Alayna Alvarez, The Gazette

Alayna Alvarez

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Recent articles by Alayna:

Denver Arts & Venues takes new drastic measures to stay afloat during COVID-19 recession

Amid dire financial times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Denver Arts & Venues announced Tuesday it will be taking major steps to try and stay afloat through the next year. → Read More

Denver’s overdose deaths rage on, as Overdose Awareness Day approaches

Denver has seen a sharp spike in overdose deaths in the first six months of this year, particularly overdoses linked to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be up to → Read More

Denver's deadly crime wave swells amid a 'perfect storm of circumstances'

Denver has reached a boiling point. → Read More

WATCH: Colorado school director’s alleged assault by police investigated

Denver Public Safety Director Murphy Robinson held a press conference Wednesday afternoon following the hospitalization of Denver Public Schools director and activist Tay Anderson earlier that day during a scuffle → Read More

Ivanka Trump visits Colorado daycare, touts administration’s affordable child care efforts

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and special adviser to Republican President Donald Trump, wrapped up a two-day tour in Colorado by visiting a child care center near Denver on Friday to → Read More

Fentanyl overdose deaths in Denver are skyrocketing, health officials warn

Denver is experiencing a surge in overdose deaths related to fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that’s 50 times more potent than heroin. → Read More

Charges filed against Colorado woman who hit George Floyd protester

The woman who struck a protester with her vehicle on May 28 has been charged with misdemeanor and traffic charges, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday afternoon. → Read More

Capacity limits, not mask compliance, present ‘biggest challenge’ for Colorado restaurants

Colorado restaurants continue to struggle to stay in business amidst the coronavirus pandemic, despite ongoing policy efforts to help keep them afloat. → Read More

Denver DA is considering charges against driver who hit a George Floyd protester

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has been handed the Denver Police Department's investigation into a driver who struck a protester with her car on May 28, and is considering what → Read More

Denver sued by ACLU for police brutality against protesters

The city and county of Denver is being sued for violence committed by the Denver Police Department against demonstrators who joined local protests spurred by the death of George Floyd → Read More

Denver’s Larimer, Glenarm first to close to cars for in-street dining amid COVID-19

The first street closures were approved as part of Denver’s temporary patio expansion program, which allows restaurants and bars to utilize adjacent outdoor space — including parking lots, streets and → Read More

Denver unveils Black Lives Matter street mural on Broadway

The city of Denver commissioned a local artist to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway between Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue, which was completed Friday. → Read More

WATCH | Body-worn camera video from Elijah McClain's encounter with Aurora police

Nearly 700,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Aurora officials to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain — a 23-year-old unarmed black man who died → Read More

Denver police department to ban all chokeholds, require body cameras for SWAT officers

The Denver Police Department intends to ban all chokeholds, require body cameras for SWAT officers during tactical operations, and require a use-of-force report when an officer points a firearm at → Read More

Denver police officer removed from patrol over alleged social media post

Denver police officer Thomas McClay has been removed from his patrol duties, pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs investigation, safety officials say. → Read More

Denver police investigating social media post from officer allegedly promoting riots

The Denver Police Department is investigating a social media post in which a police officer allegedly put up a picture of himself and two other Denver officers in riot gear → Read More

Denver Mayor Hancock, city leaders react to protests demanding justice for George Floyd

More than 900 miles from the spot where George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after being pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer, protests erupted across → Read More

Let’s close down a stretch of Tejon Street for expanded outdoor dining

As friends and I salivate over the reopening of restaurants, we’ve been exchanging memories of our best meal out. → Read More

Clearing the air: Stay-at-home eases Denver's 'brown cloud'

As Denver and the state begin to reopen this month, people emerging from their houses will have gotten a taste of some potential new normals: Wearing masks. Working from home. → Read More

DIA voted one of the world’s top airports

DIA landed in fifth place in the category of best airports with 60 to 70 million passengers. It was the only airport in North America to place in the top → Read More