Being home (whether or not in time for the holidays) will soon have a profound new meaning for over a hundred Denver residents—the Quality Inn on Quebec is being transformed into 139 affordable microhousing units.
“We know there is no silver bullet. Nobody has gotten it right,” says city planner Laura Aldrete, Executive Director of Denver’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) office, when asked what can be done to fix Denver’s housing crisis.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s March 23 “Stay at Home” order underscored the half-hearted response to social isolation. The weekend before this order, Denver parks and playgrounds were crowded again after a thaw in the late March snow. Buy-in for social isolation is understandably challenging for many in a society that cherishes individual freedoms and individualism over the collective.
Like you, we’re feeling shell shocked by the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis, first to people’s health and —a close second— to the economic impacts on their lives, particularly those who were already struggling.
Many of us catch glimpses of it from the street, but few have had the chance to enter its gates.
Each month, the Indie Prof typically reviews one or more films from the theater or an instant-streaming service. This month he instead shares his views on the Oscars.
If you know the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” you’re most likely Black—and you also know it is often referred to as the Black National Anthem. If you’re White, you likely know none of the above.
“I can’t help but gush. She’s changed my kid in the most positive way possible. She’s just Cheryl, a category all of her own.”
“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.”
Colorado’s volcanoes produced some of the state’s most important diamond, gold and fossil deposits.