Then-mayor John Hickenlooper at the first Civic Center Eats.It was fun while it lasted, but the last Civic Center Eats of the season gets rolling in Civic Center Park at 11 a.m. today. The gathering of gourmet food trucks and carts has been a movable feast all summer, but after today the even ... More >>
The massive Better Denver bonds project that voters approved in 2007 has resulted in one much better Denver Animal Shelter, replacing an almost forty-year-old pound that was definitely a dog. And when it celebrates its official opening tomorrow, it will also celebrate one of the city's great ... More >>
Both Wil Alston and Albus Brooks have been involved in the development and well-bring of the District 8 community, and now both would like to step that up by becoming the next city councilman to represent that area.
Albus Brooks.Carla Madison's death threw the District 8 race into turmoil. Eventually, 38 candidates sought her seat, with predictions that 2,500 votes would win the day. Turns out, though, that far fewer were needed. According to "unofficial final" results, Wil Alston and Albus Brooks will ... More >>
Gary FaulknerThe death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of an elite American strike team sure put a crimp in the travel plans of Gary Faulkner, the Greeley man detained on the Pakistan-Afghan border last June. Armed with sword and pistol, Faulkner told authorities he'd been hunting the terrori ... More >>
In just over 36 hours, the polls -- or at least the hands collecting mail-in ballots -- will close, and this first, endless round of the municipal election will finally be over. And then it will start all over again, as we move on to round two and the runoff.
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- which means legislators still have a chance to do the light stuff. Although proposals involving which stores can sell what beers have all died, Senate Bill 60 would allow restaurants and bars to sell any beer.
Food truck season is rolling right in, but Carla Madison is no longer in the driver's seat. Who's steering the process now?
Carla MadisonIt only seems like every resident of District 8 is running for Carla Madison's spot on Denver City Council. But even with 39 candidates jumping into the write-in race for the seat, that represents less than .001 percent of the 47,265 eligible voters in the district.
Big pic below.Paul Noel Fiorino's run for Denver mayor was bumpy, with so many signatures disallowed that he failed to make the ballot. He announced that he'd carry on as a write-in candidate -- but now he's dropped that plan to join the 39 hopefuls for the late Carla Madison's District 8 cit ... More >>
Carla Madison.Thirty-nine. That's how many people had registered with the Denver Elections Division by last night's deadline as write-in candidates for the District 8 seat previously occupied by Carla Madison, who passed away two weeks ago today. She was running unopposed, but 39 people were ... More >>
Carla MadisonDenver ballots arrived in mailboxes across town this past weekend -- and those that went to residents of District 8 still include the name of incumbent councilwoman Carla Madison, who was running unopposed when she passed away on April 5, after the ballots for this all mail-in el ... More >>
Warren Edson.The list of candidates hoping to win the District 8 City Council seat that opened up due to councilwoman Carla Madison's death is a long one -- more than twenty to date. Among the more noteworthy? Warren Edson, who's best known for his advocacy of medical marijuana. Although he s ... More >>
At their meeting last night, Denver City Council members wore orange in honor of their colleague, Carla Madison, who died last week. But Madison was not just in their hearts and thoughts: She was on the agenda, because people are lining up to run for her seat -- even as soon-to-be City Attorn ... More >>
Across town this weekend, people were mourning the loss of Denver City Councilwoman Carla Madison, not just the council's most colorful representative, but also one of its active and involved, always appearing at community events, even as her cancer advanced. And now there will be an event in ... More >>
Tracie Keesee.Here's your chief's hat, what's your hurry? With many of the mayoral candidates saying that Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman should go -- and Whitman himself saying he would resign if asked -- some people, including the author of today's Denver Post editorial, are calling for ... More >>
Carla Madison.Patricia Calhoun's tribute to city councilwoman Carla Madison, who lost her fight against cancer this week, prompted one reader to share memories of a most uncommon politician. Here's the kind of eulogy that Madison would no doubt have loved.
Carla Madison.Carla Madison, who died on Tuesday, wasn't just Denver City Council's most colorful member. She wasn't just the most likable, someone who's inspired an outpouring of heartfelt comments and fond memories. She might also have been its hardest-working, the go-to choice when there w ... More >>
Carla Madison.District 8 councilwoman Carla Madison has been battling colon cancer for about two years, but the fight didn't seem to slow her down. That's why her sudden death yesterday came as such a surprise. Below, read the city's official goodbye to Madison, featuring remembrances from co ... More >>
John Hickenlooper at last summer's Civic Center Eats.As mayor, John Hickenlooper frequented the gourmet food trucks that parked outside City Hall for Civic Center Eats. Now Denver City Council representative Carla Madison, as head of the city's truck task force, is overseeing a study of the ... More >>
Then-mayorJohn Hickenlooper visited a food truck in Civic Center Park.With the warm weather rolling into Denver, can a fleet of gourmet food trucks be far behind? Last year, the truck trend took the town by storm -- but by the end of 2010, things were looking stormy, with Sean and Denon Moore ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall has food vendors, but no trucks.As far as Brian Phetteplace can determine, the last time the city revised the rules for mobile food vendors -- at least the rules as they applied to downtown -- was back in 1996, long before anyone anticipated the current race of food truck ... More >>
then-mayor John Hickenlooper stopped by a food truck at last summer's Civic Center Eats.The city has just issued its revised Food Truck Guide -- a new document that pulls together all the old rules that still regulate the operation of mobile food vendors in this city. Yes, some seem contradic ... More >>
Gourmet food trucks were the surprise hit of 2010 -- by December, over 150 mobile food vendors had been licensed in Denver, which almost put the movement on par with the medical-marijuana dispensary business. And like dispensaries, the food trucks have been causing some headaches for the city ... More >>
The Steuben's truck was the first of the next generation of food trucks to hit the road."Let's make sure we all understand what the rules are before we change them," said Denver City Council president Chris Nevitt, after a council committee had been discussing the rules now regulating this ci ... More >>
Big pics below.At a rally Friday against Denver's ban on pit bulls, the lone city council member in favor of the overturning the measure told a cheering crowd of about a hundred people that an upcoming federal lawsuit focusing on a loophole established by the Americans with Disabilities Act c ... More >>
From the ad.In August, we told you about a move on the part of El Paso county commissioners to place a medical marijuana dispensary ban on the November ballot. The plan's subsequent approval means voters will decide the fate of approximately seventy centers, grow operations and the like. But ... More >>
From Lo Hi's website.On July 2, Altitude Organic Medicine shut down after a city council zoning measure doomed it -- an outcome council member Carla Madison said was regrettable but unavoidable. Before he closed up shop, AOM co-owner Brian Cook implied that another nearby dispensary, LoHi Ca ... More >>
Altitude Organic Medicine.Yesterday, Denver City Council member Carla Madison explained the rationale behind an amendment that forced Altitude Organic Medicine, a successful Highlands dispensary, out of business. AOM's Brian Cook has responded with a virtual manifesto about the situation. Re ... More >>
Carla Madison.Last Friday, Altitude Organic Medicine's Highlands location held a combination goodbye party and going-out-of-business sale after being forced to close due to a controversial amendment that essentially zoned AOM out of existence. Owner Brian Cook promises a lawsuit -- but city ... More >>
Altitude Organic Medicine.Altitude Organic Medicine received a rave as part of our Mile Highs and Lows dispensary reviews. But AOM may get a much more negative critique at today's city council meeting. Owner Brian Cook says two members are trying to shut down his business over what he sees as ... More >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. Chec ... More >>
Can a white woman with ties to Dune, Keanu Reeves and Burning Man effectively represent Denver’s historically black city council district?
Masseuse Carla Madison keeps in touch with the Denver music scene.
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