The headline on a post published around this time last Tuesday -- "Marijuana: Denver City Council ban on front-porch smoking looks bound for victory" -- reflected the conventional wisdom regarding an addition to the Denver pot ordinance that would have made smoking weed on front porches and front la ... More >>
Construction has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks, but today was the official groundbreaking for a hip new motel on Broadway, between 12th and 13th avenues, that is being designed to fit in with the city's museum and cultural district in the Golden Triangle. the Art, a hotel, which blends ... More >>
Denver's two syringe exchange programs can now provide mobile services, thanks to an 8-to-3 vote by Denver City Council Monday night to lift the restriction that kept exchanges 1,000 feet away from schools and child care centers. The goal is to allow exchange programs to reach more of the city's 5, ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Amendment 64 committee of the Denver City Council was scheduled to talk about a proposed retail marijuana tax ordinance, as well as a presentation by Denver Health for a pot-education program to be funded by the city. How much money are we talking about? Plenty. According t ... More >>
The civic health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution hosted a letter-writing party at Buntport Theater last night, where attendees wrote letters to loved ones, publication editors, and city and state officials. But they weren't the only ones celebrating the holiday season by writing letters. Another ... More >>
Last week, the mayor's office confirmed that Fuqua Development and its capital partner, the Lionstone Group, were negotiating with King Soopers regarding the anchor retail spot in a revised development plan for the former CU Health Sciences Center property at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard ... More >>
Back when Fuqua Development was still touting Walmart as the major tenant in the project planned for the old University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Jeff Fuqua promised that there would be a "chef-driven" restaurant on the site -- inspiring some critics ... More >>
The celebration started late yesterday afternoon in the neighborhoods around Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, as news spread that Walmart had pulled out of the project that Jeff Fuqua plans to put in the old University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. If the timing had been a little differen ... More >>
For a while, it looked like Walmart had Denver in the bag. But now, developers are going back to the drawing board...or at least the calender. After Denver City Council reps Mary Beth Susman and Jeanne Robb announced they opposed tax-increment financing for the project, the Colorado Boulevard Health ... More >>
While the area around the new University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is booming, the buildings CU left behind a decade ago stand abandoned, and the property is now on its third developer. The city is ready for something, anything, to go there. Well, maybe not anything, say the Walmartyrs.
The Scarlet Ranch swingers club, which moved last year from Denver to Littleton, won't be getting an infusion of city money anytime soon. Last night, the city council narrowly rejected a $42,500 settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that in May 2010, Denver police "illegally ent ... More >>
Although there have been rumblings about it for months, Denver's proposed urban camping ordinance has only been circulated in draft form for the past few weeks. In this week's feature, "For the homeless, 'urban camping' is no picnic," Jef Otte took a look at its direct implications by spending a nig ... More >>
Last week, City Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz questioned Denver's photo ticket program when it comes to fines for crossing the stop line; they're the same as if the driver ran a red light. Nonetheless, the full council approved extending the approach through 2012 during a first reading last night. But M ... More >>
Red-light cameras at Denver intersections are widely reviled and provide dubious safety benefits according to a report from Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher. Yet in a first vote last night, Denver City Council voted 10-2 to retain the program throughout 2012. Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz isn't pleased b ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe list of names opposing the Denver Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is growing, and quickly. Yesterday, six members of the thirteen-person City Council added theirs to a list that already includes Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper. To cement their opposition to ... More >>
Despite a threatened lawsuit aimed at councilwoman Judy Montero and developer Mickey Zeppelin, the Denver City Council approved new medical marijuana grow operation regulations last night with no changes. But MMJ attorney Warren Edson predicts that the bill on view below will backfire, with b ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.The controversy over medical marijuana grow operation regulations -- which now includes a threatened lawsuit targeting developer Mickey Zeppelin and councilwoman Judy Montero -- comes to a head at tonight's Denver City Council meeting. There, councilman Doug Linkhart hopes to st ... More >>
Yesterday, we previewed the Denver City Council's vote about marijuana grow limits in residential neighborhoods -- and restrictions of twelve plants per location passed. But one reader has an idea about how patients and caregivers can work around this change.
Tonight's the final reading of Denver City Councilwoman Jeanne Robb's measure to impose medical marijuana grow restrictions in residential areas. At this point, she says they're likely to omit all mention of caretakers and restrict patients to six plants apiece or twelve plants at a single lo ... More >>
Robert Chase.Yesterday, a special issues meeting of the Denver City Council considered medical marijuana grow limits in residential areas. And as Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers' Robert Chase predicted, the proposal moved forward. Now, the full council is likely to consider the ... More >>
Robert Chase.At 3:30 p.m. today, the Denver City Council will consider zoning language to limit the amount of medical marijuana grown in residential locations. Some advocates believe this measure would severely restrict the rights of MMJ caregivers in Denver -- among them Colorado Coalition f ... More >>
Jeanne Robb.On Monday, the Denver City Council considered a proposal that would limit the number of marijuana plants grown in residential areas to twelve -- an idea that MMJ advocates at the Cannabis Therapy Institute see as a de facto caregiver ban. Councilwoman Jeanne Robb, who's behind th ... More >>
Full-sized art below.Out in the real world, "there ain't so such thing as a free lunch," but don't tell that to Denver City Council. Mayor Hickenlooper has asked every department in city government to reduce their budgets by ten percent. City Council has only been able to find a 4 percent sav ... More >>
Carol Boigon outside the Tattered Cover -- where addicts (of coffee) have been known to congregate.At last night's Denver city council meeting, the member who seemed to have the most problems with a pot proposal that will get the public-hearing treatment next Monday was Carol Boigon. At one p ... More >>
Charlie Brown's back in the pot spotlight.Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown is back before council's safety committee this morning, presenting his proposed ordinance to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries. We're live-blogging the hearing. You'll find Brown's proposal at the ... More >>
"What can we save if we sell this red carpet on eBay?"Mayor John Hickenlooper may be starring in his own documentary series, but if this morning's Denver Post is any indication, he's soon going to be starring in his own political thriller, in which he somehow tries to trim $120 million from the city ... More >>
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 people ... More >>
Sebastian Metz before and after his surgery. Denver’s Guardian Angels chapter has a new home, after bouncing around central Denver for the past few years. The organization has moved to 2100 East 14th Avenue, at the corner of Vine Street. A former law office donated the building to the organizati ... More >>
Soon enough, there will be a new landmark on the bluff overlooking Interstate 25 just south of Speer Boulevard: Pinnacle Station, a multi-unit apartment complex planned by developer A.G. Spanos. The project, located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, will certainly be nicer than the site’s curr ... More >>
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
Ken Schroeppel has his eye on the city.
Fighting on Capitol Hill and Colfax
A sculpture garden enriches Golden, but Bell Park may take its toll on Denver.
A gamble helped the rebirth of Colfax
The street is getting hot, but the fight for Colfax is finally cooling down.
Give these creative classmates extra credit -- and Experience the Movement
Oh, thank heaven
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 29, 2003
GOP of the heap
Cheesman neighbors worry that their park is going to the dogs.