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Is one community voice enough in votes by the National Western Center authority? Neighbors raise the question

The National Western Center master plan calls for a series of public plazas, including around a new transit station, as part of a project that will remake an enlarged Stock Show campus. In all, there would be 46 acres of flexible open space on the grounds, connecting to 80 acres …

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DENVER POLITICS

Here is how Denver plans to spend its $2 billion budget next year (with the help of recreational pot money)

Excess marijuana-tax proceeds would help pay for transportation projects, parks-and-recreation center fixes, and a new community-input program next year under a $2 billion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. As Denver draws on money flowing in from legalized recreational marijuana, the city in 2018 also would more …

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Crush, BEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Do you love the smell of aerosol in the morning? Do you realize that street art is so much more than graffiti? Then you’ll have a crush on Crush. Now heading into its seventh year, the festival welcomes over eighty local, national and international street artists who paint walls in …

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History Colorado Tours & Treks

Natives and transplants alike can get a crash course in all things local by exploring History Colorado’s tours (two- to six-hour jaunts around the metro area that might involve walks, bikes or buses) and treks (overnight trips to areas fifty miles or more away from Denver). Many facets of the …

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National Center for Atmospheric Research

The National Center for Atmospheric Research offers plenty of ways to expand your brain while exercising the other muscles in your body. Noon tours on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays provide primers on atmospheric science and current NCAR research, and free tablets loaded with audio, videos and additional content are …

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Are Colorado Taxpayers Financing Abstinence Education at Charter Schools?

It isn’t always easy to know what’s being taught at charter schools in Colorado. Charters, which won a major victory in securing equal funding as public schools last June, pride themselves on the freedom to find fresh, creative approaches to learning while claiming to meet or even exceed state education standards. But …

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SunShare Denver Solar Garden: The Not-So-Sunny Side of Clean Energy

Interested in SunShare’s Denver Solar Garden? The view isn’t so sunny from the inside. SunShare, the much-ballyhooed operator of community solar gardens along the Front Range, seems like a great opportunity. Area residents interested in solar power but who can’t or don’t want to install panels on their roofs can instead …

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TODAY: Forum Will Explain Storm Water Diversion, I-70 Expansion Lawsuits

All the large projects coming to Denver, including the Interstate 70 expansion, the National Western Stock Show complex overhaul and the Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Diversion, are inspiring lawsuits challenging them. And today, Saturday, September 9, Denver Inter Neighborhood Cooperationwill host a free forum discussing the lawsuits pertaining to …

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Readers on Tips for Transplants: Twelve Months of Advice for Newcomers

We know plenty of you haven’t called the Mile High City home for long.That’s why in October of last year we started our Tips for Transplants series, in which we broke down our best advice for newbies by month (because November in Denver is very different from November in L.A., …

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Comparing Hurricane Harvey’s Devastating Rain to Precipitation in Denver

The images of the devastation from Houston after Hurricane Harvey are incredible, in the absolute worst sense possible (until, perhaps, images of Hurricane Irma’s devastation come along). The official death toll from the floods stood at about seventy as of Thursday, September 7, and it may wind up as the costliest natural disaster …

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