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Centennial City Council candidate profile: Ron Phelps

Many Centennial residents don't think their opinions matter, said Ron Phelps, a city council candidate for the west part of town. That's what Phelps, who leads an effort to inform residents and … more

Centennial City Council approves urban camping ban unanimously

The reasons why or why not to ban homeless camping on city-owned property added up to a conversation the Centennial City Council barely wanted to have.   Nearly a dozen activists, … more

Centennial considers camping ban on city property

As cities in the Denver metro area continue to grapple with visible homelessness on street corners, sidewalks and river banks, Centennial may soon approve a ban on camping on city-owned property. … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

‘In general, things in life happen’

The loss of an apartment and a blow to the knee took a former boxer from federally subsidized housing in Englewood to living in a tent on the South Platte River. “I’ve been stuck at a … more

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and … more

Long road to change ends in hope

At one point, Adam Becker was leaving his belongings under a large rock in the woods in Estes Park, walking to work, washing up in the bathroom, walking into the kitchen to wash dishes and never … more

‘It’s dirty. It’s messy — it’s hands-on’

The Englewood Civic Center community room found itself packed to the brim when about 150 community members came to the first public forum by Change the Trend Network, a coalition of nonprofits, … more

To get a job, you need ID and an address

One of the keys to escaping homelessness — getting a job — isn’t as easy as it might sound, said Adam Becker, a 33-year-old formerly homeless Denver resident. As he discovered, the steps to … more
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