In the shadow of the Denver Police Department headquarters at 1331 Cherokee St., mayoral candidate Trinidad Rodriguez — just like several of his counterparts in previous weeks —announced his public safety plan Thursday.
The city of Denver disbursed $4.2 million in matching funds to local candidates on Wednesday, creating a new leader in the money race among mayoral and city council aspirants.
Denver's Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee Wednesday approved an amendment to the contract the city has with the Denver Rescue Mission that will cost taxpayers $300,000 more annually if approved.
It figured that Rena Cayou’s persnickety space heater would pick Tuesday morning’s darkest, most frigid hour to spark and sputter until it was a useless lump of metal. She gathered her belongings and walked to the nearest convenience store where she thought she fixed the cranky thing. When she returned to her original spot in the hidden carport of an abandoned Englewood business, she borrowed an outdoor electrical outlet, fired the heater up and again it blew.
The fallout of Denver International Airport's first failed attempt at the Great Hall project still haunts Denver District 5 Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer.
"Recently [the Colorado Department of Transportation], released data that, in the past 10 years, there's been a 57% increase in traffic deaths and 36% of those are pedestrians and bicycles," Councilwoman Kendra Black said on Monday. "I think the problem with this bill is that it sends a message that jaywalking is okay."
Homicides in Denver decreased in 2022 after two years of increases. But December saw more than the average for the year, and teenage victims and suspects continue to worry officials.
Denver mayoral candidate Chris Hansen, a state legislator, on Monday unveiled what he described as an "attainable, results driven approach" to solving his city's homelessness crisis, which he said is beset by a sense of defeatism and aimlessness.
JoyAnn Ruscha was sworn in on Jan. 10 as a member of the Regional Transportation District's 15-member board of directors as the newly elected representative of District B, which covers Northeast Denver, including Park Hill, Central Park, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, Denver International Ai…
Ed Perlmutter always knew he wanted to spend his life giving back to Colorado.
The crowded race for Colorado's most powerful elected position has begun to winnow, though only barely.
Former Denver Mayor Federico Peña, whose legacy touches every traveler going to and coming from Denver International Airport on Peña Boulevard, will receive a Colorado Governor's Citizenship Medal Thursday for his lifetime of service to Denver.
Former Mayor Wellington Webb endorsed Democratic State Rep. Leslie Herod for Denver mayor, the Herod campaign announced Wednesday.
Almost 50 names will appear on the City of Denver's April 4 ballot across several different municipal offices. The 17 candidates remaining for mayor (there was as many as 26) will be accompanied by nine city council at-large candidates and 23 others in an election that features three uncontested races, so far.
The Denver City Council has four resolutions on its agenda ahead of today's weekly 3:30 p.m. meeting. There are four bills being introduced from various committees and two that are on final consideration. There will be two required public hearings and one courtesy public hearing.
The idealist would say: “Look at all those dedicated Denverites willing to step forward for tough duty.”
The Bemis Public Library became the third Denver area library in the past month to temporarily closed due to methamphetamine contamination, a trend that illustrates how drug use is spilling over into public spaces normally associated with children and learning.
Britta Fisher will step down as Denver's chief housing officer and become the CEO of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, according to a news release.
The Denver City Council Tuesday approved a $9 million purchase of a hotel property in Denver's Central Park neighborhood that will serve as a homeless shelter. The building will begin to house residents by late 2023.
In preparation for Tuesday night's incoming snowstorm, Denver announced that it will deploy its small plows to side streets, a decision that brings up a history of tension between the city and its residents over how to keep roadways clear and safe.
Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations, a company involved with providing an unlicensed security guard to 9News who fatally shot a man at a 2020 rally, has reapplied for a license in Denver to employ private guards.
The Denver City Council has nine resolutions on its agenda ahead of Tuesday's 3:30 p.m. meeting. There are seven bills being introduced from various committees and two that are on final consideration. There are three public hearings.
Orange flooded the Denver City Council chambers Monday during a public hearing on a "wage theft" protection bill.
Kwame Spearman, Tattered Cover CEO and longtime Colorado resident, has filed to join Denver's packed mayoral race.
The horseshoe-shaped Clarion Hotel near the Denver Coliseum in Globeville haunted John Parvensky every time he drove by. It was the perfect place to build the next safe space for Denver’s homeless.
The number of immigrants arriving from South and Central America has more than tripled since Denver's mayor declared the humanitarian crisis had pushed the city to its breaking point three weeks ago.
Chilly weather and lingering snowpack did little to stop thousands from attending the annual National Western Stock Show parade Thursday.
The City of Lakewood launched "Bring Your Own Bag," an online resource center to help businesses and residents transition to reusable bags, as a new state law requires stores to charge 10 cents for plastic or paper bags.
Denver City Council confirmed the new leader for the city's Office of the Independent Monitor, filling a two-year vacancy.
With a change to when the City of Denver holds its municipal election, City Council tied up loose ends left over from the process. The bill comes as 25 candidates vie to be the next mayor.
Denver's minimum wage will increase from $15.87 per hour to $17.29 per hour starting Jan. 1.
Airport authorities said the reviews aim to uncover what happened, why it happened and how the airlines and airport will act differently to avoid the situation in the future.
A change to the food licensing requirements in Denver could reduce licensing fees for about 80% of retail food providers in the city starting in June, according to Eric Escudero, communications director for Department of Excise and Licenses in the City and County of Denver.
“Some of it is word of mouth,” said Andrea Loya, executive director of Casa de Paz.
Immigrants from the southern border continue to arrive in Denver — more than 200 came over the holiday weekend — as the city relies on a system of emergency shelters to support them.
Government services by several city and county offices will be closed to the public in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday.
As Denver's temperatures continue to climb, the city has closed its emergency warming centers but will keep its emergency shelters open to incoming migrants, according to a news release.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit overturned a federal judge's injunction, concluding the judge failed to consider that the latest round of claims about Denver's encampment-clearing practices were actually barred by a 2019 agreement with the city, known as the "Lyall settlement."
The National Western Stock Show board of directors tabbed Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO J.J. Ament to join the board of the The Western Stock Show Association.
Denver voters are a half-step closer to determining the future of the former Park Hill Golf Course land.
With holiday travel ramping up, the attorneys general of roughly three dozen states want the U.S. Department of Transportation to compel airlines to only advertise and sell flights that they can adequately staff — and fine the companies that fail to comply.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock knows what he’ll regret most from his three terms as the most powerful elected leader in Denver: Thanksgiving, 2020, when Hancock was caught traveling in the thick of a raging pandemic despite having urged the public to stay home.
The City and County of Denver reported Saturday that 76 new migrants arrived overnight and said that its shelter capacity is at 66%.
Despite Denver's recent multi-year effort to ramp up services to prevent homelessness, Denver's Office of Housing Stability officials got an earful of criticism — and suggestions for improvement — Friday from area homeless advocates and homeless people themselves.
Denver has received more than 300 immigrants since December 6.
Denver has 359 structures or districts designated "historical" or granted "landmark" status by the city.
The Denver City Council has 34 resolutions on its agenda ahead of today's weekly 3:30 p.m. meeting. There are 13 bills being introduced from various committees and 11 that are on final consideration. There is one public hearing.
A high-powered, influential Denver Public Schools principal with a history of financial woes was investigated last year over allegations that more than $175,000 was misspent on district credit cards — nearly half of it unaccounted for and without receipts — but managed to keep her job and was eventually promoted, according to documents obtained by The Gazette and interviews.
After an unexpected influx of migrants arrived in Denver last week, city officials and agencies are continuing efforts to shelter people and provide them with clothing.
The 90 immigrants from Central and South America who arrived in Denver Monday were not part of a political stunt, but rather a coordinated social media campaign, Denver officials said Thursday.