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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. 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

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

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

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

Felicitations! And Facilitations—to help us plan our 2017 columns—please take this quick survey: Have you made your resolutions? Were they more like revolutions? Do they include solutions? Will they solve some confusions? Perhaps in city... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

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

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

I have always supported reducing air pollution as it has negative impacts for everyone who lives in the region, but especially on people living near roads and highways. Vehicles with no tailpipe emissions offer a tremendous opportunity... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM 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

Converting the Highline Canal from a water utility to a recreational and environmental amenity is a big job. To pull it off, Denver Water, the canal’s owner, has teamed with the Highline Canal Conservancy... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

Harvard Gulch exists to funnel runoff and provide recreation. The recreation side will be the focus of improvements. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Government

Tis the weeks before Christmas, and all through U. Park / Tall buildings are looming on high, in the dark! / So, Santa and Rudolph: when flying this way / Fly high, stay alert! Don’t smash up your sleigh! If you land in these streets, you’ll... more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Government

Given the volatile nature of the short-term rentals topic, the well-attended Feb. 3 town hall meeting at South High School, one of four held throughout Denver during the month, provided the perfect forum for an update. more

Mar 3, 2016 4:38 PM Government

My mantra every time I introduced myself to audiences large and small throughout the recent campaign was “My name is Paul Kashmann and I am honored to be a candidate to represent District 6 on Denver City Council.” more

Jul 30, 2015 12:20 PM Government

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