Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tours and Talks by Phil Goodstein

October 2014 through February 2015

Thursday, October 30: Ghost Walk, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00. A copy of this schedule and information about Goodstein’s books is at /walkingtours.

Friday, October 31: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Wednesday, November 5: Tall Tales of Park Hill, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
This is a free lecture about the history of Park Hill featuring the usual and bizarre happenings in the neighborhood. It gathers at the Park Hill Library at the northeast corner of Montview Boulevard and Dexter Street.

Saturday, November 8: Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond is Phil Goodstein’s latest book. This is a free talk about it at the Broadway Book Mall, the southeast corner of South Broadway and Cedar Avenue. (Cedar is one block north of Alameda Avenue.)

Monday, November 10: Five Points at Tattered Cover, 7:00 pm
The Colfax Tattered Cover, Colfax and Elizabeth Street (across from East High School, two blocks east of York Street), will host a talk and signing of Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond.

Wednesday, November 12: Clements/Benedict Fountain. 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
The Clements District, near 21st Street and Tremont Place, is among the areas featured in Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond. This is a free lecture about it at Ebert School, Park Avenue West and Tremont Place. Enter on the Tremont Place side.

Saturday, December 6: More on Curtis Park, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Find out more about Phil Goodstein’s books and Curtis Park in another free lecture. It is at the Book Bar, a combination wine bar/bookstore, at West 43rd Avenue and Tennyson Street.

Wednesday, January 14: Everything about Denver, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
This is the first of a four-week set of lectures on Denver history. This session specifically focuses on the founding of the community during the Pikes Peak gold rush and the nature of the city’s street system. The cost is $10 per person. It gathers in a private home at 1330 Monroe Street.

Wednesday, January 21: Everything about Denver, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Denver was an instant city in the late 19th century. It was built on mining, railroads, cattle, and tuberculosis. Added will be sensational love scandal stories. The cost is $10 per person. It gathers in a private home at 1330 Monroe Street.

Wednesday, January 28: Everything about Denver, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
In the early 20th century, Denver was the city beautiful. It was also plagued by political scoundrels and the Ku Klux Klan while a militant labor movement influenced the community. The cost is $10 per person. It gathers in a private home at 1330 Monroe Street.

Wednesday, February 4: Everything about Denver, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Since World War II, Denver has repeatedly remade itself. Mayors, newspapers, schemers, and dreamers have been central to its evolution. The cost is $10 per person. It gathers in a private home at 1330 Monroe Street.

Phil Goodstein (303) 333-1095

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Real Halloween Safety Tips

Congratulations to Teri Robnett for a great effort on Halloween safety tips. And extreme kudos for using a video format to do it. Very effective!

Friday, October 24, 2014

DPD Warns of Purse Snatching Perp

Denver, CO – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – The Denver Police Department is warning the community about a male suspect who has approached three women in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in an attempt to steal their purses. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’6”, medium build.      
Details of the three known purse snatching incidents:
· 10/10/2014 @ midnight – 1500 block of Logan
· 10/18/2014 @ 0155 hrs – 300 block of East 16th Avenue
· 10/20/2014 @ 2054 hrs – 1200 block of North Corona
Citizens carrying a purse or backpack should always be aware of their surroundings and try to avoid walking alone in dark areas. If possible, don’t carry a purse, but if necessary, try to hide it under a jacket or wear one that fits across the body. Put belongings in a pocket or carry as minimal as possible to avoid losing valuables.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Driving on methadone

Effects on Driving: The drug manufacturer cautions that methadone may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks, and that the sedative effects of the drug may be enhanced by concurrent use of other CNS depressants, including alcohol. In healthy, non-methadone using volunteers, single doses of methadone will impair driving ability. Numerous European studies of long-term methadone maintenance patients have shown that appropriately administered methadone does not cause significant psychomotor or cognitive impairment when administered regularly and when the subject abstains from all other drugs. However, in the majority of cases, patients did not exhibit stable abstinence from drug use and had an increased occurrence of simultaneous psychiatric/neurotic disorders or personality disturbances which, by themselves, could be a reason to doubt their driving ability. In Germany, the Joint Advisory Council for Traffic Medicine at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing and the Federal Ministry for Health issued the following recommendation: Heroin addicts treated with methadone are generally not fit to drive; however, these patients may be considered fit to drive if they show a period of methadone substitu­tion for more than a year; stable psychosocial integration; no evidence of the consumption of additional psy­chotropic substances; evidence of a subject’s readiness to feel responsible for himself/herself; therapy compliance; and no evidence of serious personality defects.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Notes from the New Drug War by Jessica LeRoux - Oct.21, 2014

Hello Legislative Audit Board Members:

I am writing today to express my deep concern about the MIA status of the promised 2014 follow up Audits of the "F" grade given to Audits of both the MED (DOR) and the CDPHE in 2013. Under the leadership of now disgraced Audit Board president Steve King a vote was taken in 2013 that follow up audits MUST be provided to the legislature with enough time for the 2014 Legislative session to re-act respond and craft policy solutions to unresolved issues from these Audits (a deadline that is sadly 6 months past)… Its no secret I've always considered Steve King to be a moron with a Myopic agenda, and lately it looks like my opinion of his integrity turns out to have been optimistic! Lets hope with some new leadership we can get the audit train back on track and complete the promised audits that fell by the way side in 2014. My concerns center on activities at MED that are patently Illegal mainly the fact that the MED is actively encouraging Licensees who are under "investigation" to sell their licenses rather than face criminal charges, once the license has been sold the MED no longer has jurisdiction (nor obligation) to bring charges against the licensee… Furthermore the MED is accepting a paltry transfer fee of $2000 on each license sold in this manner & the change of name fees when they apply. Lowly though the amount seems in comparison to the crimes in question, it is enough cash under Federal law that it in and of itself constitutes a felonious act of participation in criminal behavior surrounding drug sales… If convicted of this felony MED employees would no longer be eligible to work in the Cannabis Industry (top name on the list of who ought to be ineligible is Lewis Koski) The crimes in question of one forced licensee's (treeline/nedicate/mountain bear) sales concern violations of the volumes submitted to the MED via the MITS system. (we need an audit of the MITS specifically since the MED has claimed ad nauseum that MITS was the only tool law enforcment needed, but many are openly violating & gaming the self reported system and not one lucrative MED funding penalty has been issued basedon MITS data in 2014)... This owner has Seven licenses currently for sale while he is now allowed to operate? I am happy to provide a long litany of violations committed by the owner in question who incidentally was a member (like myself) of the original DOR rules making panel with Matt Cook. WE are certain the litany of complaints has been provided 1st to Laura Harris, and then To Lewis Koski, but even a CORA open records search of these complaints in question comes up empty? Also the MED allowed sale of at least one of the embattled VIP properties in Denver to transfer to a new owner between october 2013 when they were federally raided, and february of 2014 but prior to follow up DEA raids in April of 2014 and the state nor the MED has never pressed charges in the multitude of cases tied to the Uribe/Lazlo Bagi/ DIaz/Furtado clan… Some serious skullduggery is going on at MED & it is my opinion that corruption is much worse than at the time of the 2013 Audit, not better now. Please respond with your timeline for attending to this very important matter, Also do not let my focus on the MED with today's email lessen the concern or need for the also promised follow up audit of the many problems at CDPHE with the marijuana registry mainly centering on failure to protect patient privacy.

Thanks for taking the time to read this email. I am happy to work with you on any investigation and or provide the proof we have that MED is breaking its one laws much less federal laws.
Jessica LeRoux - Former MED licensee who couldn't stand the corruption & cashed out!
sent to audit board members:,,,,,,,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Where is our Festival Park?


REPORT FROM METHADONE ALLEY (16th and Gaylord, Denver)

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 was the opening day for the ARTS drug distribution Center at 1620 Gaylord St. in Denver. Thursday morning I noticed that people were occasionally wandering across the alley to sit on my retaining wall.
Jan, the director of the Center, was already outside telling people to not trespass on my property, and we had an opportunity to talk briefly. She mentioned that the Center had hired a security guard to be outside from 5:00 to 7:30am daily, to direct people and traffic. (A suggestion that was made at the community meeting.) Additionally, she said that they have installed a second dispensary window inside (at a cost of $5000) to handle peak traffic.
Aside from the woman who parked on my lot and left a small dog locked inside, who quickly came back and moved her car when I whistled and motioned for her to move it, there were no other incidents to report.
Friday morning (10/17) I was up early enough (6:00am) to see the security guard and the very small trickle of clients.

So far, so good, and thanks to Jan and the rest of the staff for listening and responding to our concerns.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Notes from the New Drug War by Jessica LeRoux - Oct. 15, 2014

Pabon is a lazy political panderer... We dont have a problem of caregivers who are using the registry, abusing the system to create a black market.
We have a black market of people who are just growing as many plants as they like completely outside of both the license & caregiver systems... and licensees who divert large quanitiies from unlicensed grows... and people who move here under the radar just to grow & ship home to an established market in another state... And private people who just sold one bag to a neighbor... and there is confusion at best on the part of law enforcement over who has jurisdiction over the so- called black market, so there has been very very little enforcement of the laws actually on the books... So we have a complex problem that will not disappear by jerking Pabon's Knee, like a jack booted thug, yet again, into the soft belly of sickly patients. Read more.

As a result of committee discussion and deliberation, the Use of Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax Revenues Interim Study Committee recommends the following two bills for consideration in the 2015 legislative session.
Bill A — Marijuana Issues Not Regulated by DOR. This bill makes several changes concerning medical marijuana and caregivers. The bill requires caregivers to register with the Department of Public Health and Environment in addition to the Department of Revenue, as required under current law. Caregivers who fail to register with either agency are prohibited from acting as a caregiver in the future and may be subject to prosecution under existing criminal offenses. The bill also requires the State Board of Medical Examiners to issue guidelines on medical marijuana recommendations by physicians for severe pain and informed consent for patients receiving marijuana from caregivers. The bill requires the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Health and Environment to share the minimum amount of information necessary to ensure that a medical marijuana patient only has one caregiver and is not using both a caregiver and a medical marijuana center. Any costs under the bill will be paid from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund.

whoa nelly: they are only targeting the MEDICAL registry for increased enforcement... not focused at all on people who dont participate in any form of licensing/caregiver registry... Fucks sake these people dont understand either the way revenue works or BLACK MARKETS!