church to be "planted" in needy Baker

"the Denver Metro area needs Jesus", says an article about the Wellspring Church Plant , and Baker will get Him soon, as Wellspring plants its first church here; the article describes how "... it would be sin to hoard all these young pastors in training at Wellspring. We needed to find a way to get them out into the world ..." and how Baker was chosen because "It is urban, and being revitalized, yet remains gritty and very needy.

how the City of Denver can help you dispose of broken tree limbs

did you know that Denver Solid Waste Management collects up to 10 bundles of tree branches per week per customer?

the heavy snow earlier this month, and now the strong winds the last few days, have dropped many limbs into yards and treelawns in Baker and the rest of Denver; so now's a good time to brush up on how to dispose of tree branches with the city's help; for collection, branches must be:

  • no larger than 4 inches in diameter
  • cut into lengths of 4 feet or less
  • tied into bundles of no more than 40 pounds

Art opening at Illiterate


Four artists at Illiterate Magazine are putting on a show from May 7th to May 28th with both opening and closing receptions, naturally.

More details on their blog.

“If the Illiterate Group show had a theme, it might be incidental dialog,” said Adam Gildar, Illiterate's Director “as a whole the art forms an eclectic exhibition that highlights different approaches and interpretations of ‘progressive art'.”

Xcel tearing up streets in Baker to replace gas pipelines

some of you have already noticed crews digging big ditches down the middle of some streets (i noticed it on 4th Ave. on Monday); Xcel Energy has posted a handy web page explaining their pipeline replacement work and linking to a PDF map

Bolt Factory (209 Kalamath) to hold open house on 7 May

Bolt Factory open house flierthe galleries and studios at The Bolt Factory will host a building-wide open house on Friday, 7 May 2010 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • live music
  • great food
  • food-serving robots
  • artwork
  • photography
  • paintings
  • graphic design
  • interactive web design
  • tango dancing

Doors Open Denver this weekend - sites in or near Baker

Doors Open Denver is this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 17 & 18 April, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; this annual public opening of interesting buildings is a great opportunity to learn about Denver's architectural history

Alameda bridge reconstruction under way

construction activities for the replacement of the Alameda Ave. bridge over I-25 began 1 April, a day earlier than the Athmar Park newsletter had reported; we have observed that lane restrictions on Kalamath just north of Alameda have already been creating major backups at the evening rush hour

Baker's southernmost residents live here

this tent, a few feet from Baker's extreme southwest corner at the Mississippi Avenue bridge over South Platte River, surely houses Baker's southernmost residents; at the time of the snapshot no one was home at this very vulnerable-looking campsite, close to rushing traffic on both the bridge and northbound Santa Fe Dr.

Denver Urban Homesteading covered in regional magazine

most of us don't keep up with Ag Journal, a La Junta, Colorado-based periodical covering midwest agricultural issues, but Ag Journal is keeping up with Baker; it has just published a detailed article on Baker's own farmer's market, Denver Urban Homesteading: "Urban homesteading brings farm to city"

motion and stillness

a fire truck idles on Kalamath and a Union Pacific engine idles on a siding while light rail and snow flakes zip along swiftly; taken from the Bolt Factory

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