By Maria Ines Zamudio, For The Associated Press
CHICAGO — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire.
An old STP sticker, the memory of a cap-gun-toting hippie, a rogue marshal and a 45-year-old grudge all came together earlier this month in a bizarre event that shook the small mountain town of Nederland.
By Lenny Bernstein, David S. Fallis, Scott Higham and Alice Crites, The Washington Post
For 10 years, the government waged a behind-the-scenes war against pharmaceutical companies that hardly anyone knows: wholesale distributors of prescription narcotics that ship drugs from manufacturers to consumers.
Many diners have no problem with liver mousse, beef heart or head cheese, but the moment you suggest eating bugs, the food conversation comes to a halt.
That isn’t stopping some people from putting crickets on the menu.
WHAT: 107 Rockledge Road is a seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom single-family custom home in Vail Village.
PRICE: $28 million, includes furnishings.
SIZE: 11,509 square feet. $2,432 per square foot.
DURANGO — At night, the 225-pound bear B27 crisscrosses Durango, foraging in alleys, raking her claws through fruit trees, devouring apples and plums.
Dozing high in a spruce tree by day, B27 evades detection.
This week, the 2016 election gets real.
Colorado election officials will begin mailing ballots Monday to more than 3,125,300 active voters, and the initial wave of votes is expected by the end of the week.
I’d be the first killed off in a scary movie. For starters, I’m blond, and we hardly make it past the opening credits. Then, factor in my behavior in haunted houses, and I’m definitely a goner.
A Lyons mobile home park that washed out in the 2013 floods is gaining new life, one 135- to 238-square-foot structure at a time.
Nestled near a crook of St. Vrain Creek, the 10-acre property — just steps from downtown Lyons — is home to 17 tiny houses and counting, all of them on wheels, licensed as recreational vehicles and able to be pulled away in 30 minutes or less.
Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison remembers how mad she was when her high school adviser told her that she should go to secretary college after graduation in 1973.
“I remember coming home and being so upset with her because I wanted do to something more than that,” Blacknall-Jamison said.
When Malala Yousafzai, a 19-year-old Nobel laureate, makes a surprise visit to your school, it is hard to speak.
It’s hard to hold back tears.
It can even be hard to stay on your feet, especially when you’re a refugee whose parents fled war or famine or political oppression so you can have an education and opportunity.
How to set a tone of woodsy chic at a four-course candlelight dinner served under the stars in the Colorado foothills:
Live musicians and flowers, check.
Award-winning cuisine, check.
Beer and wine pairings with each course, check.
Thousands of Colorado families will once again have Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Food Distribution run by the Epworth Foundation, and this year, the first 50 baskets will be given out in honor of the late Denver Post reporter Colleen O’Connor.
BOULDER — Following the suicide of the boy who authorities said was the ringleader, Boulder Valley schools have expelled or disciplined a group of students who used a Nazi-themed Facebook chat to call for the deaths of Jews, African-Americans and Mexicans.
To some of Keith David Hammock’s neighbors, the kids who had repeatedly hopped his fence to steal marijuana plants were merely doing what teenagers do.
Swiping marijuana plants by the root was a dumb and reckless crime, but not a serious one — and it certainly didn’t justify shooting two boys, said a neighbor who identified himself only as Kevin for fear of retaliation.
The future of parking is no parking.
Or at least a lot less parking.
A growing cadre of developers in Denver and beyond aren’t passively waiting for the day autonomous vehicles overtake their human-driven predecessors.
They’re planning today for a future with less demand for car parking, building garages in a way that, some day down the road, they can be can be converted into residences, offices, retail or other uses.
Darryl Glenn is the longshot. The underdog in the U.S. Senate race. And that’s exactly how he likes it.
“All of my life, I’ve been told no. That I was too poor, too short, too black.
Voters who are unhappy with the choices for president this year and plan to write in vote for someone not on the ballot won’t have their votes counted unless they choose from six registered write-in candidates.
Denver’s oldest African-American church held a get-out-the-vote drive Sunday with the Rev. Timothy Tyler blessing ballots and some congregants walking or driving to drop them off at a polling station set up at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Candidates racing to become Denver’s next district attorney remain the most prolific fundraisers of all the local races in Colorado to date, bringing in $1 million combined so far, election data shows.
Election Day 2016 is nearly here after what seems like the longest campaign season in history.
While the presidential election has dominated the news for more than a year, Coloradans will be voting for a Senator, Representatives, a huge swath of the state legislature that could change the balance of power and ballot issues ranging from universal healthcare and a minimum wage hike statewide to how marijuana can be consumed in the city of Denver and much, much more.
WINTER PARK — This town is booming.
Bar Dough team will take over former Jezebel’s space
Jezebel’s Southern Bistro abruptly shuttered after service on Oct. 9, leaving a vacant dining spot in the Lower Highland neighborhood. The space won’t be unoccupied long, as chefs Max MacKissock and Blake Edmunds of Bar Dough will open a Latin-American concept with partner Juan Padro.
An internal Denver City Attorney’s Office memorandum instructs prosecutors who know evidence is insufficient to prove a careless-driving case to delay dismissing the charge until a defendant is about to give his plea or until the day of trial.
Dear Amy: My husband and I are in our mid-30s. We’re not introverts, but we are particular about the people with whom we spend our limited free time.
We have a reasonably large collection of carefully chosen friends about whom we care deeply.