Our recent cover story -- "Bed Check," a close look at the shelter space available for homeless women in Denver -- was published just as the city opened up a new overflow wintertime option exclusively for women. The emergency spot has a total of fifty mats each night. And after more than a month in ... More >>
In 2012, requests for emergency food assistance increased in cities across the country -- and a new report shows that in Denver, the need was especially high. Over the past year, requests jumped by 56 percent in Denver, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says, and the city was unable to meet roughly twen ... More >>
In our recent cover story, "Bed Check," which chronicles the challenges homeless women in Denver face, we note the need for both emergency shelter and more permanent homes. In the latter category, a group called the Empowerment Program is now pushing forward with a housing project specifically for f ... More >>
After months without a place to legally camp outside following passage of the city's controversial urban camping ban, Occupy Denver members have finally found a place to bed down where the police can't really bother them: outside Sports Authority. With the company snagging a special permit for its ... More >>
In April, the Colorado Division of Housing reported the state features twice as many low-income families as there is affordable rental housing for those families. This morning, at the dedication ceremony for Bluff Lake Apartments, the area's newest affordable housing community, Mayor Michael Hancock ... More >>
Today marks the announced effective date of Denver's new urban camping ban, an ordinance that makes it illegal to camp on public or private property without permission. After months of debate, followed by a two-week implementation period, both Occupy Denver and the homeless community prepared for it ... More >>
The fallout from the protest at Snooze over the now-approved urban camping ban continues to rumble through our comments section. Here's a prime example -- a response from a reader who feels those targeting the eatery are only feigning homelessness.
The proprietors of Snooze were surprised to find themselves at the center of the protest over the proposed urban camping ban after co-owner Brianna Borin spoke in favor of the ordinance at a Denver City Council hearing. Last weekend, members of Occupy Denver flocked to the original Snooze at 23rd a ... More >>
As city council continues to consider Denver's proposed urban camping ban -- and constituents continue to debate it -- the Denver Rescue Mission continued a twelve-year tradition yesterday by dispatching a crew of staffers and homeless people to collect trash in and around Coors Field before the Roc ... More >>
One of Denver's most iconic hometown heroes was Bruce Randolph Senior, a Five Points restaurateur who ran a soul food restaurant, Daddy Bruce's, and a legacy that has endured for nearly fifty years. Randolph Senior, considered one of the godfathers of barbecue in Denver, got his start using a self ... More >>
Over the weekend, I attended South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, where I was scheduled to host a medical marijuana seminar; look for more on that subject in this space soon. But one of the most intriguing, and controversial, projects on display wasn't at the convention. It was on the backs of ... More >>
Neil Therrell.Neil Therrell doesn't know what day it is. More than that, even: He has no idea. His first guess is October 22, and when he is told that was last Saturday, he appears skeptical and asks what day of the week it is. Therrell is more behind than most, but unlike many huddled arou ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock and several Denver City Council members are talking up a potential overnight camping ban in public places, including the 16th Street Mall. Given the brouhaha over camping by Occupy Denver, which has been joined by numerous homeless protesters, is this notion a preemptive ... More >>
Manzanares.Jonathan Shikes's most recent Shmuck of the Week post highlighted Michelle Manzanares, accused of giving her teen daughter booze and weed -- gifts allegedly commemorated in photos and video. One reader had unkind words for such parenting, but the following commenter offered a diffe ... More >>
Joe Carabello.A group of homeless men mulled playing another inning of softball this morning at Sonny Lawson Park. One man gestured to his nonexistent watch. Another joked, "My accountant can wait." So the game went on, thanks to the Homeless Diamond program created and sponsored by local rea ... More >>
Man, being in a band is hard. Sometimes it's so hard that in order to eat, you need to stand on Colfax and Speer to get people into your show. That was apparently the reason why the bands decided to utilize the cardboard box to advertise their show this Saturday, or so we're assuming.
The 16th Street Mall used to be a panhandlers' paradise. But one recent Friday, when I walked the mall from one end to the other on a challenge from a booster who thought it'd gone downhill, I saw nothing but busy, happy people -- and Denver Voice vendors, so polite and friendly they could h ... More >>
The $180,000 man: CCFH president John Parvensky.Grappling with a shortfall in government funding and a rising tide of people displaced by a wretched economy, officers and senior staff of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will make some tough decisions this evening about what they and th ... More >>
HomeAid Colorado helps the homeless with style and fashion.
The Denver Rescue Mission and more than fifty volunteers are serving up their traditional holiday dinner to homeless men, women and children today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Street Shelter, 1130 Park Avenue West. New this year: every guest - and the organization expects about 500 peopl ... More >>
For this fifteen-year-old, it's been a long road to home.
From the week of 6/7/2007
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Knit for the Homeless shows true glove
Contemporary artists take off on contemporary society.
A new panhandling restriction has its roots in the now-ended newspaper war.
The state is finding ways to treat behavioral problems when they first appear -- in daycare.
Order in the Court
Bag Ladies Ball doesn't quite bring it all together.
Merchants battle transients on the mall.
Politics and pollution bubble just under the surface of the former Lowry Air Force Base.
BROTHERS JEFF AND JONATHAN SET OUT ON DIFFERENT PATHS. ONLY ONE SURVIVED.A DEATH IN THE FAMILY HOLLYWOOD WANTED TO MAKE A MOVIE OF JEFF DAHL'S LIFE--BUT NOT WITH THIS ENDING.
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