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Former Denver City Council candidate sentenced after forging signatures

The Denver Elections Division caught the fake signatures when trying to verify the petitions to get Houck's name on the election ballot.According to the Denver district attorney's office, Houck has been sentenced to a two-year deferred judgment sentence with supervised probation, and was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.Yesenia Robles: 303-954-1372, [email protected] or @yeseniarobles.
The Denver Post
04/05
11 Points
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Denver council approves rules aimed at marijuana, pet food odors

The Denver City Council on Monday approved a beefed-up odor-control ordinance that will require commercial marijuana grow facilities and other smelly businesses to freshen up.After months of grueling debate over marijuana industry caps, resulting in a split vote last week, the odor ordinance was easy for council members. The requirement for odor-control plans would take effect 90 days later.Jon Murray: 303-954-1405, [email protected] or @JonMurray.
The Denver Post
03/05
22 Points
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Denver council approves rules aimed at marijuana, pet food odors

The Denver City Council on Monday approved a beefed-up odor-control ordinance that will require commercial marijuana grow facilities and other smelly businesses to freshen up.After months of grueling debate over marijuana industry caps, resulting in a split vote last week, the odor ordinance was easy for council members. The requirement for odor-control plans would take effect 90 days later.Jon Murray: 303-954-1405, [email protected] or @JonMurray.
The Denver Post
03/05
16 Points
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New caps on Denver pot shops, grow houses pass on close council vote

Those applications could add as many as 45 locations of either kind, although the bill requires reducing grow locations by 15 over time.Voting no were Albus Brooks, Wayne New, Chris Herndon, Paul Lopez and Debbie Ortega. In the first year of an annual lottery for any available licenses for stores and grows within the caps, the city will bar licenses in the five neighborhoods with the highest concentration of existing businesses.
The Denver Post
26/04
17 Points
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New caps on Denver pot shops, grow houses pass on close council vote

Those applications could add as many as 45 locations of either kind, although the bill requires reducing grow locations by 15 over time.Voting no were Albus Brooks, Wayne New, Chris Herndon, Paul Lopez and Debbie Ortega. In the first year of an annual lottery for any available licenses for stores and grows within the caps, the city will bar licenses in the five neighborhoods with the highest concentration of existing businesses.
The Denver Post
26/04
13 Points
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Colorado taps more dirty and recycled water to meet growing demand

Denver Water delivers the recycled water, replacing drinking water, to more than 80 locations in Denver and Adams County. Nine Denver schools, 34 parks, five golf courses, the Denver Zoo, businesses and home associations rely on recycled water for landscape irrigation. Denver residents over the past year complained that recycled water damaged pine trees at Washington Park and may be too dirty for zoo elephants to drink.
The Denver Post
21/04
4 Points
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Stock show's 107-year-old Stadium Arena wins landmark designation

If the city and its partners convert the arena into a community-focused market, as planned, the designation means that as they strip away more recent additions, they must preserve the original structure.The Western Stock Show Association, which owns the Stadium Arena, and Historic Denver supported the designation."The symbolism of this tonight shouldn't be lost," said Kelly Leid, executive director of the city's Office of the National Western Center, in testimony to the council.
The Denver Post
20/04
4 Points

Denver City Council advances new marijuana industry caps in test vote

That moratorium expires May 1.The measure also would make permanent the moratorium's prohibition on new medical marijuana dispensaries and grows in the city."This is not a vote on whether we like marijuana or not, or whether we think it is good for the community or not," Councilwoman Kendra Black said. And after discussion with Kevin Flynn, who voted no last week, Kniech added a new provision that gradually would ratchet down the number of grow locations.
The Denver Post
19/04
7 Points
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Could tweak to Denver marijuana industry caps pave way for passage?

The combined total of 420 locations could increase to 467 if all pending applications for those new locations win approval.The council is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Its new provision, the result of negotiations with Councilman Kevin Flynn, gradually would ratchet down the number of grow houses by 15 as existing locations close. Besides setting location caps, Kniech's proposal would end licensing for new medical marijuana dispensaries or grows.
The Denver Post
18/04
3 Points
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Could tweak to Denver marijuana industry caps pave way for passage?

The combined total of 420 locations could increase to 467 if all pending applications for those new locations win approval.The council is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Its new provision, the result of negotiations with Councilman Kevin Flynn, gradually would ratchet down the number of grow houses by 15 as existing locations close. Besides setting location caps, Kniech's proposal would end licensing for new medical marijuana dispensaries or grows.
The Denver Post
16/04
4 Points
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Denver should honor pending pot permits

However, there's a reason the city usually exempts existing applicants from new rules: It's only fair. The Denver City Council is divided over whether to treat applicants for marijuana business licenses as the city would applicants for other licenses when regulatory rules are about to change. The opposing faction wants, in effect, to change the rules even for existing applicants. in low-income areas, an imbalance that pending applications will heighten.
The Denver Post
14/04
6 Points
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Denver moves closer to Airbnb rules, but changes still possible

Susman pointed out after he spoke that homeowners associations still would be able to bar short-term rentals.Denver activist Thad Tecza called on council members to put the short-term rental proposals on the ballot, suggesting that "a clear majority of your constituents oppose this change."Jon Murray: 303-954-1405, [email protected] or @JonMurray. There still is some disagreement about whether any permission to rent out a second home in the city should apply only to Denver residents, as New favors.
The Denver Post
14/04
11 Points
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Plan for "midtown Denver" at I-25/Broadway wins council approval

site south of I-25, next to the light rail station, for residential and commercial development. bring the potential for what Councilman Jolon Clark sees as a new "midtown Denver," straddling I-25 and the light rail and freight rail tracks that slice through the area.The council voted 13-0 after a public hearing Monday to adopt the I-25 and Broadway Station Area Plan. Rapid change could unfold in coming years, with Broadway Station Partners preparing the cleared Gates Rubber Co.
The Denver Post
06/04
12 Points
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