Tag: Denver

Denver Air Quality – Bad

Photo taken on Saturday. Here’s what the Times has to say:

By one measure, wildfires — intensified by drought and climate change — rival transportation as the largest source of potentially deadly air pollution in California. And in recent weeks, the accumulating haze and smoke from California’s fires and high ozone levels have turned the air in Salt Lake City and Denver into some of the dirtiest in the world, more harmful than Delhi’s or Beijing’s on many recent days.

The Ashes of the Dixie Fire Cast a Pall 1,000 Miles From Its Flames
The megafires of the West are sending out giant clouds of smoke and leaving a footprint much larger than the evergreen forests they level and the towns they decimate.
Livia Albeck-Ripka, Thomas Fuller and Jack Healy
NYTIMES

Renting in Denver – Rent Going Up

Blake Kittridge has lived in Denver for 4 years. He moved into the Infinity LoHi building in the middle of the pandemic. He likes living there but recently, they told him they are raising his rent by more than $800 a month.

“I know that this is more of like a price-gouging thing,” he says. “The entire reason they are raising my rent like they are is because they believe they can get that on the market so they can push me out.”

He rents a one-bedroom apartment for $1,650 per month. His landlords just told him rent for next year is going up to $2,490 per month.

Ron Throupe, an associate professor of real estate at the University of Denver. He just completed a second-quarter study about the rental market in Denver. He says rent is up on average by $107 for the quarter.

“That’s the largest rent increase quarterly we’ve ever seen in this survey,” Throupe says.

CBS Denver
Michael Abeyta

Why the All Star Game is in Denver

Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. That move came in protest against Georgia’s new law that limits access to voting for many people. Republicans favor new voter restrictions after losing the 2020 election. And they have now responded to Major League Baseball with a new disinformation campaign. They’ve said Colorado’s voter laws are just as restrictive as Georgia’s. In reality, Colorado voting laws are among the most inclusive in the country.

NPR