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125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the … more

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out … more

Golf tournament benefits the Denver Santa Claus Shop

Organizers with the Denver Santa Claus Shop recently announced that its annual Charity Golf Tournament is returning this year. The Denver Santa Claus Shop Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Aug. … more

Dashing for donors

DiPrince to become History Colorado’s executive director

History Colorado has announced that Dawn DiPrince will be the nonprofit’s next executive director. DiPrince will assume the role of executive director on Sept. 1. She is taking over for Steve … more

5 points about Five Points

1 Trolley conductors once called out, “Five Points!” as they neared the confluence of Washington Street, 27th Street, 26th Avenue and Welton Street. The name stuck and became synonymous with … more

History Colorado unveils tribute to Five Points

In late June, the History Colorado museum opened a small but potent new show celebrating the Five Points neighborhood — Denver’s famous pre-war jazz mecca and center of Black middleclass life. … more

Upcoming events this summer and fall

Happy summer Denverites! After taking last year off, Denver Days is happening this year and runs through Aug. 8. Denver Days is a great way to reconnect with your neighbors by attending or hosting a … more

Incorporating penstemon into your landscape

Recently, my coworker exclaimed, “you can never have too many penstemons in your yard.” I would agree. Species of this genus display showy spikes of brightly-colored, bilateral flowers high above … more

Send me your vacation pics

One of the best things about being a reporter for a community-centric publication is being able to get readers involved with the newspaper. And I have another opportunity for you to do so. As summer … more

Unemployment in Colorado still high for those with disabilities

Here’s a challenge to all business owners and business leaders in Colorado: Seek opportunities to employ people who have disabilities. In April, May and June of last year, Colorado’s unemployment … more

New Thinkers are changing the world

Denverite Keo Frazier has a goal. It is to bring people with diverse backgrounds together to affect change. “All of us contribute to our society,” Frazier said. “Diverse thought is how we get … more

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine returns Aug. 11-14

After about a year of providing the restaurant experience primarily through takeout, restaurateurs and chefs in Cherry Creek North are looking forward to reconnecting with their guests and local … more

Underground Music Showcase is back on Broadway

Claire Heywood expects she will be singing her heart out at this year’s Underground Music Showcase. “Speaking for myself, playing a festival represents a needed chance to release some pent-up … more

A summer staple for art lovers

Local artist Lauri Dunn has discovered a whole world of interesting insects through her art. Her favorite is the praying mantis, she said. This is because of their “fun-looking heads,” Dunn … more

A ‘mini window into the wild’

The Denver Zoo’s president and CEO, Bert Vescolani, believes that animals have a way of making us humans feel special. “We want to inspire communities to save wildlife for future generations,” … more

Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column featuring business news in the Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile coverage areas, which is roughly central and central-south Denver. If you are a … more

Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher. more

Taking a look at Mount Evans’ new reservation system

The night before Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig visited Mount Evans with their daughter and her boyfriend, they went to recreation.gov and purchased a vehicle ticket. On July 22, the Koenigs and … more

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles … more
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