While the potential renaming of Columbus Park has so far garnered the most attention, several other efforts are also being discussed. Mayor Hancock has formed a committee to look at parks and buildings across the city who may be named after individuals who are now viewed negatively. Rowena Alegria, Chief Storyteller for the City and Council of Denver, said they are … [Read more...] about City, DPS Consider Name Changes
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The park bordered by 38th and 39th Avenues and Osage and Navajo streets isn’t North Denver’s largest, but it’s the subject of one of the largest discussions in North Denver right now. The park, officially called Columbus Park by the city, has also unofficially been known by some as La Raza park, and could be officially if an effort by Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval is successful … [Read more...] about Sandoval Sponsors Effort to Rename Columbus Park “La Raza Park”
Denver’s Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) primarily serve to protect their residents’ investments by shielding them from change. The assumption is that if one has purchased a home in a neighborhood, they like that neighborhood the way it is. But as a leader of the Chaffee Park RNO, I see my responsibility as not limited by the boundaries of my neighborhood. No … [Read more...] about Chaffee Park Says ‘Yes in my Backyard’
A common question of 2020 seems to be, “Where can I go hiking in Colorado?” There are all kinds of caveats with this question, such as, with a dog? with young kids? within less than a 2-hour drive of the Denver metro area? with water? and many more. My new book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Denver and Boulder” provides the answers to these questions, along with details like … [Read more...] about Looking for a Hike Nearby?
Walking into Sprouts Farmers Market, a young woman, obviously a recent immigrant to our North Denver neighborhood, asked me if I knew what the old green frame building on the lot with the liquor store was. Yes, I told her. That's the old Elitch Theatre and when I was in high school, I worked as a stagehand for the summer theater seasons. The Elitch theatre was like the … [Read more...] about Grace Kelly Graced North Denver