After a year when it was christened the Angriest City in America, Denver continues to be a hub of national (and this weekend, international) activism. Tomorrow through Sunday, Amnesty International USA will bring its 51st Annual General Meeting to the city, with panels and workshops dedicated to som ... More >>
After thirty years in business, Denver Book Fair announced that it was closing its doors last October, and now the cavernous storefront at 44 South Broadway is in final liquidation mode. Everything is for sale: books, magazines, calendars, manuals, even the fixtures are priced to move. Dennis Bono ... More >>
A former location of the Spicy Pickle.Ask Kevin Morrison why the Spicy Pickle chain went belly up, and the former executive of that company, who now owns Pinche Tacos, doesn't exactly mince words. "When you have people who aren't businesspeople or restaurant people trying to run a restaurant ... More >>
Gene Sobczak, who was a VP and marketing guru for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra when he left in 2007 to head the Arvada Center, will soon be making beautiful music with the CSO again: The symphony board has appointed him to replace interim director Jim Copenhaver, who returned this fall to ... More >>
Large pharmaceutical companies could potentially make billions if marijuana is legalized in the United States. But could Big Pharma enjoy a windfall in Colorado right now? A clause of HB 1043, the MMJ cleanup bill signed by Governor John Hickenlooper last week, contains a potential loophole a ... More >>
Max Wycisk.Our post yesterday about KHOW's Peter Boyles dominating Denver morning radio featured ratings data that told plenty of other interesting stories. Among them: KCFR, the news channel of Colorado Public Radio, kicked the ass of KOA, long the city's commercial news leader, in most majo ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
Almost three months after CenturyTel announced a $22 billion deal to take over Qwest Communications, some of the most important questions about the historic merger remain unanswered -- like what happens to all those old phone books, weird equipment, archival collections and other cool bits of ... More >>
Occipital is a Boulder startup that just hit the big time. The company's just been acquired by eBay on the strength of its RedLaser app for iPhones, which scans barcodes, allowing users to compare prices on the go. As part of its big push into mobile shopping, eBay has reduced the price of R ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerLuke Beatty When most observers consider Denver's most powerful websites, they frequently overlook Associated Content -- and that's a mistake. The project, which got its start in former Westword profile subject Luke Beatty's basement circa 2004, has a simple concept: AC p ... More >>
The burger chain with a name everyone loves to say (or is it slay?) has packed its beef and left the state for good. Fuddruckers has closed its three Colorado restaurants as a result of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of its parent company. The closures, effective April 30, came down less ... More >>
Photo courtesy Association of Flight Attendants-CWAUnited employees protesting stalled contract talks at DIA last month.The merger of United and Continental is potentially blockbuster news, admits Ken Kyle, local counsel president for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA -- but only poten ... More >>
"If they try to take our jobs, who'll join my posse?"As we told you earlier today, Qwest is being acquired by CenturyTel in a $10.6 billion stock swap. We don't know the repercussions yet, and won't for a while. But they'll undoubtedly be significant in light of the fact that the combined co ... More >>
Dean Singleton's indebtedness looks a lot less onerous this week.The Saturday Denver Post blurb about Affiliated Media couldn't entirely avoid the word "bankruptcy," as the broadsheet's writers have endeavored to do since January. After all, the judge who approved the prepackaged plan assembl ... More >>
Englewood's own DISH Network has launched a passionate, if long-shot, effort to stop the blockbuster merger of Comcast and NBC Universal. This morning, in letters addressed to U.S. reps Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns, as well as to senators Herb Kohl and Orrin Hatch, DISH executive vice pres ... More >>
Dean Singleton's lawyers have been busy lately.In its reporting about the impending bankruptcy filing by Affiliated Media, the holding company of MediaNews Group, its owner, the Denver Post left the B-word out of the headline -- and its published version of an Associated Press story about the ... More >>
Dean Singleton: Still making a pretty penny.A blog published last week noted that the Denver Post had managed to report about an impending bankruptcy filing by the holding company of its parent firm, MediaNews Group, without using the word "bankruptcy" in the headline -- a neat example of spi ... More >>
Some of the publications that have been put out by Metro Mountain Media.MediaNews Group, the Dean Singleton-led company that owns the Denver Post and dozens of other newspapers around the country, recently announced that its holding company, Affiliated Media, would seek bankruptcy protection ... More >>
Dean Singleton doesn't like the B-word.Here are some sample headlines from other publications around the nation about the latest development involving MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post and dozens of other newspapers around the country: UPI: "U.S. Newspaper Group to File Bankruptcy." ... More >>
"This is harder to understand than geometry..."Tonight, the Denver Public Schools board will consider a range of reform issues involving low-performing schools and much more. But the agenda calls for the outgoing board, including three members who'll be attending their last meeting, to vote o ... More >>
Moments ago, Southwest Airlines released a statement about what everyone else had already figured out -- that Southwest's massive bid for Frontier Airlines had fallen apart at the last minute over an inability to get Frontier pilots to concede on seniority-oriented contract issues. In the do ... More >>
Gary Kelly.With yesterday's promise of a $170 million bid for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines made it clear it really, really wants the Denver-based carrier. After all, the total was nearly $60 million more than its previously announced offer of $113 million, which was already higher th ... More >>
John Malone. As one of Colorado's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Liberty Media chairman John Malone can certainly afford the $1.4 million civil penalty just announced by the U.S. Justice Department. But he can't be pleased by the publicity sure to be generated by the fine, levied against him for violati ... More >>
A banner from TheRaceToTheBottom.org. In Tuesday's blog "KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman Have the Ward Churchill Trial Covered," I shared my view that the aforementioned radio duo's segments about Churchill's wrongful termination suit against the University of Colorado-Boulder are worth heari ... More >>
Nation's Restaurant News, the bible of the restaurant industry, has reported that David Giesen, who owns Steak Escape and Johnny Rockets franchises in Colorado, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to court filings, his Giesen Restaurant Enterprises LLC and Rocket Restaur ... More >>
Untangling a proposed alternative-weekly mega-merger.
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This hardware store never looked like a million bucks.
The battle for Cedar Pointe has turned into a tempest in a Tea Party.
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A nobody no more, the Gothic Theatre’s Steve Schalk shacks up with NIPP.
Xcel Energy faces tough financial scrutiny as power companies nationwide feel the heat.
Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.
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To save its former building, the Eulipions theater group will have to put on its best show yet -- in court.
Before US West rang off, it won one last favor from the state.
US West's golden CEO just keeps getting richer and richer.
For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the play’s still the thing.
Now we know why US West execs thinks life's better here.
US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.
A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.
A DESPERATE CITY WOOS A DESPERATE AIRLINE.