By Steven Bonifazi
(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good afternoon and happy Friday Denver. We made it, and the weekend is hours away.
Many happenings have taken place this Friday in the Mile High City.
Today, a Denver funeral home and a "death care" company are planning on embracing human composting next year, Denver's sidewalk issues could take 40 centuries to fix, fall activities are in full swing this weekend and Empower Field at Mile High is bringing new technology to improve food and drink service.
The following are four Denver stories for this Friday you should be aware of:
Human composting, transforming human remains into soil in 30 days, is now legal in the Centennial State.
Also known as natural organic reduction, human composting is only legal in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, with Washington legalizing the practice first in 2019, followed by Colorado in May and Oregon in June. A Denver Jewish funeral home, Feldman Mortuary, is aiming at having its own natural organic reduction pods next year while Recompose, a "death care" company is planning to open a facility in Denver next year.
The Denver Streets Partnership is holding multiple tours Friday afternoon as part of a "Sidewalk Palooza" event to highlight the issue regarding walking from place to place safely on sidewalks in the Mile High City.
The organization reports that 47 percent of city streets located in low-income neighborhoods have substandard or missing sidewalks which result in walkers being forced into the streets, heightening the chances of a tragic accident. The City's five-year plan, Vision Zero, launched in 2017 has a five-year goal of removing traffic deaths and injuries by making the roadways safer.
With the fall season officially here, seasonal activities are taking place across the Mile High City, from corn mazes and haunted houses to Oktoberfest and pumpkin painting classes.
A few weekend events taking place this weekend include the opening of the RiNo ArtPark, the Denver Broncos' first regular-season home game and the Colorado Rockies' last season home game. Additionally, there are more events including vaccination clinics, Capitol Hill ghost tours, and a slew of concerts and comedy shows.
Empower Field at Mile High is offering fans new food and drink options at the Denver Broncos' home opener Sunday.
The new technology consists of A.I. and mobile ordering to speed up service and keep fans out of lines. A new food hall concept, called Downtown Mile High, will feature food from local restaurants such as The Cherry Cricket, Tacos * Tequila * Whiskey and Osteria Marco. There is also a full-service bar containing products from Breckenridge Distillery.
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