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Denveright process working toward 20-year vision plan

This screen shot from the Denveright web page show the four coordinated plans designed to help shape the future of Denver’s land use, mobility and parks and recreational resources. (Courtesy City & County of Denver)
A first-time, multi-department planning process in the City and County of Denver — known as Denveright — is working well, members of Denver City Council were recently told. The effort was announced nearly one year ago by Mayor Michael Hancock and is designed to show a vision for Denver over the next two decades. Four […]

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National Western Center study identifies ‘opportunities’

An architectural rendering of the proposed National Western Center, site of the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum. An economic study identified several businesses and industries that could locate at the site and offer additional jobs to the Front Range. (Courtesy City & County of Denver)
Transforming the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum sites into a year-round destination and regional asset could focus on companies and industries affiliated with the more traditional agricultural-based, but more technologically and globally involved, an economic study concluded.

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Finances may have improved at RMHS after negative 2015 audit

One hundred dollar bills (AP photo)
A year after a Denver auditor’s report found a nonprofit provider of services to the mentally and developmentally disabled residents of the City and County of Denver had mismanaged city funds, the picture is much better, City Council members were recently told. Rocky Mountain Human Services, formerly called Denver Options, serves over 6,000 Colorado residents […]

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Denver Council argues over extending marijuana store hours

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver’s recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and […]

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Immigrant & Refugee, LGBTQ commissions prep for federal changes

enver LGBTQ Commission members with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. (Photo via Denver LGBTQ Commission Facebook page)
Two City and County of Denver commissions will be busy this year, if recent actions by the federal government regarding minorities continue, a City Council committee was recently told by commission members. The Denver Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Commission works to advance social, economic and political equality for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and […]

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YESTERYEAR: Hart announces second run for president, legislator’s CORA request ignites kerfuffle

Thirty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … Colorado U.S. Sen. Gary Hart officially announced his second run for U.S. president on his home turf at Red Rocks Amphitheater, saying, among other remarks, “I guarantee you that I’ll make some mistakes.” At a press conference the next Tuesday, in Denver City Council chambers, […]

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Stapleton 5-party funding to allow new school, fire station, homes

Further redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport site would take place, after Denver City Council adopts a series of resolutions and ordinances to finance needed infrastructure improvements. (Courtesy Forest City)
A five-party funding arrangement is to be considered by Denver City Council that would eventually allow some 2,800 new homes to be built on the former Stapleton International Airport property, which was decommissioned in the mid-1990s. The Stapleton “Five Parties” (City and County of Denver, Denver Urban Renewal Authority, Denver Public Schools, Forest City and […]

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ICYMI: Buckle up time again, Denver overuses software and pays more, Aurora open records dispute

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Heads up, Pueblo County drivers. Or better yet, buckle up, and anyone in a truck statewide might want to heed that advice, as the Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation began one of those “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement campaigns. As the Gazette reported, drivers in Pueblo County had the highest non-compliance rate in […]

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