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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

Chris Hinds sets sights on mobility in Denver

Editor’s Note: District 10 covers the Uptown, Golden Triangle, Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, Alamo Placita, Country Club and Cherry Creek neighborhoods. As he begins to wind down from … more

Denver Water proposes removal of lead pipes

Denver Water is looking to tackle lead in consumer drinking water head-on — by removing all the lead pipes in its system. On July 1, the utility organization announced a new three-part plan to … more

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis … more

Reporter Stories: Growth Caps and other July fireworks

Join Community Editor Joseph Rios to discuss Lakewood's growth cap vote and Independence Day events across the Denver Metro area. more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

State high court clears path for TABOR ballot issue

Proponents of a Colorado ballot initiative to eliminate a constitutional amendment that strictly limits government's ability to tax and spend can proceed with their campaign to put the question on … more

Swift water is safety focus as Colorado snowpack melts

Rachel Kohler loves rivers. “Playing in rivers can be a ton of fun,” she said, “as long as you’re doing it with full knowledge of the risks — and you have a safety plan in place.” For her … more

New members join Denver City Council

This post will be updated on June 15 with an official count from the Denver Elections Division. The early numbers are in for the runoff election, and several new councilmembers will be joining the … more

Baker landmark silos see last days on Santa Fe

It’s difficult to miss the large Rio Grande Co. silos that tower over Santa Fe Drive at 201 Santa Fe Drive. The green structure on top of the six towers has been a staple of the Baker neighborhood … more

Growing Pains: Denver neighborhoods work to bring everyone to the table

When Tim Roberts first became president of the East Colfax Neighborhood Association, he noticed something that didn’t sit well with him. Although East Colfax has a wealth of diversity in the … more
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