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WalkDenver and Denver Vision Zero Coalition are having a pretty good year, so far. Recently, the nonprofit WalkDenver named Jill Locantore, its previous Associate Director, as Executive Director. She succeeds Gosia Kung, who stepped down in... more

Local Headlines

As winter sets in, Denver's homeless population struggle to endure amid continuous sweeps by Denver police. more

In 2016, there were over 60,000 overdose (OD) deaths in the United States related to opioids. This surpasses more deaths than those Americans killed in Vietnam. This is a public health emergency and we as Americans should be appalled and alarmed. more

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

Capitol Opinion

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

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

Local Headlines

Nearly one million calls a year. Eighty-three thousand calls a month. Twenty-seven hundred calls a day. Regardless of how you measure it, Denver 911’s 2016 call volume was significant. And given Denver’s increasing popularity... more

Government News

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

Government News

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

South Denver Opinion 1 Comments

Up first: join Colfax Ave BID on Saturday, Aug. 12 for their annual street party, Art-i-fax! The event will run from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the intersection of Colfax and Park Avenues. Meet your neighbors and enjoy live music, local food and... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

In October 2016, LIFE reported Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (Colfax Ave BID) was using $30,000 of its budget to fund extra patrols on Colfax in an attempt to stem crime along the “iconic Denver strip.” Frank Locantore... more

Government News

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—financially backed by 17 big banks—has sparked strong, local Indigenous-led resistance, with demonstrations at bank branches, (including Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America). more

Capitol Opinion

A new Denver Police Department (DPD) COP Shop recently opened at 487 S. Broadway in the Broadway Marketplace. It is the seventh COP Shop in the metro area. COP Shops are storefronts manned by volunteers trained by DPD. The volunteers provide more

Government News

Denver Police District 3 recently stopped posting on Nextdoor and Facebook and have moved all communications to Denver Police Department’s Virtual Neighborhood. District 3 is the first to participate in the Virtual Neighborhood pilot program. more

Government News

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Sara Hertwig

“The police department depends on you to be its eyes and ears,” Denver Police District Six Commander, Ron Saunier, has been telling citizens worried about increased numbers of homeless people in their neighborhoods. more

WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE

At the request of Colfax Ave BID), Denver District 6 police officers will soon be conducting an additional 100 hours of foot and bike patrols along East Colfax Avenue. more

Government News

I have a love-hate relationship with religion. That said, at crucial times in my life, I have sought refuge in churches and have never been turned away. July 19 was no exception, though I was there for physical shelter, not spiritual. more

South Denver Opinion