Best TV Weathercaster 2008 | Ashton AltieriChannel 9 | Best of Denver® | Best Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Music and Stores in Denver | Westword
Talk about a fresh face. Ashton Altieri looks so young he could pass for an ambitious high-schooler who somehow managed to talk his way onto the set. But with his tender years comes an energy and enthusiasm that's lacking in most of his prognosticating peers — and Altieri has an edgy sense of humor that makes his presentations worth watching even if the forecast is for clear skies and moderate temperatures instead of a city-paralyzing blizzard.

Best Use of Metaphors by a Denver City Council Member

Chris Nevitt

Whether he's calling a particular issue "icing on the pound cake" for voters or noting how a proposal puts him on the "horns of a dilemma," District 7 Councilman Chris Nevitt always has a creative — if occasionally confusing — way of putting things. Last year, for example, he predicted that the controversy over proposed new power towers in Ruby Hill Park would be difficult to resolve because "a lot of bad blood has already gone under the bridge," and later pronounced that those towers "have been a crown of thorns on top of the heads of the neighborhood's residents." In image-conscious Denver, energetic freshman Nevitt wins the war of the words.
Just in time for the premiere of Douglas Bruce, legislator, Colorado Open House debuted with the start of the session this January, giving reality-TV lovers the chance to watch their favorite members of the Colorado House of Representatives live on the Internet and on Comcast cable channel 165. Next year, there are plans to televise the Senate and possibly committee meetings as well. You won't want to miss a single episode!

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