News Shorts: Mobile Clinic, Library Hours…

By the G.E. S. Gazette staff

Mobile health clinic is open on Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swansea Elementary School, 4650 Columbine St. Photo by Kathryn White

Mobile Health Clinic Spends Thursdays at Swansea Elementary

A mobile health clinic now offers services on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Swansea Elementary School, 4650 Columbine St. 

The clinic offers basic primary care services for adults and children, including well child checks, vaccinations, sick visits, well adult care, gynecology services such as Pap smears and STD testing, and more. 

The clinic is open to anyone in the nearby community, whether or not they have children in Denver Public Schools. 

Appointments are required and fill up in advance. Call the DPS Community Hub office at Swansea Elementary at 720-424-3710 to make an appointment.

The clinic was created through a partnership between Denver Health and Denver Public Schools.

Tepeyac Pharmacy Open to Public

The pharmacy at Tepeyac Community Health Center (2101 E. 48th Ave.) is open to clinic patients as well as to the broader community. 

The pharmacy operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m., and offers both at-cost prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. Contact the pharmacy at 720-677-5857 to transfer prescriptions from another pharmacy or with questions, including questions about insurance coverage and financial assistance.

Historian-Led Globeville Walking Tour March 16

Denver historian Phil Goodstein will kick off his spring walking-tour season with a stroll through Globeville on Saturday, March 16, from noon to 1 p.m. Goodstein asks attendees to gather by the swimming pool in Argo Park on 47th Avenue between Pennsylvania and Pearl streets. The historian describes the event as a “free, experimental tour” where participants may “tip the guide as they wish.”

For more information about Goodstein’s tours and book talks, email him at

The Valdez-Perry Branch Library is now open on Mondays. Photo by Jesse Perez

Valdez-Perry Library Now Open Mondays

The Valdez-Perry Branch Library (4690 Vine St.) is now open Mondays, adding a sixth day to its hours of operation.

The branch’s hours are now Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

The addition of Monday hours to library locations was made possible through Strong Library, Strong Denver, an initiative created after Denver voters passed Ordinance 2I in November 2022. 

The measure provides Denver Public Library with an additional $32 million a year for expanded hours, upgrades to facilities and expanded, more diverse library materials.

Details about Strong Library, Strong Denver expenditures can be found at

Digging into Denver’s Snow-Plowing Plan

Last month the G.E.S. Gazette recapped Denver’s requirement that property owners clear snow and ice from their sidewalks, including adjacent ADA ramps and bus stops, by the day after a snowfall. Businesses need to clear their sidewalks immediately once snow has stopped falling.

A reader asked, in response, “why residents are expected to clear sidewalks within 24 hours, while the city is not held to the same expectation.”

According to, the city watches weather forecasts and deploys either a full or partial deployment of its fleet of 70 snowplows depending on conditions. Larger trucks, which come equipped with liquid and solid deicers, focus on main streets. Smaller plows clear snow only on residential streets that are near and around schools. 

The remainder of residential streets are plowed by the city only when it has determined that large enough amounts of snow have accumulated. To address deep rutting on side streets and make travel passable to main roads, 4×4 truck plows make a single pass down the center of the street.

Residents can call 311 with reports of excessive ice on roads and in bike lanes, and can read the city’s daily snow plan and track snow plows during a snow event on a live map at

ADU Design Guidelines on Agenda for Feb. 27 Landmark Preservation Meeting

Landmark Preservation Denver is preparing to update the city’s Landmark Design Guidelines for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in historic districts and landmark properties. 

It will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library (2401 Welton St.) to begin hearing from the community about what these new guidelines should include.

Visit to RSVP (not required) and for more information in advance of the meeting.

West 38th Avenue Corridor Study Underway

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) began its public outreach Feb. 15 for a project that intends to “improve mobility and safety, plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and identify opportunities to ‘green’ the corridor” along West 38th Avenue between Fox Street and Sheridan Boulevard.

According to DOTI, the project is expected to take about a year and will include community outreach activities such as workshops, surveys, pop-up events and focus group meetings with residents, neighborhood leaders and community organizations.

Visit or contact project manager Phoebe Fooks at to get involved.

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