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Entries by Matt Ferner from 09/2012

Obama Drops By 'The Buff' Restaurant In Boulder, Colorado (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.03.2012 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- President Barack Obama has made an appearance in "The Buff," visiting a restaurant by that name in Colorado. Obama was en route to ...

'Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know' Authors Discuss Risks And Rewards Of Legal Weed

Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

The states of Colorado, Washington and Oregon are all considering marijuana legalization ballot measures this November which, if passed, could effecti...

Marijuana Legalization Ad To Air During Democratic National Convention This Week (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

"It's time for a more sensible approach. It's time to regulate marijuana." That's the message of a new television ad from the Campaign to Regulate ...

Obama Still Leads In Colorado After Republican National Convention, But Romney Showing Gains: PPP

Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

A new poll released Monday from Public Policy Polling gives President Barack Obama a three-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Colora...

Kefelegn Alemu Worku, Ethiopian Immigrant Accused Of Torture, Arrested After Chance Encounter At Aurora Cafe

Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political pri...

Coloradans At DNC: Jared Polis, Ken Salazar, Ryan Case And Maria Ciano Speak During Opening Night (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

The state of Colorado was well represented during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention with speeches from Rep. Jared Polis, Secreta...

9 Most Expensive Ranch-Style Homes In Colorado, According To Realtor.com (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

Bored with historic homes in the city? The Denver suburbs too, well, suburban? Boulder not outdoorsy enough? Then it just might be time to start shopp...

Colorado House District 29 Key Again As Democrats Focus On Regaining The House

Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. In November 2010, political junkies in Colorado anxiously awaited results of the nail-biter race fo...

Douglas County School Board Severs Ties With Teachers Union

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, The Douglas County School Board voted to officially end negotiations with the teachers union over their collective-bargaining agreement ...

Gov. John Hickenlooper's DNC 2012 Speech Focuses On The Importance Of Community (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

Before Bill Clinton stole the show last night at the Democratic National Convention, Gov. John Hickenlooper took the stage and delivered a measured, s...

The Grawlix Debut 'Tommy Who?,' Episode 10 In Monthly Denver Alt-Comedy Show (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

Denver-based filmmakers Adam and Evan Nix (the 'Nix Bros.') have teamed up with The Grawlix, three Denver comedians, to create a monthly alt-comedy sh...

Battle Over Proposed New 'Urban, Upscale' Walmart In Congress Park Heats Up

Posted 09.07.2012 | Denver

To Walmart or not to Walmart? That is the question being debated by residents of the Congress Park neighborhood near 9th and Colorado Blvd., where a n...

Marijuana Usage Down Among Colorado Teens, Up Nationally: Study Shows

Posted 09.07.2012 | Denver

A recent study suggested that teens who routinely smoke marijuana are at risk for a long-term drop in their IQ that marijuana users 18 and older do no...

Denver Broncos Ready For No-Huddle Offense Against Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

Muddle the huddle. Huddle, schmuddle. The gathering of 11 sweaty-smelling Broncos, some of whom will wait until their postgame shower before brushing ...

Mason Tvert Responds To Ex-DEA Pressure On Eric Holder To Oppose Marijuana Legalization Measures

Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

On Friday Reuters reported that nine former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency heads urged Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose marijuana legalization mea...

Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Files Lawsuit Over Council's Deletion Of Voter Guide Text

Posted 09.10.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pot advocacy group supporting Colorado's marijuana legalization measure Amendment 64, has filed a...

Scott Gessler Decides Not To Proceed With Voter Purge After All

Posted 09.10.2012 | Denver

After Colorado's Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler sent out letters questioning the citizenship of nearly 4,000 people, the majority of whom...

Jeremy Foley Pikes Peak Roof Cam Records Fitting Last Words Before Epic Crash: 'Oh Sh*t!' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.10.2012 | Denver

Race car driver Jeremy Foley and his co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov had their frightening crash caught on camera at the 90th anniversary of the Pikes Peak ...

Ward Churchill Loses Appeal To Win Back University Of Colorado Boulder Job

Posted 09.10.2012 | Denver

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision against former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill who had filed an ap...

Colorado Remembers 9/11: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock Host 2012 Event In Denver

Posted 09.11.2012 | Denver

This year's Colorado Remembers ceremony will not only pay tribute to the lives lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks, it will also honor the ...

Daniel Michael Drinan, Man Who Allegedly Masturbated On DIA Flight While Viewing Internet Porn, Is A Former Catholic Priest

Posted 09.11.2012 | Denver

The Nevada man who was arrested over the weekend at Denver International Airport for allegedly viewing Internet pornography and masturbating mid-fligh...

Colorado's Marijuana Legalization Campaign Goes To Court Over Deleted Text In Ballot Book

Posted 09.11.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pot advocacy group behind Colorado's marijuana legalization measure Amendment 64, filed a lawsuit...

Colorado's Air Quality Plan To Clean Up Regional Air Pollution Approved By EPA

Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Breathe deep, Colorado. The Environmental Protection agency has given final approval to a plan that could dramatically reduce air pollution and haze i...

Peyton Manning Shaped Corn Maze Carved Out By Colorado Farm (VIDEO)

Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Yes, it's a big deal that Peyton Manning has thrown 400 touchdowns. And sure, he's won four most valuable player awards and been named to eleven Pro B...

Top 10 Most Expensive Mountain Cabins In Colorado, According To Realtor.com (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Colorado has some of the most stunning mountains in the world and what better way to enjoy those mountains than with a mountain cabin. But, we're not ...