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Baker doughnut shop celebrates charity Tuesdays

As an introduction to the Denver community, the new Voodoo Doughnuts on South Broadway upped its usual charity game during the month of August. The company, which started in Portland, Oregon, but has … more

District 7 residents pick projects for Grandoozy funds

Residents voted on safety improvements and a new pollinator garden as the community projects to be funded from last year’s Grandoozy festival. The community fund received $130,000, said Maggie … more

Denver nonprofit hosts grand opening for renovated shelter

Last month, the Denver Dumb Friends League hosted a grand opening for its newly renovated shelter facilities, after completing a two-year, $40 million construction project. The new shelter will be … more

Washington Park Profile: September 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

Denver Public Schools offers recycling, compost options in 170 locations

You can add recycling to reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic to the Denver Public Schools curriculum after students returned to classrooms following the summer break. The trash, recycling and … more

Denver residents push for open space after golf course sale

Politics, business and citizen activism entangle the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Course property in the aftermath of its recent $24 million sale from Clayton Early Education to Denver developer Westside … more

Growing Pains: Managing ‘responsible growth’ in Denver

Looking out over the horizon in Denver, cranes have become a common sight. They pop up as quickly as the buildings do, working to permanently alter the city skyline. Just how many cranes go up is big … more

History Colorado names new state historian

William Wei, Ph.D., has taken over for Dr. Tom Noel as the state historian. History Colorado made the announcement in mid-July, and Wei assumed the position on Aug. 1, Colorado Day, according to a … more

A path to address climate change in Denver

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it” – President Barack Obama Last month, Denver Public Schools students … more

Safety advocates seek to stop bicycle fatality trend

On the north side of the street where South Marion Parkway curves into East Bayaud Avenue in Denver, stands a bicycle painted completely white. The bike is under a tree, with stacks of bouquets piled … more

Experts struggle to gauge potency of cannabis edibles

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is … more

Denver's at-large councilmembers look to create lasting change

Last month, Life on Capitol Hill featured profiles on the two new councilmembers that will be representing the area that the newspaper covers. For the August issue we included a profile on Denver's … more

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Colorado robotics community honors Kendrick Castillo

On the stage at Cherry Hills Community Church, a robot stood in honor of Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting. That robot was built by STEM Impulse — or … more

Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

How to talk to your children about violence

The National Association of School Psychologists has advice for parents wanting information on how to talk to their children in the aftermath of tragedies like the one at STEM School Highlands Ranch … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more
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