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118 Years Ago, a Denver Teen Was Publicly and Brutally Murdered

In November 1900, Preston “John” Porter Jr. was accused of raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl, and as punishment, was burned at the stake. Now, local activists are working to commit his memory—and that of others lynched at the turn of the 20th century—to the public record.

Colorado Is Still a (Very) Purple State—At Least for Now

On Tuesday, voters elected Democratic candidates across the board, while striking down progressive ballot initiatives. What does this tell us about Colorado’s current state of purple politics?


Denver Tightens Its Grip on Affordable Housing Stock

On Monday, Denver City Council passed a new ordinance to extend the lifespan of one of its most critical resources: income-restricted rental units.

Colorado Ballot 2018: What Every Voter Should Know

We break down the 13 initiatives on the ballot this year, so you can focus on rocking the vote.

What You Need to Know About Amendment 74

The proposed change to the Colorado Constitution would require private property owners to be compensated when a law or regulation reduces the market value of their property. If passed, it would make Colorado’s property law the most extreme in the nation.

Beaver Brook Trail

Hike We Like: Beaver Brook and Chavez Loop

Get a taste of nature and a bit of exercise without committing half the day to a car ride on this moderate hike near Denver. Mid-week outing, anyone?

Tara Donovan

Nothing Is as It Seems in Tara Donovan’s Fieldwork, Now Open at MCA Denver

“There’s a visual shift that happens in all of my work that isn’t really apparent in a photograph,” Donovan says.

Denver Passed Its Most Aggressive Housing Affordability Plan Yet

The city has pledged to dedicate millions of dollars to affordable housing, in an effort to build thousands more units over the next five years. But is it enough?


Denver Will Vote on Big Changes to Political Campaign Funding

Everything you need to know about the Democracy for the People initiative, a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that would reform the way candidates run for public office.

Join the Discourse on Gun Violence at the Dairy Arts Center

A new exhibition opening Friday explores an epidemic of death by guns in excruciating detail.

Julie Buffalohead

New DAM Exhibitions Explore Memory Through Animals

Two current Denver Art Museum exhibits, Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead and Eyes On: Shimabuku, explore ideas of identity, tradition, and inherited memory through the depiction of animals.

City Council Passes New Rules to Curb Housing Discrimination

On Monday night, Denver City Council passed a bill that makes it illegal for landlords to refuse housing to prospective renters based on their income sources. But opponents say the rules will have far-reaching implications.

Hike We Like: Herman Gulch Trail

This out-and-back near Idaho Springs leads to an alpine lake that is perfect for cooling off in the dog days of summer—plus you’ll get a great workout with stunning views.

Social Impact Bond

Denver Invests Another $2.4 Million in the Housing First Model

By many measures, Denver’s two-year-old housing first program, funded by a Social Impact Bond, can be considered a success. But not everyone is on board with expansion.

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Get Schooled on Beans at Dragonfly Coffee Roasters’ New Tasting Room

There’s no milk, and no food. Enthusiasts can sip single-origin and blended artisan coffees prepared through one of five extraction methods at this North Boulder spot.

MCA’s Latest Exhibition Grapples with Violence and Grace

Works by painter Cleon Peterson, a mentee of street artist legend Shepard Fairey, will be shown in a museum for the first time, alongside two other powerful exhibits.

Meet the Men Who Hiked the Entire Grand Canyon

The pair hiked 800 miles in 71 days to showcase the canyon’s hidden beauty, which they say is under threat.

Hike We Like: Corona Arch Near Moab, Utah

Take in the quintessential vistas of the Moab area while skipping the crowds at Arches National Park (and barely breaking a sweat).

Rocky Mountain National Park

Proposed National Parks Fee Increase Has Local Business Owners Worried

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed a sharp increase to visitation fees at the National Parks, which has some business owners in Estes Park concerned.

CU Professors to Study Behavioral Impact of Cannabis Legalization

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors received $5.5 million to research how the legalization of cannabis for recreational use impacts human behavior.

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