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PHOTOS: Denver’s most haunting Halloween homes

Halloween decorations 2021
A giant spider and web covers a Wash Park house. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios

Costumes and eclectic candy collections aren’t the only ways to get into the seasonal spirit.

What to watch: Oversized spider webs, skeletons on chairlifts at "Screamboat," and evil inflatables are on display around Denver. Whether you’re hosting a spooky celebration or stocking up for trick-or-treaters, decking out your dwelling with funny or frightening Halloween decorations is a must this season.

Congress Park Halloween decorations Denver 2021
The "Ghoulggenheim Booseum," a skeleton gallery in Capitol Hill. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
City Park House Denver Halloween 2021
City Park Halloween decorations. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
Enter the guarded gates of this Country Club home — if you dare. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
Cherry Creek Halloween homes 2021
A grim warning outside a Denver Country Club home. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
A "Screamboat" chairlift outside a Wash Park home. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
Hillbilly skeletons playing banjos, as they naturally do, on the front porch of a home in Denver’s La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
Halloween decorations 2021
Beware the bones. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
Dragons creepy, yet cool enough to keep up year-round at this Country Club residence. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
Cherry Creek Denver Halloween 2021
An unsettling mannequin staged outside a Denver home. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
A super-duper creepy and nearly life-size fallen angel guards a corner of this Country Club home. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
R.I.P to all the souls laid to rest (buried or not) at this mass graveyard in Capitol Hill. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
Denver Halloween 2021
A City Park spook fest. Photo: Gigi Sukin/Axios
Alayna Alvarez
5 hours ago - News

Colorado predicted to have a warmer, drier winter

NOAA; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios; Data: NOAA; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

The return of La Niña for the second straight year means winter in Colorado will bring warmer temperatures and less precipitation than normal, according to a new forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Why it matters: Dry conditions have fueled some of Colorado's most devastating wildfires, including last year's East Troublesome blaze, which raged for more than a month and destroyed nearly 194,000 acres.

John Frank
5 hours ago - News

Colorado beer industry makes strides in sustainability

These two tanks will hold 500 pounds of Co2. Photo: Lauren Mims/The Clinic

For breweries, it's not enough to make good beer. It needs to be sustainably made, too.

Driving the news: The movement is apparent in Colorado, where big and small brewers are making investments to minimize their environmental impact.

John Frank
Oct 22, 2021 - News

Meet the candidates: Denver school board

Top row, left to right: Karolina Villagrana, Gene Fashaw, Mike DeGuire. Bottom row, left to right: Michelle Quattlebaum, Jose Silva, Carrie Olson, Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán.

A majority of the Denver school board seats are at stake in the 2021 election — including three that represent neighborhood districts, Chalkbeat reports.

What's happening: The races cover a vast swath of the city — southwest's District 2, the southeast's District 3 and northeast's District 4.

John Frank
Oct 22, 2021 - News

Michael Porter Jr. emerges as prominent COVID-19 vaccine skeptic

Michael Porter Jr. poses for a photo
Michael Porter Jr. Photo: Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. steps onto the court at Ball Arena Friday unvaccinated against the coronavirus.

Why it matters: The 23-year-old shooter is emerging as one of the NBA's most vocal skeptics of the COVID-19 vaccine — and among the most prominent in Colorado.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 22, 2021 - News

Your tips and tricks for Halloween 2021

Kids dressed up for Halloween grabbing candy
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Two years into the pandemic, we're dusting off the cobwebs that crept into our Halloween plans.

  • So we asked: How old is too old and how late is too late to go trick-or-treating?
Gigi Sukin
Oct 22, 2021 - Real Estate

Hot Homes: Calming market brings Denver 6 houses under $2M

2921 S Franklin St. Englewood, CO
2921 S Franklin St. Photo: Teri Fotheringham

The Denver metro's real estate market steadied in September, per Zillow's latest Market Report, as inventory increased, monthly home appreciation shrunk and listings spent more time on the market compared with August.

By the numbers: The share of listings with price cuts hit 17%, up about 2% from August. Meanwhile, available inventory grew 0.6% since August and stands 54.3% below pre-pandemic levels dating to September 2019.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 22, 2021 - News

The National Western Stock Show is here to stay — with or without 2E

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, center, speaks at a 2014 press conference at the National Western Complex. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

What you see isn't always what you get when it comes to the 2021 political mailers touting Ballot Measure 2E.

Be smart: 2E is Mayor Michael Hancock's pitch to put $190 million in bonds toward a new "state-of-the-art" arena on the National Western Center campus and convert its 112-year-old former arena into a public market.