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DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp credits her Midwestern roots with instilling the deep sense of responsibility toward community and ethical leadership that would later steer her toward shaping the direction of higher education. As an undergraduate math... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM People

Mayor Michael B. Hancock has done his work, and now the long-discussed GO Bond list of projects is in the hands of City Council. Council reviewed the bond package over two sessions July 17 and 24, and final recommendations are expected mid-August. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Government

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 Education

“Water, sun and God,” are the three ingredients that Timothy Payne says make his garden grow. Sporting a wide-brimmed sun hat, Payne is out three times every day making sure his vegetables are getting enough water. He eats his vegetables or shares... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Neighborhoods

When Stuart Milligan played the youngest son in a Washington Park United Church of Christ production of Bye Bye Birdie at 10 years old, he had no idea he was debuting for what would later prove to be his future career. The Boston-born, Denver... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM People

For 33 years, Leo’s Automotive has been providing high-quality automotive service and repair to customers at 1563 S. Pearl St. That tradition will continue, but under the oversight of new owner Ben Burns, who purchased the business from Leo Huner... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Business

La Cour Art Bistro & Cabaret is featuring something a little unusual this month with their art opening: a former ad man, now a Friar who also happens to be a painter, a cabaret singer and a flautist. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Arts

Amid the urban bustle of Uptown, Jalan Facial Spa is an oasis of serenity. Jalan (pronounced Je-LON) means “journey” in Malay, an appropriate name considering how far C.K. Low and Kim Liu have traveled from their Asian roots to establish... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Business

Spring’s pretty much sprung, and with its flowers and fairer temps comes farmers markets. Denver’s lucky to have some great markets featuring crafts and fresh produce from all over the region, state and beyond, and whether one goes for a burrito... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Lifestyle

When Pete Contos immigrated from Greece to Denver in 1955, he had no idea he would launch a small dynasty of beloved restaurants, including Denver’s ultimate 24-hour diner, Pete’s Kitchen, and perennial neighborhood favorite, Pete’s University Café. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM People

Bohemian? Hand-crafted? Artistic? Whimsical? Although Charlotte Elich’s stores’ unique sensibilites defy accurate description, if you live in Platt Park or surrounding neighborhoods, you probably know her by the distinctive flavor of the... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM People

It will be dark when Al Herzel leaves his Littleton home on May 21 and heads for City Park in Denver. He will join a hoard of runners gathering there in the early morning light as they ready for the 26.2-mile marathon challenge. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Lifestyle

Harry Tuft

Photo by Sara Hertwig.

Former Denver Folklore Center owner and beloved performer Harry Tuft’s story echoes the restlessness of the changing times in which he came of age. He played piano and clarinet while growing up in Philadelphia. But it was the... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM People

Alisa Bahl invariably hears the preschoolers’ questions at about 5:00p.m. when they see her while leaving Family Star Montessori School-Northeast. They pose, what to anyone involved in early childhood education, is a music-to-my-ears query. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Education

Denver Metro Media is pleased to introduce Alecia Stark, our sales and operations assistant. Alecia has extensive customer service experience, which shows in every interaction she has with clients and readers whether on the phone or in-person... more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Business

Highlighting the struggles his community has faced since the November election, noting that, since then, and especially since the inauguration, he has seen a significant uptick in calls to his center. more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Education

When Denver native Rose Keating graduated from Metropolitan State in 1974 with a degree in computer programming, she decided to head east, instead of west, to seek her fortune. “It wasn’t that Colorado didn’t have jobs,” she says. “I just knew I more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM People

Welcome to the new year. And to a new world. Trump’s in power, and half the electorate is giddy with dreams of a restored Republican order. The other half is wondering just how quickly four years can pass… more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Opinion

In a classroom within the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing, adult ESL students from around the world sit studying the differences between two pictures of a scene involving a family visiting their doctor. Bud Demko, teacher... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM People

While coming of age in upstate New York, Iliff School of Theology President and CEO Tom Wolfe set his sights on learning to fly rather than on following his father into the clergy. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM People