The scene at 15th and Wazee
The woman who was shot in a downtown office building on Tuesday afternoon has died, Denver Police Commander Ron Saunier said at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
The victim, who has yet to be formally identified, had filed for divorce from the shooter in April, according to police....
June 28 2016, 3:45 PM
—Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr via Creative Commons
A recent economic report contains some pretty dire—and unprecedented—news for all but a few counties nationwide. The silver lining: Denver County residents are among the lucky ones.
Only 15 counties in the U.S. with more than 500,000 residents are experiencing a better economic recovery...
June 28 2016, 1:30 PM
Editorial director Geoff Van Dyke and art director Dave McKenna discuss pages in the redesigned 5280 Magazine.
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
This month marks our first print redesign in five years, and if you haven’t had a chance to see the issue, by all means head to local newsstands (Tattered Cover, Safeway, King Soopers, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Walgreens), pick up a copy, and meet the new 5280. This redesign was spearheaded by art...
June 27 2016, 3:35 PM
The Denver Cat Company, located in the Berkeley neighborhood.
—Photo courtesy of Danielle Lirette
Amy Radtke always thought cats were creepy. The 36-year-old flight attendant was far from keen on taking her two young children to a café full of homeless felines. “I just associated cats with lonely old ladies,” she says.
But when Radtke and her little ones, eight-year-old Molly and seven-year-...
June 22 2016, 2:20 PM
Lake Ypsilon in Rocky Mountain National Park
With the National Park System's (NPS) centennial anniversary approaching in August, President Barack Obama has proposed spending more than $1 billion restoring the parks. Unfortunately, that won't come close to covering the $12 billion needed to pay for NPS' deferred maintenance (DM...
June 15 2016, 1:00 PM
The Laramie Foothills Conservation Herd explores the prairie.
—Photo by John Eisele / Colorado State University Photography
In early May, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law, designating the wooly bovidae as America’s first national mammal. Numbering in the millions until the late 1800s, bison were key to the evolution of the continent’s grasslands and earliest human inhabitants. But by the end...
May 31 2016, 10:30 AM
The Rocky Flats site circa 1995
—Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Last week, a group of university researchers announced a plan to study whether people who lived downwind from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant suffered health effects related to the facility. In its first week, the survey has already attracted about 2,000 respondents. “I think it’s...
May 26 2016, 3:15 PM
Michel Martin hosting a past event in Dallas discussing one of the most watched—and most controversial—sports in America, football.
—Photo courtesy of NPR
The future of water—who gets it and who has access to it—is just the start of an upcoming panel discussion presented by National Public Radio and host of “All Things Considered” Michel Martin. “Water is so central to the development of the west,” Martin says. “We’re working together to talk about...
May 18 2016, 9:15 AM