The Obama campaign is hauling surrogates all over the Denver metro area today as part of a bus tour to champion the president -- a week after he struggled at the University of Denver in the first debate against Mitt Romney. At one stop, Governor John Hickenlooper told supporters that they have a cle ... More >>
Candidates for Congress fielded questions for hours this morning at a forum in Thorton where six politicians debated the economy and job creation, taxes, energy policy and unsurprisingly, health care -- launching a jam-packed week of political events in Colorado.
Update below: The time has come to question whether many liberal arts degrees are really worth it. So says Representative Mike Coffman in a recent newsletter, in which he also admits to regretting his own political science major and notes that he probably would've been better off primarily studying ... More >>
Update below: Paul Ryan is just a regular outdoorsy guy who likes to climb mountains. At least that's the image Ryan presented in one of his first rallies as the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party -- in a speech last month at Lakewood High School where he mentioned his love of Colo ... More >>
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, who is now running for president as a Libertarian, stopped in Denver yesterday for Pridefest. He took a break from schmoozing with potential voters to chat with Westword about his campaign, the Libertarian Party, marijuana, gay marriage and his ongoing bat ... More >>
Update: As we reported in our original coverage below, 6th Congressional District rep Mike Coffman made the wrong kind of news via audio of him questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States; hear it below. That's the kind of ammo prized by election opponents. And Joe Hamil ... More >>
Lori MidsonLouis Wolfe will shutter his namesake barbecue joint after 25 yearsThe sign dangling from the door of Wolfe's Barbecue plainly says "closed," but at 3:15 p.m., fifteen minutes after barbecue nobleman Louis Wolfe has closed for lunch to prepare for the impending dinner rush, in wal ... More >>
NaRaYa has replaced Siamese Plate on the GoI was at Lotus of Siam, one of Lori Midson's favorite restaurants in the world (and she's right -- too bad it's in Las Vegas), eating and catching up on my Westword reading, when I found this report by Michael Roberts on a Thai restaurant group much ... More >>
Daily CameraOpas Sinprasong.When it came to taking advantage of his employees, Opas Sinprasong, who owned several Boulder-area Siamese Plate restaurants, appears to have been an expert. Sinprasong pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens and failing to pay taxes -- offenses likely to result ... More >>
Michael Bennet.Various polls show the U.S. Senate race between Michael Bennet and Ken Buck to be among the nation's deader heats. That means turnout will likely determine the winner -- a situation seemingly to Buck's advantage, since Republicans are perceived to be more enthusiastic this year ... More >>
Seth Brigham under arrest.Back in February, we told you about Seth Brigham's nipple-baring appearance at a Boulder City Council meeting -- a protest of sorts against a proposed nudity ordinance that would have criminalized the display of female nipples in the city. Brigham, who remained in hi ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
John Suthers.Colorado is set to receive more than $3.5 million from drug leviathan Pfizer in relation to two separate settlements. According to the office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, the largest of the two deals is related to allegations that the company "improperly marketed fo ... More >>
Lou Barnes. Got iffy credit? Then don't hit up Boulder West Financial Services. In recent days, Lou Barnes, one of the firm's owners, was quoted saying this in a recent New York Times article about tight mortgage rules: "The credit pendulum is stuck at 'stupid.' I am turning down loans every day th ... More >>
Against all odds, this nine-year-old has been voted the most likely to succeed.
From the week of June 22, 2006
The Thanksgiving party started early. And then the shots rang out.
Anne Landman has dedicated her life to being a pain in the ash. Will it make a difference come election time?
Colorado's Senate wannabes vote from the heart and gut.
From the week of June 26, 2003
He worked wonders with chronic-pain patients. So why was the university so eager to get rid of him?
In Colorado, insurance offers little protection to badly injured motorcyclists.
Holding the phone with Ask-A-Nurse.
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
Another patient, another investigation for Presbyterian/St. Luke's.
Physician Karl Shipman devoted his life to medicine. But when he needed it most, the health-care system let him down.
A relatives' council works to make changes at a Denver nursing home.
Jerry Ritchie doesn't like Meridian retirement homes or owner Trish Nagel. She'd like Jerry to keep quiet -- and she has the money to make him.
When Mental Health Services, Inc. went out of business, no one was around to help the therapists who were hurt.
A wage dispute between a nurse and a health-care company escalates beyond name-calling.
Doctors thought banding together might give them more power at Rose Medical Center. Instead, they wound up owning their own hospital.
After eighteen months as a ward of the court, Letty Milstein will finally get her day in court.
Roll out the gurneys! Hospitals fight for the right to treat prisoners.
The fight between socialite Judi Wolf and her brother has turned into the mother of all family feuds.
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain is out to flatten its Denver competition. It's already reshaped the world of local health care.
A generous gift to a seniors' daycare program raises a squabble at HealthONE.
Gene Kelley plugged into the lucrative pay-phone business--until someone dropped a dime on him.
Heather Smith's tribulations included not only Tom Luther's assault, but also attacks by insurance companies and their lawyers.
DENVER'S FAVORITE CANADIAN MILLIONAIRE WANTS A STADIUM SUBSIDY. HERE'S WHAT HE WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT IT.BRONCO BULLY PAT BOWLEN PLAYS SMASH-MOUTH POLITICS IN HIS QUEST FOR A NEW STADIUM.
HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.