Still waiting for city investments, Westwood residents are finding health for themselves

Re:Vision promotora Leticia Manquera works in the garden behind Antonia Aguirre Muñoz's home in Harvey Park, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food desert; agriculture; gardening; re:vision; revision; harvey park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Re:Vision promotora Leticia Manquera works in the garden behind Antonia Aguirre Muñoz’s home in Harvey Park, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver’s Westwood neighborhood is one of Denver’s poorest communities. It hasn’t had a grocery store in 20 years, and the sidewalks don’t connect, causing difficulties for pedestrians. Without substantial city investments, community groups are leading the effort to make Westwood thrive.

“People are growing their food and they are really interested in health and nutrition,” said Eric Kornacki, executive director of Re:Vision and a current resident in Westwood.




Cherry Creek mall adds 5 new stores including Lacoste replacement

Despite initial pushback to the mall’s new paid parking system, the only stores Cherry Creek said it knows to be closing is BeBe.

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The Cherry Creek mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center announced the addition of five new stores this week: three aimed at women, one at those trying to get or stay fit and another that makes watches and bicycles.


Denver Archdiocese: People who use physician-assisted suicide cannot have a funeral Mass

Catholic hospitals in Colorado have already opted out of the state’s new aid-in-dying law.

Catholic hospitals in Colorado have already opted out of the state’s new aid-in-dying law, and now the Archdiocese of Denver has said that terminally ill people who use prescribed medication to end their own lives will not have a funeral Mass.

The Archdiocese laid out its position as part of an FAQ on physician-assisted suicide and the sacraments posted this week to the Denver Catholic website. The concern is that people might not realize the depth of the Church’s opposition if people who take their own lives are accorded a funeral Mass.