The thirty-plot community garden lies in the shadow of Liggins Towers, a brick high-rise full of Section 8 apartments in northeast Park Hill. The property is owned by Zion Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation west of the Mississippi, but the garden is relatively new; the Eastside ... More >>
Like much of the rhetoric surrounding next month's Denver Public Schools school board election, the nine candidates are roughly split when it comes to who's funding their campaigns. The four so-called reform candidates have received big checks from Phil Anschutz, Daniel Ritchie and DaVita CEO Kent T ... More >>
Even among the many summer programs for kids that dub themselves "not a typical summer camp," the La Alma Jaguar Club is definitely not typical. "We try to get across the idea that this is not a summer camp, this is a leadership program," says Renee Fajardo, the coordinator for Journey Through Our ... More >>
While other media outfits shrink, Colorado Public Radio is expanding via the planned launch of an arts-news initiative that will include an online arts hub intended to serve as a one-stop shopping place for Colorado cultural info. Because another local group has been shopping a similar idea in recen ... More >>
In May 2008, Crips gang members burned down the Holly Square Shopping Center in northeast Park Hill. More than four years later, the scorched earth is experiencing a rebirth. On Saturday, The Prodigal Son Initiative, a youth organization headquartered across the street, is leading a clean-up effort ... More >>
Three years ago, in a feature titled "Over and Over Again," I looked at one of the primary reasons for the staggering failure rate of parolees in Colorado. That would be the fact that more and more prisoners are paroling homeless, with no job prospects and little preparation for what they're ... More >>
Nancy Mitchell. As noted in "Education News Colorado Gets Stiffed on CSAPs," a July 2008 blog, Education News Colorado is a solid online source for happenings in the education field. The site is well-financed, thanks to contributions from organizations such as the Daniels Fund and the Piton Foundat ... More >>
Education News Colorado is as legitimate a news source as anyone could imagine. The site is sponsored by a slew of well-respected organizations, including the Daniels Fund and the Piton Foundation, and its staff includes folks such as Alan Gottlieb, who spent sixteen years as a newspaper reporter an ... More >>
The December 6, 2007 Message column focused on The Jump, an organization made up of former journalists eager to help veteran colleagues who've recently left newspapering to take the next career step. Among those featured was Jump board member Todd Engdahl, a multi-position player at the Denver Post ... More >>
This senior won't give DPS a gold star.
"Leaving to Learn," a seven-day series in the Rocky Mountain News, hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, for obvious reasons; other news, including the slayings at Virginia Tech, regularly stole the spotlight over the course of its run. However, "Learn" provided an especially interesting look at ... More >>
In an interview that aired today on Colorado Matters , Denver Public Schools superintendent Michael Bennet discussed the controversial redesign of North High School. In a district that is suffering from "catastrophic institutional failure," as Bennet put it, North has the worst graduation rate in DP ... More >>
Osage Mercado goes public
So why doesn't Denver applaud Lucy Walker?
Denver is selling its community centers, leaving the people who work there wondering why.
The City Park West Gazette chooses its battles -- lots of them.
Take one Mexican father, one drug-addicted mother and a pair of foster parents. Take away one baby.
Middle-schoolers find out what it's like to have a bun in the Easy-Bake Oven.
Colorado activists struck first on domestic violence.
For a century this inner-city church has served as a refuge. But its most important mission has always been outside the walls.
ETHNICITY WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISSUE IN WELLINGTON WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR. IT IS NOW.THE BLACKBOARD BUNGLE HOW MAYOR WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR WAS HIJACKED BY RACIAL POLITICS.