Assessments are coming soon across the state. Hold your breath.

Every two years, assessors throughout Colorado send out notices that offer “the latest review of business and residential property values.” The notices are going out in the mail this week for those owning property in Denver. New tax bills will arrive early next year. The last assessment (2016-2018) indicated that values increased 20 percent across …

Play ball: May “Evolution of the Ball” stay in the picture

Last July, noted artist Lonnie Hanzon learned that his popular public art piece – The Evolution of the Ball – was headed for storage as the Colorado Rockies began the process of turning the West Lot into a giant complex, including residential units, a hotel, and a plaza with retail and restaurants. In response, Hanzon …

Maybe navigating Denver’s construction zones will now be less risky. Sort of.

Last October, my city council representative sent out an email listing changes the city’s Public Works’ executive director was considering for construction zone rules. The idea was to offer safer paths for pedestrians, to require contractors to find a place for construction workers to park and not take over street parking, and to implement other …