Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks at the site for Catholic Charities' new shelter for homeless women, which is expected to open in mid-2017. Photo courtesy of Anya Semenoff/The Catholic Alliance
It's no secret that Denver continues to struggle with how to address its homeless population. Despite facing a class-action lawsuit for its “homeless sweeps,” which clear public areas and sidewalks of debris, including some property of homeless people, the city began another round of...
December 5 2016, 10:55 AM
With a LXX membership you can enjoy unlimited access to the roof top pool at the Four Seasons Denver. Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons
Looking for something truly unique (if not a little over-the-top) to gift your loved ones this holiday? From specialty gadgets to pampering services and more, we've rounded up five outrageous gifts that are sure to keep you on the nice list all year long.
Four Seasons LXX Membership:...
December 2 2016, 2:15 PM
The Trump protest in front of the State Capitol last night gathered thousands in opposition. Photo by author.
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Colorado State Capitol yesterday as the sun was setting to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. Two locals, Qween Phoenix and Meghan Rose, organized the event via Facebook under the name Denver Unites for Better after they felt a...
November 11 2016, 10:30 AM
—Photo by Morgan Rachel Levy
When you work in media, it can be tough to figure out whether the stories you write really matter to anyone. Thanks to the rise of social media and online comments sections, you usually know instantly if something you’ve produced has angered someone, and we just finished a political campaign in...
November 10 2016, 4:20 PM
Courtesy of Jordon Daniel
More than 37,000 active duty military personnel live in Colorado. We also boast a veteran population of more than 413,000. That means close to 10 percent of the Centennial State’s 5.3 million residents have served or are serving. Yet, too often, civilians’ only association with this population...
November 10 2016, 1:50 PM
East High School student Josiah Peters reads Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest book.
—Photo by Ehren Joseph
One late-fall morning, a pink glow from the east shines through our car windows as I drive my kids to school. I’m nervously watching the clock (and the traffic) when my then first-grade daughter murmurs, “For each new morning with its light/ For rest and shelter of the night….” She trails off, then...
October 31 2016, 10:03 AM
Courtesy of Tye Idleman / Twitch Photos
The Denver Department of Environmental Health has decided to lift its consumer safety advisory on kratom products, following the Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision to withdraw its proposal to classify the plant as a schedule 1 drug.
Bob McDonald, public health administrator and executive...
October 14 2016, 4:30 PM
The real-life stand-in for the Seinfeld coffee shop in Manhattan.—Steve Harris / Flickr
It’s not quite as spiritually uplifting as wise men chasing a star to find a miracle baby, but Frank Costanza’s origin story for Festivus, a December holiday that gained notoriety on Seinfeld in 1997, kicks off one of that sitcom’s best plot lines:
Frank Costanza: Many Christmases...
October 5 2016, 11:45 AM