For many parents, the visceral experience of walking a school’s hallways, chatting with the principal, and peeking into classrooms shapes their opinion of whether it’s a good school for their child. In Denver, a district that encourages school choice, such tours usually happen around this ti…
American Thinker is the latest conservative news outlet rethinking its report on Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, the company at the center of claims by the Trump campaign that the presidential election was rigged.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, out of an “abundance of caution,” ordered additional security measures be taken around the city’s downtown buildings in advance of anticipated civil unrest at the Colorado State Capitol in the coming days.
Paul Andrews wears more hats than a cowboy on Christmas at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. He's the president and CEO, to begin with, but Andrews is so much more — fundraiser, planner, promoter and native son of the show.
Although the state's health department released confidential hospital documents inadvertently in response to an open records request, Colorado's Supreme Court justices appeared hesitant on Wednesday to overturn a Denver judge's order that prevented the facility from blocking former patients from using them in a lawsuit.
Denver has received state approval for a program to allow qualified restaurants to open up more indoor dining, Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday, though the city must see its coronavirus metrics improve before that program can be utilized.
In an effort to better distribute the coronavirus vaccine to under-served communities, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and counterparts from 35 other cities asked the incoming Biden administration to distribute the vaccine directly to cities, rather than to states.
The Colorado House of Representatives quickly approved four of its own bills and three of the Senate’s on Thursday, speeding along multiple measures to correct and adjust laws previously passed before lawmakers head home for a month starting Friday.
The division said it is focusing all of its investigative resources to identifying mob members from the Capitol. Denver FBI has been using human sources and technical tools to bring charges against the criminals with federal prosecutors.
During a presentation Wednesday to the City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee, Denver Police Paul Pazen gave a presentation about the DPD’s response to the protests that erupted last spring against police brutality against people of color after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
"Once I heard, 'Hang Pence,' I was done," she told Colorado Politics.
The company agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $10 million and the state of New Mexico for $11 million in relation to the regulator-caused spill in San Juan County near Durango.
As restaurants and bars struggle to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Denver will be waiving the 2021 renewal fees for retail food establishment licenses.
FEC (Faith, Education and Commerce) United and United American Defense Force issued a joint statement Wednesday morning to "stand tall to ensure we don’t lose sight of the bigger picture" and told members not to "stoop down to the leftist’s level of chaos and anarchy."
Economic impact studies have shown the Stock Show generates some $120 million of economic activity to the metro Denver area. City of Denver finance officials could not estimate lost tax revenue from the lack of this year's show, as January sales tax figures are not compiled and released until March.
DPD is also not carrying out any internal investigations at this time, department spokesman Jay Casillas told Colorado Politics.
Denver District Court Judge Michael Vallejos ordered Mayor Michael Hancock to release improperly withheld documents on the city’s housing advisory committee, ruling against Hancock in the 2020 lawsuit.
For the fund to recover to its pre-pandemic solvency by 2028, employers' taxes and contributions will have to grow by an average of $420 million a year after 2023, the Common Sense Institute projects.
As part of a block vote, Denver’s City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved a community corrections contract in a step to move away from private prison operators.
Denver’s shelter capacity was sliced by 56%, or about 1,200 beds, because of social distancing requirements related to the pandemic, according to Britta Fisher, executive director of Denver’s Department of Housing Stability. To create more space, city officials stood up two emergency homeless shelters last year at the National Western Complex and the nearby Denver Coliseum and also secured more than 800 hotel rooms for people without housing who were affected by or at risk of catching the coronavirus.
The proposed Youth Certified Employment Program allows youth employees to be paid up to 15% less than Denver’s minimum wage if their job offers career skill training.
When TeRay Esquibel was 16, he found the power of his voice. It’s part of what inspired him a decade later to co-found Ednium: The Alumni Collective, a new group of young Denver Public Schools alumni advocating for policy changes in the district.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials refuse to provide the precise cost of the refinancing, and in response to public records requests for documents about the refinancing, agency officials redacted the refinancing specifics from records submitted to the federal government.
The 120-day session is expected to adjourn quickly and return once the COVID-19 crisis abates, leaving the wreckage of the state budget. But many of its economic problems remain the same, the outline from Colorado Rising State Action indicates, including tax policy, government overreach, health care, education, energy and transportation.
"In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, we ask that you formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald J. Trump a second time," states a letter signed by Rep. Ken Buck, who doubles as the chair of Colorado Republican Party.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Friday his office has opened a grand jury investigation as part of its independent probe into Elijah McClain's death.
Joey Bunch: "Colorado Democrats have their own problems, including a splintering party. Last year, a handful of qualified women of color were in the primary for U.S. Senate. None got traction, and ultimately the party oversaw the race as it dwindled down to two white guys."
"President Trump instigated a violent attack on our government in an attempt to remain in power against the will of the people," the Denver Democrat said.
"With the activities around the country and approximately 700 individuals downtown who have gathered at the State Capitol, out of an abundance of caution, I have instructed city agencies to close municipal buildings early. My hope is that this situation will be resolved quickly. Pray for our nation," said Mayor Hancock.
Denver’s median rent is currently $1,254 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,536 for a two-bedroom, down 0.8% from last month and 5.3% from this time last year, according to the report.
The Regional Transportation District swore in eight new and returning members to its board of directors on Tuesday night, while also selecting its executive officers.
“Basically what we need to do is ensure there is a level of confidence. Because one thing I can say with certainty is that there has not been any notable reports I know of where mass transit was deemed as a super-spreader,” said Debra Johnson on “They Went Thataway,” a podcast sponsored by the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
State Rep. Alex Valdez of Denver, caucus co-chair, said the 2021 agenda will focus on policy issues to address the effects of the pandemic, which have disproportionately affected communities of color, including Latinos.
All five branches were closed by the city on Nov. 23 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; however, the city has now moved to reopen the branches due to “hospitalizations and positivity rates stabilizing or declining.”
Some council members, including Councilwoman At-Large Robin Kniech, District 9 Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca and District 10 Councilman Chris Hinds, share concerns that city policy could be misguided without adequate data.
Denver City Council made short work of its first meeting of 2021 on Monday as members approved a bill setting District Attorney Beth McCann’s salary for her next four-year term and OK'd a community corrections contract.
The OIM serves as a watchdog for Denver’s law enforcement agencies, and in December the office released a report detailing shortcomings in the Denver Police Department’s early responses to protests of police violence in May and June.
Under the new limits, restaurants can have as many as 50 people eating indoors at once.
The Denver International Airport is inviting Coloradans to submit photos of the state’s architecture for a new exhibition in Denver’s 2021 Month of Photography festival.
Despite the partisan battles in 2020, there was one thing we could all agree on: Let's order takeout. As it turned out, it became our civic duty to ensure that restaurants, where 10% of Coloradans work, could survive the pandemic.
“It feels a little wild,” Hickenlooper told Colorado Politics in a phone interview Sunday afternoon, following his swearing-in.
"Denver was awarded a Silver Medal for the 2nd time by CityHealth for policies around indoor air quality, navigable streets, safer alcohol sales, curbing tobacco use, access to healthy food & more," the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment said.
The Denver City Council and the city’s Department of Public Health and Environment are teaming up on a new campaign around COVID-19 prevention and community testing.
The Democratic freshmen are teaming up to tell the real stories of undocumented immigrants as part of a free online series for the Motus Theater, a Boulder-based nonprofit that creates dialogue around issues through creative expression.
More than 30 players helped select five Colorado programs and nonprofits working in education, mental health, with youth, and in bail and criminal justice reform to each receive $40,000 through the fund.
“This could be an excellent model for other cities that still have breed-restrictive legislation on the books,” Denver Councilman Chris Herndon, who spearheaded 2J, said Wednesday at the Denver Animal Shelter, where staff were giving reporters a run-through of the pit bull assessment process.
Under Denver County’s Level Red COVID-19 restrictions, indoor dining is closed and last call for alcohol sales is now 8 p.m. By 10 p.m., patrons must leave restaurants completely, hours before the ball even drops.
Voters in the district, which includes Adams and Broomfield counties, decided against retaining Judge Tomee Crespin in November. One month later, Chief Judge Emily E. Anderson announced her sudden retirement nineteen months after her elevation to the top post.
The professor alleged that rumors about his relationship with a student resulted in unlawful sex discrimination and a hostile work environment.
In a move that the City and County of Denver says makes taxpayers whole and strengthens its procurement rules, Denver has settled civil claims against Mortenson Construction and Trammell Crow Company for $9 million.