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Jan 15, 2019

Free Trees

Denver nonprofit The Park People is offering free and reduced-cost trees for Denver’s citizens through its annual Denver Digs Trees program. Street trees – those planted in the public right of way – are free to all Denver residents, yard trees are offered at a very low cost, and homeowners may apply for multiple trees.

Jan 15, 2019

Mayor’s Youth Commission Seeks Applicants

The Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 term. The Commission provides youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advise the Mayor and the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on issues impacting youth living in the City and County of Denver.

Jan 15, 2019

Amid shutdown, Denver offers $5K in mortgage payments to federal workers and others

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS AND ALERTS SUBMIT YOUR NEWS TIPS OR PHOTOS MOST POPULAR Broncos’ offensive coordinator search: Five candidates to consider Colorado killer who won $6 million jury verdict — then lost it — looks toward appeal Shutdown could cut flights out of Denver International Airport, air traffic controllers say Volunteer group cleaning Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers Sunday finds no litter, “immaculate” bathrooms despite shutdown Mike Munchak named Broncos offensive line coach; Kubiak joins Vikings Editorial: Colorado Democrats say the right things as they take power The city of Denver will cut checks to ease the pain of the federal government’s partial shutdown. Starting Wednesday, homeowners who have suffered furloughs and other work changes can apply for a city grant to pay their mortgages. The city will give up to two months of mortgage payments, for a maximum of $5,000, through the program.

Jan 15, 2019

Denver seeks ways to make construction sites less problematic for pedestrians

You're walking in Denver, come upon a construction site sprawling onto the sidewalk, and you're forced to cross the street. It's not a foreign scenario to pedestrians. A group that pushes for a "walkable" city told Next with Kyle Clark that they believe Denver isn't doing a great job of making sure there's a good way to get around the closures.

Jan 15, 2019

Rent out your home on sites like Airbnb? You'll have to abide by new rules next month

New rules regarding short-term housing rentals in the city and county of Denver are expected to be enacted in February, according to the Department of Excise and Licenses. Those who rent out their homes on sites like Airbnb and VRBO will now be required to alert their insurance companies in addition to the city and county and their homeowners association,

Jan 15, 2019

Denver scrambles as Ford kills downtown Chariot “micro-transit” service

When a free commuter shuttle service started circulating among downtown, Capitol Hill and Cherry Creek Shopping Center in October, city officials said it was an innovative way to tackle urban mobility. But the pilot program will end months early because Ford last week announced it is shutting down Chariot, the subsidiary running the service.

Jan 15, 2019

Water main and service line replacement project on Ellsworth Avenue

A water main and service line replacement project on Ellsworth Avenue from South Albion Street to South Clermont Street is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks. A door hanger has been distributed to all residents in the project area informing them of the project.

Jan 14, 2019

Denver to Provide New Housing Assistance Program in Response to Record-Long Federal Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown stretches into its fourth week – the longest in history – Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced today support for furloughed workers and those affected by the shutdown struggling to make ends meet.

Jan 14, 2019

Want a cheap tree for your Denver home? Now’s the time to apply.

Every year, The Park People negotiates deals with wholesale nurseries to acquire more than 1,000 trees for distribution. With the help of grant money, they’re able to sell trees to Denverites at subsidized cost that can be planted in the public right of way and, more recently, in private yards. A new sapling will run you about $35, depending on what you select.

Jan 14, 2019

Denver Finalizing Blueprints for Future of Transportation, Housing and Parks

ast night, the city published new drafts within Denveright, a bundle of five plans that outline the city’s 20-year vision for improving parks, new construction and how it will move a growing population. But Denveright could go Denver-very-wrong if the plans are not explicit about making more room on the streets for walking, biking and transit, say members of the Denver Streets Partnership, a coalition of advocacy groups.

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