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Editor's Intro
Week 3 Editor's Note: The most vulnerable of the housing crisis
Our monthlong series exploring housing turns to one of the most perplexing issues facing our communities: the lives of those who have no home.
WEEK Three: A Complex Series of Trap Doors
Chris Laney, who works at Jake's Brew Bar in Littleton, has struggled to afford living in his community.

The Cost of Housing: High home prices, lack of supply sever metro residents from communities

When Chris Laney moved into his new three-bedroom home last summer, he felt like he’d won the lottery. After more than a decade of chasing the cheapest rent across the metro area, the Littleton bartender finally has a house to call his own. 
David Hernandez pays government-subsidized rent for his one-bedroom apartment, where he lives with his dog.

The Voucher System: The difficulties of using housing choice vouchers

About a year and a half ago, David Hernandez received a call from a number he did not recognize. When he called the number back, he heard news that would drastically change his housing …
Jonathan Townshend Garner, 35, lost his legs to frostbite after spending days covered in snow while homeless. Now, he hosts open mic night at Cactus Jack's Saloon in Evergreen where he also performs.

One Paycheck Away: Homelessness is a series of trapdoors of addiction, low wages, laws and health care obstacles

Jonathan Townsend Garner spent nine sleepless nights in 2017 covered in snow staring up at the bottom of a frozen overpass in Aurora. Just a few short months before, the 35-year-old  was …
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Highlands Ranch staff rescue woman from frozen pond

When a woman chasing her dog out onto a frozen pond in Redstone Park fell through the ice into the frigid water on Jan. 10, two Highlands Ranch Metro District park staff leapt into action to rescue …

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Laydon again accuses Thomas of leaking classified materials

Weather and gas prices causing higher utility bills

Juvenile violent crime is rising

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Local youth theater nonprofit offers affordable classes

When Aspen Somers and her twin sister, Ashley, were kids, they watched an opera singer on television and fell in love with performance. Now, at 19 years old, the sisters run Stagebugz Theatre, a nonprofit youth theatre organization in Littleton.

Unique weather pattern challenges snow removal in Douglas County

This winter has brought a unique weather pattern along the Front Range. For Douglas County, the snow has remained on the ground for a longer period of time, creating ice packed areas.

Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …

Small goalie makes big impact on ice

As the opposing team grabs the puck and skates down the ice in a breakaway, parents and fans of the Arapahoe Warriors 10U Yellow team, or Golden Eagles, take a collective breath. As the goalie falls on the puck to secure the save, parents scream, “Good job, Emma.”
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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) hosted a town hall at the Castle Pines Library Jan. 30 to discuss plans for the new Castle Rock VA Clinic and the expansions of the PACT Act and COMPACT Act.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate 14-year-old Riley Jenkins on being the first to earn a Black Belt at Code Ninjas in Parker and is one of 57 kids around the world to achieve this accomplishment.
With more than 20 agencies and organizations coming together to offer a resource fair to county residents, the Douglas County Community of Care Network held the first Strive to Thrive event of the year.
When it comes to heart disease, a local cardiologist says it is never too early to check to get checked out. According to experts, heart disease comes in many forms. as there are various types of heart disease and can present itself differently to each individual.
Sports
THORNTON – A slow start on Feb. 3 proved to be too much for the Horizon High School girls' basketball team. The Hawks couldn’t overcome an early 17-point deficit as they fell 56-46 to …
Loveland High School beat Prairie View 56-37 in boys basketball action Feb. 3. The game was in Brighton. No stats were available for either team.
Colorado Academy's Mustangs beat Eagle Ridge Academy's Warriors 58-27 in Brighton Feb. 3. No stats were available for ERA. Anna Johnson led the Mustangs with 23 points. Naomi Wolff, Alex May and …
Arapahoe's girls basketball team beat Mullen 66-37 on the Warriors' floor Feb. 3. No stats were available for either team. The Warriors began the week with a mark of 11-6, 4-2 in the class 6A …
Life
SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
Zoey and Kenna Conley are typical 5-year-old twins: full of life, always busy and best friends.
Culture Stories

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …
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