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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

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM , Neighborhood News and Notes

My husband and I are empty nesters. We moved to Denver seven years ago. My husband was born and raised here and it is his dream to spend the rest of his life here in the city that he loves. Empty nesters are the seconded largest group moving to more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM South Denver Opinion

We keep gardens for different purposes: to create beauty, to provide food for ourselves or for other animals, to grow our own medicines, to occupy our hands, to build the soil, to connect with those who came before us or those to whom we’ll leave... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Local Gardening

Colorado Gives Day is closer than you think—schedule your donations now. 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 more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

Have you ever wondered how to recycle some of the big, bulky items from your home? Denver’s single-stream program (a.k.a. the purple cart program) is very well-equipped to recycle the majority of regular household material. However... more

Oct 27, 2017 11:13 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

The Denver Green Roof Initiative (I-300) is the city and county’s chance to act on climate, locally, on the forthcoming ballot. Denver suffers from particulate and ozone pollution, putting residents at risk of life-threatening illnesses... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Capitol Opinion

Who can pass up the urge to rescue an injured bird? Those big eyes seem to plead for a helping hand. However, that is not always the best approach, as the bird and even the human, can be put at additional risk. In fact, in Colorado, it is unlawful... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM South Denver Lifestyle

As a more than 25-year resident of the Washington Park area, I must strenuously disagree with the Letter to the Editor that appeared in the July issue of The Profile. I live within walking distance of Washington Park and spend a great deal of time... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM South Denver Opinion

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Austin Cope

For such a green city, Denver’s recycling rate is a surprisingly low 18 percent. This means that out of everything that city residents throw out, only 18 percent ends up in recycling carts. The national average is 34 percent, according to... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Local Headlines

It has been a big year for Fresh Food Connect, Denver’s first community-garden-produce-sharing program specifically targeting locals living in food-insecure neighborhoods. “We started in 80205 last year, and by the end of the season... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Local Headlines

Even though bicycle components and pieces are not accepted in Denver’s purple recycling carts, Denver does have plenty of options when it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling bicycles and cycling equipment. Below are a few recycling tips for... more

Sep 1, 2017 9:28 AM Government News

The city is moving closer to a contract with concert promoter Superfly for a multi-day music festival at Overland Golf Course and, at least in the Overland neighborhood, tensions remain high with a vocal faction still openly opposed to the festival. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Government News

They’re so pretty in the sun with their iridescent coppery wings folded over their backs ... and their grabby, rasp-like mouth parts skeletonizing everything in their path. They like what we like—roses, grape arbors, Virginia creeper, tomatoes... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Local Gardening

[I] read with great interest the articles in your June issue related to our parks and its "stewardship" as a high priority by city councilpersons. It was also interesting to read about expensive improvements to the parks as envisioned as part of... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Capitol Opinion

[I] read with great interest the articles in your June issue related to our parks and its "stewardship" as a high priority by city councilpersons. It was also interesting to read about expensive improvements to the parks as envisioned as part of... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM South Denver Opinion

The evolution of what could soon be Denver’s biggest music festival, set to take place at Overland Golf Course, has surely been one long, strange trip. This month, on July 10, the community will learn what the contract between Superfly... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:01 AM Government News

There’s just not enough water in the South Platte for homes, parks, golf courses, businesses, farms and fish. To provide water for all of its customers, Denver Water has developed conservation programs, as well as provided “recycled” water for use... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government News

There is no doubt Denver’s on the map with over 1,000 new residents arriving per month in 2016 (for a total of 13,028). Why are they coming? There are many theories: mountains, jobs, marijuana (perhaps not in that order). more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government News

If you live in the Capitol Hill area still have a dumpster in your alley, it will be replaced with a black trash cart by September, at the latest. Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park and Country Club are scheduled for July or August conversion. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Denver’s parks are the heart of our city. Family picnics, pick-up soccer games, evening strolls, 10K runs and so much more happens in our beautiful parks. From our highest mountain park at Summit Lake (at nearly 13,000 feet) to... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government News