Marty Coniglio is a reliable presence on Channel 7's underappreciated evening newscast, and a generally accurate one. Better yet, he seems more interested in offering information about the latest weather conditions than in showing off every technical gizmo in his arsenal.
Most of the new buildings in LoDo are little more than three-dimensional wallpaper that blends into the background. But every once in a while, an inspired designer comes up with an idea that is compatible with Lower Downtown Historic District requirements and also stands on its own as architecture. Such is the case with the Millennium Building, which was built with remarkable speed in a former parking lot. This postmodern edifice, by Denver architects Parkhill-Ivins, shows a real eye to detail; for example, it's faced in brick that has been laid in fancy patterns -- clearly a response to its historic neighbors. Sure, LoDo needs parking -- but it needs good-looking buildings such as this one even more.

Most of the new buildings in LoDo are little more than three-dimensional wallpaper that blends into the background. But every once in a while, an inspired designer comes up with an idea that is compatible with Lower Downtown Historic District requirements and also stands on its own as architecture. Such is the case with the Millennium Building, which was built with remarkable speed in a former parking lot. This postmodern edifice, by Denver architects Parkhill-Ivins, shows a real eye to detail; for example, it's faced in brick that has been laid in fancy patterns -- clearly a response to its historic neighbors. Sure, LoDo needs parking -- but it needs good-looking buildings such as this one even more.

If you've got it, flaunt it.

If you've got it, flaunt it.

Inside a golden atrium of rectangular windows and ornate woodwork, more than 5,000 feet above sea level and 93 steps above the third floor of the State Capitol Building, you'll find the best panoramic views of Denver and beyond -- way beyond. On a clear day, you can see Pikes Peak, Lookout Mountain and practically all the way to Kansas from the Dome. You'll also find tour guide Ted Polito, who dispenses trivia, historical brochures and personal anecdotes five days a week. Ted has Down's syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the state government's most reliable, entertaining employees. He dresses like a cowboy for his job, and when he's not offering up tidbits about Colorado's past, he's practicing to become the future Garth Brooks. High above Denver, surrounded by blue sky and sunlight, he's on top of the world.

Inside a golden atrium of rectangular windows and ornate woodwork, more than 5,000 feet above sea level and 93 steps above the third floor of the State Capitol Building, you'll find the best panoramic views of Denver and beyond -- way beyond. On a clear day, you can see Pikes Peak, Lookout Mountain and practically all the way to Kansas from the Dome. You'll also find tour guide Ted Polito, who dispenses trivia, historical brochures and personal anecdotes five days a week. Ted has Down's syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the state government's most reliable, entertaining employees. He dresses like a cowboy for his job, and when he's not offering up tidbits about Colorado's past, he's practicing to become the future Garth Brooks. High above Denver, surrounded by blue sky and sunlight, he's on top of the world.

Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, who've held down the a.m. slot at the Fox for over ten years, survived a full frontal assault from Howard Stern, who was torn from the market in brusque fashion. Today they remain Denver's favorite rude boys. Or, at this point, rude geezers.
Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, who've held down the a.m. slot at the Fox for over ten years, survived a full frontal assault from Howard Stern, who was torn from the market in brusque fashion. Today they remain Denver's favorite rude boys. Or, at this point, rude geezers.
Former Denver Bronco Mark Schlereth, the man who's had more knee surgeries than any other human, has been filling in semi-regularly for Dave Logan on The Sports Zoo, KOA's afternoon-drive staple, and is proving to be just as reliable off the field as he was on. He's an amusing lug who doesn't mind making fun of himself or others when the occasion warrants. The guy's got a future behind the microphone -- a career that, fortunately, won't do any more damage to his patellas.

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