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 >>
From the week of April 21, 2005
Bush put former industry lobbyists in charge of public lands. Now a deal with a Wyoming rancher has the stewards running for cover.
The Santa Clause
Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.
Bean and nothingness
In search of the pike that got away.
Artist's vision has a global spectrum
Building the future of the Stock Show.
2001? What 2001?
The day the music died
Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber
From the week of January 25, 2001
From the week of January 18, 2001
How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.
For Linda Chavez, the devil was in the details.
May Day, May Day...
A candidate for state attorney general gets off to a messy start.
The Colorado AG grabs a hot potato in the state's tobacco lawsuit--and hopes she won't get scorched by the legislature.
The AG's campaign fund is nicotine-stained--and critics say she's dragging her feet on tobacco suits.
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain is out to flatten its Denver competition. It's already reshaped the world of local health care.
A gender-changing lawyer in Gale Norton's office causes a bathroom stink.
The story of Gale Norton's last-minute return of campaign contributions from Lloyd's of London investors.
Tom Strickland's coffers bulge with funds from his law partners and their clients.
The state wants to study "disparity" in awarding contracts to minority- and female-owned businesses.
A REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS OF A NURSING-HOME INVESTIGATION TRIGGERS A CHAIN REDACTION.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, GALE NORTON'S QUEST FOR THE SENATE WILL BE ANYTHING BUT A BREEZE.
INMATES ARE RILED OVER THEIR UNWILLING ROLES IN A POLITICAL TV AD.