Megan Verlee http://kvpr.org en Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' http://kvpr.org/post/pastor-leads-new-brand-church-sinners-and-saints It's Sunday evening, and services are just getting underway at the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. Nearly 200 worshipers sit in circles of plastic chairs around a simple altar table. Together they follow traditional Christian rites. They sit. They stand. They sing.<p>The congregation here resembles the crowd at a downtown bookshop — hipsters and college professors, gay couples and Democratic grandmas. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:42:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 26280 at http://kvpr.org Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' Student Opens Fire At Colo. High School, Wounds 2, Kills Self http://kvpr.org/post/student-opens-fire-colo-high-school-wounds-2-kills-self A student armed with a shotgun opened fire at a Colorado high school, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday. Police said the shooter injured two fellow students at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., before killing himself. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 25846 at http://kvpr.org New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred http://kvpr.org/post/new-lives-emerge-colo-wildfire-ashes-still-scarred West of the city of Colorado Springs, trees charred by the summer's wildfire scar the steep foothills. The Waldo Canyon fire destroyed more than 300 homes in June.<p>Now, that devastated neighborhood is coming back to life, with construction workers swarming over half-completed houses. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:11:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 8520 at http://kvpr.org New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches http://kvpr.org/post/aurora-colo-tries-capitalize-its-ethnic-riches Aurora, Colo., became a familiar name this summer, in the wake of a mass shooting at a local movie theater.<p>But there's much more to this Denver suburb than the recent tragedy. Just ask Ethiopian immigrant Fekade Balcha. Balcha's apartment, on Aurora's north side, sits in a dense neighborhood of squat brick apartment buildings and tiny homes.<p>"You see, in our apartment, there are Russians, Mexicans, Africans," Balcha says. "From Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, and something like that."<p>Aurora is a real mixing bowl of a city, with more than 90 languages spoken in the public schools. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:29:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 4661 at http://kvpr.org Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches Residents Struggle With Tragedy's 'Stain' On Aurora http://kvpr.org/post/residents-struggle-tragedys-stain-aurora As investigators dig deeper into Friday's mass shootings at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora, residents also are trying to piece together what happened and what it means for their city.<p>Aurora is Colorado's third-largest city, but it's probably not one many people had heard of before now.<p>Sitting in a cafe, life-long resident Joseph Nguyen says it's unfair his city will now be associated with the tragic attack that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured.<p>"I mean it's definitely a stain onto our city," he says, "but there's nothing specific about this incident that says Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:24:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 756 at http://kvpr.org Residents Struggle With Tragedy's 'Stain' On Aurora In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In http://kvpr.org/post/fairplay-colo-burro-racing-packs-em <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz7EDScdakA</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:29:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 526 at http://kvpr.org In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In