Every year since 1986, Denver has recognized creative individuals and organizations that make an artful impact on the community with the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The 2012 winners were just announced, and for the first time, they were split into three new categories: Youth Arts, Ent ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel turns 100 this year, and so far, there hasn't been much to celebrate. This former hotel in the very heart of Five Points, at the intersection of five streets in Denver's historic black neighborhood, was once filled with the sounds of the country's greatest jazz talent. But the la ... More >>
A year after taking office, Mayor Michael Hancock delivered his first State of the City address this morning, promoting a range of priorities, including restructuring the police department, increasing programs for children and a new online initiative he is calling "e-Denver." That's right, Denver is ... More >>
The party most surprised to learn that City Councilwoman Judy Montero harbors a soft spot for the Flobots might actually be the Flobots. According to the District 9 rep, they are her "very favorite band," which explains why she referenced two of their songs -- but, alas, did not sing either -- at an ... More >>
The Denver Housing Authority did not stand on authority. Yesterday, the latest phase of Denver's newest city housing community broke ground with passed-out pinwheels, high school drummers and speakers ranging from Mayor Michael Hancock, Representative Diana DeGette and councilwoman Judy Montero to t ... More >>
The last time we talked to Longmont artist Gamma Acosta, he quietly reminded us that there's redemption in street art, and many of the kids who come out of the tagging culture, spray cans in hand, have talent that can raise them above the low-rent materials of the street. That was seven years ag ... More >>
The seventh round of the Mayor's Design Awards was presented last night, to a whopping seventeen projects around the city -- some old, some new, all interesting. The program was started in 2005, when John Hickenlooper was mayor; Mayor Michael Hancock did the honors last night, awarding prize ... More >>
Jenny AnThis work site will transform into a Guerilla Garden mural.While the Denver Housing Authority's 1099 Osage Street building, part of the South Lincoln/Mariposa Redevelopment project, won't be completed until January 2012, it's already making changes in the neighborhood. And on Friday, ... More >>
The concern for MMJ patients living in subsidized housing is that while the state says they can puff for their pain, the federal government, which pays their rent, doesn't recognize cannabis as medicine. But are the feds loosening up?
The last bill of the legislative session has been signed, and it's all over but the shouting -- particularly in front-page stories over the governor's vetoes of union-friendly bills (and likely when the governor is on Mike Rosen's show at 9:15 a.m.). But Bill Ritter also managed to please at least ... More >>
Minutes can make the difference between life and death — but does Denver Health know how to tell time?
Santa Fe Arts District gets a facelift during Denver Arts Week.
The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.
Why is the city putting the brakes on the Derailer Bike Collective?
From the week of April 27, 2006
A camp for the homeless works in Portland. Can it work here, too?
Denver's East Village is finally experiencing a boom -- of demolition.
A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.
A battle over another vacant lot is building near East Village.
Nearly a year after the Denver Housing Authority purchased East Village, the future of the project -- and its residents -- remains unsettled.
A new development in Five Points could help the city sell the old Rossonian Hotel.
Songwriter Mark Ledwig would like to teach the world to sing.
To save East Village, is it necessary to destroy it?
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
The further these students get from the classroom, the more they learn.
Terrorized for years by the criminals next door, neighbors of East Village can't wait to say goodbye.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
Another sexual-harassment suit rattles the Denver Housing Authority.
Jazz makes a comeback in Five Points while the venerable Rossonian Hotel sits and waits.
Rescuing the mentally ill has brought millions to the Mental Health Corporation of Denver--as well as complaints of coercion, mismanagement and neglect.
ETHNICITY WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISSUE IN WELLINGTON WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR. IT IS NOW.THE BLACKBOARD BUNGLE HOW MAYOR WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR WAS HIJACKED BY RACIAL POLITICS.
PLANS FOR THE RENOVATION OF QUIGG NEWTON HOMES AGITATE NEIGHBORS OF THE NORTHWEST DENVER PROJECT.
THE CITY YANKS THE LICENSE OF A PROMINENT LOBBYING FIRM.
THE CITY OF DENVER HAS SUNK MORE THAN $2 MILLION INTO THE HISTORIC ROSSONIAN HOTEL. BUT CHECK OUT ITS ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT PLAN.