There's street art and then there's graffiti. One can be beautiful, creative and inspiring; the other can be destructive, ugly and a huge nuisance. But the dividing line is difficult to determine. For proof of that, just head to the front of the graffiti war: Sheridan Boulevard, where you can see ho ... More >>
When thinking about alternative forms of transportation, Stapleton Transportation Management Association Director Angie Malpiede saw an opportunity to talk about walking. "I went to CDOT and said, you know, transportation-demand management has always been about taking transit -- carpooling, van-pool ... More >>
"No exercise groups of any size permitted in this area." Those signs started popping up around Denver parks this year, discouraging groups of early-morning runners and mid-morning mommies pushing strollers in syncopated workouts. The city's crack-down on organized exercise seems so ludicrous that it ... More >>
It's coming down to the wire. Everyone knows that Denver beats Portland when it comes to beer and weather -- but how do the two rate as bike cities? REI recently rolled out its 2013 Cycling City Showdown, and Denver has already beaten Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis -- now it faces that pallid P ... More >>
Businesses along a stretch of East Colfax Avenue have been in the dark about why, well, they were still in the dark last week - months after a new lighting project had started on the street, as part of a package of city improvements to "create an enhanced transit corridor." The Colfax East project c ... More >>
Back in 2007, Denver residents voted for an alphabet soup of nine civic improvements. While almost all of those bond-backed Better Denver projects are done (with signs to prove it), much of the money from G and H, earmarked for maintenance and construction of cultural facilities, including an update ... More >>
At this time last year, tents were already lined up outside the Sports Authority store at 10th and Broadway in anticipation of Sniagrab, the annual sale getting underway the Saturday prior to Labor Day. But that was before Occupy Denver popped up four blocks north on Broadway, and before the city pa ... More >>
Parking at Smart meters can be stupid. After encountering two dumb problems in the space of a few hours downtown, we asked people to submit their most stupid parking story -- for the chance of winning a $50 Smart card to the city's meters. But anyone looking for parking on 14th Street will soon get ... More >>
With the city facing a $94 million shortfall in its 2013 budget, every penny counts. As part of the pilot project that recently installed sensors in 500 parking places downtown, Denver is now zeroing out its Smart meter the moment a car pulls out. And keeping the change.
Like colorful spring flowers, red-bagged meters are popping up all over downtown. They're part of a pilot program testing just how smart Denver's Smart meters really are. Are they smart enough to know when you attempt to plug a meter? Are they smart enough to rat you out?
H&M opens at noon tomorrow in the Denver Pavilions, and eager shoppers who've already been waiting years to see this store are getting ready to get in line. While Occupy Denver has discovered that you cannot camp overnight in the city, tonight you can camp near the store. Occupy Denver Pavili ... More >>
Obama! Snow! A flurry of announcements started coming in yesterday, all indicating that Denver is on a collision course with a made-for-TV disaster. President Barack Obama is coming to town for two fundraisers tonight, as well as one public appearance tomorrow, inspiring a number of official ... More >>
Big pic below.To the average person, Tennyson Street between 38th and 44th avenues is an inconvenient mess of construction. To business owners, it's a badly mismanaged city project that threatens their livelihood. Over the last few years, the northwest Denver street has become flush with shop ... More >>
Loved by walkers, loathed by drivers, the Barnes Dance -- the diagonal crosswalk system embraced by downtown Denver six decades ago -- will come to an end next month. But it's still being introduced in other cities, including a recent pilot project in Washington, DC.
If 2010 was the year that gourmet food trucks zoomed into Denver, 2011 will be the year that many get stuck in their tracks. Sean and Denon Moore, who own Cake Crumbs Bakery, put their two Denver Cupcake Trucks in park last month, frustrated by all the roadblocks the city had put in their pat ... More >>
How smart are Denver's new "smart" meters if they're so dim you can't read them at night? We could find out soon enough, if Denver City Council tonight passes the plan to allow all-night parking in parts of downtown -- parking that you'll have to pay for, according to new rules that will be p ... More >>
John Hickenlooper isn't turning his back on City Hall Even as John Hickenlooper was heading to the Capitol the day after the election to discuss his plans for the state, city employees were reading this e-mail from the governor-elect: "Many of you have already asked what happens now. As excit ... More >>
Large photos below.You know times are tough when stealing heavy storm grates for their scrap value seems like a reasonable way to make money. But that's what the folks at the Denver Police Department think Richard Goodface and Duane Brown have been doing. They've both been booked on investiga ... More >>
The first segment of a massive reconstruction project along the South Broadway Corridor was officially completed today, a four-block stretch from Arizona to Iowa avenues. Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, city council president Chris Nevitt and Denver Department of Public Works manager Bill Vidal wer ... More >>
"Not a peep," said spokeswoman Ann Williams when I asked last week if the Denver Department of Public Works had heard anything from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after the city declared that displaying PETA's "McCruelty," a 250-pound statue of a bloodied and bandaged chicke ... More >>
There’s something fishy about this lukewarm salmon story.
Keep shoveling, Mayor Hickenlooper. Maybe things will clear up.
Fans remember Darrent Williams.
Oh, what a relief it is.
Brother, can you spare a dime?
No parking zone
Denver's next mayor could be whistling in the dark.
The Oglesby Chronicles
The Children's Museum cites the city's parking division for a violation.
Bright lights, big city
The status of the neighborhood bond project bodes well for this year's crop of just-passed bond initiatives.
A cluster of cities eager to cash in on photo-radar speed traps decides to sue the state.
Welton Street property owners have spent thousands to keep their district clean. So what do they have to show for it?