If, as Fred Allen once suggested, a celebrity is someone who works hard at not being recognized, then the folks featured in the soon-to-be-released 2015 calendar put together by The Arc Pikes Peak Region are true superstars. The models -- all people with developmental disabilities and Arc clients -- ... More >>
A proposal that aims to bring Colorado civil rights laws in line with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act was approved last week at its first and second Senate committee hearing -- and if it passes one more hurdle today, it will reach the House this week. "The current Colorado civil rights ... More >>
Visitors to shopping centers across the country have no doubt noticed the distinctive look of Hollister stores. They're designed to recall a Cali surf shack, with hundreds of them nationwide, including the one at Park Meadows Mall, featuring a faux-porch with a couple steps most shoppers must scale ... More >>
Imagine biking up a steep Colorado peak, rafting through the Rapids of the Colorado River and then rappelling down a jagged and imposing cliff. Now imagine doing that blind or without the use of an arm or both of your legs. That's exactly what many of the participants will be doing in this we ... More >>
For more than two decades, Denver has tenaciously defended its pit bull ban. Years of lawsuits, protests and bad press have done nothing to unmoor Denver's political leadership from their conviction that this particular breed of dog is far too dangerous to allow within city limits. No except ... More >>
New federal guidelines tightening the traditionally loosey-goosey definition "service animals" go into effect today. From now on only dogs (and, um, in some cases, miniature horses) that have been "individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disabi ... More >>
Denver City Council's decision not to provide a service-dog exemption to its longtime pit bull ban isn't just bad public policy, in the opinion of Jennifer Reba Edwards, attorney and founder of the Animal Law Center. It's also illegal -- which is why her firm is suing the city, as well as Aur ... More >>
Neighborhood Icon #4 of 76: Harvey Park. The color scheme of the Harvey Park logo shown above pays homage to the colorful, nationally renowned jazz-age orchestra leader and his sprawling Black and White Ranch, on which the southwest Denver neighborhood was built...
Could you say no to this guy? Apparently, Patric LeHouillier can.A Colorado Springs attorney accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities act by not allowing a disabled woman and her seeing eye dog into his office will have to shell out $50,000 as part of a consent decree approved by ... More >>
An image from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (known affectionately as "hick-puff") didn't win any popularity contests this past summer when it unveiled changes in the way Medicaid payments would b ... More >>
In 2008, the whole dance punk phenomenon, with few exceptions, seemed worn out and irrelevant to anything genuinely exciting. But it was in the spring of that year that The Don'ts and Be Carefuls started putting together its songs and playing its first show shortly after solidifying its line-up. ... More >>
Typographical errors are common in newspapering -- but seldom are they more satisfying than the one a sharp-eyed Westworder spotted in "Panel to Target Backlog of Disabled Adults in Need," a story in the June 30 Rocky Mountain News. The article, by Alan Gathright, reveals what appears to be an egre ... More >>
Is the government paying for a miracle or a myth?
Nutcrackers are front and center in Nuts to You.
PHAMALy finds ways to turn physical challenges into art.
Medicaid patients could be facing death by a thousand cuts.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.
The King Center for the Performing Arts
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
For more than twenty years, Philip Hamon has championed local music. Now he's got his own act together.
A caretaker wins in court but loses the two women whom she considered family.
The state's treatment of the developmentally disabled isn't broken. So why does Colorado want to fix it?
The city takes a wild ride on the Colfax Center Deli's wheelchair ramp.
One group's unbridled plan would help mustangs, prisoners and disabled kids help each other.
A peanut allergy puts the Auraria Daycare Center in a sticky spot.
Denver considers a new law to keep "handicap" tags from overrunning downtown's parking spaces.
An Iliff divinity student sues the school over disability access.
A lawsuit on behalf of handicapped state prisoners moves toward a settlement.
CITY BUREAUCRATS SEE THE SPECTER OF DIA IN A GLITCH-RIDDEN "RECLASSIFICATION" PROJECT.