The last time the House judiciary committee considered HB 1284, which would regulate medical marijuana from seed to sale in this state, the March 4 hearing went on for ten hours, and over 800 people signed up to testify. Today, when the committee again takes up HB 1284, there will be no pub ... More >>
Paul Weissman has the best resume of anyone at the State Capitol: He's a manager at the Blue Parrot Restaurant, the Italian joint in Louisville where he also bartends. And this isn't just any Italian joint: The Blue Parrot has been open since 1919, and is owned by the Colacci family -- memb ... More >>
Senator Chris RomerThe great Colorado debate over medical marijuana finally reached the gold dome of the State Capitol on Wednesday when Democratic Senator Chris Romer introduced the first of two proposed bills dealing with the issue. More than 150 people, including a large number of disable ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter will celebrate Colorado Tourism Day this afternoon at the State Capitol, and there's real reason to celebrate: The embarrassingly awful, Joan Rivers-ish "Let's Talk Colorado" campaign has disappeared almost entirely, with just a few "Let's Talk Colorado with the Locals Wh ... More >>
On Saturday, a group of Tea Party activists gathered at the Colorado State Capitol to celebrate Thanksgiving -- and small government -- by reading the Mayflower Compact. For political theater that laid an egg, it didn't come close to the turkey served by Roy Romer-era Lieutenant Governor Mik ... More >>
State of ColoradoYummy! Happy Birthday Colorado. You are 133, and frankly, you are looking a little worse for wear. But that's okay because we're celebrating you anyway on Colorado Day. Although Colorado officially became a state on August 1, 1876, it technically honors that day on the firs ... More >>
Ballin'.Meat your maker. Today in Cafe Society: • Maggiano's is on a roll with winning meatball, winning two-fer deal. • Milking It: Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! • The Capital Grille kicks off six-week wine tasting event. • Video: Live ramblings from Jason Sheehan at the Denver Press ... More >>
Our recent rash of severe weather included the funnel cloud seen in the video above, which seemed to hover directly over the State Capitol building yesterday. "Too bad it didn't touch down," writes the YouTuber who captured these images. "Could have been a crazy place for a tornado." True -- but ... More >>
Now that we won't be spending the week buying our Birdman hair gel and getting our support-the-Nuggets tats, it's time to get back to reality. And there's plenty of that. Today marks the start of Denver's "Home Renovation Bonanza," a two-week period in which homeowners and licensed contractors ca ... More >>
Before we were panicked about swine flu and twisted by torture-memo leaks, we were terrified by the Devil Horse, Luis Jimenez's killer sculpture that stands guard outside Denver International Airport, its red eyes shooting deadly lasers at unsuspecting passersby. Or are those glowing orbs actually ... More >>
Today's tax-day Tea Party protests are predictably hypocritical: I don't seem to remember any conservative talk-show hosts leading State Capitol rallies when the George Bush administration pushed through the free-spending Troubled Asset Relief Program just a few short months ago. Still, the presen ... More >>
On April 25, InvisibleChildren.com is staging events in 100 cities to bring attention to the abduction and forced recruitment of child soldiers -- an unspeakably cruel practice that's all too common in many parts of the world. In Denver, participants will gather at the main gate of Coors Field pri ... More >>
And we're not talking Jon Caldara.FoxNews contributor Michelle Malkin is now an unlikely resident of Colorado Springs -- not exactly the state's hot spot for barbecue. So where did she get the whole roasted pig (and rolls) that she brought to the State Capitol yesterday for Caldara and company's "no ... More >>
The photos captured by Melanie Asmar for "Colorado Conservatives' Porkiest Anti-Stimulus Protest Ever," a blog about a State Capitol rally yesterday, were plenty weird -- but as a commenter to that post pointed out, they were nowhere as jaw-slackening as the image above, captured by ProgressNow Co ... More >>
Devandra Banhart. The blogsophere never stops, does it? Today in Backbeat Online: • Ten bands we'd watch on TV. • Reviews of new releases by Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Louvin, John Shannon. • See Slipknot free courtesy of FashioNation. • Rowboat, row me to my shore. • The Fray covers... ... More >>
In addition to buying a full-page ad needling President Barack Obama, who's in town today to sign a $787 billion economic-stimulus bill, Colorado Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams is also taking part in a protest at the Colorado State Capitol co-starring a number of big names in local conserv ... More >>
Nate the pig takes a stand at the State Capitol! Or, he searches for food. Either way. (And yes, that's conservative Fox News-er Michelle Malkin in the background, taking a photo with her cell phone.) There were plenty of pork jokes -- and about 300 people -- at today's "Barack Obama: You Don't Kno ... More >>
Don Knox (pictured), the former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post business editor who now runs Circuit Media, isn't happy about how the media is handled at Colorado's State Capitol -- and one area of concern for him is the press room, which is provided at no charge to reporters from credentialed ... More >>
Just received word that Diane Reeves, a Denver native and four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, is slated to open the Colorado Senate's 67th general assembly. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., Reeves, a George Washington High School and University of Colorado alumna, will join Senate president Pe ... More >>
It's the economy, stupid. While chairmen of the Big Three auto-makers jetted by private plane to Washington, D.C., looking for a handout last week, hundreds of out-of-work Coloradans lined up before each prospective employer at job fairs across the state last Thursday. And on Saturday, 40,000 peopl ... More >>
Regas Christou puts a dome on it. If he can get past the liquor license board on December 3, nightclub magnate Regas Christou is hoping City Hall , his new outdoor venue at 1144 Broadway, will serve a more elite, upper-crust crowd than the grind-happy scenesters who frequent his other clubs near ... More >>
While the State Capitol glows, state residents glower over their Xcel bills.
Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.
Throwing a few back for Katrina relief.
The yolk's on us
When it's springtime in the Rockies . . .
Juggling Convention tosses fun around
Shopping around for metro Denver's top ten attractions for tourists -- and locals.
The new Webb Building gets a mixed review.
Reverend David Meek
"Help is on the Way"
Civic Center Park
A look at auto-insurance legislation in Colorado.
The Moonlight Classic