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Warren Village Tutors bring stability to lives in flux

Warren Village, located at 1323 Gilpin St., consists of 96 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for low-income, single-parent families. The intent is to make the families self sufficient. Adults receive educational assistance, career guidance, financial literacy training and help in securing long-term housing within two years of arrival at Warren Village.

Denver Public Schools closes Gilpin Montessori despite questionable data and neighborhood outcry

Dec. 15 was a sad night for three area Denver Public Schools (DPS) schools: that night, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education voted to close west Denver’s Greenlee Elementary, northeast Denver’s Amesse Elementary and near northeast Gilpin Montessori, also an elementary school. All three will close at the end of the academic year, though Greenlee and Amesse will be restarted in 2018 once DPS determines what school format works best for those schools.

LIFE Publisher's Note: community journalism symbiosis

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the hoopla over “fake news”—the practice of creating, sharing and perpetuating falsehoods predominantly across social media platforms. By its very definition, “fake news” is fast and unverified. Community journalism, on the other hand, is slowly and deliberately crafted neighborhood news written by professionals.

LIFE City Council, January 2017: National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day

I have always supported reducing air pollution, which has negative impacts for everyone who lives in the region, but especially on people living near roads and highways. Vehicles with no tailpipe emissions offer a tremendous opportunity to reduce air pollution as they become more popular and numerous. Electric vehicles make driving without gasoline exciting and attractive.

LIFE Letters, January 2017: A volunteer's tale and a letter regarding homelessness

My name is Yumino Kimura. I came to the U.S. from Japan in May, 1970, and I have lived in Denver, Colorado since. For over half my life in the U.S., I studied English as a hobby at different schools for foreign students. Several years ago, I started thinking about how to repay my debt of gratitude to America. How could I express my gratitude? When I reached retirement age, an idea flashed into my mind–to volunteer! And it was the perfect time to kick it off. I began working as a volunteer at Goodwill three years ago, working with Newcomer Students at Denver's South High School.

LIFE Business, January 2017: Jeff Osaka's new eats

Acclaimed chef Jeff Osaka wandered away from the roots of his Denver success when he closed the popular eatery, Twelve, on Larimer Street in 2014. Since that summer, he and business partner Ken Wolf, have launched a trio of casual options: Osaka Ramen, Denver Central Market and Sushi-Rama, a sushi eatery where selections roll by diners on conveyor belts.

Citing ease of use, District 3 Police move to PocketGov; All districts to follow by mid-February

Denver Police District 3, which includes Washington Park, Baker, Country Club, Cherry Creek and Belcaro, recently stopped posting on Nextdoor and Facebook, and have moved all communications to Denver Police Department’s Virtual Neighborhood, that is accessible via pocketgov.org/police. District 3 is the first to participate in the Virtual Neighborhood pilot program.

Updated neighborhood plans given accelerated timeline

The neighborhoods straddling East Colfax will participate in the first phase of Denver Community Planning and Development’s Neighborhood Planning Initiative, a new, accelerated schedule for creating and updating neighborhood plans. North Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, City Park West, Cheesman Park, City Park and Congress Park neighborhood statistical areas will be included in the East Central area plan; that process will begin in the second quarter of 2017.

Colfax BID finalizes conceptual street-scape master plan in prep for 2017 GO Bond

After many months of work by numerous groups, the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (CBID) has completed its conceptual streetscape master plan, a necessary step for consideration for the 2017 General Obligation (GO) Bond.

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