July 21, 2015

Denver City Council re-elects Chris Herndon president in split vote

Despite weeks of behind-the-scenes campaigning by Denver City Councilwoman Debbie Ortega for a shot at the presidency, the result of the council’s leadership vote Monday night was another year in that slot for Chris Herndon. Ortega continued working the phones, but it was apparent by late last week that Herndon had secured enough pledged votes. […]


June 19, 2015

High-schoolers get a taste of college life

Money. Grades. Leaving home. These were a few things Denver high school students listed when asked what scares them most about college. Denver City Council President Chris Herndon hosted 100 students for a week of career and college exploration, concluding Friday at the University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria campus. Founded by Herndon five years ago, Northeast Denver Leadership […]


May 23, 2015

Denver’s Memorial Day Parade misstep

In Denver this Memorial Day, for the first time in 85 years, there will be no Memorial Day Parade. The city informed the event organizer, the Denver United Veterans Council, that it wanted more control over the event. The group could not agree to the new conditions. [Read more…]


May 5, 2015

Denver District 8: Unopposed, Chris Herndon wins re-election

City Council president Chris Herndon ran unopposed Tuesday to represent the newly drawn boundaries of District 8. Herndon received had all 5,630 cast votes with no write-in candidates with most ballots counted. After Herndon takes office in July, the district, however, will look different than the one he currently serves, District 11. The boundaries were redrawn […]


April 7, 2015

Herndon Running Unopposed

April 7, 2015 – Growth has changed the Denver City Council district that Chris Herndon will represent come July. He is running unopposed in the newly drawn District 8, which includes Stapleton, stately Park Hill homes and ones in north Park Hill built after World War II, East Montclair along Colfax Avenue and portions of […]


March 23, 2015

Stapleton’s Historic Airport Control Tower to Become Denver’s Second Punch Bowl Social

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March 9, 2015 – Denver City Council President Chris Herndon, restaurateur Robert Thompson and Jim Chrisman, senior vice president of Forest City Stapleton Inc., called a press conference this morning in the Stapleton neighborhood to announce that Thompson’s company will be turning the old Stapleton Airport control tower building into Denver’s second Punch Bowl Social. [Read […]


March 23, 2015

DBJ 40 Under 40 Winner – Chris Herndon

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March 20, 2015 – Denver City Councilman Christopher Herndon has always wanted to serve. He grew up that way in Kansas City, Mo. “My mother was a teacher, with almost 40 years in education,” Herndon said. “She was always talking to me and my brother about giving back.” [Read More…]


March 23, 2015

New Parks in Stapleton

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March 10, 2015 – The city of Denver officially broke ground on three new adjoining parks Tuesday that will add 64 acres to the city’s urban park system in the Stapleton neighborhood. Westerly Creek North, Uplands Prairie East and Uplands Prairie West parks should be complete by late November, adding trails, landscaping, vegetation areas and new irrigation […]


March 23, 2015

Plans for Stapleton’s Air Traffic Control Tower

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March 9, 2015 – More than 20 years ago, the last commercial flight departed from the Stapleton Airport. Over time, what had been the country’s fifth busiest airport has transformed into a bustling neighborhood with more than 19,000 residents. The old concrete runways have been replaced with jogging paths and newly built homes. And, stuck […]