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BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

 The government agency in charge of managing the millions of acres of federal land across the American west will be headquartered in Grand Junction, while Lakewood will see a surge in staff. more

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, … more

Denver residents torn on geese roundups

Tension between animal-rights defenders and the City of Denver rose to a crescendo following pre-dawn roundups of Canada geese at City Park and Washington Park in early July. The Canada geese … more

The ‘strong neighborhoods’ of District 4

Editor’s Note: District 4 covers the Wellshire, University Hills, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy and Souhmoor Park neighborhoods. When Kendra Black first ran for District 4 of city … more

Creating policy for a growing Denver

Editor’s Note: District 6 covers the Washington Park, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Rosedale, University and University Park neighborhoods. Paul Kashmann sits at a booth in … more

District 7 representative continues to work for a greener Denver

Editor’s Note: District 7 covers the Valverde, Baker, Speer, Athmar Park, Washington Park West, Ruby Hill, Overland, College View-South Platte and Platt Park neighborhoods. Denver parks have long … more

Denver District 5: ‘the best of both worlds’

Editor’s note: District 5 includes the Hale, Montclair, East Colfax, Hilltop, Lowry Field, Washington Virginia Vale and Windsor neighborhoods. When Amanda Sawyer found out about a new development … more

Denver nonprofit struts its stuff for feline fundraiser

The Denver Dumb Friends League will host the second annual Catwalk on July 13. This year’s event will feature 10 local breweries and is a ticketed event for people 21 and over. General admission … more

Junior League of Denver grants $50,000 to nonprofits

The Junior League of Denver granted $50,000 to eight nonprofit organizations at the league’s 100th anniversary celebration May 22 at the Tivoli on the Auraria campus, according to a news release. … more

Face It Together nonprofit awarded $500,000 grant

Face It Together has received a $500,000 grant from the Stand Together Foundation to help the nonprofit expand its reach in Denver and help more people fighting addiction. The foundation supports … more

South Denver residents get creative on paying for housing

Janet Bardwell’s home in University Park has been in the family all her life. It is her childhood home and where she grew up. When her mother became sick in 2010, Bardwell moved back into the home … more

Saying goodbye to District 5

It is bittersweet that this is both my first and last column for the Washington Park Profile as District 5 councilwoman. I’ve been asked to write because re-districting in 2015 included the … more

The privilege of telling your stories

And just like that, a year has gone by. My first issue of the Washington Park Profile came out in July 2018. In the last year I have covered the South Platte, the food bank at South High School, … more

Wash Park looks into new kids programming

In an effort to extend summer programming for kids into the fall months, staff at the Washington Park Recreation Center are setting out to try a new event — a miniature triathlon. While the event … more

University of Denver announces new chancellor

With the University of Denver’s Chancellor Rebecca Chopp stepping down this month, the school announced that Jeremy Haefner would be taking over as the 19th chancellor. Chopp has served the … more

Denver proposes new bike lanes near Wash Park

As Amy Kenreich pulls up to the intersection at South Marion Parkway and East Dakota Avenue, she slows at the stop sign and reminds her two children to do the same. “What do I always tell you?” … more

Denver makes ‘lucky’ deal for new University Hills park

After searching for land for five years, the city is one step closer to a new park for the University Hills neighborhood. Nestled just three blocks east of Colorado Boulevard in a quieter residential … more

Washington Park Profile: July Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business … more

Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide … more

Mayor Hancock’s third term ‘an opportunity to be bold’

After winning his third term as mayor, Michael B. Hancock is taking on a new strategy: He wants to tackle equity in Denver and ensure growth in the city benefits all. “A third term also presents an … more
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