The Emily Griffith Opportunity School could soon be history -- literally, since the circa 1926 school building at 1250 Welton Street has been recommended for landmark status. But the name of this pioneering educator will live on. This morning, Denver Public Schools will announce the name of its ambi ... More >>
With its rough aesthetic, punk fashion demands attention on the streets. But there is also something very personal in the way that people create their outfits to suit their tastes. One prime example of punk menswear comes from London Slaughter, a local student who embellished his own jacket. Keep re ... 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 >>
Emily Griffith Technical College -- formerly Emily Griffith Opportunity School -- might have dropped the rose-colored nomenclature, but not the tradition behind it. The legendary working-man's academy, in business since 1916, still teaches everything from upholstering and barbering to auto mechanics ... More >>
The only heavy-metal band in Iraq. A charter school in the most diverse square mile in America. A letter written by a Maine mayor asking Somalis to keep out. Those are the subjects of three of the six documentaries to be screened at the three-day 2012 Refugees In Focus Film Festival, which starts at ... More >>
Integrity. Respect. Personal growth. Community. Wisdom. These words are front and center on the website home page of Kent Denver School, one of the most highly touted (and expensive) private educational institutions in Colorado. It's not the kind of place typically associated with crime -- yet three ... More >>
www.egos-school.com Five years ago, teachers at the Emily Griffith Technical College Language Learning Center, which offers free English classes to refugees, recognized a problem: Even when refugees landed jobs, they had trouble holding onto them. "We noticed that they were lacking in America ... More >>
Bigger pic below. West High School has a new addition to its airplane hangar. (How many of you knew West even had an airplane hangar?) Yesterday, the U.S. Air Force Academy donated a jet engine to DPS's Aircraft Maintenance Program, which is offered through the Emily Griffith Technical Colleg ... More >>
Emily Griffith at work.Word has just come down that Emily Griffith Opportunity School has undergone a name change. The century-old institution, created by educator Emily Griffith to offer quality (and, at the time, free) vocational instruction to Denver's huddled masses, will heretofore be kn ... More >>
Letters from the week of 12/20/2007
Dr. Colorado leaves no tombstone unturned.
Classy hot wheels and cool choppers
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
A young manís art inspires a mural project for the Peopleís Fair.
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
This little bake shop gives patrons Full Measures.
Gordon Ulrickson wants to open a computer museum, but he doesn't have the storage.
Piscos goes south of the border. Way south of the border.
A southeast Denver neighborhood howls about a public-TV station's profit-making development proposal.
Always on the Run
Is this crazy, or what? The only way Mildred Bennett can get her house back is to prove she's mentally disabled.
Need some special-interest legislation? Here's how this year's session measures up
THE STORY OF PAULINE ROBINSON'S LIFE IS A REAL PAGE-TURNER.
DPS BUDGET CUTS PULL THE PLUGS ON MACHINE-SHOP AND OTHER TRADES AT THE UNIQUE EMILY GRIFFITH SCHOOL.