Last year, the competition was steep for hefty sales-tax rebates through the statewide Regional Tourism Act. Six municipalities were vying for the incentives, and the Colorado Economic Development Commission could only pick two. It wound up choosing projects proposed by Pueblo and Aurora, whose plan ... More >>
Motovo, the same website that said Denver was the tenth nerdiest city in America, recently declared Colorado Springs to be the second-worst-dressed city, behind only...well, the complete list is below. Really, Motovo? We think you're being unfair to our brothers and sisters to the south -- and to p ... More >>
For years, media observers have speculated that Dean Singleton would someday purchase the Colorado Springs Gazette with the idea of synergizing with his other Front Range newspapers, most prominently the Denver Post. But that day isn't today. With Singleton taking a backseat to John Paton in Digital ... More >>
Whenever an athlete is as successful, and as charming, as Centennial's Missy Franklin has been, politicians will attempt to latch on. Witness Mitt Romney name-checking her at a Jefferson County Fairgrounds appearance yesterday. Another example? A call by Senator Marco Rubio (often mentioned as a pos ... More >>
Sorry, Missy Franklin, but unless Senator Marco Rubio's bill to exempt medal-winning Olympians from paying taxes passes, you're going to owe Uncle Sam another $8,000-plus. That's because Franklin just won a gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke, setting a world record in the process.
There's always 2026? In a disappointing development for folks who have been pushing Denver to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, news broke this week that the United States Olympics Committee is not going to pursue 2022, which means Denver is out of the running for that year.
Bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Denver has the potential to bring people together in a way that nothing else can, Governor John Hickenlooper said today, expressing serious interest in a possible bid. The governor chatted with Westword this morning about what the Olympics could mean for Colora ... More >>
Should Denver make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics? Yesterday, a panel of local experts and planners tasked with exploring the possibility yesterday gave state and city officials an overwhelming "yes" recommendation. And fortunately, a majority of folks across the state don't know about 1976. Do ... More >>
Emad Hussain.President Barack Obama announced last Friday that the vast majority of U.S. troops -- about 39,000 of them -- would be out of Iraq by December 31. But not everyone is happy about the imminent end of the ten-year-involvement, including Emad Hussain, a former member of the Iraqi Ol ... More >>
Glenn Morris.The 1936 Olympic games in Berlin actually turned out to be Jesse Owens' Olympics, thank you, but the Führer oversaw the opening ceremonies, held 75 years ago today. And Colorado's ranch-born Glenn "The Simla Sensation" Morris won the decathlon that year and turned down $500,00 ... More >>
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell works in silver, but his future looks golden.
After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.
From the week of September 30, 2004
Kevin Fletcher aims for the NBA --from Europe.
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
A Colorado dark horse boosts America's marathon hopes.
The Iron Sheik is not for the weak.
Miracle scores with an emotional retelling of an Olympic triumph.
After a bullet wound and a year's delay, boxer Rashiem Jefferson is back.
Taking it to the mats
March 13, 2003
Andy Pruitt's drive has pushed sports medicine into high gear.
The Greco-Roman wrestling gold may be in this heavyweight's grasp. But it's not a lock.
Holy smokes! Only those with burning ambition will survive the 2002 Year in Review quiz.
Billiards promoters shoot to move the game from the barroom to the family room.
The USOC lost track of Jerome Biffle, but East High will always remember him.
Forget the gold. Olympians can be swimming in a million bucks.
July 23 - 29, 1998
Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether the state's $5 billion worth of tax-exempt properties are all charity cases.
A SPARKLING STANDLEY LAKE--AND A BOATLOAD OF PROTESTORS--GREET OLYMPIC FESTIVAL ATHLETES.
TEENAGE BOXER SHANE SWARTZ REACHES FOR THE OLYMPIC RING--AND HIS FATHER'S DREAM.THE CHAMP BLUE-COLLAR BRAWLER SHANE SWARTZ FIGHTS FOR GOD, FAMILY AND THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK.