A long-festering conflict between southeast Colorado ranchers and the Pentagon slipped into a wary truce Monday, when a senior Army official announced a strategic retreat from plans to expand the 367-square-mile Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The move, coming after months of unofficial hints and assura ... More >>
The long-simmering battle over the future of a major hunk of southeastern Colorado may have taken a giant step toward resolution in Pueblo yesterday. A senior Army official assured ranchers that the Pentagon has no plans to expand the sprawling, 367-square-mile Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site -- and migh ... More >>
As the Pentagon contemplates different ways to achieve reductions in force in the ramp-down from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, business leaders in Colorado Springs are pushing for a plan that would actually bring more troops to Fort Carson -- while ranchers battling expansion of a maneuver site in s ... More >>
Earlier, we reported about Representative Mike Coffman's excuse for a comment he made suggesting that Barack Obama may not have been born in the U.S.: "I misspoke." By making this claim, Coffman is in good company: It's become a favorite of politicians who say something dumb or inaccurate but want t ... More >>
Posts like our collection of the top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines celebrate life in our fair state. But what about the opposite side of that coin? Turns out the last breath of many memorable folks was of our thin air. We've assembled a roster of the ten most notable passin ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Lately, ranchers and community leaders in southeastern Colorado are feeling a bit like the battle-weary Michael Corleone of The Godfather Part III. Every time you think you're out, they pull you back in -- "they" being the Pentagon planners seeking more intense use of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, ... More >>
Devil's Plaything is equal parts technological thriller and science fiction, but it's also a very human drama about a man's relationship with his grandmother and her past. Author Matt Richtel will be on hand at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue at 7:30 p.m. tonight to read from the book and an ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
Victoria HansenA younger me with my would-be recruiter, Sgt. Tim Pickel.It's been five years since an investigative report that I wrote for my high school newspaper sent shock waves all the way to the Pentagon. For me, the bomb rush of media and interviews feels like a lifetime ago -- and gen ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, debuts Monday, June 29, on HBO -- and judging by its trailer, Colorado's own Ward Churchill is a significant player in the documentary. The ... More >>
The Post's 9/11 front page. Seven years after the terrible events of September 11, 2001, there's not a lot fresh to report or write on the topic, especially for journalists in cities like Denver. And yet memories of the incidents are still too prevalent for regional print and broadcast outlets to ... More >>
A new theater production sings and dances through the Iraq War.
Channel 12 personality Aaron Harber may be many things, but he's not Barbara Walters -- so landing a one-on-one with General David Petraeus the very week the military man made his long-awaited report to Congress about the American adventure in Iraq was quite a coup. The interview, first reported in ... More >>
On the very day that General David Petraeus, the U.S. military's main man in Iraq, is appearing before Congress to share his thoughts about the embattled country in the wake of a troop "surge" that went into effect earlier this year, KBDI/Channel 12 host Aaron Harber received confirmation that he'll ... More >>
An uncensored portrait of grieving Iraqis reveals a thirst for vengeance.
The current Message column concerns Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spinoff of Media Matters, a Washington, D.C., organization devoted to counteracting, contradicting and correcting what the folks there consider to be "conservative misinformation in the U.S. media." Media Matters pres ... More >>
The epic poem Beowulf gets the Monty Python treatment.
The announcement that the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will soon be moving most of its personnel out of its not-so-secret headquarters inside Cheyenne Mountain stirred some distant memories of my wayward youth covering the national security beat. Two details stand ... More >>
You may not want to see United 93, but you should.
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
Muenzinger Auditorium on CUís Boulder campus
From the week of August 18, 2005
Kingdom of Heaven is bloody good holy Hollywood fare.
Comédies à la Française
The Army's Special Forces game moves in for the kill.
The Thong Show
Taking a Leak
The Battle of Algiers
Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
From the week of July 24, 2003
Maher keeps on joking
Bring me men! Okay, and some women, too.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
What does old-fashioned patriotic music mean in a newfangled war?
Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?
When sports celebs head to the penalty box, their endorsements may be yanked, too.
The men behind a new electro label aren't all that interested in dancing.
Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight when Mars Attacks!, and it's good, gory fun.
MILITARY WOMEN UPSET ABOUT INEQUITIES GET A VOICE--AND LEGAL HELP--FROM CIVILIANS.