4

Ten Weeks Out

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The Democratic National Convention convenes in Denver in exactly ten weeks. But right now, it's nail-biting time.

The first hurdle: today's deadline for raising the rest of the $40.6 million that the Denver host committee is required to pour into the pot -- money that's slated to be used for the retrofit of the Pepsi Center, among other things.

Even as officials scrambled for more donations this weekend -- the committee is still reportedly $15 million short -- national reporters were scrambling for more of the story. The Wall Street Journal has a piece on the shortfall this morning, and the walk-through for the media planned for this coming Thursday was cancelled without notice last Friday. -- Patricia Calhoun

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.