Russell Scott

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Beck, Conor Oberst and more Denver concerts on sale this weekend

    It's been a hell of long time since Beck played these parts. Now touring in support of his new album, Morning Phase, which he's called a companion piece to 2002's Sea Change, Beck headlines Red Rocks on Friday, August 15. General admission and reserved tickets ($49.95-$57.50) go on sale on Friday, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Video: The Reformers takes on controversial Douglas County School Board

    Colorado documentary-maker Brian Malone has taken on some big topics over the years, including the media in Breaking News and environmental dangers via Intelligent Life -- not to mention the late, great Blinky the Clown. But his latest project -- The Reformers, launching tonight in Parker -- is amon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Ella Moon, R.I.P.: Moon Farm matriarch was a true Colorado original

    Ella Moon, who died on Sunday, may not have been famous in the conventional sense. But generations of people share fond memories of this astonishing woman, whose namesake home -- Moon Farm, located in the Western Slope community of Fruita -- was a popular day camp for more than thirty years, and con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Blinky the Clown made history...does he belong in History Colorado?

    Blinky the Clown was an icon for generations of Colorado kids who grew up watching his Blinky's Fun Club on local television. Blinky -- aka Russell Scott -- passed away on August 27 at the age of 91, and now his friends and family members -- including daughter Linda and son-in-law Steve Ballas, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Reader: Blinky is one of those childhood memories that sticks out

    Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, was laid to rest yesterday, with a memory-filled ceremony. "He always said he couldn't wait to see who was going to be at his funeral," Shannon Schrum told Michael Roberts. "And one of the requests he had is that everybody wear a red clown nose." And so they had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Blinky the Clown's funeral: A red nose for everyone

    Last week marked the passing of Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, a Denver TV icon who died at age 91. His funeral is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. today and it's open to the public; get details below. And at his request, everyone who attends will be given a red clown nose to wear during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Reader: With Blinky's death, a part of Denver's history passed

    The sad news came down this week: Blinky is gone. Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, spent more than three decades on Denver TV, where he hosted Blinky's Fun Club, a Channel 2 kiddie program, for 33 years -- until the plug was pulled in 1998. Blinky died Monday at the age of 91, but left behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    R.I.P. Blinky the Clown: Remembering Russell Scott in photos and videos

    Clowns, as we all know, are terrifying. But somehow, at least two generations of Colorado kids managed to suspend their fear (for the most part, anyhow) when it came to Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, who spent more than three consecutive decades on Denver TV. He died yesterday at age 91, but h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Five Colorado pop-up shops we'd like to see

    Vintage Renewal​We love pop-up shops. Just as we love this weekend's Vintage Renewal Pop Up Eco-Boutique, which opens tonight at Hinterland, we're also nuts about such past and coming temporary outlets as Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast, Yespleasemore and I ♥ Denver, and next weekend's Denver Handm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Happy Birfday Blinky!

    Happy Birfday Blinky. Denver's TV clown turned antiques store owner turned one-man nostalgia machine for anyone who grew up in the Mile High City in the 1960s, 70s and 80s celebrated his 88th birfday on June 30 with a meal at White Fence Farm in Lakewood. The staff there knew who he was and sang H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Through the years with Blinky the Clown

    Last November, Russell Scott, known to generations of Denverites as Blinky the Clown, closed his antique store on Broadway, triggering a wave of nostalgia and oodles of media coverage that seemed to fade after the last item was auctioned. But Blinky lovers remain faithful, as this newly posted tribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    What kind of stuff can you buy at Blinky the Clown's store auction? Take a look

    Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, in his namesake store. Today's Denver Post features a story about the impending closure of Blinky's Antiques, the Broadway store owned and run by Russell Scott, known to multiple generations of Denver children as Channel 2 kiddie personality Blinky the Clown. P ... More >>

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Give our regards to Broadway

    Colfax gets all the attention. But Broadway ties this town together.

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Off Limits

    The tears of a clown

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 20, 2004

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Tears of a Clown

    The ups and downs of being Blinky

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Off Limits

    This place is a zoo!

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Sad But True

    And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)