Denver teachers will vote on a strike this month

The clock is ticking. After more than a year of salary negotiations, teachers say they are getting ready for their last resort: voting for a strike. For the last 18 months, members of the Denver …
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Government shutdown: What Colorado politicians are saying

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal …

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is …

Denver Recycles program turns Christmas trees into mulch
The life of a Christmas tree is short: It spends a month or so in warm comfort, decorated with glowing lights, before it’s thrown out at the end of the year. For the past 25 years, Denver Recycles, …

Denver program helps residents see home energy use

The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) has launched a new pilot program that will pay for an energy assessment of homes in the city. People who have bought a house in the last …

Life on Capitol Hill: January 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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After 40 years in Capitol Hill, Wax Trax still thrives

Dave Stidman leans back in an old office chair in the basement of Wax Trax Records, the music store he’s been running for 40 years with Duane Davis. The basement is littered with stacks of old …

Mayor seeks seniors’ words of wisdom for Denver’s future

As the city of Denver celebrates 160 years since its founding, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has created a new community project inviting senior residents to share their thoughts on the future. Denver’s …

Find the orchid to match your skills

Once considered a hobby for the elite, new propagation techniques and the mass production of orchids has made the joy of growing these amazing plants accessible to everyone. Not too long ago, the …

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