Chris Walker covers news and music as a staff writer at Westword. Prior to living in Denver, he spent two years bicycling across Eurasia, during which he wrote feature stories for VICE, NPR, Forbes, and The Atlantic. Read more of Chris's feature work and view his portfolio here.
2 days ago | Environment
It's like Google Maps, except you can zoom in on individual buildings and check their Energy Star scores, which reflect a structure's energy efficiency on a 1-100 scale.
3 days ago | Politics
Within an hour of the Federal Communications Commission voting to rescind rules protecting net neutrality on December 14, Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman took to Twitter to voice his disappointment and announce that he'll be introducing his own ...
6 days ago | Homeless
Twelve months of meetings. Discussion among 23 people about parliamentary procedures and committee positions. Hours spent debating the nuances of words like “gentrification.” Listening to reports from Denver’s Office of Economic Development. Publi...
9 days ago | Construction Watch
"All our partners already do some form of work in the community, and we had a discussion about how affordable housing is so difficult."
12 days ago | Denver Development
The director of the Mayor Michael Hancock's new Office of Housing and Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE), Erik Soliván is the driving force behind Denver’s five-year affordable-housing plan.
12 days ago | Concert Reviews
“That was fucked up good,” a stoned-looking guy said to me as soon as Grizzly Bear finished its encore and the house lights in the Ogden Theatre came on.