It feels weird to commemorate quitting something that almost killed you. But on July 22 every year since 2006, I say thank you and congratulations to myself for being alive and healthy. As a drunk, I was somehow spared multiple DUIs; I drove drunk -- blackout drunk, at that -- many times over the co ... More >>
An Emmy-winning actress best known for her work on Family Ties and as a regular in Lifetime Original Movies, Meredith Baxter has been an endearing force in Hollywood for more than four decades. But her path has not been an easy one, and the film and television star makes a stop in Denver this week t ... More >>
Last summer Denver District Judge Ann B. Frick ruled that city zoning officials blundered in issuing a rooming-house permit to Open Door Ministries, which was seeking to launch a group home for recovering alcoholics and addicts in a historic block of Capitol Hill. But Frick has now reversed her orde ... More >>
The passage of Amendment 64, which became law earlier today, presents challenges for Colorado colleges, since lotsa students are as confused about the measure as many members of the public. That likely explains why the University of Denver chose last week to send enrollees a copy of its drug policy ... More >>
Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work
Though John Larroquette gave up alcohol for good thirty years ago, the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor still makes a point of relating that journey at public appearances. This Friday, September 28, Larroquette will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon fundraiser for Arapahoe House, a non-profit or ... More >>
A Denver district judge has ruled that city zoning officials erred when they granted a boarding permit in 2010 for a vintage mansion in Capitol Hill -- throwing into doubt the future operation of a faith-based, drug and alcohol treatment program at 740 Clarkson Street that's faced a barrage of prote ... More >>
Dirk Holmberg Café 180 3315 South Broadway, Englewood 303-761-4510 www.appetitesunite.org This is part one of my interview with Dirk Holmberg, exec chef of Cafe 180. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow. Dirk Holmberg squirms if you call him a chef. "I had always wanted to b ... More >>
After losing popular head men's basketball coach Tim Miles to Nebraska, Colorado State University landed a proven and relatively high-profile replacement: Larry Eustachy. There's just one catch: The new CSU head coach is kinda, sorta most well-known for being photographed while partying with student ... More >>
Mark MangerAn effort to operate a faith-based, residential drug and alcohol treatment program in a vintage mansion in Capitol Hill suffered a major setback yesterday when a Denver zoning official ruled that the area is already overloaded with group homes. Granting a transitional housing permi ... More >>
Ken Buck.Ken Buck ran afoul of the GLBT community when he likened being gay to alcoholism on Meet the Press, prompting activists to demand a retraction. So is Buck prejudiced? He didn't appear to be in April 2009 when, as Weld County DA, his office successfully prosecuted a case that advocate ... More >>
Ken Buck.Dems pounced after Republican candidate Ken Buck likened homosexuality to alcoholism on Meet the Press. And while Buck's spokesman pooh-poohed the controversy, activists like One Colorado's Brad Clark aren't ready to move on. Clark is among those appearing at a press conference at 1 ... More >>
Ken Buck.From a style perspective, Ken Buck acquitted himself well in his nationally televised debate with Senator Michael Bennet on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday. He came across as forceful and direct, in contrast to Bennet's occasionally halting hemming and hawing. But Buck made the key m ... More >>
Ken Buck.On Sunday, Ken Buck compared homosexuality to alcoholism during a nationally televised Meet the Press debate with Senator Michael Bennet -- and host David Gregory also brought up Buck's decision not to file rape charges in a much-debated 2005 case. Not that it matters much, accordin ... More >>
John Johnson's now in the tenth year of what began as a four-year sentence.Four years ago, in a feature called "Over and Over Again," I reported on the staggering number of nonviolent offenders stuck in Colorado's revolving-door version of parole -- and costing the state millions of dollars. ... More >>
Why Mexican drivers screw the pooch.
Are Mexicans the worst drunk drivers? Not by a long shot.
Wednesday, July 19, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1-866-468-7621, SOLD OUT.
Rita Anderson has a message for the University of Colorado: Let my monkeys go.
Koren Zailckas found inspiration in sobriety.
Elliott Smith 1969-2003
The Denver Drug Court tests a formula for reclaiming addicts.
Skins skillfully probes the Native American psyche.
Concertgoers come together to sober up and jam straight.
Denver C.A.R.E.S. picks drunks off the streets, then puts them right back out there.
When the accused reject a not-guilty plea, Colorado's insanity law breaks down.
Return of the Native