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Denver May election ballot initiatives

There will be two initiatives on the May ballot. The initiatives cover drug legalization, and homeless camping. Below are brief explanations of each. more

Public Works procedures aim to lessen construction impact

In response to my efforts to alleviate construction project management issues throughout the city, Denver Public Works (DPW) has released updated procedures that aim to lessen construction impacts to … more

Larimer Square’s history looms large

Sandwiched between two retail shops, 1411 Larimer St. is a skinny building, hardly 10 feet wide, a single room. Within this tight space, real estate developers have crammed the entire history of … more

Denver Workforce Services offers youth job fairs this month

Denver Workforce Services will be offering two Summer Job and Resource Fairs this month for young adults ages 16-24. The events have a focus on summer jobs. Youths must turn 16 prior to May 1 to … more

April 2 rally for equal pay on steps of Colorado Capitol

A rally and press conference on Equal Pay Day in support of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB19-085) was held on April 2, marking the day that women’s earnings will finally “catch up” to … more

10 Denver area Target stores to undergo remodeling this year

Target is planning to invest about $150 million over two years to remodel a number of its stores in the Denver metro area, according to a news release. In 2019, 10 stores will be remodeled, and a … more

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows that unwanted effects of cannabis and cannabis products are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13. more

‘I’ll be there for my little girl’

Maverick’s Last Ride didn’t start exactly as Christian Redman — called Maverick in his Army days — had hoped. He was scheduled to leave March 4 from his Parker home with fellow veteran Ray … more

Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple … more

Teens’ creativity soars in nonprofit’s art studio class

After setting up tables for class, teenagers come to collect paints, markers, paper or brushes for their individual projects. Often, they stop to chat with Karl Poulson, an art teacher who has been … more

Grandoozy pumps the brakes

Grandoozy, the new music festival that organizers had hoped would become a Denver institution, is taking a break in 2019 after one year. The festival ran over three days last September, drawing in an … more

DU students to build home powered by renewable energy

A team of 20 University of Denver students will be participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, the university announced in a news release. In a series of … more

Washington Park Profile: March Business Matters

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

Clarification

In the February issue of the Washington Park Profile, the article titled “Are co-located schools squeezing each other out?,” parents quoted in the article stated they felt the student populations … more

Handyman charged with arson in Denver explosion

Denver fire officials have arrested the former handyman of a building destroyed in August by a fire and charged him with first-degree arson and first-degree attempted murder in connection with the … more

I-70 project continues on schedule with March closures

Although February has been one of the Denver metro area’s coldest months in years – with temperatures averaging 28 degrees – crews continue to make progress on the Central 70 Project and remain … more
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