What’s a giant bear worth? The price tags of everything in Denver’s $35 million art collection

This is what happens when Denver hands out millions of dollars and invites artists to have a field day.

Why does a demonic horse guard an airport terminal stocked with surreal paintings and a faux-ancient temple in Denver?

Because that’s what happens when you hand out millions of dollars and invite artists to have a field day.


Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 24

Today’s news roundup includes an explainer on the condos Denver loves to hate, a mysterious skyscraper plan, dog rentals, the new RTD card and more.

Hi. Today’s news roundup includes an explainer on the condos Denver loves to hate, a mysterious skyscraper plan, dog rentals, the new RTD card and more.

An aerial view of Denver circa 1945 shows the Colorado State Capitol at bottom. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
An aerial view of Denver circa 1945 shows the Colorado State Capitol at bottom. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Man accused in Denver homeless murder is suspected in Englewood pond killing too

Makhail Anthony Purpera, 29, is suspected of killing two people early in November 2016.

Makhail Anthony Purpera, 29, is suspected of killing two people early in November 2016.

He originally was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Wayland Busby in Denver, and now he’s been connected to the killing of Patrick Steven Murphy in Englewood.

Purpera has been in Denver’s jail since November and remains there today. He also has been identified as “Mikhail” and “Pistol Pete.”