Philip Anschutz

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Photos: Meet the Five Richest Coloradans in 2014

    Forbes has just released its annual list of the 400 richest people in America, and five Coloradans made the cut. Who are they and where did they land on Forbes' roster? Count them down below, complete with photos and excerpts from Forbes data and text. For the original post, click here. See also: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Denver Post Ramping Up TV Production Amid Sale Speculation

    The announcement that the Denver Post is for sale hasn't brought every new initiative at the paper to a grinding halt. In a memo to staffers yesterday, Post editor Greg Moore and news director Kevin Dale revealed the hiring of former CBS4 anchor Molly Hughes as director of Denver Post TV -- a move s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    High-rolling artwork from Christie's goes on display at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

    Regardless of where you stand on the high-stakes art-auction issue, the opportunity to see what kind of work exacts big bucks on the auction block is still an interesting prospect. And here's your chance: The one-and-only Christie's international auction house brings a three-day, pre-sale mini-museu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Denver Post CEO won't comment on sale rumors

    For the past week-plus, the embattled newspaper industry has been buzzing with chatter about the potential sale of print properties held by Digital First Media, the parent company of the Denver Post. When contacted by Westword, Post CEO Mac Tully declined to comment about the possibility of a Post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Reformers sweep DPS school board election: What does it mean for future of district?

    The four candidates supportive of Denver Public Schools' brand of education reform swept the school board election yesterday. Barbara O'Brien, Rosemary Rodriguez, Mike Johnson and Landri Taylor will fill the four open slots on a seven-member board that has been characterized by clashes between its r ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    August 7, 2013

    Fast & Furious 7 and ABC's Extreme Weight Loss to film in Colorado

    Earlier this year, we told you that the state's entire film-incentives budget was earmarked for a Hallmark Channel show called When Calls the Heart. But things have changed since then. According to film commissioner Donald Zuckerman, the producers of the show convinced Hallmark to buy more episodes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Phil Anschutz-owned company buys Colorado Springs Gazette

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Colorado Gives Day: Money keeps coming for twelve nonprofits that won $5,000 prizes

    Last month, we told you which of the 928 participating nonprofits raised the most money during Colorado Gives Day. This year, technical difficulties caused the 24-hour online charity blitz to be extended to 36 hours, during which folks donated a total of $12.4 million.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Top 5 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition must-see stops in Colorado Springs

    ​Extreme Makeover: Home Edition moves to Fridays tonight, and makes a stop in Colorado. No, this isn't where the crew builds a house for a family enduring hardship -- that happens in Pennsylvania. Instead, while the crew is building their home, the family waits in Colorado.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Andrew Romanoff spokesman calls Michael Bennet camp's ad complaints a "red herring"

    Andrew Romanoff.​Update below: At 11 a.m. today, Andrew Romanoff will be roaming the 16th Street Mall, shaking hands and explaining to pedestrians why it's important they vote for him in Tuesday's primary. And Romanoff spokesman Roy Teicher expresses confidence about victory even as he dismiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Michael Bennet DPS deal hits the New York Times

    ​If you thought Michael Bennet's Regal Cinema deal for Philip Anschutz was complicated, just try to wrap your brain around the Denver Public Schools financing deal he arranged in 2008. The New York Times did, and just published "Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt." Here's the star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Andrew Romanoff says he didn't pass Michael Bennet by going negative, calls ad factual

    Andrew Romanoff.​Reading the Denver Post has been a good news-bad news experience for Andrew Romanoff lately. On Sunday, the paper shared poll results showing Romanoff ahead of Senator Michael Bennet in the Democratic Senate primary race. But the paper's editorial board called an ad attacking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Stan Kroenke dubbed "Quietest Sports Emperor"

    Stan Kroenke's most embarrassing moment?​ What is it about Denver that makes its richest people want to keep their lips zipped? Phil Anschutz, the state's wealthiest person, refuses to grant interviews despite personally owning newspapers and online info properties, not to mention theaters an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Knit wits on display

    ​Visit Denver spent $50,000 creating a city-boosting window for New York City's Times Square last Christmas season. It was unveiled on Good Morning America by holiday-sweater Mayor John Hickenlooper, who cut the ribbon and subsequently cut up with the GMA team. The display -- already a histo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Singing about Michelle Malkin, babelicious Tea Party hero

    Remember that photo of Michelle Malkin with Swastika Guy? We do.​Local blogs need you. Including these three. John Tomasic at Colorado Independent unearths a tribute ditty (to the tune of "My Girl"!) about female Tea Party leaders that includes a shout-out to Colorado-based Michelle Malkin. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Union Station shindig blows the roof off the depot

    The Denver Public Library Western History and Geneology's Digital Image Catalog.This was sort of what the party looked like... but with more color.​For a while last night during "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky fundraising shindig that took over Denver's central depot, the grand old ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Michael Bennet joins group edging away from public option

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson's death helping Denver's economy, too

    Next stop, Jacko. Although Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz may not be adding to his bankroll as a result of Michael Jackson's death, folks associated with Denver International Airport stand to make a few extra bucks. A report posted on the U.K.-based Cheapflights website notes that so many Brits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 7 edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    How much will Michael Jackson's death cost Phil Anschutz?

    A lot of people stand to make a lot of money from Michael Jackson's death -- record labels, iTunes, memorabilia manufacturers and more. But don't count Phil Anschutz among their number. The Denver-based billionaire is among the sharpest businessmen ever to call Colorado home, yet he's all but guar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Video: Goodbye, Ski Train! We'll think of you the day we finally punch Phil Anschutz

    Here's a video of the Ski Train leaving Denver for the last time on Friday, May 8. The description says this was "filmed at Utah Jct, moving onto the Belt Main," which is apparently near 56th and Pecos. The train had been making trips between Denver and Winter Park since 1940. The operation wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    UFO zealot thinks extraterrestrials can save the Rocky Mountain News

    Jeff Peckman (pictured) is best known as the man who fought to put a measure on the November ballot to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver. (Refresh your memory by reading Jason Sheehan's June profile of Peckman here.) In the end, this bold mission proved impossible. But Peckman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Are the Denver dailies' 150th birthday sections keepers?

    An image from the Rocky Mountain News' online version of its Denver@150 section. Today, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post feature special sections honoring Denver's 150th birthday -- and they're not merely clones of each other. Indeed, both have qualities that recommend them, with the Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008 Lowered to Half Mast

    The May 10 column by Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple focused largely on a speech he gave to graduates of the University of Colorado Boulder's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. But in the midst of anecdotes and observances about the address, he casually mentione ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    World of Wonder

    Toys are at the heart of a film festival screening.

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    July 19, 2007
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    July 19, 2007


    National CineMedia is the future of movie-theater advertising — and probably the future of movie theaters, period.

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    A Kick in the Dick

    Major League Soccer sucks -- even at the Rapids new stadium

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Amazing Grace

    Not even Michael Gambons eighteenth-century hat head can save a wretch like this.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Okay, so the rumors have been flying about some big shakeups happening at Mel's in Cherry Creek, and I'm here to tell you that the bad news is true. I just got off the phone with owner Mel Master a few minutes ago, and he told me that Mel's will, in fact, be closing — probably sometime this su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    More Messages: How to Succeed in Business

    The June 8 blog item "Musical Chairs" featured a memo announcing upper-level staff shifts at the Denver Post, as well as speculation from yours truly about what the changes mean in the greater scheme of things. At one point, for instance, I suggested that moving former metro-news boss Jeff Taylor in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004


    Make tracks to Winter Park by train

  • Film

    June 17, 2004

    Feels Like Eighty Days

    Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new.

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    The Message

    Little Big Man

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    November 27, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    November 27, 2003
    Biggest Turkeys Ever!

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003

    Best Consumer Watchdog With New Bite

    Jack Ehnes
    California State Teachers Retirement System

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Piracy, Hip-Hop Style

    Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 2, 2002

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Joshua Needs Saving

    Bringing the Savior to a small town doesn't guarantee salvation.

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Off Limits

    Who's on First?

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Out of the Blue

    Ride the light...ride the light...ride the light.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Best Blockbuster Museum Exhibit

    Painters and the American West

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Off Limits

    From see to shining see.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Liars on the Line

    While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Sportswomen Wanted

    Denver's fabulous sports babes still struggle to score in the male broadcast world.

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Bells Are Ringing

    US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.

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    January 29, 1998
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