Carl Hilliard, one of the best and most respected Colorado journalists of the 20th Century, died Sunday from a heart attack after a long illness at age 76. During more than three decades with the Associated Press, for which he wrote a column that connected Colorado readers outside Denver with the g ... More >>
Fox News reporter Jana Winter won't face such a tough decision tomorrow after all. The judge in the Aurora theater shooting case has delayed a ruling on whether to compel Winter to testify about her confidential sources until after he decides whether to allow a notebook that suspect James Holmes mai ... More >>
Twelve years ago, Stevyn Prothero inherited a hefty stack of nude photographs taken by beatnik photographer John B. Post. Originally though, Prothero -- known by the moniker Iron Feather, a longtime online store and former-Denver book and zine retailer -- was called upon to check out the contents of ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper met with newspaper reps in town for the Colorado Press Association's annual convention at the Governor's Mansion yesterday. There, he talked about Iowa, Christo, the coolness of Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia...and how Westword was a very good neighbor during the Wynkoop B ... More >>
Despite the obligatory squawks from lawmakers about the need for transparency in government, few of their actions are quite as transparent as their efforts to shield internal bureaucratic processes from outside scrutiny. For a demonstration of this principle in action, look no further than two bills ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Patricia Calhoun's top 7 ways of improving Colorado tourism post mentions ex-guv Bill Ritter and a tourism official who suggested that Colorado is the "new Scotland" because of all the distilleries here. Said official responded in our comments section to defend this tag, but not t ... More >>
While Denver has been enjoying unseasonably warm days, punctuated by the occasional plunge far below zero, snow keeps piling up on the East Coast. Faced with mounds of white stuff, my sister and her school-break kids booked a trip to escape winter -- where else but Colorado?
Visit DenverTaste those mountains!When the Colorado Press Association was in town for its annual convention this past weekend, Visit Denver, the convention and visitors' bureau, took advantage of the concentration of journalists to host a cocktail party featuring Colorado beer, Colorado wine ... More >>
In Colorado, where there's medical marijuana, there's media. So it was only a matter of time before someone attempted to organize all those newshounds on the weed beat -- and now that time has come. Introducing Colorado-based Cannabis Press Association.
Hickenlooper.John Hickenlooper has not yet been inaugurated as Colorado's next governor, and the city of which he is still mayor -- for another 26 hours or so -- is buried in the sort of snowstorm that shows how much Mother Nature loves mocking Denver's politicians. Remember Bill McNichols? ... More >>
Writers at the Denver Post had to figure they'd be walking away with the lion's share of honors at this year's Colorado Press Association awards. After all, the Rocky Mountain News, which tended to win more than its share of baubles in the large newspaper contest, regularly beating the Post a ... More >>
The web banner of the Colby, Kansas, Free Press. In an odd bit of timing, the Colorado Press Association's convention got under way at the Brown Palace on February 26, the day word broke that the Rocky Mountain News would close after nearly 150 years. No wonder that, the next day, a mini-job fair h ... More >>
When the official news came down at noon yesterday that today would be the last day for the Rocky Mountain News, I was at a Colorado Press Association luncheon -- in a painful bit of timing, the state's newspapers are holding their annual convention in Denver this week -- at the governor's mansion. ... More >>
In a January "diary" penned for Entertainment Weekly, talk-show host Conan O'Brien lamented the prospect that the Writers Guild of America strike might doom the Academy Awards with a perfectly self-deflating line: "I want no part of a world that refuses to congratulate itself." By that standard, he' ... More >>
Just back from Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's press conference, which was hurriedly scheduled following the arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, of John Mark Karr, who's been identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The scene itself was quite comic, and I plan to write more abou ... More >>
Free at Last
From the week of June 5, 2003
Here's to the good, the bad and the funny in Denver's most newsworthy newsroom.
The Denver Newspaper Agency has combined the city's dailies into a one-two punch.
Plutonium lasts forever, but the radioactive fallout from 2002 should be mercifully brief. Don your Rocky Flats moonsuits and jump in!
The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Feeding the daily dinosaurs.
KMGH's general manager gives viewers a piece of her mind.
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Metro's student-run Capitol Reporter has published its last issue -- for a while.
For Senate Majority Leader Jeff Wells, the game's the thing.
WHOSE DIVORCE RECORDS ARE SEALED? READ ALL ABOUT IT.
HIS NEWSPAPER'S IN COLORADO, BUT HIS BAGS ARE PACKED FOR NASHVILLE.