—Courtesy of Alan Bucknam
More than 1,000 veterans are laid to rest nationally per day. Sadly, a lack of appropriated Department of Defense funding means that some of them are buried without the full military honors required by the National Defense Authorization Act. The Denver-born Honor Bell Foundation wants to help fix...
(Read more: how midcentury modern architecture is making a comeback)
A rendering of the first home to be completed in Wilder Lane
—Courtesy of Studio Gunn Architecture, LLC
Midcentury modern architecture flourished from 1945 to 1975—but Denver was ahead of the trend. The Mile High City got its first mid-mod home in 1935, when Casper Hegner, fresh from studying in Europe, built his International House in Wash Park. This month, New Century Modern and Studio Gunn...
—Love Hope Strength Foundation
19: The number of Red Rocks Amphitheatre concertgoers at each sold-out show who may be bone marrow matches for cancer patients in need of donations. Love Hope Strength Foundation, a Denver nonprofit, sets up booths at Red Rocks shows where healthy adult attendees can become...
—Illustrations by John Ueland
John Brisben Walker should have fired his real estate agent. The original owner of the land where Red Rocks Amphitheatre sits handed over the world’s only outdoor venue with perfect acoustics—which celebrates its 75th anniversary this season—for a paltry $54,155, or roughly $750,000 in today’s...
—Courtesy of Parikh Stevens Architects
Park Hill Village West (pictured above)
4055–4124 Albion St.
Opening Date: Spring 2016
Affordable Housing Units: 155
Perk: Close to commuter rail that connects downtown and Denver International Airport
Ashley Union Station
1975 18th St.
Opening Date: Early 2017
Mayor Michael Hancock at the groundbreaking of an affordable housing complex in Park Hill
It’s no secret that Denver is quickly becoming one of the country’s most expensive rental markets: The average price for a one-bedroom apartment is now $1,314 a month. If you can’t afford that (and if you make minimum wage or are a student-loan-strapped millennial, you probably can’t), the city’s...
Surfing the South Platte River in Littleton
—Photo courtesy of Mark Visser
Every spring, mountain runoff sends waves coursing down the Colorado River, transforming Glenwood Canyon into a kind of Rocky Mountain Steamer Lane. Sadly, swells on the South Platte River in Denver aren’t quite as impressive, but that changes next month with the debut of River Run Park, a man-made...