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While controversy continues to rage over the packed parking situation in LoHi, let's return to a bigger picture: the geographic area Westword covers, and why we continue to refer to the entire metro area as simply Denver.

Have we gone too far? Why not refer to the area as New California instead? Or Fort Denver Springs? Or the Seven County Conurbation?

Says youroverlordsinDenver:

I think Denver should be able to co-opt anything great from the surrounding areas, since Denver is the kingdom, and all you peasants on the outer edges owe us tribute.

Then there's this from Anyn:

Listen, you small minded small thinkers. Does NYC include flushings?? Just because it is the largest part of queens?? No, god dammit!!! What the f is this??? I live in wheatridge so "I'm a Denverite"..... No you are a god damn wheatridgian. Seriously this is a city that is exponential more expensive than the suburbs or Boulder, when it comes to most commercial real estate. So no, just because the food is good does not mean it should be included against what is actually Denver. Not the f-ING metro Denver.......How about the westword move their office to Highlands Ranch. Really increase your street cred. This is lame and so are you westword for defending your poor choice of boundaries...

And Rain weighs in:

There are a lot of good things going on up in Boulder County. Good things going on in Denver proper, too. I remember past years when it felt like nothing north of Furniture Row or west of Federal was ever reviewed. I thought that was an oversight.

I don't have a problem with Westword reviewing things across the metro area as long as they don't ignore one region completely.

Still, there's got to be a limit, right? Concentrate on City and County of Denver, with occasional forays out to the counties. Loveland and the Springs are too far away in my opinion, but is Castle Rock? Evergreen?

How far is too far? Join the wide-ranging conversation already under way here. Or, if you'd rather focus on LoHi, that discussion continues here.

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