But the airport leads the nation "by about 10% in terms of recovery."
The project, intended to secure the passenger screening areas, has been fraught with problems since just about ever taking flight.
Drug overdose deaths in Colorado began to climb in March, with the full onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and continued to surge through the spring.
The plan for “Avalon Governor’s Park” includes 418 luxury apartments, according to The Denver Channel. Racines closed like many restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the owners sold the site to the developer.
“Combined they have 535 years of service and experience” and average a 25-year career with the department, Councilwoman Kendra Black said during Monday's council meeting. “We are going to be missing that in our Parks Department.”
Hundreds protested in Denver Wednesday night against a grand jury's decision not to charge police officers in connection with Breonna Taylor’s death. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in her apartment by three Louisville Metro Police officers on March 13.
Denver Public Schools will start looking this winter for principals for a new Montbello high school and feeder middle school. The schools are set to open in the fall of 2022.
The proposal, sponsored by Council member Alison Coombs, would have increased the city’s minimum wage gradually over the next six years, beginning at $12.60 in 2021 and $13.23 in 2022 to eventually reach $20.
The study, which looked at 488 public airports in the U.S., found nearly 100 used solar panels. At DIA, more than 42,600 solar panels have been installed across 56 acres since 2008, the study reported.
The Denver City Council unanimously approved the five-year, $1.9 million contract with OpenCities, Inc., a Microsoft partner whose parent company is based in Australia.
The Denver Department of Housing Stability is positioned to receive an increase in funding next year, at a time when just about every other agency will see deep cuts in the wake of a crushing recession caused by the pandemic.
The Denver City Council is considering a temporary zoning amendment that would liberate land restricted under “old” zoning code for emergency uses, such as city-sanctioned homeless encampments and outdoor expansions for restaurants and bars.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Denver earlier that morning for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a Republican, whose name has appeared in the White House’s recent roster of prospective Supreme Court nominees.
Of the city's proposed $1.3 billion budget, roughly 42% would be devoted to public safety. Meanwhile, cries to defund the police loom over elected officials’ heads as this year is on track to be one of Denver’s most violent in more than a decade.
Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration has proposed a 7.3% decrease in the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment’s general fund budget, for a new total of about $50.1 million.
A draft of Denver’s budget for the next year, arguably the city’s “moral document,” reflects investments in alternatives to policing, but as calls to defund the police persist following the death of George Floyd, some elected officials argue it doesn’t go nearly far enough.
The Denver Office of Human Resources rejects responsibility for how prevailing wage rates are determined, leaving some contract workers with stagnant pay and no options for appeal, according to a report by Auditor Timothy O’Brien and audit firm CliftonLarsonAllen.
Next year’s proposed budget for the Denver Economic Development Office looks a little less bleak than most other city agencies taking deep budget cuts in the wake of the pandemic.
Denverites may notice fewer streets being swept, paved and plowed next year, thanks to significant cutbacks proposed by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s 2021 budget.
RTD previewed its new N Line train Thursday, connecting Thornton’s Eastlake-124th Station to Denver’s Union Station.
A majority of the Regional Transportation District’s board of directors on Tuesday appeared to endorse salary cuts for management as one way to address a $215 million deficit in its budget.
The city’s plan to establish three managed homeless campsites took a hit late Tuesday with Mayor Michael Hancock’s announcement withdrawing the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library from consideration.
Denver restaurants may catch a break if it’s up to Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black.
The Denver City Council held on Wednesday the first of a string of virtual hearings that will help the elected officials gain a firm grip on the proposed budget for 2021, which includes millions in cuts and more furlough days for the city’s workforce.
Only three days after the initial announcement, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has canceled the plan to establish a managed homeless campsite in the Five Points neighborhood, he announced Tuesday evening.
The East Colfax Neighborhood Association will vote to determine its position on Denver’s group living ordinance.
Mayor Michael Hancock held a virtual press conference with employees across the city Tuesday evening to review and answer questions around the proposed 2021 budget he unveiled earlier that day, which calls for up to nine furlough days for some city workers, estimated to save the city $12 million.
The Denver Board of Ethics voted Tuesday to dismiss an ethics complaint filed against Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca by an officer from the Denver Police Department.
The priorities in planning the budget were responding to the public health crisis, dealing with homelessness, keeping neighborhoods safe, rebuilding the economy with “fiscal responsibility and equity” while reducing impacts to the city and its employees and avoiding layoffs as much as possible.
The Hancock administration and Denver Police Protective Association will meet the City Council back at the drawing board, where they will restart negotiations. If they can't come to an agreement, an independent arbitrator will decide for them. However, if the deal is still not agreeable to both parties, then they will have 15 days to reach an agreement, and that decision can supersede the arbitrator’s decision.
An officer with the Denver Police Department filed a city ethics complaint against Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca for comments she made last month in front of protesters that were allegedly intended to “dehumanize and humiliate” police.
The Five Points Business Improvement District wants to know more about a proposed city-run homeless encampment at the Charles R. Cousins Plaza in the east Denver neighborhood.
Hancock's office says the 2021 proposal "carefully manages the uncertainty of continuing public health and economic conditions with the obligation to serve the community and keep the city on a path toward rebuilding our local economy in a way that is sustainable and equitable."
The National Western Stock Show, a Colorado tradition since 1906 that hosts rodeos, livestock and hundreds of vendors, will not occur in January 2021 as scheduled.
The University of Denver reports that six years after committing to obtain 20% of its campus food from local, ecologically-sound sources by 2020, it has met its goal.
Approaching a historically consequential election, Denver citizens are stepping up in a big way.
The late John Ensslin, a Colorado Politics reporter and state journalism legend, posthumously received the Society of Professional Journalists' highest honor, the Wells Memorial Key, during a virtual ceremony Saturday.
Fraught. Fragile. Dire. Endangered. Grim. Those are some of the words local leaders are using to characterize the present state of the arts in Colorado.
Twice in his young life, Finn Jillson has been hospitalized with the seasonal flu. Finn has asthma. A few years ago, he ended up in an ambulance on his way to the closest children’s hospital within three hours of coming down with a flu cough, his mother said.
First responders raced to extinguish a plane on fire and resuscitate victims at Denver International Airport last week. Luckily, everyone walked away unharmed — except for 75 medical dummies.
Denver Streets Partnership and the city’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure will host a “Streets for People Summit” from Sept. 16-19, with discussion oriented around creating safer streets, reducing car dependency and combating climate change.
Inter Neighborhood Cooperation, the coalition of Denver’s registered neighborhood organizations, will bring forth a resolution at its Sept. 12 delegate meeting in support of a measure on the November ballot to address climate change through a tax increase.
Denver is looking to improve the way messaging and services are provided to residents across its city government website.
Say goodbye to the last remaining one-way street in Denver’s rapidly developing River North neighborhood.
As temperatures in Denver dropped, Tuesday’s cold front put Denver’s emergency measures for the homeless to the test.
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) urged citizens to reduce the spread of seasonal flu by getting flu shots in a release Wednesday.
The Denver Police Department and Metro Denver Crime Stoppers held a news conference Wednesday to announce a $40,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the fire that killed five people in August.
Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca’s campaign violated election finance laws last year when vying for District 9, a seat she won in a runoff election against the well-funded, two-term incumbent Albus Brooks.
Otherwise, the transit agency of trains and buses is expected to come up $166 million short in 2021, with ridership currently at about 40% of what it was before the pandemic shut down much of the economy.
Nearly two years after Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien’s office recommended improvements to the city’s workers’ compensation program, a follow-up report last week found some reporting processes and system improvements are still a work in progress.