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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 …
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BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

 The government agency in charge of managing the millions of acres of federal land across the American west will be headquartered in Grand Junction, while Lakewood will see a surge in staff.
Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …
Moses (Left) and Adela watch their father, Justin Marceau, speak to the group of protesters under the watch of their mother Rebecca Aviel in Washington Park, Saturday morning, July 6, 2019.

Denver residents torn on geese roundups

Tension between animal-rights defenders and the City of Denver rose to a crescendo following pre-dawn roundups of Canada geese at City Park and Washington Park in early July. The Canada geese …
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The ‘strong neighborhoods’ of District 4

Editor’s Note: District 4 covers the Wellshire, University Hills, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy and Souhmoor Park neighborhoods. When Kendra Black first ran for District 4 of city …

Creating policy for a growing Denver

Editor’s Note: District 6 covers the Washington Park, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Rosedale, University and University Park neighborhoods. Paul Kashmann sits at a booth in …
Education

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 …
As part of his written portfolio, Caleb Pan created a visual piece. Each image matches with a short piece he wrote as part of the portfolio. Writing and collage is something that Pan likes to do in his spare time.

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 …
Carol Helstosky flips through a cookbook from the special collections at the University of Denver. Helstosky teaches a food history class that lets students explore the tens of thousands of books and pamphlets included in the university’s food archive.

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 …

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 …

Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'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 …
Business

Junior League of Denver grants $50,000 to nonprofits

The Junior League of Denver granted $50,000 to eight nonprofit organizations at the league’s 100th anniversary celebration May 22 at the Tivoli on the Auraria campus, according to a news release. …

Face It Together nonprofit awarded $500,000 grant

Face It Together has received a $500,000 grant from the Stand Together Foundation to help the nonprofit expand its reach in Denver and help more people fighting addiction. The foundation supports …
Voodoo Doughnuts opened its South Broadway location over Father’s Day weekend last month.

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 …
Co-owner of Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA food truck said the business model allowed her and her husband, Jessie, to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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,” …

Tony Saponaro, left, and Andy Ngovanduc behind the counter at Pizzability.

Denver workers with disabilities show their skills

When Andy Ngovanduc describes his job at Pizzability, he makes his workday sound ideal. “We just chill and hang out, and we eat the whole day long,” he said. “It’s kind of fun.” The …
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