The Denverite stories you meant to read earlier in 2016

Protesters fill 17th Street with Union Station visible in the background. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protestors fill 17th Street with Union Station visible in the background. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protesters fill 17th Street with Union Station visible in the background. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hi! The year is winding down. Your schedule is opening up a little. You’re exhaling, maybe even settling into a chair with a warm cocktail. How ’bout opening up one of these fine Denverite stories you meant to read earlier this year but never got around to?

How it works / how it happened

Erica explained TABOR, which every Coloradan needs to understand better.

Andy got curious about how an ex-NFL player and a cautious councilwoman became the champions of Denver’s skate scene.

Why Denver has so many flagstone sidewalks, and an amazing map and explanation of house flipping in Denver.

Colorado’s DIY arts venues are getting a lot of official attention right now. As in, two have been closed so far. And you don’t know what a DIY arts venue is. Ashley explains.

Megan learned that most crosswalk buttons actually do something! But not one by the Capitol. Want to guess why?

The American flag waves over the Colorado State Capitol on election night, a very quiet night in Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) election; vote; voting; capitol; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
The American flag waves over the Colorado State Capitol on election night, a very quiet night in Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Charts and stats

Adrian charted your chances of meeting someone in your neighborhood who doesn’t look like you.

The math of “Menver,” as calculated by Megan. Turns out Menver is a real phenomenon, until you’re in your sixties.

Dining on Tag's patio after dark under Larimer Square's iconic light strings. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) larimer square; dining; food; restaurants; patio; entertainment; nightlife; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Dining on Tag’s patio after dark under Larimer Square’s iconic light strings. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
That time we elected Donald Trump president

Well, OK, only one Denver precinct voted Trump.

But now Colorado Republicans feel pretty good about 2018.

Donald Trump Rally. July 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) donald trump; politics; election; vote; denver; colorado; republican; denverite; kevinjbeaty
Donald Trump Rally. July 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Status updates

How can we see redlining’s lasting impacts on Denver? What does Five Points look like on the edge of enormous change?

No, In-N-Out isn’t coming to Denver.

Esmeralda Aguilar outside her home in Elyria Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) elyria swansea; i-70; cdot; development; gentrification; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Esmeralda Aguilar outside her home in Elyria Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

What it’s like to be a family awaiting relocation thanks to the I-70 expansion.

The ’90s are retro now.

Dave Burdick

Author: Dave Burdick

Dave Burdick is the editor-in-chief of Denverite, after stints at the Denver Post, Boulder Camera, Huffington Post and GOOD. He was born in Boulder, grew up in Los Angeles and south suburban Denver, and lives in central Denver with his family.