Beautiful City

Federal gun-violence research all but halted 2 decades ago. And if Colorado Republicans in Congress are a sign, that’s not going to change.

David Goldman, Associated Press file A 1996 amendment to a congressional spending bill prohibits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using money to “advocate or promote gun control.” WASHINGTON — For more than two decades, Congress has all but barred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from researching gun violence — aContinue Reading “Federal gun-violence research all but halted 2 decades ago. And if Colorado Republicans in Congress are a sign, that’s not going to change.”

Beautiful City

Coffee Joint To Become Denver’s First Pot Club

DENVER, CO — After voters approved stand-alone public marijuana clubs by 54 percent in 2016, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses finally signed off Monday on the first legal pot club within Denver’s borders. Owners of the Coffee Joint, which is affiliated with a dispensary next door, will have the first cannabis consumption establishmentContinue Reading “Coffee Joint To Become Denver’s First Pot Club”

Beautiful City

The Spot newsletter: Russian trolls targeted Colorado, the gun debate reignites and airports vs. Denver metro growth

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. Each Thursday, our reporters and editors will break down what we’ve covered and what to watch for in theContinue Reading “The Spot newsletter: Russian trolls targeted Colorado, the gun debate reignites and airports vs. Denver metro growth”

Beautiful City

Five Colorado Springs area athletes win state wrestling championships

DENVER • Colorado Springs area wrestlers did little for those who can’t stand dramatic finishes. Because on Saturday night, there were plenty of them. For example, Discovery Canyon’s Patrick Allis won his 120-pound title match against Windsor’s Vance VomBaur in the Class 4A state tournament by pulling off a last-second escape to win 5-4. Then,Continue Reading “Five Colorado Springs area athletes win state wrestling championships”

Beautiful City

Colorado’s Redmond Gerard Gets 87 Burritos For Olympic Win

DENVER, CO — Colorado’s Redmond Gerard took home the first U.S. medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang last weekend, and for the impressive accomplishment, the Denver-based Chipotle is giving him 87 burritos. Redmond, 17, became the youngest snowboarder to win an Olympic medal when he scored 87.16 in the men’s slopestyle final Saturday. FollowingContinue Reading “Colorado’s Redmond Gerard Gets 87 Burritos For Olympic Win”

Beautiful City

‘Colorado Would Be Laughing Stock of the World’: Remembering Denver’s Disastrous 1976 Olympic Bid

Over the years, residents of potential Olympic host cities have increasingly voiced their disapproval of the costs and upheaval associated with the Games. But to really understand the trend, we have to look back at the failed Denver Olympic Games of 1976. The planning and execution of an Olympics is always a massive undertaking. ItContinue Reading “‘Colorado Would Be Laughing Stock of the World’: Remembering Denver’s Disastrous 1976 Olympic Bid”

Beautiful City

Northstar Commercial Partners Purchases Iconic ‘Offices at The Art’ Building in Denver, Colorado for $17.1 Million – Denver Business Journal

DENVER, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Denver-based commercial real estate firm Northstar Commercial Partners publicly announced its purchase of the iconic Offices at the Art building for $17.1 million. Constructed in 2015, the ±52,000 SF 3-story office is Class AA space and is popularly known for its stunning architectural design along Broadway, with commandingContinue Reading “Northstar Commercial Partners Purchases Iconic ‘Offices at The Art’ Building in Denver, Colorado for $17.1 Million – Denver Business Journal”

Beautiful City

Understanding the value of the Denver Women’s March (2 letters)

Thousands of people hold up signs in Denver’s Civic Center last Saturday after taking part in the Denver Women’s March. Krista Kafer fails to see that the “movement” she writes about has been going on for decades and she is a direct beneficiary of it. She denigrates the women’s marches as theater but almost certainlyContinue Reading “Understanding the value of the Denver Women’s March (2 letters)”

Beautiful City

‘First step’ highway funding bill advances in Colorado Senate without Democrats’ support – Denver Business Journal

An effort to sell $3.5 billion in bonds to finance major Colorado highway projects is not the end of a years-long effort to increase road funding in this state, business groups and state Senate Republicans agreed Tuesday as a bill advanced to do just that. But they called it a good start that would showContinue Reading “‘First step’ highway funding bill advances in Colorado Senate without Democrats’ support – Denver Business Journal”