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Planning for the future in southeast Denver

By the time most of you read this piece, our quadrennial municipal elections will have reached their conclusion following a June 4 run-off. As has been said, the exercise of democracy is a messy … more

Washington Park teen awarded national writing scholarship

In short, poetic paragraphs, Caleb Pan captures the moments of his life from the everyday details to the raw personal moments. Writing, he said, keeps him grounded.  That writing recently garnered … more

University of Denver cookbook archive helps students discover new passions

For students at the University of Denver with an interest in cooking, Carol Helstosky’s course Think, Eat, Write: Food History is an eye-catcher in a long list of class offerings. But while classes … more

Denver launches food waste pilot program

On May 1, the city started a new pilot food waste program that included nine Denver restaurants as well as composting businesses. Run by the Denver Department of Health and Environment’s … more

Washington Park Profile: June 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 nonprofits race to fundraise

Crossing the finish line into City Park after running a Colfax race is only half the battle for the 220 participating nonprofits — it’s also a marathon fundraising session. The nonprofit Colfax … more

Two Denver education nonprofits announce merger

Denver Urban Scholars announced last month it would merge with Uptown-based Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit based in the Cole neighborhood that helps children middle school … more

Denver plan for park access moves forward

Last November, Denver voters approved ballot measure 2A, ushering in a new era for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The measure, passed by a margin of about 60 to 40 percent of … more

What will we ‘do better’ after the failure of I-300?

Thank you to Denver voters for re-electing me. In July I’ll accept the challenges and powers that come with a final term of official leadership, during a time of great prosperity and inequality. … more

New diabetes cases fall as obesity rises

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. New federal data released May 28 found the number of new diabetes … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

'A special day to remember those who have given the final and ultimate sacrifice'

Celeste Gamache served 20 years in the United States Air Force, including two tours in Afghanistan. Gamache joined other military veterans, families, friends and loved ones at Fort Logan National … more

Dinosaur fossils found in Highlands Ranch

A dinosaur that once roamed what is now Highlands Ranch met the open air for the first time in more than 66 million years, after a construction crew discovered its bones at a construction site in … more

Citizens rally at Capitol for gun rights

Dennis Gatchalian has lived in the United States since 1984, the year he left his home in the Philippines. He’s resided in Denver for 35 years. On May 18, he stood in front of the state Capitol … 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

Messages of faith, hope as Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

More than 80 men, decorated in red, purple and green regalia, gathered in front of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton. The Knights of Columbus traveled from across Colorado to honor Kendrick … 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

Juvenile STEM shooting suspect charged as adult

Two key revelations emerged May 15 during the second court appearances for suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that left student Kendrick Castillo dead and eight other … more
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