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Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …
Tom Boasberg, former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, gives a high five to a student on the first day of school at Escalante-Biggs Academy in north Denver.

DPS announces interim superintendent

Dr. Ron Cabrera steps in as interim superintendent Following Tom Boasberg's departure as superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS) on Oct. 19, board members announced that Dr. Ron Cabrera would …
Catherine Jaffee in one of the studios at House of Pod in Five Points. House of Pod helps to train people on how to create podcasts and tell their own stories.

Meet your neighbor: Catherine Jaffee

Meet your neighbor spotlights interesting people and projects outside of the traditional Washington Park Profile coverage area that caught our attention. If you have suggestions email Kailyn Lamb at …
The Encore at Evans Station development is being constructed on the former site of the Shattuck Chemical Company. Fonda Apostolopoulos, the project manager for the site with the state Department of Public Health and Environment, called the redevelopment “a great success story.”

The lasting impact of a superfund site in Overland Park

More than 30 years ago, Helene Orr was spending every second of spare time reading documents on chemical waste. Often she would be up until 2 or 3 in the morning trying to make sense of legal papers …

After a 1898 Queen Anne house at 2124 S. Columbine St. was demolished earlier this year, residents of University Park took action and applied for funds to preserve historic buildings in the area. The neighborhood received a grant from Historic Denver, a nonprofit which also works to preserve buildings.

University Park group receives $9,000 from Historic Denver

In February this year, a Queen Anne home from 1898 was demolished in the University Park neighborhood. Tired of seeing homes with potential for historic protection being scraped in favor of newer, …
Education
Stephen Cochenour works on the farms on Denver Public Schools property. All of the food grown on the farms goes to students.

DPS board announces support of state ballot issue

Farm-to-cafeteria program enriches student life Denver Public schools (DPS) is the third-largest procurer of local food in the state, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to …

DU receives $14 million gift

Doug and Mary Scrivner have pledged $14 million to the University of Denver to establish the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, a news release from the school reported. The donation will support …

DU to exhibit works from Madden Collection

This month, The Madden Musuem of Art at 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Circle in Greenwood Village, will bring a selection of its collection to the University of Denver. The school has partnered with the …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …

DU Law rolls out hybrid format

Students in the professional part-time JD program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law can now complete their required classes through a combination of online instruction and weekend …
Business
Construction on the Denver Tennis Park near Washington Park is completed. The park will open this month and is run by a nonprofit organization that aims to teach kids how to play tennis.

Washington Park Profile: November Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquires on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Gabe Nagel, owner of Gabe’s Bazaar, sells his products at a gala put on by the Young Americans organization. Nagel typically does business at events like this one and has also sold his products in a number of retail locations.

Colorado kids become their own bosses

The Denver eighth-grader currently runs Gabe’s Bazaar, a business that sells two major products: massage candles that melt into lotion and Super Bars, which combine deodorant, sunscreen, …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Tricia Chinn Campbell at an event with Mom's Night Out Productions. Chinn Campbell first started doing events for moms two years ago as a way to meet more people in the community.

Meet your neighbors: Tricia Chinn Campbell

Being a mom is a full-time job, but sometimes it's nice to get away from the house and hang out with other adults — even if it's just for a little while. When Tricia Chinn Campbell first saw the …

From left, owners Taylor Rosean, Megan Lumpkins and James Veigel received the second license in the city of Denver to run a social cannabis consumption business. They are hoping to open Vape and Play on South Broadway by the end of the year.

Social cannabis space set to open this fall on South Broadway

After two years of looking at about 50 locations for their business and talking to 17 neighborhood organizations, mother-and-son duo Megan Lumpkins and Taylor Rosean are opening Denver’s second …
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