Denver Direct: July 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hard Times Ahead for Denver

At Tuesday’s Mayor-Council meeting Mayor Hickenlooper set aside 20 minutes for Council members to discuss the upcoming $120 million in budget cuts that will be required (after already cutting $80 million this year). As far as I could tell, nothing of substance was revealed.

Maybe Hickenlooper should get out the Dancing Letters (A through I).

Note: Carla Madison, Councilperson for District 8, although called upon by Hickenlooper, had nothing to say. NOTHING.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moonlight Ride

I’m not sure what it is about this event that so captivates me, but because it goes by my house on York, I can’t resist the urge to videotape it. The riders glide by in the cool evening air, occasionally letting out a hoot or a holler, sometimes accompanied by boom-box music, but usually just the sound of conversation and laughter. Maybe it’s the contrast to the usual scene: either traffic-choked standstill or speeding. At any rate, Saturday’s event was no exception, so here’s the video:

Notable this year: More riders and more waving at the camera. Three skateboarders, one jogger, and one bicycle walker. The number of light-show riders was about the same. I want to see something more like this:

The Pro version costs $2000, but what a great advertising medium!

More about the event here.