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general news related to Baker

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

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

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

Denver's top traffic accident sites are in Baker

Kevin Flynn's Inside Lane, an interesting blog about Colorado transportation issues, notes top traffic accident locations in Denver; in November's ranking, the top three are along Baker's stretch of I-25:

  • 27 accidents at I-25 & 6th Avenue
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Santa Fe Drive
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Alameda Avenue

Denver population since 1970

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Baker population since 1970

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Piton site holds a trove of Baker demographics

the Piton Foundation, a private foundation benefiting communities, publishes detailed demographics of the Baker neighborhood

the site is full of useful and interesting facts on housing, economics, safety and families, plus some powerful tools for exploring the data; for example the "map" links on each data row load a geographic comparison of Baker with surrounding Denver neighborhoods on the relevant statistic

Baker total births, 1990-2007

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Baker births, Latino versus non-Latino white, 1990-2007

source: The Piton Foundation; births for each other racial indicators were under 5% of total in all years; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

citizen comments cover a draft map of the River South Greenway Master Plan

attendees of the 9 Sept. 2009 public meeting regarding the River South Greenway Master Plan were invited to stick comments onto the draft maps

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