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Thursday's Axios Denver stories

Jul 22, 2021 - Axios Denver

The Fray frontman Isaac Slade's Denver house hits the market for $3M

The kitchen inside the Slades' house at 3015 Lowell Blvd. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby's International Realty

Isaac Slade, frontman for the hit band The Fray, is selling his home in Denver's West Highland neighborhood where he's lived with his wife for over a decade.

Details: The three-story Victorian estate hit the market July 18 at $2.95 million and has been completely restored by the couple, according to the listing.

John Frank, author of Denver
Jul 21, 2021 - Axios Denver

Colorado won't require masks as Delta variant dominates

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Colorado, but Gov. Jared Polis dismissed the need for new public health restrictions to stop its spread.

Why it matters: The variant first discovered in India now comprises 9 of 10 cases in Colorado, well above the national average.

Jul 21, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver's pivot from police is gaining popularity nationwide

Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

What started as a pilot program to reimagine policing primarily in downtown Denver is now expanding citywide and piquing interest across the country.

Driving the news: The City Council this week voted to boost the STAR (Support Team Assisted Response) program by $1 million, on top of $1.4 million already allocated from the 2021 city budget.

  • The new funding will allow the program to grow from one van to four; increase its 16-hour operating days from five to seven; expand from one team to six; and serve all of Denver, not just high-demand neighborhoods.