It's been called the "sniff-test" proposal, "prudey-pants" ordinance and the Gladys Kravitz rule, in honor of that nosy neighbor from Bewitched. And even though Denver City Council, which faces considerable opposition from residents who don't want the city interfering with what happens on their priv ... More >>
Earlier this month, news broke that Aspen is considering a yield-stop cycling law -- meaning that bicyclists would be legally allowed to yield at a stop sign as opposed to completely halting. At least two other mountain communities -- Breckenridge and Dillon -- have similar yield-stop laws. But wou ... More >>
In 2012, a lot more people rode their bikes in Denver and throughout the state -- which led to an overall jump in the number of crashes. But a more ominous trend, perhaps, was the growing tension on the road between cars and cyclists, resulting in a steady stream of high-profile collisions....some c ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. Update: After we reported yesterday that the number of bike-related accidents jumped from 2010 to 2011, the Denver Police Department sent us new statistics for 2012 -- and it's looking like t ... More >>
The debate about bicycles, cars and road safety that began with Sam Levin's post about Doug Linkhart's Bike to Work Day accident rolled over into a Comment of the Day from a reader who thinks bicyclists should lose license points when they break traffic laws. Today, we hear from someone who feels th ... More >>
Sam Levin's post about former Denver City Councilman Doug Linkhart being hit by a vehicle while participating in Bike to Work Day prompted an interesting conversation about the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists on the roadways. Below, a reader suggests that most peddlers don't follow the la ... More >>
This was not how Bike To Work Day was supposed to go. Sitting in on part of a Denver City Council retreat yesterday, Westword learned that ex-councilman Doug Linkhart, who ran for mayor last year, was hit by a pickup truck while cycling to a Bike To Work Day event with the mayor and current counci ... More >>
Last month, the backers of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, unveiled a billboard near Mile High Stadium (and a liquor store) that took a soft-sell approach to promoting the proposal. So, too, does the first campaign commercial for Amendment 64, which starts airing today and is ... More >>
5280 Shadow.Now that Michael Hancock is officially Denver's mayor, does he already have a mole... who tweets? That's the political guessing game surrounding 5280 Shadow, a mysterious Twitter feed that purports to offer inside scoop, most of it Hancock-related. Check out some examples.
Movers and shakers usually donate to political campaigns so that they can get the ear of an office-holder. But at today's debt-retirement fundraiser for Doug Linkhart, they'll be lucky if they get this lousy T-shirt... and the thanks of a longtime public servant.
Booted.It was the 41st, or maybe the 42nd, possibly the 43rd, mayoral debate of the endless 2011 campaign season. Last night, I moderated a forum featuring all nine remaining mayoral candidates sponsored by a group of downtown/central Denver organizations at Coors Field, which was remarkable ... More >>
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election were mailed out to voters late last week. With nine candidates running for Denver mayor, voters will need to keep a "cheat sheet" handy. My Speed Candidating profiles cut through the political rhetoric to help uncover what is buried below. Toda ... More >>
Carol Boigon.Denver mayoral candidate Carol Boigon's new ad stresses that putting medical marijuana dispensaries "everywhere" is "not a jobs plan." This line, which seems on the surface to be a stealthy attack on Doug Linkhart, who supports the medical marijuana industry, and other hopefuls ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.Doug Linkhart is definitely the most openly pro-medical marijuana of the candidates for mayor. Hence, his endorsement by the Teapot Party and embrace by local MMJ businesses. Now, the next step: This evening, Linkhart will headline the first-ever fundraising event for a Denver m ... More >>
Update: Last night, the city council voted 10-0 to approve amendments to the city's 1997 needle-exchange ordinance. The decision thrilled Lisa Raville, director of Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, whose mission is to empower and advocate for injection drug users.
Doug Linkhart.Update below: Denver mayoral candidate Doug Linkhart has been embraced by the local MMJ community -- and earned a Teapot Party endorsement -- in part because of his pro-marijuana-legalization views. But will this help him or hurt him in the long run? Altitude Wellness Center's ... More >>
Birdman.Ready, set, read Denver blog posts! Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein marvels at the Nugs' balance post-Melo while recapping last night's defeathering of the Hawks. "John Salazar: Dream Boss?" -- an appropriate headline for a post by 5280's Michael de Yoanna about the big-bonus-giving ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.And then there were ten -- Denver mayoral candidates approved to be on the ballot, that is. Doug Linkhart, the Teapot Party fave, wound up in the coveted first slot. And at least one of the hopefuls left behind plans to contest his exclusion.
The race for the District 1 City Council seat in Northwest Denver has gone from snoozer to scramble. Paula Sandoval's March 2 announcement that she wouldn't seek reelection gave hopefuls just eight days to gather the 100 signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Doug LinkhartIn the crowded Denver mayoral race, one candidate has pulled ahead with the pro-cannabis constituency: Doug Linkhart. The Denver city councilman has gone on record as favoring the legalization of marijuana, and has fought attempts to increase zoning restrictions on patient grows. ... More >>
More pics below.An event last night illustrates the growing power of the medical marijuana biz not just in Colorado, but nationwide. The stars of the show were Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a new, Washington, D.C.-based lobbying organization, a ... More >>
Despite a threatened lawsuit aimed at councilwoman Judy Montero and developer Mickey Zeppelin, the Denver City Council approved new medical marijuana grow operation regulations last night with no changes. But MMJ attorney Warren Edson predicts that the bill on view below will backfire, with b ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.The other night a pothead friend was complaining to me about the lack of any candidate he could support in the Denver mayor's race. I noted that Doug Linkhart, the Denver city councilman who tried to extend reviews on MMJ grows but couldn't muster the votes, has said he supports ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.The controversy over medical marijuana grow operation regulations -- which now includes a threatened lawsuit targeting developer Mickey Zeppelin and councilwoman Judy Montero -- comes to a head at tonight's Denver City Council meeting. There, councilman Doug Linkhart hopes to st ... More >>
Click on image to enlarge. The antiquated mayoral forum is a terrible framework to learn about the unique talents of Denver's current 16 candidates. Michael Forrester, Doug Linkhart, James Mejia and Nancy Spahn prove that the ballroom dance competition would be a far more captivating way to i ... More >>
Gourmet food trucks were the surprise hit of 2010 -- by December, over 150 mobile food vendors had been licensed in Denver, which almost put the movement on par with the medical-marijuana dispensary business. And like dispensaries, the food trucks have been causing some headaches for the city ... More >>
The Steuben's truck was the first of the next generation of food trucks to hit the road."Let's make sure we all understand what the rules are before we change them," said Denver City Council president Chris Nevitt, after a council committee had been discussing the rules now regulating this ci ... More >>
With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Danny Lopez. Danny Lopez hopes that not having an o ... More >>
Michael Forrester.With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Michael Forrester. "I do ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Doug Linkhart. "I want to be ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.At 2 p.m. today, Denver City Council members will be voting on a 384-bed expansion of the Smith Road jail, a bond-fueled construction contract worth about $25 million. But expect at least one strongly dissenting vote from Councilman Doug Linkhart.
Altitude Organic Medicine.Altitude Organic Medicine received a rave as part of our Mile Highs and Lows dispensary reviews. But AOM may get a much more negative critique at today's city council meeting. Owner Brian Cook says two members are trying to shut down his business over what he sees as ... More >>
Denver officials are scrambling to fix zoning-code loopholes that could let dispensaries open up shop in previously closed-off parts of town. The city has spent years crafting a new-and-improved version of the zoning code, the blueprint that will guide Denver's future growth and development a ... More >>
Worried about who'll be running Denver while John Hickenlooper is running for governor? Fear not: councilmember-at-large Doug Linkhart (who's rumored to be taking a look at running for mayor himself) is on the job, as he explains in his latest e-mail blast, "Hick Up! Not a Problem." Which end ... More >>
Our throats were dry, our eyes were red. Blame it on pot. Specifically, on listening to four hours of pot testimony and discussion -- on top of the salute to the National Western Stock Show and another hour of civic housekeeping -- at last night's Denver City Council meeting. But there was ... More >>
Charlie Brown wants to put medical-marijuana businesses on a tighter leash.Today, Councilman Charlie Brown is presenting his proposal for regulating the city's medical marijuana dispensaries to the Denver City Council's Safety committee. We live blogged the meeting. To read the account in chr ... More >>
At this writing, "Mayor Move Would Roil City's Politics," a Denver Post piece by Christopher Osher, lists "several city council members" as possible Denver mayoral candidates should John Hickenlooper be appointed to fill the senate seat presently occupied by Secretary of the Interior-designate Ken ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
In Denver, it seems, smokers can't get no respect.
Age before duty
We built this city on rock and roll.
Let us eat cake
He's gone country
Denver is selling its community centers, leaving the people who work there wondering why.
The City Park West Gazette chooses its battles -- lots of them.