The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
Nenê.In the post-Carmelo Anthony trade world, sought-after players almost always target the biggest markets -- New York, L.A., Miami -- in an effort to maximize their profitability and win championships aided by an uneven playing court the NBA lockout has done little to level. So, in that en ... More >>
Scott Gessler.Denver blog posts won't freeze to bridges or overpasses. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic on ensuring that "inactive" voters are mailed ballots, no matter what Scott Gessler says. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton on Mark Cuban's NBA lockout "game changer." This Lively Earth o ... More >>
Those are boos, David.There's no LeBron in the group, or Kobe, or Dwight Howard, or even a Kevin Durant. In the upcoming NBA draft, Ian Thomsen writes on SI.com, there's no standout star, and there's very little certainty about who will be chosen when. To clear up all the confusion, I'd like ... More >>
Video below.HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>
Kevin Durant.In all likelihood, Tuesday's Nuggets-Thunder slugfest was a playoff preview, since Oklahoma City's currently in the fourth position in the west and Denver's ensconced in the fifth. But OKC's only one game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the third slot, and the Nuggets, who just b ... More >>
Carmelo.Tension over a possible Carmelo Anthony trade keeps increasing. Denials from team sources that the L.A. Lakers are discussing a Melo swap have been followed by the sort of organizational silence that tends to fuel speculation. Meanwhile, suggestions that the Knicks are balking at an A ... More >>
Carmelo.The Carmelo Anthony trade has turned into a puzzle that's taking an annoyingly long time to complete. It's mostly finished, yet everyone is looking for the one piece the dog ate. But is it really that bad of an idea for the Nuggets to hold on to Melo through the February 24 trade dea ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony: "You're kidding me, right?"Oh, what a bizarre document the folks at Westword sister paper the Dallas Observer stumbled upon today. It's a handwritten request for a preliminary restraining order against Carmelo Anthony -- plus Dwyane Wade, Mark Cuban, Jerry Reinsdorf and Jerry ... More >>
William Breathes on "The Daily Show."CNN's Poppy Harlow's interviews with countless influential business leaders -- from GM CEO Frtiz Henderson, to billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban -- are a popular feature on the cable news giant. So, I wonder where my interview yesterday with her will ra ... More >>
"A lot of people consider the practice of journalism with a lot of scorn, and sometimes it's deserved," says veteran newsman Greg Dobbs, who'll talk about his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Denver Press Club. "But ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I didn't hear a thing..." The Dallas Mavericks are in the Nuggets' rear-view at this point -- but Mavs owner Mark Cuban continues to make comments sure to rev up the rivalry again next year. As a guest on Dan Patrick's syndicated radio show, Nugs coach George Karl complained about so ... More >>
The sweater confirms it: Shmuck. Sometimes picking a shmuck is hard work. Sometimes the world presents you with such a vast sample tray of worthy shmucks, you have to employ a team of PhDs to measure their shmuckiness. On other, rarer occasions, the calendar presents a virtually shmuck-free week, a ... More >>
Talk about slow service... Hurry up already. Today in Cafe Society: • May is National Hamburger Month -- and CityGrille's eleventh anniversary. • Make a pig of yourself this weekend. • Will The Bachelorette get a pizza the action? • New York Times' restaurant critic Frank Bruni steps away ... More >>
In the past few days, Mark Cuban has been dancing without the stars. During last night's late newscast, 9News' Drew Soicher said that if the Nuggets manage to blow their series against the Dallas Mavericks, blamecasters will suggest that Mavs owner Mark Cuban got into their heads via his antics -- ... More >>
What made LaLa Vasquez, the former MTV star who's Carmelo Anthony's fiancée, so unbelievably angry during the last Nuggets-Mavericks contest? She offers her explanation in the following statement: LaLa Vazquez became distressed during a heated playoff game, after being verbally attacked by some ... More >>
Referee Steve Javie reassures Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Yeah, yeah, given the non-call that helped the Nuggets win game three of their playoff series against the Mavericks on Saturday, complaining about the officiating in the Mavs' 119-117 victory last night seems churlish. But there's no denyin ... More >>
(UPDATE: The video above, which I just saw on Deadspin, seems to support Cuban's thug theory). Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has finally apologized to Kenyon Martin and Kenyon Martin's mom -- sort of. Cuban, who apparently called Mrs. K-Mart's son a "thug" after game three, writes on his blog this ... More >>
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft tried but failed to relieve the backlog of untested DNA samples. Our daily perusal of local blog deliciousness. Send links this way. A new DNA testing bill won't help the backlog problem. (Colorado Independent) The bailout won't quite bail out Colorado f ... More >>
So long, succulence. Is it almost dinnertime? Today in Cafe Society: • Ruth's Chris shutters downtown Denver location. • Guess where I'm eating? • Drink beer out of a bowling pin. No, really! • A Crush on Cans: Ska Brewing. • The Gelato Spot: One more reason to visit 13th Avenue. Today ... More >>
Kenyon Martin. Kenyon Martin was among the most-animated players during the scrum that developed in the seconds after the Nuggets' controversial game-three win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, for reasons that weren't readily apparent to TV viewers. But his reaction made perfect sense after w ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>
On ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning show today, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic declared the just-completed Denver Nuggets-New Orleans Hornets series to have been the most lopsided in NBA history, given that the Nugs outscored the Hornets by an average of over 24 points per contest even ... More >>
May flowers on the way. Today in Backbeat Online: • Danielle Ate the Sandwich (and became an internet phenomenon). • My Bloody Valentine at the Fillmore. • Dialed in: This week's local music radio playlists. • Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist -- 04.29.09. • Sound Bites: Quiet Company, Death Cab ... More >>
A banner from TheRaceToTheBottom.org. In Tuesday's blog "KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman Have the Ward Churchill Trial Covered," I shared my view that the aforementioned radio duo's segments about Churchill's wrongful termination suit against the University of Colorado-Boulder are worth heari ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>
What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>
Mark Cuban Updated, 12:10 p.m. November 17: Billionaire Mark Cuban is most closely associated with Dallas, thanks to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. But he's got a Denver connection, too. As pointed out in "HDNet Gains," Cuban's HDNet -- a service that reached out to Dan Ra ... More >>
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