Earlier this week, we shared a Washington Post item that found this year's legalization of recreational marijuana sales has not led to more traffic fatalities. But a new report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area suggests that stoned driving remains a big problem that's gett ... More >>
Crashes involving alleged stoned driving continue to get a great deal of attention following this year's start of legal recreational marijuana sales. Note the story of Emily Strock, who reportedly admitted to consuming one bowl of pot and drinking one beer prior to a grisly Colfax and Speer crash bu ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, critics of marijuana legalization have drawn attention to several news stories they see as demonstrating the dangers of more accessible weed. First, the death of a college student and the murder of a mom were linked to marijuana edibles, and now, the local and national media ... More >>
Despite the snow, the holiday and the long lines, 3D Cannabis Center was abuzz with excitement yesterday morning with the start of recreational marijuana sales. Attempting to navigate both the media's hungry demand for more information on this historic event and the public's hungry demand for their ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared a Washington Post-created list of the ten cities hardest hit by the federal shutdown as measured by the percentage of government jobs in the overall workforce -- and taking the top slot in the entire country was Colorado Springs. This ranking garnered some sharp commentary from ... More >>
At 4 p.m. today, the Senate's State Affairs committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 13-1303, a measure intended to make it easier to vote in Colorado. The NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Area Conference has endorsed the proposal even as it decries one particular attempt to rally oppositi ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Lifers Book Club," reports on the Words Beyond Bars Project, a pilot progam at the Limon Correctional Facility that puts high-security prisoners, many of them serving life sentences, in a room with volunteers to discuss great books. It's a modest effort that could trans ... More >>
Now that Amendment 64 is law, the mainstream media is beginning to grapple with the contradictions between the act's language and federal law. The latest solution, as floated by the Washington Post and Rachel Maddow fill-in Ezra Klein? Reschedule marijuana so that it is no longer listed as a Schedul ... 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 >>
On October 1, the Washington Post published a story by reporter Stephanie McCrummen in which she noted that early in his political career, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry hosted lawmakers at a family hunting camp labeled near its entrance as "Niggerhead." Castle Rock attorney Mike Robinson found ... More >>
Airbnb is a site that lets regular folks rent out a room or an entire house to other regular folks. Seems like a great way to earn some money while you're away on vacation anyway, right? But because everyone is a special snowflake, sometimes regular folks are meth addicts who will steal your ... More >>
Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times-bestselling author and host of the Daily Grape video podcast, has real power with wine purchasers. And when he said that the 2007 Guy Drew Vineyards Metate, from a vineyard in Cortez, was "surprisingly good," the viewers that regularly leave 700-plus comments o ... More >>
Big pic below.'Tis the season for Peeps dioramas, and the Washington Post's contest brought in some astonishing entries, led by an amazing recreation of a scene from the movie Up. But this winner wasn't the only diorama that took flight. A previous semi-finalist recreated the October 2009 For ... More >>
MaxDenverWelcome, Denver blog post readers. Mile High Report's The Buffalo Kid asks how fans feel about last year's Tim Tebow pick. Right now, most still like it. Shock of the day from Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: Republicans oppose Rollie Heath's suggestion to raise taxes. The W ... More >>
Mike Kopp.Yesterday's ruling by Virginia judge Henry Hudson voiding the health-care-bill requirement that citizens buy insurance may not mean much long-term according to this Washington Post piece, but it's certainly given opponents of what many conservatives call Obamacare an early Christmas ... More >>
Full board below.Last week, we told you about WhoSaidYouSaid putting up its 100th anti-Barack Obama billboard in cities like Denver, Fort Collins and Grand Junction. But a different board is causing a considerably larger foofaraw in GJ thanks to images of Obama as gay, a terrorist, a gangster ... More >>
A Flickr photoYesterday, Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff touted his upcoming debate in Pueblo, where he was set to face an empty chair subbing for Senator Michael Bennet, who'd passed due to a scheduling conflict. "When you debate an empty chair, you're very likely to win, unless ... More >>
Could Shanny scoop the Seahawks?Allow us to connect you with three Denver blogs. Sayre Bedinger of Mile High Report sparks a lively conversation by way of his link to a Washington Post item speculating that a Brandon Marshall move to Washington could be the Redskins' first post-McNabb-acquis ... More >>
Yeh Ling-Ling thinks Tom Tancredo's on the right track.Tom Tancredo's call for civics literacy tests at the first National Tea Party Convention was described as racist in some quarters, even though he says he got the idea for them from an immigrant, and would like to base the questions on the ... More >>
Brian VicenteBrian Vicente, executive director of Sensible Colorado and co-chair of a new organization called Sensible Patient and Provider Coalition, is understandably pleased by the results of a new ABC/Washington Post poll showing that 81 percent of respondents supported legalizing marijua ... More >>
Karen McHale, in a photo she supplied to the Washington Post.The Denver housing market has been gradually improving of late. But back east, the situation is considerably different, as Karen McHale has learned over the past year. According to the Washington Post, McHale won a $1.2 million hom ... More >>
A couple weeks back, the Washington Post delivered to the nation an obituary for Niwot-based Crocs, outlining the company's demise in a story that's since been reprinted in papers throughout the country. Last year the company lost $185.1 million, slashed roughly 2,000 jobs and scrambled t ... More >>
Weeks before Barack Obama takes on the mantle of the presidency, conservative critics are already in full cry about media coverage they feel is biased in his favor -- and headlines like the one stretched across the top of today's Denver Post bolster their argument. The article itself, by Washington ... More >>
A banner from the Colorado Progressive Coalition's website. Earlier today, the news from the Colorado Progressive Coalition sounded dire. A press release from the nonpartisan group, which had been conducting get-out-the-vote campaigns in Weld County, said that Spanish-speaking voters were "running ... More >>
Cyanide -- it's not just for Nazi leaders anymore. The bizarre death-by-cyanide of Abdirahman Dirie, a Somali native turned Canadian citizen whose body was found in Denver's Burnsley Hotel earlier this month, has been ruled a suicide, and the modest amount of space devoted to the report by the Den ... More >>
According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>
Colorado was all over the April 15 Frontline—not that the show was about Colorful Colorado, but our state had a lot to do with the program itself. Denverite T.R. Reid, who lists among his many credits a stint as the Denver Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, wrote and hosted this program, which ... More >>
The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernstein’s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the President’s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>
Robert Charles Browne inspires a true-crime account.
So I was driving this weekend when Great White popped onto my radio -- specifically its cover of the highly enjoyable Ian Hunter song "Once Bitten Twice Shy," which became the band's only top ten hit in 1989. Given how many times I've heard the tune over the years, I wasn't paying much attention unt ... More >>
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