Denver’s RTD Light Rail turns 20!

There’s a big birthday coming up in the Mile High City.

The Regional Transportation District on Tuesday will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the first light rail stations.

On Friday, Oct. 7, 1994, the 5.3-mile RTD “D” Line opened, running between Interstate 25 and Broadway on the south side, through downtown to 30th Avenue and Downing Street on the northern end. That short line was funded entirely through RTD’s use tax and capital reserves and bonds.

The D Line set the stage for billions of investment into Denver’s public transportation rail system, which celebrated another milestone in May with the grand opening of Denver Union Station, designed to be a multi-modal hub for existing lines and new ones that will open in coming years.

“The success of our first light rail line paved the way for 20 years of transit options and better mobility across the region,” said Phil Washington, RTD General Manager and CEO.

RTD’s rail lines stretch 48 miles with 46 stations and have carried over 200 million passengers. Since it opened in 1994, RTD has added the C, E, F, H and W line to its rail system.

Officials also believe it gives developers and leaders the ability to plan and build around an environmentally-friendly, walkable-living philosophy.

“We’ve seen how transit investment has been a major catalyst for economic development, job creation and connecting communities,” Washington said.

It’s also played a role in many city’s plans because officials believe that the key to attracting companies and jobs is to draw young workers first. And, according to the Rockefeller Foundation, four out of five 18- to 34-year-olds, or millennials, demand that they can live within walking distance of their daily needs — a system that requires mass access to public transportation like RTD.

Denver’s next rail lines, the “Gold” line that will connect the northwest cities of Arvada and Wheat Ridge and the east line from Union Station to DIA are scheduled to open in 2016.

RTD will be hosting customer appreciation events on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the I-25/Broadway station, the 30th/Downing station and Union Station.

For the full article including a slideshow of Denver’s RTD Light Rail click here.

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Denver Things to Do for the 4th of July

One of the best things about celebrating Independence Day is taking in a beautiful fireworks show with the family.  Here are some of the professional fireworks shows around the Metro area.  The Storck Team wishes to you and your’s a joyful and blessed day filled with friends and family.


The City of Aurora – The City of Aurora‘s Municipal Center offers an independence day festival with live music and food.  For more information go to the city’s website by clicking here.

The Town of Parker – The Town of Parker celebrates Independence Day with the Let Freedom Sing! festivities at Salisbury Park.  For more information go to the city’s website by clicking here.

The City of Englewood – Englewood offers two fireworks shows at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater and Cornerstone Park.  Click on the event’s venue for information.

The Wildlife Experience gives thanks to The Military in Parker



Wildlife ContactWildlife MilitaryCalling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit us for free through the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide which offer free admission to active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

Purchase Tickets here.


Monthly Art at The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver

Presented By: Redline
Cost: Free
Location: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

6-12 grade students are invited to join Denver Public Library and RedLine every first Monday from 4:30-6 pm for a free creative literacy activity. Classes take place alternately at either RedLine or the Blair-Caldwell Library. Please register at least one week in advance by contacting Hadiya Evans at Yearly Theme: Your Contributions to the World Culture March 3 – Clay @ Blair-Caldwell Library April 14 – Mixed Media @ RedLine May 5 – Installation @ Blair-Caldwell Library

Click here for directions and events details.

Aaron: 720-273-7419
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