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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 Neighborhoods

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

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

14 years ago, the Denver City Council enacted a strategic plan for the city’s parks and recreational centers. We called it Game Plan 2003. It was tied to the larger, 20-year comprehensive plan developed for the city in 2000. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

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

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In your April Profile, you published an article about geese and the parks. You should know that a citizens group entitled, Citizens to Restore the Park, has been working behind the scenes to bring pressure to bear on the City to finally get... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Opinion

There’s just not enough water in the South Platte for homes, parks, golf courses, businesses, farms and fish. In one conservation strategy, Denver Parks and Recreation, the Zoo and others have been using “recycled” water from Denver Water, mostly... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Government

LIFE staff believe in community and community building and hope readers find this information relevant. Want to see your organization featured here? Email editor@lifeoncaphill.com. This month: Congress Park, Uptown on the Hill, Doors Open Denver more

Apr 6, 2017 2:22 PM Neighborhoods

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—financially backed by 17 big banks—has sparked strong, local Indigenous-led resistance, with demonstrations at bank branches, (including Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America). more

Apr 6, 2017 2:21 PM Opinion

In 2004, Denver Parks and Recreation began using “recycled water” to irrigate the grass and trees in some of its parks, including Washington Park. By 2015, the health of conifers on Evergreen Hill declined, and the city removed more than half. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:20 PM Government

Profile staff believe in community and community building and hope readers find this information relevant. Want to see your organization featured here? Email editor@lifeoncaphill.com. This month: University Park, Doors Open Denver and Audubon more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Neighborhoods

Imagine that you are a Canada goose flying over Denver with your flock. Looking down, you see a large open space (safe from predators!) covered in lush green Kentucky Bluegrass (your favorite!) surrounding two, calm freshwater lakes. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Government

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Dog ownership is surging. A survey by research firm Mintel reported that 50 percent of the U.S. population own dogs. Among Millennials, it rises to 71 percent among men, and 62 percent among women. With growing housing density attracting younger... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Government

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Central Denver has a sticky problem: dog waste. A casual walk through Greater Capitol Hill provides ample evidence. On sidewalks, tree lawns (the strip between curbs and sidewalks), parks and even in private yards, brown piles of dog poop can... more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Neighborhoods

As you clean out your home and garden this spring, don’t miss out on the opportunity to make the most of the regularly scheduled services offered by Denver Solid Waste Management. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Government

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—financially backed by 17 big banks—has sparked strong, local Indigenous-led resistance, with demonstrations at bank branches, (including Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America). more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

At a meeting earlier this year, the DU Board of Trustees elected not to divest the $22.3 million in fossil fuel (also called “carbon tagged”) investments held in the school’s endowment. The value of the endowment is $607 million and these... more

Mar 3, 2017 1:54 PM Education

With a handful of deceptively warm days in February, it’s tempting to believe winter’s over. On one of those warm nights, I sat with a friend at my kitchen table. Between us, we spread packet of sees, plotting which ones we might exchange with... more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Gardening

This winter, I made vermicomposting my garden project. Vermicomposting—or composting with worms—is something I put off for a long time. I made excuses: I didn’t have a place to put the worm castings that would eventually be produced because of... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Gardening

Pick any part of an owl’s body and you’ll find that part to be essential to stealth hunting. We all know owls’ eyes see better than ours. For instance, they can see a mouse a mile away and can visually track prey on the darkest nights of the year. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Lifestyle