The national newscasts this morning are full of speculation about which way Colorado will swing tomorrow. But whether the color wheel lands on red or blue, Colorado won't look as black as it did the morning after the 1992 election, when this state was labeled "The Hate State."
Mayor Michael Hancock held his second "Cabinet in the Community" town-hall meeting Saturday morning at the transformed Rude Recreation Center in west Denver -- a physical manifestation of his campaign promise to "reconnect people to their government." Even if there were more government representativ ... More >>
Denver blog posts have been working out. South Stands Denver's Colin D. thinks Colin Cowherd's blather about Tim Tebow and Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin proves he knows NOTHING about Broncos fans. Square State's Zappatero isn't exactly shedding tears at the thought of Doug Bruce behind bars. DenverUrb ... More >>
Mason Tvert.The Colorado Supreme Court has rejected two title-board-related challenges to the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 -- one by gadfly Doug Bruce, another from advocate Corey Donahue. Although these matters may have seemed like distractions, Regulate proponent Mason Tvert ... More >>
Doug BruceAs we mentioned earlier this week, Colorado Springs conservative Douglas Bruce had petitioned the Colorado Title Board to change the title of the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 to include TABOR-related tax language. The hearing on that challenge was yesterday morning, b ... More >>
Douglas Bruce.The resolution of the latest case against tax-hater Douglas Bruce has been portrayed by the press as a mixed bag. True, Bruce wasn't held in contempt for not testifying in a lawsuit involving Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 -- but the judge ordered him to testify about ... More >>
Douglas Bruce.Coloradans for Responsible Reform has tons of money to fight tax-cutting amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, not to mention some heavy hitters in its corner; for instance, its spokesman, Dan Hopkins, used to do the same job for Governor Bill Owens. So what's one of its key ... More >>
It ain't easy being a shmuck. Not as mean as an asshole, not as ignorant as a shithead, a shmuck takes idiocy to an epic level, a moron whose fall from grace has far-reaching repercussions. We've been celebrating weekly shmucks for a long, long time -- but to be named one of Colorado's top 10 ... More >>
Photos by Robert FisherAs Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, We ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff. Andrew Romanoff, the outgoing speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will be back at the Statehouse today, helping to choose the leadership for the next session. In his last year of his last term before the state's term-limits law booted him out, Romanoff crafted a plan ... More >>
Bye-bye, A.I. So the big NBA trade yesterday happened right here in Denver: Allen Iverson for, most notably, hometowner Chauncey Billups and former Nugget Antonio McDyess (plus Cheikh Samb). Nothing against Billups, who if not as good an all-around player as Iverson, at least has a good narrative ... More >>
"I'm Mark 'Wiseguy' Udall and my Tommy Guns and I approve this message." You’ve got to hand it to those Republicans: They know how to promote Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Udall. First, they sent out a mailer suggesting Udall wants to make Colorado more European, which sounds fantastic. ... More >>
Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.
After months of speculation, the temporary occupant for the vacant lot that comprises much of Block 162, the dilapidated downtown block whose purchase and planned redevelopment by developer Evan Makovsky made waves last summer, has been determined. And it’s a tent. And not just any tent. A mega t ... More >>
State representative Doug Bruce won’t have to suffer any official consequences for remarks he made during a House floor debate Monday in which he called migrant farmworkers “illiterate peasants” – and why should he? After all, without the Colorado Springs Republican in the Capitol, Denver po ... More >>
It's not easy being green, especially for the trees on the Auraria Parkway, which are being replanted — again.
It has been well reported that certain members of the state legislature have had difficulty comporting themselves, ahem, appropriately so far this session. In just a few weeks, one lawmaker resigned after making an untoward advance on a woman, one was forced to repeatedly apologize for a poor choice ... More >>
Doug Bruce stars in the newest reality TV show.
From the week of January 31
The Colorado Statehouse goes live at 1 p.m. today -- and not a moment too soon. When Speaker Andrew Romanoff, et. al., decided to start broadcasting their sessions (at coloradochannel.net and Comcast's channel 165), they didn't have any idea that they'd be getting a mid-season star: Doug Bruce. "Ou ... More >>
An online newspaper takes on the big boys.
From the week of February 13, 2003
Who's a bigger nuisance -- Douglas Bruce or Denver's property police?
Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere.
Gary Boyce's ballot initiatives went under, but he'll most likely resurface.