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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

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

The City Park Golf Course redesign is a step closer to breaking ground and it continues to create quite a stir among Denver residents. Two community open house meetings held Oct. 12 and 14 to unveil the final plans for the project drew supporters... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Government News

If you live in the Capitol Hill area and have traveled near the corner of East 12th Avenue and North Marion Street recently, you might have noticed a construction crew digging in the public right of way there. Residents of the building at... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Local Headlines

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

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, a Denver citywide election will be held for school board members and for a series of seven proposed General Obligation (GO) bonds. Those bonds are being marketed as a way to raise money “without raising taxes.” But there will be a more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Capitol Opinion 2 Comments

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

Denver Public Schools (DPS) still owns the shuttered Rosedale Elementary School building, and one idea is to use the building to create an affordable housing option for teachers. A community input survey recently closed; results are expected soon. more

Oct 6, 2017 11:08 AM South Denver Education News

I'm not sure where to start, or how to complain about how unreasonable the Denver waste management has become… I'm a Denver native and have owned a half dozen homes across Colorado. Last year (or so), when our neighborhood finally received the new... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Capitol Opinion

Before one can even begin to think about opening a venue for socially consuming marijuana, or even applying for a Designated Consumption Area (DCA) license, they might find they’re going to have to jump through a circus’ worth of hoops. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Government News

Construction is currently underway on the new Denver Tennis Park (DTP), a 13-court facility on a Denver Public Schools (DPS) owned four-acre triangle of land on South Franklin Street between South High School, I-25 and the All City Stadium complex. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM , South Denver Education News

As you all most likely know, the City of Denver started phasing out the dumpster program a few years ago. My alley was one of the last to go. It was taken from me a couple weeks ago. I thought about chaining myself to the dumpster as a symbolic... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Capitol Opinion

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

The safety of our community and each resident who calls Denver home is of paramount importance. A vital component to local public safety is community trust in our law enforcement and in our government agencies. This is true for both our immigrant... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Government News

Denver is in a time of rapid development, and a green roof initiative is on this November ballot, but this cycle school board is the focus with ten candidates running for four seats. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Government News

While the overall crime rate is down 1 percent in Denver Police District 6, violent crime is up compared to the same period in 2016. District 6 encompasses Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, City Park West, Civic Center, Five Points and Union Station. more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Local Headlines

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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

While overall crime is up only .9 percent in Denver Police District 3, violent crime is up 8 percent compared to the same period in 2016. District 3 includes Washington Park, Platt Park, Baker, University Hills, Hilltop, Cherry Creek, Overland... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Government News

On Monday, Aug. 14, the General Obligation (GO) bond measures were unanimously approved by the City Council for referral to the November ballot. These seven measures encompass transportation and mobility projects... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Government News

A committee of community groups is working on revising the Denver Police Department (DPD) use-of-force policy. The initial deadline was Sept. 1, which has been extended four weeks. In January, a new use-of-force policy draft was released by... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Capitol Opinion