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December 2014 • Online Edition

PROFILE ONLINE: Check out our flipbook

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Push has finally come to shove

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BUSINESS: 9th & Colorado redux moves forward

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Creating a place for vitality to flourish

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THE HOLIDAYS: All manner of fun for all of you

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SCHOOL NEWS: Grant lab facilitates blended learning

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Front Page News

A RUN THROUGH WASHINGTON PARK, A STROLL THROUGH THE NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE DENVER ZOO OR BOTANIC GARDENS, an easy day with friends at a neighborhood Christmas/Hannukah/ Kwanzaa festival, or a mad dash for gifts as the big day draws near – there are many ways to celebrate the season. Our holiday coverage begins on page 15 with complete listings of events from Capitol Hill to South Pearl Street, Broadway to Lowry. Shown above: runners take advantage of shirtsleeve weather at the start of the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis. This year’s run winds its way through the park on Sun., Dec. 14. 

Term Limits Bring A Fresh Look To Next City Council

by Ed Schott

With the rancor of November’s elections only beginning to fade it may come as a bit of a shock that another election cycle, this time focusing on city offices and issues, is not far around the bend.

Come May 5, Denver voters will be called to select candidates for Mayor, City Auditor, Clerk & Recorder, 13 members of Denver City Council and whatever issues find their way to the ballot by filing deadline.

Designation Protects Park Land From Going Up For Sale Without Public Vote

by Jeff Green,
Director of Communications, Denver Parks and Recreation

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) last month completed its fourth and fifth rounds of park designations for previously undesignated open space. The department began the designation process in the spring of 2013 in an effort to ensure that the City’s parkland is protected from future development and real estate transactions. With these latest efforts, more than 660 acres of parks, parkways and natural areas are now designated, representing approximately 83 percent of all Denver-owned open space within the city limits.

Colorado Gives Day Makes It Easy To Give Where You Live

OPEN YOUR HEART AND YOUR WALLET AND GIVE where you live! Colorado Gives Day, Tues., Dec. 9, is a 24-hour online donation event allowing contributors to direct their gifting to any of the nearly 1,500 organizations registered to participate. Sponsored by FirstBank and Community First Foundation, Colorado Gives Day is one of the most successful such fundraising campaigns in the country, resulting in contributions totalling nearly $60 million since its inception in 2010.