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Fired Colorado handyman, 56, accused of intentionally blowing up an apartment complex

Todd Perkins (above), 56, was arrested on Monday after police identified him as the architect of an explosion at a Denver apartment in August. He’s been charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson Todd Perkins (above), 56, was arrested on Monday after police identified him as the architect of an explosion at a Denver […]

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Final Four ref, Denver radio pioneer Irv Brown dies at 83

DENVER (AP) — Irv Brown, the Final Four referee who also coached baseball at University of Colorado, did color commentary on ESPN’s first college football broadcast and pioneered sports radio in Denver, died Sunday. He was 83. Brown’s nephew confirmed the death. Officials at CU said he died of complications from a brief illness. Brown […]

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Food Banks In Denver Stretched Thin By Government Shutdown

DENVER, CO –The partial government shutdown, which President Trump said will end Friday its 36th day, has put a strain on local food pantries in Colorado and across the country. Major social safety net programs hadn’t dried up, but those who depend on them increasingly worried as the shutdown lingered. The deal to end the […]

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Home sales slowed across most of Colorado in 2018

Metro Denver’s housing market saw sales slide and prices continue to rise last year, and that pattern dominated across much of the state, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Association of Realtors. Colorado Springs and El Paso County, the next biggest housing market after metro Denver, suffered a 5.5-percent drop in single-family sales […]

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Life after Terry Ragan: Conditions at southeast Colorado Springs apartments improving, but at a cost

Nearly eight months after Terry Ragan sold his seven apartment complexes to a Denver-area real estate company, life is gradually improving for tenants at the decrepit, bug-infested apartments primarily in southeast Colorado Springs. New stoves, air conditioners and dishwashers are replacing appliances that stopped working long ago. Requests to fix them were ignored while Ragan […]

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After coaching decision, Broncos GM John Elway still has lengthy to-do list

It figures to be a busy offseason for Broncos general manager John Elway. What has felt like an endless season for the Broncos ends Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Did the Broncos really start 2-0? Were they really leading undefeated Kansas City by 10 points in Week 4 only to lose? Do they really […]

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Last Weekend Before Christmas: Things To Do In Denver

DENVER, CO – There’s one more weekend before Christmas to enjoy the holiday excitement. How will you spend it? You can fight the crowds for last-minute shopping or take part in one of these Denver events – some of them off the beaten path – for your last pre-Christmas weekend. Denver’s Christkindl Market – in […]

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Denver nonprofit Family HomeStead helps homeless families find stability

Tahliiya Harris, 6, left, and her brother, Darnell, 3, read a book at the Family Homestead apartments November 29, 2018. Tahliiya’a mother, Natalya Moore, single mother of three children, has lived at the apartment complex for two months re-establishing herself while taking care of her kids. In 40 years of helping homeless families get back […]

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HUD Files Disability Discrimination Fair Housing Charge Against Denver, CO Property

Acting on a complaint initially filed back in 2016, just yesterday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formally charged the owners, architect, and builder of an apartment building (with 164 units on six floors) in Denver, Colorado with housing discrimination for failing to make the property accessible to residents with disabilities. In […]

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On The Block: Rent, Office Space, Big Fish and other movie titles related to Denver metro real estate scene

It’s Thanksgiving week, and at On The Block we’re not only looking forward to turkey and stuffing, we’re thankful for the positive feedback we’ve gotten from readers to our newsletter. Keep letting us know what you think, and feel free to share ideas, news tips and, yes, even a critique. Email at business@denverpost.com. And if […]