After finally finding affordable housing in the Denver metro area following a weeks-long search, Christina Vasquez, a single mother of two teen boys, suddenly found herself without a job and facing eviction from her Aurora home.
Ryan Laber looked out at the nearly 100 people who had come to O’Brien Park in Parker to pay their respects and remember his family.
His voice faltered as he told them about how he and his wife, Jennifer, once loved bringing their two sons — 3-year-old Adam and 5-year-old Ethan — to O’Brien.
LONE TREE — About 2 p.m. Tuesday, an elementary school surveillance camera captured Jennifer Marie Laber walking her two young sons out of the building before dismissal, the boys at her side with one wearing a backpack and the other in a blue coat and khakis.
LAFAYETTE — Over the roughly two decades Lynelle Reed was prescribed opioids in increasing potency to cope with pain from an injury she suffered, the electrical engineer and sales executive tried several times to come off the powerful drugs.
Denver Post readers’ holiday lights displays from all around the Front Range, uploaded to our holiday lights map.
Each year, denverpost.com features reader-submitted photos on an interactive map so you can browse through the displays in your area, build a personalized tour map to take in the best lights, or look through past years’ submissions for inspiration.
The plan was to find landlords for the homeless who quality for rental vouchers and to give those tenants support while they stabilized themselves.
While that sounded good on paper and drew wide support from metro-area governments and advocates, fewer than 50 housing units have actually gone to participants in the program, illustrating the persistent difficulty of getting people off the streets when the cost to put a roof over their heads remains so high.
Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating family and friends. A time to share food and gratitude. A time to respect diversity, whether it’s political, social or just someone’s recipe for stuffing.
By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post
Do you remember what you did last year on Thanksgiving? If so, that’s your episodic memory at work — you’re remembering an experience that happened at a particular time, in a particular place, maybe with particular people, and probably involving particular emotions.
American Grind will join the Avanti lineup in 2017
Avanti will welcome a gourmet burger joint and say goodbye to its Asian noodle bowls early next year when American Grind takes over the space that is currently occupied by MiJo.
By Justin Bachman, Bloomberg News
Gordon Sawyers burned down an art gallery to rid it of witches, ranted about hearing voices from God and dipped his toothbrush in a used toilet before brushing his teeth.
Driving on Colorado’s roads can be a white-knuckle affair, and it isn’t just about traffic jams, massive potholes and ground blizzards emerging out of nowhere.
Colorado ranks as the eighth worst driving state measured by the rate of auto accidents, drunk driving cases, speeding tickets and traffic citations, according to a new study from online insurance comparison site QuoteWizard.
Becoming a parent tends to draw thick a line between the phases of one’s life, just as getting married separates people from the party-oriented pack with which they formerly ran.
The mistakes in screen-printing T-shirts sometimes mirror life’s mistakes.
They’re a little crooked, sometimes blurry and often messy.
So when the employees of Street2Life Print Shop botch a shirt, their bosses explain they need to work through those little mess-ups just like they’re pushing through the problems they’ve faced in their lives.
Colorado allows real estate agents to share office space with their affiliated title insurers, with certain restrictions, but the arrangement makes some in the industry uneasy.
Shared space is permitted as long as consumers don’t have to walk through the real estate portion of the office to reach the title business, the title company’s door is lockable and there is no quid-pro-quo in packaging transactions.
The Dumb Friends League is looking for dozens of new dog owners after receiving nearly 80 adoptable dogs from an overburdened shelter northern Texas — with dozens more likely on the way.
A few weeks before the election, we debunked a fake news story from a site touting itself as the “Denver Guardian.”
By Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
For every piece of high-fiber movie-awards fodder soon to hit theaters — “Jackie,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Fences,” et al. — there is its opposite, if not its aesthetic equal.
They grew up playing classical music in the school orchestra, but what they listened to on their own time was hip-hop. Now, two former high school classmates have found a way to blend the two genres in the breakout duo Black Violin.
Donald Stratton awoke early that morning, nudged from sleep beneath an overhang on the deck of the USS Arizona by the slow stir of Sunday activity. With no major maintenance scheduled, he assisted a clean sweep-down before grabbing some chow and, on his way topside, a couple of oranges for a buddy in sick bay.
The re-emergence of Colorado football reaps plenty of benefits for the university, beyond the financial windfall of representing the school and conference in a bowl game.
The notoriety and branding opportunities afforded to teams that make it to one of the premier bowl games benefits the entire campus.
WHAT: 2283 Ogden Street is a three-bedroom, five-bathroom condo in a former church in Denver’s San Rafael neighborhood.
PRICE: $1.85 million, unfurnished. HOA fee is $636. Home may be purchased furnished, price upon request.
Forget about Bruce Springsteen the iconic rock star. Forget about the Bruce Springsteen the winner of countless Grammy Awards, an Oscar and, as of last week, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
It was a sign from above that told Father Ron Cattany that Denver’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception was in need of some serious restoration work.
Cattany — the pastor and rector of the basilica for the last year — was already planning to do some interior work, but in April, a stone grape cluster fell from about 20 feet, landing just in front of the entrance to the basilica.
Real estate agents in Colorado are required both to disclose to their clients whether they have a financial interest in the title company they are recommending in a home sale and to register that affiliation with regulators.
By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
In the Dakota language, the word “oahe” signifies “a place to stand on.”
Living in well-to-do Washington Park or in the Valverde neighborhood on Denver’s west side can mean a difference in average life expectancy of 11 years.
Depression and childhood obesity rates are four times higher in some Denver neighborhoods, and tobacco use is six times higher in certain areas of the city.
‘Tis the season for getting even.
Uncalled Four, a Denver-based comedy game show inspired by the popular and harshly profane Cards Against Humanity party game, announced a contest this week to nominate “Denver’s Worst Person” for a one-way ticket out of the city.
By Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg News
Each holiday season, thousands of teenagers tear gift wrap off shiny, new guitars. They giddily pluck at the detuned strings, thinking how cool they’ll be once they’re rock stars — even if almost all will give up before they ever get to jam out to “Sweet Child o’ Mine.”