I don't remember where I was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, fifty years ago today -- because I was two. However, my mom tells me she couldn't hear the news flash about this tragic event because I'd just clobbered a neighborhood kid in the head with a wooden hor ... More >>
Denver blog posts have a lot to life for. At our Cafe Society blog, Lori Midson touts the "death taco." Big Media's Jason Salzman shares a fascinating media story: How a Rocky Mountain News endorsement launched the politically career of John Hickenlooper. Colorado Peak Politics and the Colorado I ... More >>
Editor's note: William Breathes is on assignment -- which gives us the perfect excuse to flash back to his very first Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule. By the 1930s, cannabis was considered a growing menace in Denver society. The drug of choice for minorities (mostly Hispanic natives and immigrants w ... More >>
It's been four years since the Rocky Mountain News closed just shy of its 150th birthday. What's happened to folks at the paper since then, and where are they now? That's the subject of "After the Love Is Gone -- Following the Rocky Road," a discussion today featuring the likes of longtime columnist ... More >>
In doing research for our feature on the history of cannabis in Colorado, we came across some amazing old news stories from local papers about marijuana arrests and more. We'll share the most memorable of them in our quasi-regular feature, Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule. Today's item, from December ... More >>
In doing research for our feature on the history of cannabis in Colorado, we came across some amazing old news stories from local papers about marijuana arrests and more. We'll share the most memorable of them in our quasi-regular feature, Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule. Today's item, from August 8 ... More >>
Science Partner had its origins as a solo side project of Tyler Despres of Dualistics. When that band split up due to half the band moving out of state for work and the like, Science Partner became Despres main creative focus. The early shows may have been more acoustic affairs, but last year, by th ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Colorado Economic Development Commission will hold its first public hearing on the six projects vying for big-bucks sales-tax rebates under the state's Regional Tourism Act. They include a 1,500-room hotel and conference center in Aurora. The hotel would be the city's biggest tourism d ... More >>
At tonight's inaugural Pen and Sword open house at the Denver Press Club, a turn-of-the-century treasure at 1330 Glenarm Place, thirteen club member-authors will offer "the stories behind the books" from 6 to 9 p.m. But the stories, and the night, won't end there. Stories rarely end that neatly.
What happened to Ed?The media coverage of the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 has focused on the terrorist strikes and their aftermath. But what would the big stories in Denver have been if the attacks never happened? Look below at the lost top ten from the day before the tragedy, and ... More >>
Copper Kettle BrewingAmerican Craft Beer Week starts in a little less than three weeks, but the nine (yes, nine!) breweries in Fort Collins have already banded together to brew a collaboration beer that celebrates the seven days that Congress dedicated to the quaffing of craft brew. C.B. & P ... More >>
"Told you so."The Denver Post isn't exactly known for writing about itself in hard-hitting fashion: Note its coverage of the bankruptcy filing by parent firm MediaNews Group's holding company, which attempted to bury the word "bankruptcy." As such, it's not especially surprising that the sam ... More >>
Marty Meitus , former food editorat the Rocky Mountain News, writes this week about the Tasting Cafe, a pilot project she started that gives low-income children -- and their parents -- a taste of healthy, economical foods. See more photos by Ellen Jaskol on the slideshow page.
There's something awesome at Arby's. And it's not the Arby-Q sandwich, believe it or not. It's a set of three collectible Chris "Birdman" Andersen cartoon glasses, which sell for $2.49 each if you don't order a $5.01 roast beef combo, and $1.89 if you do. The glasses are high-quality: They' ... More >>
The Nuggets let Ryan Gomes go off. The shame...Local blog-finding just got a lot easier. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein calls the Nuggets' home loss to the Timberwolves last night "unacceptable." And a few other choicer words. Over at Lakewood Edge, former Rocky Mountain News scribe Kevin ... More >>
"Saving the News: Denver and the Future of Journalism," which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, takes place just over six months after the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, and speakers include former Rocky editor, publisher and president John ... More >>
Writers at the Denver Post had to figure they'd be walking away with the lion's share of honors at this year's Colorado Press Association awards. After all, the Rocky Mountain News, which tended to win more than its share of baubles in the large newspaper contest, regularly beating the Post a ... More >>
The front page of the final Rocky Mountain News.A blog yesterday focused on complaints about the Rocky Mountain News website, which has been static since the paper's February shutdown. In that item, I mentioned that I'd contacted Tim King, spokesman for E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's longtime owne ... More >>
The cover of the final Rocky Mountain News print edition.In a post today, Allan D. Mutter, a nationally respected press critics who shares his views on a blog dubbed Reflections of a Newsosaur, takes notice of the Rocky Mountain News website -- which not many other folks have done lately, and ... More >>
It's been a bad year for newspapers, with cities acorss the country losing important institutions like the Rocky Mountain News. But it's been a very good year for homeless newspapers, judging from the entries in the first annual North American Street Newspaper Association Newspaper Awards. I ... More >>
Illustration by Craig Hoggatt. He didn't win anything, but he's got a killer beard.Michael Roberts' coverage of the Rocky's closure helped him nab an AAN award for media reporting. *Just kidding. Maybe. The degenerates at this humble (but glossy!) rag took home five awards at the recent Associati ... More >>
E.W. Scripps, the former parent company of the Rocky Mountain News, has just issued a press release confirming information that's been circulating for a few weeks: the archives of the tabloid, which died just shy of its 150th birthday, will be preserved by the Denver Public Library. In addition, o ... More >>
John Temple. It didn't take former Rocky Mountain News editor, publisher and president John Temple long to react to a startling assertion in 5280's intriguing account of the Rocky's death -- that execs at E.W. Scripps, the tabloid's owner, thought the paper might survive if MediaNews Group CEO and ... More >>
David Milstead. Today's update about INDenver Times noted that many of the principals in the project, including former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead, had struck off on their own on April 23 after INDT signed up only 3,000 subscribers (its goal was 50,000). In a conversation at ... More >>
Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Jour ... More >>
A coupon that attempts to lure Rocky Mountain News fans to sign up with the Denver Post. The Denver Post has done some mighty fine work since it became the city's only major daily, as pointed out in today's blog about an impressive drunk-driving-stats package. But that doesn't mean every subscriber ... More >>
The Rocky reported its own demise on its Web site around noon today. It's official: Denver is a one-daily town. The Rocky Mountain News has announced that tomorrow's edition will be the last. From the Rocky's story: The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, wil ... More >>
Have a bucking good time at this charity event.
Jinx. Last month, the two dailies stopped arriving at my house. The last time I'd reupped my subscription, I hadn't been able to commit beyond six months -- I simply didn't think that both papers would be around that long. And in November, the end of one seemed so inevitable that I postponed re-up ... More >>
Yesterday, staffers at the Rocky Mountain News received an e-mail from editor/publisher/president John Temple with an attached press release explaining why parent company E.W. Scripps had decided to put the paper on the block; read it in the blog "Rocky Mountain News Put Up For Sale." Today's foll ... More >>
It's the sort of headline most media observers in this area have been anticipating for quite some time, but it's still a shock to see it in print: "Rocky Mountain News For Sale." The article, published moments ago on the Rocky's website, quotes from a press release in which Rich Boehne, president ... More >>
Plenty of companies have canceled their 2008 Christmas parties in the face of our current economic downturn, including the Rocky Mountain News. The paper usually has a bash at Maggiano's -- but not this time around, as Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple revealed in a recent internal e-mail ... More >>
From the week of January 27, 2005
From the week of August 15, 2002
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"Talk Back to the Media"
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
Written by Chuck Green
The "Denver" is gone from the Rocky Mountain News. What's next?