Category Archives: Neighborhood

Increasing Crime Rates Hit University Neigborhood

Statistics generally don’t lie. According to published police reports, property crimes increased in the consolidated University and University Park neighborhoods in 2021. The trend included double-digit increases versus 2020 in personal property crime, robberies, burglaries and car theft. The few areas of improvement were drug arrests and bike thefts. Continue reading Increasing Crime Rates Hit University Neigborhood

U.S. News Ranks Denver 93rd Best University

U.S. News College Rankings are the gold standard when it comes to comparing the merits of various colleges and universities. Last year, the University of Denver jumped an astounding  17 spots to number 80, an amazing move up the treasured ‘Top 100’. Denver fell back in the 2022 Best Universities category to #93, tied with Stony Brook University, University of Buffalo, University of California-Merced, University of Deleware and University of San Diego.  While many people may argue that college rankings are arbitrary, parents and students use published rankings to determine the value of their educational investment and as a ‘tie-breaker’ in college selection.

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University Area Crime Climbs During First Half of 2021

Crime is increasing around the University of Denver and the pace of these crimes may leave many residents and students unprepared for the ever-changing environment. The cause could be COVID-19 or the rise in crime may be attributed to other longer-term urban issues.

Compared to 2020 figures, property crimes in University Park are up 23.4% (190 vs, 154), burglaries up 29.4% (12 vs. 17), and car thefts up 50% (54 vs 36). Lesser reported and rarer occurrences such as rape (2 vs. 1) and violent crime (9 vs. 6) are all up.  Only bike theft is down 41% (10 vs. 17) in the first six months of this year. Continue reading University Area Crime Climbs During First Half of 2021

The World Around DU Just Got a Whole Lot Better – Denver Beer Co @ Downing Opening Wednesday

In a year of expected to deliver turnarounds and good news, nothing beats a great brewery and taproom. That gaping hole left by the departure of DU’s only local brewery, FERMÆNTRA, is being aptly filled by Denver Beer Company’s newest location – and we couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading The World Around DU Just Got a Whole Lot Better – Denver Beer Co @ Downing Opening Wednesday

DU Neighborhood Averts Group Living Proposal For Now

With the ever-increasing cost of homes in the City and County of Denver and changing lifestyles, city planners went to work to create a plan to allow for a more flexible ‘group living’ zoning plan. A proposed plan, allowing up to 10 unrelated adults by law to live in a single residence, was held at bay by the City Council. Continue reading DU Neighborhood Averts Group Living Proposal For Now

Property Crimes on the Rise in University Neighborhood

According to Neighborhood Scout, a comprehensive statistical real estate database,  “with a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Denver has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22.” Continue reading Property Crimes on the Rise in University Neighborhood

NCAA Announces Games Without Fans – Hockey and Basketball Impacted; NCHC Follows Suit

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and will continue to be updated with more information as it becomes available.

The same day the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a ‘pandemic’, the NCAA sprung into action Wednesday afternoon.  The NCAA basketball and hockey tournaments will be played without fans. And, this announcement further impacts other NCAA sports which Denver plays in the spring. Denver is scheduled to host Omaha in NCHC first-round hockey action this upcoming weekend, Denver hockey is hosting the Loveland NCAA Hockey Regionals March 27th and 28th and Denver Gymnastics is hosting NCAA Regionals April 2-4th at Magness Arena. Continue reading NCAA Announces Games Without Fans – Hockey and Basketball Impacted; NCHC Follows Suit