To Patricia Olson, the offer just made sense. If the Stapleton Development Corporation was having trouble paying for the continued services of Dennis Piper, a key consultant involved in planning the emerging neighborhood's parks and open space, then Olson would pay Piper's salary out of her own pock ... More >>
Even among the many summer programs for kids that dub themselves "not a typical summer camp," the La Alma Jaguar Club is definitely not typical. "We try to get across the idea that this is not a summer camp, this is a leadership program," says Renee Fajardo, the coordinator for Journey Through Our ... More >>
They started out questioning the ability of Denver city officials to trade a formerly designated natural area for an office building. But opponents of the Hentzell Park land swap now have another bone to pick with Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson, claiming that her rejection of their efforts ... More >>
Judge Herbert Stern will decide on Friday whether the city's swap of eleven acres by Hentzell Park to Denver Public Schools in exchange for a DPS facility at 1330 Fox Street can go through -- or will instead go to a vote of Denver residents on the November ballot. Meanwhile, though, other moves ar ... More >>
What could a fresh coat of paint, live music and a comfortable place to enjoy a meal outdoors do for a block in your neighborhood? Residents of Five Points could find out this Saturday, May 11, when Denver's second Better Block project focuses on the 2400 block of Welton Street -- home of Sonny Law ... More >>
While the truncated 4/20 festivities have turned Civic Center Park into ground zero for a discussion of which events are a First Amendment exercise and which are commercial, the Civic Center Conservancy will soon take a pot-free breather. On May 8, the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. ... More >>
Denver Parks and Recreation is holding open houses at its recreation centers to showcase their amenities "and hopefully gain some new members and excite our existing members about what we have to offer," says spokeswoman Angela Casias. Since Parks and Rec increased its fees in January, membership ha ... More >>
Around a beautiful garden, playground equipment and a turf soccer field -- and under the shade provided by a large cottonwood tree -- members of the diverse East Colfax community joined together in a grand opening celebration for a new city park on East 13th Avenue and Xenia Street this past weekend ... More >>
Timothy TiptonCourtesy of Tim TiptonFor two days, the additional presence of police officers and Parks and Recreation maintenance workers has occasionally dwarfed the numbers of actual occupiers at Civic Center Park. Since Saturday's riot, officers have increased their numbers at the o ... More >>
OBD's new home. Seven acres of underutilized, wilderness-like city land in northwest Denver is experiencing a rebirth. The former Camp Rollandet, which was once owned by the Camp Fire Girls before being purchased by Denver Parks and Recreation in 2005, is now home to Outward Bound Denver. Cam ... More >>
Nasrin and Vidal. This morning, Denver Mayor Bill Vidal stood next to soon-to-be seventh-grader Nasrin Mahamud in a dusty patch of vacant lot next to Nasrin's apartment building in East Colfax. Before a crowd of well-wishers in suit pants and name tags, the two drove ceremonial shovels into t ... More >>
A Wall Street investment fund manager has an ambitious plan to double Denver's parkland -- along with the parkland in other cities such as Atlanta and Cleveland. Called Red Fields to Green Fields, the project would use loans from the nation's banking system to buy distressed properties such ... More >>
After just six months, Leo Goto has closed his Riverfront restaurant and event facility. Goto had taken over the 12,000-square-foot, former Riverfront Events Center at 2852 West Bowles Avenue in Littleton this spring. "It's a great location, and there's potential to do a lot of business here ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as âDogâ) to Best â and Sometimes ... More >>
Red Rocks offers recycling but only if you trash your seat.
Will defacing the Civic Center be the mayor's legacy?
A former concessionaire lodges a legal complaint with the city.
Along Arapahoe Street
A catastrophe of history has quashed an apostrophe; now Roger Oram wants to put it back.
A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.
P.T. Barnum was a great showman, but Denver's Bart Barnum may be just as good.
The Southwest Denver Little League should have made money with its bingo fundraisers. So why is $250,000 missing?
What happens to the kids hanging out at Skyline Park when a restaurant grabs some of the public space?
Environmentalists are angling to stop a new Winter Park road.
PLANS TO PUT A "LEARNING CENTER" ON MT. EVANS LEAVE SOME FUMING.