Issue 84

Report:  76% of Black Denver Residents Don’t Want to Live in Stapleton

Report: 76% of Black Denver Residents Don’t Want to Live in Stapleton

A recent Front Porch article discusses the challenges facing Forest City and the community in regards to affordable housing and diversity. “Stapleton continues to lag behind the rest of the Denver community and the original promises of Forest City,” says Stapleton CAB (Citizen’s Advisory Board) Committee Chair Kent Nebel. “We have repeatedly addressed this with […]

Stapleton Death Toll Reaches 26 After Two More Hanging Baskets Lose Lives

Stapleton Death Toll Reaches 26 After Two More Hanging Baskets Lose Lives

The numbers of the dead continue to rise after the Stone’s put to rest their two hanging baskets. The heat, plus no outdoor air conditioning ultimately took the lives of the two beautiful young hanging baskets, who were only in this world for a couple of months. “You know when you buy hanging baskets, they […]

Angry Birds:  Runners, Bikers Fight off Protective Mother Bird

Angry Birds: Runners, Bikers Fight off Protective Mother Bird

Stapleton runners and bikers beware. You are facing a new danger. No, not bad Aurora drivers. Off leash dogs? No, you figured out how to avoid those long ago. How about muggers? That’s pretty unlikely. The biggest danger to runners and bikers in Stapleton are mother birds. That’s right, overprotective birds trying to protect their […]

Xcel Bills Make Residents Feel Like Inefficient Dicks

Xcel Bills Make Residents Feel Like Inefficient Dicks

Of course, many Stapleton residents don’t take time to look at their bills. They simply pay them and discard them immediately. However, for the residents who do actually look at their bills, they find the Xcel Energy bill to be the most perplexing. “We actually try to keep our energy usage down,” says Stapleton resident […]

Even Pocket Park Pressures Parents to Stay in Shape

Even Pocket Park Pressures Parents to Stay in Shape

The new ‘completed’ pocket park on 26th and Fulton features a large, new age jungle gym, swings, slides, and a sandbox as well as other contraptions for kids to enjoy. But the hidden gem of the new park is the three exercise areas for ‘kids’ 13 and over. There is an apparatus for sit-ups, another […]

Stapleton Pride Party Goes off With Just One Hitch

Stapleton Pride Party Goes off With Just One Hitch

The 2014 Stapleton Pride party was again a huge success, with residents from all walks of life showing up to celebrate diversity in the Stapleton community. “The weather tried to keep us down,” said organizer Kristen Miller. “But, nothing can keep down the great people who attended the party.” The party went on despite the […]

Editorial:  A Stapletonian’s Response to Station 26 Kid Controversy

Editorial: A Stapletonian’s Response to Station 26 Kid Controversy

A recent post on Westword Blogs suggests that Stapletonians are ruining Station 26 by bringing their kids who are essentially unsupervised and running amuck. I have only been to Station 26 once (enjoyed the experience), but feel I can add some wisdom to both sides of the issue.