For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>
Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown's newsletter will be a little late today. That's because when the Mayor's office learned that Brown was about to break the news that the city had decided against a temporary alcohol ban in Washington Park, located in Brown's district, the city moved up a planned ... More >>
Should 3.2 beer be banned in Washington Park? Two weeks ago, Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt suggested the city try banning beer in Wash Park for six months in order to combat drunken behavior; he sent that request to Laurie Dannemiller, director of the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation. ... More >>
Miguel Lopez, organizer of the annual 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park, has obtained a permit to stage what's described in a press release as a "'No on Proposition AA' Campaign" to fight against a proposed state tax on recreational marijuana -- one that could be as high as 30 percent. And Lopez has ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Amendment 64 committee of the Denver City Council was scheduled to talk about a proposed retail marijuana tax ordinance, as well as a presentation by Denver Health for a pot-education program to be funded by the city. How much money are we talking about? Plenty. According t ... More >>
The first meeting of the Denver City Council's Amendment 64 Committee, held yesterday afternoon, concluded with few answers but a big pile of questions. The most pressing of the latter might also be the most formidable: Can the committee accomplish its goals within a very tight timeline?
The first meeting of the Amendment 64 committee of the Denver City Council is scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m. today -- and while Councilman Charlie Brown, the panel's chairman, stresses that no votes will take place during the initial session, he expects a disparity of views among the members ... More >>
In a post about the first meeting of the Denver City Council's recreational marijuana committee, chairman Charlie Brown shared anecdotes he's heard about public pot smoking at ski areas since Amendment 64. But a spokeswoman for Colorado's ski industry says resorts have had virtually no problems with ... More >>
My 45-hour-long art exhibit at the Denver County Fair was filled with fun, but there were some highlights...
Lovely LaLa Vazquez. It pains my heart to see strained relationships. Why can't everyone just get along? Since it's the season of love, I've created Kenny Be Valentine's cards, intended to calm the cantankerous and help bring impassioned parties together. Below, LaLa's heartfelt offer of love ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, Denver City Council rep Charlie Brown realized that the city had to get a handle on the booming medical marijuana dispensary industry -- and even as the Colorado Legislature was just starting to discuss MMJ, Denver was signing off on its ordinance. But now the city needs ... More >>
Photo by Jay VollmarSeen this week near Alameda and Sheridan: a Charlie Brown-style Christmas tree looking for a home -- in October. Anyone have a spare security blanket?
If your kids watch Wet Hot American Summer, they'll think their counselors do heroin.Sending your kid off to summer camp can feel pretty magical to parents -- they get to have some fun, after all, and you don't have to feel guilty about getting some long-overdue personal time. Maybe a short ... More >>
I was on the phone with a city official late Monday, and could hear the protest outside City Hall, organized by Robert Chase, founder of the Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers, who's asking for a recall of the Denver City Council members who voted for the ordinance regulating medi ... More >>
Is that your phone ringing, Charlie Brown?The pot proposal pushed by Denver city councilman Charlie Brown is up for public comment on Monday -- and the Cannabis Therapy Institute, among the most efficient and effective marijuana advocacy organizations in the state, wants to make sure folks w ... 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 >>
What's growing faster than the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado? The number of proposals to regulate them. But while it now looks like competing concepts will collide at the Colorado Statehouse when it convenes the second week in January, Denver's keeping its steady pace ... More >>
Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown has spent the last three months thinking about medical marijuana -- perhaps this city's only real growth industry -- and it showed yesterday, when council's safety committee approved his proposal for regulating dispensaries in Denver. The proposed ordinanc ... More >>
Unlike Michigan, Colorado doesn't have a Cannabis College -- not yet. But the entire state is getting quite an education in both the efficacy of medical marijuana in soothing certain maladies and the difficulty of imposing new rules on dispensing it. Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown has ... More >>
Charlie Brown is the man with the plan.This morning, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown presented his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the council's Safety Committee. We live blogged the hearing; you'll find Brown's proposal at the bottom of this p ... More >>
Charlie Brown wants to put medical-marijuana businesses on a tighter leash.Today, Councilman Charlie Brown is presenting his proposal for regulating the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the Denver City Council's Safety committee. We live blogged the meeting. To read the account in chr ... More >>
City Council rep Charlie Brown has taken the lead on corralling medical marijuana dispensaries in Denver. And he's taking the task seriously -- so seriously that, last week, he took his cowboy hat and traveled to Los Angeles (using campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars) to check out that city' ... More >>
Welcome to cannabis Colorado. This weekend, at a gathering of publishers from across the country, all the talk was about Colorado and pot -- and they weren't just asking if I was carrying. No, they wanted to know about the booming business in medical-marijuana dispensaries in this state -- a ... More >>
There's nothing mellow about medical marijuana in Colorado. In a wacky emergency session yesterday, the Colorado Board of Health tossed out its definition of "caregiver" to comply with a recent Court of Appeals decision, postponing the adoption of any new herbiage verbiage until December 16 ... More >>
Chris Nevitt feels better about the safety of a Starbucks coffee than a marijuana brownie.Denver councilman Charlie Brown plans to share his ideas for proposed medical-marijuana regulations on November 18 -- and his already-expressed interest in taxing the stuff has been endorsed by fellow co ... More >>
Have a bucking good time at this charity event.
Catch a multifaceted rendition of this holiday classic.
No one's in the driver's seat. Last week, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown reported that 38 of the hybrids donated for use during the Democratic National Convention were missing. He'd heard that from Paul Lhevine of the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee at a convention recap on Friday, S ... More >>
For weeks, I chronicled my attempts to grow a Denver Daisy -- a PlantSelect seed that's the progeny of Rudbeckia birta and Rudbeckia "Prairie Sun," specifically chosen to commemorate the City and County of Denver's 150th birthday on November 22, 2008," according to the packets of free seeds distribu ... More >>
Here's the biggest shock since the sun came up this morning. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly thinks there are culture-war points to be scored by yapping at his rabid viewership about our own Black National Anthem kerfuffle -- and he hopes to do so with an assist from District 6 councilman Charlie Brown, who ... More >>
Watch Denver's finest take on a mechanical bull.
Good grief, Charlie Brown! You’re in puberty!
The Hilltop neighborhood and DeBoers property prove that historic preservation is threatened.
Museo de las Américas
Denver Police Mounted Patrol
This place is a zoo!
He's gone country
Feud for Thought May 1, 2003
The Baker neighborhood drafted a plan for its future -- and then developers got involved.
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