James MejiaUpdate: Who will get the Latino vote now that James Mejia is out of the race for mayor? That was the question on Colorado Public Television's Studio 12 last night. But following this morning's e-mail blast in which Mejia told supporters he's officially bowing out, the real questio ... More >>
Chris Romer.If you hurry, you can start your day with a helping of Chris Romer. The man who led the voting after the first round of the Denver mayor's race yesterday will be at Market Street Station at 7:30 a.m. -- the first stop in what he's calling his "Good morning, Denver" tour. And at 11 ... More >>
Carla MadisonIt only seems like every resident of District 8 is running for Carla Madison's spot on Denver City Council. But even with 39 candidates jumping into the write-in race for the seat, that represents less than .001 percent of the 47,265 eligible voters in the district.
Carol Boigon.Denver City Councilwoman Carol Boigon has run one of the more aggressive mayoral campaigns to date -- but it's over. According to campaign spokeswoman C.L. Harmer, Boigon is dropping out of the race, and she'll endorse fellow councilman Michael Hancock at a 10:30 a.m. press conf ... More >>
Warren Edson.The list of candidates hoping to win the District 8 City Council seat that opened up due to councilwoman Carla Madison's death is a long one -- more than twenty to date. Among the more noteworthy? Warren Edson, who's best known for his advocacy of medical marijuana. Although he s ... More >>
Carol Boigon.Denver mayoral candidate Carol Boigon's new ad stresses that putting medical marijuana dispensaries "everywhere" is "not a jobs plan." This line, which seems on the surface to be a stealthy attack on Doug Linkhart, who supports the medical marijuana industry, and other hopefuls ... More >>
Video below. The first line of Carol Boigon's new ad is this: "Whether you support medical marijuana or not, putting dispensaries everywhere is not a jobs plan." Why did the mayoral hopeful, whose slogan is "Boigon Means Business," mention pot? "There's a number of my colleagues on the counci ... More >>
Update: Last night, the city council voted 10-0 to approve amendments to the city's 1997 needle-exchange ordinance. The decision thrilled Lisa Raville, director of Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, whose mission is to empower and advocate for injection drug users.
Hancock.In a post yesterday, we praised Michael Hancock's new campaign ad in comparison with those released to date by rivals such as Chris Romer, Carol Boigon and James Mejia. But at least one reader wasn't buying what any of these candidates is selling.
Chris RomerMTV Cribs is a guilty pleasure for a lot of people, but spoofs of the show -- which typically features the rockin' homes of mega-pimpin' athletes, movie stars and rappers -- can be even funnier. A couple of weeks, ago, The Daily Show did its Cribs: Teachers Edition, an offshoot of ... More >>
Videos below.To date, Denver mayor's race commercials have ranged from the slick predictability of spots for Chris Romer and James Mejia to the unintentional humor of Carol Boigon's clip, in which she spends as much time talking about John Hickenlooper as herself and ends with the line, "I'll ... More >>
Scott McInnis.The Denver mayoral race is finally starting to see some heat. Michael Hancock issued a press release Friday that called out contender Chris Romer for hiring an out-of-state political research firm to dig up information on other candidates -- a well-known campaign tactic known as ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.And then there were ten -- Denver mayoral candidates approved to be on the ballot, that is. Doug Linkhart, the Teapot Party fave, wound up in the coveted first slot. And at least one of the hopefuls left behind plans to contest his exclusion.
Carol Boigon.Denver mayoral candidate Carol Boigon sent out a press release yesterday afternoon that included an announcement that her campaign had launched a new website at www.boigonmeansbusiness.com. But when folks plugged the address into their internet browser, they were instead redire ... More >>
Click on image to enlarge. The antiquated mayoral forum is a terrible framework to learn about the unique talents of Denver's current 16 candidates. Michael Forrester, Doug Linkhart, James Mejia and Nancy Spahn prove that the ballroom dance competition would be a far more captivating way to i ... More >>
Since last year, we've been reporting about various Denver City Council proposals to update zoning rules for medical marijuana grows, with attorney Christian Sederberg warning weeks ago about huge repercussions if there's no MMJ grandfathering. Now, lawyer Warren Edson says more than 90 perce ... More >>
Prediction #1: Unable to stop the increasing incidence of slope rage, Colorado ski resorts begin to promote Spring Break pay-per-view broadcasts of Ultimate Ski-Fighting® to help generate revenue. Below, see how the stoner vote affects the Denver Mayor's race...
Carol Boigon.With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Carol Boigon. "I'm a person who never ... More >>
Altitude Organic Medicine.Altitude Organic Medicine received a rave as part of our Mile Highs and Lows dispensary reviews. But AOM may get a much more negative critique at today's city council meeting. Owner Brian Cook says two members are trying to shut down his business over what he sees as ... More >>
Keeping track of all the individuals and organizations duking it out on the front lines of the state's medical-marijuana debate is trickier than picking through the med strains at your corner dispensary. To help weed through the chaos, we've created this guide to the state's top marijuana pow ... More >>
They weren't just blowing smoke. Last night, all thirteen Denver city councilmembers agreed to send Councilman Charlie Brown's proposal to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in the city to a public hearing and official vote next Monday night. But not before Councilwoman Carol Boigon rai ... More >>
Carol Boigon outside the Tattered Cover -- where addicts (of coffee) have been known to congregate.At last night's Denver city council meeting, the member who seemed to have the most problems with a pot proposal that will get the public-hearing treatment next Monday was Carol Boigon. At one p ... More >>
Charlie Brown's back in the pot spotlight.Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown is back before council's safety committee this morning, presenting his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries. We're live-blogging the hearing. You'll find Brown's proposal at the ... More >>
At this writing, "Mayor Move Would Roil City's Politics," a Denver Post piece by Christopher Osher, lists "several city council members" as possible Denver mayoral candidates should John Hickenlooper be appointed to fill the senate seat presently occupied by Secretary of the Interior-designate Ken S ... More >>
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
Taking it to the mats
ETHNICITY WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISSUE IN WELLINGTON WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR. IT IS NOW.THE BLACKBOARD BUNGLE HOW MAYOR WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR WAS HIJACKED BY RACIAL POLITICS.