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ICYMI: Boulder tells county to butt out, homeless camping ordinance in court, pot stores steal workers

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The City of Boulder is many things to many people, sometimes largely depending on your personal, political views. Some view them as one of the more forward-thinking local governments, others call them the “People’s Republic of Boulder.” Well, a story in the Boulder Camera reported that since the city is running out of space to […]

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YIMBY Denver group forms to counter NIMBYs

A small, recently formed group plans to be involved in the City and County of Denver's growth-related issues as part of the Yes In My Backyard movement. (Courtesy YIMBY Denver)
A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to “bring the voice of yes” to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group’s “unofficial leader.” Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after […]

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Denver launching dedicated affordable housing fund

Construction of affordable homes in Denver is the goal of two alternate City Council bills, one calling for property tax and impact fees and the other using surplus general fund monies, at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. (Photo courtesy Habitat For Humanity Metro Denver)
The City and County of Denver’s dedicated, permanent, affordable housing fund and program is on track to debut next fall, with new staff members hired, a 23-member advisory committee formed and short- and long-range plans, a City Council committee was told Wednesday, Nov. 30. Rick Padilla, housing director in the Office of Economic Development, and […]

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The Hot Sheet – Curing homelessness with pot, attacking Trump’s youngest, Skewes gets skewered, Colorado politics drinking game, U 2KINKY and MORE …

DENVER — Suck in the holiday gut and belly up to your desk … It’s time to get back to work following (for many of us) a long Thanksgiving break. Oh, and happy ‘Cyber Monday’ to you, your favorite electronic device and your wallet. Let the financial gluttony continue! Strangest of all that crossed our […]

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The Hot Sheet – Political food fight, punching at TABOR, blame it on the weed, you’re gonna need another HOV friend, pass the turkey and MORE …

VOL. 01 NO. 192 | NOVEMBER 23, 2016 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2016 DENVER — So let the giving of thanks begin. … Wow, what a political year! No matter on what side of the ballot you stood, it’s easy to be thankful that campaigns are behind us. Now, if we can just make it through […]

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The Hot Sheet – Cops not necessarily citizens, Sen. Gardner has your golden tix, 10 homeless cost you millions, pot and gun rights and MORE …

DENVER — Good Tuesday to you and yours. If it’s a traveling day (“over the river and through the woods …”) for you, we do hope you arrive safely and possibly hungry. As you’ll notice, we are sharing several topics concerning our law enforcement today. With the recent police shootings (four this weekend) they have […]

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Casper Stockham is driving for Congress, one fare at a time

Casper Stockham idles at the curb on a crowded LoDo street at about 10 p.m., scanning the pedestrians who are surging and meandering in front of a popular Mexican restaurant. The Denver Broncos are playing just blocks away and the night is bustling, the sounds of cheers and music spilling onto the sidewalk. After a […]

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Michael Hancock’s rhythm continues to beat as ‘heart and soul’ of Denver

The "heart and soul" of Denver, second-term Denver Mayor Michael Hancock works at his desk in his office at the City and County Building Friday, May 27. (Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)
At a banquet dinner in his honor May 25, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was given the moniker — “the heart and soul of Denver.” And, it’s no wonder. As the mile high city’s principal executive, Hancock has navigated Denver through a period of rapid growth during his nearly five years at the helm. The city […]

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