The stunning avalanche of action set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court's inaction on same-sex marriage last week shows just how quickly this country can change. So why, nearly fifty years after Colorado became the first state in the union to legalize abortion, have we not put this equally sticky ... More >>
Travel back in time tonight when Colorado Public Television -- that's Channel 12 to most of you in Denver -- hosts its annual Time Machine marathon. For the past dozen years, Channel 12's Larry Padgett and Dominick Dezzutti have produced a special edition of Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public- ... More >>
Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm is one of more than a hundred officials, public leaders and organizations to sign on to the so-called Colorado Compact on immigration -- an effort Senator Michael Bennet is spearheading. But Lamm, who has in the past made some attention-getting statements on immigr ... More >>
Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm is speaking out about the last-minute deal in Washington D.C. to avert a fiscal cliff -- and backing Senator Michael Bennet, who defied his party and a Senate majority to vote "no." Lamm, who is part of the national Campaign to Fix the Debt effort, slams the plan, ... More >>
The news that George McGovern, now ninety, is in hospice care stirred memories -- not just of his campaign for president, but of a night in Ovando, Montana. I was at Trixi's Antler Saloon when I started seeing familiar faces passing by: a man who looked like Dick Lamm, a woman who looked like Dottie ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we take a closer look at what the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden has accomplished over the last 35 years -- and how bright its future appears to be as it pushes forward with a massive expansion. For the piece, we spoke with Denis Hayes, an early directo ... More >>
Since James Holmes fired shots into an Aurora movie theater -- after purchasing four guns in two months and 6,000 rounds of ammunition off the Internet -- heated gun control debates have emerged nationally and locally, with elected officials questioning whether stricter laws could have stopped thi ... More >>
There's always 2026? In a disappointing development for folks who have been pushing Denver to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, news broke this week that the United States Olympics Committee is not going to pursue 2022, which means Denver is out of the running for that year.
Harry Tuft, slated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this Sunday, February 12, opened the Denver Folklore Center in 1962 and started promoting concerts a few years later, bringing in Joan Baez to Denver for the first time in 1964 and later bringing her to Red Rocks. In the early ... More >>
katy tartakoffThe reminder for the memorial site at muchloved.com came in at 5:01 this morning. I did not need it: Not a day goes by that I do not think about Sandy Widener, John Parr and Chase Parr, the three members of a much-loved Colorado family who died in a horrific car wreck three year ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Hickenlooper has kept to his vow to keep his campaign positive. Had he decided to go negative on Tom Tancredo, though, he would have found no shortage of material on the American Constitution Party candidate: Google "Tancredo" and "controvers ... More >>
This city is full of angels. On Sunday, I helped kick off the Parr-Widener 5K Walk-Run, an annual event that benefits the A Angels, a mentoring program at East High School, and is named for John Parr, Chase Parr and Sandy Widener, who died in a car crash at Christmas 2007. (Katy Parr, then ... More >>
In the 21 months since John Parr, Sandy Widener and their daughter, Chase Parr, were killed in a horrific car accident, I've trained myself not to grab the phone to call Sandy, a wonderful writer and college pal who was one of the founders of Westword, to hoot over some journalistic dust-up. ... More >>
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CRL knows how to buy friends and influence people.
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Twenty-eight years after a nuclear bomb rocked Colorado, its shock waves still reverberate on the Western Slope.
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