Sam Gary made a tremendous fortune in the oil and gas industry—and made a commitment to use his fortune to give back to the community. “Sam’s vision was to find the ways to make a big impact on the community—and he never really cared if he got the credit,” says Mike Johnston, a former state senator and Stapleton resident who was just recently named CEO of Gary’s charitable organizations, the Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investments (GCI).
This month: 1) Sand Creek Regional Greenway Closed Due to Health Concerns; 2) The News is No National News at Denver Rec Centers; 3) Denver Unveils Group Living Zoning Proposal; 4) Presidential Race Comes to NE Denver/Aurora; 5) Three Upcoming Openings Announced for The Shops at Beeler Park; and 6) New Asian Restaurant Coming to Stanley by Summer.
“The dough should be the focus of any pizza. That’s what it’s all about,” says Brand Manager Chris Donato of Pizza Locale, which recently added Stapleton to its Denver locations.
This month: 1) Congressman Jason Crow Tapped to Serve as Impeachment Manager; 2) GW Principal Boldly Addresses Past Issues; Will Offer IB Courses for All; 3) Lucky’s Pulls Out of Lowry; 4) Berkshire Closing Feb. 2; and 5) Multiple Changes in NE Legislators.
Stapleton will once again be home to an official weather observation station. When the Stapleton airport closed in 1995, the National Weather Service moved Denver’s official weather observation station to Denver International Airport (DIA) twenty miles east of the city.
“We would clean stalls, take care of chickens, that kind of thing, and for a reward we got to ride the horses. I loved it.”
This month: 1) High Comfort Bike Lanes To Be Built on CPB and City Park Esplanade in 2020. 2) The Future of the Park Hill Golf Course? Views Vary Widely. 3) Illegal Pete’s Comes to NE. 4) MLK to Peoria Opening Date. Plus An “Election First” for Colorado.
In the Stapleton vote, Question #1 asked if the name Stapleton should be removed. Stapleton property owners voted no. 3,590 ballots were cast. 2,282 (65.2%) voted to keep the name. 1,216 (34.8%) voted to remove the name.
The seventh annual self-guided Stapleton Open Studios tour of artists’ studios is back, with 26 artists at 15 studios ready to meet visitors, show their work and demonstrate how it is made.
In the span of just eight days starting in early August, DPD investigated 19 burglaries, but the crime spree might be over as quickly as it began. DPD has filed criminal charges on several juveniles and linked them to at least 10 cases of burglary/auto theft.