It's politics as usual these days between Democratic Governor John "How many apologies do you want" Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob "47 percent of all Americans pay no federal income tax" Beauprez. The polls are tight, the money is flowing and rhetoric is heating up. And while both of the ... More >>
You know Mike Dunafon: Mayor of Glendale, married to the owner of Shotgun Willie's strip club, libertarian candidate for Colorado governor. He may not have a political resume with quite as much heft as his opponents, current governor John Hickenlooper and congressman Bob Beauprez. But he does promis ... More >>
Mike Dunafon, former mayor of Glendale and husband of Debbie Matthews, owner of Shotgun Willie's, is running for governor as a third-party candidate -- and it might as well be the Party party. Because as a major booster of Glendale's riverwalk project, he and other officials pushed for a 2011 state ... More >>
In an August 2013 profile, Melanie Asmar described Mike Dunafon and Debbie Matthews as the king and queen of Glendale: He's the mayor, while she's the owner of Shotgun Willie's, one of Colorado's most iconic strip clubs. Now, this power couple has scored another coup: They found a legal way for Sho ... More >>
Last month, we brought you the news that Libertarian Glendale mayor Mike Dunafon is running for Colorado governor. Dunafon has a storied history with the tiny city of Glendale: In the late '90s, he helped stifle the then-mayor's plans to put restrictions on the city's lucrative strip clubs -- includ ... More >>
Last night, Glendale's legendary strip club -- Shotgun Willie's -- closed forever. And right next door, in a $4 million building that was just a steel-beamed skeleton when we wrote about it back in August, a new-and-improved Shotgun Willie's opened for business. In the hours before the new strip cl ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Fantasy Island," tells of Glendale's quest to build a riverwalk along Cherry Creek full of restaurants, shops, theaters and bars serving booze in to-go cups. One of the project's biggest cheerleaders is Mayor Mike Dunafon, who is married to Shotgun Willie's owner Debbie Mat ... More >>
The latest edition of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's enormously entertaining current-events quiz show, featured not one but two Colorado references -- including an unlikely plug for Shotgun Willie's, whose website proudly proclaims it to be the "Best Strip Club in Denver."
Signs of the times are changing all over Denver.
While a popular gallery closes up in Denver, Glendale strippers take it almost all off for the opera.
The latest nightlife news.
Glendale is going from titty city to rugby town.
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Glendale stripped Veggo Larsen of his job -- but not his appetite for life.
The people and places that made 2000 what it was. Blame them.
Troy Lowrie’s dad got the bodies to build a strip-club empire. Troy got the brains. Now he wants respect beyond Glendale.
Dirty election tricks get dirtier.
Two years ago they took over their city. Since then, things have just gotten curiouser and curiouser.