Drainage project on City Park Golf Course can proceed, Denver judge rules in opponents’ legal challenge

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file A sweeping city drainage project at City Park Golf Course that will remake the landscape and bulldoze roughly 260 trees has survived a legal challenge that put the controversial plan on trial. Denver District Court Judge David H. Goldberg on Thursday issued a decision in favor of city parks officials, including parks director Allegra “Happy” Haynes. He rejected the arguments of a group of activists who have claimed that installing a huge stormwater detention area on designated parkland violated the city charter. Goldberg ruled that city officials were within their right to use the golf course for the drainage project. He didn’t wade into… Read More

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Don’t be fooled by anti-reformers in Denver schools election

The Denver Post is endorsing Mike Johnson, Rachele Espiritu, Barbara O’Brien and Angela Cobián in this year’s Denver School Board election. Supporters of reform efforts at Denver Public Schools ought to pay attention in this off-year election cycle, as four seats on the seven-member board are in play, and anti-reformers enjoy plenty of money and energy. Thankfully, a solid slate of reform-minded candidates is available, and we urge voters to the stay the course and support candidates who back Superintendent Tom Boasberg’s promising efforts to ensure that all district students attend a high-performing school. The Denver district’s embrace of charter and innovation schools and its commitment to ensuring that its… Read More

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Solving gun store burglaries has become a top ATF priority in Colorado

Owners and employees of the Triple J Armory gun store clean up after the business was burglarized in a smash-and-grab involving a Jeep Cherokee that plowed through the front entrance in the early hours of May 24, 2017. Dragon Man Mel Bernstein believed his store — stocked with thousands of guns, including 200 machine guns — was impenetrable. A pack of seven German shepherds, chain-link fences, reinforced steel doors and 36 surveillance cameras have kept thieves at bay for decades. But Bernstein’s store was just as vulnerable as dozens of others across Colorado. On the evening of Aug. 27, copycat thieves took his truck, rammed it into the Colorado Springs… Read More

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Interesting Facts About Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, otherwise known as the Mile-High City, has long been a favorite destination for tourists from across the globe. Situated near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the entire area offers limitless natural beauty and outdoor activities galore. Visitors to Denver soon realize that the opportunities for fun and enrichment really are innumerable. Museum lovers will find no shortage of options in Denver, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the History Colorado Center. The arts and culture scene is thought by many to rival those in other major U.S. cities, an proposition to which locals of all ages will attest. Denver is… Read More

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