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Graduation is a landmark event for any high school student. The venue for South High School’s graduation has remained the same for years so administration debated whether a change was needed. For a period this school year, South High School’s 2018 more

South Denver Education News

JC Helmstaedter’s affinity for the neighborhood surrounding South Broadway and Evans Avenue runs deep. The co-owner of EMW Carpets and Furniture started working in the family business in elementary school; sweeping, stacking and cleaning alongside more

People of South Denver

Fifty hours of class and homework. Thirty hours of work. Fourteen hours watching my siblings. Ten hours commuting to school. This is my typical week as a high school junior, and I have been balancing all of these things for about six months now. more

Capitol Opinion

The distinctive gold capital letters high on the front and side of a corner Victorian house generically identify the business: “Violin Maker.” This nondescript signage is an invitation to the past. Open the front gate, go up the flagstone walk to a more

People of South Denver

I love to work with my hands. I love to create beauty with only a pen, or clay or paint or words. And yet, the world doesn’t need another artist. I don’t tell people I want to pursue art because I get told the same thing: I won’t... more

Cap Hill Education News

In poetry circles, John Reinhart describes himself as an “arsonist.” Not in a casual aside at a gathering of poets or in a murmur that could be mistaken. No, this hit-the-brakes jolt is front and center, in boldface, right at the top of his website: more

People of South Denver

As a 5th grade student at Denver Language School I am in the Spanish immersion program and I love it because not only are the teachers great, but they’re from all over the world. I’ve had teachers from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain and Mexico. more

South Denver Education News

Grant Beacon Middle School (GBMS) Principal Alex Magaña experienced the transforming power of education at an early age. “I came from a family that was always looking for work,” he says. “We moved around all over, from California to Kansas to... more

People of South Denver

Tony Giordano, affectionately known by many as Tony G., has been a fixture in commercial real estate around our fair city since 1976. Meet him one time and you are no longer a stranger and you most certainly will not forget him. more

Capitol Lifestyle

Restaurateur? Chef? Author? Philosopher? Arts patron? Dan Landes defies easy classification. When asked to define himself, the multi-faceted force behind the recently renovated, re-imagined Campus Lounge thoughtfully pauses before responding. more

People of South Denver

When Karen Duell majored in business in college, she dreamed of someday starting her own company like her father had, never guessing she’d find her real calling years later, building mutually beneficial partnerships between public schools and the... more

People of South Denver

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when following the news on our changing climate. Big storms and long droughts seem to happen at increasing frequency and for longer duration, and the effects are the result of global forces. more

Capitol Lifestyle

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

Government News

MummersTanz (“Mummers’ Dance”) is a collection of animated and wildly colored fabric collages by Ken Phillips of Denver. They explore some aspects of the wide world of mummery as historical marker, personal symbol and abiding archetype. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Art has helped Kaitlyn Sterlace overcome personal difficulties. It has become a guiding force, a source of comfort and healing, changing how she views the world. Having reaped benefits from her own aesthetic creations, Sterlace, 24, is passionate more

Capitol Lifestyle

“Call me Caroline. It rhymes with sin, gin or jasmine. Take your pick,” is how Colorado historian Caroline Bancroft greeted friends and foes alike—and she had a bevy of both. In history circles her name still spurs debate: some Colorado historians... more

LIFE ON CAPITOL HILL

For Brian Eichenberger, directing and conducting the Columbine Chorale is a labor of love and family legacy. After co-directing for years, he inherited the position from his father Richard, who taught music at South High School for decades. more

People of South Denver

You don’t make it in the restaurant business by chasing every hot—or haute—trend. You might get in on something new, but, if you’re going to make it, you dig into what you do and live the concept to the end. If you’re lucky (or hardworking, or... more

Cap Hill Business News

It is with great sadness we report that Roger Armstrong, longtime Capitol Hill-area community activist and former Executive Director of Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN), has lost his battle with cancer. Speaking to her time with Armstrong... more

Local Headlines

Forced by his parents to play American football while growing up in Mexico City, musician El Javi (who goes by the single name) bailed on the sport when his family relocated elsewhere in the city and he could no longer play on the team. more

People of South Denver