#68: Gretchen Marie Schaefer Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer, another TANK Studio member with roots as a RedLine resident, explores issues of mortality, decay and rebirth in two and three dimensions, building installations that take off from where her drawings leave off, using and reusing materials ... More >>
As of last year, there were more than 1,500 unsolved homicides in Colorado as tracked by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons. On numerous entries, the group's website includes photos and personal stories of victims. Below are ten from the Denver area. See them below, arranged from the m ... More >>
At a city council meeting yesterday afternoon, Police Chief Robert White outlined what he called a "passive" plan for the Denver Police Department to enforce the urban camping ban if it is passed. As drafted, the strategy calls for law enforcement to partner with outreach workers, and White promises ... More >>
The urban camping ban, currently scheduled for a May 7 city council vote, is moving too quickly for Denver neighborhood leaders. On Saturday, the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation urged the council to push its decision back until past May 12, when the group will discuss it internally. But councilman Al ... More >>
As witnessed by a Westword item from October, Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver's business and outreach communities have spent months discussing and debating a push to ban overnight camping on public property. Now that the issue is reportedly scheduled to be addressed in a City Council committee meet ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, RedLine art gallery housed hundreds of Occupy movement supporters from Colorado and beyond as they reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and how to translate it to protesting inequality between the 99 percent and the 1 percent. But in recent weeks, the local movement ... More >>
Identity theft is great for collecting stuff. But what's the best way to convert it to cash? Teresa Porter and her four helpers, who needed to cover daily living expenses and a meth habit, figured out an efficient formula involving jewelry stores and pawn shops.
You can find pizza anywhere in the city -- but finding vegan-friendly pizza is a slice more difficult. Pizza Fusion made the hunt much easier when it opened a few months ago; its vegan pie is topped with casein-free soy cheese (Follow Your Heart mozzarella -- which, as you can see in the phot ... More >>
The $180,000 man: CCFH president John Parvensky.Grappling with a shortfall in government funding and a rising tide of people displaced by a wretched economy, officers and senior staff of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will make some tough decisions this evening about what they and th ... More >>
Now that we won't be spending the week buying our Birdman hair gel and getting our support-the-Nuggets tats, it's time to get back to reality. And there's plenty of that. Today marks the start of Denver's "Home Renovation Bonanza," a two-week period in which homeowners and licensed contractors ca ... More >>
They love us, they love us not. They love us, they love us not.
For this fifteen-year-old, it's been a long road to home.
No room at the Inn.
From the week of 3/15/2007
We're all just a home away from homeless.
The Lion's Lair celebrates one year of comedy -- sort of
Age before duty
Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?
The Regency Hotel's dance with the devil.
A crackdown on driver's licenses harms the homeless.
The homeless find harmony -- and hope -- in music.
Homeless women and families have a new place in Denver to lay their heads.
A battle over another vacant lot is building near East Village.
A new panhandling restriction has its roots in the now-ended newspaper war.
The state is finding ways to treat behavioral problems when they first appear -- in daycare.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
A judge may force Colorado to take care of its homeless mentally ill population.
To save East Village, is it necessary to destroy it?
City Hall's plan for dealing with the homeless is very short term.
The further these students get from the classroom, the more they learn.
Homeless people say fees for background checks are a get-rich-quick scheme for social service agencies.
June 4 - 10, 1998
WHILE TELEMARKETERS RAISE MONEY FOR A NEW FOOD BANK--AND THEMSELVES--ONE POLITICALLY POWERFUL NEIGHBOR WANTS THE PROJECT SHELVED.