This month: 1) Westerly Creek Metro District Election Cancelled; 2) Central Park Community Garage Sale May 14 and 15; 3) E-Bike and E-Cargo Bike Instant Rebates; 4) Youth Sport Training Facility Coming to Northeast Denver and 5) Parking Improvements at the Stanley Marketplace.
Sending Mental Health Pros, Not Police
Denver’s program that sends mental health pros instead of police on 911 calls is expanding after proving itself a big success.
DPS Board Votes to Restrict Innovation Schools
After listening to over a 100 community members, most of whom spoke passionately about the positive powers of innovation, the DPS Board voted to pass a controversial Executive Limitation that will provide protections to all licensed teachers while also limiting innovation practices.
DPS Board Looks to Neuter Innovation
The Denver Public Schools board wants to yank much of the power to innovate from the district’s innovation schools. The board is seeking input at two community meetings this month, but it is expected to approve the move later in March.
No More Free Removal
By the end of the year, Denver residents will likely lose a time-honored tradition – free trash pick-up.
…NE News Updates
This month: 1) Union, King Soopers Reach Tentative Deal; 2) Submit Your Ideas for Renaming Johnson & Wales; 3) Construction on Protected Bike Lanes Begins in Central Park; and 4) Denver City Council Begins Once-a-Decade Redistricting Process.
Stock Show: Bigger & Better
Calling it the “Super Bowl” of livestock shows, Paul Andrews, president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show, says he’s fully expecting this year’s show to be the best ever.
Coach: It didn’t come fast and it didn’t come easy—Northfield Wins Soccer Title
Before the big game, the boys showed their unity by bleaching their hair blonde. “Some were very reluctant, even refusing to do it, but we were all at a teammate’s house and one person did it, then another, and eventually everyone gave in; I actually think it’s a greater sign of unity that everyone did it even though they didn’t want to,” says Team Captain Max Garfield.
Election Followup: What’s Next for the Park Hill Golf Course?
On election night, voters handed a big win to Save Open Space Denver (SOS), a group that for years now has been fighting to halt development on the now-defunct Park Hill Golf Course, a currently unused 155-acre open space that sits at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and East 35th Ave.
Cutting Edge Research Is Coming—but Voters Say No to Arena
Although Denver voters rejected a $190 million bond measure to help pay for a 10,000-seat area and community market at the National Western Center, city officials say they are still committed to both projects.