Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin “what now,” is out and about as often as possible to bring you news overheard in elevators, restrooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.
QUID HAS HEARD that Sept. 14 will be a good day for metro dwellers who wished they lived in the state’s only Trumpian vortex, Colorado Springs. Seems that bastion of inquisitiveness, innovation and intrepid journalistic leadership sees a need for their services right here in the ignorant capital community. The Colorado Springs Gazette, which is a newspaper in that fine town, says they’re going to launch a daily, online, subscription only newspaper, because we not only need one, but we need theirs. For those of you who still roll up the windows and refrain from making eye contact as you whiz through the city that repeatedly elects Congressman Doug Lamborn and made journalist-kicking Douglas Bruce a county commissioner, a state legislator and a demi-god — before he was convicted of tax fraud — you may be asking, “why?” Well, it’s time for “a next-generation newspaper that will satisfy a growing demand for trustworthy, locally-owned journalism,” publisher Ryan McKibben said. Perhaps, and it begs the question as to whether he knows anyone who fits the bill. It’s doubtful a media voice that lauds President Trump even more than Trump does himself, presses the esteemed Washington Examiner and publishes something called “Out There,” which isn’t their editorial page, will find it lonely where gay governors rule, red meat is served as carpaccio, and the No. 1 political yard sign says, “Any Functioning Adult.” Yet, there’s always Castle Rock.
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