News We’re Watching 

By the G.E.S. Gazette staff

The G.E.S. Gazette staff follows stories from local media outlets about events and issues concerning the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods and the RiNo Art District. Here are a few stories we’re watching this month.

On May 2, Denverite’s Desiree Mathurin [English] reported on a parcel of land that has now been converted into a food forest with the help of neighborhood volunteers and community groups Tierra Colectiva, GES Coalition and Denver Urban Gardens.

On May 1, the G.E.S. Gazette made news with the announcement that it, along with sister publication The Denver North Star, had been acquired by Colorado Community Media. [Spanish Version | English Version]

Also on May 1, Rossana Longo Better wrote in the bilingual publication La Ciudad about a graduate student’s new app “aimed at assisting communities residing in heavily polluted areas to access federal grant money earmarked for environmental justice community initiatives.” [Spanish version | English Version]

On April 30, Denverite’s Isaac Varga wrote [English] about the estate sale planned at the studio of well-known Denver artist Lawrence Argent. Argent’s massive blue bear sculpture “I See What You Mean” stands looking into a window at Denver’s Convention Center. Argent died unexpectedly at age 60 in 2017.

On April 23, the Colorado Sun’s Erica Breunlin [English] dug into Prodigy Globeville’s dramatic loss in revenue – and subsequent fundraising efforts – when nearby construction cut off access to the business.

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