Denver teachers will vote on a strike this month

The clock is ticking. After more than a year of salary negotiations, teachers say they are getting ready for their last resort: voting for a strike. For the last 18 months, members of the Denver …
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Government shutdown: What Colorado politicians are saying

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal …

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is …

Denver Recycles program turns Christmas trees into mulch
The life of a Christmas tree is short: It spends a month or so in warm comfort, decorated with glowing lights, before it’s thrown out at the end of the year. For the past 25 years, Denver Recycles, …

Denver recruits next wave of compost experts

Every year one environmentally-minded group of volunteers devotes a good deal of time to talking about composting. Between the 35 of them, they manage to spend more than 1,400 hours from May to …

Denver Public Library says goodbye to overdue fines

When Denver Public Libraries lowered daily overdue fines in 2014, the goal was clear —the libraries were trying to “reduce barriers to customer access,” Jennifer Hoffman said. Hoffman, who is …

Historic Denver mansion receives award for LGBTQ-friendly events

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion was named the Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event in a national conference sponsored by Unique Venues, according to a news release from History Colorado. The award is …

Mayor seeks seniors’ words of wisdom for Denver’s future

As the city of Denver celebrates 160 years since its founding, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has created a new community project inviting senior residents to share their thoughts on the future. Denver’s …

Find the orchid to match your skills

Once considered a hobby for the elite, new propagation techniques and the mass production of orchids has made the joy of growing these amazing plants accessible to everyone. Not too long ago, the …

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