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Jared Jacang Maher

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    SAME Cafe celebrates its fifth birthday with Hunger Free Colorado

    ​When Brad and Libby Birky started SAME Cafe five years ago, people thought they were nuts. So did the Birkys, really. Even before they opened the doors to the restaurant -- the name stands for So All May Eat, and they'd adopted a pay-what-you-can model that had been tried in a couple of spots ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Wellshire Inn concessionaires on the outs with city

    The Wellshire Inn in happier days​Former Westword scribe Jared Jacang Maher has more good scoop on the city's deal -- or lack thereoff -- with the Wellshire Inn, the facility at a city-owned golf course that isn't bringing the city a penny. In fact, the concessionaries who have the contract ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Thuggies: Are Snuggies going gangsta? Or just getting stupider?

    ​These Denver blog posts are late -- but better late than never. The latest trend the Denver Egotist hates? Thuggies. Wear this hood to the 'hood and see how quickly the haters come out to play. Mile High Report is the place to find an assortment of tributes to the late Kenny McKinley, inclu ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Aurora police shake-up: Why have hiring practices triggered a federal investigation?

    ​Something fishy appears to be going down in the Aurora Police Department. As Face the State's Jared Jacang Maher reported yesterday, the Department of Justice is investigating the police force, apparently because of its recruitment practices.

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    June 3, 2010

    Scottie Ewing fiasco draws attention to "Carl Bernstein of the shady Denver nightclub beat"

    Scottie Ewing and friend.​Local pro-skier-turned-swinger-magnate Scottie Ewing grabbed headlines after federal charges were filed against him last week for allegedly failing to pay taxes on the Denver Sugars and Denver Players Club, a high-end prostitution service he owned and sold in 2005. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    SAME Cafe profile wins James Beard Foundation award

    SAME Cafe serves all, regardless of what they can pay.​Jared Jacang Maher's February 2009 Westword cover story on SAME Cafe just won a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for newspaper feature writing about restaurants and/or chefs. The name of Brad and Libby Birky's restaurant at 2023 E ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Vandalism at the Colorado Democratic Party HQ: The story gets even dumber

    A Colorado Democratic Party photo of damage at its Santa Fe headquarters.​"Is Alleged Colorado Democratic Party Headquarters Window-Smasher Maurice Schwenkler a LIBERAL Activist?," a Jared Jacang Maher blog published yesterday, pinpointed some contradictions in a story that was originally fram ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009
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    August 17, 2009

    Tom Martino misidentifies writer in Westword "exposé"

    Tom Martino: He's always good for a laugh. Apparently concerned about a recent Jared Jacang Maher article about connections between him and a multi-level marketing company he'd promoted on Martino TV and his KHOW radio show, the self-proclaimed Troubleshooter had an associate call in a phony tip i ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    July 21, 2009

    Score one for medical marijuana: Health board rejects restrictions

    After 12-plus hours of testimony, the state health board on Monday rejected a key restriction on medical marijuana dispensaries -- a rule that would have limited them to five patients each. You have to imagine this was the most attention ever heaped on the health board, which played host to hundreds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Mile Haiku: Video from the Blue Mustang poetry reading

    Almost a hundred people piled into the Denver Public Library basement on Monday to write, read and hear poetry inspired by DIA's Blue Mustang. Organized by Westword, the event... happened. We think it was a success, but we don't plan many poetry slams, so it's hard to say. Anyway, a few of the poems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    SAME Cafe: How much do people pay?

    J. KnightCustomer Jennifer had a slice of pizza, a small soup and a cookie. But how much did she pay? In this week's Westword, Jared Jacang Maher reports on SAME Cafe, the non-profit eatery on East Colfax that lets customers pay what they want (or can). In a related slide show, Maher, with help fro ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    Calling all cheapskates! Penny day tomorrow at the Denver Museum for Contemporary Art

    Sssssh. Don't tell anyone. From 10am-6pm tomorrow admission at the Museum for Contemporary Art is only one cent per person. That's a penny. With everyone trying to save money in this wonderful recession of ours, the place could get crowded if the word got out. So let's keep this bit of information ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Where should we move DIA?

    For all the holiday travelers who hate making the 21-mile trek from downtown to Denver International Airport, the History Channel has an answer. The Mega Movers show created a step-by-step video for how Denver could move the main airport terminal closer to the city using a system of steel beams, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    More complaints about new Denver Police Department reporting system

    In the February Message column "Denver Police Reports Harder to Get Under New System," representatives of the Denver Police Department insisted that the approach to digitizing incident reports, as opposed to making copies available in a press room, would be more useful and convenient for media and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 8 edition

    Gotta love all that fur. Lining up your online content... Cafe Society features Jared Jacang Maher's piece about mistaking a group of bears -- that would be members of the hirsute gay subculture, not the creatures who shit in the woods -- for a rugby team. No goal. In addition, read about the une ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 2 edition

    "Slice me off one of those..." After a brief DNC-related hiatus, it's the triumphant return of the Westword.com blog shortcut, designed to help you find even more bloggery on this here site... Plenty on the menu at Cafe Society, including a Taste of Colorado rant courtesy of our own Jared Jacang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Meanwhile, at our DNC blog ...

    Jared Jacang Maher finds, infiltrates, and gets chased out of the city's DNC protester holding cell -- which, as it turns out, was once deemed unsuitable for voting machines. (People, though? No prob!). Read about his experience on Demver, and check out his pictures on the slide show page.

  • News

    August 14, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 8/14/2008

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/31/2008

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Visit the Zoo or the Baby Seal Gets It.

    The folks at the Denver Zoo have found a great manipulative slogan to get crowds through the turnstiles this summer: "Every time you visit you help animals." I spotted this ad on an RTD bus on Colfax this morning, and managed to snap this pic from my passenger-side window. Although I captured the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Hey, Loser! Take the Beautiful Quiz

    Attention, all snooty contemporary art nerds and starving painters/taggers/sculptors/illustrators/photographers/designers of Denver! Want to check out the screening of Beautiful Losers at the Mayan next Thursday? For free? Test your skills at identifying the artists behind the works shown after the ... More >>

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    February 12, 2008

    Haunted Sculpture Arrives at DIA. Flyers, Rejoice!

    The enormous “Mustang” sculpture finally made its way to the ground of Denver International Airport yesterday, only fourteen years past deadline. Crews installed the 32-foot fiberglass horse where Pena Boulevard splits south of the main terminal. The rearing beast comes complete with an astoundi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 3, 2007

    Lost and Found in Oakland

    Newsflash! Denver Post photographer John Leyba has found the missing retarded half-brother of actor Sean Penn and he's playing for the Denver Broncos! Oh, no, wait. That’s just quarterback Jay Cutler getting his face rearranged by the Raiders during yesterday’s retarded loss in Oakland. You ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007

    Charting Graf: New Piece Up at CIA Wall

    View a larger image of the full wall. As always, it’s back to the CIA wall where RTD honcho ACEE, HOME from BTR crew and Double from GuerillaGarden have sprayed down an homage to the Dave Chappelle character Sir Smoke-A-Lot, from the 1998 cult classic, Half Baked. It’s the little touches that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    New Piece Up at the CIA Wall

    View a larger image of the full wall. As always, it’s back to the CIA wall where RTD honcho ACEE, HOME from BTR crew and Double from GuerillaGarden have sprayed down an homage to the Dave Chappelle character Sir Smoke-A-Lot, from the 1998 cult classic, Half Baked. It’s the little touches that c ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 9/6/2007

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    June 21, 2007

    Caption contest! Caption contest!

    Here’s one to get the ball rolling: “In anticipation of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver police today began experimenting with various methods of controlling protesters.” –Jared Jacang Maher

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    June 8, 2007

    Dude! Drop In!

    Here’s a peek at the new public art sculpture being unveiled today at 3pm at the Denver Skatepark.

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    June 5, 2007

    Downtown Supermarket Planned

    About damn time. As reported on the Denver Infill blog, plans are in the works to include space for a much-needed supermarket downtown at 19th and Chestnut, just west of Union Station. The developer, Nichols Partnership, the same team behind the Clayton Lane complex in Cherry Creek, and the Spire sk ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    Pot Holed

    I don’t know if I’m the last one to know about these automatic pot hole-filling trucks, but I was thoroughly wowed when I saw one in action today near downtown. The driver simply pulled up to the 2-foot-wide gouge in the street and started spitting asphalt through a long robotic arm he manipulat ... More >>

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    March 14, 2007

    Hickenhater

    Looks like taggers are getting political in the Highlands neighborhood. This opinion piece was spotted today near 37th and Tejon. —- Jared Jacang Maher

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 3/1/2007

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    What the Butt?

    What? A powerful anti-gay pastor in Colorado Springs is getting his gay on? What? He smoked meth? What? What? After three weeks he's a reformed hetero? Today's video by brilliant lyricist Samwell is dedicated to the Rev. Ted Haggard. May he live long and well — because repressing the "big w ... More >>

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    February 23, 2007

    House Art

    With local media devoting so much ink to the on-going "war" between tagger gangs in Westside neighborhoods (read the Denver Post's latest take here), it might come as a surprise to many Denverites that graffiti culture can actually have a positive influence on many youngsters -- because it can steer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Your Brain on Porn

    Here's a query posed by Doug Brown on the Denver Post blog: Is porn the new meth? With this question, Brown, who has staked out quite a beat at the daily as a pornography critic (find his July 2006 story on the "porn epidemic" here) brings up some very important similarities between nudie pictures ... More >>

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    February 21, 2007

    Uni-tards

    Some call it a natural evolution in adrenaline-fueled extreme sports; others would characterize it more of a athletic mutation -- like that duck born with four legs. Either way it had to happen, eventually: extreme unicycling. The sport includes down hill mountain riding -- dubbed "MUni" -- or dist ... More >>

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    February 16, 2007

    Breast Friend

    Lately, I've been sending articles having to do with babies to my friend and fellow Westword writer, whose wife is due to give birth in the spring. I last forwarded him this Neal Pollack story about circumcision, knowing that it would add yet another layer of anxiety to his early fatherhood experien ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of November 9, 2006

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    September 15, 2006

    Flying Signs

    Not all tagging is bad. In fact, some wall writing is intended as a public service. Just check out the alleyway postings recently found behind some Denver businesses. Thanks to the graffiti website www.12ozprophet.com for uncovering them. — Jared Jacang Maher

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    September 12, 2006

    Park Place

    On a dry day it's not unusual to see upwards of thirty scooters and mopeds assembled along the inner sidewalk of Speer Boulevard as it runs past downtown. A protest of our nation's oil addiction? A hot, new modster hangout? No, the scooters belong to students and professors of the adjacent Auraria C ... More >>

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    August 2, 2006

    Blog: Cops No-Show for Critical Mass

    Founded in 1992 on the basic model of Anarchism — i.e. no hierarchical leadership — Critical Mass is a group that one expects to be disorganized. The relatively new Denver-based installment of the monthly bike phenomenon is no exception. The oftentimes chaotic debate that moshes within t ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 29, 2005

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    May 26, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 26, 2005

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    November 18, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 18, 2004

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Literary Tricks

    Skateboarders bring new views to print

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