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Rick Garcia

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Rick's Tavern closing this weekend

    Update, 12 p.m. 7/10/13: This final celebrations slated for this weekend have been canceled since the buyers of the business received their liquor license earlier than anticipated and they will take possession of the business tomorrow, July 11. Rick's Tavern is now officially closed. After more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Rick's Tavern is up for sale

    Some sales are done in secret, with the employees only learning the day the deal is done -- if then. In more drastic cases, employees show up to find the door of the establishment where they thought they worked locked, with a "Closed" sign on the door. And then there's the way that Rick Garcia is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Susan Shepherd hints at her next step in battle over proposed development in West Highland

    No High Rises in West Highland​Neighbors surrounding the proposed site of three, five-story apartment towers just north of 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard have made their opposition to the project clear. RedPeak Properties, the developer planning to build the structures, and Tom Wootten, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Denver City Council District 1: Which hopefuls survived the post-Paula Sandoval scramble?

    ​The race for the District 1 City Council seat in Northwest Denver has gone from snoozer to scramble. Paula Sandoval's March 2 announcement that she wouldn't seek reelection gave hopefuls just eight days to gather the 100 signatures needed to get on the ballot.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Gerald Styron, Denver mayoral candidate, once threatened to bring a gun to Westword

    Mr. Mayor?​A fourteenth hopeful has entered the Denver mayor's race, and we're disappointed we had to read about Gerald Styron's candidacy somewhere else first. As Facethestate.comreports, when Styron was a write-in candidate for then-incumbent Rick Garcia's District 1 City Council slot in 200 ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    Larry Ambrose: City Council District 1 showdown, part 9

    Larry Ambrose​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Georgia Sigala: City Council District 1 showdown, part 8

    Georgia Sigala​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Ken Padilla: City Council District 1 showdown, part 7

    Ken Padilla​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Jerry Frangas: City Council District 1 showdown, part 6

    Jerry Frangas​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Jon Lehmann: City Council District 1 showdown, part 5

    John Lehmann​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    John Haney: City Council District 1 showdown, part 4

    John Haney​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Susan Shepherd: City Council District 1 showdown, part 3

    Susan Shepherd​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Randle Swan: City Council District 1 showdown, part 2

    Randle Swan​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Hot tamale! HOSTPAC endorses Denver City Council candidate

    Paula Sandoval and her husband own Tamales by La Casita.​John Haney is a Denver cop who happens to own a neighborhood joint, Haney's Coffee Shop. Susan Shepherd is a Highland Mommy who's all about urban farming. Jon Lehmann even has a campaign chef. They're all among the ten candidates runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Chris Jeffrey: City Council District 1 showdown, part 1

    Chris Jeffrey​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Denver City Council candidate has a "campaign chef"

    Dave MonneratOoh la la. City Council candidate Jon Lehmann's got himself a campaign chef!​One Denver City Council candidate hopes to win 'em over with food. Jon Lehmann, one of ten candidates vying for the council seat recently vacated by Rick Garcia (who went to work for the U.S. Department o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Plenty of food for thought in the District 1 council race

    The Colorado Restaurant Association wanted to encourage a restaurateur to run for the District 1 seat on Denver City Council that Rick Garcia's vacating, and so far it has two, sort of, and a third candidate who's a leader in the urban farming movement. John Haney, a Denver police detective who co- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Live blog: Safety committee hears Charlie Brown's latest pot proposal

    Charlie Brown's back in the pot spotlight.​Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown is back before council's safety committee this morning, presenting his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries. We're live-blogging the hearing. You'll find Brown's proposal at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Kenny Be's Friday Afternoon Club: Councilman Rick Garcia at Sushi Hai

    ​ "A toast to City Councilman Rick Garcia for being chosen as a finalist to the post of Regional Director of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development! And may he bring affordable housing to the nation with the same success that he did in the West Highland neighborhood!"

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Sushi Hai celebrates its fifth birthday tonight

    ​Sushi Hai, at 3600 West 32nd Avenue, celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight starting at 7 p.m., with half-off on sushi and drinks. The Scott Davis Project will be playing acoustic blues in the downstairs Hai Bar -- a space guarded by an off-duty cop this past weekend. It was an unusual sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    With development moratorium, do NW Denver NIMBYs have Councilman Garcia over a barrel?

    ​Denver City Councilman Rick Garcia may be the elected official behind a moratorium being considered at city council tonight that would halt multi-unit development in northwest Denver. But are the real folks calling the shots the neighborhood activists Garcia represents? After all, the morato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Cutting $120 million with no job loss and no new revenue? Good luck with that, guys.

    "What can we save if we sell this red carpet on eBay?"Mayor John Hickenlooper may be starring in his own documentary series, but if this morning's Denver Post is any indication, he's soon going to be starring in his own political thriller, in which he somehow tries to trim $120 million from the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: We're not in Kansas anymore

    Today's the last chance to vote for the next selection in the city's sixth One Book, One Denver reading program -- and no, despite the wacky weather lately, not to mention yesterday's funnel clouds over downtown Denver, the Wizard of Oz is not one of the possibilities. The 27 eligible books (which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Pray as you go in the Senate today

    State Senate President Peter Groff will be heading to Washington, D.C. after this legislative session ends to take a job in the Department of Education pushing faith-based programs. But first, he's keeping the faith that the state's $17.9 billion budget bill will be approved by the Senate today. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The bigger the nuisance, the tougher the fix

    On Monday, March 9, shortly after one in the morning, Denver police had a call of shots fired at an apartment house down the block from my home, in an otherwise placid section of west Denver. According to the cops, two Latino males wearing red fired several rounds through one of the windows of the a ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2008

    A New Movement

    Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Dueling Press Conferences at the Courthouse!

    That was awkward. Unconventional Action, the anarchist DNC protest group, just held a press conference on the steps of the Denver City and County Building even as local religious and political figures, members of We Believe Colorado, were setting up for a press conference of their own. What’s ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    Denver's Own Royal Tenenbaums

    The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Gerald Styron Rides Again

    A week after Gerald Styron's first visit to the Westword offices, he delivered a follow up missive and more sound files! He's still stumping for Denver City Council even after losing his write-in candidacy (after not getting the 100 signatures needed to be an official candidate) to incumbent Rick Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    A Development Grows in Jefferson Park

    Soon enough, there will be a new landmark on the bluff overlooking Interstate 25 just south of Speer Boulevard: Pinnacle Station, a multi-unit apartment complex planned by developer A.G. Spanos. The project, located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, will certainly be nicer than the site’s curr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Happiness is a Warm Gun When You're Running for City Council

    Gerald Styron, a write-in candidate for Denver City Council District 1, paid a visit to the Westword offices today. It seems the old guy – who seriously looks like Methuselah – was pissed that Kenny Be didn’t include him in this week’s Worst-Case Scenario cartoon. Of course, he didn’t ac ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Moving On Up

    Jefferson Park is being touted as the next Highland, and developers are taking notice -- but not all of the attention is appreciated.

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Designs on Denver

    Ken Schroeppel has his eye on the city.

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Change in the Feather

    Fighting on Capitol Hill and Colfax

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The Oriental survives yet another management change -- for now.

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    The Beatdown

    We built this city on rock and roll.

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Off Limits

    Cholo contendere

  • Culture

    November 27, 2003

    No, Thanks!

    Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.

  • News

    January 14, 1999
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    October 29, 1998

    One-Track Minds

    Rail-happy RTD candidates want to solve Denver's traffic nightmare. Are they just spinning their wheels?

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