What does it mean to create a safe neighborhood? How can youth violence be prevented? How can school shootings be stopped? These were among the many complex issues discussed at the November 16 neighborhood forum sponsored by Central Park United Neighbors and Front Porch.
United States Congressman Jason Crow is the co-sponsor of a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from needing to respond to calls involving mental health crises. The bill, which was passed by the House, would provide local governments with grants to form mental health units, instead of police, to respond to certain 911 calls.
Over the past three years, the rates of car crimes committed in Denver have skyrocketed and include vandalism, catalytic converter removal, gasoline siphoning, and vehicle theft. Although these problems are impacting the entire city, car crimes have been especially prevalent in Northeast Denver neighborhoods.
Denver residents who no longer want guns in their homes previously had few options to discard their weapons.
Local crime data for 2022 offers a view of the patterns occurring in our neighborhoods, and DPD Chief Paul Pazen explains how the shortage is impacting these trends.
The recent Uvalde shooting was a tragic reminder that we have come to expect that police now know how best to respond to a school shooter and will act based on the latest and best conclusions of law enforcement and education professionals. The delay in Uvalde that cost additional lives led us to ask spokespersons from Denver Police Department (DPD) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) about their readiness for such an event.
Last year’s devastating Marshall fire, which raced across open-space grasslands and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County, has led many homeowners to question whether a similar disaster could happen in Central Park.
Approximately 100 frustrated neighbors who live on or near Emporia St. between MLK Jr. Blvd. and E. 26th Ave., just north of the Stanley Marketplace, are trying to mitigate large amounts of traffic flowing through their residential street.
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.
In recent weeks, environmental advocacy groups and concerned neighbors have called on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and their subsidiary the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) to deny one of Suncor Energy’s operating permits.