For years, we've covered the controversy over pit-bull bans -- policies that pit-bull activists feel punish the breed when those truly at fault for attacks or other incidents are poor owners. Last night, the Aurora City Council gave preliminary approval to move forward on a series of ballot measure ... More >>
Last week, Alison Michelle Ernst hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the latter spoke at an event in Las Vegas. Afterward, the press found a tie between Ernst and the case against Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, and it's legit. However, major outlets such as the Associated Press are reportin ... More >>
If chickens are now legal in Aurora, can pit bulls be far behind? Tonight Aurora City Council will consider a proposal to change the breed ban that prohibits pit bulls in the city -- and in advance of that meeting, at 6 p.m. repeal supporters will rally outside Aurora City Hall, 15151 East Alameda P ... More >>
Last night, the Aurora City Council gave an affirmative vote toward a moratorium on marijuana shops. This does not come as much of a surprise, as Aurora has never allowed pot businesses within its borders. Still, one council member insists that the vote doesn't necessarily doom them forever. "We a ... More >>
Update below: Law enforcement investigated motions filed by someone impersonating a victim in the James Holmes case, prosecutors say in one of 57 documents made public. As Westword previously reported, at least one of those motions is truly bizarre, claiming that Holmes is being "framed by Philip An ... More >>
Last week, we told you about a bizarre court filing in the Aurora theater shooting case -- one that blamed the incident on a police chief and the Illuminati, among others. Shortly thereafter, Reddit user FreedomsTorch set out to unmask the prankster behind the document. He concludes the culprit is s ... More >>
Oil and drilling do wonderful things for Colorado, and government better stay out of the industry's way. This seems to be an underlying message behind a new web portal launched this week by the Western Energy Alliance, a Colorado-based group that represents hundreds of oil and gas companies in th ... More >>
Gaylord Entertainment dumped its plans for a giant hotel/convention center/resort in Aurora, and GE has postponed its big new plant in Aurora -- if not ditched it entirely. But at least Aurora had control over one business deal: It had no problem selling its water to an oil and gas company.
It was a year ago today that Denver woke up to discover that upstart Aurora had rustled a major deal in the metro area: a massive, $800 million hotel/spa/convention complex that Gaylord Entertainment would build near Denver International Airport.
The first time Sonia Skakich-Scrima learned about fracking, she was reading the Denver Business Journal almost a year ago to date. What she read alarmed her, but what she Googled afterward tripled that. "I tried to understand why we didn't care about the environment or the aftermath," she says. "I ... More >>
What Tobacco-Free Aurora lacks in longevity and membership, it makes up for in ambition. Founded a little more than a year ago with a rotating volunteer staff of twelve to thirty, the group recently pushed the entirety of its efforts toward creating a city ordinance regulating the sale of tob ... More >>
What's next? Cows will get to cast ballots in Aurora? The Libertarian Party -- like the National Western Stock Show, an institution that got its start in Colorado -- is concerned that Aurora is about to give voting rights to a corporation: Gaylord Entertainment, the out-of-state company tryin ... More >>
Gaylord Entertainment says its huge convention-and-hotel complex plan for Aurora is not contingent on the National Western Stock Show leaving its home for 105 years in north Denver and moving right next door to the new project. And what does the Stock Show say?
While Denver City Council was approving a proposal to turn the city's back yards into a barnyard, Aurora was attempting to rustle the National Western Stock Show. The city dangled a $300 million incentive to lasso the annual event for a new complex that would be built by Denver International ... More >>
Let the guessing games begin! "The Most Awkward Meeting" in today's Wall Street Journal outlines how elevator technology in certain high-rises has changed business etiquette, almost eliminating the "elevator pitch," as execs are dispatched to their own cars -- and, in one Denver building, kee ... More >>
Duane SennWhile Denver City Council's vote to raise councilmembers' salaries continues to raise questions -- and tempers -- on the Denver mayoral campaign trail, an activist in cash-strapped Aurora has determined that retiring councilmembers there will get an even bigger payday.
Ryan FrazierPerennial politician and former Westword cover boy Ryan Frazier has done what many people expected and joined the race to become Aurora's next mayor. Four other candidates have already announced their intentions: Debbie Stafford, Steve Hogan, Sheilah Thomas Davis and Jude Sandvall ... More >>
It's been a momentous year for marijuana in Colorado: landmark legislation, turf wars, huge profits, shocking arrests, enormous celebrations and more. Below, we've compiled links to and excerpts from 25 of the biggest weed stories to take place in the state during 2010. Page through and brea ... More >>
While a move to follow California's lead and put the legalization of marijuana on next week's state-wide ballot didn't come to pass, many Colorado voters will still asked to vote about pot issues on November 2. That's because many cities, towns and counties put measures dealing with medical m ... More >>
Bob Broom thinks dispensaries = increased crime.Almost immediately after the passage of HB 1284, a bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, and SB 109, intended to clarify the relationship between doctors and MMJ patients, attorneys like Jessica Corry made it known that lawsuits would ... More >>
Ryan Frazier Yesterday, Colorado Ethics Watch, a nonprofit watchdog group, leveled a formal complaint against Aurora City Council member Ryan Frazier with the to-do of a major political bombshell. Noting they'd filed a compliant with the Aurora City Clerk accusing Frazier, an up-and coming GOP hots ... More >>
Our daily stroll through Mile High bloggage. Send tips. Young conservatives start right-wing paper on Auraria campus. Sources say their sex column will suck. (Face the State) The Commie, homo-loving sons of guns on the Aurora City Council grant benefits to same-sex workers. (Colorado Independent) ... More >>
Although all eyes are on the action in D.C. this week, there's plenty going on in Denver. It starts with the MLK Marade today, when this city hosts the country's largest annual gathering (a combo march/parade) in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., which gets under way at 10:45 a.m. at City Park and wi ... More >>
The Aurora City Council decided last week to save a blue-and-white windmill known as the Dutch Mill that’s been a landmark on East Colfax Avenue since 1927. Originally built as a symbol of hospitality next to cottages that families of soldiers at nearby Fitzsimons Army Medical Center could rent, t ... More >>
From the week of 10/4/07
No room at the Inn.
Helen Krieble wants to end all the horsing around over illegal immigration.
This family's roots are in Vietnam, but the next generation is branching out.
Will the real you please stand up?
The Zephyr has weathered life on Colfax for 56 years. But can it withstand the march of progress?
Hey, that's not funny
The Plains Conservation Center is on the run from sprawl.
Does Aurora want to turn trailer trash into trailer cash?