Colorado Springs is trying to clean up its downtown by banning panhandling and soliciting, but there's one problem with that plan: The ordinance would violate the First Amendment -- at least according to the American Civil Liberties Union. And in the first major ruling on that issue, a federal distr ... More >>
In what's called an effort to support the economic vitality of downtown Colorado Springs and stop panhandling, the city passed an ordinance this week that bans solicitation. But the law is so broad that it violates the First Amendment. At least that's the interpretation of the American Civil Liberti ... More >>
"We will rebuild Majestic Drive." These are the words of Terry Rector, a Colorado Springs lawyer who gathered with a number of others who also lived on Majestic (map here), before the area was devastated by the Waldo Canyon fire. Yesterday, photographer Brandon Marshall spent the day in the Spring ... More >>
Isaac Slade sounds at greater ease these days, like he's completely comfortable in his own skin. After spending the better part of his career grappling with the pressures of trying to live up to everyone's expectations, he's reached a point where that's no longer as big a consideration, which ... More >>
Richard Heene.You figured former Fort Collins resident Richard Heene was a little off after that whole Balloon Boy hoax thing that got a little bit of attention a while back, right? But the way he's pimping his latest money-making plan, the Bear Scratch, is so off-the-charts loony that it ma ... More >>
Judge Kerry Hada: What do you think, Angelina?A tall seventeen-year-old boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of deejay earphones around his neck stood facing Judge Kerry Hada in Division 191-J of the Denver County Juvenile Court, a small wood-paneled courtroom that was packed this morni ... More >>
Pat Bowlen.Pat Bowlen is frequently referred to as one of the best owners in professional sports -- at least in these parts. But in a recent item (dubbed "too short for a column:), he's slapped around plenty by someone who's observed the Broncos closely over the years: ESPN's Rick Reilly, a W ... More >>
Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.
Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus.
Charles Burnettís revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due.
Bryan LaRoche just did it.
Mentoring programs complain about the lack of adult males. So one took a chance on Marc Plaskie.
From the week of October 6, 2005
Alex Stone is Denver's best radio reporter, and he's sure to keep improving -- now that he's out of school.
A crackdown on driver's licenses harms the homeless.
In trying to keep the streets safe, Denver almost made a clean sweep of its homeless providers.
Shopping-center execs love getting attention in the media -- as long as they call the shots.
Good question. Try these answers on for size.
How a kid from Boulder became an eyewitness to the passing of an era.
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
With his Colorado Flyers, coach Tony Wells makes tracks.
Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.
Bob Enyart finds his New Zealand accomodations rather confining...
The life gets sucked out of Major Barbara.
The Mission Band uses hard rock to save people living hard lives.
They met because they wanted to fight gangs. Ten years later, Leon Kelly and Lloyd Lewan are a gang of two.
The guiding vision behind Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise.
Vinh Ngoc Le counts his blessings.
The ultra-rich Arlbergers at Winter Park fight a maid over a piddling bonus--and lose.
Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether the state's $5 billion worth of tax-exempt properties are all charity cases.
The long, hard road traveled by the members of Israel Vibration.
The names of the patriots have changed, but not their tune.
The people choosing the next state poet are well-versed in literary tradition. No wonder they overlooked these three poets.
The Speaker's shadow falls on local Republicans.
REPORTERS BETTER WATCH OUT. THEY BETTER NOT POUT. SANTA CLAUS HAS COME TO TOWN.
GREENLAND LIES JUST MINUTES SOUTH OF DENVER, BUT IT'S A MILLION MILES AWAY.EXIT, GREENLAND A TWO-HORSE TOWN IS PUT OUT TO PASTURE.
AFTER YEARS OF SPYING ON OTHERS, DENVER PRIVATE EYE PETE PETERSON FINDS THE SIGHTS SET ON HIM.SNOOP DREAMS PETE PETERSON SAYS HE'S THE PRIVATE EYE TO THE STARS. BUT DOES HE JUST HAVE STARS IN HIS EYES?
NOT WITHOUT "FACILITATORS," WHO ARE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH PLENTY OF TAXPAYER MONEY.