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How Denver will use hotels to house the unhoused

After sheltering people experiencing homelessness in hotels at the height of the pandemic, Denver wants to build on the idea to provide more permanent housing options. Driving the news: The city will use $20 million from $154 million in American Rescue Plan Act money approved by the Denver City Council last week to buy hotels for housing and sheltering purposes.

Man arrested, accused of scamming Denver couple out of $250K

A man has been arrested, accused of scamming a Denver couple out of $250,000. Tilo David Lopez Jr. is accused of promising to complete expensive work that he never finished. Investigators said that Lopez knew his two victims, an older couple in Denver. According to the arrest affidavit, the couple trusted Lopez because they knew he was a youth pastor. Lopez took down payments for the work at the properties the couple owns for his company, Remodeling Specialists LLC. Prosecutors claim the work was never done. 

Dad educating families about fentanyl after daughter's overdose

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — One student went to the hospital after a suspected drug overdose at JFK High School in Denver last week. Four others were treated on campus. Another school nearby is reporting fentanyl may have been involved. It's a drug Ryan Christoff, a father in Boulder County, knows...

5 people injured after stolen car collides with active ambulance

Five people were hospitalized after a stolen vehicle crashed into an ambulance in Lakewood Sunday evening.The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. when Lakewood police officers approached a stolen Jeep near West Colfax Avenue and Reed Street. The Jeep took off and then ran into a West Metro Fire Ambulance at West 14th Avenue and Reed Street. That ambulance was heading back to the station, and luckily there were no patients inside. There were two West Metro Firefighters inside, who had to be taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK. Three people who were inside the stolen Jeep were taken...

Here’s why you might see your mailman at 6 a.m.

DENVER (KDVR) — If you have a Christmas present to send out, holiday shipping deadlines are starting to approach. The United States Postal Service said Monday that in order to ensure that customers get their holiday packages on time, letter carriers will be delivering as early as 6 a.m. in many metro locations across the country.
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This Is Colorado's Top Seafood Restaurant

Seafood never disappoints. Americans from landlocked states to coastal cities flock to restaurants to devour crabs, fish, shrimp, and everything edible from the sea. For those looking for their next favorite seafood spot, Cheapism has you covered. The website states, "Once you decide to forgo the national chains, get off the beaten path, and take a chance on some local favorites, you'll have the chance to reel in the greatest food the sea has to offer. We scoured reviews and rankings by expert food writers and countless hungry customers to find one of the best seafood restaurants in each state."

Fatal crash closes westbound I-70 at Golden

Interstate 70 westbound is shut down after a fatal, two-vehicle crash occurred Monday morning. The crash caused the Colorado State Patrol to close westbound I-70 between U.S. Highway 6 and Colorado Highway 470 as troopers investigate and Colorado Department of Transportation crews work to clear debris. One person was killed and others injured. Colorado State Patrol said they do not have information on the extent of injuries, details of the crash cause, nor the identification of the person killed. ...

Denver approves vision plan for Park Hill Golf Course

An artist's rendition of new townhomes proposed for Park Hill Golf Course in Northeast Denver.Photo byWestside Investment Partners. The company that wants to redevelop the Park Hill Golf Course in Denver has affordable housing in the works.

Marcus Johnson sentenced in deadly shooting of T.J. Cunningham

Marcus Johnson has been sentenced after he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of T.J. "Anthony" Cunningham. The dispute in February 2019 started over a parking space. Cunningham was a former CU Buffaloes player and an administrator in the Aurora Public Schools system. According to court documents, Johnson and Cunningham lived across the street from each other and had an ongoing dispute over a parking space.The men went to Eaglecrest High School to "box it out." That started with yelling and name-calling, but the situation quickly escalated.Cunningham was shot three times. He later died at the hospital. Johnson called police to report the shooting and went home.Cunningham played cornerback and wide receiver at the University of Colorado from 1992 to 1995. He also had a short professional career in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. When he was shot and killed, Cunningham was Hinkley High School's assistant principal. Johnson was found guilty of second-degree murder on Nov. 20 and sentenced to 45 years in the Department of Corrections with credit for 1,385 days served on Dec. 2.
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Free meals will be offered in most Colorado school districts next year. Is yours one of them?

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. Many Colorado school districts, including Jeffco, Cherry Creek, Aurora, and Adams 12, plan to offer free school meals to all students starting in the fall of 2023 through a new state program funded with a voter-approved tax measure affecting high earners.
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November market slows for Denver real estate

Denver's home sales market continued the "slow down" trend seen for the last couple months in November, according to the most recent Market Trends report from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. But then again, real estate tends to slow in November and December as thoughts turn to holidays and...
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Old Crow Medicine Show Raising Money for Take Note Colorado at Mission Ballroom

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor knows deep down that he wasn’t meant to be a potter. “I’m not a potter because I wasn’t meant to be a potter,” Secor says. “As a kid, I was exposed to the opportunity to be a potter multiple times — enough times to know I wasn’t one.”

Gary Shapiro to retire after final 9NEWS broadcast this week

DENVER — Veteran TV anchor and journalist Gary Shapiro is retiring after four decades on the air. Shapiro has anchored 9NEWS Mornings since 1989 after first joining 9NEWS as a Boulder bureau reporter in 1983. Shapiro's final broadcast on 9NEWS will be Friday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 9...