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    May 13, 2014

    Photos: Top seven things we expect to find in a 1989 time capsule

    Time capsules can be a fascinating way to look back through a certain window of history to see what was important to people during a different era. They can also be very, very disappointing. In 2012, when the former Gove Middle School was being demolished, the construction crew came across a time ca ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Photos: Top ten stars for and against boycotting "hate state" Colorado twenty years ago

    Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, 1934: "Marijuana Growing Wild..."

    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 >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, 1937: "A growing social menace"

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Denver Post puts local news first in echo of Rocky Mountain News

    The front page of today's Denver Post -- the physical version, not its website -- features a note from editor Greg Moore announcing that the paper has been "reordered." Specifically, local news, which previously ran after national and international stories, will now appear in the lead section -- a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Denver Press Club's Pen and Sword celebrates authors, hacks included

    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.

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    June 7, 2011

    Denver Daily News shuts down: "Just doesn't look like we can sustain," publisher says

    ​Update: Denver Daily News publisher Kristie Hannon has been swamped with messages since word broke that the paper will cease publication just over ten years after its debut. However, she took the time to take part in a detailed Q&A about the decision.

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    April 20, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: The Copper Kettle opens and the Wynkoop medicates

    Copper Kettle Brewing​American 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 >>

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    June 30, 2010

    John Hickenlooper proves truth is stranger than fiction at Colorado Book Awards

    ​Truth is definitely stranger than fiction, with the 19th Annual Colorado Book Awards announcement in Aspen last Friday just offering more proof. For starters, the main speaker was John Hickenlooper, the former geologist turned brewpub-owner turned Denver mayor who's now running for governor. ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Denver Post circulation press release and article: Can you tell the difference?

    "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 >>

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    December 14, 2009

    The best thing on Arby's menu? Chris "Birdman" Andersen cartoon glasses

    ​ 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 >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Denver Blogs: The Nuggets lost to the Timberwolves? At home? Take that back, you lying bastard!

    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 >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Checking in on the Rocky Mountain Independent

    ​Today marks seven weeks since the launch of the Rocky Mountain Independent, a news website peopled mainly by Rocky Mountain News veterans who'd previously been involved with INDenver Times, an ambitious attempt to create an online news service that fell far short of initial subscriber targets ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Wall Street Journal publishes John Temple's want ad

    Photo by J. KnightJohn Temple at the February news conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News.​ This past Friday, the Wall Street Journal gave readers a look at "Confessions of an Organization Man," an op-ed penned by John Temple, former editor, publisher and presi ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Read all about it

    ​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 >>

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    July 16, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 16 edition

    Photo by Lori Midson"Are you sure we're empowering ourselves by doing this?" This shortcut is a stripped-down version. Today in Cafe Society: • Jonesy's EatBar staff bears their cleavage for a good cause. • Tonight: Twenty bucks, twenty wines at the Table Mountain Inn. • Mulberries to pack u ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 1 edition

    Photo by Kiernan MaletskyYou'll love these Meeses to pieces. Hotter than July? Or exactly as hot as July? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Meese at Twist & Shout. • DJ Vajra announces new project, offers free mix for download. • Flier of the Week: Get Down at Beta Friday, July ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    John Temple: We didn't wish death upon Dean Singleton

    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 >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Liberal bias doesn't explain Rocky Mountain News' death, columnist says

    Jeff Jacoby. It's fashionable these days for conservatives to suggest that the troubles currently afflicting daily newspapers can be traced to the persistent left-wing slant of most pubs in this category -- an ideologically driven argument that Boston Globe columnist dismantles in a piece headlined ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Plat du Jour

    Let Marty Meitus bring out the cook in you.

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    March 18, 2009

    Q&A with Steve Foster, managing editor of In Denver Times

    As noted in Tuesday's blog "Highlights from the In Denver Times Launch Announcement Press Conference," Steve Foster is among the driving forces behind the project, which will debut in May with a thirty-person staff culled from the Rocky Mountain News if 50,000 subscribers agree to pay around $60 per ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Loss of Rocky Mountain News doesn't add up to big subscription savings -- but I'm not complaining

    Although the closing of the Rocky Mountain News was an unfortunate development for the city in general, at least its disappearance seemed sure to save a double subscriber like me some big bucks. But no: Yesterday, I received a card in the mail that read as follows: Notice of change in subscription ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Friday's Rocky Mountain News will be the last

    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, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Country Fun

    Have a bucking good time at this charity event.

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    January 8, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency's deadline day could get bloody

    A week from tomorrow, January 16, is the day by which MediaNews Group chieftain Dean Singleton and execs at the Denver Newspaper Agency say they need to secure $18 million in labor savings prior to renegotiating $130 million in debt. "If that fails," says a letter penned by DNA senior human resource ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 5 edition

    Today in Cafe Society: • Twelverestaurant introduces its third menu. • Spice Boys to close shop, go all online. • A Milking It review of Blueberry Monster Crunch. Today in Backbeat Online: • A fresh start for Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout. Today in The Latest Word: • The Rocky Mountain Ne ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    The Rocky Mountain News's John Ensslin on

    Veteran Rocky Mountain News staffer John Ensslin (pictured) isn't one of those reporters who files his stories and then forgets about journalism until he's back on the clock the next day. As president of the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the program director for the ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 9 edition

    May we escort you to some blogs? Today in Cafe Society: • A slice from Mermaids Bakery and Pie House. • Now open: Mangia Bevi at Palazzo Verdi. • Mark Tarbell dubs his new restaurant Mark & Isabella. • Tyler Nemkov on what burned his toast. • The Cody Inn's new ownership. • Beer and Che ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Wake-Up Call: A pressing engagement

    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-uppi ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cheers! We're not number three in binge-drinking

    The report in today's Rocky Mountain News was a real eye-opener (and we're not talking a Bloody Mary): According to Bill Scanlan's "State fades a little in health stats," Colorado fell from the 16th to the 19th healthiest state in the latest report from America's Health Rankings, largely b ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 4 edition

    Nothing to do? Allow us to help you fill your time. Today in Cafe Society: • A brief (100 year) history of Sixth Avenue -- including a stop at Little India (pictured). • Oodles of noodles are coming to town. • Cheer! We're not number three in binge-drinking. • Prices, not expectations, are ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News' 150th anniversary project gets off to a stumbling start

    Rocky Mountain News founder William N. Byers. When I first read in Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple's October 25 column about the paper's plan to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a 150-day series spotlighting significant front-page stories published during its history ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    The Democratic National Convention: Caveat Renter

    There are rumors circulating around Denver that you can make money renting out your home during the week of the Democratic National Convention in August. Serious money. And serious rumors, considering that Bill Clarke of the Rocky Mountain News had a piece about exactly that on June 22. As evidence ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007
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    March 21, 2007

    Old News

    Execs at E.W. Scripps want to shrink the newsroom at the Rocky Mountain News, the firm's flagship paper -- and they've taken a major step toward doing so. Today, staffers at the tab received an e-mail from editor/publisher/president John Temple (pictured) announcing a "voluntary separation plan" tha ... More >>

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    August 15, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 15, 2002

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    August 1, 2002

    Inside the Temple

    The Rocky's leader believes his paper is a survivor.

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    April 25, 2002

    Off Limits

    Whither Whizzer

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    March 28, 2002

    Journey's End

    The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.

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    January 25, 2001

    The Name Game

    The "Denver" is gone from the Rocky Mountain News. What's next?

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