This month: 1) Central 70 Project—Steadily proceeding toward a park over the highway and 2) What will Colorado get from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act?
Denver Zoo Penguins Explore Their New Home
Seventeen penguins have a new home at the Denver Zoo. The African Penguin has been part of the zoo’s menagerie since the opening of Bird World in 1975. But with the now-defunct enclosure slated for demolition next year, the colony needed a new place to call home.
Northfield Students Walk Out and Speak Out about Sexual Harassment
Student leaders at Northfield High School who organized the Sept. 20 rally against sexual harassment say they had concerns even before School Board Member Tay Anderson was censured by his fellow board members for comments “unbecoming” a board director.
Ballot Will Determine Fate of Park Hill Golf Course
This November, two similarly-worded ballot initiatives with opposite intentions will decide the fate of the Park Hill Golf Course, a currently unused 155-acre open space that sits at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and E. 35th Ave.
Taking Action to Save Wildlife
The Denver Zoo has always had a mission of educating people about wildlife and the threats that various species face, but now officials want to take that mission a step further and transform the institution into a global leader for zoo-based conservation.
Our New Superintendent & DPS Issues that Lie Ahead
Closing the achievement gap—which leaves boys who look like Marrero dangling at the bottom—will of course prove to be one of Marrero’s biggest challenges in DPS.
…NE News Updates
1) What Will Be Built at MLK and Central Park Blvd? 2) CPB & I-70 Runway North & South Projects; 3) Central Park Urban Living Condos; 4) Maple Tree Health; and 5) More Airplane Noise in NE Denver Recently.
New Life for Johnson & Wales Campus
An innovative partnership between an urban conservation group, Denver School of the Arts (DSA), two public housing organizations, a culinary incubator, and a private K-8 school will transform the Johnson and Wales campus in east Denver over the next twelve months.
Families who are unsure about how they can best use Round 2 SchoolChoice for their own circumstances should call the SchoolChoice Hotline at 720-423-3493 and request a conversation with the director or a supervisor, says Laurie Premer, Director of Enrollment Services.
Central 70 Makes the “Mile High Shift”
The Central 70 Project celebrated a major milestone at the end of May when it opened up a new two-mile stretch of I-70 that is 30 feet below ground level. The new section, from Colorado to Brighton Blvds. is considered the “crown jewel” of the entire 10-mile highway reconstruction project.