Monthly Archives جولای 2020

How Gentrification Has Changed the Globeville Neighborhood

This is the fourth installment in a five-part series about gentrifying Denver neighborhoods, including Five Points, Cole and Whittier.

Globeville has long been one of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Denver, where residents live close to industrial plants and the expanding highway system. As a result of its proximity to rapidly growing sections of the city, Globeville today is starting to see some of the gentrification that has already struck nearby areas such as Five Points, Cole and Whittier full force. But historical data reveals that signs of these shifts began appearing years earlier, although their import wasn’t recognized at the time.

The information was culled from the Child Opportunity Index 2.0, a mammoth database unveiled in January by Brandeis University...

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Garcia Rodriguez, Horsfield share halfway lead at Hero Open

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Overnight leader Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez of Spain held off a spirited challenge from England’s Sam Horsfield to retain a share of the lead at the Hero Open on Friday at the halfway mark of the European Tour’s latest stop in England.

After setting a course record 10-under 62 in the opening round at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Garcia Rodriguez cooled somewhat in the second with a 3-under 69 that included birdies on the last two holes.

“The key yesterday was the putter, today it was difficult with the irons to get it pin high because it was so windy, but I’m so happy with my round today,” said Garcia Rodriguez. “It was very important to birdie the last two holes...

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1 Marine dead, eight troops missing after training accident off Southern California coast

One U.S. Marine has died and eight service members are missing after an accident during a training exercise off San Clemente Island, officials said Friday.

The incident occurred when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor began taking on water at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a training exercise, according to the United States Marine Corps.

One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and later died. Two others were injured and taken to hospitals where they were listed in critical and stable condition, respectively.

Five other service members were rescued.

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The name of the Marine who died will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin, officials said, and “all family members who are affected will be contac...

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Elitch Gardens Won’t Open in 2020

To the surprise of almost no one, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park has decided that it will not open for the 2020 season, citing the state’s executive order “prohibiting the operation of amusement parks due to COVID-19.”

While the news isn’t surprising, it’s definitely a disappointment to those who consider trips to the amusement park an integral part of summer in Colorado. After all, when voters agreed to approve $14 million in bonds covering infrastructure costs so that Elitch Gardens could move to the Platte Valley from its century-old home in northwest Denver, it was after a 1989 campaign that urged them to “Vote for Elitch’s — it’s Denver.”

Not this summer, it isn’t...

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Soccer returning in Africa with troubles and bio-bubbles

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — More than 50 players and staff members at soccer clubs in Zambia’s top flight have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that the national association says was caused by teams failing to properly implement measures to stop its spread, leading to the season being cut short just two weeks after it had restarted.

The development, announced Friday by the Football Association of Zambia, puts the restart of other African leagues under scrutiny. The coronavirus pandemic is in its early stages but growing across much of the continent, and often disorganized and now cash-strapped soccer authorities are being trusted to keep the virus in check among hundreds of players and officials itching to get back to action.

Some nations, including Nigeria and Ghana, h...

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Pastor says AME church struck by racist vandalism will move on as FBI investigates

When Pastor Carieta Cain Grizzell saw the racist epithets and threats scratched onto her church’s silver rooftop air conditioning unit, she felt a familiar pain.

“I was just flabbergasted, just appalled …. It really hurts that someone would feel that way towards us when we’re open to the community and all we want to do is serve and help however we can for hurting people,” said Grizzell, who leads Murph-Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in North Highlands outside Sacramento.

The FBI is investigating the attack, and the faithful must now move forward. They’ve done so before, after vandals painted the N-word on the church’s front door and smashed stained-glass windows in June 2016. That time, Grizzell relied on her faith. She’ll do the same after this offense, she said...

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Ballpark Holistic Dispensary Sold to The Dab, Silverpeak Group

Ballpark Holistic Dispensary is out in LoDo, having sold the store to Silverpeak dispensary group. Already the owner of The Dab dispensary at 2748 West Alameda, Silverpeak has converted Ballpark Holistic to a Dab location, as well.

With what’s now a network of three dispensaries between Aspen and Denver, Silverpeak is preparing to take over two more stores in Louisville, according to partner and COO Lance Perryman, who declines to name them. The new stores are part of a statewide expansion that also includes the acquisition of Sappy Brands, a solventless marijuana extraction operation, as well as the likely purchase of Edibar, an edibles manufacturer owned by Perryman.

Ballpark Holistic’s former owners didn’t respond to requests for comment, but the company’s website says that the brand ...

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Agency probed abuse reports months before Kansas girl slain

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined on Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found earlier this month died as the result of child abuse, a belated finding that comes months after the agency first received reports of abuse.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families released a “Child Fatality Summary” pertaining to Olivia Ann Jansen in response to an open records request from The Associated Press. The agency had initially balked at releasing any information despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent when a child dies.

Olivia’s remains were found in a shallow grave on July 10 after her father, Howard Jansen III, 29, reported the Kansas City, Kansas, girl missing...

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Protester had hands up when LAPD officer shot him in head with less-lethal round, video shows

Footage from a Los Angeles police officer’s body camera shows a man with his hands up being shot in the head with a tactical round as officers advanced on a crowd of fleeing protesters in late May.

The man, CJ Montano, was standing in the middle of a street in the Wilshire area after taking several steps backward as officers on skirmish lines in front of him screamed “Less lethal!” and “Leave the area!” As the officers began firing at the protesters as they fled, Montano can be seen dropping to the ground, then being rushed away from the scene by other protesters.

Montano, who could not immediately be reached for comment Friday, was later hospitalized. His shooting is now under investigation by the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division.

In a video including the body-camera fo...

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These Meat, Egg and Dairy CSAs Go Beyond Veggies

Community supported agriculture (or CSA) boxes filled with locally grown fruits and vegetables aren’t hard to come by, and during the pandemic more farms have started offering this service. But meat and dairy producers are also getting a leg up in the home delivery market; you can get more chicken, milk, eggs, beef, pork and other protein-packed goods from local farms and ranches than ever before. Here are eight farms, dairies and other services you can subscribe to for regular deliveries or place one-time orders.

A sirloin steak from Corner Post Meats in Black Forest.EXPAND

A sirloin steak from Corner Post Meats in Black Forest.

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Corner Post Meats

10165 Hodgen Road, Colorado Springs
303-898-0642

Corner Post Farm owners Dan Lorenz and Adrienne Larrew started their own farm in 2011 before moving it to a Black Forest ranc...

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