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Denver Water rates to be slightly higher in 2020

Residents will see about a $1 increase in their monthly water bills after the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to pay for upgrades and projects to keep Denver Water's system … more

The 'Mother Teresa' of Five Points

For Dr. Justina Ford, simply doing her job was an uphill battle. Although she was one of the first women to practice medicine in Colorado, she was not allowed to do so in a hospital because she was … more

Voters face delays in learning of foreign election hackers

If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state … more

New statewide panel tackles wildfire issues

The new Colorado Fire Commission is a “roll-up-your-sleeves” type of group. “It's clear to me this is a group focused on getting work done on behalf of Colorado,” said Jefferson County … more

Yes or no on Prop DD: Arguments for and against

As people continue to move to Colorado in droves, one consequence of population growth is often overlooked: the water Coloradans consume. That’s why Proposition DD this November asks voters to … more

Yes or no on Prop CC: Arguments for and against

The most controversial choice on voters' ballots this November may not be over a politician — it could be over Proposition CC. That's a measure that asks Colorado voters to allow the state … more

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical … more

RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed … more

Making a case for a different way to vote

Frank Atwood wants to change the way America votes. Atwood, 70, is the chairman of the Approval Voting Party. The group passed the threshold of 1,000 members in the state at the beginning of October, … more

New leadership takes over Denver clothing nonprofit

Clothes to Kids of Denver has promoted Valerie Lunka as its new executive director. Lunka has been serving as the nonprofit’s director of development since 2014, according to a news release from … more

Denver job placement group celebrates 50 years

Bayaud Enterprises has racked up its 50th year of job placement and training. The organization also welcomes a new executive director this month. Tammy Bellofatto starts as the executive director at … more

New Americans clear citizenship hurdle in Denver

For Beate Wake, 52, becoming a U.S. citizen means having a stronger voice. “I don’t feel left out anymore, I feel like part of the group now,” said Wake, who is from Germany and has lived in … more

Protecting the High Line Canal

The High Line Canal Conservancy took its first step last month toward protecting a trail system that flows through 71 miles of the south metro area by releasing a master plan that will improve the … more

Denver animal shelter opens new space, continues renovation project

After more than 40 years of using the same animal kennels, the Denver Dumb Friends League was well overdue for an upgrade to its shelters. The newly named Leslie A. Malone Center features new … more

New Cherry Creek North CEO hopes to build ties with residents

A retail expert is jumping from one side of Cherry Creek to the other as he leaves his role at the shopping center to join the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District. Nick LeMasters has … more

Washington Park Profile: October 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

DPD to focus on education with new scooter ordinance

The Denver Police Department’s traffic enforcement division is currently approaching electric scooter riders with an agenda of education and training. Since the unexpected introduction of rental … more

Tiny homes to get Denver council vote this month

Giving citizens a larger role in dealing with Denver’s homelessness problem is at stake when the Denver City Council votes Oct. 7 on the tiny home ordinance. If passed, the measure could be a … more

Childhood care coalition announces new president/CEO

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children announced last month that Nicole Riehl would be the new president and CEO of the organization, according to a news release. The organization is a coalition … more
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