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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Let Marty Meitus bring out the cook in you.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Have a bucking good time at this charity event.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
From the week of August 15, 2002
The Rocky's leader believes his paper is a survivor.
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
The "Denver" is gone from the Rocky Mountain News. What's next?