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Virginia Village, one of Denver’s largest statistical neighborhoods, is situated south of Glendale between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street, with Evans Avenue as its southern border. Working-class frame bungalows, suburban split-levels... more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Government News

Outrage, insensitivity, disappointment, angst, frustration and totally inappropriate are descriptors that I’ve been hearing in regard to the dumb-ass sign at ink! Coffee in the RiNo neighborhood. In case you have been visiting Mars for the last... more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Capitol 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

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM South Denver Opinion

Cherry Creek is in the midst of a huge transformation. Many of the small businesses and art galleries have closed or relocated because they couldn’t afford the steep rent increases. All the construction and increased population density... more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Local Headlines

Denver was recently rated one of the top 10 cities for gains in jobs and income for its people since our economy was toppled by the 2007 recession, but I know that doesn’t necessarily translate into widely shared prosperity in our city today. more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Government News

Each December, we go through a flurry of gift giving with friends, family and coworkers. We also give to the numerous charitable organizations who depend upon contributions to fulfill their mission. Just last month, more than $36 million was... more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Capitol Lifestyle

What's your take on drug addiction? Are addicts a problem to be forgotten—just a bunch of losers who need to "get it together"—or are they people who've gotten hooked while trying, for a very short span of time, to forget about the darker aspects... more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Capitol Opinion

Washington Park is one of Denver’s gems. However, if you spend even a few minutes there, it’s hard to miss the Canadian geese and their droppings. The geese population is at its peak right now due to the seasonal migration. more

Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM Local Headlines

As winter sets in, Denver's homeless population struggle to endure amid continuous sweeps by Denver police. more

Dec 18, 2017 1:41 PM

Development in Denver is nothing new. The city has been transforming since its humble beginnings along the banks of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River for over a century. The city, developers, business owners and neighborhood residents all... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Local Headlines

Colfax Avenue has always been a street defined by change. The corridor has seen many evolutions, from being the main thoroughfare during the Gold Rush, to the stomping grounds of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, to the eclectic main street that... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

The holidays are here and with the season comes an increase in family gatherings, parties, food, more food and waste. Lots of waste! The EPA estimates American households generate 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

It is no secret that the current Presidential administration questions many of the environmental concerns addressed by the previous one, going so far as to threaten the very existence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Local Headlines 1 Comments

In 2016, there were over 60,000 overdose (OD) deaths in the United States related to opioids. This surpasses more deaths than those Americans killed in Vietnam. This is a public health emergency and we as Americans should be appalled and alarmed. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Government News

Apparently fairies have descended on South Denver—South Pearl Street, to be exact. Walk the street and look to the business doorways, specifically down around your feet, and you might notice small, intricate “second” doors tucked close by. These more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM South Denver Lifestyle

Colorado Senior Lobby provides the forum for you to shape issues affecting seniors. Become a member and share your voice and your ideas. Never has it been more important to be involved and to let public officials know about the issues that matter... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM South Denver Seniors

The house my wife and I purchased in 2011 was built in 1900. That was one of the things we loved about it when we first saw it. The old brick, the original pine floors and the awesome front porch all drew us in, but with two small children... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:13 PM Government News

I’ve lived on Capitol Hill for nearly 25 years. I helped build the Dustin Redd playground in City Park and worked to create the urban garden and dog park that is becoming the Carla Madison Rec Center. I’ve helped with the Uptown Sampler, the People’s more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Capitol Opinion

Think about how you experienced this year's first cold snap. Perhaps you were chilled while waiting for a bus or shivered in your car while it was warming up. Fortunately, these were brief moments and they passed. For folks experiencing... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM South Denver Opinion

As I take the light rail to a game or walk to Wash Park or the library, I wonder how our city and our neighborhoods would be different if voters had rejected the construction of a new airport in 1998? Or if the voters had rejected T-REX in 1999... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM South Denver Opinion