Joe Blake

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    CSU pledges access for poor, middle-class students on heels of "tuition flexibility" push

    ​Colorado State University officials and Governor Bill Ritter announced a sweeping plan today to ensure higher education for lower and middle class students threatened with hefty student loans and skyrocketing tuition. The tuition break plan, dubbed "Commitment to Colorado," promises to cut t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Scott McInnis (kind of) tops Colorado Ethics Watch's top five ethics scandals of 2009 list

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Is the Denver Chamber of Commerce getting into the bar business?

    New Chamber head Kelly Brough​The Denver Department of Excise and License has received an application to transfer ownership of a liquor license at 1445 Market Street in LoDo. That's the old home of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse -- but it's also the building that houses the Metro Denver Chamber of Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Fort Collins Coloradoan's Bob Moore says editorial staffing at more than half-strength

    ​In a blog last Thursday, I reported that the Fort Collins Coloradoan was advertising for a new photojournalist mere days after having laid off nine people. Moreover, the Gannett-owned paper's item about the latest downsizing move pointed out that the current staff is roughly half the size it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Colorado Ethics Watch identifies state's good, bad and ugly

    The cover of the new Colorado Ethics Watch report. No need for Mike Coffman to thumb through "Ethics Roundup: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 2009," a new report by Colorado Ethics Watch, in order to look for his name. Even though CEW brought a complaint against the congressman for actions he took w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Victory for media coalition in CSU/Joe Blake case

    Joe Blake, as seen in a photo from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. In a May 26 blog, Bob Moore, editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, complained that the Denver Post had offered no substantial, self-generated coverage of a lawsuit filed by the Coloradoan, the Pueblo Chieftain and the Colorado Indepen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Media coalition takes on CSU over alleged open-meetings-law violations

    Joe Blake, as seen in an image from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. Today at 2 p.m., Colorado State University's board of governors will hold a meeting at which it will discuss "the resignation of Mr. Joe Blake from the CSU System Board of Governors," the "appointment of a replacement to fill the vaca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    See and Be Seen at Racines

    Forget about the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Breakfast at Racines this morning was the real DPC -- Denver Power Convention. Chew on this! Over a single hour, our spy spotted the following lineup (not necessarily together): Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce honcho Joe Blake; Dem power- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Road Block!

    When I wrote about I-70 a year ago, the story started in 1988, when the state first began planning how it was going to tackle congestion in the mountain corridor. Twenty years and at least $30 million in studies later, a decision on a solution that everybody can live with may finally be at hand.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Same Op-Ed Runs Twice in Saturday Rocky Mountain News

    Since the institution of a joint-operating agreement linking business operations at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post, the papers have repeatedly emphasized that their editorial departments operate independently. This point was reinforced in the Saturday, November 17 Rocky, albeit in an em ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Home Sweet Clone

    Twenty-year-old Highlands Ranch has grown into a mega-planned community of mythic proportions.

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Hairy Situation

    Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Willis and Thornton.

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2000

    Eye Candy, Western Style

    Harmsen Western Art Collection, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce