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May 01, 2018

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale

Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM! The main event site, located at the Havana Nursery (Smith Road & Havana Street), will have mulch available for free and compost available for purchase at significantly reduced prices. There will also be four satellite sites for “dig-your-own” mulch located around Denver.

May 01, 2018

Make Yours a Healthy Home

How healthy is your home? The average U.S. home generates about 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. Many common products, such as garden chemicals, adhesives, various cleaners and automotive fluids, have toxicity levels that make them dangerous to people, pets, and the environment if stored or disposed of improperly. Cut your risk of exposure to toxic chemicals in your home and schedule a Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointment. Scheduling an appointment is easy, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare your items for collection. Click here for a list of accepted items and to schedule an appointment.

Apr 30, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Program Office Hours

The Office of Economic Development has scheduled eight “office hours” sessions for residents who have learned that their homes are part of the city’s affordable homeownership program, but are potentially not compliant.

Apr 30, 2018

Spring Town Hall Presentation from Continuum

Frank Cannon from Continuum Partners presented an update on the project at 9th and Colorado.

Apr 30, 2018

At-Risk Young Men Find Brotherhood At Center Near City Border

“They usually are out to look for someone that cares about them, but usually end up with the wrong ones,” said Suraj Subbah a resident of the area. In this neighborhood, there’s a place where young men can go to create a brotherhood and escape their harsh reality.

Apr 30, 2018

‘ShotSpotter’ gunfire system detects increase in shots fired in Denver neighborhoods

There are alarming new numbers from Denver's gunfire detection system. The "ShotSpotter" acoustic system is positioned in several Denver neighborhoods. ShotSpotter helps Denver police officers identify where shots are fired.

Apr 30, 2018

RTD Could Terminate Contract With A Line Operator, Moody’s Warns Investors

The A Line from Union Station to Denver International Airport opened two years ago. But ongoing mechanical issues and regulatory delays mean it and another line could miss an important deadline — and that has the credit rating agency Moody’s worried that the Regional Transportation District could terminate its contract with A Line operator Denver Transit Partners.

Apr 30, 2018

Eyes on the Street: Signs of Bikeway Life on Brighton Boulevard

If you’re like me, you’ve avoided Brighton Boulevard like the plague. It’s not an easily navigable place while construction crews dig up the road to create a human-scaled street with raised bikeways and — blessings up — sidewalks. So you may have missed the first signs of those features surfacing in the River North section of Five Points. The bikeways are not yet usable (some sidewalks are) but it’s good to see the progress shown above.

Apr 27, 2018

Pedestrian advocate: CDOT’s message for distracted pedestrians misses the point

It’s written in chalk near 100 intersections across Denver: stow your phone before crossing. The latest safety message from CDOT is intended to get people to pull their heads up away from their phones as they walk through a crosswalk.

Apr 27, 2018

How to make sure your trees thrive in Colorado’s urban forests

Since the city’s earliest days, Denver has befriended trees. City ordinances from the 1920s called Denver citizens to plant and maintain trees. The following tips are framed up for Denver, but are solid advice for helping you do your civic duty even in yards beyond

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