It's been called the "sniff-test" proposal, "prudey-pants" ordinance and the Gladys Kravitz rule, in honor of that nosy neighbor from Bewitched. And even though Denver City Council, which faces considerable opposition from residents who don't want the city interfering with what happens on their priv ... More >>
This week's feature points out that for those living off the grid, the world is full of free stuff -- and freedom. At the heart of the radical movement is an emphasis on community -- because it would be difficult to maintain a lifestyle of conversation, creative projects and no cash if it weren't f ... More >>
Earlier this year, Marion Street Tattoo was officially certified as a green business by the Denver Department of Environmental Health. The only tattoo shop in the city to currently hold the title, the business hopes to set an example for other tattoo shops. Owner and artist Ryan Willard and says he ... More >>
Eww. Just eww. A reader alerted us to the notice from the Denver Department of Environmental Health ordering the closure of Pho on 6th for "imminent health risks" -- which the restaurant had posted behind a tree. A tree that wasn't there when the notice was issued by the city. And as turns out, the ... More >>
May was not a good month for Pho on 6th, which received a notice from the city ordering it to close due to "imminent health risks." The restaurant was required to post that notice, but put it behind a tree in front of the building, so that it can't be seen from the street -- and where customers may ... More >>
Leo Goto, the legendary restaurateur who passed away on March 3, will be remembered with a Requiem Eucharist at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street in Denver. Goto, who opened his first restaurant, Leo's Place, in 1969, was the youngest person ever ind ... More >>
The Denver Department of Environmental Health is responsible for inspecting over 3,500 brick-and-mortar food establishments -- as well as mobile food trucks and events. Some restaurateurs think that the department went too far in recent years, when the fines assessed eateries soared. And after a yea ... More >>
One neighbor said the air smelled like a dead body. Another described the odor as akin to the stench of "a lot of dead rodents." Yet another said he "literally dry heaved into my mouth." Those are just a few of the complaints made to the city's 311 helpline about a pet-treat factory in the hip River ... More >>
Fire on the Mountain came into Denver determined to make a difference. Owners Andrea West and Craig Oberlink followed the lead of the restaurant's three counterparts in Portland, Oregon, and decided to create their wing joint/bar with sustainability in mind. "We had this amazing opportunity to start ... More >>
Two prominent restaurateurs are involved in very public spats with the city. Frank Bonanno, owner of Osteria Marco, among other restaurants, admits he can be a "dick." Especially when fighting the Denver Department of Environmental Health: posting missives on his blog aimed at Danica Lee, the depart ... More >>
Opinionated. Tenacious. Temperamental. And, at times, a "dick," especially when he's in a courtroom arguing his case on front of a judge, who's presiding over the latest infraction levied against him by the Denver Department of Environmental Health, with whom Frank Bonanno, who owns Luca d'Italia, M ... More >>
The smell of smoke is in the air. It could be a long-distance reminder of the High Park Fire still raging outside Fort Collins. Or it could be your next-door neighbors here in Denver, lighting up their illicit fire pit. Or their completely illegal chimenea.
This first spring weekend, as you plan yard projects, skip the outdoor fireplace: Its use is banned in Denver. And that ban extends to those hot-hot fire pits and chimineas that stores will be pushing -- without telling you that firing one up can get you a visit from the Denver Fire Department.
On the frontier of urban homesteading, you frequently encounter uncharted territory. James Bertini, the founder of Denver Urban Homesteading, recently ran into a gray area in the state law regarding raw milk.
The National Western Stock Show is rolling into town, which means there will be almost as much beef on the hoof as on the plate in this cowtown, although steakhouses definitely anticipate fattening up. And this year, in addition to the usual funnel cakes and turkey legs and pork chops on a st ... More >>
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Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
Montclair residents want Lowry to clean up a mess before it becomes a household problem.