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Englewood shooting leaves one dead, one injured

A shooting in Englewood the afternoon of July 14 left one male victim dead and another injured. Police were seeking suspects in what they believe was an attempted robbery, according to a news release.
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South Platte Park manager Skot Latona stands beside a cottonwood that was struck by lightning during a storm on July 1. Chunks of the tree busted windows at Carson Nature Center and fried parts of the building's electrical system.

Lightning strike on tree damages Carson Nature Center

South Platte Park rangers happened upon an electrifying scene on July 1, after a tree outside Carson Nature Center was struck by lightning, blasting out windows at the center and frying parts of the …
Kendra Black

The ‘strong neighborhoods’ of District 4

Editor’s Note: District 4 covers the Wellshire, University Hills, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy and Souhmoor Park neighborhoods. When Kendra Black first ran for District 4 of city …

Creating policy for a growing Denver

Editor’s Note: District 6 covers the Washington Park, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Rosedale, University and University Park neighborhoods. Paul Kashmann sits at a booth in …
Jolon Clark

District 7 representative continues to work for a greener Denver

Editor’s Note: District 7 covers the Valverde, Baker, Speer, Athmar Park, Washington Park West, Ruby Hill, Overland, College View-South Platte and Platt Park neighborhoods. Denver parks have long …

Denver District 5: ‘the best of both worlds’

Editor’s note: District 5 includes the Hale, Montclair, East Colfax, Hilltop, Lowry Field, Washington Virginia Vale and Windsor neighborhoods. When Amanda Sawyer found out about a new development …
Education

University of Denver announces new chancellor

With the University of Denver’s Chancellor Rebecca Chopp stepping down this month, the school announced that Jeremy Haefner would be taking over as the 19th chancellor. Chopp has served the …
Littleton Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Diane Doney walks down a hallway in the old Ames Elementary School building, which is slated for demolition to make way for a replacement. The school closed in 2008 and has been home to a preschool and Meals on Wheels program since then.

Littleton Public Schools kicks off largest-ever bond projects

Mallet-wielding school board members took the first swings at the walls of the old Ames Elementary School in Centennial on June 13, officially kicking off a series of projects under Littleton Public …

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of …
As part of his written portfolio, Caleb Pan created a visual piece. Each image matches with a short piece he wrote as part of the portfolio. Writing and collage is something that Pan likes to do in his spare time.

Washington Park teen awarded national writing scholarship

In short, poetic paragraphs, Caleb Pan captures the moments of his life from the everyday details to the raw personal moments. Writing, he said, keeps him grounded.  That writing recently garnered …

Carol Helstosky flips through a cookbook from the special collections at the University of Denver. Helstosky teaches a food history class that lets students explore the tens of thousands of books and pamphlets included in the university’s food archive.

University of Denver cookbook archive helps students discover new passions

For students at the University of Denver with an interest in cooking, Carol Helstosky’s course Think, Eat, Write: Food History is an eye-catcher in a long list of class offerings. But while classes …
Business

Junior League of Denver grants $50,000 to nonprofits

The Junior League of Denver granted $50,000 to eight nonprofit organizations at the league’s 100th anniversary celebration May 22 at the Tivoli on the Auraria campus, according to a news release. …

Face It Together nonprofit awarded $500,000 grant

Face It Together has received a $500,000 grant from the Stand Together Foundation to help the nonprofit expand its reach in Denver and help more people fighting addiction. The foundation supports …
Voodoo Doughnuts opened its South Broadway location over Father’s Day weekend last month.

Washington Park Profile: July Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Cailin Osborne takes a break from digging a trench for a small fence at the Majestic View location for Front Line Farming. In addition to working on the farms with the company, Osborne helps run their free grocery program.

Capitoll Hill compost business looks to grow

For the last two years Shawn Hendrickson has been slowly, but deliberately building his compost business. What started as an effort among him and some neighbors to compost their food waste has grown …

This archive photo shows cranes working on the development project at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The development includes apartment buildings and retail space.

Life on Capitol Hill: July Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
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