Author Archives: Dennis Gallagher, Denver Auditor

True Art Knows No Bounds

Stan Cuba, an expert on Prevailing Wage here in our Auditor’s Office, has written an  history of The Denver Artists Guild.  The colorful books gives us biographies of the founding members of DAG.  Stan and his cohorts are to be congratulated on bringing us works and stories of our city’s early art organization. History Colorado […]

The Pope’s Encyclical

Denver can be proud of its connection to Pope Francis through Colorado’s only Jesuit University, Regis. Not long after the cardinals elected him Pope, Francis mentioned that a fellow Jesuit Girard Manley Hopkins was his favorite poet, the environmental poet.  Each year, the third weekend of March, Regis hosts a world conference on the poetry […]

New hires in the Auditor’s Office

We have recently hired two new employees for the Auditor’s Office, as follows: Lauri Dahn – Lauri started with the Auditor’s Office on Monday, June 8th as a Senior Performance Auditor. Lauri has about 12 years of experience (between 2000 and 2014) in the Telecommunications industry working at different times with Sprint, Embarq, CenturyTel, and […]

The Green Pope

In a high-level, 190-page document released Thursday, Pope Francis laid out his theological argument on the imperative to curb climate change and protect the environment. He describes ongoing human damage to nature as “one small sign of the ethical, cultural and spiritual crisis of modernity.” He warns of ‘serious consequences’ if the world does not […]

Why is today different from all other days?

Happily John Wren has reminded us that today, June 15th, ranks as a very special day in our world’s history. I know one thing, this day marks the 31 birthday of my beloved son, Daniel Patrick Gallagher in whom I am well pleased.  Where have I heard that line before? You guessed it.  Today trumpets the 800 anniversary […]

So Denver wants an Intergovernmental Agreement with CDOT

So Denver wants an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) now with the Colorado Department of Transportation regarding the I-70 reconstruction through North Denver. That IGA would allow the city to actually start work and spend money on the I-70 reconstruction, when the decision about what that reconstruction will actually be; what it will look like and entail, […]

Attitude of Gratitude

I have been surprised and pleased at the number of the folks stopping me in stores, at gas pumps, and in the coffee shops saying thanks for my years of service to the state and the city for the past 44 years. One young woman called me the day her ballot arrived and left a […]