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John Frank
10 hours ago - Sports

American skier sets new World Cup mark at Beaver Creek

Travis Ganong flies through the air in the super G race at Beaver Creek Resort. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
Travis Ganong flies through the air in the super G race at Beaver Creek Resort. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

American Travis Ganong made history at the FIS World Cup hosted at Beaver Creek Resort over the weekend.

Details: He grabbed his career-first podium in the super G race down the famed Birds of Prey course, finishing third.

Weekend in Denver: Holiday parades and championship football

A Christmas tree with a clock in the star on top.
Maura Losch/Axios

Holiday celebrations are all around this time of year, even if it's not starting to feel a lot like Christmas outside.

Here are our top picks for the week:

Gigi Sukin
Dec 3, 2021 - Real Estate

Hot Homes flying off the market: 5 Denver houses starting at $419K

6024 Geneva St. nate polta // milehimodern
6024 Geneva St. Photo: nate polta /milehimodern

As housing prices have swelled, the possibility for strong returns wooed investors to buy up a record 18.2% of available single-family homes across the country in the third quarter, worth roughly $64 billion, a recent Redfin study found.

Zoom in: Metro Denver's numbers were a relative reflection of national averages, with investors plucking 17% of homes, a jump from their 9% market share in the same quarter last year. The median price investors paid for a Denver home was $508,700, per Redfin.

John Frank
Dec 3, 2021 - Business

How Colorado's best places to work keep employees happy

Illustration of an office chair on a mountain.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Colorado employers are offering unique perks to keep employees satisfied through the pandemic-induced "great resignation" era.

Driving the news: 26 Colorado companies landed on Boulder-based Outside Magazine's annual list of the "50 Best Places to Work" — five of them in the top 10.

John Frank
Dec 2, 2021 - COVID

Omicron variant found in Colorado woman who traveled to Africa

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The Omicron variant is in Colorado.

What we know: An Arapahoe County woman who traveled throughout southern Africa on vacation and returned late last week has Colorado's first confirmed case of the latest COVID-19 variant, officials said Thursday.

Alayna Alvarez
Dec 2, 2021 - News

Denver Broncos rank among most injured NFL teams

Data: ESPN; Table: Axios Visuals

The Denver Broncos ranked sixth among NFL teams with the most injured players as the team enters week 13 against the conference leader Kansas City Chiefs.

Why it matters: As of Wednesday, at least seven Broncos had "questionable" or "doubtful" injury statuses, according to ESPN.

Fermenting food at home is becoming more popular

A ruby sauerkraut in the making. Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images
A ruby sauerkraut in the making. Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Gabe Toth started fermenting in his home kitchen. First, home-brewed beer. Then, pickles. Now, anything.

What's new: He's the author of the book, "The Fermentation Kitchen" from Boulder-based Brewers Publications ,a how-to guide to make bread, cheese, vinegar, kombucha and other fermented foods.

John Frank
Dec 2, 2021 - News

Denver's warm fall weather is not an anomaly

Data: Climate Central; Chart: Axios Visuals

Let's talk about the weather, as we love to do in Colorado.

Even if you daydream about snow, it's hard to deny that this fall ranked as one of the most beautiful in recent memory, and the continued warmth — like today's near-record temperatures — makes for great afternoon walks.