Aurora has big balls -- and we're not just talking the globes out at Buckley. This morning, Aurora mayor Steve Hogan announced that the city, the Aurora Renewal Authority and RIDA Development Corporation is suing a group of eleven hotels -- five with a common owner or operator -- that had earlier su ... More >>
Like much of the rhetoric surrounding next month's Denver Public Schools school board election, the nine candidates are roughly split when it comes to who's funding their campaigns. The four so-called reform candidates have received big checks from Phil Anschutz, Daniel Ritchie and DaVita CEO Kent T ... More >>
Yesterday, a Los Angeles jury determined that AEG Live, owned by local gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, was not responsible for singer Michael Jackson's June 2009 death despite having hired Dr. Conrad Murray, currently serving time for his role in the tragedy. The result is another win for Anschutz, wh ... More >>
For years, media observers have speculated that Dean Singleton would someday purchase the Colorado Springs Gazette with the idea of synergizing with his other Front Range newspapers, most prominently the Denver Post. But that day isn't today. With Singleton taking a backseat to John Paton in Digital ... More >>
Phil Anschutz didn't get to the top of the moguldom heap by thinking small. The billionaire Quest founder has built his sprawling empire on audacity as well as savvy, and his latest venture -- which involves wooing the NFL back to Los Angeles -- may be the most ambitious of all his schemes.
Phil Anschutz.Few people can endure the scrutiny involved in a lengthy New Yorker profile with their mystique intact. But the magazine hardly makes a dent in the armor encasing Phil Anschutz, despite the wealth of information about the "secretive mogul" amassed in Connie Bruck's "The Man Who Owns L. ... More >>
Phil Anschutz.No turkeys among these Denver blog posts. At this writing, 5280's Natasha Gardner is counting down the mag's top fifty power players. Stay tuned to see who's seven spots higher than Phil Anschutz. Colorado Pols explains the following headlline: "Hickenlooper goes 'Cloward-Pive ... More >>
If you haven't yet heard the recording of a doped-up Michael Jackson played in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial (check it out below), you'll be shocked. But while Murray's the man in the hot seat, will the case's revelations splash back on Denver's Phil Anschutz, who stood to profit handsomely had Jackso ... More >>
Phil Anschutz.In his spare time, billionaire Philip Anschutz likes to collect interesting bits of Americana, such as cattle ranches, soccer teams, railroads and media and energy companies. As part of his acquisition of the Oklahoma Publishing Company, he's also picking up the Broadmoor Hotel ... More >>
Phil AnschutzPhil Anschutz, labeled "one of the most secretive moguls in America" by Forbes, nevertheless was the focus of a major profile in the business magazine recently -- even if the author never got to interview Anschutz himself.
Carmelo.Lookit these three Denver blog posts. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein links to the latest Melo trade rumor -- he'd go to New Jersey, with the Nuggets getting the Nets' Derrick Favors, Utah's Andrei Kirilenko and draft picks aplenty. Interesting, anyhow. 5280's Michael de Yoanna note ... More >>
Phil Anschutz is into movies, and a whole lot more.Qwest, the Denver-based company founded in 1966 by Phil Anschutz, is being acquired by CenturyTel in a deal that involves the swap of $10.6 billion in stock. The impact of this mega-merger on Denver's economy will be the subject of much deba ... More >>
As shown in this graphic, the slogan of Jack-FM is "Playing what we want." But today there are indications that the outlets, at 102.3 FM and 105.5 FM, will be playing what somebody else wants very soon. In mid-February, we confirmed that the Jacks had been sold by Tim Brown's NRC Broadcastin ... More >>
Phil Anschutz in an illustration from the NowPublic website -- part of his media empire.Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz is a media mogul thanks to his ownership of Examiner.com and many other properties. But he remains so zealously protective of his privacy that he doesn't even want his na ... More >>
"Is this what my career has come to?"The Michael Jackson documentary This Is It became the first box-office hit in recent memory for Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, racking up over $72 million domestically and $252 million worldwide to date. But one of his misses is getting attention, too ... More >>
Are these women auditioning to become trophy wives?Confession: I pay very little attention to soccer, which is only the world's most popular sport because -- well, frankly, I have no idea why it's the world's most popular sport, because it bores the hell out of me. As a result, I had no idea ... More >>
An illustration of Phil Anschutz from a NowPublic screed.Citizen journalism has a lot of attributes -- but its mainstreaming can be messy. Case in point: A spelling-challenged attack on Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz published earlier today on NowPublic, a Canadian citizen-journalism site ... More >>
The planet still loves little Michael.Denver mega-buckser Phil Anschutz has reportedly recouped his entire investment in the late Michael Jackson's aborted "This Is It" tour (after seeming on the verge of multi-million-dollar losses) thanks to the sale of rehearsal footage that makes up the j ... More >>
"This Is It" -- another opportunity for Phil Anschutz to make bank.In a June blog," I described Mile High gazillionaire Phil Anschutz as "among the sharpest businessmen to ever call Colorado home" -- and he's proven it again by the way he's turned a possible financial bath into what looks lik ... More >>
"Not that you weren't a good employee, Mike..."Ryan Frazier did the smart thing when he dumped his campaign for the U.S. Senate to challenge Rep. Ed Perlmutter in the 7th Congressional District. The Republican hierarchy has clearly lined up in support of former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton ... More >>
Michael Bennet.Even as Andrew Romanoff readies for a 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, Michael Bennet, the Bill Ritter appointee he'll be challenging, is upping his public profile. Hence, an appearance yesterday on KHOW for an extended conversation with host Craig Silverman and fill-in yakker Dan ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe Staples Center, where Michael Jackson's memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Mountain time today. The throng already descending on Los Angeles this morning to attend the Michael Jackson memorial service is being estimated in the seven-figure range, and as the Los Angeles Ti ... More >>
Photo by Cajun BoyMongo meets meat. Everyone form a line. Today in Cafe Society: • Hot Diggity Dog: Denver's Mongo Marquez joined the big leagues at Nathan's on July 4. • Civic Center Eats: Sweet Revenge cookies. • Tonight: Frasca wines paired with small plates from MiniBAR. • Where am I d ... More >>
Phil Anschutz. In recent days, Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz has been in the news due to his aborted promotion of a fifty-date Michael Jackson tour -- a reversal that could cost a fortune (although, frankly, Anchutz can afford to take the loss). But Forbes is taking notice of the moneybags for h ... More >>
Zoning out.... Changing channels? Today in Cafe Society: • ESPN ZONE turns off the scoreboard, blames economy. • Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus. • Milking It: All-Bran Yogurt Bites. • Bad weekend for barbecue at Big Hoss, Q Worldly Barbecue. • Bye-bye, Brandon's. • Arriv ... More >>
The June 22 edition of the Weekly Standard. Phil Anschutz's slice of the Broomfield Event Center hardly represents his only recent investment. Last week, word surfaced that the Denver gazillionaire was negotiating to purchase The Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch, who may have decided that the ri ... More >>
Phil Anschutz. When the Rocky Mountain News was put up for sale last December, speculation immediately turned to potential buyers -- and the first name on everyone's lips was Phil Anschutz. After all, the publicity shy gazillionaire is Denver-based and had already demonstrated an interest in newspa ... More >>
Charlie Ergen. Forbes magazine's annual billionaires list is out, and as the Denver Business Journal documents, Colorado's most-moneyed residents are walking around with lighter wallets since September 2008, the last time the mag measured their wealth. Poor Phil Anschutz is down to his last $5 bill ... More >>
Yesterday, with the news that the San Francisco Chronicle may go down, leaving the free Examiner the only real daily in SF, Phil Anschutz once again looked like the smartest guy in the room.Today, he's also looking like the luckiest. Because before Anschutz bought the dying Examiner label and turned ... More >>
Westword's December feature article about the Rocky Mountain News being put up for sale by E.W. Scripps featured a comment by Jim Monaghan, a spokesman for Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, who's in the newspaper game by dint of his assorted Examiner properties. After Monaghan told reporters tha ... More >>
Seconds after Scripps-Howard suddenly announced that the Rocky Mountain News was for sale last Thursday, hopeful eyes were turning to Phil Anschutz, the local billionaire who's already saved another local institution -- the Ski Train that has taken generations of skiers from Union S ... More >>
Pious Phil Anschutz rides the light with Narnia, the latest in his movie quest.
Burn, baby, burn
The art of the deal
Listing to the right
Anshutz's domain stretches from kids' theater to pro sports.
Billionaire Philip Anschutz is poised to become a PG-movie mogul.
Who's on First?
You ought to be in pictures -- and Phil Anschutz® can put you there.
Philip Anschutz's collection of blue-chip Western art is put through a torturous ride at the DAM.
The Miracle Worker
A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.
Anschutz's touch stays golden in the Pepsi Center shakeout.
THE DEFECTION OF PHILIP ANSCHUTZ IS JUST THE LATEST RED FLAG IN THE PEPSI CENTER DEAL.