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One of the most divisive issues in our city and, specifically in the district I represent, is gentrification. Gentrification at its core is an economic force in low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods. Typically, these neighborhoods tend to be... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Government

One hundred square feet doesn’t sound like much for a home, but compared to a bed in a shelter or a park bench, it’s a castle. Or at least that’s what the tiny house movement is betting on in several cities around the country, including Denver. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Neighborhoods

[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 Opinion

Living on walkable Capitol Hill, one is bound to run into somebody doing terrific things. On one such occasion, I ran into Kevin Delk of Two-Fisted Mario's, Double Daughter's and Beatrice & Woodsley fame. He was entering the site at 13th Avenue... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Business

[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 Opinion

You don’t have to wander far to see and feel the growing pains as our city continues to grapple with the challenges and opportunities that come with the pace of growth we are experiencing. I am the youngest member of the Denver City Council, but... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Government

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the City Ditch is set for Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10:00a.m. in Washington Park. City Ditch, within Wash Park, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and designated as a Denver Landmark... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Neighborhoods

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

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

Marijuana-wise, it’s been an interesting few months for the West Washington Park Neighborhood. The city’s first church catering to cannabis users, the International Church of Cannabis, located at 400 S. Logan St., opened April 20... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Business

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

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

If you’re hoping Denver's real estate market will get more affordable, it might burst your bubble to learn the housing shortage could persist for some time. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Business

Were you hoping the renovated Civic Center Station would open this July? Relax. It’s going to be a while. “18 months is the time frame,” said Scott Reed, Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Assistant General Manager, Communications. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Neighborhoods

The Golden Triangle, which is bounded by Speer, Colfax and Lincoln, is one of the most high-profile neighborhoods in Denver. It is home to a growing number of residents and some of the city’s most visible cultural attractions, including the... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Neighborhoods

In 1998, increased congestion on I-25 was identified as one of the main reasons for building a light-rail line that would run from the existing Broadway station south to Lincoln Avenue in Douglas County. Paul Kashmann, then editor of... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

Conflicts between restaurant employees and residents over parking in the South Pearl Street neighborhood are being resolved by a new parking management plan for the area. The plan’s rollout began in early March and was completed in early April. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhoods

Local government is one of the most accessible levels of government for residents, and the City benefits from frequent and direct feedback on infrastructure and daily life, ranging from your streets to your parks and libraries. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Government