A proposed homeless shelter that will sleep nearly fifty people faces stiff opposition in the Athmar neighborhood. Dubbed the "Solutions Center," the shelter would provide short-term housing for individuals dealing with mental-health issues and chemical dependency. But residents aren't happy about i ... More >>
When Jesse Watters, a correspondent for The O'Reilly Factor, visited Denver last month, he interviewed a number of colorful homeless characters about marijuana. He spoke briefly with a guy who said he was "medicating" but couldn't name his ailment, and another guy who said he's been smoking dope sin ... More >>
Michael George spent nearly a third of his life living on Denver's streets. He was born in Colorado, but his dad was a cook in the Air Force, and when George was four years old, the family moved from Lowry to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. George lived there until he finished high school -- ins ... More >>
While there are rumors that El Chapultepec was operating as a speakeasy during prohibition, it legally opened in at the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the last eight decades, the infamous jazz and blues club has hosted a number of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Eddie Harris, a ho ... More >>
Baseball has always been big in Five Points; in On the Road, Jack Kerouac described going to a game on Welton Street one night among "all humanity, the lot." That game was on a field renamed Sonny Lawson Park in 1972, and it's still home to one of the most unusual softball fields in Denver: right o ... More >>
In "Bed Check," this week's feature, we take a close look at the challenges homeless women face when trying to find safe places to sleep in Denver. Incidentally, Denver's Road Home, the agency that oversees homeless issues, has just released an assessment of the city's shelter programs -- a report w ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Bed Check," we take an in-depth look at the services available in Denver for homeless women, some of whom describe a daily struggle filled with high-stakes lotteries to find sanctuary. For the piece, we spent time with members of the Women's Homeless Initiative, a coalition ... More >>
The "beta stage" show will last for two days. Sevilla Stinnett, right, and Program Manager Michelle Kimball, left.If most of the artists in Denver could make a living off their artwork, the staff of Denver's restaurants and bars would be getting a big makeover. But sustaining the homeless thr ... 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 >>
The Denver Project captures the rhythms of the street.
A crackdown on driver's licenses harms the homeless.
The Catholic Worker soup kitchen is back in business.
Cliff Fleetwood looks for more Black Party people.
Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.
U.S. Mission supports a network of professional beggars who go door-to-door to pay their rent.
Undressing the Coors Field "staff" might surprise you.
Homeless people say fees for background checks are a get-rich-quick scheme for social service agencies.