Colorado Company “Buzz”es the Tower

Stapleton FlybyLast Saturday, Colorado company Way to Grow used a unique form of advertising to get the attention of NE Denver and Aurora residents. The company introduced some aerial advertising for its company which “specializes in supplying the gardening and greenhouse community with the tools and knowledge required to successfully grow healthy plants of all varieties, indoors and out.” This includes but is not limited to the ability to legally grow your own marijuana. The aerial advertising definitely caught the attention of Stapleton residents and event-goers. “The plane was extremely loud,” said resident and attendee of the Denver Arts Festival Kevin Hansen. “At times, you couldn’t hear yourself think. It was just kind of annoying. Maybe next time they can just crop dust us with thousands of fliers so it is over a little more quickly.” Resident Mark Glynn agreed. “It was pretty loud,” said Glynn. “And it seemed to just circle directly above Stapleton, and more specifically, my head for about an hour.”

Way to Grow spokesperson Bob Sharp said the company was hoping to get noticed, but certainly didn’t intend to annoy anyone. “We know there are a lot of people in NE Denver who prefer organic products, and like to grow their own food,” said Sharp. “We just wanted to get our name out there in a unique way. Hopefully, people checked us out, and in hindsight, aren’t to upset about the noise of the single engine plane.” Sharp says he is unsure if they will employ the same advertising tactic again, but many Stapleton residents may tell Way to Grow, “negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.”

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Stapletonian’s Report to Police “Total Dog Sh#t”

total dog shitLast Thursday, someone reported a car driving slowly down alleys near 35th and Akron. The suspicious man was seen getting in and out of his car, going into people’s backyards and then putting stuff in his trunk. “I saw the strange behavior and texted a tip right away,” said resident Michael Potter. “We have too much of that stuff going on around here so I want to put a stop to it when I can.” Luckily, police arrived at the scene and pulled the man over.
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Gunshots or Fireworks? A Residents’ Guide

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Being a neighbor to Aurora, Stapleton is no stranger to the sound of gunshots. And recently, the issue has become worse with some shots being fired within Stapleton itself. Others have reported fireworks being shot out of moving vehicles headed through Stapleton. Sure, it’s better than gunshots, but I believe residents would prefer to have neither if given the choice. “I don’t like thinking that if I am just doing yard work at my house there’s a chance I could get hit with a stray bullet,” said resident Randy Vardaman. “Or the fact that lots of kids play in the yards and alleys. We could really do without random gun fire.” Resident Shannon Lembeck is disappointed in the increase of gunfire as well. “It’s pretty discouraging,” said Lembeck. “Growing up, I always pictured myself raising kids in a ‘gunshot free zone.’”
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Forest City Announces Aggressive Growth Plan for Stapleton

stapleton-growthSeveral months ago, Forest City announced the development of more neighborhoods north of 56th Street into the Rocky Mountain Arsenal area. More recently, the massive development company announced further expansion south and west. In fact, the new plans show Stapleton moving in and taking over neighborhoods including but not limited to Park Hill, Congress Park, Baker, and all the way Southwest to Mar Lee. “We’re aware it’s a pretty aggressive plan,” said Forest City President Phil Dargossi. “We’re always looking into growth. And the best opportunity for growth right now is moving west. Sure, we could move towards Green Valley Ranch, but there is a lot more work to do if we move that direction. We can gobble up these older, quaint neighborhoods, rebrand them a little, and suddenly they’re Stapleton boroughs.”
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Reparations: New Soopers to Offer Additional Discount to Eastbridge Residents

king soopers offers disccountIn an effort to “make things right,” the new King Soopers will be offering special discount cards to current Eastbridge residents once they open this fall. “We know the people of this great neighborhood have long suffered,” said Kroger spokesperson Jay Shaffer. “On top of the great deals King Soopers and Kroger brand stores already offer, we will be giving our special Eastbridge residents an extra five percent off. This offer will continue in perpetuity, and we will consider this reparations for the extended period of time it took for us to get a grocery store here. We know we can never completely make up for the injustices we caused, but we hope this is a step in the right direction.”
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City of Denver: “Pedestrians Can ‘Frogger’ Their Way to Eastbridge Town Center”

froggerThe Eastbridge Town Center is moving along quickly, and with the impending fall completion of the center, local residents can expect a nearby grocer, great restaurants , and even an ice cream shop. These exciting changes will bring increased traffic to the Eastbridge neighborhood, which is a concern for local residents. “The benefit of having a town center so close is being able to walk over to it,” said Eastbridge resident Zach Buchan. “If we can’t find a safe, effective biking or walking route, it definitely loses some appeal.” Resident Amanda Hall has a similar viewpoint. “We already know the traffic is going to get a little crazy,” said Hall. “But, if we can walk there to do our eating, drinking, and shopping, it takes the sting away a little bit. I won’t be near as psyched if we have some antiquated way of crossing over to the center from Eastbridge.”
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Record Breaking Fish Snagged in Westerly Creek

record largemouth bassThis year’s Westerly Creek Fishing Derby caught national headlines when part-time resident Eric Springer landed what’s now being called “The Freak from the Creek”. Springer’s 15oz largemouth bass is a new state record for Boat Assisted Urban Creek Synthetic Jig Fishing, a category specific to this type of event. The previous record was a 12oz largemouth bass pulled from the Pueblo River Walk in 1992. “I’m just as surprised as you are,” Springer said of the “Freak”. “It was so late in the day when I hooked her that I had all but given up on catching anything.”
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