CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …
Moses (Left) and Adela watch their father, Justin Marceau, speak to the group of protesters under the watch of their mother Rebecca Aviel in Washington Park, Saturday morning, July 6, 2019.

Denver residents torn on geese roundups

Tension between animal-rights defenders and the City of Denver rose to a crescendo following pre-dawn roundups of Canada geese at City Park and Washington Park in early July. The Canada geese …

Colorado's Behavioral Health Task Force kicks off

Lawmakers, state leaders and mental health professionals who make up Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force convened for the first time July 1 to explore solutions to the state’s high suicide …

One thing Labriola enjoys about her new apartment in Arvada is the sense of quiet and a park. She walks her dog Charlie to the dog park multiple times a day.

Denver residents can’t ‘afford to live where they work’

Deanie Labriola is a woman who counts her blessings. A month ago she moved into her new apartment in Arvada. Her living room has a few chairs, as well as a dining table. Her dog and cat keep her …

Two Denver education nonprofits announce merger

Denver Urban Scholars announced last month it would merge with Uptown-based Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit based in the Cole neighborhood that helps children middle school …
Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Krystal Jensen, left, and her 12-year-old daughter Kierra welcome STEM students back to school on May 15. About a week earlier, the school experienced a shooting that left one student dead and eigth others injured. "They need all the love they can get right now," said Krystal, who homeschools her daughter.

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are …

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided …
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 …
Dmitri Rumschlag stands in front of Z Cycle Shop in Capitol Hill. Rumschlag opened the shop last year and works to build relationships with his customers. He also hopes to make biking more accessible to everyone.

Z Cycle Shop in Capitol Hill focuses on customer care

Stepping into Z Cycle Shop at 1405 N. Ogden St. is like being transported back in time to when people knew their neighbors, stopped in to say hello and catch up. Here, customers can receive some good …
At the end of August Colorado Sake Co. opened in the River North neighborhood. It is a taproom for different sake flavors made in house. Sake is a Japanese rice wine.

Life on Capitol Hill: June 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 …

Co-owner of Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA food truck said the business model allowed her and her husband, Jessie, to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” …
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