Last week, a bill intended to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of approved conditions for treatment by medical marijuana failed in the Colorado legislature-- a decision one advocate called "shameful." Roger Martin agrees. He's the executive director of Operation Grow4Vets, a new proje ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's post about the Ballpark Neighborhood Association's opposition to a day center for the homeless triggered literally hundreds of comments, with readers on every conceivable side of the issue sharing their views with passion. Here's an example.
For at least four years, local marijuana activists have fought to have post-traumatic stress disorder added to the list of conditions that can be legally treated with medical marijuana in Colorado -- and each time, they've failed. Now, however, advocates are hoping legislation scheduled to be heard ... More >>
Go Green Warehouse works with two different missions in mind: to help the environment by providing upcycled and reusable building materials and appliances for home improvement projects, while raising funds to aid veterans in making a positive impact in their own communities. "To explain it quickly ... More >>
In 2010, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente petitioned the Colorado Department of Public Health to add post-traumatic-stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. This effort not only failed, but it led to a public-relations disaster over untruths spoken by its ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Monday, November 14, was 2011 Military Appreciation Monday at hundreds of Golden Corral restaurants across the country, where free "thank you" dinners were served from 5 to 9 p.m to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military -- no ID required. But there was no Military Appreciation Mond ... More >>
Mark MangerA delegation from Bent County and Governor John Hickenlooper's office went to Washington this week in an effort to interest the federal government in "repurposing" the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a remote and troubled state prison on the eastern plains that's scheduled to clos ... More >>
Mark MangerAmong the painful budget cuts proposed by Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday, one long-overdue move should earn points from prison reformers as well as bean counters -- shutting down the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a geriatric hoosegow on the eastern plains that was suppose ... More >>
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
Wanda James.Last month in this space, dispensary owner and veteran Wanda James shared her excitement about the decision by the Veterans Health Administration to allow vets to use medical marijuana. But "excitement" isn't a word that leaps to mind after reading the VHA's directive on this poli ... More >>
Wanda James.Why has dispensary owner Wanda James so actively promoted medical marijuana use for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder? One reason: She and husband/partner Scott Durrah both served in the military. So she's thrilled that the Veterans Administration is loosening rules con ... More >>
Quad rugby. On Sunday, hundreds of military veterans in wheelchairs will gather in Civic Center Park to kick off the 30th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are being hosted for the first time in Denver. Events include wheelchair basketball, weightlifting, trap shooting and quad ... More >>
Drew Milburn.The prospect of an initiative that could ban dispensaries in Colorado Springs frustrates We Grow Colorado's Drew Milburn. After all, he views his business as a public service -- one that can benefit fellow military veterans like him. He's especially eager to reach those who suff ... More >>
Courtesy of US Defense Dept.Approved PTSD simulator treatment.Colorado Springs dispensary owner Drew Milburn, a veteran, doesn't like the state health department's opposition to using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder -- and he's not alone. Team 420 has scheduled a pr ... More >>
One of the best moves of the year -- both literally and figuratively -- was the city's last-second save of the Denver Civic Theatre for Su Teatro, which just opened its first production in the heart of Denver's historic Santa Fe Drive area. Su Teatro was already in the process of creating a ... More >>
"Who isn't mad at me these days?"In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's health-care vote in the U.S. House, Republican Party types have deemed a number of representatives nationwide as being ultra-vulnerable, with Betsy Markey's name coming up as often as anyone's. One reason: Markey voted ... More >>
Got your three grand right here.The GI Bill is our nation's way of thanking veterans for their sacrifices -- and those sacrifices continue. Specifically, some of the education benefits intended to help vets attend college haven't shown up yet -- and, in case you haven't noticed, school's been ... More >>
Friday, July 31st at 9 a.m.--that's the opening that Snooze owner Jon Schlegel is promising for the second location of his two-unit breakfast empire. "I don't know if you've peeked inside," Schlegel said to me this morning (I have), "but it's so close." And man, it better be. Because ... More >>
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates — and trouble.
Radio has been pronounced in near-death condition more times than Augusto Pinochet -- and radio news seems to be in the worst shape of all. Among all the stations in Denver, only KOA still maintains a sizable news staff, and when big stories hit, even that outlet is stretched thin. Hence the reports ... More >>
Friday, August 25, City Lights Pavilion, 303-830-8497.
Muenzinger Auditorium on CUís Boulder campus
VFW John S. Stewart Post No. 1
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
Employees at the Denver VA say they're being harassed by their own police.
THEY'VE SURRENDERED THEIR OLD HOME, BUT MEMBERS OF VFW POST #1 STILL HAVE PLENTY OF FIGHT LEFT IN THEM.