Kirk Mitchell

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    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Scott "Fear Factor" McInnis is very, very concerned about your safety

    ​Governor Bill Ritter's modest proposal to parole hundreds of inmates a few weeks or months before their mandatory release date, thereby cutting millions from the state budget, has become the political whipping boy for his most opportunistic critics, from GOP legislators to Weld County Distric ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Aurora terror suspect lawyers up, gets media-friendly

    Najibbullah Zazi as he appeared on 9News.​Yesterday, following raids on a number of residences in Queens, New York, word surfaced that an Aurora man was the focus of a federal terrorism probe. No one would have been surprised if the suspect, Najibbullah Zazi, a cab driver based in Aurora, had ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Major behind-the-scenes shuffling at the Denver Post

    Photo courtesy of Flickr. The just-published blog "Former Enemies Penny Parker and Bill Husted Finding Ways to Co-Exist at the Denver Post" describes the intriguing repercussions of changes at the broadsheet since the closure of the Rocky Mountain News -- and plenty more are on the way. Earlier tod ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    More complaints about new Denver Police Department reporting system

    In the February Message column "Denver Police Reports Harder to Get Under New System," representatives of the Denver Police Department insisted that the approach to digitizing incident reports, as opposed to making copies available in a press room, would be more useful and convenient for media and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Digging Up a Murderous Family Plot

    Kirk Mitchell's front-page story in the July 7 Denver Post about the bodies found on the McCormick ranch 22 years ago brought back memories of one of the most badly bungled murder investigations in Colorado history. Westword published my exclusive prison interview with Michael McCormick back in 198 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    The Denver Post Huddles Up

    The reorganization of the Denver Post newsroom, teased in this July 6 More Messages blog, has finally been completed, according to an e-mail penned by editor Greg Moore that was sent to staffers late on the afternoon of July 10. The communique, which is reproduced below, indicates how massive this u ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    More Messages: The Write Stuff, Mark III

    The JonBenet Ramsey-obsessed Denver dailies have spilled more ink about handwriting in the past three days than they probably did in the previous three years. On August 22, the Rocky Mountain News published a piece that ballyhooed Texas-based handwriting pro Curt Baggett's near-certainty that suspe ... More >>