"UFO hunting and sighting are always an awe-inspiring experience. A few sightings have left us wondering WTF was that?" So writes Thor3and9 on a video from his YouTube channel, which is filled with clips of alleged UFOs over Denver -- with several posted in just the past week or two. Will they conv ... More >>
Jeff Peckman thinks outside the box -- in this case, the "tinder box." Two years ago, he asked voters to approve a UFO welcoming committee, an idea he pushed further as a 2011 candidate for mayor of Denver. And now he wants to help end the High Park Fire.
Jeff Peckman.In a post yesterday, onetime Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission sponsor Jeff Peckman expressed disappointment that the White House didn't come clean about ET info in its possession. But one reader thinks too many UFOlogists are conditioned to reject anything that doesn't suppor ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.As conspiracy theorists wonder if the federal government is being forthright about today's nationwide Emergency Alert System test, the White House is under fire from UFOlogists after formally declaring that it possesses no evidence of extraterrestrial life. Jeff Peckman, the man ... More >>
Watching the sky.Later this morning, President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the Auraria campus, with subjects expected to include student-loan reform. But former mayoral candidate Jeff Peckman, the man behind the failed ET affairs commission initiative, would like him to touch on som ... More >>
Jeff & Pete.All you fancy-schmancy mayoral candidates bragging about being supported by business groups, unions or past and present officials should feel mighty jealous about now. That's because long-shot hopeful Jeff Peckman, the man behind Initiative 300, which would have established an ext ... More >>
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election were mailed out to voters late last week. With ten 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 voters pick the least objectionable ... More >>
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election were mailed to voters on April 14, 2011. With ten candidates running for Denver mayor, voters will need to keep a "cheat sheet" handy. Speed Candidating profiles cut through the rhetoric to help voters pick their favorite candidate. First up: J ... More >>
Last week, we told you about a UFO sighting over Lafayette -- and frankly, some of our readers weren't impressed. But the video we shared went viral anyhow, even catching the attention of Good Morning America. So how does it stack up against the top UFO sighting reports of all time?
Jeff Peckman.Our post yesterday about Denver mayoral candidate Jeff Peckman appearing in a trailer promoting Battle: Los Angeles, a new alien-invasion flick, drew an interesting response from none other than... Jeff Peckman, who's now seen the movie, and wasn't all that wild about it.
Video below.Battle: Los Angeles topped the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $36 million. But will it also improve Jeff Peckman's chances of becoming Denver's mayor? He hopes so. Peckman appears in numerous spots hyping the alien-invasion flick, including a featurette with assorted ... 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.
Thus far, the campaign to become Denver's next mayor is less a race than a scrum. The city's website lists seven candidates whose petitions have been deemed "sufficient," meaning that they featured at least 300 valid signatures: Carol Boigon, Michael Hancock, Doug Linkhart, Danny Lopez, James ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.With John Hickenlooper having taken office as Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor this year, and the race is wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Jeff Peckman. "I have spent my whole life tryin ... 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 >>
Known to early local hip-hop heads as Shag One and, more recently, as Strange Powers, Josh Powers doesn't fit into the mold of a typical hip-hop cat. He embraces his individuality and honors his own unique global view of music and ideology through his creative endeavors - from more traditio ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.Jeff Peckman knew he was facing an uphill battle when it came to Initiative 300, which would have created an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver. But he feels the ET Commission's big loss at the polls may have come as a result of misinformation from Denver's budget offi ... More >>
Who's going to study this guy?Yesterday, we learned the sad news: Denver Initiative 300, which would have created an official, government-approved commission to prepare our fair city for a visit from extraterrestrials, was soundly defeated, garnering hardly fifteen percent of the vote -- mean ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.Take a peek at these three Denver blog posts. 5280's Michael de Yoanna notes that Jeff Peckman's ET commission measure was soundly defeated. But Peckman tells the Denver Daily News that he remains upbeat about the future. The Colorado Independent's David O. Williams totals what ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.Jeff Peckman, who spoke to Westword last week about a rash of recent UFO sightings, waited a long time to get his proposal for Denver to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission on the ballot -- but the time might finally be right for Initiative 300. Because in this crazy C ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.This morning, Patricia Calhoun previewed UFO believer Jeff Peckman's event supporting Initiative 300, which would establish an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta attended the press conference, capturing images of Peckman, author Stan Romane ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.Over the past week or so, UFO sightings have been reported over Denver, New York City, El Paso and Richmond. Whether any of them are either connected or legitimate Jeff Peckman can't say -- but the man behind Initiative 300, which would establish an extraterrestrial affairs commi ... More >>
Link to full feature below. The Colorado leaders pictured in the UFO above, Gualberto Garcia Jones, Douglas Bruce, Jon Caldara and Jeff Peckman, were all responsible for placing measures on the 2010 ballot and all have great expectations for each Amendment passing. In short, they all have Gre ... More >>
The August 10 primary ballot promises to be a wild one, what with contested races for both the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, as well as a GOP face-off for governor and other legislative competitions. But if you're not yet registered to vote, in order to participate in the ... More >>
Jeff PeckmanJeff Peckman, the creator of a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver, has promised that the measure would not cost the city anything -- and by moving the proposal from the August ballot to the November election, the Denver Elections Division ... More >>
"Invasion of the ballot snatchers." That's what the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society calls Jeff Peckman's proposal to have Denver create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission -- a proposal that will go to Denver voters on the August ballot. "The more research we do, the more furio ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... click image to enlarge Figure 52a. Washington/Virginia Vale: Space alien seeks camouflage amongst the yard art. UFO enthusiast Jeff Peckman need look no further than the photograph above for validation in placing his Extraterrestial Aff ... More >>
Jeff Peckman, Ronald Reagan and UFOs -- three great tastes that taste great together.When last we heard from UFO booster Jeff Peckman (on December 2), he was alienated by the suggestion of some Denver council members that the threshold for putting initiatives before city voters needed to be r ... More >>
Jeff Peckman is ready for more close-ups.Good news, Denverites! Next year (probably in August), you'll get a chance to vote on UFOlogist Jeff Peckman's ballot measure to create an "extraterrestrial affairs commission." Denver Clerk and Recorder Stephanie O'Malley has confirmed that Peckman's ... More >>
Sheriff's deputies have run into a roadblock in their push to get an initiative on the Denver ballot: the Denver Elections Division has determined that more than half of the almost 60,000 signatures on initiative petitions were invalid. The deputies need 41,666 valid signatures to put the me ... More >>
Jeff Peckman has had a tough month: First, David Letterman's all-too-earthly horn-dog behavior made big news -- and bit into the value of a clip from Letterman's June 10, 2008 UFO interview with Peckman that's prominently featured on the campaign web page for the Extraterrestrial Affairs Comm ... More >>
Phil Anschutz. In recent days, Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz has been in the news due to his aborted promotion of a fifty-date Michael Jackson tour -- a reversal that could cost a fortune (although, frankly, Anchutz can afford to take the loss). But Forbes is taking notice of the moneybags for h ... More >>
Jeff Peckman as he appeared on 9News' "Your Show." Examiner.com, another enterprise bankrolled by Denver-based billionaire Phil Anschutz (currently in danger of losing a a button or two on his shirt related to an aborted Michael Jackson tour he bankrolled), attempts to rack up web hits with help fr ... More >>
A Flickr photo I've always thought that having an alien encounter would be a curse. From that point on, your sanity would always be in question. Unless of course, you hang with a crowd that believes little green men have been snooping around our houses and backyards for centuries. That was the kin ... More >>
When John Hickenlooper was a favorite to take Ken Salazar's Senate slot, local politicos slobbered over the idea of a winner-take-all race for the Denver mayor's seat in May. But Michael Bennet's appointment to the Senate ended that game of musical chairs, and now the last outstanding issue that mig ... More >>
Jeff Peckman (pictured) is best known as the man who fought to put a measure on the November ballot to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver. (Refresh your memory by reading Jason Sheehan's June profile of Peckman here.) In the end, this bold mission proved impossible. But Peckman ... More >>
Letters from the week of 6/19/2008
Once again, allow Westword to clarify: Jeff Peckman and Stan Romanek have not released the full video of their peeping tom alien. Peckman merely showed it to the media at a Denver press conference in late May, but would only allow still photos. So if you've seen a two minute clip of a little alien ... More >>
Jeff Peckman may be spaced out, but alien expert Stan Romanek is the real little green man.
In 1492, Columbus started a controversy that isn't through.
From the week of August 28, 2003
Taking it to the mats
From a royal mess to a people's playground, Denver's parks grounded the Webb years.
Time's a-wastin' at Rocky Flats.