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We are experiencing growth in our city that defines our current concerns and our current desires for our future. Our future, as a city, rests in the decisions we make now because our city is evolving and our institutions and participation needs... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:23 PM Opinion

Each new generation brings fresh ideas and concepts to our world. Some truly beneficial visions become trends and create a new way of life; other ill-conceived notions become, thankfully, just fads. When a concept involves economic gain, it... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:23 PM Opinion

LIFE staff believe in community and community building and hope readers find this information relevant. Want to see your organization featured here? Email 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

Who wants a cell phone? Everyone, it seems. Who wants a cell antenna pole in their front yard? Therein lies the dilemma. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:19 PM Neighborhoods

The change in refugee policy between the Obama and Trump administrations has been quite dramatic and many in Denver’s refugee community are feeling the impact. One of the noticeable shifts since the presidential election is more people are feeling... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 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 This month: University Park, Doors Open Denver and Audubon more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Neighborhoods

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I was, unfortunately, unsurprised when I found myself only halfway into the first paragraph of Councilman Espinoza’s City Council Corner letter before I found myself confronted by blatant hypocrisy and unrepentant NIMBYism. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Opinion

Since Feb. 15, Jeanette Vizguerra has been living out of a converted storage closet in the basement of the First Unitarian Society of Denver church at 1400 N. Lafayette St. She fears deportation to Mexico and sought refuge at First Unitarian after... more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Government

Blueprint Denver, an integrated land use and transportation plan adopted in 2002, was the catalyst behind Denver’s Comprehensive Plan. Earlier in 2017, the city produced a diagnosis of the original Blueprint Denver, assessing Denver’s growth and... more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 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

Both the City and Denver Zoo management need to comply with terms of their operating agreement, and the zoo’s board of directors needs to follow its bylaws and adopt some best practices, according to a report released by Denver Auditor... more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Government

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

Greetings, honored constituents – Much has been made of President Trump’s threats to withhold Federal funding from those “sanctuary cities” failing to honor immigration laws. And rightfully so. Is Denver a sanctuary city? more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Opinion

Denver voters approved a $572 million Bond in November to fund construction of new schools, additions to some existing buildings, installation of cooling systems at older buildings and a variety of safety and maintenance upgrades. The measure passed more

Mar 3, 2017 1:02 AM Education

Hardly anyone reads the Denver Zoning Code for pleasure. But, recently, what looked to be another ho-hum amendment to Small Lot Parking Zone Exemptions has become a vigorous discussion. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Government

Now, Discover Denver has an updated website allowing community participation in documenting Denver's history. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:56 AM Government

Over the course of 2017, the city will continue to remove residential trash dumpsters from alleys and replace them with trash carts. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:53 PM Government

Short-term rentals (STRs)—rentals for less than 30 days—are increasingly popular in tourist-heavy Denver. started here in 1995 as a solution to rent vacation mountain condos. Today, the website currently lists 2,600 owner-managed rentals... more

Feb 7, 2017 12:01 PM Government