Aurora has big balls -- and we're not just talking the globes out at Buckley. This morning, Aurora mayor Steve Hogan announced that the city, the Aurora Renewal Authority and RIDA Development Corporation is suing a group of eleven hotels -- five with a common owner or operator -- that had earlier su ... More >>
While the truncated 4/20 festivities have turned Civic Center Park into ground zero for a discussion of which events are a First Amendment exercise and which are commercial, the Civic Center Conservancy will soon take a pot-free breather. On May 8, the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. ... More >>
It's been a long wait, but RTD's spanking new West Rail Line officially opened to passengers this morning. Tomorrow, however, the parties begin, as the transit organization opens all of its rail lines up for free rides, with themed community celebrations, also free, scheduled at most of the new West ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's reporting about the model-train layouts that have graced Union Station for decades, and the prospect of them losing their longtime home, has triggered a mixture of nostalgia and resolve that the situation must be fixed. Here's one example -- a reader for whom the trains have a spe ... More >>
Denver blog posts never come out flat. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen grades the Nugs' desultory loss to the Hornets, and no one gets higher than a "B." Denver Infill: Tour Union Station with Ken Schroeppel Saturday. Colorado Pols: John Suthers is on the wrong side of history when it comes to g ... More >>
Denver blog posts are curious, and Nuggets yellow. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons lauds unlikely hero Kosta Koufos for his inspired double-double in last night's win over the Suns. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz offers us a Union Station/1650 Wewatta update. Coyote Gulch: Despite recent snows, Fort Co ... More >>
Denver blog posts inaugurate another week. Bronco Talk's Jon Heath notes the addition of Demaryius Thomas (and guard Zane Beadles) to the AFC pro bowl roster. Wish they were playing in a different bowl.... Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz gives an update on construction around the Union Station neighb ... More >>
Denver blog posts' dog ate our homework. Roundball Mining Company's Charlie doles out a lot of B's in assessing the individual Nuggets' performance in last night's preseason loss to the L.A. Clippers. DenverInfill's Ken Schroeppel assesses the new Union Station project at 1650 Wewatta. Colorado P ... More >>
Denver blog posts can walk and chew gum at the same time. Big Media's Jason Salzman salutes the best political journalism of the season, led by 9News' Kyle Clark and his bizarre interview with Representative Mike Coffman. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz offers Union Station update #108. Denver Egoti ... More >>
Melanie Asmar's post about the transformation of Union Station from a sleepy train stop to a multi-modal hub featured photos of construction and renderings about what the place will look like when it's finished. But one reader hopes some things are preserved.
It's been thirty years since Denver's 16th Street Mall opened for business, and this week's cover story "It's a Mall World After All!," takes a look at the attraction's past, present and future. That future includes new life for Denver Union Station, the 131-year-old train station at the west end of ... More >>
Denver blog posts think big thoughts. Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco shares the mostly minor injury report from Broncos training camp thus far, including word of receiver Eric Decker's pulled groin. This sounds like a job for Jesse James! Denver Infill's Ken Schroeppel invites you to th ... More >>
Denver blog posts root, root, root for the home team. Purple Row's Bryan Kirkpatrick notes that interleague play for the season pits the Rocks against the "offensively inept" Seattle Mariners. Hope they stay that way. Denver Infill's Rick Anstey checks in with the 100th update on Union Station con ... More >>
Alison Krauss & Union StationGoing strong for nearly four decades, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just announced that Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Punch Brothers, P ... More >>
Union Station was once a bustling spot, but as fewer people decided to "travel by train," as its neon sign advises, more and more businesses pulled out of the station. By the early '80s, the only refreshment options were a soda fountain in the lobby, the classic Caboose Lounge and, for two gl ... More >>
In the 1860s, the town fathers of baby Denver realized the city would never grow without the railroads -- but the transcontinental route was moving full-steam ahead through Wyoming. So Denver boosters funded a spur line that ran from Cheyenne to Denver, and saved the city. That move involved ... More >>
Frasca Food and WineThe area around Union Station has recently gained several high-profile restaurants, including Coohills and Charlie Palmer's pair of spots, District Meats and Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza (opening next week), with The Kitchen and the Squeaky Bean coming next year. Now Union Sta ... More >>
The Off Limits crew films in the Union Station construction site.To most people, the construction at Union Station is only an eyesore made of dirt and debris that has forced the Amtrak station to move many blocks away. And Denver International Airport's baggage system is only a danger to your ... More >>
On Sunday, a troop of independent Denver restaurants -- all of which are members of EatDenver -- will congregate in the parking lot of Union Station as part of The Big Eat, a circus-themed culinary orgy that also includes plenty of libations from local brewers and distillers, as well as juggl ... More >>
Not the residence of Don Johnson, but it could be.As city-dwellers, we see an average of probably hundreds of buildings every day, most of which we will never step inside. And for the most part, that's fine, but there are always those buildings that pique our interest, that make us think, "hu ... More >>
A Flickr photo"How many more miles to go, mom?"Local blogs need love, too. The Mile High Mamas are demanding stronger protection against household toxins via an event called "The Million Baby Crawl." Hope somebody invests in a whole lotta kneepads... 5280's Michael de Yoanna tries to figure ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Our daily round-up of local bloggage. If you don't want to know what Bengals bloggers think about this week's Broncos-Bengals game, then you need to kiss the baby. (Mile High Report) The future of Union Station, visualized. (Denver Egotist) Who are Denver's biggest sports st ... More >>
Oz Architecture As the Central Platte Valley and the Highlands have become increasingly active neighborhoods, city planners have developed a series of distinctive pedestrian bridges in the area to help foot traffic overcome the rail lines, river and highway that lie underfoot. So far that's include ... More >>
Letters from the week of 8/21/2008
The Ski Train is the way to get into the high country.
All aboard for summer fun.
From the week of September 26, 2002
Will LoDo ever be more than a playground for big kids?
Union Station Paving Project
Lodo District Inc.
On the block
From the week of April 19, 2001
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
All aboard for brunch at the ChopHouse.
Lower Downtown Holiday Experience
December 24 - 30, 1998
GROWING PAINS IN LODO: A FIGHT BREWS OVER NEW DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES.
STAID OLD UNION STATION FINDS ITSELF IN THE SWIRL OF LODO DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES.