Denver has been threatened with doom many times -- when the transcontinental railroad threatened to skip the infant city, when numerous booms went bust, when the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant caught fire. Although the homegrown PeaceJam has debunked the latest doomsday scenario -- that th ... 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.
Michael Hancock.Unlike former Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple, who penned a weekly column for years, Denver Post editor Greg Moore seldom writes pieces for the paper. But he made an exception Sunday with an item that attempted to explain the Post's approach to the claims allegedly link ... More >>
Hancock on 7News.Update below: Yesterday, former Denver Players owner Scottie Ewing claimed that "EVERY reporter in Denver" wanted a look at records he said linked mayor-elect Michael Hancock to the prostitution ring that brought down Judge Edward Nottingham -- and plenty obviously did. Last ... More >>
Michael Hancock wasn't the only big winner last night. His campaign headquarters at 1100 Bannock Street just scored another major victory. This could be the luckiest address in town, a golden spot in the Golden Triangle.
Big morning for Michael Hancock. First, he actually survived an appearance on Peter Boyles's show -- during which he promised to call Theresa Spahn and James Mejia, and apologize for a supporter calling them "losers." And at the moment, it doesn't look like "loser" will be a label hanging fro ... More >>
Hickenlooper.John Hickenlooper is moving fast to build his administration. Since December 31, he's announced more than a dozen appointments, including three yesterday alone: Barbara Kelley will remain as director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Larry Trujillo will continue as head o ... More >>
Michael HancockAnd they're off! John Hickenlooper won't resign the office of Denver mayor until 8:30 a.m. next Tuesday (ninety minutes before he's sworn in as governor), but the ever-increasing group of candidates who'd like to occupy that office next will be holding open houses over the next ... More >>
Although Governor Bill Ritter signed medical marijuana bills earlier this year, he's never been a big fan of the stuff. Still, he hopes to use $9 million in MMJ fees to help fill a $60 million budget hole -- a decision that angers advocates upset by the tremendous backlog of unprocessed licen ... More >>
Brian Vicente.Yesterday, with as little fanfare as possible, Governor Bill Ritter signed two bills, HB 1284 and SB 109, designed to regulate Colorado's medical marijuana industry. MMJ advocates like Matt Brown hail the legislation. But Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente sees them as flawed l ... More >>
Fred Nicely thinks Amazon and Colorado can get along, well, nicely, if the state backs down.In yesterday's blog about Governor Bill Ritter's displeasure at Amazon over the company's decision to sever relationships with its Colorado associates over a new tax measure, we noted that Amazon hadn' ... More >>
"What else can happen to me?"So... I'm writing up a blog about a bill requiring children to wear helmets while riding bikes -- and Representative Larry Liston's amendment to make boys also wear crush resistant athletic cups -- when word surfaces about Governor Bill Ritter injuring himself in ... More >>
Stephanie Villafuerte has a new strategy in her quest to become a U.S. Attorney.The nomination as U.S.Attorney of Stephanie Villafuerte hasn't gone nearly as smoothly as the Obama administration would like, due largely to accusations that she was involved in the political accessing of a feder ... More >>
A judge has zipped Cory Voorhis' lips.This morning's Denver Post features an angry (in a good way) article about Stephanie Villafuerte, a former deputy district attorney and Bill Ritter associate nominated by President Barack Obama as U.S. Attorney. Villafuerte appears to have had a significa ... More >>
Jon Caldara makes his feelings known.Late Thursday afternoon, the Independence Institute, a right-leaning think tank, published an article revealing that only one of Governor Bill Ritter's cabinet members had filed a conflict-of-interest report despite an executive order requiring that everyo ... More >>
This week's shmuck is state Senate minority leader Josh Penry of Grand Junction. He's also gunning for Bill Ritter's Governor job, and the short version of the past few weeks' convoluted saga of schmuckitude is that Penry cares a lot more about his political future than his constituents. (Whi ... More >>
Yesterday, a reader sent me this note: The other day I got a letter in my mail box from Governor Bill Ritter about Long Term Care. It is great to see him helping out Coloradans with a very important life experience issue. I applaud his efforts. However, it pained me to see the postage permit on ... More >>
Mike May. Among Governor Bill Ritter's latest politically dubious moves was his decision to create a new chief operating officer gig, with a salary of $146,000, to oversee federal stimulus money. That's red meat for the GOP, and House leader Mike May chomped into it like a starving Rottweiler, decl ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter is heading down to Colorado Springs today, where he'll host a town-hall meeting and sign a number of bills. And along the way, he'll no doubt pass a handful of unauthorized signs along I-25, all asking, "Why does Ritter hate El Paso County?" Why indeed? I asked Evan Dreyer, ... More >>
Fresh from his ten-day eco-devo trip to Asia, Governor Bill Ritter is now off on the East Coast, attending a Democratic governors' conference, talking with the Obama team -- and definitely not interviewing for a spot in the cabinet, insists his spokesman, Evan Dreyer. Shortly after the polls ... More >>
The November 8 Message column about an editorial attacking Governor Bill Ritter discusses Post owner/publisher Dean Singleton's role in shaping the piece's message and placing it on page one. But it doesn't detail the item's possible repercussions in the newsroom -- one of several topics concerning ... More >>
For the first time since 2005, the Post's editorial board opines on the front page.
The editorial writers at the Denver Post didn't soft-peddle their displeasure with Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for issuing a November 2 executive order effectively allowing unions to organize bargaining units for state workers -- a move that bypassed the legislature, which is presently dominated b ... More >>
Months ago, Sunday, October 14, probably seemed like an ideal date for the Gridiron Show, the Denver Press Club's highest-profile shindig of the year. After all, it fell during the Denver Broncos' bye week -- meaning that politicians and media figures of the sort who are annually cajoled into partic ... More >>
Colorado's Nobel Peace Prize nominees rock harder than Bono.
When he left his job as city editor at the Denver Post, Evan Dreyer, the subject of this week's Message column, probably thought corrections were behind him. But Dreyer, who is currently serving as Governor Bill Ritter's communications director, recently had to revisit this territory. In this week' ... More >>
Onetime Post city editor Evan Dreyer has gone from covering the news to helping make it, as Bill Ritter's communications director.
Attack ads heat up the governor's race.
Taking a Leak
Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.
Web-radio legislation gets tangled in politics.
From the week of October 3, 2002
A local magazine says the city's news-box rules kick publications where it hurts.
An unpublished column helps wrap up Chuck Green's story at the Denver Post.
Several high-profile columnists leave the media scene in very different ways.
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.
A Denver Post reporter mistakes an offhand joke for an actual story.
A page-one story about Bill Owens was wrong. So why isn't the governor angry?
Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.
The Post and the News tussle over the story of a disease-stricken girl.
How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.
The Columbine anniversary promises to be the biggest thing since...well, Columbine.
Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.