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Jessica Centers

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    August 28, 2009

    One year ago today at the DNC: The journey to and from Mile High

    Lines, lines, everywhere lines.​This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we've been offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. Today's ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Is the death penalty worse than life in the hole?

    Last week, a bill to end the death penalty in Colorado squeaked through the House of Representatives by one vote; it reaches a Senate committee on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. The abolitionists maintain that execution is too costly and time-consuming and that the money could be better spent fund ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Eat, Ski, Eat

    The Grand Huts Progressive Dinner keeps it coming.

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    January 13, 2009

    Denver-based Quiznos cuts the price on 37 sandwiches

    Hungry? Denver-based Quiznos launched a new campaign this week touting lower prices on its tasty toasted subs, including twenty sandwiches under $5. The national ads show three chefs interviewing customers on the street; one features "real reactions" from people when they are told the sandwich they ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Not exactly a voting crowd in Cole

    Where'd everybody go? I’m a little worried about voter turnout. All day, I’ve been looking out the window toward my polling place, the St. Charles Recreation Center in Denver’s Cole neighborhood, in search of a line or any hint of chaos. But it's been very quiet. At 3 p.m., I walked over to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    The week ahead: From the election to the economy, it's scary

    Now that John Hickenlooper has voted, he can get back to the budget. Boo! Want to avoid scary lines on November 4? You can still ask for a mail-in-ballot through 5 p.m. October 28 -- but that's putting a lot of faith in our election commissions, their crazy California printers and the U.S. posta ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    The I-70 Coalition's Tad Kline wades into the mountain-traffic mess

    An image from the I-70 Coalition's website, i70solutions.org. Just in time for the opening of the first two I-70 ski resorts last week – Arapahoe Basin and Loveland – the I-70 Coalition has hired a policy wonk to solve the corridor’s congestion crisis without pouring a single drop of concret ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    CU's solar house gets a home

    CU's entry in the U.S. Solar Decathalon. The mood was bittersweet when I left the U.S. Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. a year ago. The University of Colorado team I’d been following didn’t get the three-peat – a third consecutive first place victory – they’d been hoping for in the int ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Panel tries to convince Coloradans that the state has a transportation problem

    Transportation panel co-chair Doug Aden. Governor Bill Ritter’s Transportation panel recently launched a five-week, 25-meeting community outreach effort to raise awareness about Colorado’s transportation funding crisis, and engage the public in a debate about possible solutions. At least that ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    Greening up the CU solar house

    The CU solar house goes green -- literally. I knew there was something different about the University of Colorado’s Solar Decathlon house when I stopped by the Green Frontier Fest Sunday to check it out. The house looked better than it ever had, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on the chan ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008

    Do no-obligation Obama tickets have strings attached?

    Volunteers wanted. I was waiting by my phone for the call or text that was supposed to be coming from the Obama campaign yesterday, letting me know if I’d be given a ticket to the acceptance speech at Invesco on August 28. Instead, I received an e-mail from a friend asking me if I'd received the ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    The Sun's Shining on This CU Student -- in Israel

    Last fall, Toby Lewis had barely had time to catch her breath after returning to Boulder from the U.S. Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., last fall when her advisor on the project, Mike Brandemuehl, and fellow University of Colorado engineering professor Hy Brown presented her with an opportunity ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008

    Is Roger Hoffmann Serving Spam at His Barbecue?

    Early on July 21, I received an e-mail from Roger Hoffmann inviting me to a barbecue, rally and fundraiser to support him in his race to be a Larimer County Commissioner. Because I don’t live in Larimer County and hadn’t heard of the guy, I was not planning to attend. Still, the e-mail wasn’t ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/10/2008

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    July 2, 2008

    The Dutch Mill's Juggalo History

    The Aurora City Council decided last week to save a blue-and-white windmill known as the Dutch Mill that’s been a landmark on East Colfax Avenue since 1927. Originally built as a symbol of hospitality next to cottages that families of soldiers at nearby Fitzsimons Army Medical Center could rent, t ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 2 Edition

    Westword's five blogs aren't just offering lip service in response to our nation's serious blog shortage. They're doing something about it. Cafe Society highlights contributor Jessica Centers' experiences with Agwa, a new liquor that's made with cocaine -- sort of. Take a snort. Backbeat Online pon ... More >>

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    May 30, 2008

    A Multi Modal Solution to I-70 Congestion

    After twenty years, it looks like the state, local governments, environmental advocates, and business interests may have finally come to an agreement on what to do about the I-70 mountain corridor – and that agreement includes a train. The Collaborative Effort, a 27-member panel of stakeholders, ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 5/29/2008

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    April 24, 2008
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    April 22, 2008

    CU Solar House Opens for Earth Day

    Slide show of the CU solar house as well as other houses from the 2007 Solar Decathalon. Just in time for Earth Day, the 2007 University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team is opening their house up for tours from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight. A team of CU architecture and engineering students spent two years ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008

    Sunday Fun Day

    I was surprised this week to get an email from DISCUS, the national trade group for distilled spirits producers and marketers, about a pro-Sunday sales press conference to be held at Argonaut Wine and Liquor -- of all places. Two years ago, when I was reporting on a campaign to allow Sunday sales, ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008

    Sunday Fun Day

    I was surprised this week to get an email from DISCUS, the national trade group for distilled spirits producers and marketers, about a pro-Sunday sales press conference to be held at Argonaut Wine and Liquor -- of all places. Two years ago, when I was reporting on a campaign to allow Sunday sales, ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Previous MasterMinds: Brian Colonna

    Buntport Theater’s Brian Colonna doesn’t feel like his group is often recognized for the original work they do – at least not until their 2006 MasterMind award. “The way we promote ourselves is word of mouth and recognition in the paper. It’s a great boon to have your name in the paper in ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008

    Last Call for 3.2 Beer?

    A Senate bill was introduced Thursday that would legalize the sale of full-strength wine and beer in grocery stores. If passed, S.B. 149 could mean the death of the Colorado oddity known as 3.2 beer. In 2006, I wasted away hour after hour of my life in front of microfilm at the Colorado Historical S ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Quiznos Names New President

    On Monday, Quiznos announced that its executive management team transformation is complete with the appointment of David Deno as President. In a prepared statement, Quiznos CEO Greg Brenneman called Deno the final piece in the company’s strategy to bring in outstanding quick service management. De ... More >>

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    December 14, 2007

    CU's Solar House Profiled By Discovery

    It’s been almost two months since the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team, (profiled in the Westword feature “Partly Sunny,” on November 1), returned from the international competition in D.C. only to learn that the house they had built was not immediately welcome at their school. It w ... More >>

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    October 21, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Takes Seventh

    Heading into Friday’s awards ceremony at the Solar Decathlon on the Mall in D.C., the University of Colorado team knew it wouldn’t defend its title as two-time champions. They’d made too many mistakes, and hadn’t been able to get their message across to judges. They hoped to at least place w ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Win Looks Unlikely

    It’s not looking good for the University of Colorado. On the second to last day of the U.S. Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon, CU is ranked eleventh overall. They haven’t scored in the top three for a single juried competition, but the major contest – engineering – has yet to be decided. ... More >>

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    October 16, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Takes Another Hit, But Keeps on Trucking

    The University of Colorado team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Washington DC is on a roller coaster of mini victories and defeats as the game heats up. This morning, the ride left people feeling uneasy, if not queasy. Yesterday, they took a mediocre 10th place when the resu ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Down But Not Out

    The results of the first of ten competitions in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon were revealed this morning in a long and drawn out ceremony on the National Mall that tortured waiting students. A jury of architects had toured each of the 20 houses Saturday and Sunday to judge their ... More >>

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    October 14, 2007

    Energy Crisis: Day One

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s third Solar Decathlon is now under way in Washington, D.C. Two years ago, twenty university teams from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Spain and Germany began designing the world’s most energy-efficient solar homes. Their off-the-grid creations – now on display i ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007

    Another Deal

    The two men accused in the plot to kill Amateur Poker Tour owner Matt Sowash appeared in Jefferson County Court today, September 26. Last December, Herb Beck, left, invested $36,000 in the poker company, which the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating for securities fraud. In ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 8/2/2007

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    June 27, 2007

    Road Trip: Around The World In a Toyota

    Days on the road: 134 Miles traveled: 6,034 Current location: Bangkok, Thailand The World By Road founders Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey left Denver five months ago to embark on their drive around the world ("Road Warriors," January 25). So far, they’ve crossed New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 5/31/2007

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    May 10, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 5/10/2007

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    April 12, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 12, 2007

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    March 22, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 3/22/07

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    November 16, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

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    November 2, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 2, 2006

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    August 17, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 17, 2006

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    August 10, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 10, 2006

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    July 27, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 27, 2006

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    July 20, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 20, 2006

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    April 6, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 6, 2006

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    October 13, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 13, 2005

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    September 22, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 22, 2005

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    August 11, 2005

    Inside Outsiders

    The Boulder International Fringe Festival offers a world odyssey.

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