Megan Verlee http://kmuw.org en Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' http://kmuw.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 28051 at http://kmuw.org Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred http://kmuw.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 10273 at http://kmuw.org New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches http://kmuw.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 21:28:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 6317 at http://kmuw.org Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches Residents Struggle With Tragedy's 'Stain' On Aurora http://kmuw.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 2758 at http://kmuw.org Residents Struggle With Tragedy's 'Stain' On Aurora In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In http://kmuw.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 2589 at http://kmuw.org In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In