By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Siblings Day, so if you have one or a dozen in your life, call to say “I love you” or annoy them. Whatever works.
Celebrating birthdays today include actor Steven Seagal (67), actor David Harbour (44) and singer/actress Mandy Moore (35).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Bomb Cyclone II: Electric Bugaloo.
+ From the opinion page: “Why do we believe Americans spend too much money on coffee and avocado toast?” writes Helaine Olen, author of “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.”
+ Ask Amy: Loving Daughter is pondering whether she should lease her car to her mom, who financed nearly half the cost of the vehicle and paid for her insurance.
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Denver mayoral race
The reckoning of Denver’s boomtown mayor: Can Michael Hancock survive success?
Denver mayor Michael Hancock poses for a portrait in Chaffee Park on April 7, 2019 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
The latest in our series of profiles on the candidates for mayor in Denver’s May 7 election takes to the incumbent, Michael Hancock.
Hancock’s ascendant biography once enraptured the city. He got national attention after winning the mayorship in 2011, a man who had come from nothing to lead America’s next boomtown. Eight years later, it’s a far different story, Andrew Kenney writes.
From handcrafted to high-tech: Beer brewing is changing and a Colorado college is leading the way
“It’s getting back to some of the basic science of how you do things and how you brew beer, but then also keeping tabs on all of the steps.”
Christian Grossenbacher, Emerson VP of food and beverage
CSU and multinational technology and engineering firm Emerson announced plans Tuesday for the Emerson Brewing Innovation Center, a forthcoming lab space that will bring some of the latest in brewing technology to the school.
Set to open in Gifford Building in the fall, the center will be home to two brewing systems built by an Emerson partner company, Joe Rubino reports.
Why snow totals don’t matter as much as you might think
Michael McMahon uses a snow blower to clear heavy, wet snow from his sidewalk near Cornell Avenue and Cherry Street after a blizzard March 13, 2019. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
There is an implicit curiosity about snowfall amounts, and, for the most part, it’s rooted in good reason: Snow impacts everything in our day-to-day lives. Lots of those impacts are determined by how much snow actually falls, though not always, meteorologist Chris Bianchi explains.
+ Some airlines are offering travel waivers at DIA as Front Range prepares for winter blast.
+ Both the Rockies and Rapids have postponed their games tonight.
+ The latest look at Colorado blizzard travel alerts.
+ More than 600 Denver International Airport flights have been cancelled (including mine) in advance of blizzard. The number is climbing.
+ What to do if your power goes out during Wednesday’s blizzard.
By the Numbers
This image made from video aired on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday, April 9. 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
How much James Holzhauer won on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. The previous mark was $77,000 by Roger Craig in 2010.
The position in the NHL draft that the Colorado Avalanche will pick. Here’s a look at how the Avs’ top-four picks have fared over the years.
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Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained an image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon. (Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.)
+ “We have seen what we thought was unseeable”: Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole.
+ JUST IN: University of Colorado selects Mark Kennedy, former Minnesota congressman, as sole finalist to lead 4-campus system.
+ Here are 10 Easter brunches to find around Denver in 2019. — The Know
+ “This is a First Amendment violation”: Colorado State University student newspapers were thrown out as police investigate.
+ Colorado full-day kindergarten bill receives nothing but gold stars in first hearing.
+ Paid family leave plan advances in Colorado Senate after a rocky rollout.
+ Thornton grounds “peeping drones” with new regulations on unmanned aerial vehicles.
+ What about a blobfish? Colorado author Jason Gruhl believes small humans can think big.
+ Broncos’ preseason schedule is out.
+ For Troy Terry, a Frozen Four road trip with the DU Pioneers is cooler than a million bucks, Mark Kiszla writes.
+ Colorado to consider letting its colleges pay student athletes, whether the NCAA likes it or not.
+ The name of the 2019 Denver Pop Culture Con beer is … — The Know
+ Three carjacking suspects have been arrested after exchanging gunfire with Denver police.
+ A Colorado woman intended to drive a car with her children inside off of a cliff, police say.
+ A swastika was burned into asphalt near a Denver elementary school playground.
+ A Denver police officer once tied to a swinger scandal has been fired for sexually harassing an intern during a ride along.
+ A Denver officer has been suspended for using police database to look up a strip club dancer — later found dead — for personal reasons.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at the best ways to cook eggs, and provides a recipe for Clafoutis Madeleine.
+ Recipe: Vegetarian mapo tofu. This meat-free version of a popular Sichuan dish boasts tender tofu draped in a savory, mouth-numbing sauce, Becky Krystal writes.
+ Recipe: Crispy baked chicken wings. I tried this recipe on Sunday and I have one thing to say: Parmesan is a game-changer for chicken. That flakey, cheesy goodness added a different texture and a welcome creamy flavor. One tweak for you spicy eaters: Add a honey habanero kick to this for a potent yet sweet kick. — Allrecipes
+ Recipe: Homemade Almond Joy. Cathy Barrow has a take on making the classic chocolate bar at home.
+ Video: From purple wedding pigeon pie to Dothraki blood pie, Andrew Rea tries making food from “Game of Thrones.” — Binging with Babish
+ Cocktail: Kahlua hot chocolate. Since it’s supposed to be all wintery tonight, here’s a sweet, boozy recipe to keep you warm (marshmallows optional). — Damn Delicious
What We’re Reading
+ Season eight of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday. Need a recap of what happened through the first seven seasons? Here’s a 52-minute run-through of the series. — Screen Junkies
+ To some Colorado parents, vaccines are a no-brainer. To others, they’re battlegrounds. — CPR
+ Hollywood is churning out dozens of new languages. Here’s an interview with the master. — Vox
+ Tax day is Monday. Here’s how to file a tax extension for 2019. — USA Today
Song of the Day
Song: “Mountain Sound”
Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Sounds like: Upbeat and carefree. The Icelandic group’s 2012 album “My Head Is An Animal” is one of my favorite soundtracks for a road trip. Since I’m heading to their homeland
tomorrow Friday — hopefully — (stupid snowstorm), it seems fitting to feature them.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
Remember, if you see something that doesn’t look right or just — as my third-grade teacher Mr. Regas would say — have a question, comment or concern, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or holler at me on Twitter.