Ray Ruybal

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    City announces program to fight graffiti by paying for murals

    City officials announced a new program yesterday that will encourage artists to paint murals on walls across the city as a way to fight graffiti vandalism. Erin Trapp of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs told members of the city council that $50,000 has been put into something they have dubbed ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/31/2008

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    DMV Restroom Cleaned and Ready for New Graffiti

    "Ray Ruybal Made His Mark," the Westword cover story I wrote for the July 17 issue, presents a very dim outlook on Denver’s anti-graffiti enforcement efforts from the city’s longest-serving graffiti warrior, former vandal squad detective Ray Ruybal (pictured). The article has apparently earned R ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Ray Ruybal Made His Mark

    The longtime head of Denver's graffiti unit fought to clean up the city -- until he felt he was beating his head against the wall.

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Art of War

    City officials aren't the only ones concerned about Marc Ecko's graffiti festival.

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Up Against the Wall

    Tag, you're hit -- if you ran with Robert Skeme Iron.

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Brush With Greatness

    The latest career move for graffiti vigilante Mike Quintana: politician.

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Crime Spray

    He caught the taggers, and the cops tagged him.