Denver Deputy Thomas Ford won't be prosecuted for cold-cocking an inmate in an attack caught on video, but he'll have to fight for his job if he wants to keep it. He's been fired by Denver Manager of Safety Stephanie O'Malley along with another embattled law enforcer: Deputy Edward Keller, who was a ... More >>
The search is (still) on for Denver's second-ever independent monitor. After Richard Rosenthal accepted a similar position in British Columbia late last year, Mayor Michael Hancock's office convened a committee to search for his successor. By April, it had whittled the results down to three names: E ... More >>
Last year, the city powers-that-be changed the rules to allow overnight parking downtown. But the much-celebrated change came with an equally frustrating dose of confusion, as explained in our cover story, "Feed Me." Now, the team of city employees who helped sort out that confusion has won a Denver ... More >>
Have something you want to ask Alex Martinez, Denver's new Manager of Safety? This is your chance: Westword writers will be meeting with the former Colorado Supreme Court justice this morning, to get an overview of the office and ask about some specific issues, including the recent rulings overtur ... More >>
CBS4Charley Garcia is gone from the Denver Manager of Safety's office almost as quickly as he came in. In March, then-mayor Bill Vidal had appointed Garcia, a former state public defender, to the post, making him the fourth person to hold it in a year. He replaced interim manager Mary Maletes ... More >>
Mayor-elect Michael Hancock, back from a brief vacation yesterday, introduced his new chief of staff, Janice Sinden, and said he's still looking for a new police chief. No matter his choice, Denver's next top cop is unlikely to get the same warm welcome that greeted consensus-builder Sinden ... More >>
"During my tenure as Auditor, I have never had to write a transmittal letter as detailed and scalding as this one," Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher wrote in the cover letter to his office's recent audit of the Career Service Authority, the agency that provides human resources for 8,500 D ... More >>
While mayor-elect Michael Hancock continues to collect resumes for the numerous appointments he must make, a group of retired police officers will be gathering today to ask Hancock to appoint a new safety manager -- the sixth person in that position in a year -- who will be more sympathetic t ... More >>
How to build a better teaching video.
Robert Gilbert is a one-man comedy routine on the bench.
Denver's last dance for the '90s.
The city's failure-to-thrive syndrome.
Denver's next mayor could be whistling in the dark.
From a world-class city to a world-class pity.
From the week of November 28, 2002
The lost town of Saxonia reemerges from the pages of history.
Racial problems and all-around surliness abound at the Denver Health engineering department.
The City of Denver's plan to stop workplace violence came too late to save John Adamo.
Developers lure Denver municipal workers to the sticks.
A grave situation in Douglas County: Who gets to bury the bodies?
AFSCME mounts another attempt to unionize Denver city workers.
A CITY AGENCY CALMS INDIAN SPIRITS AT DIA, BUYS T-SHIRTS FOR SENIORS AND BONES UP ON ITS FRENCH--ALL IN THE NAME OF "COMMUNITY RELATIONS."
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KICK THE NEW MAYOR AROUND.WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS NUMBERS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS GETTING CRUNCHED IN THE RACE FOR DENVER AUDITOR.
THE CITY'S CONTENTIOUS TOP LAWYER COURTS POLITICAL TROUBLE.SECRET AGENT DAN HE'S YOUR CITY ATTORNEY. BUT DAN MUSE SAYS YOU'RE NOT HIS CLIENT.
CITY BUREAUCRATS SEE THE SPECTER OF DIA IN A GLITCH-RIDDEN "RECLASSIFICATION" PROJECT.