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  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Swallow Hill CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf Resigns

    Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO. Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Hemp: Thirteen producers hold twenty registrations after first month

    Thirteen producers have registered to legally grow hemp in Colorado in the month since registration began, according to the state Department of Agriculture. However, those thirteen producers hold a total of twenty registrations, as several of them are registered to grow in more than one location or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Hemp: Two weeks after registration begins, twelve producers approved to grow

    It's been two weeks since Colorado farmers could begin registering with the state Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp, and the department reports that twelve producers have completed the process. As of March 17, seven producers had registered to grow hemp for commercial purposes and ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Amnesty International USA: Activists converge this weekend for 51st Annual General Meeting

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Denver Book Fair is liquidating, every nudie magazine must go!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Lessons from the Spicy Pickle and other Colorado-based chains

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Gene Sobczak returns to head the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Could loophole in new law give Big Pharma foothold in Colorado MMJ biz?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Colorado Public Radio's morning news beating KOA, but bond rating remains negative

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Qwest, CenturyLink merger on the line for Colorado Public Utilities Commission

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Qwest merger: Is it the right number for telecom history buffs?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    eBay bids for Boulder's RedLaser and wins: Download app for free here

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Associated Content acquired by Yahoo!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Fuddruckers shutters all of its Colorado restaurants

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    United-Continental merger shouldn't push back already delayed contract talks, says union rep

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Qwest merger: Bill Ritter, Mark Udall, Michael Bennet weigh in on losing company HQ

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Dean Singleton and MediaNews Group: Bankrupt no 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    DISH Network rips proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    MediaNews Group reportedly worried its phones will be shut off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    MediaNews Group bankruptcy story reads differently in Denver -- which doesn't run info about Dean Singleton's salary

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    "Reductions in staff" at Denver Post subsidiary Metro Mountain Media

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    MediaNews bankruptcy, Dean Singleton and Denver Post spin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Denver Public Schools reform vote needs reform

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Southwest post-game remarks about losing Frontier

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Southwest CEO Gary Kelly on the bid for Frontier

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    John Malone hit with $1.4 million civil penalty related to Justice Department lawsuit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Take that, Caplis and Silverman: DU student website brings legal expertise to Ward Churchill trial coverage

    A banner from 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Johnny Rockets franchisee lands in bankruptcy court

    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 Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2008

    Seafood, Eat It

    The owners of Prime 121 at 121 Clayton Lane, a spot formerly (and briefly) occupied by Bob’s Steak and Chop House, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last month. When I reviewed it last fall, I was impressed by the service, not so much by the steak and trimmings. Now the owners are tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Happy Birthday MCA

    Tonight at 6 p.m., Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554) will be hosting a reception for members, followed by the 12th annual members meeting. Although the museum has been around for a dozen years, this is the first time it has marked a birthday in the new David A ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
  • News

    November 3, 2005


    Untangling a proposed alternative-weekly mega-merger.

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Waltz of the Cannibals

    How to demolish the telecom industry, in six easy steps.

  • News

    December 11, 2003


    This hardware store never looked like a million bucks.

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Coup de Condo

    The battle for Cedar Pointe has turned into a tempest in a Tea Party.

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003

    Best Mild-Mannered Accountant With a Mission

    Lynn Turner
    Colorado State University College of Business

  • Music

    August 15, 2002


    A nobody no more, the Gothic Theatres Steve Schalk shacks up with NIPP.

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Power Outage

    Xcel Energy faces tough financial scrutiny as power companies nationwide feel the heat.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Surprise Ending

    Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Dolly Madison Store

    3835 E. 48th Ave.

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Follow That Story

    House of Blues

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Playing to an Empty House

    To save its former building, the Eulipions theater group will have to put on its best show yet -- in court.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Colorado Misses the Call

    Before US West rang off, it won one last favor from the state.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Sol

    US West's golden CEO just keeps getting richer and richer.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    All the World's an Empty Stage

    For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the plays still the thing.

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Caller Rewards Program

    Now we know why US West execs thinks life's better here.

  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Whistle Stopped

    A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.

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