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Omicron is wreaking havoc on Denver's public safety agencies.
Omicron is still leading to major COVID-19 outbreaks, even as the pandemic trend lines in Colorado are improving.
Driving the news: One of the largest new outbreaks — at 34 people — is at the state laboratory, where 15% of Colorado's coronavirus tests are processed, new data released Wednesday shows.
Steve Mercia pauses for a moment when asked what it takes to be a professional snow sculptor.
- "It takes a special person," he says finally. "You get cold, you get wet. There has to be a passion."
Outdoor Retailer's decision five years ago to move its massive, twice-a-year trade show to Denver marked a tipping point for the state's outdoor recreation industry.
- Now, with the OR Snow Show arriving this week, Colorado officials are scrambling to convince its operator to stay put.
Denver Public Schools is supporting an elementary school's plans to participate in a Black Lives Matter week of action despite outrage from conservative sectors.
Driving the news: Centennial Elementary in the Berkeley neighborhood will take part on Monday in the national program that emphasizes racial and gender diversity, as well as restorative justice and empathy.
The nominee to lead Denver's public safety department is outlining his vision ahead of his confirmation — but criminal justice reform advocates remain skeptical that real progress can be achieved.
Driving the news: Mayor Michael Hancock's new pick for public safety director, Armando Saldate, met Tuesday with the task force that put forward more than 100 recommendations to "reimagine" public safety in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
The beloved truffles, rainbow-flecked cookies and cakes from New York City's Milk Bar chain have landed in Denver thanks to an exclusive partnership with DoorDash, Axios Denver has learned.
Why it matters: The signature desserts are now available for delivery and takeout across the city.
The 10-day labor dispute dominating Denver-area King Soopers and City Market grocery stores is over, but workers' battle to secure better benefits rages on.
Driving the news: Union members on Monday voted to ratify a three-year agreement that strengthens their rights and ends the strike that sent more than 8,000 employees to the picket lines.