On Wednesday, the University of Denver will host this election's first presidential debate -- and the first of its kind in Denver. DU has been getting ready for its close-up for months, and the stakes are high for both the school and the candidates. If the night is a success, no matter which candida ... More >>
Tom Strickland.The news that "lobbyist lawyer" Tom Strickland, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's chief of staff for a hectic two years, is now taking a job with British Petroleum's law firm in its battles with his former boss over the Deepwater Horizon mess made a big splash in the Denver Post ... More >>
"I'm sick of talking about Josh McDaniels and Brandon Marshall. Can you blame me?"Here are three things bloggers are writing about Denver stuff today.
Ian Henson at Bronco Talk shares a report that the Broncos might be for sale, with Stan Kroenke potentially an interested party. Maybe Pat Bo ... More >>
"Hey, my hands are clean!"Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>
As we reported several moons ago in a Westword feature entitled "The Zen of Ken," one of Ken Salazar's first official acts as Secretary of the Interior was to visit the Lakewood office of the Minerals Management Service and vow to clean up the place. The obscure but vital agency, which collects bi ... More >>
The knock on Tom Strickland, during his two unsuccessful runs for the Senate, was that he was a (shudder) "lobbyist-lawyer." Not as appealing, it turned out, as folksy horse-vet Wayne Allard, whose basic charm seemed to be an almost complete absence of anything that might be described as a fres ... More >>
If you, like me, stepped out of the media bubble over the holidays, you may well have missed a curious New York Times editorial about Obama-cabinet-bound Colorado senator Ken Salazar, published under an unusual headline: "Is Ken Salazar Too Nice?"
Too bad the answers provided by the piece aren't ... More >>
Local coverage of Barack Obama's selection of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as the next Secretary of the Interior has mostly been rah-rah, sis-boom-bah. Take the Denver Post editorial "Salazar a Wise Choice for West, Nation." But as noted in a National Public Radio story, assorted environmental gro ... More >>