Denver blog posts don't have a hole in the middle. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader who sees a connection between Westword's coverage of two topics: marijuana and doughnuts. Colorado Peak Politics notes that neither the Tea Party nor the establishment domin ... More >>
Last week, we shared news about the U.S. House voting to defund DEA medical marijuana raids in states where the substance is legal. But that doesn't mean the count was unanimous -- even here. Indeed, three of Colorado's seven representatives voted against the defunding amendment, including U.S. sen ... More >>
Elect Denver blog posts! Colorado Peak Politics uses double ballots reportedly sent to a House candidate to revive the voter-fraud argument. Colorado Pols wonders if the government shutdown fiasco has made Scott Tipton vulnerable. Denver Frank: Dad lip-synchs his daughter's tantrum!
Denver blog posts steer clear of disaster. Colorado Pols: The New York Daily News goes after Colorado reps Scott Tipton, Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Doug Lamborn for voting against Hurricane Sandy funds but crowing when they got cash for flood relief. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan on Eagle pr ... More >>
Mike Coffman has been declared the winner in the race for the 6th District, with Joe Miklosi, his Democratic rival (update), waiting until past 1 a.m. to concede; see his statement below. This loss demonstrates once again the power of the incumbency even in the case of what seemed to be a vulnerable ... More >>
I learned the power of search-engine optimization early, when a column I wrote in 1996 about the Bill Clinton strategist who'd just resigned after news broke that he'd sucked the toes of a prostitute included the phrase "toe-sucking Dick Morris" -- with the two words in the middle a particular hit o ... More >>
Denver blog posts love you for your mind. South Stands Denver's Colin D. says Denver's a Tebow town now -- and dealing him is too high a price to pay for Peyton Manning. Occupy Denver's blog says the DPD is protecting, serving and repressing. Colorado Peak Politics: The cavalry comes for Scott Ti ... More >>
John Fox.Denver blog posts tweets #WelcometoColorado. Mile High Report's KaptainKirk links to a CBS Sports post quoting Broncos coach John Fox insisting that Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn are close and hinting that Quinn might return to the team. Really? Colorado Pols notes that independent exp ... More >>
Denver blog posts are what's happening. Colorado Pols sees Scott Tipton as as the state's top Congressional target for national Dems. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons asks: Should the Nuggets try to pick up any of Boston's big three. South Stands Denver's Tori Toney can identify with this Packers fan.
Denver blog posts want to have your baby. On his latest "Stiffs List," Denver Stiffs' Nate includes Arron Afflalo and plenty of others. Ooof. Colorado Pols: Sal Pace's well-funded Scott Tipton challenge. Denver Egotist shares an alleged letter from Sean Connery to Steve Jobs featuring the line, " ... More >>
The Center for Responsive Politics has released a personal finance overview for each member of Congress. We did a little number crunching and found some interesting figures regarding Colorado's congressional members. Collectively, Colorado's nine-person delegation is worth $166,900,678.
Mike Coffman.Let it snow Denver blog posts. Colorado Pols notes that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee lists Mike Coffman (and Scott Tipton) on its "most vulnerable" hit list. Move a few lines and all hell breaks loose. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong looks at his year in review ... More >>
Denver blog posts are still stuffed from Thanksgiving. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on the post-NBA lockout Nuggets. He gives the team a 30 percent chance of re-signing Nenê, a 1 percent shot at landing Wilson Chandler and figures J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin are Denver history. Big Media's Jason ... More >>
Sal Pace.Pueblo Democrat Sal Pace is giving up his post as minority leader of the Colorado House. But he's not resigning as representative for House District 46, and neither is he making a break with politics. Far from it: He plans to run against Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional Distric ... More >>
In the long struggle by southern Colorado residents opposing expansion of the Army's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, one of the most striking aspects of the story has been the broad range of support for that effort, which has united local ranchers, environmentalists, preservationists, business in ... More >>
Scott Tipton.No question, rebranding can be a bitch. Is that Slinky in the CenturyLink commercials really an improvement over the Qwest lightbeam? But nothing quite spells "public relations fiasco" like the U.S. Army's clueless attempt to change the name of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site to " ... More >>
Last month, under pressure from Representative Scott Tipton and ranchers in the Pinon Canyon area, Air Force officials backed off a plan to conduct intensive low-altitude training flights over southeast Colorado. But the recently unveiled boundaries for the low, low flights probably won't cau ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Sidle up to these Denver blog posts. Mile High Report's Colby peruses the first official Denver Broncos depth chart of the season, which places Kyle Orton squarely in the top QB slot over Tim Tebow. Colorado Pols' FrenchFinn on Scott Tipton's town hall. At People's Press Collect ... More >>
You're invited to eyeball these three Denver blog posts. Denver Egotist thinks the top "We Love Colorado" video contest entry is just plain sad -- the kind of sad that won its makers $1,500. Colorado Pols: Scott Tipton is playing a dangerous debt-ceiling promise game. Denver Frank showcas ... More >>
The U.S. Air Force has delayed release of an environmental impact study of its proposal to conduct intensive low-altitude training flights across a wide swath of southern Colorado -- flights as low as 200 feet that had raised concerns among local ranchers and residents seeking the quiet life. ... More >>
Kenneth Faried.Keep those Denver blog posts coming. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein rounds up positive NBA draft grades for the Denver Nuggets, who worked wonders with only a No. 22 pick coming in. Colorado Pols on one of the Koch brothers' special guests this weekend: Texas guv Rick Perry. ... More >>
Scott Tipton.In late May, Representative Scott Tipton apologized to the House Ethics Committee for his daughter Elizabeth's tactic of dropping daddy's name while seeking clients for Broadnet, the family-related telecommunications firm where she works. Although Tipton's staff denied that Eliza ... More >>
These Denver blog posts are here for the linking. Predominantly Orange's Chris Krier thinks the fast-starting Broncos might do better with half a season than a full one. Colorado Pols: Scott Tipton spent more on staff salaries than any other freshman in Congress. Things to Do in Denver Whe ... More >>
Scott Tipton.Shortly after winning praise for getting the ban on the military expansion of Pinon Canyon restored, Representative Scott Tipton faces potential embarrassment over letters sent by his daughter, Elizabeth, in which she dropped daddy's name to seek business for the family-connected ... More >>
Scott Tipton.Under pressure from ranchers to take as strong a stand against Army expansion in southern Colorado as his Democrat predecessor, freshman Republican congressman Scott Tipton managed to get a funding ban reinstated in a bill yesterday, earning him kudos from some of his sharpest cr ... More >>
Scott TiptonRanchers in southeast Colorado battling the Army's grand expansion schemes for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site watched in dismay this week as a congressional subcommittee removed from its budget bill a provision that has kept the military from acquiring additional land for the 367 ... More >>
Over the past fifteen years, the federal government has turned the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, once one of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, into a wildlife refuge, complete with nature trails, lakes for fishing and summer camps. Tomorrow, the Arsenal will open its newes ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
Denver Sugar pic.The Denver blog posts are coming fast and furious. Face the State's Jared Jacang Maher notes that a tax-evasion trial scheduled next week for Brenda Stewart, owner of Denver Players/Sugar and a former escort, has been postponed until November. Still checking receipts? Color ... More >>
Colorado congressional delegation cooperates to contain Washington's hot air. Mark Udall, the Colorado senior senator who has recommended a mixed-party seating arrangement to symbolize unity during President Obama's January 25 State of the Union speech, has an extended game plan for continued ... More >>
John Salazar.A winner wasn't declared in the Michael Bennet-Ken Buck senate race until this morning due to a razor-thin margin of victory for Bennet, who's making his victory announcement at City Park moments from now. In contrast, virtually every major news outlet in the state declared last ... More >>
Tim Tebow.We're serving Denver blog posts today. Bronco Talk's Kris Burke wonders if Tim Tebow could get the Broncos' running game going. At least it'd get him on the field. Does breakfast suck? Not if you're having Count Chocula, which isn't featured in this illustration on Denver Egotist. ... More >>
Which one are you?Americans United for Life wants Colorado voters to know that U.S. Congressman John Salazar "voted for taxpayer-funded abortion in Nancy Pelosi's health-care bill." But the Washington, D.C.-based pro-life group isn't doing a very good job of spreading its message, at least o ... More >>
Pat Waak.Yesterday, state GOP chieftain Dick Wadhams weighed in on the upcoming election, predicting much ugliness for Democrats. Shockingly, head Dem Pat Waak has a very different take. She doesn't foresee the kind of Democratic apocalypse plenty of pundits are predicting.
Dan Maes.Yesterday, GOP guv candidate Dan Maes released documents connected to his firing as a Liberal, Kansas cop in 1985 -- a bizarre assemblage of material unlikely to supercharge his faltering campaign. But Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams isn't worried about other GOP can ... More >>
Dan Maes.Yesterday, Dan Maes spokesman Nate Strauch confirmed that the Maes campaign fell over $400,000 short of its $500,000 fundraising goal on Friday -- and this after he raised just $14,000 during the previous reporting period. It's the latest setback for Maes -- and political consultant ... More >>
Dick Morris.Dick Morris, the former Bill Clinton hire-turned-Hillary Clinton loather, is the featured attraction at an August 17 fundraiser for Scott Tipton, who's running for Congress against incumbent John Salazar. But while Salazar has lately gotten some recent bad press over accusations o ... More >>
J-Muscle, indeed.Is the media beating this whole Jersey Shore thing to death? Definitely. Are we here at Westword going to join in on beatin' up the beat? Damn right. Being the thoughtful and responsible journalists that we are, we decided to use the "Jersey Shore Nickname Generator" to crea ... More >>
Strangely (or maybe not so strangely), the coach hasn't changed much since high school.Here's some local bloggery to peruse. Colin over at South Stands Denver is a little skittish about Josh McDaniels benching o-lineman Ben Hamilton in favor of another former New England Patriot. But if Josh ... More >>
Cockroaches invade Colorado! Tell Tom Tancredo.