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Nixon resigned, Ford pardoned for ‘good of the nation’

Nixon resigned, Ford pardoned for ‘good of the nation’

When Richard Nixon became the first and only U.S. president to resign just over 40 years ago, he claimed he was doing so for the same reason his successor Gerald…

Colorado Rockies blow; owner Dick Monfort blows even harder

Colorado Rockies blow; owner Dick Monfort blows even harder

Too late, Dick Monfort, to put the genie back in the bottle. You can apologize and dissemble all you want, but now we know how you really feel. If fans…

State needs to take serious steps to mitigate the ‘Idiot Factor’ on I-70

State needs to take serious steps to mitigate the ‘Idiot Factor’ on I-70

Interstate 70 between Denver and Vail has become virtually unusable during the winter months if there’s even the slightest precipitation on the road – and it’s no longer just a…

Turns out Peyton Manning can play in the cold and wind and that he will be back next season

Turns out Peyton Manning can play in the cold and wind and that he will be back next season

Peyton Manning has pretty much made me look like a sports-prognosticating idiot this season, and I have to say, I couldn’t be happier. All the way back in November, when…

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

A great experiment is under way in the American Midwest. It didn’t happen by design – in fact, much of what’s happened in Detroit is due to a lack of…

Why weather-wimp Peyton Manning won’t hoist Lombardi Trophy this season

Why weather-wimp Peyton Manning won’t hoist Lombardi Trophy this season

After Sunday’s gut-wrenching loss to the injury-riddled New England Patriots and facing a huge game Sunday at Kansas City, Denver Broncos’ fans should probably dial back their expectations of Peyton…

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

I was mischievously tempted to reveal the strategy of planned obsolescence to my two-year-old as he stared up at me with sad, confused eyes, wondering why daddy couldn’t fix his…

‘Frustrated’ Irsay is right, Manning does need at least one more Super Bowl ring

‘Frustrated’ Irsay is right, Manning does need at least one more Super Bowl ring

So Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay is “frustrated” he only won one Super Bowl during the 14-year Peyton Manning era? I think he has every right to be, and I…

Skiing versus football: Manning makes it a tough call

Skiing versus football: Manning makes it a tough call

Sunday for me represented one of those tough choices Coloradans face every year right around this time: go skiing or watch the Denver Broncos. In this case, it wasn’t too…

‘Never-ending oil shale science project’ may finally be ending

‘Never-ending oil shale science project’ may finally be ending

One of the strongest arguments I’ve heard against continuing to pursue commercial oil shale production on Colorado’s Western Slope has always been the expense. In an ever-warming world, billions pumped…