Posted inClimate, Coloradans, News, Wildfire

Amid the charred ruins of Colorado wildfires, a sense of community evolves with the rebuild

About this story: Sun staff writer Kevin Simpson wrote and compiled this account with contributions from Jason Blevins, Jennifer Brown, Tamara Chuang, Shannon Najmabadi and Olivia Prentzel. Kiki Turner stood in front of the house where she grew up, now a pile of ashes in a scorched and flattened neighborhood. She could see for miles, […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: In 1993, Colorado lost a Black pioneer in medicine. Now it has lost his Denver home

Not many in Denver have heard about Dr. Charles J. Blackwood, Jr., one of its most accomplished residents. Now seems like an especially opportune time to share his story, with the unfortunate and untimely demolition of his former home at 2436 Gaylord Street in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood.  His home was an important historic marker for […]

Posted inHousing, News

Denver’s embrace of rezoning for “granny flats” is growing by neighborhood, individual initiative

Dave Marshall can stand on the front porch of his circa 1939 bungalow on the north side of West 46th Avenue in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood and point to multiple accessory dwelling units — also known by terms like granny flats, mother-in-law apartments or carriage houses —  that dot the lots on the blocks to the […]

Posted inColoradans, News

Mosley? Meadowlark? Peterson? Stapleton neighborhood will vote on list of replacement names

A Denver neighborhood will vote on a list of nine names to replace its current association with a former mayor known for his Ku Klux Klan connection. The available options are detailed on the site run by the neighborhood organization, Stapleton United Neighbors. The neighborhood was named for former Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton and was built […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Culture, News, Politics and Government

A Denver restaurant fights to keep its doors open — and its staff paid — as coronavirus crumbles the industry

It’s Friday night at a restaurant in the heart of Denver that’s served as a culinary beacon in the Mile High City for 23 years.  The servers are hustling. The chef is keeping watch over flame-licked pans as his kitchen staff calls out orders. The phone keeps ringing.  But the tightly packed tables in Potager, […]