Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Dec. 4

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A decked-out low-rider. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Even in the daylight, there’s a certain twinkle across the city these days. Read on for a chronology of Denver’s holiday decorating fascination, new art and more from today’s news. 

Woman found dead with sons suffered from depression

Jennifer Laber bought a gun about shortly before she was found dead with her 3- and 5-year-old sons. Her husband says that she suffered from depression. (Denver7)

Civic Center’s been rocking the holiday lights for decades

Every time that the Civic Center holiday lights go up, I end up nostalgically telling three or four people about my childhood memories of going to see the lighting. These historic pictures will make you want to tell someone you know about those holiday lights. (Denverite)

Those nice murals you see around the city are missing something

Politics. Murals have traditionally been a way for communities to assert an identity or to represent a historical event, but business-sponsored murals are becoming more common. (DP)

DaVita’s second office building is starting to peek out

The second office building for DaVita is sneaking up out of its foundation. Check out the pictures to get a sense of how dense Union Station will be when it’s all done. (Denver Infill)

Did you see that crazy line for the Denver Flea Saturday?

There are other things you can do, if crafting isn’t your scene. For instance, you could go check out A Krumpus Story. As always, Ashley’s got you covered. (Denverite.)

The Avalanche lost again

The score wasn’t pretty either; Dallas Stars had three goals to the Avs’ zero goals. (AP)

That’s because they just aren’t that good, says columnist

Don’t scapegoat the coach, don’t think “but we were so close!”, just keep your eye on the roster, writes Terry Frei. (DP)