Joe Garcia, Colorado's coolest lieutenant governor, won't be going to Washington, D.C. -- not now, at least, and not as the head of the Department of Labor. Yesterday, the White House announced that Tom Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, will take that post. Like Garcia, ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election are due on May 3, 2011. With less than a week left to vote and nine candidates running for Denver mayor, voters will need to keep a "cheat sheet" handy. My Speed Candidating profiles cut through the political song-and-dance to find the mayoral ... More >>
When John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, then Governor Roy Romer ordered that all the flags in Colorado be lowered to half-staff in his honor. So it only makes sense that the singer (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) has been chosen to be the first person inducted into Colorado's Musi ... More >>
Hickenlooper.The most moving sight in a day filled with eye-popping activities surrounding the inauguration of John Hickenlooper: the lineup of former governors -- Dick Lamm, Roy Romer, Bill Owens, Bill Ritter (and on video, John Vanderhoof) -- on the stage of the Fillmore Auditorium. The od ... More >>
Governor Bill RitterIn their last days in office, some governors have been known to make bold moves in the criminal justice arena, denouncing ruinous policies and commuting long sentences as a way of highlighting unfair biases in the system. As demonstrated by the modest set of pardons he d ... More >>
...If he picks up a cabinet job as well as the lite-gov post.
Dean Singleton. An October 3 Denver Post editorial headlined "11th Hour Deal Puts Colorado First" praises a coalition of business and labor leaders for reaching a bizarre agreement to pull four initiatives -- Amendments 53, 55, 56 and 57 -- from the November ballot. But there's no shortage of vitr ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Age before duty
Denver's fathers reconnect with their families and themselves.
A Moveable Feast
May 15, 2003
The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.
Colorado's once and future governor wins points with bullets, not ballots.
What's my line?
During its first week on the air, Channel 31's news demonstrates a little substance and a lot of style.
And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)
Think the Broncos want the kind of lease that made the Rockies rich? You're in the ballpark.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
Armed with deep pockets, Terry Walker mounts a bid for governor.
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.
A secret memo reveals a new compromise on the controversial Animas-La Plata Water Project.
A new proposal could leave Animas-La Plata proponents high and dry.
Opponents of the Animas-La Plata project say Durango's ex-mayor got down and dirty.
The candidates in the Denver's DA's race refuse to come to order.
A lobbyist targets his wife's Capitol Hill office for a funding request.
FOR YEARS THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE TAYLOR RANCH PITTED THE LOCALS AGAINST A WEALTHY OUTSIDER. NOW THEY'RE FIGHTING THE STATE--AND EACH OTHER.THIS LAND IS MY LAND FOR SALE: 77,000 ACRES. COLORFUL HISTORY. EASY ACCESS TO LOCAL RANGE WAR. INQUIRE WITHIN.
Despite government aid, a Weld County company goes to bankruptcy court.