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Summer giving expands at longtime festival

Denver residents kicked off summer once again with the city’s longest running neighborhood festival. This was the second year that Team Player Productions organized the People’s Fair. Capitol … more

The Curmudge bids farewell

This is the last you will hear from The Curmudge. As many of you know, “Life On Capitol Hill” has been sold, again — three times in the past four years. This publisher has a different formula, … more

Letter to the Editor: Gauging the success of homeless job programs

In response to the article “Colfax Works to break cycle of unemployment,” I’d like to throw in a few thoughts. I have been through homelessness, into shelters, and finally landed in the … more

Uptown's restaurant street is headed for change

Two buildings tower on either side of the 700 block of East 17th Avenue, their empty windows gathering dust as the space waits to be filled, a reminder that several longstanding businesses on the … more

July Capitol Hill Business and Development Roundup

Developments Tammen Hall A groundbreaking was held at the historic Tammen Hall building at 1010 E. 19th Ave. on June 26. The building is being converted into affordable apartments for seniors by MGL … more

Summer food trucks return to Civic Center Park

As the mid-day sun beamed down on Civic Center Park, Jorge Dominguez smiled warmly from the window of his truck. The young lady standing below him returned the smile as she ordered an arepa — a … more

Pancakes, parades and picnics — Oh, my!

July 2 Four Mile Historic Park Independence Celebration The event will start at 5 p.m. at the park, 715 S. Forest St., on July 2, and has viewing spots of the Glendale fireworks show. The park will … more

Small cell installations face city regulations

In order to meet the current 4G voice and data demands of businesses and consumers, as well as prepare for future upgrades to 5G speed service, all of the wireless carriers are having to expand their … more

DPS announces teacher salary increase after educator rally

Budget for 2018-2019 school year approved Denver Public Schools has unanimously approved a $1 billion budget for the 2018-2019 year, which includes an average salary increase for teachers of 4.4 … more

Denver nonprofit brings awareness to the 71-mile High Line Canal

Waves of long golden grass line the sidewalk where a group of volunteers recently walked a six-mile stretch of the High Line Canal, a 71-mile greenway that stretches from Southwest Littleton to … more

West Cheesman Park resident works to improve bike transport in Denver

On any given day you can find Geneva Hooten pedaling down the streets of Denver, making her way to work at the Colorado Department of Transportation from her home in West Cheesman Park. For Hooten, … more

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday … more

Denver PrideFest continues to fight for inclusivity

For many of Denver’s residents, heading to the annual Pride Parade means more than enjoying the June sunshine. Eloise Chajkowski and Brenda Lacewell attended PrideFest on June 17. The pair live in … more

Primaries 2018: Updated election results for statewide and congressional races

The following are unofficial results, as of noon June 28, from the June 26 primaries in statewide and congressional races in the metro area. Data is from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. … more

Denver Public Schools preparing for the worst

A radio crackled with chatter as first responders talked through an active shooter drill at the Evie Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch. Michael Eaton, chief of the department of safety with Denver … more

U.S. approves pot-based drug to treat rare seizures

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing … more

Colorado primary results show signs of Democratic push

Is a 134,000-vote advantage enough for a “blue wave”? That's how much the Democratic votes outpaced the Republicans in the race for governor in the June 26 primary election, according to … more

Stapleton, Polis win in governor primary, plus more statewide and congressional results

The general election for governor of Colorado was shaping up to be a contest between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis — as months of polling predicted — as both held large … more

In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike … more

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's … more
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