Yesterday, Denver city councilwoman Susan Shepherd predicted that an amendment allowing people to smoke pot on their front porches and front lawns -- a reversal of a ban that seemed certain to pass -- would be approved at a meeting last night, and she was right. The new rules sailed through. Not so ... More >>
In addition to voting on a proposed plastic bag-fee bill at a meeting tonight, members of Denver City Council will also take on an amendment that would allow people to smoke marijuana on their front porches, thereby formalizing an unlikely reversal of a rule that would have banned it. One key counci ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Amendment 64 committee of the Denver City Council was scheduled to talk about a proposed retail marijuana tax ordinance, as well as a presentation by Denver Health for a pot-education program to be funded by the city. How much money are we talking about? Plenty. According t ... More >>
What better way to start off April than with a terrifying Belgian horror movie? See the scary flick Calvaire, learn about the music business from industry professionals, or help raise awareness about sexual assault this week in Denver -- all without spending a dime. No joke! Read the Westword calend ... More >>
At 7:35 a.m., a Colorado Republican Committee radio ad urging people to vote early by mail was airing on KHOW. Too late. I'd just returned from the polling place in my neighborhood -- a neighborhood that has changed drastically in the twenty years I've been voting here.
The Scarlet Ranch swingers club, which moved last year from Denver to Littleton, won't be getting an infusion of city money anytime soon. Last night, the city council narrowly rejected a $42,500 settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that in May 2010, Denver police "illegally ent ... More >>
Last night, Denver City Council unanimously backed the proposed ban on medical marijuana outdoor advertising, despite a majority of speakers opposing the proposed measure, as well as one advocate's threat to sue on First Amendment grounds. Council will now have to have a final vote to approve it on ... More >>
Update below: Last week, our William Breathes noted that a Denver City Council-proposed outdoor medical marijuana advertising ban is up for public discussion tonight -- but advocate Rico Colibri isn't waiting. During the wee hours, he sent an open letter to the council (read it below) threatening to ... More >>
For the past several months, the Denver City Council has been debating outdoor medical marijuana advertising. The main question: Should it be prohibited near schools or banned entirely? Now, a ban seems to have the momentum, and could be approved in the next several weeks.
They clog up waterways. They end up in landfills, where they take thousands of years to break down. And they kill turtles and dolphins. Plastic bags of the sort used in grocery stores are a top enemy for environmentalists, and Westword has learned that some Denver officials are considering policies ... More >>
Two competing medical marijuana advertising bans have been proposed by Denver City Council members, and their concepts are very different in scope. The council's Debbie Ortega and Christopher Herndon have until August to find a compromise before their colleagues take a vote.
Earlier this week, Denver City Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz expressed philosophical support for a medical marijuana outdoor ad ban that would go beyond one targeting the areas near where kids congregate. Councilman Christopher Herndon confirms that he'll offer just such a proposal and tells us why he t ... More >>
Last week, Cannabis Business Alliance's Shawn Coleman argued that accepting a medical marijuana advertising ban near schools, parks, daycares and rec centers might find off citywide prohibition. But one councilwoman is leaning toward a more sweeping policy.
Yesterday, the Denver City Council's Businesses, Workforce and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana advertising within 1,000 feet of schools, daycares, parks and rec centers. It's a proposal Cannabis Business Alliance executive director Shawn Colem ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a Medical Marijuana Industry Group-proposed citywide ban on outdoor MMJ advertising that was being kicked around by Denver City Council. That idea didn't materialize, but a bill banning advertising near schools and parks is moving forward.
The mood was charged from the beginning. Even before City Council voted nine to four to approve Denver's new urban camping ordinance, one audience member made a point during the Pledge of Allegiance. During its conclusion of "peace and justice for all," he shouted "ALL!" in protest against the measu ... More >>
If the Medical Marijuana Industry Group has its way, there'll be a citywide ban on outdoor medical marijuana advertising in Denver. And with the idea for this proposal currently floating around city council, MMIG might just get its wish.
Today, after the Commission on Homelessness called for an additional four weeks to consider an urban camping ordinance, Denver City Council moved its final consideration date to May 14, one week later than previously scheduled. The decision came with a final vote of four to three. If approved, the b ... More >>
In its February newsletter, under the headline "PROPOSED SPORTS AUTHORITY SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL," local neighborhood organization the Sloan's Lake Citizens' Group encourages its membership to write the city in response to the potential additions to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Because o ... More >>
Colorado Democratic leaders are applauding the Obama Administration's newly proposed immigration policy, a measure that would permit undocumented spouses and children of United States citizens to remain in the country during the legal immigration process. Under current law, undocumented family memb ... More >>
Charity began at home. This home.
Elvis has left the building, but things are looking up at the Regency.
A camp for the homeless works in Portland. Can it work here, too?
The Regency Hotel's dance with the devil.
The Baker neighborhood drafted a plan for its future -- and then developers got involved.
The Children's Museum cites the city's parking division for a violation.
Local bars get stung by police, and some say the kids are to blame.
Denver's loncheras were cooking until the city put the brakes on mobile vendors.
Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
Mail-ballot elections force candidates to change their campaign strategies.
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
Is the Denver Art Museum looking to expand more than its gallery space?
Denver wreaks havoc with the nonprofits that run its community centers.
Tired of trying to get around the Stock Show, Globeville residents want the Stock Show to get around them.
No bang for the buck
From the week of August 24
Everyone said they wanted homeless people to be invisible at Lowry. So why aren't they?
May Day, May Day...
A Denver neighborhood fights city hall and wins -- for now.
How Denver’s Hispanic community lost a cable-TV channel but gained a “heritage center.” Maybe.
AN INQUIRY TURNS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIALS INTO PICNIC BASKET CASES.
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS FROLIC AMONG HAZARDOUS WASTE AT EPA CLEANUP SITE.
MAYOR WEBB'S SAFE CITY SUMMIT WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE SUMMER SAFER. BUT IT HASN'T BOUGHT POLITICAL PEACE.
THE FORMER RESIDENTS OF AURARIA LOSE A BATTLE FOR FINANCIAL AID.