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School Board, Group Housing, Bonds, and More on Ballot

  Oct 18, 2021
With five candidates vying for an open at-large school board seat, three statewide ballot measures, and a whopping 13 Denver-specific ballot measures, Denver ballots are larger than normal, especially for an off-year election. You must return ballots by November 2nd. Drop boxes will stay open from October 8th until 7pm...

Meet The Candidates: Marla Benavides

  Oct 18, 2021
Marla Benavides says her background as a former DPS staff member who now homeschools her son, as a reading advocate, and as the author of a book teaching students to read sets her apart from other candidates for the board. “I’m a homeschool mom and a taxpayer,” she said in...

Meet The Candidates: Scott Esserman

  Oct 18, 2021
Scott Esserman hopes his background as an educator and involved father of two DPS students, along with high profile endorsements from The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (teachers’ union), and elected officials like Colorado Attorney Phil Weiser will persuade voters to elect him. Esserman chaired DPS’ District Accountability Committee and served...

Meet The Candidates: Vernon Jones

  Oct 18, 2021
Vernon Jones touts his background as a DPS parent with longtime roots in the city, educator, and administrator, and the need for more diversity on the board as his reasons for running. The Denver native explained that his grandparents moved to Denver in the early 1960s when they couldn’t buy...

Meet the Candidates: Jane Shirley

  Oct 18, 2021
Jane Shirley toutes her 35 years in education, including 9 years as principal of William Smith High School in Aurora, as her biggest strength as a candidate. “I know what’s possible,” the East Denver resident gave as her reason for running. “What I see is missing is people with deep,...

Meet the Candidates: Nicky Yollick

  Oct 18, 2021
Nicky Yollick hopes his background in education activism and a broad community coalition will entice voters to choose him as the next at-large school board member. Yollick is the founder of several community organizations focused on equity in schools, has been a persistent voice in the Democratic party for more...

Community

GrowHaus Strives to Bring Healthy Options To The Community

  Oct 17, 2021
Healthy food is a right, not a privilege. This is the guiding principle of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (G.E.S.) serving nonprofit, The GrowHaus. The G.E.S. neighborhoods of Denver represent one of the largest concentrations of food deserts in the city, meaning that roughly 1/3 of residents must travel over a mile...

Welcome to the G.E.S. Gazette!

  Oct 16, 2021
We Hope To Be Your Community Newspaper Welcome to the first issue of the G.E.S. Gazette! My name is David Sabados. For the past two years, I’ve been the publisher and editor of The Denver North Star, a monthly community newspaper serving Denver neighborhoods West of I-25 and North of...

Arts and Culture

Community a Priority for New RiNo Art Park

  Oct 16, 2021
As much as the RiNo area is rapidly changing, the RiNo Arts District seems to develop its projects at an equal rate, keeping the arts at the forefront. Their latest project is the RiNo Art Park, nestled next to the Platte River near the epicenter of where RiNo was originally...

History

A Brief History of Argo Park

  Oct 17, 2021
The Rocky Mountain News described “…a delightful retreat on the banks of the Platte…whose grounds have been prettily laid out… a charming suburban retreat.” The occasion was the dedication of Argo Park on July 25, 1880, a decade before Globeville was incorporated as a town. The park extended from Logan...

Guest Column

Elected Official Update: Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca

  Oct 17, 2021
Defining YOUR Denver If your community had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it? This was the question I posed as our icebreaker during our first Redistricting Town Hall we held last Thursday evening in partnership with GES Coalition, focusing on the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods in District...

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