MLK Extension Project Inches Forward. The environmental reviews for the Martin Luther King Boulevard extension project were complete as of the October 19 approval by CDOT and the Federal Highway Administration of the “FONSI”, or finding of no significant impact.
Denver voters approved all the measures presented to them in the Nov. 7 general election. They ranged from a citywide $937 million bond package to relatively small special district taxes.
Now’s the time to go shopping—no, not for the holidays just yet, but for health insurance coverage.
In the building where air traffic controllers once coordinated landings and takeoffs for the old Stapleton Airport, Punch Bowl Social will open on Nov. 18 at 7pm with an open-to-the-public ticketed event to support the local charity We Don’t Waste (WeDontWaste.org). Get tickets online at PunchBowlSocial.com. At 9pm doors will open to non-ticketed guests.
At an open house hosted by RTD on Oct. 23, local residents just wanted to know when the A Line trains will be allowed to stop blowing their warning horns. RTD told the crowd of frustrated area residents that implementation of a quiet zone along the A Line rail corridor now depends on action by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
At first glance, a LimeBike is unremarkable: a brightly colored three-speed comfort bike with a front-wheel basket, warning bell, head lamp, reflectors and wheel fenders. But it represents a paradigm shift in the bikesharing industry.
“We are all accustomed to getting a receipt when we spend money on just about everything else, so why not get a receipt when you pay your city taxes?” So says Brendan Hanlon, the city of Denver’s chief financial officer. Taxpayer Receipt, a new tool on Denver’s website, makes the city’s budget more transparent by educating residents on how and where their money is spent.
Paris was the hub of the art world in the latter half of the 19th century, with some of the best art produced by women. “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism,” will be at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 14.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) released results of its School Performance Framework (SPF) measure last month. The SPF provides a color-coded “report card” for each of the nearly 200 schools in DPS. This year brings a marked increase in the number of schools deemed to be meeting or exceeding expectations.
Visit the Front Porch online calendar to view both local and metro Denver events—and you can also submit events. We pull our printed list from the online calendar. To be considered for the print edition, events must be submitted by the 16th of the month before the event.