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Bill Ritter Retires: Colorado Governor Won't Seek Reelection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post reports that Governor Ritter briefed his cabinet Wednesday morning in preparation for his 11:00 AM announcement about his fut...

Colorado Solar Plant To Bring 300 Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Germany-based solar company plans to open its first North American manufacturing site in Denver. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor J...

Hickenlooper: "I Want To Be The Next Governor Of Colorado"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"My Name is John Hickenlooper and I want to be the next Governor of Colorado." With that sentence, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper became the likely D...

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...


AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says 322 city workers have opted to accept incentives to retire, which should save the city an estimated...

USOC says no Denver Winter Olympics bid for 2018

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Chicago's loss will not be Denver's gain -- at least in 2018, local leaders say. ...

Frontier Airlines Bankruptcy Ends As Airline Emerges A Part Of Republic Holdings

JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: In an interview with Westword's Michael Roberts, Frontier Spokesman Steve Snyder reassures Denverites that Frontier isn't going anywhere: "...

Hickenlooper Budget Cuts Run Into City Council Opposition

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver City Council members expressed concern Wednesday over Mayor John Hickenlooper's plan to transfer management of four city recreation centers to ...

Lessons From Federico Peña

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

I am running against another old friend and ally of Mayor Peña's for the State Senate. I do not know whether Federico will endorse or stay neutral in this race. Whatever he chooses to do will not diminish my respect for him.

Denver Library Closing: Tempers Fly At Local Town Hall

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Byers branch library over the weekend to vocalize their opposition to a proposed budget-cutting plan that would ...

Denver Budget Cut Backlash: Opposition Organizes To Oppose Library Closing

The Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

Mayor John Hickenlooper's proposed 2010 budget might call for the closure of the Byers branch library, but the library's customers and one fired up co...

Denver Cops Reach Deal With City To Cut Pay, Prevent Layoffs

9News | Anastasiya Bolton and Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The union representing the Denver Police Department reached an agreement with the city on Monday, which, if ratified by the union, will mean ...

Imagine a Great Beer City

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gregory Daurer

It's unlikely that any other American city has ever gone as far out of its way to position itself as The Great Beer City in quite the way that Denver is going about it through this next week.

Denver Public Schools: Only 9 Out Of 140 Schools Rank High

The Denver Post | Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Only nine of 140 schools received the top ranking in Denver Public Schools' districtwide annual performance assessment. DPS on Thursday released the ...

Bennet's Staff Left In The Dark On Terror Investigation

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — Federal agents on Wednesday searched the home of a suburban Denver man identified by law enforcement as having a possible link t...

Where's Our City and State Government?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

Republic Airways is threatening to take jobs out of the city unless it gets new tax breaks. In response, Denver leaders like Mayor Hickenlooper have agreed to quickly put together a package of such favors.

Hickenlooper Cuts $160 Million From Libraries, Cops, Other City Services

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

To close a $160 million budget gap, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper plans to slash library hours, privatize four recreation centers, use $40 million in...

Roxane White is Hickenlooper's new chief of staff

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roxane White knows a little something about the power of prayer, having graduated with a degree in religious studies from Lewis & Clark Col...

Wake-Up Call: Paint the town read

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read," Scout, the young tomboy narrator, confides in To Kill a Mockingbird. "One does not ...

Denver cops on the chopping block?

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman says he is scheduled to meet with Mayor John Hickenlooper on Wednesday to talk about ways to save the city money and...

Denver Police Reject Delays In Pay Increases

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denver police have rejected delays in scheduled pay increases, raising the possibility of layoffs in face of the city's budget problems. Lt. Vi...

George Hickenlooper: Miniseries Follows Denver Mayor Through Convention Craziness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper briefly found himself in the spotlight last summer, when thousands of people descended on his city for the Democratic N...

Denver Mayor: "This Is A Sad Moment In The History Of Denver And Colorado"

AP | ALYSIA PATTERSON and CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DENVER — Citizens, politicians and competitors raised a tribute Thursday to Colorado's oldest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, which is publi...