Frozen, thawed and now basking in the sun, we’ve fully transformed this week, Denver. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
But if you’re afraid you missed some of those major headlines, or if you just like scoping pretty images (like me), we’ve got you covered.
Let’s work backward. On Friday U.S. Representative Jared Polis visited Jeanette Vizguerra in her sanctuary home at the First Unitarian Society of Denver. There was a bunch of political action the previous weekend, some directly related to Vizguerra’s situation; see that stuff below.
But it absolutely bears mentioning that Wednesday was National Pig Day, and we’ve got Danielle Lirette to thank for this snouted cutie.
In other news of the quirky and bizarre, Andy discovered what was perhaps a human foot and then rediscovered this week that it had vanished.
And who doesn’t like sets of three? Wednesday also saw the installation of a massive wooden hand, which looks like it was plucked from the Sistine Chapel and is also a sign to eager Denverites that LoDo’s newest hot spot is nearing completion.
I got high, high enough to see miles down Broadway.
And Ashley perhaps got a tad tipsy while exploring Cattivella’s Cannocchiale cocktail.
And we all got totally drunk on the cuteness of Dobby, the Denver Zoo’s new baby giraffe.
It was both beautiful and snowing at the same time, which is kind of “peak Denver,” if you know what I mean.
The Denver Post’s RJ Sangosti captured the aftermath of Kit Carson prison’s closure on one young life.
Chandler McClellan, 7, plays outside his home in Burlington, February 10, 2017. The home next to his family’s still remains empty. Chandler said, he misses his friend that lived next door, but the family moved away after the dad lost his job when the prison closed. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) @rjsangosti ⠀ ⠀ Read and see more, link in bio
And we investigated the imminent closing of RiNo’s iconic Ironton art space as the neighborhood continues to change.
Evergreen Newspapers’ reporter Chancey Bush crafted some sweet light taking portraits of Clear Creek EMTs and firefighters.
Chelsea Vineyard, volunteer Clear Creek firefighter, pose for a portrait in her EMT gear at Clear Creek Station 2 in Idaho Springs Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Vineyard is an EMT by night working in Arvada and firefighter by day.Photo by Chancey Bush/ Photo Editor/ Evergreen Newspapers #photojournalism #documentaryphotographer #onassignment #colorado #makingportraits #canon #canon5dmarkiv #stobes #light #firefighters #firefighter #emt #womenfirefighter #womeninphotojournalism
And now for the politics. You were busy at this week’s start Denver. Monday saw the first pro-Trump rally since the election on the Capitol steps.
Immigration activists gathered outside of the GEO private detention facility in Aurora to protest what they fear will become “mass deportations” by U.S. immigration agents.
And Civic Center Park saw a modest gathering of healthcare activists calling for continued federal support of the Affordable Care Act.
Zoom! There you are, transported through another prolific Mile High week as if you just stepped out of your chrome DeLorean. Tune in next week and we can defy the laws of physics together once again.