Jim Congrove

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    July 7, 2014

    Mike Zinna: Appeals court affirms activist's right to legal fees in free-speech battle

    A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has affirmed that developer-turned-gadfly Mike Zinna is entitled to substantial legal fees in his long-running feud with Jefferson County officials -- who, he claimed, tried to intimidate him, put him under surveillance and viol ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Mike Zinna: Jeffco on hook for legal fees in costly court battle

    When developer-turned-muckraker Mike Zinna won a modest $1,791 judgement against a former Jefferson County commissioner in 2009, after years of convoluted intrigues and litigation, his supporters hailed the decision as an important, if largely symbolic, victory for the rights of online government cr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado feuds of the decade

    ​Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Revenge of the gadflies: Douglas Bruce and Mike Zinna win free-speech verdicts

    Mike Zinna and his editor, Fonzi.​How odd, yet oddly fitting, that this week two of the state's most dogged and outspoken government critics won key victories in separate courtrooms within hours of each other. Call it a blow for... outspokenness. Down in Colorado Springs, the perpetually cran ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    A falling out among "coconspirators" in Jeffco spy case

    Mike Zinna, official scourge of Jefferson County.  The proverbial wheels of justice turn slowly but not always surely. So it's always interesting when the gears spit out a real acknowledgment of wrongdoing, even if the folks involved are all pointing fingers at each other. Recent documents fil ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Zinna v. Congrove: It ain't over until it's over

    Jim Congrove. Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Congrove had such an eventful first term in office — a grand jury probe into his financial dealings, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the county's use of a private investigator who happens to be a bosom pal of Big Jim, a slew of laws ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    At the Mark Paschall Trial, Cruel Lessons in Jefferson County Politics

    Mark Paschall, Jeffco's finest. Former Jefferson County Treasurer Mark Paschall's second trial for allegedly soliciting a kickback from an aide's $18,000 bonus is underway out at the Taj Mahal. (The first one, back in February, ended in an acquittal on one charge and a hung jury on the other.) Alt ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/24/2008

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    July 10, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/10/2008

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    June 26, 2008

    The Lords of Payback

    Jefferson County officials show Mike Zinna that what goes around comes around.

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    August 30, 2007

    Déjà View

    Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.

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    March 8, 2007

    Split Decision

    Media outlets disagree about naming a suicidal attorney before police released his name. Did the public have a right to know?

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    June 29, 2006

    Off Mike

    Gadfly Mike Zinna disappears from the dial.

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    November 10, 2005

    Dog Days

    Feuds, forgery and the Zinna Factor in Jeffco.

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    May 19, 2005

    Off Limits

    Bum's Rush

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    September 20, 2001

    Let Freedom -- and Gunshots -- Ring

    In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.

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    January 27, 2000

    Get a Job!

    You can choose your friends, but you cant choose your lieutenant governor.

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    August 6, 1998

    Making Book on Bill Owens

    Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?

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    May 1, 1997

    God's Own Party

    Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.

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    May 9, 1996

    That Fits the Bill

    Need some special-interest legislation? Here's how this year's session measures up

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    September 21, 1994