Lucy Graca

Washington Park’s drivers, bikers, walkers, runners, roller-bladers and dogs will soon see some changes to their routes when Denver Parks and Recreation begins improvements to the Loop Road and removes some parking inside the park. more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Government News

Much discussion is swirling around the Rosedale Elementary School building at East Iliff and South Sherman Street, which has been empty since 2006. Denver Public Schools (DPS) is considering “up-cycling” Rosedale as affordable housing for teachers... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM South Denver Business 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

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

What’s up with the First Avenue Hotel on Broadway? Vacant since 2013 when El Diablo restaurant moved out, this fine old lady, built between 1907 and 1909 by the incredibly prolific Fleming brothers, sold last year for $6.55 million. The developer... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM South Denver Business News

They’re so pretty in the sun with their iridescent coppery wings folded over their backs ... and their grabby, rasp-like mouth parts skeletonizing everything in their path. They like what we like—roses, grape arbors, Virginia creeper, tomatoes... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Local Gardening

On July 12, Mayor Hancock approved the inclusion of Buchtel Boulevard pedestrian and bike improvements between the DU and Colorado Boulevard light rail stations in this year’s GO Bond, which will be put to voters in November. The site design... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM South Denver Business News

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 Neighborhood News and Notes

After many years and several owners, the weed farm that comprises six city lots at Asbury Avenue between South Downing and South Marion Streets is finally showing signs of construction. Residents might remember that, for many years, a trailer... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM South Denver Business News

South Denver is about to get a huge gift: a U.S. Tennis Association-blessed, indoor-outdoor tennis facility. The 13-court facility is nearly ready for construction on the triangle of land on South Franklin Street between... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Starting on or around May 1, folks traveling along Cherry Creek South Drive between University and Colorado Boulevards will encounter some major construction activity. Previous improvements to the sections from Colorado Boulevard west and... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

By now, almost everyone in South Denver and many others from around the world have heard the news: The International Church of Cannabis at 400 S. Logan St., located in the former Mt. Calvary Apostolic Church, opened April 20, the unofficial... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM , Local Headlines 1 Comments

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 Neighborhood News and Notes

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 News

Tom Noel, prolific local historian and renowned, bearded, bow-tied raconteur of a thousand interviews and walking tours, has just published his 50th book in 40 years on the history of the Rocky Mountain West, A Short History of Denver. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM South Denver Arts & Entertainment

Patrick Finney of FINN real estate did not anticipate the storm of invective that greeted’s July 17 publication of a rendering of his new office building at 1549-1551 South Pearl St. more

Oct 3, 2016 1:16 PM Government News

When Leigh Porzel was in the Peace Corps in Tanzania she had a sudden yearning for an omelet. Her neighbors kept chickens, but they were for eating, not for laying. So Leigh acquired two laying hens and began eating their eggs. more


Sally Kurtzman has been an avid recycler since the mid-80s. “I just can’t stand to see perfectly good stuff getting thrown away,” she says with an apologetic tone. more


According to Denver Parks and Recreation’s Deputy Executive Director Scott Gilmore, his organization began using recycled water provided by Denver Water in Washington Park in 2004 as an environmental and cost-reduction measure. more


Though Denver Public Schools (DPS) provides school buses for elementary and middle school students, high school students must get to school on their own or by using DPS-provided Regional Transportation District (RTD) passes. more

May 5, 2016 12:46 PM , South Denver Education News 1 Comments

Tucked between Galapago Street and the Platte River just south of Evans Avenue and South Huron Street, Grant Frontier Park has served its neighborhood well as a quiet place for a picnic and for bicyclists to spin through more

May 5, 2016 11:57 AM WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE 1 Comments