weeks from Christmas, and a father and his two young boys are standing before the monster-sized gumball machines at the front of the store. "No, you can't get any of that crap, goddammit," the man says through his teeth. "You hav...

    by Kyle Wagner on December 25, 1997
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    The Horse Soldier - After years of making the fur fly, a veteran animal-rights activist puts herself out to pasture.

    There are no moments of luxury in the life of a horse-abuse investigator. It's a world of hiding in bushes with video cameras, sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes while staking out some lonely pasture, looking for signs of animal mistreatment. ...

    by T.R. Witcher on December 25, 1997
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    Fight the Power - Public Service's juiced-up power lines to Park Meadows spark a lawsuit.

    A group of Highlands Ranch homeowners is not exactly thrilled with the hum of progress and has filed suit against Public Service Company of Colorado, saying that the company should bury its noisy power lines. The lines were recently upgraded to ...

    by Scott C. Yates on December 25, 1997
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    Off Limits

    Dem bones: Henry Solano, Colorado's U.S. Attorney and a former Roy Romer cabinet member, may be headed for Washington. He's been nominated as the Department of Labor's next solicitor general, the agency's No. 3 job, which would put him in charge of h...

    on December 25, 1997
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    Bombs Away - Frustrated by federal inaction, state health officials sue to clean up the old Lowry Bombing Range.

    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 Lowry Bombing Range could send shock waves throughout the West. Officials of the Colorado Department of ...

    by Tony Perez-Giese on December 25, 1997
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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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