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Mike Zinna

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Mike Zinna: Appeals court affirms activist's right to legal fees in free-speech battle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Mike Zinna: Jeffco on hook for legal fees in costly court battle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Jammin' Oldies-The Truth 101.5 flip even came as surprise to local general manager, he says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Jammin' 101.5 replaces The Truth, blindsides Mike Zinna five minutes before showtime

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado feuds of the decade

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Revenge of the gadflies: Douglas Bruce and Mike Zinna win free-speech verdicts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    A falling out among "coconspirators" in Jeffco spy case

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Zinna v. Congrove: It ain't over until it's over

    Jim Congrove. Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Congrove had such an eventful first term in office — 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    At the Mark Paschall Trial, Cruel Lessons in Jefferson County Politics

    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 >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/24/2008

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Mike Zinna Speaks About his Dispute with JeffCo Officials

    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 >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    Paying the Price

    Jeffco antes up against Mike Zinna.

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    The Lords of Payback

    Jefferson County officials show Mike Zinna that what goes around comes around.

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Open Case

    Heath Urie knows how to get official secrets on the record.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Fonzi to the Rescue

    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 >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007

    Split Decision

    Media outlets disagree about naming a suicidal attorney before police released his name. Did the public have a right to know?

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    The Jeffco Shuffle

    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 >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Disconnect

    A progressive station dumps two progressive shows for being progressive.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Off Mike

    Gadfly Mike Zinna disappears from the dial.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Dog Days

    Feuds, forgery and the Zinna Factor in Jeffco.

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Off Limits

    Bum's Rush

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best Online Scourge

    Mike Zinna and Fonzi

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Off Limits

    An Open-and-Shut Case

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Terms of Endearment

    Give me a C! Give me a U! What do you have? The start of the year's biggest scandal.

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Across State Lines

    A representative sampling of our congressional candidates.

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 19, 2004

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Outfaxed

    His enemies thought they could use Mike Zinna's website to destroy him. Instead, they got caught with their fax down.

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Outfaxed

    His enemies thought they could use Mike Zinna’s website to destroy him. Instead, they got caught with their fax down.

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Off Limits

    Let us eat cake

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