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Diana Helper

Holy Kaboom! We are in the Entertaining Epicenter of the West (EEW). Where else can there be such a phantasmagoria of action? Why we may soon explode, so move up close for a good view. Whoa! The city itself seems to be running away. Hark to the... more

South Denver Opinion

The Profile’s Sunshine Week and Summer Camp Theme! Here’s an expose of my summer camp experience at a camp where the sun did not shine. First night drizzly, we sat ‘round the campfire they must have started rubbing two cans of gasoline together. more

South Denver Opinion

Said my editor: “Write about something that rankles you.” Said my Parents long ago: “If something rankles you, try to do something about it or find a way to deal with it. Don’t just rankle on and on!” We could rankle at a half-block-long... more

South Denver Opinion

Each January, people make hopeful New Year’s resolutions—even follow through on them. Maybe we learned this from our folks: “write thank yous," “clean your room.” Maybe there’s just a nagging thought that we could/should do better? There’s plenty to more

South Denver Opinion

Hot heads! Global warming! Related? Is all this hot-headedness we’ve seen sizzling and venting, overheating and even exploding in garrulousness and worse—gunfire—a part of the super storms, fires, floods and earthquakes? Anger & Armageddon! more

South Denver Opinion

Colorado Gives Day will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 this year, beginning at 12:00a.m. The one-day event is a statewide movement to increase online giving and is held to allow Coloradans to more easily give to over 2,000 nonprofits of their choice... more

, Neighborhood News and Notes

Let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of wondering what the interiors of other people’s homes are like. Fortunately for the curious among us, the Historic Baker District will again open its doors to the public for the annual Baker Home Tour Saturday... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Time is running out to participate in this year’s fifth annual Denver Days celebration—and Washington Park needs you! Mayor Michael B. Hancock launched Denver Days in 2012 to help create stronger communities. He encouraged neighbors to get to know... more

, Neighborhood News and Notes

‘Tis the month of Maying, playing, haying, holidaying, hip-hooraying, straying, rondelaying, soireeing, and—paying attention to what we’re saying, for there is much to be said for May! Get thee to the UPCC Annual meeting on Wednesday, May 3 at... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

First, we encourage you to turn to page 28 for a new feature, "Neighborhood Notes," which does not replace this deathless prose you are now eyeballing. DO go read about the Wednesday, May 3 Annual Meeting of UPCC and the Saturday, May 6... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

St. Patrick, we hear, drowned the snakes in his beer! / Beer turned green! So, that way, it’s drunk on his Day. What else didn’t you know? Stick with us! UP is getting: more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Before this shortest month is through— Hail groundhogs, cupid, presidents, too! Hurry! February—only 28 days—challenges us to keep up with our fast-changing neighborhood. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Felicitations! And Facilitations—to help us plan our 2017 columns—please take this quick survey: Have you made your resolutions? Were they more like revolutions? Do they include solutions? Will they solve some confusions? Perhaps in city... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Tis the weeks before Christmas, and all through U. Park / Tall buildings are looming on high, in the dark! / So, Santa and Rudolph: when flying this way / Fly high, stay alert! Don’t smash up your sleigh! If you land in these streets, you’ll... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Be ye thankful! November is full of opportunities: Halloween is over and you can eat the leftover candy. Then right away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, is All Saints Day when the sainted UPCC Board meets to plan the annual Holiday Sing and Sleigh Bells... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Trick or treat! Each neighborhood gets its tricks—but some are good! Yes, it is tricky at times to make progress, and sometimes we feel tricked by the folks in charge of city matters, but we have our ways. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

No rhyme* this time, we choose the news to fill our space! UP’s a place of rising growth of all sorts—both large buildings and more buildings planned—a big concern! more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Welcome to August days, known as dog days— / We’re panting a lot ‘cuz it’s awfully hot! more

Neighborhood News and Notes

March to the band this festive day! / Then greet the pumper-truck- / Let us spray! At 10:00a.m. on the Fourth of July the 3-and-under kids will parade, for a morning of fun, with friends and food at UP’s Observatory Park. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

June, June, June! / There’s a lot doin’, / So read all about it, and warble a tune. more

Neighborhood News and Notes