Eight years ago, after a $300,000 renovation job that installed low-maintenance plants, easily hosed-off pavement and benches where you could sit, not sleep, the city dedicated Edward J. "Eddie" Maestas Park at the corner of Broadway, Lawrence and Larimer streets, renaming Triangle Park after a long ... More >>
Washington Park is without question one of Denver's favorite parks. But is this status endangered by the bad behavior associated with alcohol? That's among the assertions made in a letter by Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt, who's calling for a ban on alcohol in the park. Continue for more info ... More >>
After reports of increased crime in Commons Park, the Denver City Council and Denver Department of Parks and Recreation are funneling money into this popular neighborhood northwest of starting with $150,000 for lighting improvements to "address critical safety needs in Commons Park."
Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spe ... More >>
The sun may not break through all the smoke in the air from the Jefferson County wildfires today, but "Solar for a Small Planet," a free program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science tonight, will shine a light on how solar helps power low-income communities around the world.
Mayor Michael Hancock is challenging Denver's building owners to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by the year 2020. Yesterday, Hancock and representatives from several local agencies announced "Better Buildings Denver," a program that aligns with President Barack Obama's national "Better Bui ... More >>
9NewsA short time ago, 9News reports, Betsy Long, who was accused of causing a July crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Regarding the last charge, Long re ... More >>
"Bees like redheads." That was Matt Kentner's attempt to reassure me that the continent of flying insects communing above my head wasn't going to sting me to death, a legitimate concern for someone who's allergic to bees. But just in case you're ready to grab the phone and order flowers for my fu ... More >>
Betsy Long.Elizabeth "Betsy" Long is accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on I-25 and causing a crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps. It's a far cry from the portrait of Long presented by GreenEdgeDenver.com, a site designed to promote environmental ... More >>
Photo courtesy Go Local ColoradoLast year's garden in Civic Center Park.The popularity and success of last year's community garden in Civic Center Park (check it out -- it even garnered a Westword Best of award) led the non-profit "Go Local Colorado" to think even bigger. This year, the grou ... More >>
In this week's Westword, Kenny Be draws "Denver's Most Dogged" -- a breakdown of the city's rabid dog-lovers. After dividing the dog-lovers into six types -- from Petrosexuals to Dogvocates -- he outlines their every desire. Click through to see where you and your dog fit in ...
It was a sad day for urban dirt farmers when it was announced several months ago that Denver would be shutting down its pilot compost collection program because of the budget crunch. The test program, in which 3,300 Denver homes had their food scraps and other organic waste regularly collect ... More >>
click image to enlarge The new zoning code is now online and awaits your review. With building restrictions across the city that are all new! The revamped code guarantees that you won't suffer alone, because everybody must get zoned. The new context-based zoning code completely transforms t ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan Shikes"I've got a lot of running to do. Anybody have a can of Red Bull?"How will John Hickenlooper be able to serve as mayor of Denver even as he campaigns for governor? In a letter sent to city employees earlier today, Hick doesn't say -- but he does emphasize that it has n ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter was at the last day of the National Western Stock Show, taking in the rodeo with his family (Ritter was one of twelve kids, all raised on a farm in eastern Aurora) -- and enjoying a few light moments before the hard work of the week ahead. When a steer broke free of his handlers ... More >>
The City of Denver just loves to stare at itself in the mirror and marvel at how green it has become. “Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the greenest of them all?” it asks, while turning around to see how its ass looks in these new post-consumer-material jeans. No matter that it’s not wearin ... More >>
Earthworks Expo demystifies the eco-revolution.
Denver needs to raise a total of $55 million before the DNC hits town next August. And then there are the real challenges...
Students get solar-powered.
You, too, could be the subject of a Kenny Be cartoon! His May 3 Worst-Case Scenario, "Greenprint Your Office in Six Easy Steps," follows Greenprint Denver director Beth Conover as she introduces such useful -- and fictitious -- creations as the combo office chair/composting toilet.
The results are in for the Daniel Libeskind-proposed redesign of Civic Center, and the public's responses are being unveiled tonight at the Denver Parks & Recreation Advisory Board hearing. But you wouldn't know that from the city's website. There's nothing on the city's homepage, and if you click o ... More >>
From the week of August 3, 2006
From the week of July 27, 2006
From a royal mess to a people's playground, Denver's parks grounded the Webb years.