A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has affirmed that developer-turned-gadfly Mike Zinna is entitled to substantial legal fees in his long-running feud with Jefferson County officials -- who, he claimed, tried to intimidate him, put him under surveillance and viol ... More >>
When developer-turned-muckraker Mike Zinna won a modest $1,791 judgement against a former Jefferson County commissioner in 2009, after years of convoluted intrigues and litigation, his supporters hailed the decision as an important, if largely symbolic, victory for the rights of online government cr ... More >>
Jammin' fave Prince.We recently told you about the sudden flip of The Truth, at 101.5, to Jammin' Oldies only moments before talk-show host Mike Zinna's program last Friday. Jeff Norman, president and general manager of the outlet, says he was almost as blindsided. He knew something would li ... More >>
Mike Zinna.In radio, station format changes are called flips for a reason: They often happen so suddenly that the people involved find themselves head over heels -- and often not in a good way. That's what happened Friday, when conservative talk outlet 101.5 FM The Truth became Jammin' 101.5 ... More >>
Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>
Mike Zinna and his editor, Fonzi.How odd, yet oddly fitting, that this week two of the state's most dogged and outspoken government critics won key victories in separate courtrooms within hours of each other. Call it a blow for... outspokenness. Down in Colorado Springs, the perpetually cran ... More >>
Mike Zinna, official scourge of Jefferson County. The proverbial wheels of justice turn slowly but not always surely. So it's always interesting when the gears spit out a real acknowledgment of wrongdoing, even if the folks involved are all pointing fingers at each other. Recent documents fil ... More >>
Jim Congrove. Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Congrove had such an eventful first term in office â€” a grand jury probe into his financial dealings, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the county's use of a private investigator who happens to be a bosom pal of Big Jim, a slew of laws ... More >>
Mark Paschall, Jeffco's finest. Former Jefferson County Treasurer Mark Paschall's second trial for allegedly soliciting a kickback from an aide's $18,000 bonus is underway out at the Taj Mahal. (The first one, back in February, ended in an acquittal on one charge and a hung jury on the other.) Alt ... More >>
Letters from the week of 7/24/2008
This week's cover story on the ongoing conflict between Mike Zinna and various Jefferson County officials is full of self-serving personalities, corrupt politicians and lurid accusations. To get a feel for at least one of those personalities, have a listen to this 20 minute clip from a recent Zinna ... More >>
Jeffco antes up against Mike Zinna.
Jefferson County officials show Mike Zinna that what goes around comes around.
Heath Urie knows how to get official secrets on the record.
Sure, there are retrievers who fish kids out of raging streams and poodles who can dial 911. But for sheer canine heroism, it's tough to beat a German shepherd. Think RinTinTin. Think Fonzi. Local gadfly and erstwhile talk-show host Mike Zinna is best known for fanning flames of outrage over the ... More >>
Media outlets disagree about naming a suicidal attorney before police released his name. Did the public have a right to know?
Now that former Jefferson County treasurer Mark Paschall has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly soliciting a kickback from an employee out of the enormous bonus he tossed her way (see details here), what's next for the gang of blundering bureaucrats in Golden's Taj Mahal? This is the land ... More >>
A progressive station dumps two progressive shows for being progressive.
Gadfly Mike Zinna disappears from the dial.
Feuds, forgery and the Zinna Factor in Jeffco.
Mike Zinna and Fonzi
An Open-and-Shut Case
Give me a C! Give me a U! What do you have? The start of the year's biggest scandal.
A representative sampling of our congressional candidates.
From the week of August 19, 2004
His enemies thought they could use Mike Zinna's website to destroy him. Instead, they got caught with their fax down.
His enemies thought they could use Mike Zinna’s website to destroy him. Instead, they got caught with their fax down.
Let us eat cake