Mineral rights under Stapleton land were nearly made available for auction last month, which would have allowed oil and gas operators to bid for the right to drill. By a 4-0 vote, influenced by public comment, the State Land Board rejected the idea, but what is going on?
Mayor Hancock has said affordable housing is a crisis for Denver—and it is his number one priority.
The figures in the map speak for themselves, but for those who prefer words: segregation persists in Northeast Denver schools, even in 2018.
Growing up, John Stephan had the best of city and country life. While living on the North Shore of Chicago, he frequently helped on his grandparents’ dairy and produce farm.
Cell towers began popping up across the landscape in the mid-’90s. Now, as wireless communications continue to evolve, “small cell” installations will proliferate on city streets. The cause? Massive increases in mobile data demands and the need to densify networks. Verizon representatives say industry projections are for a fivefold increase in data demand by 2021.
“The story of Colfax deserves to be told,” says Jonny Barber, a musician, former Elvis impersonator and curator of the new Colfax Avenue Museum.
The Front Porch sat down with newly elected District 4 school board member, Jennifer Bacon, to discuss her recent election win and her priorities. Bacon was supported by the teachers’ union, which opposes many recent board reforms implemented around school choice, accountability and school closure. The following interview has been edited and condensed.
In mid-August, Black Lives Matter 5280 (BLM5280) requested Stapleton’s name be changed because of Mayor Ben Stapleton’s association with the KKK. More than 100 people gathered in September to discuss the topic.
Each time a property is sold in Stapleton, a “community fee” is paid to the Stapleton Foundation (“Foundation”) to support education, transportation and wellness programs that benefit the broader community.
Last spring, nine brave eighth-graders at Denver Language School (DLS) took and successfully passed college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams in either Chinese or Spanish Language and Culture. This represented a 100% pass rate in the pilot of year of DLS’s AP program.