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John Frank
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Colorado U.S. Senate candidate launches campaign with attack ad

A screenshot from Joe O'Dea's first TV ad in the U.S. Senate race.
Screenshot of O'Dea campaign ad

A newcomer to the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is starting his campaign on the attack against Sen. Michael Bennet (D).

The big picture: Republican Joe O'Dea, a first-time candidate and Denver businessman, is launching a statewide advertising blitz Friday that includes a 30-second TV spot.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Denver Art Museum gets a $175 million makeover

The exterior of the Martin Building at the Denver Art Museum. Photo: Eric Stephenson/courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

After more than three years of construction, not to mention last year's pandemic delays, the Denver Art Museum's $175 million renovation is, at last, complete.

What's next: Doors open to the public with a free admission day Oct. 24.

Gigi Sukin
Oct 15, 2021 - Real Estate

Hot Homes: Dipping a toe in the Golden pool, starting at $850K

23716 Sunrose Ln. Photo courtesy of Usaj Realty

The Denver metro housing market saw an inventory spike last month, with a 10.86% jump compared with August, per the latest Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends Report.

Between the lines: Now could be a perfect time to pluck your dream home off the market.

John Frank
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Colorado activist played big role in Donald Trump's "Big Lie"

Photo illustration of Donald trump speaking with quotes from his election night speech in the background
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A far-right activist who hosted a podcast went public with a fantastical claim just weeks ahead of the 2020 election.

Driving the news: Colorado’s Joe Oltmann says he listened to a phone call hosted by left-wing "antifa" activists in September 2020.

John Frank
Oct 14, 2021 - COVID

Colorado hits new COVID milestones amid fifth wave

Data: N.Y. Times; Cartogram: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Colorado topped 8,000 deaths linked to COVID-19, and hospitalizations are at their highest point this year as a fifth wave goes unabated.

By the numbers: Colorado stands out nationwide as one of only nine states experiencing increasing rates through Oct. 12.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 14, 2021 - News

Colorado's billionaires are getting richer

Charles "Charlie" Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network Corp., at a panel discussion in 2012. Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The pockets of Colorado's billionaires deepened during the pandemic — with some more than doubling in size.

Driving the news: Seven Coloradans made the latest Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, and each has more money than ever before.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 14, 2021 - News

What to do in Denver this weekend

Illustration of an animated neutral emoji changing into a smiling-with-sunglasses emoji.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

From fall festivals and football to art shows, marathons and more, this weekend in Denver has a little bit for everyone.

What's going on: Watch a Halloween-themed movie on Friday in Greenwood Village’s Marjorie Park, where you can snack on carnival treats, sip hot chocolate and play yard games. Upgraded seats and wine packages are also available.

John Frank
Oct 14, 2021 - News

Historic downtown Denver bed and breakfast hits market at $4M

 The Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. Photos courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

A Denver landmark dating back to the late 19th century is hitting the market today.

Driving the news: The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast on Tremont Place downtown is listed at $4 million, according to LIV Sotheby's International Realty, the broker.