For the past eleven years, Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public affairs roundtable on Colorado Public Television, has taken an annual trip in the Colorado Time Machine. The show's reported on current events of 1912 (last year's show, when I played Margaret "Molly" Brown or 1951 (the 2011 episode, ... More >>
Mrs. J. J. Brown was never known as Molly. She cared much more about helping the poor in turn-of-the-last-century Denver than she did with crashing what passed for high society. She did not strip to her corset while rowing lifeboat #6 after the sinking of the Titanic, although she kept the group goi ... More >>
Ethel as Annie.While hired guns fight over the future of the iconic National Western Stock Show, at 8 p.m. tonight Colorado Public Television takes a trip to a quieter time -- back to 1951, when a newfangled media form known as "television" was sweeping the country, kids were learning to "duc ... More >>
This afternoon, the full-scale model of a rail car that will run to DIA is scheduled to depart from Union Station, where it's been displayed for five weeks to gather feedback. But unlike the real DIA train cars of the future, this one won't be departing on rails. The 10,700-pound unit will be ... More >>
Tron: Legacy, hittin' the streets on DVD and bluray yesterday, was supposed to be a coup of geekery. A sequel no one really wanted but diehard fans of a box office flop from 1982; it got made anyway -- and against all odds, it looked like awesome 3D geeknip. Jeff Bridges was back and young due to ad ... More >>
Near rejected site.Update: Yesterday, we filled you in about RTD's decision to build a Gold Line station in Adams County on the originally approved east-side-of-Federal location rather than a west side plot favored by a Louisiana developer. After the publication of that item, we heard from Co ... More >>
Near the site.Update below: On Friday, we told you about a dispute about where to build an RTD Gold Line station in Adams County -- on a previously approved east-side site in a blighted area or a west-side plot near a wetland area and land owned by a Louisiana developer, the TOD Group. A meet ... More >>
Near station site.Update: Moments ago, Kevin Flynn, public information manager for RTD, shared his thoughts about the debate over where a Gold Line commuter rail station in Adams County should be located -- on the east side of Federal Boulevard, where it was previously set, or on the west sid ... More >>
It's hard not to be excited about the 10:30 a.m. groundbreaking today of the FasTracks East Corridor rail line at DIA. After all, that means in a few short years folks will be riding the rails from Union Station to the airport, and passing through fantastic creations by Calatrava along the wa ... More >>
Channel 12, once an upstart public television station, has turned a respectable thirty, with a respectable new brand, Colorado Public Television, replacing the old KBDI. But tonight's installment of Colorado Inside Out, the weekly current events show, will feature a completely disresputable l ... More >>
The Nuggets let Ryan Gomes go off. The shame...Local blog-finding just got a lot easier. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein calls the Nuggets' home loss to the Timberwolves last night "unacceptable." And a few other choicer words. Over at Lakewood Edge, former Rocky Mountain News scribe Kevin ... More >>
Today marks seven weeks since the launch of the Rocky Mountain Independent, a news website peopled mainly by Rocky Mountain News veterans who'd previously been involved with INDenver Times, an ambitious attempt to create an online news service that fell far short of initial subscriber targets ... More >>
Steve Foster at the launch announcement for INDenver Times earlier this year. The Rocky Mountain Independent, which officially launched today, is the latest online news project from former members of the Rocky Mountain News -- and many of the fourteen journalists involved were also part of INDenver ... More >>
Steve Foster at a March 16 INDenver Times press conference. The earlier blog headlined "INDenver Times Renegades Plan Rocky Mountain Independent" notes the participation in the online-magazine project of Steve Foster, once INDT's managing editor. Earlier today, Foster, who joins INDT vets David Mil ... More >>
At around 11 a.m. today, two prominent churches on the Auraria campus were hosting very different functions. A group of down-on-their-luck people stood in a line behind St. Elizabeth of Hungary to receive a donated lunch. Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, thirty former Rocky Mountain News journ ... More >>
"IWantMyRocky.com's Delayed Tease," a blog published this morning, notes that the aforementioned website, which was launched to boost the Rocky Mountain News following the December announcement that the tabloid had been put on the market, is currently hinting about a new project, albeit in a tough-t ... More >>
The web banner of the Colby, Kansas, Free Press. In an odd bit of timing, the Colorado Press Association's convention got under way at the Brown Palace on February 26, the day word broke that the Rocky Mountain News would close after nearly 150 years. No wonder that, the next day, a mini-job fair h ... More >>
The staffers at the Rocky Mountain News may not be in power positions when it comes to saving the paper, which was recently put up for sale by its parent company, E.W. Scripps. (Read our coverage in the feature article "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down" and two sidebars, "Five Rocky Stars Who C ... More >>
For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
Boulder Weekly editor Pam White creates a world in which romance novels and feminism co-exist.
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
Is there a problem between reporters and DIA's media staff? Depends on whom you ask.
United Airlines and BAE get personal in a lawsuit over DIA's bungled baggage system.
MEDIA COVERAGE OF DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS CREATING ITS OWN TURBULENCE.