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As a teen, it can be easy to get whisked into a conversation you may later realize you didn’t agree with. Peer pressure and a still forming sense of self can make it difficult to advocate for what you know is right. This, however, combined with... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Cap Hill Education News

My husband and I are empty nesters. We moved to Denver seven years ago. My husband was born and raised here and it is his dream to spend the rest of his life here in the city that he loves. Empty nesters are the seconded largest group moving to 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

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

November is the month in which we celebrate a day of thanks. It is my favorite holiday by light-years. Spending a day with people I love, sharing great food, stories of appreciation and signs of affection. Thoughts of this celebration makes my... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Capitol 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

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

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

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

As a more than 25-year resident of the Washington Park area, I must strenuously disagree with the Letter to the Editor that appeared in the July issue of The Profile. I live within walking distance of Washington Park and spend a great deal of time... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM South Denver Opinion

A few months ago in a letter to the editor, a reader who took issue with my commentary about rude bicyclists accused me of a few negative things. The accusation that stung the most was his accusation that I am a whiner. Ouch, because a good... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Capitol Opinion

Women, immigrants, science. We’ve marched to advocate for these groups and many others, but not to champion the underlying mechanism for guaranteeing our right to do so—the first amendment. We are guaranteed the right to freedom of religion... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Capitol Opinion

We say we live in neighborhoods, but do we really act like neighbors? We walk in and out of our buildings glued to our phones. Our parking spots give us quick access to our rooms without having to interact with others. more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Capitol Opinion

As president of a Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) in the City of Denver, I get a lot of questions. Some questions are about the neighborhood like, “Who is our City Council person?” or “When are we painting the other side of the Evans... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM South Denver Opinion

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

Until last October, Julie Bañuelos was a Denver Public School (DPS) teacher. As teachers and students start a new school year, Bañuelos is running for DPS Board of Education, at-large. Bañuelos grew up in Curtis Park with three sisters. Her sister... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Capitol Opinion

Before you get excited about the current GO Bond package, a package which includes new or refurbished pools, a complete replacement of one of the city’s funkiest police stations (District 6), the restoration of mountain parkland facilities and... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM South Denver Opinion 1 Comments

You asked and I'll answer. The city should not buy Park Hill Golf Course. The land is walking distance to the 40th & Colorado light rail station and is too useful to be so underutilized. Let Broomfield have their transit-oriented-grass. Denver... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Capitol Opinion

I am car shopping—I can’t decide between the Bugatti Veyron for $3.4 million or the Lamborghini Veneno for $4.5 million. Most likely I will end up with a 2002 Buick. According to the Congressional Budget Office “Trends in Family Wealth 1989-2013”... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Capitol Opinion

On the first of May, I retired after 30 years at a non-profit human service agency serving Denver’s low-income, disenfranchised and oft-ignored community members. I was blessed to be a part of the equation for so long and there is plenty... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Capitol Opinion