By Tynin Fries
email@example.com / @TyninFries
Congrats! You made it to Friday.
Today is a great day because it’s National Colorado Day AND it’s National Grilled Cheese Day! The National Day Calendar started celebrating each state in the order they entered the union, so today celebrates Colorado as the 38th state to join. This is no way discounts The Centennial State’s birthday on Aug. 1.
Also, treat yourself and go have a grilled cheese today. The best grilled cheese I’ve ever had was from a small biz called Nice N Cheesy in Dublin, Ireland.
GET THE ROUNDUP: SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE HERE!
+ Today’s Weather: Something called “thundersnow” is coming to Denver.
+ From the Opinion Page: “Herman Cain is a joke that the Fed can’t afford,” writes Matt O’Brien, a reporter for Wonkblog covering economic affairs.
+ Ask Amy: Feeling Stressed got more than she bargained for when she volunteered to help plan a friend’s baby shower. Do these things usually include music, catered food, decorations and more than 50 guests?
|//li.denverpost.com/imp?s=128706&sz=1×firstname.lastname@example.org&p=041219123006” height=”1″ width= “10”/>
||//li.denverpost.com/imp?s=128707&sz=1×email@example.com&p=041219123006” height=”1″ width=”10″/>
Although it’s the “best place to live” in Colorado, you’ve probably never heard of this neighborhood
A view of the Holly Hills neighborhood from Google Earth. (Google Earth)
The “best place to live” in Colorado is probably a place you’ve never heard of. It’s not Aspen, Boulder or even Cherry Creek. According to Niche, it’s Holly Hills. Not only was Holly Hills named the best place to live, but it also was named the best place to retire and the best place to raise a family.
“Holly Hills rose to No. 1 by excelling in factors like cost of living, local housing, area public schools, diversity and walkability.”
Jessica Hair, Niche spokeswoman
Kalyn Heffernan: The rapper who’s “rolling” for Denver mayor
Mayoral candidate Kalyn Rose Heffernan in her home April 1, 2019, Denver. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
“The system is made to keep people like me out. Not enough of us are engaging in this system, and there’s a reason for it. That’s my role as an artist — re-imagining what it is to campaign … re-imagining what politics looks like.”
Denver mayoral candidate Kalyn Rose Heffernan
Kalyn Rose Heffernan didn’t know what would happen when she published a video of herself rolling around the state Capitol with a painted-on mustache. Maybe it would get people talking. Maybe they’d laugh. Or maybe, as it happened, she would end up on Denver’s mayoral election ballot for 2019, Andrew Kenney writes.
More denver mayor’s race profiles
University of Colorado regent says presidential announcement rushed: “We need the press and the public to do the job in vetting him”
“I have not made up my mind on this candidate, period. The board majority was interested in moving him forward, and I thought that was a good decision at the time because I wanted to hear what the campuses had to say about him.”
University of Colorado Regent Linda Shoemaker, D-Boulder
It took less than a day for criticism to emerge after the CU Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously recommended Mark R. Kennedy as the sole presidential finalist to succeed President Bruce Benson.
Now, in the wake of complaints over the 61-year-old president of the University of North Dakota’s votes in Congress against gay marriage and to restrict abortion rights in the early 2000s, it’s been suggested that Benson’s backgrounded hadn’t been sufficiently reviewed prior to the announcement, Elizabeth Hernandez and Judith Kohler report.
By The Numbers
Ian Desmond warms up during batting practice before the Colorado Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 9. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
+ Average number of strikeouts per game for Rockies batters entering Thursday’s series opener in San Francisco — one of the big reasons Colorado’s offense is slumping.
+ Degrees difference in average temperature (Fahrenheit) between the Denver Water Department’s downtown weather station and those recorded at Denver International Airport between 1998 and 2018.
+ Money raised by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner during the first three months of 2019 for his 2020 re-election bid.
+ Days of jail time a mother-daughter team will serve after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from clients of their now-shuttered Cherry Creek title insurance companies.
|//li.denverpost.com/imp?s=128709&sz=1×firstname.lastname@example.org&p=041219123006” height=”1″ width= “10”/>
||//li.denverpost.com/imp?s=128710&sz=1×email@example.com&p=041219123006” height=”1″ width=”10″/>
Every spring, The Denver Post puts out a weekly gardening section covering everything from basic terminology to tips for stopping Japanese beetles. While this runs in print, we’ll also be including a short gardening section here every Friday. Hope you enjoy and may your tomato plants flourish.
A custom Cedar gate with lattice and an arbor offers a warm welcome to a home in Denver. (Photo provided by Tree Frog Working.com)
The right garden gate can make the perfect opening and closing statements. But which one is best for you?
So you’re thinking about getting a garden gate. Good for you! But how do you decide on the proper gate? Do you want an antique gate, wooden gate, or, heck, why not a metal gate? Here’s a rundown on each style to help you decide.
Heather Balogh Rochfort soaks in the views after descending Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in August 2017. (Provided by Will Rochfort)
+ If you don’t spend your weekend gardening, maybe spend it appreciating Rocky Mountain National Park. Here’s a 48-hour guide to make the most of your visit in honor of National Park Week. — The Know Outdoors
+ The Denver Indie Comics & Art Expo (DiNK) returns to Civic Center park’s McNichols Building this weekend. — The Know
+ Plan ahead for next weekend by picking what you want to eat on Easter. If you don’t plan on cooking, here are 10 places serving Easter brunch in Denver. If you do eat out, stuff a few peeps in your bag for dessert. — The Know
Denver International Airport on October 20, 2016. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
+ Prior to last month’s crash in Ethiopia, Boeing disclosed in a legal document that its large, upgraded 737s could not be used at high/hot airports — like Denver International Airport.
+ Legend High School athletic director and basketball coach Kevin Boley is under investigation for “inappropriate conduct.”
+ Aurora West College Preparatory Academy’s principal is on administrative leave after an incident in which another administrator allegedly showed her a gun and threatened coworkers.
+ A former Denver fire lieutenant was charged with secretly planting a recording device in the changing room used by a female colleague.
+ A man was shot dead in the 100 block of South Yuma Street on Thursday morning.
+ Gov. Jared Polis established a commission to support employee-owned businesses — aka cooperatives.
+ A former staffer at a Castle Rock secondary school pleaded guilty to taking upskirt videos of students.
+ Colorado native David Bernhardt was confirmed as Interior secretary by the U.S. Senate — the seventh from the state.
+ The Colorado State Board of Education voted down the first candidate to turn around the troubled Adams County School District 14.
+ A public health advisory has been issued for marijuana products from a local retailer that could potentially contain harmful chemicals.
+ A bill expanding Colorado’s immigrant driver’s license program is headed to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk.
+ A bill solidifying controversial rule changes to Colorado’s sales tax collection system is moving its way through the Capitol.
+ DU saw its national championship dreams dashed with a heartbreaking overtime loss in the semifinals of the Frozen Four.
What We’re Reading
+ In the news biz, we have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. The hate part of it comes from empty promises to feature local news. A Nieman Lab analysis looked at the content included in Facebook’s “Today In,” which is supposed to feature local news. They found that the local news sections were filled with car crashes, sex offenders, house fires and shootings with very little “community” found anywhere. — Nieman Lab
Want to help with the lack of local news? Become a subscriber today.
+ 🌱 Us millennials are blamed for killing a lot of things, but house plants isn’t one of them. The once moribund houseplant market is bouncing back. This Bloomberg article says the rebound correlated with millennials “delaying parenthood” and wanting to connect with nature. — Bloomberg
+ My friend wrote this piece after moving to a new city and discovering everyone was obsessed with calendar invites. That spin class, happy hour drink or plan to watch all the Marvel movies before “Endgame” comes out wasn’t going to happen unless it was on the calendar. — San Francisco Chronicle
Song of the Day
Song: “All Mixed Up”
Sounds like: On the birthday of guitarist and band founder Nick Hexum, I give you 311’s best offering in a massive catalog of OK. The band’s blend of rock, ska and hip-hop was a popular musical cocktail when this song was released — a genre done best by Sublime. But this song isn’t bad. Much like Hexum’s frosty tips, it fits its time and place just fine. — Matt Schubert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
Get in Touch
Remember, if you see something that doesn’t look right or just have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at email@example.com or yell at me on Twitter.