Denver photos of the week, April 8-14: a healer, a goddess and a politician under fire

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Carolyn Corogin gives a tour of her developing Englewood property at 3853-3855 S. Broadway, April 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  development; englewood; construction; commercial real estate; south broadway; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;

Carolyn Corogin gives a tour of her developing Englewood property at 3853-3855 S. Broadway, April 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Good day to thee, fair Denver. Have you enjoyed the sunshine yet? Come with me as I explore our memories of last week.

This time I’m starting with the weekend and working to the present.

Megan and I spent a little time in the wild world of Denver’s bicycle-riding EMTs, the first of their kind in the country. This photo was actually shot on April 8th, but the story ran last week.

rides through the crowded halls of Coors Field on opening day, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) emt; denver health; rockies; coors field; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty” width=”1000″ height=”667″ caption=”Shae Taylor <a href="https://denverite.com/a-ride-with-denver-healths-all-terrain-medical-unit-the-nations-first-emergency-care-bike-unit-33405/">rides through the crowded halls of Coors Field</a> on opening day, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)” href=”https://denverite.com/a-ride-with-denver-healths-all-terrain-medical-unit-the-nations-first-emergency-care-bike-unit-33405/” /]I attended the Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall on Saturday night, and it was (obviously) a wild time. More wild is that I managed to sling my camera at just the right angle to make it look like Loki here was casting mad spells. Way to go, me.

Jordyn Reece as the god Loki. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  nerd prom; cosplay; geek; party; video games; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

Jordyn Reece as the god Loki. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This shot from Sunday morning is one for the photo nerds in the house. Freelancer Andy Colwell grabbed this crisp silhouette of Arizona-based photojournalist Nick Oza, who was presenting work to The Image Deconstructed workshop.

On Tuesday we took a trip to Coors Field to see Jon Gray end his “hair journey” as he cut his luscious locks for Locks of Love, something he plans to do over and over again. Since this is a sports story, here’s an action shot:

The Colorado Rockies' Jon Gray lops off 8 inches of hair for Locks of Love, April 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  colorado rockies; baseball; jon gray; locks of love; barber; denverite; denver; kevinjbeaty

The Colorado Rockies' Jon Gray lops off 8 inches of hair for Locks of Love, April 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Did you see this week’s Westword? I loved the portrait of immigration attorney Hans Meyer by Jake Holschuh. There’s another radical shot of Meyer in the story where he’s nearly choking on a microphone cable.

On Wednesday Andy (Kenney, this time) and I went to explore Elyria-Swansea for an upcoming story, but we had to pause to gawk at the pedestrian bridge near the intersection of 36th and Blake Streets because it is in the middle of 18 months of delays. Being the sleuth he is, Andy got to the bottom of it.

A pedestrian bridge near 36th and Blake Streets that has yet to open. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  rino; development; 38th and blake; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

A pedestrian bridge near 36th and Blake Streets that has yet to open. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Also on Wednesday, I took a trip down East Colfax to discover the culinary secrets hidden there. Ashley asked a panel of esteemed locals to give us the dish on the wickedest street’s best eats.

The dual service windows inside Acapulco Taco and Papusas on Colfax Ave. at Yosemite St. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  food; restaurant; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; colfax;

The dual service windows inside Acapulco Taco and Papusas on Colfax Ave. at Yosemite St. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wednesday, as it turns out, was super busy. The city announced it was settling with the family of Jessica Hernandez, who was killed by police two years ago.

Jessica Hernandez's mother, Laura Sonia Rosales, speaks to a large crowd of press. A press conference detailing a settlement agreement between Denver and the family of Jessica Hernandez, April 12, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  jessica hernandez; denver police; chief robert white; city and county building; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty;

Jessica Hernandez's mother, Laura Sonia Rosales, speaks to a large crowd of press, April 12, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We also attended a rather unruly town hall meeting in Aurora held by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who fielded the ire of constituents.

Before U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman holds his first town hall meeting of the Trump administration, April 12, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  mike coffman; aurora; town hall meeting; copolitics; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado;

Before U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman holds his first town hall meeting of the Trump administration, April 12, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Now back to levity: Adrian wrote about the cat wine company that’s getting into the business of dog treats made from fresh ingredients and recycled brewer’s grains, not to mention a million-dollar year.

Making dog treats from wasted brewers' grains. The Chewery on Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  dog treats; the chewery; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;

Making dog treats from wasted brewers' grains inside the Chewery on Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And how about some art? This is from a road trip I made to New Mexico. Since many people have flocked to the sacred Chimayo sanctuary for Easter Weekend, we thought it might be timely to give you the rundown on northern New Mexico’s best places to dive deep into cultural history.

Swooshing through the Colorado countryside. (Kevin J. Beaty)  new mexico; road trip; travel; kevinjbeaty; denverite;

Swooshing through the Colorado countryside. (Kevin J. Beaty)

On Thursday we went to observe as Bayaud Enterprises took their new mobile laundromat, The Laundry Truck, for a spin. The utility vehicle is a creative way to serve Denver’s homeless, and it’s already having a positive effect on the community.

Inside The Laundry Truck. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  the laundry truck; denver homeless out loud; bayaud enterprises; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite

Inside The Laundry Truck on it's first day on the road, April 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On Friday, the Denver Post’s Andy Cross went chasing light inside Aurora’s new Amazon facility. He found it among a tapestry of scaffolding.

And I too finished off the week with a pursuit of light and shadow. I found it inside an old recording studio off Broadway in Englewood that Adrian has reported could someday become a hip alcohol-peddling establishment.

Carolyn Corogin gives a tour of her developing Englewood property at 3853-3855 S. Broadway, April 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  development; englewood; construction; commercial real estate; south broadway; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;

Carolyn Corogin gives a tour of her developing Englewood property at 3853-3855 S. Broadway, April 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And just like that we’ve made it back to present day. You may now exit the vehicle. Thanks as always for coming along for the ride.