Dale Tooley

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Dale Tooley's honorary street sign moves to Blake -- and avoids a collision

    The late Dale Tooley -- longtime Denver District Attorney, one-time mayoral candidate and full-time Irishman -- is remembered every year in Denver, when a downtown street is officially, if temporarily, changed to Tooley Street for St. Patrick's Day. For years, the street sign at Wazee and 17th stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Dick Morris says Obama won't win because his supporters aren't going to vote

    Mitt Romney is not attracting much Latino support, and his outlook is even bleaker when it comes to black voters in Colorado and across the country. But a lot of folks like these who would vote for President Obama probably won't bother to show up. The result? A Romney win. This is the logic of Dic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Toe-sucking Dick Morris coming to Colorado on Obama's Failing Agenda Tour

    I learned the power of search-engine optimization early, when a column I wrote in 1996 about the Bill Clinton strategist who'd just resigned after news broke that he'd sucked the toes of a prostitute included the phrase "toe-sucking Dick Morris" -- with the two words in the middle a particular hit o ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011
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    March 17, 2010

    St. Patrick's Day: Dale Tooley was green before green was in

    ​Want to give someone a quick feel for Denver? Walk the seven blocks of Wazee Street from Cherry Creek -- where Denver got its start when gold was discovered 150 years ago -- up to Coors Field, where the Rockies will start digging for gold in just a few weeks. There's history all along the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Sign of the times: No St. Patrick's Day sign-changing lunch at McCormick's

    ​For the first time in more than a decade, McCormick's Fish House & Bar, at 1659 Wazee Street, did not host its annual luncheon to celebrate the Changing of the Sign -- the ceremony held outside the bar on the Thursday before St. Patrick's Day, when Wazee at 17th Street turns into Tooley, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    The long, long journey to an all-inclusive Justice Center

    They're going to need some pretty big signs to hold all the names of the august Denverites honored at the city's new justice complex. After a contentious, sometimes bitter and racially charged process that stretched over several months, the Denver City Council finally agreed Monday night, with one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    No justice for Van Cise?

    A task force has named four finalists in the naming-rights battle over the new Denver Justice Center -- and historic gangbuster Philip Van Cise isn't among them. To those who know anything of Van Cise's remarkable but much-neglected story, the news is a bit puzzling, and disheartening. Not that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Justice Center campaign goes straight to video

    In the battle over naming rights for Denver's new Justice Center, two clear favorites have emerged: Dale Tooley, the city's district attorney for much of the 1970s, and Philip Van Cise, the one-term DA of the 1920s who busted a sophisticated ring of con artists and took on the Ku Klux Klan. Tooley w ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Phil Van Cise: Scourge of Denver's Underworld

    Fearless DA Phil Van Cise cleaned up Denver — and it cost him his career. Can a new justice center right an old wrong?

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    Triumph of the Swill

    A tsunami of suds is likely when the Modern Drunkard Conventioneers pour into Denver.

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Off Limits

    Heaven Help Us

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    The Message

    The Mayor's Race

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Edifice Complex

    The little guy went big time...and the results are monumental.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Imagine a Great Campaign

    It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Off Limits

    Pressing engagements

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    True Romance

    How a snap decision led to a long love affair with the West.

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    The Young and the Restless

    As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    Women's Work

    Colorado activists struck first on domestic violence.

  • Dining

    March 12, 1998
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    September 5, 1996
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    April 26, 1995
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    April 12, 1995
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    June 8, 1994