Local Politics

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Putting a lid on the pot party

    ​Welcome to cannabis Colorado. This weekend, at a gathering of publishers from across the country, all the talk was about Colorado and pot -- and they weren't just asking if I was carrying. No, they wanted to know about the booming business in medical-marijuana dispensaries in this state -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Jobbed: John Hickenlooper Wants You (to work for free)!

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted here: Communications Intern -- Denver Mayor's Office Pay: Unpaid

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Can municipalities get away with regulating medical marijuana?

    ​With the Justice Department's announcement last week that it won't be prosecuting medical marijuana cases in states where the practice is legal, the feds loudly and officially passed the buck on the subject. That leaves it up to medical-marijuana states and their municipalities to determine j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Hickenlooper finds more library funding -- by taking a chunk out of his homeless plan

    Jeanne Faatz.​Moments from now, Mayor John Hickenlooper will be meeting with the media to talk about a revision in his budget plan -- additional bucks to save the Byers library , which had been marked for closure, and keep other branches open for longer hours. And where is he getting the dough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Mayor Hickenlooper has too many Facebook friends

    Goodbye, friend. If you think it's time-consuming to maintain your own Facebook page, imagine how Mayor John Hickenlooper must feel. The guy's got nearly 5,000 "friends" -- or at least he will until the end of the day Tuesday, when they will all become simply "fans." "I am deleting this personal p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    John Hickenlooper and the case of the vanishing F-bombs

    The video above, promoting Hick Town, a proposed documentary/reality series by director George Hickenlooper starring his cousin, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, has been available on YouTube for months. Most of the footage was shot during the Democratic National Convention -- hence the presence of B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    The long, long journey to an all-inclusive Justice Center

    They're going to need some pretty big signs to hold all the names of the august Denverites honored at the city's new justice complex. After a contentious, sometimes bitter and racially charged process that stretched over several months, the Denver City Council finally agreed Monday night, with one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Denver Health to City Auditor: You aren't the boss of us!

    Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher presented his office's long-awaited report on the city's emergency medical response system yesterday, saying that the information his team has compiled "speaks for itself." His choice of such a careful phrase to describe the scathing assessment is indicative of the bi ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008


    Denver Health finally responds to response-time queries.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    One More Time for Ruby Hill

    As anticipated, the Denver City Council chose to once again postpone a vote on an ordinance that would allow Xcel Energy to erect new 111-foot transmission towers in Ruby Hill Park. The decision last night gives neighborhood group leaders until September 10 to come up with a way to pay for burying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007
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    June 27, 2007
  • News

    March 8, 2007


    Keep shoveling, Mayor Hickenlooper. Maybe things will clear up.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Help Is at Hand

    "I can no longer, with good conscience, tell my neighbors and consituents that 'the city is on its way,'" Denver City Council President Michael Hancock said in an e-mail to the Hickenlooper administration. Almost six weeks after the first flakes fell, the natives are getting restless. But just imag ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006


    At the Denver Election Commission, there’s no safety in numbers.

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    The Beatdown

    We built this city on rock and roll.

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Skin City

    Is Vicki Johnson an enemy of free speech -- or the last person speaking freely in the fight over who runs Sheridan?

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    All Together, Now

    Denver's living high on the hug.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Edifice Complex

    The little guy went big time...and the results are monumental.

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Imagine a Great Mayor

    The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.

  • News

    April 10, 2003
  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Place to See Politicians Behaving Badly

    Cherokee Dining on 12th Avenue

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Imagine a Great Campaign

    It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    The Meter's Running

    From a world-class city to a world-class pity.

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    The Big Cheese

    Making book on the Webb legacy.

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2001

    City Haul

    All you ever wanted to know about the Denver City and County Building.

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Take Cover

    Ed Thomas shoots from the hip, but this former cop just might have enough brass to be mayor.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    The Bum's Rush

    City Hall's plan for dealing with the homeless is very short term.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Insurrection Rejection

    A new mayor and some Erie politics.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Off Limits

    On the razor's edge

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    That Doggone Glendale

    Dirty election tricks get dirtier.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Off Limits

    Wellington Webb's party crasher...

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Glendale T&A Party

    Two years ago they took over their city. Since then, things have just gotten curiouser and curiouser.

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Big Boss Lady

    CRL knows how to buy friends and influence people.

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    A Golden Future

    The big showdown out west will come to a head on Tuesday.

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    An Open Question

    Are Boulder's Open Space Department and its director one and the same?

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    The Village People

    Arapahoe County's most aggressive town wants to swallow up the area's prime commercial real estate. Can anything stop Greenwood Village?

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Plugging In to D.C.

    How Washington lobbyists--and some politicians--cash in on Colorado's local governments.

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    If the Shoe Fits

    Critics say the fix is in for Nike in Golden. But it won't be easy for the company to leave its imprint on a local landmark.

  • Culture

    March 5, 1998
  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Hell to the Chiefs

    What's happening to Colorado's top cops?

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Naked Oppression

    Attention, adult gentlemen! A crusade against strip joints in the metro area may leave Denver the capital of the lap dance.

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    Calling to Collect

    The City of Denver declares war on the state legislature over a telephone bill.

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    Fightin' Words

    Two small-town newspapers find themselves in an economic war with municipal officials.

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    It's the Pits

    Mining made history in Victor. But will a new gold rush devour its future?

  • Culture

    June 5, 1997
  • News

    February 20, 1997

    Tee Time for Norm?

    Denver's former DA has his irons in the fire at City Park's troubled golf course.

  • News

    February 13, 1997

    Thanks a Lot, PAL

    Other summer-league organizers cry foul over the city's new park-permit policy toward the Police Athletic League.

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    All Fired Up

    The politicians aren't the only ones packing heat in fast-growing Elbert County.

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