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Over the course of 2017, the city will continue to remove residential trash dumpsters from alleys and replace them with trash carts. more

Mar 22, 2017 3:53 PM Government

Denver voters approved a $572 million Bond in November to fund construction of new schools, additions to some existing buildings, installation of cooling systems at older buildings and a variety of safety and maintenance upgrades. The measure passed more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Education

Greetings, honored constituents – Much has been made of President Trump’s threats to withhold Federal funding from those “sanctuary cities” failing to honor immigration laws. And rightfully so. Is Denver a sanctuary city? more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Opinion

Hardly anyone reads the Denver Zoning Code for pleasure. But, recently, what looked to be another ho-hum amendment to Small Lot Parking Zone Exemptions has become a vigorous discussion. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Government

Now, Discover Denver has an updated website allowing community participation in documenting Denver's history. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:56 AM Government

Short-term rentals (STRs)—rentals for less than 30 days—are increasingly popular in tourist-heavy Denver. VRBO.com started here in 1995 as a solution to rent vacation mountain condos. Today, the website currently lists 2,600 owner-managed rentals... more

Feb 7, 2017 12:01 PM Government

Denver’s marijuana industry is beginning a push to extend hours past the currently mandated 7p.m. There’s no formal proposal yet, but the Denver City Council Special Issues Marijuana Committee heard from the cannabis industry on Jan. 9 that... more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 PM Government

After months of debate by neighborhood representatives, developers and housing experts, the city will hold public hearings and vote on a proposal to tighten the zoning code’s Small Lot Parking Exemption. Currently, lots in mixed-use commercial... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:59 AM Government

On Jan. 14, Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), the body representing Denver’s Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs), voted 40 to nine—with five abstentions—to approve a resolution to urge Denver City Council to extend the Small... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:58 AM Government

On Jan. 10, Beth McCann took over as Denver’s new District Attorney and is the first woman in the city’s history to hold the position. She replaced Mitch Morrissey, who served for 12 years. McCann decisively defeated Chief Deputy District Attorney... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:57 AM Government

I am old enough to remember a few other waves of feminism. Old enough to recall that before she became a leader in the women’s rights and social justice movements, Gloria Steinem was a Playboy Bunny. Yes, kids, we used to think of that magazine as more

Feb 7, 2017 11:56 AM Opinion

Before this shortest month is through— Hail groundhogs, cupid, presidents, too! Hurry! February—only 28 days—challenges us to keep up with our fast-changing neighborhood. The 80210 zip code is the winner of Most Construction Permit requests in... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Neighborhoods

In February of each odd-numbered year, the Democratic Party of Denver undergoes a reorganization. Almost all elected positions are up for election/re-election to a two-year term. This will occur on Saturday, Feb. 11 at South High School. Registration more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Government

Old South Pearl continues to get a face lift. One new, 16-unit apartment development at 1411 S. Pearl St. is already under construction. Two older buildings at 1545-1551 S. Pearl St. will be scraped in late spring or early summer for a new office more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Neighborhoods

Development, densification, traffic, parking and the demolition of structures in neighborhoods and along main street commercial districts like Old South Pearl Street has caused a lot of friction as Denver continues to grow at a faster rate than more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Government 2 Comments

The City and County of Denver last month selected three design-build teams to redesign the City Park Golf Course to include a stormwater detention basin, part of the city’s Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems improvements. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Government

The City and County of Denver is vibrant and thriving—ranked number one on U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Places to Live rankings for its value, strong job market and high quality of life. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Government

Remember the Cherry Creek Greenway recommendations included in the Denver’s 2012 Cherry Creek Area Plan? A public-private partnership is moving forward with a study on building on and making them a reality... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

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 Government

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