Connect with us

News

Hawaii’s mountains brace for a blizzard while Colorado continues in a snow drought

Published

on

Hawaii’s mountains brace for a blizzard while Colorado continues in a snow drought

Hawaii sits 20 degrees of latitude south of where Colorado sits, has mostly a tropical climate and is surrounded by ocean, yet, portions of the island chain are bracing for blizzard conditions. While Colorado is no stranger to blizzard conditions, this season all types of frozen precipitation have been quite rare.

It is fairly common for the highest elevations (above 11,000 feet) in Hawaii to receive snow, which means the peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea are often the most likely places to see it occur. A Kona low is what is drawing in a lot of moisture from the south while a cold front sweeps through bringing the chill needed atop the biggest mountains. Of course, not all of Hawaii is going to see snow. The lower elevations are bracing for several inches of rain and mudslides in the coming days.

The weather in Hawaii right now is pretty active. There are flood watches, high surf warnings, high wind warnings and blizzard warnings in effect across the archipelago chain.  This weekend in paradise is likely to be a bit of a washout for the folks who live or are vacationing there. Up to 8 inches of rain may fall on the Big Island this weekend, while up to a foot of snow impacts the highest peaks. Winds will gust up to 100 mph at times on the mountaintops while lower elevations brace for 40-60 mph winds. On top of this, the coastal areas of the Big Island are expecting 20- to 30-foot waves this weekend as a result of this Kona low.

This is the weather, minus the big surf, that we so desperately need here in Colorado. Rain or snow is severely lacking and temperatures are drying things out even faster thanks to how anomalously warm they have been. Some places across Colorado just hit their hottest temperature ever recorded in December.

google news

News

South Park Hill: Walkable neighborhood draws young families

Published

on

South Park Hill: Walkable neighborhood draws young families

South Park Hill offers homebuyers a walkable neighborhood tucked into a busy metro area. One of the oldest Denver neighborhoods, South Park Hill, borders City Park and offers residents quick access to the park, Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

“If you want to live in the city and get a great house with a great yard, that’s South Park Hill inside and out,” says Natalie Hengel, 8z real estate agent.

The neighborhood is conveniently located 5 miles from downtown and 5 miles from Cherry Creek, and it features a variety of restaurants, stores, and playgrounds.

“I use my car all week,” says Hengel, who has lived in the neighborhood since 2013. “On the weekends, you have everything you need here and can walk or bike to it.”

What’s available?

South Park Hill primarily offers single-family homes built in the 1900s to 1950s. It features a mix of classic Denver squares, bungalows, and Tudors.

The Denver Square, known as a foursquare home in other parts of the United States, was popular from the mid-1890s to the late 1930s. The two-story brick homes remain popular because they are easy to update and remodel.

There are a few scrapes and new builds but few duplexes in the neighborhood, Hengel says.

The average home price is $800,000, and houses stay on the market for about three days.

“For $750,000 to $850,000, you can get a good house that feels a bit more dated,” Hengel says. “If you want something that’s more updated, you’ll cross over the $1 million mark.”

Who’s moving in?

South Park Hill appeals to first-time homebuyers who are expecting a baby or want to start a family. The neighborhood also appeals to move-up buyers. But once people move into the neighborhood, they rarely want to leave, Hengel says.

The neighborhood also draws people who work at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s especially popular with doctors who need to be on call,” Hengel says.

Get to know the neighborhood

“This is a really fun neighborhood,” Hengel says. “It’s a family-friendly, front-porch kind of neighborhood. It’s easy to make friends with your neighbors.”

Popular neighborhood area businesses include:

23rd Avenue and Kearney Street: Cake Crumbs Bakery and Cafe, Dardano’s School of Gymnastics, and Oblio’s Pizza.

23rd Avenue and Dexter Street: Honey Hill Cafe, Spinelli’s Market, and The Cherry Tomato.

29th Avenue and Fairfax Street: Long Table Brew House, Em’s Ice Cream, Sexy Pizza, Crock Spot, and Trellis Wine Bar.

The news and editorial staffs of The Denver Post had no role in this post’s preparation.

google news
Continue Reading

News

Colorado has recovered nearly nine in 10 of the jobs lost during early months of pandemic

Published

on

Colorado has recovered nearly nine in 10 of the jobs lost during early months of pandemic

Colorado employers added enough jobs in December to help push the unemployment rate below 5% for the first time since the pandemic started, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.1% in November to 4.8% in December, but it remains significantly higher than the U.S. adjusted rate of 3.9% and the low 2.8% rate seen in February 2020. Colorado’s rate translates into 154,300 people in the state who meet the official definition of unemployed, per a household survey.

Colorado employers added 9,000 nonfarm jobs between November and December on a seasonally adjusted basis while the number of jobs added between October and November was revised higher to 14,100 versus the 9,800 initially reported.

“Right now, the momentum is strong enough to win out over the headwinds but the combination of omicron, inflation, labor shortages and supply-chain disruptions have prevented the state from growing at a faster rate,” said Broomfield economist Gary Horvath. “Most likely, we can add interest rate hikes and a mid-term election to that list.”

The full brunt of the surge in omicron cases hadn’t appeared yet when the employment statistics were gathered in mid-December. The rapid and record-setting wave of infections likely didn’t put the brakes on the recovery, although it might have slowed hiring in leisure and hospitality, which added only 900 jobs month-over-month in December. For the year, that sector added 85,600 jobs, more than half the overall gain of 152,000 jobs in the state in 2021.

Job gains last month were strongest in professional and business service, which rose by 1,900 positions month-over-month. Financial activities rose by 1,200 positions while government employers added a net 1,100 jobs and manufacturing added 1,000. Educational and health services dropped 200 jobs in the month.

For all of 2021, the only sector that ended the year with fewer workers than it started with was construction, which shed 1,000 payroll jobs despite strong demand for both residential and commercial projects.

google news
Continue Reading

News

After record season, Miami Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle gets a display at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Published

on

Dolphins’ Brandon Jones to miss second straight game; Jaelan Phillips active vs. Giants

Jaylen Waddle is the latest Dolphin to get into the the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

At least his jersey is.

On Jan. 9, Waddle, set the NFL record for receptions in a season by a rookie. On Friday, the shrine in Canton, Ohio, announced that the throwback jersey he wore that day would be on display.

Waddle, who finished the season with 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns, broke an 18-year-old record held by Pahokee legend Anquan Boldin. In 2003, Boldin caught 101 passes for 1,377 yards and eight touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Dolphins linebacking great Zach Thomas has hopes of becoming the 17th Dolphins player coach or executive to earn enshrinement, when the final voting results are announced on Feb. 10, three days before the Super Bowl in Los Angeles.

The 10 people who spent the majority or entirety of their careers with the Dolphins and are already enshrined in the Hall of Fame: Paul Warfield, Larry Csonka, Jim Langer, Bob Griese, Larry Little, Don Shula, Dwight Stephenson, Nick Buoniconti, Dan Marino, and Jason Taylor.

Additionally, six other shorter-term former members of the Dolphins franchise — Jimmy Johnson, Junior Seau, Cris Carter, Thurman Thomas, Bobby Beathard and Bill Parcells — also are enshrined.

google news
Continue Reading

Trending