August 16 forecast: Cooler and scattered storms
Good morning! We’re looking at scattered thunderstorms today. They’ll develop over the mountains in the mid-afternoon before moving toward Denver and the plains, the National Weather Service forecasts. Expect only brief rain, and a high of 88 degrees.
There’s a chance of rain every day this week, but it will get stormier and colder as we get closer to the weekend, according to NWS.
City Council votes to make safe outdoor sites program permanent
Originally meant to shelter people during the pandemic, the city-sanctioned camping sites can now continue past this year.
City Council makes building ADUs easier by passing zoning code amendment
The change tailors construction rules around neighborhood contexts, allowing more ADUs to be built with less barriers.
The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council will return to Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe later this year
A generous donation made the move possible after the art nonprofit was priced out of Denver last year.
Voting’s going better than normal ahead of Tuesday’s Denver runoff for mayor and three City Council seats
Turnout is higher than in recent municipal elections.
Denver’s realtor association has stopped analyzing naturally affordable homes, citing a lack of data
In May, just 450 homes closed under $500,000, down by 807 from June 2022.
Colorado’s Missing Indigenous Person Alerts has been in use for six months and most have been issued in Denver. Are they working?
“It is said that my people go missing three times; once in person, once in the data, and once in the media."
Lunar New Year is officially a state holiday
Gov. Polis, State Senator Julie Gonzales and State Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez recognized the Colorado Asian community's efforts in bringing the bill forward and for thriving in the city.
The Colfax Avenue and Broadway intersection will be closed for a lot of Saturday as Denver Water kicks off old pipe replacement project
While some of the work could continue into Sunday, Denver Water says it shouldn't disrupt ¡Viva! Streets Denver celebrations.
Her daughter was killed on her bike in Denver. She’s still riding and pushing leaders to make streets safer
Ainslie O’Neil was killed in December 2022 when she was struck by a driver while crossing Federal Boulevard on West 35th Avenue.
Denver board divided on competing school policing proposals
The Denver Public Schools board will hear public comment next Monday and could set a special meeting then to vote.
Initially a pandemic response to homelessness, safe outdoor sites could become a long-term program
City Council will vote Monday on zoning changes that would codify the program and provide opportunities for expansion.
Broadway and Welton Street will be car-free again this Sunday for Viva Streets Denver
Due to severe weather, the event closes at 11:30 a.m.
Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 2-4
First Friday art walks, Nuggets watch parties and more!
Westwood nonprofit D3 Arts needs $18,000 to pay for building upgrades after getting cease-and-desist letter from Fire Department
The Westwood staple needs a new commercially licensed fire alarm system to continue operating as an event space for the community.
Maki Teshima’s first public art installation promotes connectedness in the Washington Park neighborhood
The installation is an ode to the art and culture of knotting across Asian communities.
The severity of Denver’s housing crisis shows in May’s record-breaking eviction filings
Last month, the courts saw 1,216 eviction filings. Those numbers are not likely to get better without big policy changes and significant investments, according to advocates.
Millions of out-of-state dollars are pouring into the Denver mayor’s race. One candidate is calling foul
The super PAC supporting Mike Johnston has reported more than $4.2 million in contributions. The PAC for Kelly Brough has reported $1.5 million.
The mysterious case of the missing fedora
Joshua Abeyta, of Los Mocochetes, wants whomever stole his hat to return it.
Six cool things to do in Denver this week
An East Colfax community mural painting, a family friendly outdoor fair, flash tattoos and a putt putt pub crawl to help save Sloan's Lake.