In addition to voting on a proposed plastic bag-fee bill at a meeting tonight, members of Denver City Council will also take on an amendment that would allow people to smoke marijuana on their front porches, thereby formalizing an unlikely reversal of a rule that would have banned it. One key counci ... More >>
Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora, the city where Century 16 shooting suspect James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people and injured dozens more, is not joining a nationwide coalition of mayors that supports stricter gun laws. In response, the group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, argues that Hogan should ... More >>
No one anticipated that Seth Brigham's first appearance at a Boulder City Council meeting since a judge threw out the city's restraining order against him would be low-key. But few could have guessed at the weirdness that resulted when the willfully irritating gadfly delivered his testimony in song ... More >>
John Buechner, former mayor of Boulder and former head of the University of Colorado, thinks he has some solutions to the challenges of local government -- mainly that elected officials don't actually get that much done and citizens don't really care. He outlines his prescription for low-level pol ... More >>
Big pic below.This morning's No On 300 rally rally in Skyline Park brought out approximately seventy representatives and supporters of the hospitality industry, everyone from five crop-topped Hooters employees to three much more conservatively dressed Denver City Council members. But everyo ... More >>
Mr. Mayor?A fourteenth hopeful has entered the Denver mayor's race, and we're disappointed we had to read about Gerald Styron's candidacy somewhere else first. As Facethestate.comreports, when Styron was a write-in candidate for then-incumbent Rick Garcia's District 1 City Council slot in 200 ... More >>
Seth Brigham being arrested in February.Boulder city council meetings can be lively affairs -- but council members George Karakehian and Lisa Morzel don't want the civic party to go out of bounds. This week, they introduced "Draft Rules of Decorum" intended to outlaw behavioral extremes, inc ... More >>
Dispensary moratorium or not?The Denver City Council amendment that essentially zoned Altitude Organic Medicine out of existence was fast-tracked due to what most observers interpret as a state moratorium on approving new medical marijuana businesses until July 2011. But Boulder assistant ci ... More >>
Photo by Robert FisherMaybe not coming to a town near you.During an interview last week, Coloradans for Medical Marijuana Regulation front man Matt Brown wasn't certain that new language inserted into House Bill 1284, a measure designed to regulate the medical marijuana industry, gave city co ... More >>
City officials announced a new program yesterday that will encourage artists to paint murals on walls across the city as a way to fight graffiti vandalism. Erin Trapp of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs told members of the city council that $50,000 has been put into something they have dubbed ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
Denver wreaks havoc with the nonprofits that run its community centers.
Prepare for a blast from the past!
Interpreting Amendment 1 can be quite a balancing act. On Monday, Fitzhugh Havens took the fall.
Does Alvertis Simmons need to be so angry? He thinks so.
As plans for a Hispanic cultural center crash, Denver's old county courthouse burns.
AFSCME mounts another attempt to unionize Denver city workers.
Labor STRIFE, racial tension and a "disadvantaged" owner who drives a Mercedes: between the lines of DIA's controversial parking contract.
How a politically fortified liquor store battle gave Congress Park a hangover that won't go away.
Denver officials join the Department of Aviation and see the world.
THE WEBB ADMINISTRATION GETS ITSELF IN A PICKLE OVER A PROPOSED FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT.
DENVER'S POLICE-REVIEW BOARD FACES A SHOWDOWN.
ETHNICITY WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISSUE IN WELLINGTON WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR. IT IS NOW.THE BLACKBOARD BUNGLE HOW MAYOR WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR WAS HIJACKED BY RACIAL POLITICS.
THE CITY HIRES A PR CONSULTANT TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT OUR EX-AIRPORT IS BIG AND EMPTY.
HOW THE DENVER COPS' ANTI-GRAFFITI PROGRAM ALMOST GOT CROSSED OUT.
THE CITY IS UP TO ITS NECK IN THE OLD ELITCH'S--AND NOW IT'S CLAMMING UP.QUEASY RIDERS THE BATTLE OVER THE OLD ELITCH'S THROWS A CITY COUNCILMAN--AND HIS CONSTITUENTS--FOR A LOOP.
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KICK THE NEW MAYOR AROUND.WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS NUMBERS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS GETTING CRUNCHED IN THE RACE FOR DENVER AUDITOR.
THE SKI RESORT TRIGGERS A POLITICAL SNOWSTORM OVER THE MOFFAT TUNNEL COMMISSION.
THE CITY'S CONTENTIOUS TOP LAWYER COURTS POLITICAL TROUBLE.SECRET AGENT DAN HE'S YOUR CITY ATTORNEY. BUT DAN MUSE SAYS YOU'RE NOT HIS CLIENT.
IT'S NOT MUCH FUN AT THE PARTY IF YOU'RE NOT A WEBBOCRAT.
THE ESTRANGED HUSBAND OF A CITY OFFICIAL PROTESTS "WANTED" POSTERS FEATURING HIS MUG.
THE FOUR MAYORAL CANDIDATES ARE AT THE GATE.
AFTER A FLURRY OF ALLEGED ABUSES, TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT ON THE CITY'S MINORITY CONTRACTING PROGRAM.
DENVER PLAYS THE SAFE CITY SHUFFLE.
THE MAYOR'S RACE IS HEATING UP--AND SO IS THE BATTLE FOR THE HISPANIC VOTE.
ITS FAMOUS NIGHTSPOTS ARE UNDER THE GUN--AND THE ECCENTRIC CITY OF GLENDALE IS STARTING TO SOBER UP.CLEAN SWEEP A BUTTON-DOWN MAYOR IS WIELDING HIS CLOUT--AND TINY GLENDALE'S WIDE-OPEN WAYS MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.
BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT DIA FOR WELL-CONNECTED KING HARRIS.
MAYOR WEBB'S SAFE CITY SUMMIT WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE SUMMER SAFER. BUT IT HASN'T BOUGHT POLITICAL PEACE.
IN WHEAT RIDGE, THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT FOR FIGHTING IN THE STREET.
COLORADO SPRINGS' HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION SUFFERS A MELTDOWN.
WEBB ALLY RAKES IN NO-BID CITY CONTRACTS FOR "LIAISON" WORK TO ARTISTS AND OTHERS.
IN QUIRKY EDGEWATER, THE CIRCUS IS ALWAYS IN TOWN.OUR TOWN IN EDGEWATER, THE JUDGE IS A CONVICTED FELON. THAT'S JUST FOR STARTERS.
THE CITY'S NEGOTIATOR IN THE WINTER PARK DEAL IS IN THE NOW--HE WAS THE RESORT'S BANKER.