In its 161 years, the Denver Police Department has weathered global pandemic, recession and civil turmoil. But never all three at once.
A city ordinance written in the late 1970s that molded the structure of Denver’s Registered Neighborhood Organizations has not been touched since.
The Safe Outdoor Space will shelter unhoused people in Denver during the pandemic and provide tents, cots, sleeping bags, storage, hygiene products and access to services including housing assistance, employment navigation and mental health resources.
Eric Sondermann: "There are many facets of leadership. But high on any list of such requirements is the correspondence of words to actions."
Reynolds was also the longest-serving member, 28 years and 21 days in the council's at-large seat, until 2003. Reynolds is a former council president.
Lee Goodfriend and David Racine met while working together at Zach’s, a local restaurant in the ‘70s on East Colfax Avenue. Over the years, the two along with a few partners opened up a number of successful restaurants in Denver, the longest-running being Racines.
The mayor issued an apology later Wednesday: “I recognize that my decision has disappointed many who believe it would have been better to spend Thanksgiving alone. ... I made my decision as a husband and father, and for those who are angry and disappointed, I humbly ask you to forgive decisions that are borne of my heart and not my head.”
The Denver Post and 9News did not engage in libel when they published certain inaccurate details about the trial of a man who had a 2016 shootout with Lakewood police, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.
The contribution from CAIR, which is a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, comes after Metro Denver Crime Stoppers announced a $40,000 reward in September for tips that lead to an arrest.
The City of Denver is asking for the public's opinion on a draft that'll allow employers to pay youth employees 15% less than minimum wage, if the employee is offered career skill training.
About 30 minutes before the flight, Hancock's account tweeted out to “avoid travel, if you can” in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Data provided by Denver International Airport shows an average daily decrease of 35.67% in 2020 from 2019 between Nov. 21 and Nov. 30.
The city of Denver has been put on official notice that a "substantial lawsuit" will be filed related to claims of excessive police force stemming from summer protests.With the delivery of 50 legal notices to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's office on Tuesday, the potential lawsuit could be on…
What would normally be a standard operating agreement between the city and Denver Health and Hospital Authority was subject to a much closer look Monday night from the city’s legislative branch, which has heard numerous complaints that allege hospital leadership is “union-busting” employees …
A Denver police detective who testified about how uncommon it was to bring sexual assault charges prompted the Court of Appeals to, ironically, toss a successful conviction for sexual assault.
Denver International Airport has debuted a “Live Agent” program, in which passengers can interact face-to-face with customer service agents over video screens.
Starting in February, any travel booking service provider that profits from booking a guest at an unlicensed short-term rental will face a fine of $1,000 per violation per day, thanks to a new bill passed unanimously by the Denver City Council on Monday.
At least 11 COVID-19 testing sites will be closed or have delayed openings Tuesday due to the Winter Weather Advisory, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met with the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a video call Monday including Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
With the recent resignation announcement of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova — a native to the city and the first Latina to serve in the role — former Denver Mayor Federico Peña, a cabinet member of the Clinton administration, and current Mayor Michael Hancock are blaming board members for her departure, insinuating her race may have been a factor, and calling for a sea change that includes an independent committee charged with finding her replacement.
“It’s incredibly harmful to children’s education, and destabilizing to school districts, when good superintendents get undermined by bad school boards. Denver’s children deserve better,” wrote Arne Duncan on Twitter. “I am so tired of seeing this happen”.
The Denver Zoo announced its new sustainability goals this week, aiming to reduce the zoo’s energy usage, water usage and landfill waste in the coming years.
These are the first four of 39 new gates that include amenities such as bathrooms, waiting areas and even an outdoor deck.
In a win for the DSST charter school network, the Colorado State Board of Education Thursday overturned a Denver school board decision to delay the opening of a new DSST high school.
From 2021 through 2025, RTD estimates adding 82 full-time police officers. Currently, there are fewer than a dozen.
Denver’s health department and the state's restaurant industry are butting heads when it comes to whether eateries are safe amid a raging pandemic.
“The holidays are hard enough for families in need, and with the added stress of impacts from a global pandemic, it’s heartwarming to provide the means for meal on Thanksgiving,” said Les Jones, executive director of Family HomeStead.
U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Doug Lamborn will serve on the conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.
Up to 400 employees at the Regional Transportation District will be subject to layoffs under the agency’s approved budget, along with the elimination of hundreds of vacant positions.
The Denver Fire Department said at the time they did not think it was connected to the protests in downtown Denver related to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Denver icon Bruce Randolph is being remembered Thursday with the broadcast premiere of the documentary “Keep a Light in Your Window,” a film about Randolph’s life and legacy.
A lawyer for four women who were temporarily banned from the Ute Indian Tribe’s reservation in Utah asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to revive a lawsuit challenging their punishment.
There were 212 hate crimes reported in Colorado last year, more than half of which were predicated upon race, ancestry and ethnicity.
The East Area Colfax Neighborhood Association will conduct a “ritual burning” of a 20-year plan that will guide urban development throughout Denver’s Hale, Montclair, East Colfax and South Park Hill neighborhoods. The plan was adopted late Monday night by the Denver City Council.
The Denver City Council approved a long-term vision on Monday night meant to guide growth and development over the next two decades in Denver’s Hale, Montclair, East Colfax and South Park Hill neighborhoods.
The Denver City Council is expected to pass a resolution Monday night that will funnel additional federal COVID-19 relief dollars into the city’s Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund, a move meant to ensure local organizations can continue programs and services across a spectrum of needs for resi…
Three global credit rating giants on Monday reaffirmed Denver’s AAA bond rating — the highest possible score among governments and businesses — despite the crushing economic blow of the coronavirus, which has set the city back $220 million in revenue this year and $190 million in 2021.
Laura Aldrete discusses her first year as director of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department and the directions the city is moving in.
More than 76,000 people in Denver were considered food insecure before the onset of the pandemic.
The University of Denver’s Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic, which provides therapy to those suffering from abuse, violent crime and vicarious trauma, will also offer services to victims of this summer’s wildfire season.
Seven members of the Denver County Sheriff's Office were awarded the Medal of Valor on Thursday for their roles in capturing an inmate who attempted to escape while being transported to another facility in September.
“This really shows what we can do when we get creative about problem-solving and affordable housing,” Polis said.
Three follow-up reports released this month from the Denver Auditor’s Office, a watchdog for taxpayers, found that some city agencies have taken audit recommendations for improvement “more seriously than others.”
A coalition of Denver’s neighborhood associations has released suggestions for an updated city ordinance that would provide better notice to and clarify the participation of neighborhood groups in city policymaking.
The heads of seven neighborhood organizations and business improvement districts in Denver sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock on Wednesday endorsing multiple strategies for sanctioned homeless encampments amid a “surge” of unhoused residents.
Veterans and active military members can adopt a pet for free both online and in person at the Leslie A. Malone Center at 2080 S. Quebec St. Pets needing homes range from dogs and cats to rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, turtles and more. Horses are also adoptable at a 50% discount through Nov. 13, a spokeswoman from DFL told Colorado Politics.
James "Jim" Davis, a veteran FBI agent who worked in the front lines of the war against terror and later served in the cabinet of former Mayor John Hickenlooper, died unexpectedly last month.
“This will go a long way in helping us meet the growing need in our community and will also serve to help us stimulate other funders to give," Larry Martinez, executive director of DICP, said in a statement Wednesday.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001, RTD's largest labor group, had staunchly opposed layoffs, while acknowledging RTD could still pursue that option without the union’s assent.