Despite a personal appeal from hizzoner himself, the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board gave a thumbs-down last night to a controversial plan by Mayor Michael Hancock's administration to swap a parcel of open space in the Cherry Creek corridor for an office building. Amid much soul-searching ... More >>
Jef Otte wrote "O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood" as a celebration of his own neighborhood -- one that counts several other Westword writers as residents. Some of their neighbors appreciated Otte's ode; others did not. Denver School Board member Andrea Merida is just the l ... More >>
Easley.The effort to recall Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley has created some odd side dramas. One of them resulted in the outing of Linda Wagner, an Estes Park doggie day care owner and staunch Democrat who blogs on ColoradoPols under the pseudonym "Middle of the Road." Or d ... More >>
Lynn ColemanBig Air ski-jumping in Civic Center Park not enough spectacle for you? A call for fans and practitioners of high-flying acrobatics -- on trapeze, hoops, fabric and other riggings -- is now underway for Denver's first Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, May 12-15, at the Oriental Theat ... More >>
Andrea Merida on a recent Westword cover.A third attempt to initiate a recall of controversial Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida has been given the go-ahead. The three southwest Denver voters who asked for the recall now have sixty days to collect 4,342 signatures from voters i ... More >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida.Our latest feature story, "Andrea Merida's Classroom Behavior Has Earned Her a Seat Apart on the Denver School Board," profiles Merida, the controversial DPS board member who, in ten months on the board, has butted heads with administrators, stood up for teachers w ... More >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida. Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida has shaken things up at DPS. In ten months, she's butted heads with administrators, stood up for teachers when no one else would, and survived two recall attempts. Some think she's too abrasive and divisive, and aft ... More >>
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