This week in print, we take an in-depth look at Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who has faced ongoing accusations of suppressing voters. We published the story the same day that Republican lawmakers at the start of the new legislative session put forth a bill they crafted with Gessler that would ... More >>
Though Colorado residents have already begun voting, Secretary of State Scott Gessler says it's not too late for officials across the state to work together to try and remove potential non-citizens from the voter rolls. Two days after early voting began, he announced that a new round of checks has r ... More >>
In the final weeks of the campaign, as we reported earlier today, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has continued his controversial anti-fraud campaign by tracking down individuals he believes are illegally registered to vote, because they are immigrants. Gessler sent them letters to 300 people askin ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we reported that a total of fourteen people were removed from Colorado voting rolls following an extensive effort by Secretary of State Scott Gessler to potentially illegal voters; see our original post in its entirety below. Since sharing these results, we checked with Gessler's ... More >>
This is not quite how Scott Gessler's plan was supposed to go. When Colorado's Secretary of State announced an unprecedented voter registration initiative last month, he told reporters that the effort wasn't a direct response to criticisms of voter suppression, though he said it would hopefully di ... More >>
Last Tuesday, Scott Gessler held a press conference to announce an $850,000 voter registration campaign -- the largest in the state's history. He said he hoped the effort would disprove some of his critics' accusations that Gessler, a Republican, has been trying to intimidate voters. But days late ... More >>
The backers of Initiative 52, which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, have been collecting signatures for months. "It's going slow," says Homero, a volunteer. Thus far, they've gotten 15,000 signatures notarized and have hundreds of volunteers trying to collect 75,000 ... More >>
This afternoon, just over a year after the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to hear the Ward Churchill case, attorney David Lane will appear before the jurists to argue why the professor, who was fired by CU-Boulder for reasons he sees as payback for a controversial 911 essay, should get his old job ba ... More >>
Last year's yoga-centric Hanuman Festival in Boulder became known for a lot more than downward-facing dog thanks to Luke Chrisco, who a female attendee spotted hiding in a porta-potty's tank seconds before she had planned to make it rain, so to speak. This weekend's fest shouldn't suffer similar pr ... More >>
Applebee's just hired hot Boulder-based Crispin Porter Bogusky -- the same creative outfit that Arby's recently signed -- to give the ubiquitous American meat-starch-veg spot an image boost of some kind. But here's the rub: Unlike Arby's, Applebee's doesn't really need a facelift. If the chain's g ... More >>
I am the product of weird parents. Okay, "weird" probably isn't the best word, considering it can describe everything from hairstyles to movies to that guy on the bus who always smells like day-old Whopper Jr.'s and mothballs. But my parents were definitely weirdos. My dad made Tang and Spam on Su ... More >>
It's time at last. After preliminary roundups featuring a slew of mug shot collections, spotlighting tattoos, hairstyles, weirdness, intimidation, celebrities and notables, baby faces and women on the wrong side of the law, we offer up the most memorable images of the year -- an array so large that ... More >>
Photos below.Things are about to get strange. In recent days, we've shared mug-shot roundups featuring intimidating images, celebrities and notables, tattoos and women. But now, here are the weirdest shots 2011 has had to offer. And as those who lived through it know, it was a mighty weird ye ... More >>
Dan Hartman.Update below: Last week's reports from industry sources that Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division director Dan Hartman would be leaving his post have now been confirmed. However, Hartman's not out of a job. He's been reassigned within the Department of Revenue, with another Reve ... More >>
The bridezillas were peaceful at first. So were the groomzillas, the maids-of-honor, the moms, the grandmas and, in at least one case, a man who volunteered to sleep outside the behemoth Wellington Webb municipal building so his mother's hairdresser could get the wedding date of her dreams. B ... More >>
The dispensary application process seems a lot like a visit to the DMV. You show up knowing that it's going to be a pain in the ass, go through line after line, each time praying it will be the last. Finally, you cut a check to someone in the hope that the state has enough of its act together to sen ... More >>
Dennis Sieving.Here's a frightening thought: Around 1,500 drivers who didn't pass, or didn't even take, a driving test may have been on Colorado roads for months. That's the accusation against Dennis Sieving, 53, who's been indicted by a federal grand jury for male fraud and bribery. And tho ... More >>
By this evening, Grand Junction residents should know if the majority of residents voted to ban medical marijuana businesses within city limits. Since a prohibition against retail sales in unincorporated Mesa County passed last fall, such an outcome is a done deal, right? Not so, says ban opp ... More >>
Scott Gessler.Thus far, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has made news most often when complaining about how little people in his position are paid -- gripes that led to a moonlighting scheme he subsequently dumped. But he stepped into the spotlight yesterday for a different reason -- his sup ... More >>
Claire Levy.Last December, Representative Claire Levy floated the idea of a bill setting a marijuana-impairment standard for Colorado drivers. This notion has coalesced into HB 1261, which establishes an impairment limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood; read it below. Levy's al ... More >>
Robert Chase.Last week, Representative Claire Levy talked about introducing legislation to establish standards for driving under the influence of marijuana. Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers' Robert Chase, a well-known local marijuana advocate, opposes this notion, and in a lette ... More >>
When you share a bill with Gwenyth Paltrow on Conan O'Brien's step-down-but-still-in-the-game TBS vehicle, you know you've sort of made it. Such was the case last night for T.J. Miller, the latest in an increasingly long line of semi-stars to come out of Denver's East High School that also in ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Earlier today, Patricia Calhoun shared a chat with Tom Tancredo at the Independence Institute's ATF event this past weekend. But I caught up with him yesterday when he was at an even more unusual place -- a fast-moving line at the DMV (and "fast-moving" isn't a misprint). But he ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
During Denver Restaurant Week, one of the most comment complaints from servers is that bargain-hunting customers just don't tip. They should just be glad that Monica Covington does not live in Denver, Colorado. I'm not sure what would be worse: having to suffer through serving Covington and ... More >>
Judge Kerry Hada: What do you think, Angelina?A tall seventeen-year-old boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of deejay earphones around his neck stood facing Judge Kerry Hada in Division 191-J of the Denver County Juvenile Court, a small wood-paneled courtroom that was packed this morni ... More >>
Smoking out another great barbecue joint and something more.
Better late than never.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
From the week of January 26, 2006
What is a biker's life worth in Colorado?
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
In which yours truly auditions for Gimme the Mike.
The Legislative Councilís ballot-analysis booklet has inspired so many fights, it should be called the black-and-blue book. Hereís our cure.
Teetering on the edge of oblivion, COMA gets a wake-up call from its members.
A new bill could call a halt to the state's specialty plates.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
A cluster of cities eager to cash in on photo-radar speed traps decides to sue the state.
Last session legislators gambled on a new program that lobbyists claimed would make Colorado's roads safer. Don't bet on it.
CAN A BUNCH OF LEATHER GUYS BE SWAYED BY IRATE DRAG QUEENS? WE THINK NOT.
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